Sunday, December 7, 2008

Crazy Dogs of Good Manor...

Snow began to fall Saturday morning which is when Biggie comes to life...believe it or not his partner in crime today was Ms. Vera Bell...a quick video of them playing in the pre acuumulation flurries...of course, I missed the best parts:




The snow fell throughout the day giving us a mere couple inches but I'll take that for an early December snow fall. By the end of the day, the dogs (and kim) were worn out.....




and here is Kaj recooperating from his recent bout with the flu:



Saturday, November 29, 2008

Traditional Lighting of the Licking County Courthouse

Every year the Licking County Courthouse in Newark is lit for the first time of the season...the evening is full of carols, waiting for santa claus and of course finally the lighting...i have many memories going to the courthouse as a kid dressed in snowsuits anxiously waiting for santa to arrive....before we caught up with my mom, mike, deb, kelly and the rest of deb's clan we stopped for some cashew turtles at Goumas' the best chocolate in licking county....

kim bundling up before venturing onto the square

you have to stop for a piece of chocolate

before the lights go on

after they are lit and a happy kelly


finally, an updated picture of the four of us!!!

my mom and mike

the gazebo even got some holiday love.

And just in case you have not had enough..see it for yourself:

video

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Day...

....started at kim's mom's house for meal number one of the day,. here is kim, heather and kim's two nieces....oh yes, vera belle is also there front and center...
late afternoon we headed to my mom's house...where we ate some leftovers and pumpkin pie before planning our big plans for black friday...
thanksgiving day also bring the birthday of two of our furry friends...ruby j and miss nelly...they got stuffed toys from my mom but they were quickly confiscated by bully biggie....
Happy Birthday Ruby and Nelly!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving


Today I give thanks to those who have touched my life this year in more ways than I could ever express. 2008 has had its ups and downs but you have all been there to make some part of everyday special....wishing you a very special thanksgiving with your friends and family...I love you all!!!!!


**Special thanks to sharonandrews, heather and nina for a few of the images you enjoyed in the slideshow.

Monday, November 17, 2008

First Snow...Can You Smell It?

I love the smell of late autumn snow falls, have you ever noticed? Next time take note -- go outside, close your eyes and take in the crisp clean smell of fresh snow..it is almost as good as those first few hints of spring....no accumulations to write home about but i will take anything, if it is going to be cold, we might as well have snow...here are a few shots around good manor this evening:
I spent sometime outside playing frisbee with dakota and the game continued in the barn when i got a bit chilled:


then just a little fun with photoshop:
and to end -- we took a random trip to walmart last night with deb and kelly....we picked up a candle at the recommendation of sharonandrews, a buddha find and i got a pair of shoes to trek around the yard in the wet, cold and hopefully snowy yard this winter.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

DW Weekend at Good Manor

The DW's minus poor Wingie made the trip to Good Manor earlier this month-we had a great time despite the lack of smile on kim's face.....thanks eveyone for making the journey to Ohio.



Wednesday, November 5, 2008

YES WE CAN

I'M PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN...PROUD TO ELECT BARACK OBAMA AS PRESIDENT OF THE USA....AN EVENING IN AMERICAN HISTORY NOT TO BE FORGOTTEN....AS OBAMA SAYS....AMERICA - A PLACE WHERE ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.........

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Halloween 2008

We attended two Halloween parties this year....the first was hosted by sharonandrew's daughter in Westerville...sharon, kim and marcy went as the supremes...look at them...to cool for school:

Noreen was along to chaperon the event and ensure the safety of the Supremes:


The next party was at my Mom's....here we have Witch Kim, Deb as the Kiss Fan, the Red Devil Kelly and I was a mad scientist for the evening...







We played lots of games including pool, word games, a halloween madlib and a cookie decorating contest...here is my winning cookie, ok maybe not, i can't find the picture!!

Happy Halloween!!!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Washington DC


Leonard and I took a quick trip to DC last week for a work related seminar but had a little time to explore ...enjoy....



we started off in arlington at the cemetary...

watched the changing of the guard.....

saw the eternal flame...

without a cab in sight we walked back to dc...the view back to dc from memorial bridge...
VALOR - a gift from the people Italy...

the lincoln memorial...
leonard by a pillar in order to fully appreciate the size...
Mr. Lincoln...
looking off the lincoln memorial stairs down the mall....
WW2 Memorial

the washinton momument from its base....
and at night...