Category Archives: Special Occasion

blogging break

taking a two-week break… here’s a lovely image taken from a friend’s garden!  wishing you fun and joy the rest of summer!

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summer break

our company had a family luncheon cruise from Navy Pier and sailed along Lake Michigan.  a much needed break from the quarter crunch.  we had a private room that opened up to a private deck for awesome views of the Chicago skyline.  sumptuous luncheon buffet, open … Continue reading

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long weekend treat

this past july 4th weekend was a little different for me. it was more relaxed. more downtime and less activity. lazy afternoon at mallard lake. enjoyed a sunset. unhurried lunch with the hubby, wine tasting with a friend at a local … Continue reading

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cffc: events

we took our grandson to the bristol renaissance-themed park a couple of years ago.  this annual event is a re-enactment of QE I’s visit to the english port city of bristol in 1574.  he was such a trooper and truly … Continue reading

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Father Paul

hubby and i are blessed to have witnessed two ordinations during the month of may. the first one was Radley’s diaconate ordination at Mundelein seminary. the second was Fr Paul’s ordination to the priesthood held at the Divine Word Chapel, … Continue reading

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Radley’s diaconate ordination

hubby and i met Radley when he first arrived at mundelein seminary as a pre-theology student five years ago. energetic and full of enthusiasm but well-grounded knowing that he has a long journey to the priesthood. he works hard and perseveres. … Continue reading

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ming hin, a new discovery

chef ping is a favorite chinese restaurant where we enjoy get together lunches and dinners, celebrate milestones and special occasions. we take family and friends from out of town here and they love it. food is really good and the service … Continue reading

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