Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday review

It's a gorgeous, perfect summer day today in the mid 80's with very little humidity. Finally a nice little break from the horrendous heat wave.

This past weekend we went to my brother's 50th birthday party. I know what you're's amazing that such a young thing as myself has that old of a sibling lurking in the family tree, right? HA HA....seriously though, I really adore my brother. He's one of the funniest people I've ever known. We are 5 years apart. When I was growing up, I didn't have much in common with him but over the years we have developed such a great relationship.

Here's the birthday boy (holding court, as usual....he is a natural born salesman...wish I had that in me!)

This is my other brother (he's 2 years older than me):

My parents:

Husband extraordinaire:

This is a family tradition now. At family gatherings, my sister-in-law always gives me the finger when I take her picture. I even have one of her flipping me off at my wedding. Seriously, it's funny!

My niece's little girl can make you work for one of her charming giggles. But for Breen, it's no problem. Kids love him. I think he is going to be such a wonderful grandfather one day...but not TOO soon :)

So, what else is new around here?

1. I've finished a custom order apron
2. I've started Slaughterhouse Five by Vonnegut
3. I'm thinking up something good to make for dinner

Go over here to my food blog to get the 411 on this dish:


  1. BY the photos it looks like you had a wonderful time at your brothers birthday!

    and your dish looks yummy!!

    peace and hugs

  2. Nice family!! Glad you had a good time.