Summer is ending...

Summer is almost over how sad is that I don't even know where it went. I made a list way back in when of things we needed to do this summer - paint the garage trim, clean out the tupperware drawer, trim the bushes, etc etc. Most of the list hasn't been accomplished although we accomplished some of the things. There's always fall to finish these things.

Anyhow as I waste away the remainder of my long weekend. Took a few pics from a walk around the neighborhood. Walnuts in the sidewalk.

My neighbors sold their house - we're a little surprised since it's just two bedrooms and the market is down. So the Bob's will be moving. I can't say I'm that sad. Mrs. Bob is anything but friendly in the 5 years we have lived here we have never talked to her; however Bob and lil' Bob are good neighbors. Not sure when they are moving yet but here's to hoping that the "new bobs" will be more fun.
I found a cicada shell on a tree.
Oh and jay "posed" for a pic with me. Or should I say he couldn't run away fast enough.


Happy Birthday Lubie!

I couldn't find any pictures of cupcakes made of dr. pepper jelly beans. So get some chocolate ones. Happy Happy!


Happy Birthday Jeanne!

I wish I was there so I could bring you real cupcakes! Have a supa fabulous day and watch the mailman for your presents in the next few days!


Crazy Red Eye Peps

Miss Heather and John and their boys came on vacation to Boston just to see me. Or so I like to tell myself. They are even stayed in my old stomping grounds unforunately I'm south of there this week. Oh well but we did get together for some "red eye photos" aren't they lovely. We also had some dinner at the cheesecake factory. They did the Fenway tour today and her boys were all sorts of telling me about their adventures so cute. Enjoy the red eye photos!
Braden, Kaden (I think that's right all the "n"s it's hard to remember) and John
Don't we look like we are surprised?
Oh look I did get a normal pic of me. Me, Heather, and Kalen.

Happy Birthday Jono!

Because you don't like cake so much. I thought you might like some dirt pudding! Have a fabulous birthday can't wait to see you in October. XOXO


mosaic me

1. Katie and the boys, 2. Chronicles of Primate Fantasies, 3. On Public Education in America, 4. pea boat, 5. rob lowe (lichens), 6. If at first you don't succeed..., 7. Le Baron du Haint, Leethe of Seek, Esq., 8. A gesture, 9. jumping all night long...day 26 / year 2, 10. Arnarstapi Natural Arch - West Fjords - Iceland, 11. As Seen on TV, 12. Censura/Sabotaje al montaje
just for fun a little flickr game. a mosaic of me.
questions, and answers
1. What is your first name? katie
2. What is your favorite food? chinese
3. What high school did you attend? Union county
4. What is your favorite color? Lime green
5. Who is your celebrity crush? Rob Lowe
6. Favorite drink? water
7. Dream vacation? neverending
8. Favorite dessert? Cupcakes with sprinkles
9. What do you want to be when you grow up? Be happy
10.What do you love most in life? adventures
11. One word to describe you. funness
12. Your Flickr name. katajone
Here´s how you do it...Type your answer to each of the questions into Flickr search, using only the first page, choose your favorite image, copy and paste each of the URL’s into the mosaic maker (3 columns, 4 rows).


A Reunion

A few pics from my high school reunion this weekend. I'm too sleepy to list everyone getting up at 3 wears me out.


Happy 16 + 1 day!

Lita is super hard to believe you are 16 the baby sister is not supposed to grow up. Some cupcakes and sprinkles for you - yummy!

Weekly 4 - Love List to the Power of 4

1. I love some roaming gnomes.

2. Olympics - Swimming, Diving, Rowing, Gymnastics, Tennis, Handball, Soccer need I go on.

3. Dried apples from trader Joes. They look yuck but they taste yum. And look they look like olympic rings.

4. Back to School supplies. I'm thinking that I need some of these lovelies, or at the very least a new backpack to replace mine circa 1998.


The UP

A whole lotta pictures from my UP/Eagle Harbor Adventures.
Just in case you've never been to the UP, for the record there are no strangers there - I only met like 100 different people. Here's a some folk we met while eating ice cream at the Berry Patch. They were even so kind to let us tast Mackinaw Peanut Butter Fudge. I actually tried Armaretto Cherry and Mackinaw Fudge myself that night - excellent!
I think my grandparent's friends neil and mary are fabulous. Neil is like a ball of happy and mary is so adoreable and thoughtful (not that neil isn't). Neil even ventures into the lake where the water is freezing - Jay Jones!
And here's the harbor as seen from the weeds and the flowers.

