Sep 21, 2009

Marvelous Monday Update 9/21/09 - Part Three

NIGHT AT THE THEATRE
On Saturday night, I saw a play called "Escanba in Love", written by Jeff Daniels. The small community theatre was *really* hot and stuffy. Apparently someone turned on the heat instead of the air, LOL.

The setting was Soady deer camp in the midst of World War II (40 years prior to Escanaba in da Moonlight). This is where we meet the love of young Albert Soady Jr.’s life (who has a "past") and a whole cast of madcap Yoopers. Albert wins Big Betty Balloo in a barroom kissing contest, weds her on the spot, and brings her to deer camp for their honeymoon. She is the first woman ever to set foot in the Soady deer camp, and Albert's father and grandfather are not happy! The men meet their biggest challenge to date, their first female visitor, Big Betty Ballou. To become a "real" Soady, the men put her to "tests" which create a lot of folly, hilarious dialogue and events.

Needless to say, it was quite entertaining!


TWO ALREADY???
It was 2 years ago last Sunday, that I nervously waiting to hear the news on whether my offer on the homestead would be accepted. Then came the sick-to-my-stomach feeling as I drove to the closing. It was a big leap for this single girl to purchase a home on her own! After that moving and unpacking. Soon The Homestead Chronicles was born. Now here it is two years later! (Embarassed to say that I *still* have boxes that aren't unpacked. Pics of The Homestead can be seen HERE.


ANOTHER SENIOR MOMENT!
It seems like it was only yesterday that I received the call from my oldest brother that his first baby girl was born.


My sister was a bit peturbed at my SIL because she was up walking around right after the baby was born (lol). My sister, who gave birth only months before, had about two weeks recovery before she felt "good". I digress...

My brother asked me to take my niece's senior pics. Hard to believe she's a senior in high school already! What a beautiful young woman she grew up to be. These are some of my favorites:

17 comments:

Nancy M said...

The senior pictures are great Meari! Jeff Daniels lives here in MI and was just in Coldwater doing a one man show. I missed it, but was told it was very good! I'll be sure and catch him next time. Congrats on the 2 year anniversary.....I have a 3 yr coming up on blogging......my how time flies. Getting a post together for a giveaway to celebrate. Seems like the popular thing to do! LOL

Gabi said...

Is that 2 years already??? Wow - time really flies.
Your niece is a beauty - and you're a great photographer.

Nancy M said...

I forgot to say she looks a lot like you too!

EvalinaMaria said...

Nice photos and a beutiful young lady.

Mel said...

Lovely pics! :)
And you're night at the theatre sounds fantastic!

Rene la Frog said...

Your neice is a real beauty. Great pictures.

CindyMae said...

Your niece is gorgeous, and the pics are stunning. Beautiful work!

Mylene said...

Great pictures of your beautiful niece.

maltese7 said...

Nice pictures and a very beautiful lady looking forward to see pics of your house finished

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Can't believe it's two years already! The photos of your niece are wonderful.

mbroider said...

Your niece is beautfiul!!

Carolyn NC said...

Hard to believe it's been two years since you bought your home! Pics of your niece are fantastic!

Shelley - ILCS said...

Beautiful pics. Congrats on the 2 year anniversary!!

Vicki in CO said...

Wonderful pictures! I definitely can see the family resemblance.

Katrien said...

Congrats on the 2 year anniversary.

glenda said...

Beautiful pics. Congrats on 2 years. You have a lot to be proud of.

Barbara said...

Hard to believe it's been 2 years since you bought your homestead. Time sure flies by - more so as we get older. lol Your niece is a lovely young lady and your pics of her are awesome!
Barb in TX