Thursday, August 28, 2008


Last weekend we went to Chicago to celebrate a special event. My big brother's 50th bday. It was a surprise party. How fun! My sis-in-law organized the whole thing.

There are 130 some-odd people there, and it really was a special celebration. My bro's work associates (docs and nurses etc.) and friends were there, and I was so delighted to meet them. I played photographer and enjoyed interacting with them.

I also had the fun task of reaching out to his high school track mates. This was a bit of a challenge, as I had to do it stealth, without the use of his records of their contacts. I managed through their help to find a couple people that they had "lost!" I got to hear how they felt about D., some stories about him, and generally it was great and I felt helpful etc. But mostly, I felt proud of my big bro.

Here's a couple photos-bro & sis with D's wife G, with my parents, cousin S.

The next day, G. got to swim at their pool with her fun and very energetic cousin D., while we had a nice visit. This was after my bro did a swimming leg at the Chicago Triathlon. Hard core!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Beautiful Smile #2

G. just got her expander off today. We have a before pic...

...and the after pics!! Yes, first thing she did after getting the expander off was pop in a piece of gum.

Nicely done Boo!

Friday, August 8, 2008


My parents are visiting from Chicago.

Here's a couple photos!

My dad did pretty good on the Wii, boxing even!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Aloha-Part II

Ok this is about 2 weeks late. But here is the AFTER photo from A's trip to Hawaii. Don't they look relaxed and sunny? The new bride radiant?

Aloha. Goodbye-Hawaii; hello-back to MN.

And A-always mugging for the camera.