Saturday, March 19, 2011

Top O' The Morning To Ya

The silly leprechaun charmed us with his presence on St. Patrick's Day and left Lucky Charms and mini pots of gold coin chocolates for Currier and Rya.  Of course he didn't leave without pulling some shenanigans.  He peed in our toilet and forgot to flush, knocked over a stack of blocks, left a messy trail of clovers and escaped our trap leaving behind his tiny top hat as a tease.  

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Alte Freunde von Deutschland

Our friends from Germany stopped by for a quick visit over the weekend.  Vicky and Bob lived downstairs  from us in Bahn, Germany and at the time had a toddler and infant.  Now they have four boys ages ranging from 6 months to 10 years.  They're stationed in Columbia, SC now and while Bob is in Iraq, Vicky and the boys were in Charleston for the weekend and made the time to come see us.  It was so great to see a friend from our days in Deutschland and meet her army of boys!  It was a little bitter sweet because it was Bob and Vicky that gave us Remi and Remi is a sore subject for me.  She's been missing in Sicily for over five years now and my heart isn't even close to healing.  

My Sweet Remi Girl. 

Monday, March 14, 2011

Stacey's 40th

We celebrated Stacey's 40th birthday last weekend.  Her husband rented a pimped out party bus with disco lights and a stripper poll to chauffer us to a waterfront restaurant.  Stacey's mom, sister and aunt from Newburyport flew down and her friends from various parts of the country flew in to surprise her making it a total of 20 people in the limo.  She had no idea and seeing her shocked face walk on to the bus was priceless.  It was a WILD time and I'm so happy I could be a part of it even if it took me three days to recover from it.  Happy 40th Stacey, you crazy girl!

Arcadia Publishing

I started my new job at Arcadia Publishing a few weeks ago.  I'm an Acquisitions Editor which means I acquire titles for the publisher.  Arcadia publishes photo history books and my territory is Alaska, California, Idaho and Wyoming.  I'm sure you've seen Arcadia's popular Images of America series, which chronicles the history of communities with vintage photographs.  The books are great and I'm so proud to be a part of making them.  I really love the job and although I miss my kids, it is so refreshing to talk to adults all day and be a part of making history.