Friday, July 31, 2009

Good Friends & Cheescake!

Today I met my friend for a late lunch at The Cheesecake Factory. Our lunch was to celebrate her dissertation being approved and her new job at Notre Dame. I am so happy for her and all of her accomplishments! She is one of the people who helped pull me through the first year of the program and kept me moving forward.

I will miss her being right across town, but we will definitely keep in touch via email and I'm sure she will be back to visit. She leaves Sunday for Indiana.

Good Luck Amanda! You will be missed around Pittsburgh.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Family Reunion Update

Had a blast as always! It was great weather this year as I didn't have to hide in the room because of the heat. Even though I had a migraine part of the time, I didn't let that stop me much. D had to put up with some serious health issues with me on Friday night. Luckily all was better by Saturday!

Friday was a fabulous dinner with everyone eating about the same time...we couldn't get anywhere to take our reservation, so we did the best we could.

Saturday was the golf tournament, the talent show, and the performance. It was fabulous as always. Then Saturday night we all got pizza and ate under the pavillion. After that the kids went to Adventureland and D and I followed shortly afterwards.

When we all met back at the pavillion, the "younger" crowd wanted to go out and so did I. I was the oldest one with our group at the bar that night, but I had a blast. My younger cousins are a lot of fun.

I had a great time, as always, at the reunion and it was great to see everyone.

Here is a photo of all the girls from the reunion...

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Vacation / Family Reunion Tomorrow

We leave tomorrow, early afternoon for my family reunion in Ohio. I can't wait to see everyone! Today, however, I am cleaning, doing laundry, and packing. My parents are coming to dog-sit for us so I need to make sure the house is very clean as my Dad can be nicknamed "Mr. Clean". Now if I could just get this migraine to go away so I could work, it would be great.

Also, this is being posted from D's computer because for some reason yesterday my laptop decided to "lose" it's IP address and won't rediscover it. Waiting for tech support, i.e. my brother, to call and see if he can help as he tried last night via phone with no luck.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Winning Photo

Thanks for all who voted, both here and on Facebook. The winning photo was:

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Anniversary Photo Selection Help

Hi everyone,

I am posting the three photos which turned out halfway decent for our fourth anniversary picture, please vote as I can't decide which one to print. Not sure why the pictures aren't lining up nicely, but please vote anyway. Thanks!

Picture #1:

Picture #2:

Picture #3:

Please place your vote in comments and I will post the winner in a couple of days.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Can't Believe...

that I posted a Fourth of July post everywhere but on my own blog. I hope everyone had a happy and safe fourth of July.

We had some friends from D's MBA program over for a cookout and then watched some fireworks.

We have yet to celebrate our anniversary with dinner, but are hoping to do that this evening...every year we try to go back to the restaurant where we had our wedding luncheon.

Yesterday we converted the closet in our home office into a desktop and storage. D is working in the area right now. Later I hope to snap a picture to post. Also, I still need to take our annual photo for the "wedding/anniversary" album that Beth was nice enough to buy us for our wedding. Every year, on or near our anniversary, we take a picture of our "family" and it has already been fun to see the changes over the years (OK...not the changes to my waistline, but the changes in us as a couple).

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Happy Anniversary D!

Dear D,

Four years ago we became husband and wife, something I never thought I would do after the first debacle. I am so happy that we found each other and that I took a chance on love again.

I cannot imagine life without you in it. You are my best friend and my one true love. Every day I fall more in love with you. Even though we have our moments, I do realize it's not all champagne and roses, I wouldn't want to go through those moments with anyone else.

Thank you for allowing me to take chances and chase my dreams. However, the most important prayer was answered the day I met you. I found my soulmate that day and can't imagine life with anyone else.

Love you forever +2 weeks,