Sunday, June 22, 2008

Fun Father's Day (a little late)

We went down to Central Illinois this weekend for a belated Father's Day. We first celebrated with my Kuntz cousins. It was great to attend one of these again. I always loved Kuntz birthdays. We tend to get together for all major holidays and then some random birthday celebrations. It used to be about every month but since life has become a little busier, it's more like once a quarter. With Mark and I in GA, we didn't make it much.

Then we had brunch with my Vercler grandparents and my immediate family on Saturday morning. That was really nice too. Mom made fabulous food.

I don't have any pictures because I forgot my camera. But the memories are there.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Asking nicely

We have a guy who I think every Wednesday comes in the morning to pick up the kids from the neighbor across the street. Normally our neighborhood is quiet and peaceful. Except on these mornings he comes in playing extremely loud music. He then leaves his car running, doors & windows open, and goes into the house. He is in there an extended length of time. I'm assuming he leaves the music going so he can hear it in the house.

Mark is on 3rd shift right now and while it maybe doesn't disrupt him too drives me crazy. I'm confident it is a noise violation.

Well today I decided to be a friendly neighbor and ask them not do play the music so loud. I wandered over, introduced myself, and made my request. It helped a lot that I could say my husband worked 3rd and is sleeping. I asked very politely if there was anyway it could be shut off.

The neighbors were very nice and quickly the music ceased. Ahhh the quiet again. I don't know if this is the end of our noise routine but it was great for today.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Missing the Family

This afternoon I had a bit of an opportunity to chat with the Lindberg family back in Georgia. I do miss spending time with them very much.

I had a wonderful conversation with Joel about his birthday and things going on in our house. He is really growing up and a lot of fun to talk to. Here is a great shot of him licking the wisk after making brownies.

I do miss them all so very much.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

I don't think I look that young

Sometimes people think I'm younger than I am but typically they are in the general ball park.

Today a salesman rang our door bell, when I answered he asked

"Is your mom or dad home?"

It threw me for a bit of a loop. I smiled and replied "No, I'm the wife."

He blushed and responded that I look young. Now our neighborhood has a lot of families and some-what older people in it but still...

Here is a recent picture. Now I wasn't as dressed up as this picture shows but you'll get the general idea of how I look.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Hello out there

hello to all those who check my blog. We've been very busy with the move. We are officially "moved in" but that just means all our stuff is in this house.

The closing went fine and moving in has actually gone pretty well. When we moved in though we realized something crazy about this had no over head lights in the living room or any of the bedrooms. Mark and my dad have been busy putting in the wires for the new lights and fans. We have 2 and 1/2 of them up so we're doing pretty good.

I'll post pictures soon.