September 23, 2011


I could hardly sleep last night because I'm so excited about the news!! I woke up at 6, and it was raining outside--which wasn't cool, because I had a 4-miler on the schedule. I decided to just get up and do 4 on the dreadmill before the kids had to get up for school at 7. It felt like forever, but I was glad to get it done.

I got the kids ready for school and drove them to the bus stop (because of the rain). Then I went over to my aunt's house to put together some kabobs for my dad's 60th (surprise) birthday party tomorrow. My mom, two of my aunts, and Audrey (a family friend) were there to cut the veggies and meat, and then skewer it all. It was fun to chat, and we got everything done pretty quickly.

This is just a fraction of the total kabobs we assembled!
My mom is expecting about 80 people tomorrow. My dad is completely clueless! And for those of you that asked, no, my dad doesn't read my blog :)  Actually, nobody in my family does--and my "real life" friends don't, either (at least as far as I know). They know that I write, but nobody has ever asked for the address.

My sister is flying in tonight. Jerry and I are going to meet up with her and Audrey and Audrey's husband at a bar for Keno and the Tigers game. My older brother Brian is flying in tomorrow morning. And my little brother was able to get the day off, also. So the four of us will be together for the first time since last November, I think (when I broke my jaw).

Jerry just came home from work early, so I think I'll make dinner now. I'm sure I'll have lots to write about tomorrow after the party!


  1. I am soooooo excited for you about your tummy tuck. My sister got one about 5 years ago and I just can't tell you what it did for her overall happiness. She ate right, worked out, lost about 70 pounds over 10 years and no matter what, she just couldn't get rid of the "apron." She is just so happy and so having seen that, I'm just so super excited for you. You DESERVE it and you are going to LOVE how you look nekid. Hehehe.

  2. Have a great time with your family and friends this weekend!

  3. Those Kabobs look delicious, seriously! Have a blast at your dads party, it sounds like it's gonna be really fun~ : )

    -Jen (jennygump21)

  4. OMG, I want a kabob!They look SO GOOD!!! Have a great time at your dad's party. Your family is awesome to do this for your dad! I'm still excited about your tummy tuck. Like you I would be apprehensive about the surgery but so excited about the final result. Good Luck Katie. Can't wait to hear all about the party!

  5. I hope you got good party weather! Our weather today is humid and rainy. We are hoping the showers hold off for our local hot air balloon festival this evening. :)

  6. Mmmm...kabobs! I LOVE kabobs. If you think about it, they're the perfect food. Lean meat, veggies, and a stick!

  7. Those kabobs look AWESOME!


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