Saturday, July 14, 2007

Yiayia in Las Vegas

Well we tried to keep up with her - it was all we could do. The slots weren't kind but what a great time we had! Pat, Katherine and I took Yiayia to Las Vegas (luckily, it had dropped about 26 degrees from the previous couple of days).
We stayed at the Luxor and visited the Venetian, Caesar's Palace, and Mandalay Bay. Yiayia had her caricature done, saw the sharks, and saw the famous Jubilee - which featured two of her favorite themes, Samson & Delilah and Titanic.

We arrive at the Luxor Hotel

No time wasted

On to Caesar's Palace

At the Venetian

Night Life

At the Shark Reef

Ageless Eleni

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Lake Day

This is the second year I have worked for Fortune and for my sainted boss Jim Deavours. Every year Jim invites all his employees and their families (even their dogs, but Trumpet had a previous engagement) for a day on the lake. Jim and his fiancee, Mariola, wait on us hand and foot, spoil us with wonderful gourmet food, and keep the beer and wine flowing on their 88 foot double decker house boat.

We set out from his dock and cruise across Lake Lanier to this island that has about 5 miles of shore line. The kids go ashore and fish, dig in the sand, and swim. The grown ups eat and drink and ride the jet skies. It's great.

Here's Muscle Man Mark and the boys cooling off in the water after they went exploring. We didn't see any, but were told that there are deer on the island! Mariola said she's seen them swimming across the lake from one small island to another. Who knew?

Conn loves affection.

Mark grinning and bearing it.

Yes, that is a widescreen plasma TV on the bow. Oh, and there's the lake.

I fear the boys are teetering on teenage, check the 'tudes.
Well, that's the news from Lake Woebegone. Love to all of you. xoxoxxoxo

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Hmmm...Let's has been a while.

What is happening on the Left coast?

Mom visited

Lexi learned to ride a bike
Lexi has a boyfriend named Taylor, who claims they will get "Mawied"
Hollyn is looking tan in California
Hollyn finished the 2nd Grade (She and Lexi will be at the same school next year)And Hollyn is making new friends (Two of the top readers in her class)

More to come later...

Monday, July 2, 2007

Maria's Big Day

Yay! Maria learned to ride her bike today. Our neighbor Katie started teaching her yesterday and Cali finished the job today. Maria is a pro now and rode her bike 3 blocks to show her cousins Kayla and Nina.