Friday, August 14, 2015

A Busy (and fun) Summer

It's been a while since I've blogged and that's a good thing.  My health, (both the cancer thing and my knee injury,) has been good so I've been busy taking advantage of the nice weather we've been enjoying in the Chicago area.  We've traveled some, making it to weddings and a weekend get-away to the eastern shores of Lake Michigan.  Although our summer fun isn't over yet, here are some recent photos...

In late-May, we went to Omaha for Emma and Andrew's wedding.  The special wedding guest was 'Smokin', Emma's family's pet turkey.  Oddly, as far as pets go, he's a pretty cool one.  It was nice he put a bowtie on for the ceremony.  

These are Emma's parents, Roger and Denise.  Denise and I have been friends since grade school. 
Sloan, me, Mike, Dale and Dan

Long time friends from Omaha met for dinner.  We forgot to take a photo earlier in the evening when everyone was there, but here are the last few. 
Thanks to Tom, Terri, Mark, Diann, Tim, Lisa, Kathy, and Cindy (all not pictured) for coming out for a great night of catching up.


                                Brunch with old family friends, 
                                Jeri and Tsutomu

We've had ice cream with Hyat and his family at Daisy's, the new ice cream shop in Palatine.  

Wynn, Nina and I drove to Saugatuck, MI for a long weekend.   Kayaking on the Saugatuck River near Douglas, MI was so relaxing.  The water lilies were beautiful.

Anita, a childhood friend, was in town with her son, Will.  We met them for dinner at the Signature Room in the Hancock Building in Chicago.

Dear friends, Pat and Chuck's son, Dan, married Liz in a barn, in West Bend, WI.  It was our first barn wedding.  Chuck's home brewed ales were a hit and Liz's homemade hand pies were amazing.  We had a blast!


We have been eating really well this summer.  We are members of a CSA (community supported agriculture).  Weekly, I pick up a box chocked full of organic, locally grown, veggies from our farmers' market. Look at this food!  I'm sure that this is helping fight the cancer battle. 

I'll post again as soon as I can.  If I don't get to it for a while, it's 'cause I'm out having fun and too busy to blog.  (Either that or I'm napping in between the fun.)