Friday, May 14, 2010

My new niece!

Wanted to share some good news! Last night I became the proud Aunt of Charlotte Elizabeth. This was my sister's first baby and everything went very well. Charlotte is the 6th generation in my mom's family to have the middle name Elizabeth. What else can I say except I am madly in love with my niece! I'm envisioning ponies, party dresses and trips to the zoo with her....

Monday, May 10, 2010

A common sight

This is a common sight we see when we drive I-75 north to our cabin. If it's early in the morning or dusk, the deer are plentiful on the side of the road. You have to be careful of them crossing the road which reminds me of a funny story....

Our family had just finished eating at a polish restaurant up north. My mom took home a big platter of sauerkraut. All of us kids piled into the van and continued heading up the interstate to our cabin. Lo and behold a deer crosses the road and my dad decides to swerve to miss it. The van rolls on its side and my mom's sauerkraut has splattered all of us. We were okay but as we stepped out of the van, we had sauerkraut in our hair, clothes, everywhere. Gawkers were pointing and laughing at us. Till this day, I will never eat sauerkraut!