Tuesday, August 28, 2007
We spent the weekend at Cindy's cottage on Lake Michigan and did a lot of relaxing, cheese eating, wine drinking and hot tub soaking. Here we are out at dinner. No cheese, buy tasty wine. Note the wall decoration that looks like it's on my head. Like some Vegas show girl.
And speaking of my head, check out this fancy little number below.
As luck would have it, I got to meet up with my brother, David, and his family. I hadn't seen them in a year, so it was great seeing them after all this time. The kids are hilarious and, as always, thrilled to see their "Ant Hill." (Get it, like ANT-HILL?!)
Anyhow, we had fun tooling around in their groovy van and buying matching sweatshirts.
Hooray for trips! And huge kudos to my super husband who did his own version of that TV show, "While You Were Out." While I was off eating cheese, he re-did our office, complete with new paint, new furniture and a new home for all the hockey gear that once inhabited this space! I was floored, to say the least... Kinda makes me worried that he's got a big trip coming up next month -- what do I do to top this one? Buy a new house?!
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Who says the 10 o'clock hour is too early for dessert? In an effort to sastisfy cravings (ok AND celebrate Shelby's birthday) we got the party started! After all, the Carvel (!!!) ice cream cake was going to melt anyhow, so we really HAD to dig in early and often. Nothing like some frozen confections to get the day going... and going in the right direction!
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
WHY can't I find these in a bathroom near me?!
"The saviour of bad hair days has arrived, the Beautiful Vending Styer machine is now available in clubs, bars, gyms and shopping centres; so for those occasions when sleek and sexy turns to shock and horror, we have the solution."
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Love the game. Love watching other people play the game while I sip my martini at the Westford Grill. Just can't say I'd ever seen an 8-year-old blast everyone away.
This girl was earning 'accuracy points' at a ridiculous rate... and was even giving her brother (age 3?-- you can sorta see him in his cammo pants to her right) a few lessons on proper gun handling and aim. I couldn't decide if I was impressed or a little sickened.
Then on the way home we saw two GIANT deer munching on grass right by our house. I'm sure Little Miss BangBang was hot on their trail.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
On another note, we're welcoming our own "bassenger" from a different transport coming in Sunday night from Tennessee. His name is Jack and he's a basset-border collix mix. Isn't he cute?!
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Celebrating her much-belated birthday with me, Emily came up today to cash in on her gift certificate for a trail ride at Bobby's Ranch. Laura had given this to Micaela for her birthday as well, so they came along too with Scott, Nina and Brenna. It was a great ride, even if the horse I rode was kind of a puke. Anyhow, my love affair with miniature horses blossomed when we pulled into the parking lot and there was a darling mini. Posing like a flamingo.
Now, let me put his size into perspective with this photo of Emily and the mini. Quite a cute little nugget, isn't he?! I think he came up to my knees. I don't know who really rides him. Infants, I guess.
And just when you thought these things couldn't get any smaller, then comes the mini mini, pictured here with Brenna. Like me, I think she was amazed that this creature was real.
Silly Mini Mini. He's just a free romaing kinda guy, who muscles his way over to steal water from Big Mini's water bucket. And talk aboutt their crazy hair.
We then hopped on (our full-sized horses) and went for our ride... a big group, but fun and quite nice in the shade. As if I didn't have enough photos of horses' butts from the Colorado trip, here's one more of Emily on Ritz.
Afterwards, it was off to the pool. I would have posed for the photo but I forgot my goggles (and, alas, my bikini.)
It was only a matter of time before Bosco took the plunge.
Woops. He didn't mean it.
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Here's the actual dunking (btw, if you've been folliwing my posts, I clearly have a fascination with all things dunkable.)
As always, this particular lake affords what is quite possibly the best people watching in the Commonwealth. Highlights included the family that filled their cups and drank lake water for a mid-afternoon refreshment. And the rabbi that appeared out of nowhere and decided to offer some sort of blessing to a newborn... right there on the beach. Who knew the beach was such a multi-tasking venue?!
The other highlight of the day came when we ordered lunch from the local sandwich/pizza shop, Lake Pizza. I loved that they even had a "specialty pizza" listed on the menu as Lake Pizza. I can only guess what's on it... straight from the lake.
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
And did you know, too, that you can customize Dunkin' gift cards? That's right -- with a simple photo upload to the Dunkin site, you can have your very own, rechargeable and reusable swiper card with anyone's face on it. I think that might be worth the $5 set-up fee.
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Sunday, August 5, 2007
Saturday, August 4, 2007
Big congrats to Shelby and Mike on their wedding! All of us at Table 9 had a fabulous time...
Special highlights included the ever-rosy KK. By day she may be queen of the database, but come night -- well, watch out!
Hello, Suzi and Dave!
Even though the ever-singing, ever-dancing DJ never busted out the inflatable saxophone Sara was hoping for, he did pause long enough for a photo...
And last but not least -- my favotite picture of Mike as he's prepping Shelby for her gluten-free mini wedding cake...
(Luckily for the guests we had the real deal with plenty of yummy frosting.) Congratulations, guys!
Friday, August 3, 2007
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
So why stop there? Here's just a sampling of what Heather Hill has to offer (and these are just the North American selections.)
- Heather Hill Music Therapy Research (Ohio)
- Heather Hill Elementary School (Illinois)
- Heather Hill Bed and Brakfast (Pennsylvania)
- Heather Hill HealthCare Center (Florida)
- Heather Hill Apartment Homes (Maryland) "Stroll the beautiful grounds of Heather Hill where you'll discover lovely, open, country yards shaded by trees and seasonal flowers. This is your new home."
- Heather Hill Farm: Welsh Cobs (California)
- Heather Hill Country Club (Massachusetts)
- Heather Hill Clothing: Covered in beauty (California) "Heather is the flowering shrub that has bathed the hills of Europe in beauty for centuries. Hence, it has come to be known as the 'cover of beauty'. Heather Hill is a clothing company that was born out of that image."
- Heather Hill Equine Massage (Minnesota)
- Heather Hill Australian Shepherds (California)
- Heather Hill Cottage (Massachusetts)
- Heather Hill Gardens (Virginia)
- Heather Hill Log Cabins (Arkansas)
And my second favorite tag line:
- Heather Hill Farms (Arkansas) "In a world where BIGGER is promoted as better, Heather Hill offers a friendly alternative."