15 October 2008

Weekend for my Girlies

Last weekend was a bit hectic...it was Darcy's Baptism AND Kaitlyn's Homecoming. Fortunately we were able to juggle everything. Kim Weber is now Darcy's Godmother, and Geoff (Paul's brother) is her Godfather...brilliant influences on her future, I think!
Here she is looking cute. (And her mohawk is natural, we don't do anything to make it stand up like that! And I didn't notice before now that she's flipping me off...like I said, Kim & Geoff's influence I'm' sure!)

And big brother, Sebastian, in his cute suit I bought him. (I'm a sucker for boys in short pants, what can I say? It's that English schoolboy thing!)

And big sis, Kaitlyn, looking WAY too grown up & lovely for the Homecoming Dance. Her date (Billy, a senior, no less) gave her the prettiest corsage...and totally her! It had pink roses with mini-carnations dyed black! And instead of the typical piece of elastic most wrist corsages have, it had a cool 4 band black beaded bracelet instead. Yeah, he got big points for that...and for taking her to dinner at Shogun, the Japanese restaurant in town!
And here we are, the whole family. (If only I was as good looking as the rest of my family!)

It was really great to have Kim here! And we did an evening at Great America riding coasters. It was fun...but no Cedar Point!

Stronghold Photos

Tabitha, Misty, Kaitlyn, Darren & I at Stronghold

03 October 2008

American Castle Adventure

Tomorrow I'm off to spend the day in the 16th century again.
This weekend is the annual one weekend Renaissance festival at Stronghold, and I'm going to play for the day. I'm excited, especcially since I'll be playing a role I've never played (Catherine Talbot, Countess of Pembroke...silly me, I almost typed "Pemberley"!) I'm going to play her as a spoiled fluffhead...and this makes me very excited! (I usually play the "Thinky girl") AND I've tweeked my gold "Mary" dress so I'm excited to wear a dress I only got to wear for one season years ago (yes, my corset needs to laced EXTRA tight to make it fit, but it does fit). No one on this side of the lake has ever seen this dress, so "yeah me!"

Stronghold is held at this great site that was once the home of some Chicago newspaper guy in the 20s. He had this castle built for his family and its surrounded by miles & miles of woodlands. I guess it's now a Presbyterian conference center the rest of the year.

Downside...I started my period. bliss. And I feel like a cold is just lingering before me. So I loaded up the Alka-seltzer cold this morning, Midol, and I'm going to take 1/2 a day of work today and go home to nap instead. *sigh*

I'll try to post photos when I get back.