Saturday, October 23, 2010

Going to State...

 Today was the final race for state in Boyceville.  You go big or go home in this race.  Nick finished 3rd with a time of 17:00 to win an individual spot at the state race.
Finish line dash....only about 25 seconds behind 1st and 18 seconds behind 2nd.

Lap one of two....just a little out of reach with the leader......Jack.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

One last run out before the starters gun.

 A little goofiness before the race.
Sprint to the finish....just a hair behind the first place runner
 JV squad getting a little warm up in before the starter gun
Quin's finishing dash
.....three times running.

Sunday, August 15, 2010


A few Vacation photos from our little trip.
The Ferry ride to Washington Island
Cave Point County Park
Green Bay Training Camp
Tall Ships in Green Bay

Thursday, August 5, 2010

The new roof

Here is a side view of the gable porch end on the garage.  We wanted a little space to put the grill away from the house and the siding but with a roof area.
This is the view from the back door to the garage....not attached. Once we get some concrete under there it will be perfect.
I will also have lights and plug-ins so I can have outside party lights or Christmas lights.  That is one things this house lacks.... external electrical boxes.  Not one.  Now I will have two!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Basically we are getting a new roof
But, while we have everything torn apart we might as well get a few things changed.
Adding a small gable porch to the garage where my grill and a few chairs can sit under a roof instead of on the open patio.  Plus I can put up actual party lights instead of Christmas lights for my new spot.   More photos to come of the finished project.  The roofers were at the house from 8am to 5:15 pm and got the house, garage and new gable done.  It started to pour down rain about a 1/2 hour after they left, so the "new" photos will have to wait until tomorrow...

...and did I mention it was 90 degrees today with a very high humidity?  Yuck.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Skyline photos

This one was cool with the cloud deck above and the sun shining across the middle.

Our normal view with the sun shining on the city.
Storming downtown.

So, we are back home finally and I need to catch up on life.

Thursday, July 29, 2010


As if dinner wasn't enough...we ordered dessert.  But it was yummy!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Favorites from Wednesday

Graphic45....need I say more?  This is our favorite paper and our favorite booth too!

Donna Downey teaching a class...I took the class on Tuesday with her but did not take any 
photos....I was too busy and didn't actually have my camera.
Mr. Tim doing a little DEMO at the RANGER booth. He was in every booth I swear!  We saw him every morning at the SIZZIX booth handing out a signed embossing folder set....sweet!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


First day of show and I left the camera in the room.....but not at the restaurant......Laredo's is our favorite Mexican restaurant at the show....we totally overate and had to take a big nap when we got back tot he room.

Monday, July 26, 2010

A Visit to the Zoo

Since we had time before class on Monday we headed downtown to see some sites...this time to the north of the downtown area.  Lincoln Park Zoo is a free zoo with $17 much for FREE.
The entryway to the main park.
Our favorite animal on this visit....the polar bear.  He just swam around and around and around.
No fond of the reptiles, but the building in the zoo were very interesting.

The view of the city at the far end of the park.

The park is along the shores of Lake Michigan but has a busy street between it and the lakeshore.

After our visit to the zoo we headed to Windy City Scrapbooks to check out their store and see what finds we could come across.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Heading to CHA!

A little site seeing along the way on our trip down to Chicago....and we are hungry and tired.  We picked up Lindsay and took her with us to lunch/supper.
Can you say YUM??
Giordanos Pizza is a Chicago must have!!  Deep dish and delish!
Finally, our room at the Double Tree Inn Chicago O'Hare.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Before photos

We are getting a new roof put on the house....the one we put on 15 years ago didn't last as long as it should have, so we are going with a steel roof this time!
We are also fixing the roof on the garage, which is over 25 years old....and the shingles are still great looking!
While the roof is torn apart we are getting a small gable end porch put on above the door for a small sitting area for the grill to be under.  That will be so nice when it rains!!

The guys are supposed to arrive while I am away for the big Scrapbooking trade show in Chicago....we shall see what happens!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Good times

After work cocktails?
Why not!Our favorite placePaula and LEann....they do not cooperate with my photo taking!!!