Wednesday, April 30, 2008

ABC Wednesday O is for Orchestra

My Korean(actually she was my foreign exchange student but I call her my 2nd daughter!) daughter's orchestra recital at Roosevelt University with the choir.
Please stop in at Mrs. Nesbitt's place and see all the ABC Participants.

Monday, April 28, 2008

@#$*%^*Word Verification

I am shamelessly stealing this from Tom over at Wigger's Place.
I HATE this feature. Please, enable your blogger moderator if you are getting spammed..this is soooo annoying when it takes 3 or 4 times to type in the word....or whatever it is. Thanks!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

A beautiful cake

In all the excitement of the nephews and great nephew, I would be remiss in not stating that I am absolutely thrilled that Michal has invited Courtney to be part of our family. She is a stunning, charming, intelligent young lady and I adore her.....I only hope she knows what she is letting herself in for! Welcome Miss Courtney!
This is the cake that Courtney's sister made for the engagement party. Her sister is a chef but still....what a cake it was.....I was impressed when she told me she used 32 eggs......yum!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Getting to know you

Teddy wasn't too sure about his FAVORITE GREAT aunt (who is this woman that keeps kissing me???) but once he was down and cruising he was a happy boy!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Another Name TAG!

Another Nametag I could have used for ABC Wednesday....except we didn't have it at the end of the day!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

ABC Wednesday N is for Nametags

Thanks to Jessy and Jeffers for suggesting the name tags from the engagement party...The explanations for the abbreviations....
FAOG.Favorite Aunt of Groom...
GOG....grandma of groom....
LOG ...Landlord of groom and bride....(and boyfriend of GOG)
Hope you have a chance to visit over at Mrs. Nesbitts place for all the ABC participants.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

A trio of women

Michal, my nephew, was quite concerned that feelings would be hurt with my description of who was at his engagement in MY name tag read "FAOG"...translation.....FAVORITE Aunt of Groom.....and he was/is afraid that his other aunts...of which he has a few....might get their noses out of joint....well, here is the answer to that....if they came, they could put whatever they wanted on their name I was your only aunt that came....I chose that moniker! ...besides else will Teddy learn how to say my FAVORITE GREAT aunt unless his uncle Michal practices it???!!!
This is me, my mom and my younger sister, Tina....mother of the groom!

Monday, April 21, 2008

A Manassas Engagement party

Here is the only picture I have of the groom and bride to be....I am falling down on the photo job!

The others that are here ----Bill-my mother's significant other or boyfriend or gentleman friend...(really, Mom, you need to decide what we should say!!!!); my mom, Avis; my BIL and father of the groom -Tom; my sister-Tina; my nephew --the groom, Michal...(without an "E"); his fiance, Courtney; my great nephew(baby) Teddy and his parents, Becky and Tommy (my oldest nephew). I am in the back row with my younger nephew, Jeffrey and his girlfriend, Jessy.....A lovely day was had by all.....but about those presents I didn't get to see you open, Michal and Courtney.........

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Peter Olson in Paris

This is from one of my favorite bloggers....the music is done by a friend of his and I really liked it. Hope you do too!

You tube credits

Azer Mantessa is the musician of the above song and Peter Olson is the photographer, I couldn't get it in that post!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

ABC Wednesday M

If you know me well, you know I am not a big fan of chocolate.....but I AM a big fan of M&M's...peanut preferably. This is my chocolate fix.....and mostly it is all about the nut for me! Stop by Mrs. Nesbitt's to see who and what is up for ABC Wed!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Chicago College of Performing Arts

My Korean "daughter" had her concert last night with the student orchestra. They played Beethoven's Fantasia in C Major and Beethoven's Symphony NO. 9 in D Minor. I am not sophisticated enough to be able to put it in blogger but it was really nice. The auditorium is lovely. The singers on the stage are actually faculty members performing. My only problem with the performance was the audience.
I KNOW it is for the family's of the students so little kids get to come..I applaud that. What annoyed me was the request by the President and CEO (also he is the Chair and Master of Ceremonies) to HOLD your applause until the end of the movement(there were four) and after every little pause, some yo-hoe would start to applaud. 2 things I have to complain were asked to HOLD your applause and when you don' are annoying!.....if even this little girl from West Virginia can have some can you...and more importantly, you slow the whole process down and I MISS MY TRAIN because you were an idiot and delay the performance....that annoys me. Here is a big heads up for you non-symphony can applaud ONLY when the conductor turns around and smiles and waves his/her hand over the orchestra and the ORCHESTRA stands up.
'nuff said.

Monday, April 14, 2008

A Junior recital

SeaKyung is my Korean "daughter" and she had her college junior recital last Monday. Eric, Kathleen, her mom(came just for this from Korea), my friend Ann and I went to hear her. She played lovely....
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