Sunday, June 19, 2011

Busy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day To Best Dad Ever!!! I miss you so much! My dad had such a great sense of humor! Here he is wearing his Conehead mask, reading the Wall Street Journal.

Anna made photogenic pearllinis at our waffle party.

Rob made a sailboat waffle in honor of Father's Day.

This is Greg's Moroccan flag waffle in honor of Matt, Ilona, Maddie & Charlie.

Anna made a sunflower waffle.

Rob, Renee, Greg, Anna Jr, Anna Sr, Britani, Annabelle, Enid, Mousa & I welcomed Matt, Ilona, Charlie & Maddie back from Morocco at JAX. Do you think they were surprised to see us?!?

One big happy family! Rob, veteran staff photographer for, did a great job documenting the occasion.

I'm not sure if Maddie is crying because ... a) she sees Luke, b) Rob's holding her, c) because she's missing one shoe, or d) all of the above!

She's definitely crying because she sees Luke! Apparently the kids have never seen a dog before.

 Look at those eyes!

Now Charlie sees Luke!

The doting grandparents.

Saturday, June 18, 2011


Three generations at the club pool. Britani, Anna Sr, Anna Jr & Annabelle.

Britani & her cutie!


Annabelle was intrigued by Anna's tongue. She actually grabbed it & put it in her mouth.

Aunt Anna & Annabelle.

Visiting the Puppies

How cute is this?!? Rob took this fabulous puppy pic on our visit to Laura's.

This pup is so sweet. She really reminds me of Stella.

I sure hope Stella doesn't think I'm cheating on her!

The puppies were constantly on the move. Rob had no problem keeping up with them.

One big sleepy happy family! Laddie, Rosie & their 5 puppies (3 boys & 2 girls).

Laura & Davis with all of their Wheatens.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Hose Fun!

Stella taught me a new trick yesterday. While sitting on the couch, she came up to me & barked quietly. I asked it she wanted to go out & opened the back door. She came back to the couch & barked again, only louder. I walked to the door & she darted out, sat next to the hose & lifted her paw. She taught me the command for, "get off your butt & squirt me with the hose already!" So smart & so funny!!!

It doesn't get any better than this!

Tuckered out pup!

Wet curls.

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Long Ride Home

The drive back up to PVB is really long & boring. I was so tired! I wished I had a really long straw that would reach this coffee tanker.

Stella did really well in the car, snoozing much of the way. Unfortunately, it was a 6-hour trip since we hit really bad weather once we got to JAX. We went 10mph for the last 10 miles. Saying Stella isn't fond of windshield wipers is an understatement! She literally attacks the windshield. The wipers were on high so I had one hand on the steering wheel, one hand holding Stella's seat belt & I couldn't see a thing.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Mary's Graduation

Yesterday, Stella took her first road trip ... 5 hours in the car to S FL for Mary's graduation. She was thrilled with Mary's place ... 3 levels of stairs. She had never seen a balcony but loved it!

I think Stella likes sleepovers!

In the afternoon, we headed to the Bank Atlantic Center for Mary's graduation. She got a Master's Degree from Nova University.

This is the arena where the Florida Panthers play.

It was packed with 1200 Master & Doctorate graduates & their guests.

After the ceremony, we went to MJ & Charlie's house for a party.

Charlie took this photo of Rosie, Barbara, Randy, Judy, Carolyn, Elsa, MJ & me posing with the graduate.

Rosie holds up the back of Mary's gown, so she looks naked. Since Nova's mascot is a shark, there was a dorsal fin on the back.

Charlie made delicious garlic bread, salad & lasagne.

Then a major hail storm hit Weston while we were at MJ & Charlie's house. Golf ball size hail & 64 mph winds. Their patio furniture ended up in the pool & their canoe flew thru the neighbors fence. While it was all going on, Charlie closed the hurricane shutters. It was a CRAZY storm!

After we got back to Mary's place, she thought Stella would want to try on her graduation cap. Unfortunately, she was wrong.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

iPhone Details

June birthday cake at work ...

Grasshopper at Logan's house ...

Hammock at Anna & Tyler's house ...

Flowers at my house ...

and a plant at MJ & Charlie's house.

I got this frame at World Market & filled it with iPhone pix. Looks nice!