Monday, December 29, 2008


Christmas morning at our house.....
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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

ABC Wednesday "W"

It is ABC Wednesday and W is for Wedding dress. Visit more ABC Wednersday at Mrs. Nesbitt's.
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Saturday, December 20, 2008

A Tuba Boy from Beijing

Bin is my Korean foreign exchange daughter's friend. He had a senior tuba recital this week and Kathleen and I went down to listen to him....he was awesome....I had my doubts about a tuba concert but he was really quite good.
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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The kids


I would say that this picture captures what my kids are like......
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Monday, December 08, 2008


These are the first cousins.....Jackie and Shannon,,,,,,SeaKyung is my Korean foreign exchange daughter and Christine is the daughter of a very good friend......Jeff, you are a hoot....
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Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Who's related to whom?

Can you tell from this photo who is related and who is not? I will share tomorrow the correct answer!(s)
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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Cleaning Cranberries

Eric and Mikey went over to their great aunt's house and wonder of wonders....cranberries needed to be cleaned off the, they didn't ask how, they just cleaned it up....helps to be very tall.....
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Friday, November 28, 2008


Jackie and Shannon.....enjoying Thanksgiving....
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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving dinner for 25 family and friends. Hope yours was as nice as ours!
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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A pair of Spaniels....Sparty and Emma

Sparty is a King Charles Cavalier and Emma is an English Springer Spaniel....very cute don't you think?
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Monday, November 24, 2008


A picture of Sparty......he is up to 11 pounds and is 5 months old.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

A daughter to New Zealand

A daughter getting ready to leave for her trip to New Zealand.....I had no idea where New Zealand was when I was her age........oh well.....times change!!!!
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Friday, November 21, 2008

Returning to Beijing

A son getting ready to return to Beijing.......
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

still a wedding

My older sister, by 17 months , and I with our husbands in the background...I am amazed at how old we are getting and looking.....where does the time go? I still feel 20........sheesh....
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Friday, November 14, 2008

Brothers and Sisters

The bride and her 4 sisters and the groom and his 2 brothers.......
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

1997 to 2008

Eric, Greg, Stephen,Tommy,Michal, Jeffrey, Shannon and Andy 1997 July

Eric, Greg, Stephen, Jeffrey, Shannon, Michal, Teddy Tommy.. 
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Well, some things never change !I think if Andy had been here...he would go in front of Jeffrey but I am not sure! Nov. 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Bride and Groom

We drove 777 miles one way to enjoy the nuptials of this lovely couple.....
Congrats to the Happy Couple.
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Saturday, November 01, 2008

Sparty and Tessie

Sparty adores the point that he follows her everywhere....even in for her afternoon nap!
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Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Birthday, Charley and Shannon!


This was taken at Niagra Falls this summer. Happy Birthday to the both of you!
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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Shannon and Tommy!

Happy Birthday dear Shannon, Happy Birthday to you!! 
Happy Birthday, Tommy!

The oldest grandson (in the middle) and the only granddaughter, share the same birthday.....and today is it......hope both of your birthdays are fabulous in the part of the world you currently are!!!!

Love Mom and Aunt Nene

We really need to do a current picture at the up coming wedding......this one is a hoot!
Tommy, where do you think you are in the line up now? lol

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Friday, October 24, 2008

Water and Girls

 These are my 2 Russian visitors who are now back in Ufa, Russia.....I hope they had as much fun here as I enjoyed their company.....this is Lake Michigan....I know...looks like an ocean! but it is the closest we get to an ocean here in the midwest!!!
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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Happy Birthday Jeffrey!

You and Shannon were goofing around on the way to a serious function...Happy Birthday to one of my most favorite nephews!!
Love Aunt NENE
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Monday, October 13, 2008

A Costa Rican photograph

This is for my blogger friends that have you have never been in an almond tree have you? I know I certainly haven't!
Apparently, Shannon loves to sleep in the trees and wake to the sound of howler monkeys........

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Football Games

This is the University of Illinois football game. I was down yesterday for their Homecoming game. It is tradition to tailgate but THIS is definitely a fan like I have never seen.
Who would want a van with Tailgate written all over it and in ORANGE? Let me assure
you, not me....but these were SERIOUS tailgater's....they had a grill and flags...and just so much stuff.I couldn't get beyond the VAN!

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When my Russian visitors were here, I took them to the high school football game where I take/sell tickets. They were amazed when I told them that this is what happens all over America, every weekend, at every University, College, high school, Junior High school, little every town EVERYWHERE....they could not wrap their mind around that.....Amazing what we take for granted.......