Yup, they put a ring on it. Date almost determined.
I have to say, I have got to be the luckiest mom alive because I have the two very best son-in-laws around. They make smile, they make laugh, they take incredibly good care of my two daughters.
I’ve already served notice to both girls, if it doesn’t work, I’m keeping the guys.
Welcome to the family Ryan, we’re thrilled to have you.
But wait, there’s more!
Instant grandma… just add water. She’s one really cute kid:)
Once again, my youngest daughter and her husband Joe opened up there home for Christmas dinner for all to gather.
Who would have ever guessed that I created a child that could cook and run marathons. It was a given that she would love dogs.
When I was pregnant everyone knew I wanted girls. In fact, I remember telling my OB that if he didn’t deliver girls, I would trade in the nursery until I got girls.
What I never expected was that later in life, each daughter would bring such wonderful young men into my life. I love these guys, they are everything a mom could ever want.
Ryan is our newest family member. OK, I admit it, I struggling to accept the fact that he plays football. But, I can live with it.
I did raise the girls right, they have already taught the guys who the boss is. Phew!
Of course, the extended family is as much fun as the kids. Karen, chief assistant, dog walker and Timber-loaf cooker. Lynn, my ex-husbands significant other. Mary, Joe’s mom. These three were great. The combination of everyone gave the holiday laughter and fun.
Ladies, you bring so much joy into my life. Thank you.
I can honestly say you were worth the stretch marks.
The Eugene Marathon was today and both Holly and Megan ran the half-marathon.
This was Holly’s first big race and although Megan had planned to run the whole marathon, she sailed through on an injury.
Many, many thanks Joey and Holly for a wonderful day. Loved the card, it was perfect. The Coke is right at home. But next time, please scratch off the lottery tickets until you get a big winner. We’ll take that one. :o)))))
Love ya much, the moms.
Celebration of the Winter Solstice in January
The weather was slightly less than cooperative on the longest day this year.
And it does seem to be a rather busy time of year, so we celebrated with the girls in January.
On foot, we traverse the streets in search of three restaurants, one for appetizers, one for the main course and what would a progressive lunch be without dessert.
Megan is the urban kid. She lives in a charming one bedroom victorian apartment downtown.
Holly lives in the burbs in a cute little house buried in a maze of suburban streets.
Of course, what is a celebration without gifts.
Holly only wanted a pink Dyson vacuum, who would think that one would actually appear in the month of October?
Autzen the grand labby was easy to please with toys.
Megan was all about cash
the grand iggies were more than happy to collect a cache of stuffies.
The unwrapping done, we gathered together
and hit the pavement.
Muu-Muu’s was our first stop for the appetizer.
It received a thumbs up from all of us. The seared tuna with wasabi sauce was to die for.
We walked an extra block or two in search of the main course. Holly, her Blackberry and Google saved the day when they pointed us in the right direction
to Mio Sushi.
Hark! Do I see a sushi roll and chop sticks in Megan’s hand?
Rave reviews for the best dessert in town lead us to Papa Haydn’s.
Thanks girls, it was a really greyt day!