It was great to see Kelly she's grown up since the girl I last saw running around with no shoes. Good luck with your MCATS
Oh and there was Rachel and Colleen. Last time I saw Colleen she was 4. So it was a long overdue family moments. Colleen perhaps some time all the cousins can be in the same place at the same time what fun that would be.
I don't know why but how cool are these jeans on the line against the blue water and sky. I love it!
Oh and here we are eating our ice cream. I love how rachel is laughing.
Check our the matching sweatshirts - note mine doesn't match I didn't get the memo that we were wearing checkers. It was great to see some sunsets with you gals even if we couldn't talk the general store people into selling us ice cream.
look something interesting to picture our feet with. Jono look what it says.
my ugliest ever cherry pie. it was yummy though and the cherries came from the raley's tree too.
my sleeper cabin it's super cute. I don't think I got a picture of the inside though. Back in the day it was cabin #8 of the Lake Breeze cabins. And there of course was the lighthouse.
If you yourself want to travel to eagle harbor you need to take a plane that looks like this to Hancock. Yes it's a prop plane.
Oh look there's Chris I think he's picking us cherries. Yummy.
Oh and there were thimbleberries unforunately they weren't ripe enough for Jam making. But if you have never seen one fiest your eyes.
Sunsets sunsets and more sunsets (check the waves).
This slide is still on the beach too. Doesn't it look fun.


A Teaser!

A teaser of the fun pics to come from the UP. This one is from my hike who doesn't love a good foot shot! More coming...


Oh and one more thing!

I almost forgot. Happy Birthday Mar! Cat cupcakes too! Nope I didn't make them Bakerella did!

Yet Another for the Blog!

Travel Adventure That is! I was going to post some adventures from Michigan but I had yet another exciting travel adventure last night that I would be remiss to not share it here. So let's see where shall we begin. Oh yes well I left Hancock airport at about 2:15 headed for Minneapolis. Hancock is an airport with 6 flights a day and one gate and I do believe the gate agents are the ticket agents and baggage personal it's just that cool! (photos will follow). So this part of the trip was rather uneventful aside in part from the fact the plane is a prop plane :D
So I got to Minneapolis where I hear from Jay they have a little bit of storms in Boston :( I can't switch to the earlier flight because the flight was over sold - seems another Boston flight had cancelled earlier in the day. But I'm did get a exit row seat for my flight. Well we are delayed ever so slightly because of the storms in boston. But we board just about 15 minutes late and we get ready to push away from the gate when the air conditioner breaks. And of course the plane gets hot and humid quickly even though it's only like 75 outside. Well the mechanics are summoned and they quickly repair us and we push away from the gate only about 45 minutes late.
About 10 feet away from the gate and we loose all power in the plane. They tow us back to the gate where we summon the mechanic again. He patches us up and we are cleared for take off a second time. Oh happy times!
We get in cue to take off when lose air conditioning again and shortly before we make it back to the gate we also lose the power. Ugh - seriously!
I take it all in strides and chat with my seat mate Hannah who works in Boston but lives in Minneapolis - sound familiar? Anyhow we trade travel stories while a mechanic determines that we will not be taking this plane to Boston today.
But how forunate for us there's a spare plane only 30 gates away. Oh but how unforunate for us our flight attendants will be timed out before the plane can take off. They send out the bat signal for 4 new flight attendants to report in the next two hours and we begin the waiting. Oh and did I mention by this time it is now 10:30pm. Mmpff!
To give NWA a little credit they did give us meal vouchers and $25 gift certificates - however they expire on 9/1? We wait and we wait and we wait. soon it is 12:30 and we only have 3 flight attendants we are a little worried they will not send us on. But eventually our flight attendant #4 shows up seems she went to the wrong gate.
But around 1 am we are on our way. We arrive in Boston to wait for a while for our bags around 4am. I call for the hotel shuttle since the rental car place closes at midnight. Well I wait and I wait and I wait for a hotel shuttle I thought about taking a seedy cab but since I have had bad experiences with those I avoid it. An hour and 4 phone calls later the shuttle driver shows up. A very nice chap - he tells me how the other driver said he was coming to get me but seems to have forgotten.
He does however break the news to me that they wish to send me to Holiday Inn. After having a bad experience with them two weeks ago I remind him that I am a platinum member and I am guaranteed my room so he can take me to the courtyard marriott. He seems a little shocked and tells me to give them hell when I get there and demand they make it . I arrive and of course the desk attendant is a little flustered when I lay into him about not having a room. He promptly starts calling other marriotts (in areas I do not wish to stay) and I ask him to call the cambridge marriott since it's right near my office. After being turned down by three other hotels he calls the cambridge marriott and procures me a room for the next two nights on them. They also supply me with several marriott reward certificates as well as free breakfast. I ask to be taken to get my rental car as it is now 5:30 and I can pick up my car at 5:30. So they do and I get to my new hotel around 6:10 where I'm given a suite for my trouble (Rachel there's no odd scuplture here like that penthouse in Copper Harbor). I roll into bed for a few hours but am up at 9 to head over to a meeting. I've still not made up for lost sleep because I must get some oylmpic fix. Tomorrow I share adventures from the UP.



Peanut Butter, Lettuce & Mayo!

Yep that's right Grandpa Kelly loves himself some peanut butter mayo and lettuce sandwiches. and he doesn't mess around with them he goes all out loading them up with lots of peanut butter and mayo. He tells us it's yummy. We're taking his word for it because nobody wanted a bite.