Monday, September 30, 2013


Aubri seems to be gone hanging with friends more than she is home lately. She spent the night at a friends camp last night, when she came in she told me "i missed you"...that was so nice and unexpected. thanks girl, i needed that

Sunday, September 29, 2013


i slept in until almost 10 am, it was heavenly. today i needed to get some stuff done...

  • i cut tyler's hair
  • laundry
  • worked on my paper that is due tomorrow
  • watched a movie "Broken City" with Mark Wahlberg & Russell Crowe, it was ok
  • put pork in the crock pot for pulled pork sandwiches for dinner. This is the recipe i used, so easy
  • went to my sisters to help her start purging, helped her for about 1 1/2 hours. When you live in a small house you can not save everything !
  • worked on some string art
  • hung my sheets (my other new set from ikea) on the line, yeah i know it isn't a big deal but it is to me. Have you ever slept on sheets that have hung on a line? yeah they smell so good

Friday, September 27, 2013

Happy 17th birthday Aubri Cheryl

we had to have aubri's party on the 26th instead of her actual birthday which is the 27th, it was better for the birthday girl. I can't believe she is 17 already, how did this happen?

i love you every day

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

sheena's hope chest

Here is the start of Sheena's hope chest, I am making it from pallets...

and it's finished !
i think it turned out great. It's bigger than i thought it would be but i hope she uses it for many years

crock pot heaven & hell

this is what my crock pot does EVERY TIME I cook in it. This is on low and it burns every effing time

my husband is so wonderful, this is my NEW crock pot. Be jealous, this crock pot is the SHIT, it even bakes a cake

I am a lucky girl, usually i would kill my husband if he bought me an appliance but this is a need. Trying to feed 6 people at all different dinner times makes me crazy. We made spaghetti in it, you put the water in, noodles, sauce and frozen meatballs, 20 minutes later you have spaghetti and meatballs, AHHHHHH its great !

pioneer days parade 2013

Bloody Mary's at Bunny's house...

wine & cheese party (Pioneer Days 2013)

 "someone" had a good time

motorcycles & cars

 I am all about sharing the road, i have friends that are bikers so don't get me wrong. There are bikers that ride like assholes and their are drivers in cars that ride like assholes. So when i see "share the road" and people bitching about cars not paying attention, it makes me crazy. This motorcycle was weaving in and out and riding the center line. Yeah, this biker failed and the car was being cautious.
Bottom line, when you are on the road, EVERYBODY needs to pay attention not just the drivers in the car. I might have to make a bumper sticker...

to my children...

this is how i feel, i wish i could carry your troubles...

winter carnival 2012


Homecoming 2012 (ok so i'm a little late)

Monday, September 23, 2013


This is how today went:
  • i put out aubri's medication, vitamin and a glass of water
  • i made aubri's lunch, just the way she likes it
  • i ordered aubri new basketball shoes and nike sports bra ($129.32)
  • i gave aubri my kohl's and younkers credit card to get a homecoming dress and earrings ($32 and $7)

  1. 1.
    the recognition and enjoyment of the good qualities of someone or something.

After all i do...

"business after hours" downtown negaunee

Business after hours is when businesses stay open until 7pm. It's nice because you don't always get to these stores because they close at 5 and i work til 5. They had food, wine, beer and drawings.
 wax for hands
 i told Kathy she needed to do this, her hands take a beating at work

Friday, September 20, 2013


I am so proud of my son, today he left the house for school at 7 a.m. His professor said they could start taking their test at 7:30 instead of 8 when the class starts. He is like a new kid this semester and i am so happy

NMU homecoming parade 2013

I met Kathy at the 3rd base before the parade started

it was fun and i am glad i went

Thursday, September 19, 2013

scrap metal

Tyler and I took a ride to camp to get the last of the metal from my grandfather's personal dump. it started to rain on our way out there, of course. Tyler and i talked all the way out there, laughed as we almost killed ourselves a few times climbing the slippery hill to dig for some of this crap. I really enjoyed the one on one time i had with him.

he turned in the metal the next day and got $58! He was happy and i was glad that the last of the crap was gone from camp, ok thats not the last of it.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

the old bird....95

We had a party for gram tonight, she will be 95 on the 21st, holy sh!t ! (btw that has been one of her favorite words for as long as i can remember, "it's slang not a swear word")

 aubri & her great-gram
 who knows what she said...
 she said she was 53, who am i to argue...
 the annual granddaughter - grandmother picture
 my gram and I
all day today i kept saying how i hope she has a good day and is in a good mood for at least a 1/2 hour at her party. Well you were in a great mood for your whole party. You were wondering where kathy's twins were.  You knew Nora, Kathy, Amy, Emmett & myself by name. You asked me where my "little ones" were and i told you they were at home.

I helped you open your presents and i told you that beth gave you new socks and you said "they opened a new shop?" and i laughed. I also stopped you from eating a napkin, thanks for the great party gram, i love you....