Wednesday, June 16, 2010

And we're off!!

Look out Chicago--here we come!!  A fun filled weekend of shopping and site-seeing await me and my girl.  The American Girl store is our first stop on Thursday--with a luncheon in the store's dining room!  Then let the tearing up of WaterPlace begin!

There are so many fun things we want to do--the weather is going to be good--but it's going to be freaking HOT~  Navy Pier and 95 degrees?  Whew--better pack some extra deoderant!!!

My sister and I have been planning this trip for ages and I'm SO excited that it's finally here!!

We are taking the train--a first for me!  I've never traveled that way and I'm looking forward to seeing how it goes.  It was SUPER cheap and I don't have the headaches of driving or dealing with idiots on the road--woohoo!!!

I'll be back with updates later!!!!  You all have a safe weekend!!!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Rough Night in my "neck of the woods"

With all apologies to Al Roker--man what night!!!

Rain, wind and Tornados--Oh my!!!  While all the major damage was about 15 miles to the North East of us, we had a wild and crazy night around here with 2 major storm systems rolling thru in about 4 hours.

I have never been in this kind of stuff in the middle of the night beofre and it's pretty scary!  Daytime storms are bad enough around here, but when you cannot see what is coming at you, it gets your heart racing.  We pray for the lives that were lost and thank goodness all we lost was the power for a while.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

REALLY ?????????????

Still nothing too exciting going on in my world, but I do have to share a little bit o'the crazy from the in-law front.

We have been sent an announcement for a GRADUATION!!!!  Whose graduation you ask?  Well, I'll be happy to tell's for my just turned 5 year old niece-in-law (you know, daughter of crazy sister-in-law).

They are proud to announce her graduation from PRE KINDERGARTEN and will be having a party at their house for the historic event that we were ALL invited to. 

Ummmm yeah....Graduation from PRE-Kindergarten??  Really?  and not to be a total bitch, but she never really went to Pre-K at a real school, it was at the day care center.

If they are throwing a big backyard barbeque for this, what the hell are they going to do for the kid when she really does something important?  Like graduate from KINDERGARTEN???  Throw a parade????  I wonder what the gift registration will be for that event?

Oh--did I mention that we got this announcement with the party invitation on Sat the 29th??  When is the party you ask?  It was for the next day!  Guess we were an afterthought. 

OH!  I actually do have an announcement of my own!!  DD got an award from school for making Honor Roll for the entire year!  Yeah Child!!  She is so smart--it's scary sometimes.

I'm so proud of her--but I guess I should feel like a failure as a parent since I didn't rent out a skywriter plane to announce it publicly.  I should be ashamed for saying that we would go out for Ice Cream to celebrate her awesome grades.  Bad Mommy!!