Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Fourth of July in Princeton and Stella's photo shoot!

                             I just love surprising the kids with "fancy" food on holidays!
                               Easy to do 4th of July waffles decorated with fruit to make a flag
                                                  was the design this year!  I think they liked it!
                             After breakfast, Emily had the kids dressed and ready to go to a
                          carnival she found in Princeton.  It was put on by a local church.
                                Stella looked so adorable, it prompted a necessary photo shoot.
                                    I bought these red boots for her right after she was born.
                                   Luckily she grew into them at the perfect time!!!

                                    Bronsen was sweet enough to join in the fun too!!!

                                       Off we went to the carnival.  Cherrie came with us and we
                                                        met my sister-in-law, Marie, there too. 
                                         The weather was great, not too hot, and the activities
                                              were perfect for a 2 and a 4 year old!

                                They loved the paintball guns!  They were shooting at a big
                                      wooden devil! (church sponsored)

                            Ladies were there painting on faces or arms.  Stella jumped right
                                      up, but then wasn't thrilled that it stayed on!

                                     After the carnival, we drove over to check on Brad
                                        at his dad's house.  He had been working hard all week.
                                     Got some nice pictures with great grandpa too!

                                       I brought some materials to make 4th of July streamers
                                         and when Cherrie brought out pots, lids and wooden
                                         spoons, an impromptu parade began!

                                 That evening, Princeton put on a fireworks display.  We were
                             able to watch from Teresa's workplace and have our own
                                         private showing!  AND, more tall corn!!!

                                                             "Is it dark enough yet?"

                                                    MORE OF THE CUTEST LITTLE
                                                         4TH OF JULY GAL EVER!!!!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Class Reunion pictures #1

                                           I was very excited to attend our 40th class reunion.
                                       Brad was not so excited, but being the great guy that he is...
                                             we dressed up and were set to go!  It was so nice of Emily
                                         to snap some "pre" reunion pictures of us!
                                       I only took my phone along and it acted up during the reunion, so I
                                       apologize for the bad picture quality, but I still wanted to put these
                                                             on my blog for memory sake!!
                                                         Jim Flitz, Gary Morton and Brad
                                            Two of my greatest friends, both at church and school.
                                                          Lori Simon Nelson and Jodi Bolbock
                                                  John Smith, a former teacher and coach came!
                                Tables were all decorated with HS themes (classes, events)
                                Larry Mylander won the homecoming queen items from that table!!!
                                                                         He was thrilled!
                                     Billl Nelson!  Another church and Douglas Elementary school friend.
                                            I once did his make-up for a play.  I made him into a turtle!
                                                                      He looked great then and now!!!
                                                    Kevin Ellis, another good buddy.  Other than glasses
                                                              this guy looks the same 40 years later!!

PHS Class of 1974 - 40th reunion! July 5,2014

Wonderful time meeting up with old friends, Julie Bogott Diller and Glenda Stamerjohn Boecher.

                                              Suzanne and Jim Flitz ( good friend and class president)
                                               Jodi Bolbock, one of my oldest, dearest friends!
                                          Lee Walgren, a former teacher and coach and Tom Diller.
                                                               Pat McCauley and Ron Peach
                                                                  Kevin Ellis and Glenda
                                            Kathy Krase in front.....Jodi and I being silly in back!!
                                                 John Lange ( I was in school from Kdg on with him!)
                                                            Catching up on local gossip!!!
                                                         Joe Durbin and Tom Diller
                              Sam Racina, Bill Nelson, Larry Mylander, John Lange, Amy Wolf Hodge
                                                                     Great friends!
                                                       We still know how to laugh!!!!