I’m still here!

I’m still here!

Matilda and Kim
Matilda and Kim

After many weeks and weeks of poor health, I am happy to report that I am FINALLY pretty much back toΒ normal. I won’t commit to that yet, but I feel pretty good! πŸ™‚

I just wanted to do a little shout out to my Dad, who was cringing when I told him I was singing Christmas carols while baking chocolate chip cookies. It is only October, for goodness sake! πŸ˜‰

I will try to blog more going forward. I still need to clean up the posts that are currently up there. Chris was very, very helpful in finding my pictures that had disappeared while transferring to the new blog. They are up there now (THANK YOU, CHRIS). Now I just need to go through and categorize them correctly.

Slowly, but surely (and sporadically) … I’m back! πŸ™‚

Happy Belated Birthday, Chris!!

Happy Belated Birthday, Chris!!

This post is just a little late (Chris’s birthday is July 19th), but here it is!

Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday!

Decorations were designed by me (Kim). Simple.

We had our friends and neighbors over to celebrate with food, drink, and cake!

Blowing out candles
Blowing out candles

 

Blowing out candles on his 46th Birthday! :)
Blowing out candles on his 46th Birthday!

I baked the cake – very easy, and it came out moist and delicious! πŸ™‚

Jonathan and Sherri
Jonathan and Sherri

 

Burke and Kathryn, Keith
Burke and Kathryn, Keith

 

Chris likes Reddi Whip frosting on his Dark Chocolate Fudge cake!
Chris prefers Reddi Whip frosting on his Dark Chocolate Fudge cake

 

Counterclockwise - Jonathan, Sherri, Burke Katharine, Keith, Chris
Counterclockwise – Jonathan, Sherri, Kathryn, Burke, Keith, Chris

I was taking the pictures (except when Kathryn helped take the shots of the cake – thank you, Kathryn!)

Birthday cards and sign
Birthday cards and sign

 

Birthday Cards
Birthday Cards

Chris took these pictures today (at my request). Good job!

Happy Birthday!! πŸ™‚

 

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

We celebrated the holiday by going to our first Mets game! It was pretty fun! There were some people above us that were a little careless about peanut shell bits raining down on us, and another who accidentally sprayed us with water, but it was good overall! πŸ™‚

 

Mets vs Diamondbacks
New York Mets vs Arizona Diamondbacks

 

Mets vs Diamondbacks
Our view

 

Citi Field
Citi Field

 

Happy 4th of July
Happy 4th of July

 

Not many people were there. We ended up leaving at the top of the 9th when it was tied 2-2. We took our snacks and our promotional gnome home and settled into air conditioning.

 

Promotional garden gnome
Promotional garden gnome

 

The game was won by the Diamondbacks, by the way – after 15 innings.Β We would have been pooped and sunburned worse than we were if we stayed until the end.

 

Diamondbacks won
Diamondbacks won

 

That’s all she wrote! πŸ˜‰

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 Year Anniversary!!

10 Year Anniversary!!

Chris and I made it to TEN years of wedded bliss! Woo Hoo! Here are some pictures from that day. Not ALL, because that would be a bit much. Pictures are of us and other people from our wedding at the courthouse in NYC Β (black and white pictures are courtesy of our photographer Susan Rubin), and some pictures are from our picnic reception in Fond du Lac, WI. I also threw in 2 engagement pictures and our professional wedding photo (courtesy Ann Brown). I apologize for not being able to post all of the pictures of people who enjoyed our day with us. We truly loved having you all share in our wonderful wedding day and the reception in Fond du Lac!!

 

Engagement bench where Chris proposed in Schmeeckle Reserve in Stevens Point, WI
Engagement bench where Chris proposed in Schmeeckle Reserve (Stevens Point, WI)

 

Engagement picture for the papers (taken by Robert Redmond)
Engagement picture for the papers (taken by Robert Redmond)

 

Invitation
Invitation

 

 

Waiting for the train to take us to the courthouse
Waiting for the train to take us to the courthouse

 

Waiting with Courtney and Kirstin (witnesses)
Waiting outside with Courtney and Kirstin Mitchell (witnesses)

 

Kim & Chris before the ceremony
Kim & Chris before the ceremony

 

Kim putting on lipgloss outside with Chris  and Vernie
Kim putting on lipgloss outside with Chris and Vernie

 

Waiting to pay for ceremony
Waiting to pay for ceremony

 

More waiting
More waiting

 

 

Kirstin and Courtney witnesses with the rings
Kirstin and Courtney with the rings

 

Putting on the ring
Putting on the ring

 

First married kiss
First married kiss

 

Man and Wife!
Man and Wife!

 

Married!
Married!

 

Kim & Chris and guests
Kim & Chris and guests

 

Kim & Chris
Kim & Chris

 

Telling out of town family
Telling out of town family that we got married!

 

Vernie (groom's mother)
Vernie (groom’s mother) outside of restaurant for wedding dinner

 

Sitting down to dinner with Vernie and Wally
Sitting down to dinner with Vernie and Wally (groom’s stepfather)

 

Bottle of wine provided by Kim's family
Bottle of wine given for a toast from Kim’s family

 

Guests at dinner
Guests at dinner

 

Chris and Kim and guests at dinner
Chris and Kim and guests at dinner

 

Group shot in Central Park
Group shot in Central Park

 

Carriage ride through Central Park
Carriage ride through Central Park

 

Nightcap at the Algonquin Hotel
Nightcap at the Algonquin Hotel

 

Comfy shoes worn for all the walking we did
Comfy shoes worn for all the walking we did

 

Now off to Fond du Lac for the picnic reception after our honeymoon in Boston …

 

Picnic reception invite
Picnic reception invite

 

FDL Reception
FDL Reception program

 

Picnic reception
Picnic reception site

 

Mandy, Kim, Lydia, Lynn, Aaron - FDL friends
Mandy, Kim, Lydia, Lynn, Aaron – FDL friends

 

Kim's Family
Kim’s Family

 

Mmmm ... cake!
Mmmm … cake!

 

Wedding Scrapbook
Wedding Scrapbook

 

Doves
Doves

 

 

Kim & Chris LoDuca
Kim & Chris LoDuca (courtesy Ann Brown)

 

Here’s to another TEN YEARS!! πŸ™‚