Wednesday, September 09, 2009


Hi everyone, time for another email blog post!

Thank you Glo for the nudge. I think I need you around to do that from time to time :-)

My dad is in town this week, and Jeffy and I are meeting up with him every evening after work. I haven't seen him in nearly three years. Unfortunately, the DC area has been inflicted with some cooler temps and English rain for the week but that doesn't stop him. He's even more outdoorsy now than he was before moving out to Calgary.

I have posted
a link to my Facebook album of this summer, so I hope you visit and get caught up. Also feel free to add me since that's easier for me to update daily.

Going chronologically:

Early on we spent a weekend at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. It rained a bit but we still got our feet wet and played Skeeball.

Then there was a Tracy Chapman concert in Baltimore where we hung out with one of Jeff's law school friends.

We took a quick trip to Hershey, Pennsylvania where we learned all about chocolate and even ate some, including taking a "chocolate flight". We ate dinner one evening at Jeff's cousin's house nearby. Lovely place, great kids, huge dog, etc.

There was a double birthday at Jeff's sister's house in the Baltimore area, where I met his mom (in town for the weekend) and his younger sister and her 3 very well-behaved boys, though her hubby was out of state at a reunion. We played a bit of pitching and batting with the boys until the mosquitoes ate us alive, followed by Scrabble with his mother (she won).

A couple of weekends ago, we joined Jeffy's mom at her lake house in Traverse City, Michigan. It was cold and rainy but we managed to enjoy ourselves before leaving by climbing the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes. Also, I beat them both at Scrabble!Labor Day weekend was just that - laboring in the house to tidy up, hang shelves, run errands, and just enjoy having a 3-day weekend.

We went to a wedding near Sugarloaf Mountain, where the groom approved of me and said all the good things about Jeffy that he could think of. He said Jeff had told him I was pretty, but added that I was even prettier than he'd expected. And the bride said, "You're next!" We danced, tried to catch the bouquet/garter, and ate chocolate covered strawberries.

Well, must get back to work now.

I hope you're all well and I'll try to pop by and say hi this weekend.


nikkipolani said...

Hey girl! Nice to see you here now and again. And good for Glo for nudging you. Perhaps you can't tell from your email posting, but black text on black is hard to read (I read it through my Reader which puts it black on white). I'm reminded again how apropos your new blog title is for all the new and good things in your life this year. Hugs!

Danielle said...

Hey Miss O! So glad you're back! Hershey Park, is the epitome of candyland in the US! I would have loved to munch of some sweet stuff, and listen to Tracy Chapman with you and Mr. Jeff. So glad, that things are going well for you. I'll be checking back, for more post. :)

This is Miss Fluff!

steve on the slow train said...

Somehow I missed the Traverse City pictures on Facebook. My daughter Sarah went to the Interlochen Arts Acadamy for her junior and senior year of college, so I'm familiar with the area. Anyhow, wonderful pictures.

P.S. I had no idea Berghoff's had a restaurant at O'Hare. When Kathleen and I lived in Oak Park, we'd go to the one on Adams Street in the Loop on very special occasions.

Palm Springs Savant said...

You are one busy gal!

Guyana-Gyal said...

Tracy Chapman is up and about! I'm glad to hear. I'd wondered what'd happened to her.

Phewwww, you're busy...and happy, that's the main thing, the happy bit.
And I know, based on your blog posts and comments from your friends, that you worked at finding it. Good for you, Olivia.

Flighty said...

Good to that see that you're busy enjoying life!
Take care. xx

The Moody Minstrel said...

What's with the Japanese spam? I promise you I had nothing to do with it!

Visiting Hershey's almost seems like a religious pilgrimage.

beginninghere said...

Nice to catch up with you Liv. If you haven't been blogging much I haven't been blogging at all. Perhaps now I will be able to pop in from time to time. Hope so.

Um Naief said...

Love Scrabble. Played it w/ my mom and oldest sister in the States... getting beat all but once. :)

So.... you're next eh??!!!!!! :)))))

Love how happy you are and am glad things are going so well....

Glo said...

Nudge, nudge, say no more ;)

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