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Friday, June 18, 2010

Summer Is Here And That Spells...

...busy, busy, busy! You all know what I am talking about right? Of course you do.
So much to do around the house and yard, so many sweet things to take part in!
And add in a busy 12 year old's schedule and you have one pooped old Mom! But I love it...I DO! Just ignore the bags under my eyes and the annoying yawning...

The last 2 weeks have been such a joy. We celebrated my Mom and brother's birthdays, the end of elementary school of Grace & the end of the college semester for Dan. I had lunch with dear friends on several occasions, dinner with our oh so special neighbors and dear friends, several sleepovers, trips to King's Island, an end of the year school party, a Sheryl Crow concert, 3 graduation parties, the start of Summer School and Summer Strings Camp We get the point Susie Q! It's been busy! Sheesh!

This is my sweet Mom and my kids on her 83rd birthday!
We had a *week of Mom* with dinners out and at home, a trip
 to a local dinner theater and another to a great restaurant in Cincinnati!

This is our wonderful nephews, (Bill's brother's sons) Chris and Nate, with Grace. Chris graduated from High School last weekend! He is entering Wright State in August to study Law Enforcement.
Nate will begin HS in the Fall and Grace will start Middle school. Wow. Where does time fly? *sigh*

Mom's cake at the La Comedia dinner theater. We had such a great time,
 the food was so good and the musical, Church Basement Ladies, was lots of fun.

That Sunday we all took Mom, and our friends Julie and Kelly, to
The Grand Finale near Cincinnati for Sunday brunch. It was delicious!
The decor is such fun and so pretty and warm.

Julie and her daughter, Grace's BFF, Kelly!

Grace and her Uncle Jim! Jim took Grace to see the Sheryl Crow/Colbie Calliat
concert this week! It was a surprise to her and they had a wonderful time!

My Mom with her two kids!

Don't Bill and Jim look like the *Champagne Brunch Bouncers*?
I love this picture!

The Grand Finale is in Glendale and the area is
both historic and beautiful. Truly lovely old homes...

Several gorgeous old churches...

...and a beautiful town square filled with shops, cafes, pubs and
this old train station museum.

I have also had such fun over the past 3 weeks meeting friends to see two great local bands, The Stumps and White Rabbit. Each plays classic rock and are so talented! The bands have one other thing in common, their drummer! I went to High School with Gary and it has been my honor to be asked to take a band photo for each one, images that will appear in the newspaper along side their recent interviews.

The Stumps
White Rabbit

Just a glimpse into the  Summer craziness at Rabbit Run Cottage! It is a busy season but we wouldn't have it any other way right?

I hope you are enjoying June and staying cool...the swimming pool is calling so we are off again!

Love to each one of you!


Melissa said...

Oh, I'm glad your mom had such a great birthday! Summer is fabulous, isn't it? (Well, except for the 108 degree heat index down here today!)

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

What a sweet family you have and loved seeing the old houses, adorable!

Jo said...

Jiminy christmas your busy! I think i need to go lay do remember the days ... I'm going to have to check out the Bistro you went to -I heard the show at La Comedia was a gd one. Hopefully we can get together in Aug

Kathleen Grace said...

The end of grade school for Grace!? How can it be? Are you ready for Jr. High?
Sounds like you have already had a busy summer and summer doesn't even officially start until next week. Happy belated birthday to your mom. It sounds like you all had a wonderful time together. The houses are just gorgeous, and the bluebird cafe looks so adorable!

salmagundi said...

Sue-- I wasn't going to comment as I'm supposed to be taking a break from blogging - you know, so I can rest and breathe again. But, you guys have so much fun doing things together - I had to stop in and live vicariously through you!! I'm going to put your part of Ohio to visit on my bucket list!! Take care, Sally

The Redhead Riter said...

Your mom is beautiful and elegant. I loved the pics! Your family looks very sweet.

Melanie said...

HI, Sue! Just stopped in to say "Hey". I finally updated my blog this morning. So negligent of me! The photos of your family are so sweet. My Mom will finally be here with me for good next weekend. Busy times but worth the effort. Take care ((Hugs))

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Wow, you have been busy!
Having more time for family celebrations is the best thing about summer!
I loved all your photos!

Janet said...

You are a busy, busy girl. It all sounds like such fun, but please stop and take a breath or two and get some sleep to keep up your peppy stamina!

Kat said...

Well happy happy birthday to your beautiful Mom!

Wow girlfriend, you have been busy! I loved seeing all the photos.

I hope Bill's Fathers Day was a good one.


Jeanie said...

Happy solstice to you! What wonderful celebrations and such beautiful photos of your family and those glorious old houses!

Meggie said...

Hey Sue! just stopping by to say hello. At least you've managed a post or two in between your extreme busy-ness. I can't even manage that!! When you live in a four season area, there is soooo much to do between winter and summer. Your Mom looks like she had a great birthday. Dan and Grace look quite handsome also. Hope all is well at Rabbit Run.

Pamela said...

your mom looks young.
well.. it must be a family thing.
(even Chris doesn't look old enough to go to colelge)