01/11/11 01:55- ID#53422
Last Modified: 01/11/11 01:56
01/05/06 07:56- ID#25306
warning: cool and adorable photos inside
the first few were beauties and went off without a hitch
then one of them tipped over, sending brilliant blasts of orange and blue right at us
and a mayhem of explosions that set the yard on fire
but painting with sparklers is much more intoxicating to the eyes
'7 days' ....(prize to the first peep that gets that)
this one reminds me of a chinese new year dragon
It was nice to see my whole family together again. I guess we were together at my brother's wedding in August, but it was nothing but chaos. This was a much more relaxed visit surrounding the sweet aura of a newborn baby: William Maximilian!!!
does this diaper make my butt look big? love it
asleep with his auntie mika on Christmas morning
Other things I miss about the south, besides fireworks, is Sonic. I have never been much of a fast food enthusiast but man I love their cheese tots and slushies! Moreover, how fun is it to order from your parking space and have someone bring it out to you on a tray? They don't wear roller skates anymore, but I love that nostalgic 50's feel.
my older sister ordering
my cherry-lime slushy and cheese tots...yum!
who knew the middle of nowhere mississippi was home to this fantastic find?
but you knew you could find an entertaining statement like this
my brother-in-law and me
his dog cali, that i fondly called 'fur pig bear', because i think she looks like a little black bear, and she grunted like a pig...or maybe an ape, i'm not sure
my little sis and max
the obscene paparazzi that typically accompany a newborn
my dad saying 'heeeeey'
max answering him with 'heeeeey' - this one cracks me up!
my brother and sister-in-law
my mom on diaper detail
my older sister and me
oscar the miniature wiener dog...i think he looks sort of like an anteater
but his shadow reminds me of Crow T. Robot from MSC 3000
the glorious warm sunshine made me smile - and i love putting flowers in my hair
me and max on Christmas day...yes, those are little antlers on his head
his proud parents
Then it came time to return to Buffalo. My little sister's plane was four hours ahead of mine, so I had to kill time in Memphis.
so we did a Graceland drive-by
bordered by the graffiti wall
near another of my southern favorites, piggly wiggly - it's just a grocer, but i still giggle each time i say it
then i stumbled upon mecca....oh how i wish i had a whole day......
i was listening to 'recycled air' by the postal service when i took this
Lastly, I had the ultimate joy of babysitting my nephew one night. Who should happen to be playing on FSC but my boys in red, Liverpool. Max and I watched our first soccer match together! My heart was overflowing.
12/24/05 05:00- ID#25298
here in mississippi
I have to say, I've been to many airports, but Detroit has made some awesome changes. I was completely mesmerized by the connection corridor between concourse A and C. It must be 1/4 mile long. It was a tunnel, and the ceiling and walls were lighted panels of changing colours. The colours shifted and warbled along with this totally ambient music. It was like a cross between being underwater and riding Space Mountain. It was so spectacular I just wanted to sit down for a while and enjoy it. If I hadn't been in such a trance I would have taken a picture. I will try to remember on my return trip because my description is not doing it justice.
When I arrived we had to take my dad shopping. He's been here 2 days and they still couldn't find his luggage. Yeah, I love shopping the tall guys sections of Penny's for my dad's whitey tighties. Yay. He needed some sneakers too since all he had were his snow boots. As it turns out, they had these super cute pink stripe ADIDAS sneaks on sale for me, so I splurged.
We finally made it back to the house and I met my darling nephew. Oh Max is too friggin cute! I will post photos no doubt. Meanwhile, ya'll have a Happy Christmas or whatever you do or don't celebrate. Off to bake more cookies while everyone is passed out sleeping. I have some other surprising news but I have been forbidden to share it just yet. Hold onto your butts, it's a shocker! Ciao!
07/26/05 01:01- ID#25213
auntie mika rules
I finally got that grease out of my white pants. [inlink]ladycroft,23[/inlink] Amazing eh? Oxi Clean to the rescue! I still have to do some mending to the damage zones, but the white cargos will dance once more.
Looking forward to meeting many new folks on Saturday, hope to see you there! Ciao.