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Showing posts from November, 2017

Halloween (Yes I do mean this year)

With thanksgiving looming around the corner I figured I'd better get to my post about halloween.

 A couple months before(it may even have been 3 or 4, as this kid definitely plans way ahead๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰) LiLi drew this sketch of what she wanted to be for halloween & mentioned it weekly to make sure I was doing my part & figuring out how to make it.  Of course me, being me, headed off to the store the week before, spent a zillion dollars on fabric & managed to snag this hat which was almost identical to the one she had designed!  Score one for Nana!  It needed to be done the friday before & true to my schedule I went over with it Thurs night for a final fitting.  She absolutely loved it but made sure to tell me I had reversed the black & white on the skirt๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ  I also had to take a pair of scissors & cut this beautiful dress while she was instructing me on how it should look.  In case you are wondering, the blotchy  stains on the bodice are supposed to be blood! 

Getting used to our new normal

We've had some changes in our life around here & Jessica has moved back in with us for a while. Of course Keek(little kitty) & Luna came along for the ride so we are all adjusting to our new normal.  She is now working in an emergency animal hospital which is open 24 hours so all the shifts are 12 hours & can be anywhere from 2pm - 2am, 6pm - 6am, 8pm - 8am or reversed.  Her normal week is 3 days but she has been also picking up extra shifts.  We're figuring it all out as we go & manage to have dinner together a few days a week.
This pic cracks me up!
 Molly went from being the "spoiled only dog" to having to share everything, including her bed with Luna.  Luna is a brat at times & steals Molly's toys, runs by her squeaking them & jumps on the couch.  She then sits there as if to say "Nerner, nerner you're not allowed up here๐Ÿ˜›"  She really has fun with that game as she can go from the sun room to the living room & back.…

Dinner in the city

We took the ferry into Manhattan to meet Josh & gang for dinner

 These lucky people were on their way to a cruise

 Josh with his fav aunt JoAnne
 Carol's Mom, Dad, sister & nephew.  It was a very interesting dinner as only her sister spoke a limited amount of english so it took about 20 minutes just to order food.
 A couple of Carol's friends also joined us to celebrate their anniversary

We had a great time in spite of the language barrier

Love Val

Trip to the city

We took a trip to visit JoAnne & Peter, celebrate Josh & Carol's 1st anniversary & to meet Carol's family.  Her mother, father, sister & nephew were visiting from Brazil.  We took a walk down by the river when we got to JoAnne's so Molly could have a run in the "dog park"
Not exactly what she is used to๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ.  Yes that is astro turf that you are seeing!
It is still a nice place to walk even though there's not too much real grass

Blogger is not cooperating with downloading pics so I will finish this post later

Love Val