Monday, April 26, 2010

Drew Does Top Ten

One more Drew Brees post. Well, there will probably be more than one more. :) Drew was voted by fans to be on the cover of the Madden 11 video game. Now I am not a fan of video games, but a little football can't be that bad, right? I may even have to buy this one. I may even have to buy an XBOX 360 so I can own the game in all 3 versions. Adam has a Playstation, and Andrew has a Wii, so guess what they will be getting from me?

For those who might be worried about the "Madden Curse," here is what Drew said on Twitter about the so-called curse, "Destiny is more powerful than a curse. Whatever is meant to be will happen. If God will lead you to it He will lead you through it."

And he recently appeared on David Letterman to do the Top Ten Features of the new Madden NFL 11 video game. Make sure you hear the #1!

Number Two for Drew

Drew Brees was on the Regis and Kelly show last week, so I wanted everyone to have the opportunity to see it! (Be sure to turn off the blog music to view the clip.) Regis was not there, so there was no friendly banter over Purdue vs. Notre Dame. Drew did throw a football to the guy filling in for Reeg. It was Anderson Cooper I think.

He also shared the news that they are expecting their second child. So cute and so excited. Who Dat Baby!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

My Best Days are Ahead of Me

Saturday morning we awoke to the sound of Amy's banging door, and were treated to a delicious breakfast prepared by Deb. She made Paula Deen proud. We gathered on the porch, and headed into Nashville to do a little shopping.

Jan is ready.

Ann and Amy.


And Deb.

First stop was the toy store where we tried out some hula hoops.

Ann found it easiest with the hoop around her knees. Go Ann!

We had so much fun looking around, people watching, and enjoying being together. We found lots of interesting things in the shops. Ann tries on a hat. She's really not older than dirt.

This little boy was offered us some tea, and explained the benefits of the tea in great detail. When he spilled a bit on his hands, he said it is also a great moisturizer. It's like colored water, but better. He is ten, and he will either make it big time in the world or spend the rest of his life in Nashville, Indiana hawking tea to the ladies.

In Nashville, you might find yourself surrounded by beauty...
or you might be a redneck.

Ann liked these tennis shoes.

Mary and I preferred these black ones. We liked how they were stomping on the red ones. :)

We took lots of pictures.

Jan tried out an adirondack chair.

Mary demonstrated a back scratcher.

Amy entertained us on a hammered dulcimer.

Mary bought a new hat.

And Ann got a little hot chocolate with her whipped cream.

We asked another stranger to take our photo, and headed back to the cabin just as it started to rain.

Mary took a photo with her timer, and Amy and Ann posed while she got it set up.

Success! Amy says we don't look a day over 45. Haha.

Ann even tried a little punch!

Amy the grillmaster was at work again.
Here is the salmon ready for the grill...

and cooked to perfection.

Just as we were ready to eat, Amy called for us to come outside. It was the most incredible full double rainbow right over the house. It felt like it was just for us, and we were running all over the yard taking pictures.

The rainbow was just one of the blessings we shared this weekend. I thank God for good friends, yes old friends, and the opportunity to spend a few precious days together.

We blew out the candles on our cake, and played a rousing game of Taboo. The "already 50s" were able to pull out a victory over the "not quite 50s." We won't remember the score, but we will remember the laughter. Love you guys! :)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Class of '78

Amy's sweet husband Larry was doing a little cleaning while we were gone, and just "happened" to find her high school wallet. Complete with senior pictures of all. Great. Thanks so much Larry. :)

I've arranged them in order, from oldest to youngest.



Amy (Obviously, she didn't have a picture of herself in her wallet. We had to improvise by taking a photo of her picture in the yearbook.)



And Jan, the baby of the group.

We've spent lots of time looking at old yearbooks. But not as much time as we've spent fetching our glasses! :)

Friends and Teachers

Mary arrived from New York on Friday morning, and we continued our fun. It is so great to spend time with old friends and be able to catch up, share memories, and make new ones. Mary made it a three way duel of the cameras. Here, Mary shoots while Jan hides behind her computer.

Amy shoots...

and I return fire.

Debbie watches. So cute.

We decided to have lunch at the Farmhouse Cafe, which is near our cabin in "upper Beanblossom." Jan climbs into the back of the Tahoe. Easier said than done.

It's a very cute place, and also has a garden with plants for sale. It was drizzling rain, so we did not get a chance to explore the garden area.

We had a delicious lunch, along with relaxing (maybe a teeny bit loud) conversation.

Back at the cabin, we shared some cookies made especially for the occasion.

One of the cookies may or may not have fallen on the floor.

We had dinner in Columbus at Tre Bicchieri. We were joined by two of our teachers from high school. We are blessed to have continued our friendships with one another and with Ruth and Patti. Thirty two years after graduation (really?) we can even call them by their first names. :)

We told stories of high school, and enjoyed some lively discussion. Of course we never get tired of hearing about the very best class to ever graduate from GCHS. Good thing they agree with us.

We even surprised Patti with a piece of birthday tiramisu.

Ruth displays her Panna Cotta. Delicious!

We shared a lot of laughs. I think we were there for three hours.

Our nice waiter took a picture of the group before we left. He was very sweet. His mom made the tiramisu. It was a great evening, and we enjoyed the company and the conversation.