One of My Favorite Memories

One of My Favorite Memories
My daughter,Amy...My husband,Craig & Me in Boston

I "HEART" YOU!!!!!!!

I "HEART" YOU!!!!!!!
"Don't Waste Time hating those who hate you! Instead Spend Time loving Those Who Love You!

Please Be Gentle

Please Be Gentle
I Have RSD/CRPS..Please Be Gentle..

OH The Magic And The Memories

OH The Magic And The Memories
I Love My Family So Much!

My Forever Love

My Forever Love
My Prince Finally Came!!!!

OMG!

OMG!
Oh My Goodness!!! Look At That!

We Are All Together

We Are All Together
Now...Life Is Good Again!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

"We Are Family..A Bond That No One Can Break!!! Chi-Town '11

We're HERE!! WE MADE IT!!

This is the Life!

I love my Hubby! Look Where we are!!
Momma & Daughter in Chicago together!!
My Little Family...A Bond That No One Can Break!! "We Are Family"!!
Pretty weird looking up into the "BEAN"!! All 3 of us!
Hello all!!
Well, this weekend was very fun as my family and I went to Chicago. We visited the Chi-town famous places, including: The Bean (did you know that it is made from liquid Mercury? Yup..just a little fact that I "picked up" along the way!), Millenium Park with the "Spitting Sign's Fountain Walls" and all of it's character and "characters"!! LOL..We also investigated every inch of the "Navy Pier" and ate at "Bubba Gumps" and then the next time we went down the Pier and ate at another cute spot on the water! It was wonderful! The weather was too!!!
   The weather cooperated with us for the most part and it was wonderful! **(If you want to read the "story" please check out my blog at: www.youNmeandacuppatea.blogspot.com. It is full of stories from the past & present. It combines some good  and uplifting stories with some not so much uplifting but full of candor and a Mother's Love for her children!) We couldn't  have asked for better weather really, at this time of year in the unpredictable Midwest. 
    As we started on our way, my motorized scooter had become "dead" and the battery itself had "died"! We had no time to get a new one before the trip. But again, it is 9 years old almost ! So we'll get that checked out later, but in the mean time I had to make do with my seated walker, but hated it! I hate "looking sick" and to me, the walker makes me "look" sicker! Oh well, I needed some kind of help and that was what was available so I had to make it work! I also used my cane but the walker for the most part.
     For just a little explanation of the pictures, we went to the Millenium park first off on Friday when we arrived. Then we visited the Navy Pier and met my cousin Tom and his wife for dinner at "Bubba Gumps Shrimp Co". It was a great time and the company was wonderful, the scenery was super and the food was just "O.K." this time (not quite as delectable as we had remembered it being)! 
    After that we were off to bed for the night after seeing the park in the dark, night time hours for awhile..playing in the water and taking funny pictures in front of the wall which was "blue" and lit up; but was supposed to be "spitting faces" where one person on each side, one face in each picture from each of the 2 "wall/fountains" show up as faces and morph into "spitting water across to each other"!!! It's very fun to watch and we did get to see it in the day time but the night time it was not there. The "taste of Chicago " was also going on in Grant park but we stayed clear of there with so many people.
     We took in all the sights, the Magnificant Mile shopping boardwalk and sales (if any) and checked out every nook and cranny of the city ,that was available and able to get to for us!
We ate al Fresco! All of us enjoy that! We thought the breakfast spots were so full and hectic with crowds of people so when we found a "Panera bread and Cafe'" like home....we were eccstatic!! We sat outdoors in the sunshine and warm air, drank our coffees and talked with eachother intelligently and warmly like a family should talk with their 22 year old daughter who is also the "light of their life"!!
     Well, like I said, if you want the full blown story, go ahead and read my blog...you can go back in time on it and find interesting stories, sad stories of family times gone bad and alot of good, fun and interesting stories that you may be intrigued by!
Mother/daughter in Chi-town/Navy Pier
Craig N Suz at the Navy Pier!
All of Us Eating Dinner and having a "lemonade"(for me) an a Beer for Them!
Amy at the Millenium Park Fountain wall
Me at the Wall/fountain
Family rest, eat and drink time!!
      So...enjoy checking out the rest of my "Picture Blog" here about my family trip to Chicago in June 2011 and please comment if you have something kind or nice/fun to say!! Oh and I'd like to end with that we tried on the last day to go back to the Navy Pier because we didn't get to see so much. We were going to meet my cousin and his wife again, but my RSD pain flared up (probably because I didn't have the chance to use the motorized scooter and it forced me to walk all of those days and I was in so much pain and exhausted and we finally just had to stop and make it time to go home! We definitely need to buy a new battery for my scooter, don't we?? I've "paid for this trip" dearly since we've been home...with extra pain and swelling and exhaustion! But it was still worth every second of the vacation. I was proud of myself for not ruining my daughter's vacation or my hubby's by complaining all about my pain the whole time. Sure, I mentioned it once or twice, but I didn't make it my main focus. No matter what, I still focused on the other things set before me and we had a wonderful trip! I love my daughter and my husband so much. We always have fun together!
The Gorgeous fountains of Chicago & the 3 of us


