30 September 2012

Fall in New Town

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Fall is my favorite season.  It is easy to understand why.  First, my birthday is in the fall, as is Ashley's, my grandpa's, my uncle's, and Halloween and Thanksgiving!  It is also the season of my cancer-free anniversary!!

I have sorely neglected this blog this year.  I am deep in the throes of writing my dissertation.  It is coming along nicely and I am thrilled that we are nearing the end.  I want my time back but I love working with my colleagues, Suzy Wilson and Armand Spurgin. 

We spent the entire weekend, Friday from 9:00 a.m. to Sunday at noon, with a little rest inbetween.  When Suzy and Armand left, I spent more time at school working on a research project for my assistant.  When I finally got home, I did one of my favorite things, I got out all my Halloween decorations!

I do not have very many any more, we sold all but a few.  Those are set out, but I HAD to buy more outdoor decorations.  Bob agreed, so we did that this afternoon.  We haven't put them up yet, but we have them!

I wanted to go around New Town and look at fall.  I haven't seen the seasons change much since we have been inside so much writing.  Bob gave up the Cardinals and most of the Packers game driving around New Town so I could take some pictures!  That is love, isn't it!

Bob has a pot of vegetable soup on the stove and we are going to enjoy this very fall weather.  These pictures will give you a taste of how beautiful New Town is going to be this fall.

In front of our house


In front of our house

In front of our house









Our house is second from the left




03 September 2012

A Month in Review: August

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August 1.    Happy birthday to Isaac, our great nephew
August 2.    A new sign above my door at work
August 3     Ashley spent some time with us.  We ate at this unique tapas restaurant.
August 4     A shower for our new mommy-to-be!
August 5     The annual Wien Picnic
August 6     Using our new Green Egg for the first time
August 7     Open House at School.  Some of the art in the hall.
August 8     Huxley is missing us.
August 9     Cozy in my chair!
August 10   Truman rarely stand still for a picture, but he did today!
August 11    Bob's band plays for a fundraiser.
August 12   Waiting for the traffic to clear on the bridge.  
August 13   A saying that is very true for me.  Not always a good thing.
August 14   I am getting so excited for MU football!
August 15   A beautiful night at the Wine Bar in New Town.
August 16   First surgery for BC on August 16.  This seemed appropriate!
August 17   A festival in Old Saint Charles.  Great crafts!!
August 18   A festival in New Town.  This place keeps everyone entertained1
August 19   ACS night at the Cardinals stadium.  
August 20   My first meeting in New Town.  It was the Garden Club!
August 21   Our first semi pro baseball game.  It was so much fun!
August 22   Our darling Huxley
August 23   Us.  Enjoying our lives
August 24   The Wine Bar in New Town.  Good place for fun!
August 25   Adam and Jessica's camo wedding
August 26   New Town continually gives us beautiful sunsets.
August 27   Me and my sweet momma.
August 28   Beautiful morning in New Town.  Going to work.
August 29   Working on the dissertation.  It will get done.
August 30   My view driving into work.  With the city highway, it is a nice change.
August 31.  Hmmm.  I guess I forgot to pick a pic.