Friday, August 31, 2007
Posted by Julie at 8:48 AM
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Happy birthday Grandma & Meaghan! It was a beautiful sunny Sunday to be celebrating your birthdays! We hope you had a wonderful day!
And a HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to Mom & Dad! Tomorrow will be 30 years. It's not going to be 96 degrees in the shade, but it's going to be just as sunny! Your 30 years have shaped Amy, Greg, Brenda & I into who we are, and we are so blessed to have you. (Not to mention the countless rootbeer float bars and whoopie pies our friends consumed in their times of needs too!)
We love you and wish you a superb anniversary! XOXOXO!
Posted by Dawn Doucette at 6:48 PM
Monday, August 20, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
by Noah Gregory
I got to fly to CA from MPS by myself! The flight was kind of long and boring, but I was excited to get there to see Audrey. Once we got together we drove to Audrey's new home. We put my bags in her apartment then went to subway to get something to eat. But, guess what - she locked us out of her apartment and car!!!!!! We had to walk to her old work to get extra keys from her roommate. But, guess what?!? Her roommate wasn't there!!!!
We walked back to her home and Audrey and had to break into her house by climbing into her roommates balacony. She climb some balacany bars, jumped a wall and she broke into her own apartment without the cops being called!
Later in the week we went to the beach. Here is a picture of us!!!
I might tell more later. Bye.
Posted by Grip KT at 8:33 AM
Friday, August 10, 2007
Okay everybody, it's that time of the year again! Sun Prarie Cornfest is next weekend! Grandma has offered to have a gathering at her house to celebrate you know what... Corn! No really, it would be a great time to get together for some wonderful family time like we used to do every month for birthdays. So to celebrate Uncle Vince's birthday, Meaghan's & Grandma's birthday, let's get together at Grandma's house!
If you're in, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and tell her what you are hungry for... a.k.a. what you would like someone to make for a dish to pass.
Aunt Rita, if you are off work next Sundayand able to attend, could you please, please bring taco dip?
Hope to see you all there! Have a wonderful weekend! Lots of Love!
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
So with that Happy Birthday Vince!
Posted by Julie at 1:26 PM
Sunday, August 5, 2007
Saturday, August 4, 2007
Well Diane I agree we need to get more people blogging, but I am totally enjoying the conversations we are already having. I have dedicated myself to taking my health into my hands and not letting the doctors have control. 2007 has proven to be the year I have had the endurance and support to get the ball moving in the right direction. This blog has become a very important part of my motivation. I get to hear stories and thoughts from those who are the most important in my life (family) and have always been my driving force. I don't think there are words to explain how we feed off each others strengths and how we are more able to achieve our goals with that strength.
NOW for the story of a well loved couch. There is a couch out there now living at 317 Windsor Street, Sun Prairie that has a lot of secrets buried in its cushions. Vince and Kelly bought it when they were first married, a beautiful taupe pit group with recliners on the ends and a hide-a-bed in the middle. When we first started to go to Schwans banquets we would leave our kids at Vince and Kellys for the overnight. We have many pictures of Kelly and kids snuggling on the hide-a-bed making many warm memories. Then as time went on The Reindls replaced the pit with a nice leather grouping and very kindly passed on the memory couch to the Doucettes for their living room group. Doucettes eventually put it in the family room. There have been many sleepovers with all our kids through the years and through high school many kids crashed here. So many stories have been told on that couch and many secrets have been shared. Now with our reorganization of our house with no live in children we asked if the Reindls had any use for the couch. Well as luck would have it they were in need of a couch for their man room in the basement. That couch is still in pretty good shape and I am so happy it get to absorb more history. I was a pretty amazing evening when Vince, Meaghan, and Nick came with a trailer to move the couch home. Ed and Bill were here to lend a hand for the heavy pieces and all loaded up, off they went into the dark of night with the couch. Happy Trails and many more memories to be had. Have a great weekend. Love, Julie
Posted by Julie at 7:35 AM
Friday, August 3, 2007
I used to drive UNDER 35W every day home from work when I worked in Eagan. And just about that time of day as well. Another good thing about not working there any more.
And I also just wanted to say I think we need to get more people blogging. It's easy and fun. I love to read about what's happening.
And I've been giving it some thought about the "fear" question. I remember when I had the revelation that I had more fears than I ever acknowledged. I think we can deny most of our fears because we just avoid the situations that make us fearful. If you start to think about those times, it's amazing how we go through life seeking comfort rather than facing our fears and overcoming them. So often, are fears are based on an overactive imagination, imagining the worst, also known as False Evidence Appearing Real. Just because you don't go around with constant anxiety doesn't mean you don't have fears. It could just mean you avoid a lot of life because it isn't comfortable.
Anyhow, I don't know about biggest fear, but I do know I hate to feel stupid and try to avoid that at all cost. This means I don't always ask questions when it would be the simplest way to find out something. I'll research it first - go online, get a book, etc. Even though I can laugh at myself, I still know there are times when this inhibits my growth - and I'm working on it. It's a great experiment to ask a certain number of questions every day - just for practice - even if I think I know the answer. I know it doesn't sound like a big risk, but hey, it's progress.
And I know I have other fears, but since I'm the first to reveal, I thought I'd start small. I'll see what others come up with and see if I can add to my list. Fear is so illogical and emotion based and acknowledging that you have fears is probably the only way to overcome them. Great question Scott. Now, let's hear from the rest of y'all.
Posted by Diane at 3:29 PM
Thursday, August 2, 2007
Posted by Diane at 7:08 AM
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
What is your biggest fear, not your biggest phobia?
My biggest fear was not finding my true love (good thing I overcame that fear!)
My biggest phobia is ... snakes or Ophidiophobi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ophidiophobia).
And yours ...............
Posted by Scott Gregory at 10:32 PM