He is "King of the World"!!! LOL


My baby Girl all grown UP!!

Me with Chicago sky line behind !!


   
Our "American Girl Store" full of precious Memories
The Spitting Fountain in Millenium Park

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

My Fun Loving Husband Helping the Kids out!!

Mr. Stewart & Principal , Mr. Learned
Hello all, 
Well as most of you know already, my husband has been an elementary school teacher now for over 34 years! ...give or take a year or two ..LOL...He loves to teach the children and he's a wonderful teacher for them! He's a great father and a super loving, wonderful Husband also. I just wanted to give you a little glimpse of him when he volunteered to go into the dunk tank for the school fundraiser a few weeks ago. It was to raise money for the kids and the school so he volunteerd; not knowing it was going to be raining, cold and only about 62 degrees outside AND that the school's hot water heater tank broke so they couldn't even put warm/hot water in the tank for him! 
    I was so worried about him getting sick as he already had a sore throat and a laryngitis so I was afraid he'd get pneumonia or something!! He weathered it all very well but said he wouldn't do it again if the weather is so very cold !!! He say's "it was freezing cold out there and I was turning blue, but I did it!"....LOL..about 15 kids/people "dunked " him and fun was had by all ..(except for those who were cold and freezing to death by the end !!) ...love,Suzanne 
Mr. Stewart in the "dunk tank" at the elem. school fair fundraiser!
Mr Kevin & Mr Stewart *getting ideas from Mr. Kevin!! He went in first!! LOL
 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Photos From Fun Times as a Family

My Amy Joy!! All Dressed for going to the Green St Fair June '11

A black and white picture of  me 'n my girl!

Entertainment at the Park!!

Just the 3 of Us at the Greenstreet Fair!

My Love Of My Life!


Me at the Greenstreet Fair 2010


My daughter and ME!!!

The Plymouth Fountain in the Park

a cute little Caterpillar!!

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Crystal Bowersox at the Plymouth Greenstreet Fair!!

Craig getting a massage at the Fair!! LOL

Me w/o my glasses ...sometimes on...sometimes Off!!!

 Hello all.... Well my picture blog is falling behind..so here are some great photo's from some family fun times lately! Some are from Craig's school when he was in the "dunk tank" for a fundraiser. He volunteered to get "dunked" to raise money for the kids! What a wonderful guy he is, that's one reason why I love him so much!!
   I have other pictures here that are from more fun times and they are pretty self explanatory as far as just from looking at them you'll know!!! So...enjoy looking at the world through my eyes for just a bit...Have a piece of the "Dayz of my Life"!!
Amy with her scholarship award for MA degree

the 3 of us celebrating with Amy !!

Amy getting her Dean's Merit Scholarship 2nd time!

Amy's scholarship award!

Amy up on the big screen at the Banquet!!

amy and her friend from Alaska, another Amy!

amy actually receiving her Dean's Merit Scholarship for her MA!

Amy getting clapped for and waiting after receiving her award

the other amy getting her award too!
 Love, Suzanne

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