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.......

Tuesday, October 07, 2008


I bet not many of you get a chance to eat a lovely potatoe salad with your name on it do you?
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Monday, October 06, 2008


A follow-up to my police story.....
We went to court on Wednesday. Elina's comment "This is a scary looking government building" on the way in...sorta set the tone!
But it all worked out-no thanks to all the lawyers in my husband's family , I might add....... the case was dismissed. I got chastised for letting her drive in America without her license on her(let's recheck those facts, folks!). I just smiled and got the heck out of there...
So all's well that ends well.
I certainly am glad nothing else came of that.....

This is a yard decoration that we saw out in Long Grove- a very quaint shopping area that has taken Victorian homes and made them into shops.