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August 22, 2008

Nick and I just got engaged!  He proposed 8-16-08 at the Chicago Art Institute. In front of one of my favorite paintings of all time…

“A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat

It was a most magical day, and trip to Chicago.  Thanks to all of you who have already sent your well-wishes…and while it will be hard not to post all the sappy lovey-dovey stuff to this blog…I’ll do my best to keep it simple.  I’ll be posting pictures to my FLICKR account…so be sure to stop by once in a while...CLICK! (Click on the Personal Photos collection on the right…then click the album labeled “Engagement photos”…)

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oh boy…

July 31, 2008

It’s been an insanely busy couple of days around here.  Just when I was worried about a “summer lull,” things have really heated up!  Here’s the long and short of it…

I joined Twitter…so those of you who want to keep up with the madness…can!  I encourage you to give it a try, as it seems like a neat way to stay connected.

Nick, Vayda and I are planning a weekend in Fernandina, in celebration of my brother’s…(or little Brosef, as I like to call him)…college graduation.  It should be fun to get the whole funky bunch together…but so many loose ends to tie up before we leave.

For those of you just bursting at the seams for a Vayda-dog update…she too, will be joining us this weekend.  She had a most luxurious day today, as she visited her friends at First Chatham Bank…you know they treat her like royalty over there…and she had a trip to the spa to get her nails trimmed and ears cleaned prior to party time.  Don’t want my daughter looking like a drowned rat when she sees distant relatives for the first time in a spell.

On an especially happy note, Nick found about 5 years worth of photos that I thought were lost in the new computer transfer.  I was sick for days when I thought I had lost that chapter in our lives…I’m thinking a good solid backup is in order this time around.

And lastly, I had a few hours to prep the walls at the Pirate’s House yesterday.  I’m itching for my new paint to arrive, but it looks as if it will show after our departure tomorrow…which will likely delay the paint start date until Tuesday…what can you do?  Here’s your before photo of Captain Flint’s Hall.

Isn’t it dreamy?  Hurry UPS man, bring me some paint!

Here’s a brief snipit from our 4th of July celebration…for the full version including lots o lots of pictures visit Bekah’s Blog.

That’s Bekah on the left, and me on the right…

Just pretend folks…Nick and Jason were the ones that really smoked ’em.

And thankfully, they didn’t burn down the neighborhood…(with cigars or fireworks)

Good times my friends!  Thanks for making it special 🙂