Monday, December 29, 2008

Wildcat Creek Winery

Congratulations Rick & Kathy!

Read more about the new winery and watch the video. Most of the family are TV stars now!
If you're in the Lafayette area, check out the winery website for directions.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Candy Land

Today, we went to Candy Land in Cleveland. You can play the life sized game, including the slide at the very end. They even have all of the versions of the board game from the 1940s to present day on display.
You can watch more about it at Fox Cleveland.

Ice Skating

We went ice skating tonight in downtown Akron. Angie has a mortal fear of ice skating and only let go of the wall for 30 seconds at the very end of the one lap around the rink.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to everybody! The presents are all opened.

Angie was in shock from her present. She will be learning to cook with Iron Chef Michael Symon!

(Plus, she also got a heated mattress pad to use on those cold wintery nights....brrr.)

I got Lagavulin, NewsRadio season 4, a sweater, a red stapler (Office Space style) and some new drawers.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Company Christmas Party

This past Saturday was Derek's company Christmas party. Derek won a PlayStation Portable (PSP) and I danced in my own production on stage. We also went to see the Rockettes in Cleveland's off-Broadway show.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree

Nearly all of the shopping is complete and the tree has plenty of presents underneath.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Merry (Early) Christmas, Dylan!

" What are you lookin' at, lady? All the cool kids wear bows on their heads. Here, let me get you one."

Dylan got his Christmas presents from us early. We got him toys, books and this cool green wagon which included seat belts, storage underneath one of the seats, a door and cup holders. He had lots of fun!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Happy Anniversary Drew & Lorene!

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Monday, December 8, 2008

Merry Christmas Charlie Brown!

A Charlie Brown Christmas is on tonight........yay!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008


Derek and I have been married exactly 6 months today. Half way there to our one year anniversary!! Derek....I am so proud to call myself your wife. I love you sweetie!!!!

Our "First Married Christmas" ornament.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Quote of the Day

"Do you fart on your cat (or dog)? should. They like it!"

Monday, December 1, 2008

More from Tennessee....

Lorelai saying her good byes. "Don't go Uncle Derek & Auntie Ang.!"


My new playmate =)
**Thanks Caroline for the pictures!!**

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving in Tennessee

Derek and I spent Thanksgiving with his family in Tennessee. I don't have any pictures from Thanksgiving day, but here are a few from Nashville when we went and saw the Rockettes.

Our little niece Lorelai wanted to make sure I knew where her nose was =) She is growing up way too fast!!

We rode the choo choo train with Lorelai and her Mommy (Caroline) many, many, many times.

Caroline and I got bored after about the fourth, fifth....or maybe even sixth time around on the choo choo train. Of course, Derek and Lorelai kept on smiling =)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Good Grief!!

Don't forget to watch "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" tomorrow night=) Happy Thanksgiving!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Can Dylan Come Out & Play?

I went over to Dylan's house to go play. He is such a cutie!

Dylan and I decided to dress alike with our stripes =)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Just Because....

Strawberry Shortcake is my favorite childhood toy ever!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Super Baby!!

Dylan is doing great!! Here he is right before surgery. Thanks everybody for your prayers!!!!

Monday, November 10, 2008


Please pray for our little nephew Dylan tomorrow morning at 7:15. He will be having surgery to correct his heart defect. WE LOVE YOU DYLAN!!!!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Wildcat Creek Winery

We went up to Lafayette to my Aunt and Uncle's winery to visit with my cousin who just came back from Paris. We also celebrated her birthday. Happy Birthday Shannon!!

Derek and I enjoying the cold weather......burrrr!!!

Cousin Kaitie posing for the camera. She is such a ham!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Greetings from Kittery, Maine!

Derek has spent the week on the East Coast. The first part of his trip was in Maine. He made sure to have a big lobster!

Friday, October 31, 2008

For Your Viewing Pleasure

Happy Birthday!!

Happy Boo--day to Derek's Mummy, Lorene!! Hope you have a great day!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Candy Tree

I got an early Halloween gift from one of my students yesterday. A candy tree =) It's so cute and tasty!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Trip to Ohio

I spent my Fall Break up in Ohio to see my sweet husband. Of course, he had to work all week but we did go to the orchard on Saturday. We got golden delicious apples, apple cider, apple butter and even tried an apple cider slushie (yummy)!

After spending 4 days in Ohio, I had to drive 4 1/2 to 5 hours back to Indy. It is the most boring drive ever (as you can see from the picture)!! Hopefully one of these days Derek and I won't have to make these drives anymore.

Monday, October 20, 2008


Happy 1st Birthday to our favorite niece! Uncle Derek and Aunt Angie wish we could be there to celebrate your special day.....but we will see you at Thanksgiving. Hope you get lots of presents and eat lots of cake and ice cream =) Love you!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Castrataro Oktoberfest

Our good friends Jaime and Giancarlo had a get together at their house on Saturday night to celebrate Oktoberfest. We had a great time, and Derek really enjoyed his pitcher of beer =)

Saturday, October 18, 2008


Yes more Jetson's style front door. We have a brand new front door! Here is a before and after shot. See how good it looks!!!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Another from Cedar Point

We rode lots of roller coasters at Cedar Point. This one scared me so hair stood straight up! Of course, Derek took the opportunity to pose for the camera =)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Cedar Point

Derek and I went to Cedar Point on Saturday. We tagged along with one of his co-workers and his wife. Here is just one picture from the weekend for your enjoyment. More to come later. Good's Snoopy!!

Saturday, October 4, 2008


We had a very big, very ugly, very dead tree cut down in our front yard this week. It would have eventually fallen into the street if we hadn't gotten rid of it. Here is what is left of it. Do you think we'll have enough firewood for the winter?

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Just Because......

I can't resist......I love my little niece and nephew!!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Monument Circle

Such a great day!! I couldn't have been happier!!!

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