June 20, 2009

A bit of fun a bit of work

Yesterday was a stormy day here. I was really glad that I drove the car to work, but after work, well, I was Jones'n for a ride on the Honda. Holly was setting up a table to sell jewelry at one of the Polish halls that Grand Rapids is known for. I picked up the boys and we hit Buffalo Wild Wings, Holly's least favorite place that we boys love. After dinner I took the boys home and reviewed my options.

I had promised Holly that I would be back to help her carry her stuff out. 2 reasons, her wing is still bad and the neighborhood is one of those that are reminiscent of Clint Eastwood's in Gran Torino, rough and run down.

I put on the leathers and then the rain suit and headed out. The first 3 miles were dry, after that, well, I've ridden in worse storms. The nice thing was that it was warm out, so even though I was getting soaked in some spots, at least it wasn't that miserable, cold kind of wet.

Today we did a bit of yard work. GASP! I know, it's hard to believe, between Holly and me, one of us has been out of commission for the past three summers. Here's a shot of the front bed. We pulled out the shrubs that have been there since we'd bought the house and in their place are 2 varieties of day lilies. I think this will look really cool when it fills out.
With both of our finished flower beds for 2009

I'm also throwing in a shot of Spencer playing in the water, I love his youthful approach to life!

Have a great day!

June 17, 2009


Today we returned from our trip to Chicago for NeoCon. Well, I attended NeoCon, the family, they had a great time in the city on the bus tours, shopping, wandering and dining. Ian took 606 photos while we were away. I won't be sharing all of them, but I will post a few.
This is the Merchandise Mart, click the link to learn more about the Mart. I spent the better part of 3 days wandering on floors 3, 7, 8, 10 and 11.

This is a shot Ian took, yes, all three of them are in this shot.
Have a great day!