Friday, May 15, 2015

Some non-Wedding Stuff

Well, we're two weeks out for this wedding that we have been waiting a year and a half for! I can't believe how fast the time went by. It's going to be over very soon and then I'll probably be really bummed!

Other things have been going on too, not wedding related.

My friend Marie found out she is going to be a grandmother for the first time! Her daughter is due in November. We talk about becoming grandmas all the time and I am so excited for her! Hopefully I'm pretty close behind her! 

Rich and I took a little two-night getaway a few weeks ago. We went to Pentwater, which is on the western side of the state, right on Lake Michigan. We stayed there for one night and then traveled to Traverse City Turtle Creek Casino for another night. We manged to see a sunset on Lake Michigan. It was OK.

Lots of people had the same idea...sunsets on Lake Michigan are a popular attraction!

My lilacs are in full bloom right now! They smell heavenly! I wish I could cut some and bring them in the house, but they last a whole 10 minutes! Plus my cats would probably eat them!

"Only if  they taste like catnip!"

My brother Don's oldest son Joey got engaged and will be getting married probably this time next year. His fiance Michelle is a sweetheart!

We are currently trying to decide if we want to sell our house and buy a smaller one now while the market is good or stay put for a while. Its a sellers market right now which is a good for selling but not necessarily for buying! Plus all the logistics of going through all that gives me a headache thinking about it! Who knows? When in doubt do nothing so that's what we are doing!

Work continues to be a necessary pain! We got approval from the Regents to relocate the whole pathology lab to an outside facility that is approximately 3 miles closer to my house! The best part is there is parking right at the facility, so no more buses! The bad thing is we won't be moving until sometime in 2017! 

Maybe I'll strike it rich and retired before then! 

One can dream, right??

Until the next time.......

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Finally May, 2015!

Happy May, 2015! The month that 18 months ago sounded so very far away! But here it finally is and at the end of the month we  have Shauna and Brads wedding!

But I am jumping ahead of myself! Lets get to the shower first!

After months of planning and preparing (and losing a few nights sleep!) we finally showered Shauna with love and presents on the 12th of April!

The favors were decorated bottles of nail polish! Here they are all done and packed up to go!

That's the best picture I got of them, though!

We had it an Antonio's, a beautiful Italian restaurant by our house and I can't say enough about the food and the service! They were fantastic!

There was so many people there that I hadn't see in a long time!

Plus I got to meet Brad's sweet grandma, who lives in Canada! Shauna loves her and I can see why!

 She got lots of wonderful presents!

Everyone had a good time and the food was fantastic. They all loved their little nail polish favors!

I was so busy and didn't get a chance to take a lot of the pictures I wanted to take! The day just flew by!

I did however make sure to have my picture taken with Karen my oldest friend (left) and Marie my best friend!

It was a great day and a lot of fun in the end!

Now on to the wedding in 3 weeks!