Sunday, January 24, 2010


It's amazing how much we did in spite of our trip and my teaching.

We ate out a lot! Christie treated us to brunch at Mill Race Inn very close to where she lives in St Charles. It was pouring rain, but we had a window seat and it was kinda cool!

We met my friend and piano student Peggy at Village Links Golf Course for lunch.

Marcia at Wheaton Bible Church

Wheaton Bible Church

Barb getting coffee

Marcia in Church

After church one Sunday, we went to Houlihan's, one of my favorites! I got Stuffed Mushrooms - stuffed with cream cheese - ooo ooo, so scrumptuous, but not my sister's favorite. She got a steak salad

One major event was the wedding of Michael and Julie. Julie was Christie's roomate and Christie was in the wedding. The wedding was at our church.

Julie's Dad giving her away -- I love this picture -- you can see Michael in between them grinning away!

Julie and Michael saying vows

Julie and Michael saying vows

Julie and Michael outside of church

Christie and Julie outside of church

The reception at Prairie Landing Golf Club in West Chicago

The room was beautiful.

The night started out with a cheese/fruit/cracker buffet.

Dinner started out with a salad, very unique and delicious

Main meal, Chicken or Steak


Michael and Julie cutting cake

GREAT PIC OF ALL 5 of my kids

Barb and Marcia


Christie and Nickie

Jonathan and Callie

Nickie and David

The day after the wedding, we all got together and had pizza

My sister helped me with a bunch of things while here.
One was to help me organize my dining room closet. AND, when I say organize I DO MEAN ORGANIZE. We went to the Dollar Tree and got all kinds of baskets and containers. And, then came the job of tossing, tossing, tossing. She was really tough on me and made me get rid of bags of stuff I hadn't used. I have to admit it feels great to have they say.....less is more. Here's the result.

She sewed a whole basket full of of things to be mending, helped me organize the kitchen cabinets with baskets and cute new things:

My new MAN!

and new toaster oven

My TV was acting up and we couldn't get proper reception.
Here we are trying to fix it.
I hope you're beginning to see how much fun we had!!

Marcia working with tin foil

Barb working in the upper stratosphere

Jonathan fixed this for me by attaching a cable to the antenna on the roof.

Then we tackled the shed!

Exhausted Marcia

I didn't get to do any gardening these three weeks, but everything thrived!