Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Two, too many!

Chocolate Martini!
My favorite "last call drink"... why didn't I stop at ONE...

Two, too many last night...so smooth going down!!!
But, with GREAT company it's so much fun...
Note to self: Don't do it the night before you have a BIG day and interviewing 5 students bright and early!
What's your favorite "night cap"???

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I know... So Cliché

Subtle Changes. A turning point summer... my 22 year old showed significant signs of "growing up"... he's leaving to go back to school, his senior year - we'll miss him at home. We've been through this before, and it's always hard for me at first, I'm not GREAT on transition... I know when the back door shuts in a few days it will be quiet, no more sandy feet walking into the house, no more wet towels on his bed, no more empty juice cartons in the fridge and a lot less laundry... how did these college years go so quickly... I know... So Cliché

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sarah's off to college!!!

Another niece is off to college! So excited for Sarah, she is going to her dream school, Catholic University in the heart of Washington, DC!

One of my favorite pictures of Sarah when she was younger!
We can't wait to hear all about it... such an exciting time for you... we'll miss you a lot... glad DC is only a train ride away!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Note to Self...

Thank-You Self...and Sally!  Last year at the end of a massive painting project I FORCED myself to thoroughly clean the rollers, brushes, pans, etc. This year, as I'm about to venture painting our guest room, I was SO pleasantly surprised when I went into our paint cabinet and found EVERYTHING I need... all I have to purchase are the paint and some blue trim tape! Note to self: "do it again" and thank-you Sally, who encouraged me to clean it well last year... "wow, it works"!!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Thank You - Harry!!!

Everyone needs a "Harry"....

Gene and my Mom as we were loading Harry's truck!
Not only is Harry an amazing long time friend...he's the most reliable, honest, good guy you'll know... What you see is what you get. Always ready to help, never trying to take "a shortcut"... and with an amazing attitude and style. We were moving things from my sister's yesterday, a few stops - as Harry was humming the tune to "Sanford and Sons" we just kept piling it on... This is a bitter sweet move for everyone - the "party" house is leaving the family - times change, grateful for wonderful memories - a new chapter (another blog topic) ~  But a special thank you to Harry, not only for helping us yesterday but for always being there... physically, emotionally, intellectually!  Harry - usually the first to arrive and the last to leave a party ~ always ready for a good time too!!!