Sunday, September 30, 2007

Bragan's Baby Shower

On September 28th, Mom, Caroline & I drove to Alabama for my friend Bragan's baby shower. Little did I know they had a surprise bridal shower for me when we arrived. Thank you so much again ladies! We stayed with Gwen and George (Bragan's parents and friends of my family as well) & Bragan's sister Morgan came in from Auburn. Our friend Elizabeth (and baby Connor), Bragan and I all got to spend some time together and have a slumber party too :) Below is a slideshow of the baby shower and some pics from the Auburn vs. Fla Gator game we watched at "Aunt Sharon's Barn". Thanks for a great weekend that went way too fast! Bragan, we're all excited to meet baby Grier Lillianne Patterson!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

An Afternoon at Jack's

On Monday, mom's boyfriend Jack took us to his place by the river in Patriot, Indiana. We boated, jetskied, swam, drank wine, and grilled out. Thanks Jack for the mini vacation! :) Below is a slidshow, I was too busy swimming to get many pics, but did capture a few memories...

Riding Brittany

Deer in our front yard...not an uncommon scene. Notice the brown grass, we need rain!!!:(

Just thought I'd post a few pics of Uncle Ron and his girl. We are starting to train Flica, so hopefully I'll havve more pics soon.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Brunch at the Paters

Bob and Emilia, Gimo's Bro-in-law and sister, invited the fam over on Sunday for cousin Rosemary's birthday brunch. It was an incredible spread (as you'll see from pics below)! Emilia is an awesome Italian cook, and made sure no one left hungry, or able to button their pants when we left.

Check out all this yummy food, Bottom: I'm stuffed, but still had room for dessert...

Top: Mom & boyfriend Jack, Gabe & Stephen Bottom: Rosemary using part of her bday card to accessorize, cutie patootie Gram

From L to R: Nina, Emilia, Bob, Zia Tecla

Sister hugs are so wonderful! :)

Top: Grammy & Mom, Gimo's "godfather face" Bottom: Jack should be a politician, Instead of kissses for the cook, we were kissed by the cook!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Kings Island

I spent Saturday at Kings Island with Christa & Friends (Tammy, Jason & Jeremy) and the Setas! So much fun - we were wet, cold, and tired by the end of the night, but I'd do it again next Saturday...any takers??? :)

Friday, September 7, 2007

Poor Caeli

Caeli, Uncle Ron & Aunt Sandy's golden retriever, hates thunder storms. Usually when it's bad, they will keep her inside, but unfortunately a few weeks ago, they didn't get home in time. She had jumped the fence during a bad thunderstorm and broken her leg. The result was surgery, two pins in her leg, and a full cast. The cast was soon replaced by a splint, which the family signed to wish her a speedy recovery. Get well soon Caeli! ;)

Beads! Beads! Beads!

It was a great trip to creede, and very productive as well. Damon and I are so excited about buying Loverings Bead Loft. Everything just seems to be falling into place with buying inventory, having a place to rent, and our banker is excited to help us, having past experience with similar clients. As far as the mural, it sold for $275 at the salsa festival. I was a little bummed after having heard someone offered $500 for it back in July. Ah well, it's to be expected as I'm a no name artist out there. Hopefully after opening the store next spring and getting my work out there, things'll change for next salsa festival! :) So here's a few pics from my day spent at the bead loft. Check out the fun inventory...

I made a few friends with some of the regulars, who do beautiful work!

The earrings and necklace on the right I made for Ashlee, you'll see her wearing them at Tommy's in the pics below. Yay! It's so much fun to do!

Saturday night, after the Salsa festival and auction, Damon and I spent time with friends at Tommyknockers bar as a last hurrah before I left town. They had a really cool bunch of cats from Kansas come and play a gig, I didn't take pics, but Amanda, Ashlee and I grooved. It was great! The band was very Kneally style!