Friday, August 28, 2009

The lake house....

This past weekend we went to Jeff's Aunt's and Uncle's lake house somewhere in WI. I can't remember where. It isn't your typical lake is amazing. It is a log cabin type home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen, laundry, garage, sun porch, outside porch, pier. Plus the toys...boat, pontoon boat and a jet-ski. It was a bit cold that weekend so we weren't able to get into the water, but we managed to get in a few laps in the boat.

Here is their house...nice, hey?

Here is Jeff relaxing...yes it was that cold out in August that we had to wear pants and jackets at night :-(
Sasha came with us, she wasn't sure about this whole outdorsey thing. We tried to get her in the water, but no luck. After a day she was comfortable going on the pier and she was a little leary of the boat. A city girl...just like her momma.

She finally relaxed.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


We moved into our home in May 2008 and always said "someday we will have that tree removed"...well that someday came mid-July 2009. Our neighbor was having three of his pine trees cut down and asked his tree guy to give us a quote to take down our tree. Jorge ended up quoting us $330 to cut down our ugly pine tree, ground out the stump and put sod down. SOLD!

I think it really makes a difference.

Here is our house from the street before.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Click it

As most of you know our girl, Sasha, came from a shelter in Indiana. The shelter she was in was going to close and she was set to be euthanized. Luckily a rescue organization in Illinois snapped her up before her number expired. Since adopting our beloved Sasha, I have tried to give back by transporting dogs (to their foster homes) that were to be euthanized.

I know not many have the time to donate to rescues so I ask that you click the link below daily. Every click will provide food and care to rescued animals in a shelter or sancutary, Sasha thanks you!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Pyramids

While I was in Mexico City for two weeks in August I finally made it out to the pyramids. I have been to Mexico City almost a dozen times and this was the first time I actually stayed over a weekend. The pyramids were a neat experience, you can even climb them. At our own risk of course because they are VERY steep and there are no railings ;-). I can tell you in the US they wouldn't allow this. Our tour guide did tell me last month there was a tourist that fell and had to go to the emergency room. A emergency room in Mexico City, no thanks!

I did meet some really nice people on my tour...couples from Australia, Italy, Peru, Miami, London, etc. I did help that I know a little Spanish so I was often included in conversations. Well I could understand it, I didn't speak much....which is unusual for me ;-)

Here are a few pics from my trip.

That is me...someone graciously offered to take a picture for me. I usually don't get pictures of me at places unless I do a self-portrait or ask someone to take one for me.

Here are some "crazies" climbing one of the pyramids. You can see how steep it is.

Here is one of the three pyramids. This is the largest one.

I did climb a pyramid and it was probably the smallest of the three. Going up was fine, but coming down I thought for sure I would trip and fall down the pyramid face first. Luckily, one of the friends I made spotted me the whole way down ;-)

Friday, August 14, 2009

NYC love...

Jeff, Katie and I went to NYC two weeks ago to celebrate our friend Mike's 30th Birthday...we had a great time. I do love NYC, but I wouldn't want to live there.

We did a lot of things in the city in one day, but I would have to say my highlight was our trip to a new cupcake place. We usually frequent the uber-famous Magnolia bakery in Greenwich village, but this time we tried another new bakery. Oh my, I was not disappointed...CRUMBS bakery. They have lots of fun flavors like...Watermelon, Key Lime, Grasshopper and Cookie Dough. The best part is they deliver. Although, it is quite pricey since they pack them in dry ice. I think I will just wait until the next time we go to NYC to visit Mike. Unless he delivers them the next time he comes to the Midwest (hint, hint).

So the other stuff we did that day was...

took the Staten Island ferry to see breeze past the Statue of Liberty (tickets were sold out so we had to do the poor mans tour)

Here is us on the ferry (minus Jeff).

Went to the Pier....I forget which one it was.

Katie took the bull by its horns.

We went to a museum ;-)

Had some fun in Chinatown (although Katie was the only documented one).

After a long freakin' day we satdown and rested with some JUMBO Margaritas...oh yeah!!!

We had a great time in the short time we were there...Friday to Monday morning. I hope we can do it soon...assuming Mike will have us again.