Sunday, August 25, 2013

Stretched out over a couple of days Bob's family got together for a family reunion with all of his siblings with the exception of their brother Ronnie.  In a way Ronnie was there.  They placed his photo on a fan and took it everywhere passing it around.You will notice Ronnie posing in a few of the pictures.

They started the evening at Mary Ann's home celebrating Joyce's sweet 16th birthday and Angela's 60th birthday after a barbecue. It was surprise for Angela.

The next day everyone met down town Chicago for a boat architectural cruise.  After that everyone went to Lee and Maria's for a while then had dinner at a near by restaurant.

Everyone had a wonderful time and they are already talking about planning something for next  year.

To see all of the photos click on "older posts."

Birthday Cake!!! (red velvet bundt)

Boat Cruise in Chicago ( a part of the Family Reunion festivities)


Rina and Angela


Lee and Jane


Mary Ann

John and Maria



Ben and Jane

Jake and Andy (playing games)

Bob, Doug and Bill (in the basement doing some geekie stuff)

Party Cupcakes

David, Ronnie's photo and Rina

Balloons Celebrating Joyce's 16th and Angela's 60th Birthday.

Red Velvet Bundt Cake Celebrating Joyce's 16th and Angela's 60th Birthday. (the best red velvet cake I have ever had)

Jake and Angela

Jane, Angela, David, Joyce, and Andy checking out the cake.

Rina's Bob with Ronnie's Photo

Jimmie, Rina, Ronnie's Photo and Laurie

Friday, August 23, 2013

After leaving Indiana we drove to Chicago where we stayed with Ben, Jane and Jake.  We took a weekend trip to Lake Geneva.  My sister Cece and husband Tim met us in Lake Geneva and spent the afternoon boating. Afterwards we all went to dinner. They live in Appleton WI. and we appreciate them driving there to meet us.  It had been a long time since we visited.
We were also privileged to attend Jake's all-star baseball game which they won.  Since Bob is retired we were able to spend a little more time than usual.  It was definitely a quality visit and we had so much fun.  We also visited with my brother Sy and wife Hollie along with their daughters Denise and Lisa with her husband Nick. One of the days we went to visit with Ben parents.  Ben's brother and his family paid us a visit also.  One evening we attended a concert in Glendale Heights during a festival.  Jane and Joy's friend Amy and her friend met us there. We also had dinner one night with our friends Joe and Char.  As I am giving a detailed account of what we did and the people we saw I realize we were pretty busy.
In my next post I will bring you some photos and stories of Bob's family reunion.   What a wonderful time we had!

Jake Tubeing On Lake Geneva

Monday, August 19, 2013

Happy Birthday Casey!

Today is Casey's 40th birthday.  Casey is a wonderful and sweet daughter-in-law.  We all love her very much.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

We took a trip north to Indiana and Chicago to visit family and attend Bob's family reunion.  Our first stop was Indiana.  We stayed with my brother Tim and his wife.  Thank you Tim and Linda for your wonderful hospitality.  Our long time family friend, Jeff arranged a dinner where all of my brothers and sister who lives in that area except for Joe was able to attend.  I did get to see Joe one evening with his new baby girl. She is so adorable.  My cousins Larry and Marlene and Kim and Michelle were there too. We were able to see several nieces and nephews and long time friends Jim and Sharon.  We also made a surprise visit to the nursing home to see my kid's Grandmother.  
It was so nice to see everyone.  I will be continuing with our visit to Chicago soon.

Tim and Bob


Family Dinner at Restaurant in Lafayette, IN.

This is just a portion of relatives attending the dinner.  Thanks to Jeff for putting it together.  (from right to left) Kim, Tim, Linda, Phil, Andrew and Luke

Cousin Larry and His Wife Marlene

Aunt Geneva and My Brother, Stan

Monday, August 12, 2013

Congratulations to Brittany!

Brittany graduated early from the University of North Texas earning her "Creative Writing Degree."  Everyone is so proud of you Brittany and we all wish you the best in your future.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Yesterday our daughter Joy and dear friend Gill shared the same birthday.  Gill and her husband Dave are visiting from Australia and we were thrilled to be able to celebrate both birthdays at Los Vaqueros last night. We had a great time visiting and catching up.

Happy Birthday to Joy!

Rob and Joy.  I couldn't get a serious pose from Rob.

Happy Birthday Gill!

Gill, Dave with John and Bob in the background