Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween

ok, on a lighter note: HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

I want to give give other updates from my Cincinnati trip - so here's a list of some of the fun things that happened while I was in town!!

  1. the wedding - the most BEAUTIFUL part
  2. seeing my kids every day that I was there - that was the BEST part
  3. staying at Sherry's house - that was the other BEST part
  4. seeing some of my cousins - chatting, catching up and missing them!
  5. seeing my ex-in laws was too much fun!
  6. the wedding rehearsal dinner was a blast - party from the moment I got there until I left
  7. seeing Jake's high school buds
  8. seeing Kim and getting my hair done
  9. seeing some of my other Reading friends and talking to Tom
  10. watching the Bengals WIN at Frickers with my family and friends
  11. sushi dinner at Korea House with my friends and kids
  12. got to see it snow FLURRY.........bbbbbbbrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!
  13. driving by my old house and realizing that what I like about it was the trees in the neighbors yard and they are gone, so I really don't like the house at all.
  14. tooling around in NO traffic
  15. eating a REAL Skyline Chili Cheese Sandwich
  16. wondering why the BP stations were going out of business
  17. eating cake at Dawn's that was served in a kitty litter pan!! - FUNNIEST part
  18. hugging and kissing everyone!!
  19. driving around Milford, wondering what it would be like to move back there to live. In Milford, affordable, less traffic, better housing prices, familiar doctors, all my friends, my family, his family. Sure is a nice thought for down the road........Some people retire to Sunshine - we'll be one of the few that retires to the MIDWEST!!
thanks to everyone that I had time to see, sorry to those that I meant to see but it didn't work out and if I didn't get a chance to let you know I'd be in town - I am really sorry, but I only had a few days.

"Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired."
- Robert Frost

terrible accident

not sure if this story will make the paper, but I'm going to try to follow up. We left our house this morning for work (me) and school (Beka). She drops me at work and then heads to school. It actually works out pretty good most mornings. We get time together in the car for about 20 min or so and start the day right!!

So this morning was different. VERY different. We were only a couple miles from our house on the main road, heading west to I-5 when in front of us we saw something fly off of this truck in the other lane. I only saw it out of the corner of my eye and I thought it was a blown tire, until we got a little closer. It wasn't a tire at all - it was a MAN ON A BICYCLE!! The truck hit a man on his bike in the bike lane and was probably traveling at at least 55 MPH, maybe more. IT WAS BIZARRE AS HELL!! We were both so freaking out!!

People pulled over to help out, and fortunately the truck that hit the man pulled over. We couldn't, we were in the fast lane and traffic prohibited us from pulling over to the right. We did call 911 and that was an experience of its own!

dialed 911
got a recording in English and then Spanish
put on hold
4 minutes later, an operator answered
the operator didn't speak very fluent English, or had some issue listening/hearing because they kept saying the intersection we named did not exist - kept repeating everything my daughter said, but FINALLY understood everything.

The whole 911 experience was even more upsetting because it took so long to answer the phone. My God, I just hope and pray I or my family doesn't have a REAL emergency - I fear for our lives!

I prayed for this gentleman on the bike and I ask that you do too. I doubt that I will ever know what happened to him, but I know that God answers prayers.

"Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired."
- Robert Frost

Sunday, October 29, 2006

one more pic

"Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired."
- Robert Frost

wedding pics ... as promised

Here's the rehearsal dinner and wedding pictures! It was so much fun!

rehearsal dinner:



the wedding & reception:


"Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired."
- Robert Frost

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Jake's Wedding and the Trip to Cincinnati

Totally was too much fun!

The weather was PERFECT!! Blue Skies, green grass, warm winds, sunny - perfect for an outdoor wedding! The bride was beautiful, the groom handsome, 5 attendants each, 150 guests and a hall - all planned and executed in 3 weeks! I'm proud of them for pulling this off so quickly and even prouder of how wonderful the wedding was.

And the reception - even more fun! Music, dancing, good food, cake, family, friends, and everyone happy! It was the best weekend that I've spent in a long time.

I'll write more later, post some pics and tell about the 4 days of fun!!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

going to CINCINNATI!!

Jake's wedding!!

Yes, I'm heading to Cincinnati for a long weekend because my son is getting married!! They were going to try to wait until next summer, but after being engaged for 5 months, they decided it's time. So in 3 weeks they have put together a wonderful wedding, with 6 attendants, 150 guests, food, music and all the extras!! I'm proud of them. I don't have to do a thing except show up! Isn't that nice!!

I'm flying out on Friday morning and staying until Tuesday morning when I fly back home. I'll post pictures and more when I get back!

have a GREAT Weekend, whatever you are doing!!
"Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired."
- Robert Frost