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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Where Did That Week Go?

                                                                     Our ball player!

                           I wish I knew where the days went and how they go by so, so fast! Whew! It has been a week since I last posted and I have, as usual, been an awful visitor. I am always truly grateful that so many of yo stop by and say hello even when I seem lax at making my blog rounds! Bless yor hearts, I love you all!

       So, where did that last week go? It flew by in a cloud of softball games, a concert, a funbdraiser,   2 celebrations, every day errands and housework and, well, life! I know you all understand how that goes!

One evening our family took a little drive to enjoy the sunshine and sweet Spring temperatures. We ended up near Cincinnati and the Brazenhead Pub so we stopped in for dinner. I love this much like a *real* English or Irish pub. Well, at least it is similar to some of the ones I was in!

                                                And yes, my brother does make silly faces...a lot!

This was so good! Grilled chicken and ratatouille! Yes! Ratatouille! A delicious French peasant dish, also a animated Pixar movie featuring the voice of one Brian Dennehy as Django the rat...but I digress. Ahem...

And we celebrated Bill's birthday! Uh huh,my handsome husband turned 54!
His party request? All the family over for chili, cornbread, salad and cake!

He got lots of gifts...

...and lots of cake

Yes, Kipper IS thinking, "Drop it...drop it...drop it pleeeeaaase!"
Oh, and uh huh. Kip IS sporting a banana sticker on his head. As soon as I come in from the grocery with a new bunch we KNOW Danny will be putting the stickers on Kip! It is THEIR little game...: )

On Mother's Day morning our knock out roses began blooming! What a pretty sight!

We enjoyed church and a nice drive then headed downtown to the Oregon District in Dayton.

                                               We enjoyed a fantastic seafood brunch at Jay's.

Parmesan encrusted Haddock...can you say Mmmmmm?

The 2 reasons I am such a proud mom, Dan and Grace.
They are posing here with their Grandma, my lovely mom, Miriam.

The kids and the moms...that's me on the right. The chubby blonde with the wild hair!

And then...well, I don't want to bore you more than I already have so I will stop for now!

I will work at hoppin' 'round to see all of you during the next few days.

Enjoy the rest of your week...
Love to you all!



salmagundi said...

There you are!! After I complained last week that you are always behind the camera, you allowed someone to take your picture. Thanks - I bet it was that good-looking husband of yours - happy birthday to him. Ratatouille - loved that movie, but guess I didn't realize that BD was one of the voices. Take care, Sally

Jo said...

I've wanted to go to both of those places to eat - now I know for sure we have to go!

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

Im having a problem posting and visiting blogs. I'm in the midst of finals at the college that employs me and then summer off! Got lots of road trips and shopping I need to do with my daughter this summer. Have fun with your beautiful young lady.

Blondie's Journal said...

Your family has so much fun and it shows. There is just a light heartedness in all of your pictures!

Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day, dear lady!


Sharon said...

Hi, I am back to blogging again, come visit me when you can, also enjoy you on face book. Your ball player is growing up in to a pretty young lady. Sharon K

Janet said...

Sounds like some fun find the best places to go. Who knew Ohio was the culinary capitol of the country??

Glad you are ( were ) enjoying some lovely spring weather, ours comes and goes!

Lisa said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the wild hair!!! Thanks for the tour and that haddock, oh my...

I understand about time it gets away from me too. Having no concept of time anymore just amazes me. Love the sticker on Kips head. Too cute. I didn't realize how your hubby kinda resembles ole Brian...interesting!! My fav pics are of your family!!

Bonnie said...

I, for one, will forgive you for being such a slacker. You just sit around doing nothing and then expect eveyrone to forgive you. PAHLEESE! You are such a busy, busy woman, who DOES take time out to visit when you can and keep us up to date on everything you do. I so enjoy when you do post and all the crazy goings on that you post of FB. Never apologize for not blogging for visiting. We can all see that you are busy living life to the fullest. Enjoy!

Shelia said...

Hi Susie! Oh, what a wonderful time you must have had! That little Grace is so pretty and since I've been coming to see you the last couple of years - she's just grown up before our very eyes!
Your brother looks like he has a good sense of humor - like his sis!
Bill looks happy with his birthday party and little Kip - cute as a button with his sticker on his little tiny head.
You're as pretty as a picture and so is your mom! Love seeing your lovely family.
Take care, sweet friend, and be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy belated birthday Bill!

Grace and Dan look so proud and loving of grandmother, as she does of them... such sweet photos.

Sue, you are so cute! I love your hair! My hair was such a mess on the little trip I was on ..I had no time to die it and I had gray roots...thank goodness I'm tall and they weren't noticeable until I sat down. I was with a group of cute 25 to 35 year an odd match, but it was the most fantastic thing that I've ever been surprised with! Rocco was so much fun!

♥ Pat

Jeanie said...

I so love the faces in this post, their joy, their fun, their expressions! How fun!

Anonymous said...

What a nice looking family you have. It looks like Bill had quite the birthday celebration too. That cake looks sooo good. I love visiting any historical district or place. I don't like the track houses we have now adays. I live in one, but I would rather live on a block where all the houses are different.I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Laurie said...

What a busy week you had - Mother's Day, birthday, softball - too much fun! Great Mother's Day pic - well, really, all the pics were great! Thanks for sharing!

Kelly said...

So much fun and such cool places to go!

And I, too, love the movie "Ratatouille".