Thursday, May 31, 2012

SAD.HAPPY. VERY.HAPPY.

Yesterday was a
SAD.HAPPY.VERYHAPPY.
kind of day!

Jonathan bid farewell 
to his jeep.....
(He's had it for the past nine years!)

SAD.


And then he said "Helloooooo"
to Roxy Blue.....
(The biggest purchase he's made, to date!)

HAPPY.VERY.HAPPY.

SAD.
HAPPY.VERY.HAPPY.
INDEED!!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

MORE FAVORITES!!

Soooooo many favorites
I want to
remember
about my time in the States!

Dinner with good FRIENDS is always
a favorite favorite!
(Ummmm, why oh why are we so blurry?)

DRIVING around in my bright yellow jeep!
Actually, just driving is a thrill!


TUESDAY NIGHT YOGA!
Missed class, however, made it to a dinner gathering!
(Missed you all soooooo much!!)


GRILLING. PERIOD. GRILLING.
(No need to say more!)


Yup, it's the little things
that are the
FAVORITES
and are missed the most!

Monday, May 28, 2012

AN AWESOME VISITOR!!


HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!

This morning,
while drinking my first cup of coffee,
I had a visitor!
OMGosh, a visitor that would NEVER EVER
come to my door
in Dubai!
(It doesn't matter that I live on the 22nd floor!)




For those of you
living in Dubai (from the States) right now.....
this is a
C.H.I.P.M.U.N.K.!!!!

Do you remember them?
 
ENJOY YOUR DAY!!!

Friday, May 25, 2012

NOTHING!!

NOTHING
is more fun than having a girls' lunch
in K-town
with my Mother-in-Law, Sisters-in-Law,
Aunt, cousins, nieces,
second cousins,
third cousins,
great nieces and great nephews!







And, likewise, NOTHING is better
than scoping out
someone's new home!






Hey Dieds, this one's for you.
Your Mom sends
you a great big "HELLO"!
She can't wait to see you SOON.
(And neither can I!)


Nope, nope, nope....
NOTHING
is better!

Happy TGI-F everyone! 
Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS!

Ahhhh, Indianapolis, how I've missed you!

And, ahhhhhh, how I've missed
some of my favorite things
and some of my favorite people!!


Yes, these are a few of my favorite missed things & people!!

Monday, May 21, 2012

AND THE FUN BEGINS....NOW!!!!

What a wonderful day it was, it was!

There were blue skies (oh, how I've missed them);
green, green, green trees, bushes, grass (oh my);
and fabulous temps of 80 some degrees
coupled with a nice, soft blowing breeze.....

....and my PEEPS!

It just doesn't get any better than this!

We met for a delightful lunch outside in Broad Ripple!


Shared some gifts from India!



Walked the fabuloso Monon Trail!

Then enjoyed a well deserved ice cream
and coffee break!!

We were together all day
but it seemed
like only minutes!!
We bid our good byes (until next time)
and off I went to visit
Rosebud!!
Ahhhh, it was sooooo wonderful seeing her again!

Went home to grill steaks out with Jon and Jas
and was pleasantly surprised by
a call from my sister -- she was in Indianapolis!
It was a bonus evening, to be sure!
Patte came over, had dinner on the deck with us,
and I forgot to take even one picture!
Yes, the fun certainly began today!

Friday, May 18, 2012

HE'S READY....BUT AM I?

Sporting his new
BOO DO,
Teddy is ready to begin his vacation!


His pills (EEE GADS) are ready!


His food and his treats are ready!


His big, soft bed and his squeaky toys are ready!

Yes, I guess he's ready to go!


But the question is, am I?

I can't wait to get back to Indianapolis 
to visit family and friends! 
And I can't wait to get a great big hug from Jon and Jas!

But this face...I'm going to really miss this little face!


S'long Tedders, have a great time at WOOF!!
I'll see you in (yikes) two months!

And away we both go!*! 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Monday, May 14, 2012

A FIRST...AND A LAST!

It was a FIRST and a LAST
for me
this morning!

Yesterday was our LAST time 
playing golf at Emirates with Paula as our fourth.
 
Today, Lynn, Lorraine and I snuck off early (way early)
to Jebel Ali Golf Course
to play our very LAST game of golf together,
before I leave for the States,
and Lynn leaves for Canada,
and Lorraine leaves for the United Kingdom!

And we played for the very FIRST time (for me, that is)
at Jebel Ali, which is a big girl's course,
and I LOVED IT!!!
It was absolutely beautiful 
with long, luscious green fairways,

lined with majestic palm trees, 
 

gorgeous (and loud) peacocks, 


ball eating (but peaceful) lakes,


and, unfortunately for me, 
 lots and lots (and LOTS) of sand!

 
But I LOVED being able to drive 
the golf carts
that generated a bit of a breeze
which was certainly welcome on this 
hot and humid (OMG) morning!
(Our camels enjoyed the ride as well!)


What an AWESOME morning it was!
We all played well (WOOHOO),
and actually survived the high temperatures!

Even though it really was our LAST golf game
together for awhile, 
we made plans for lessons, clinics, and lots and lots of golf
when we reconvene later this year!


Jebel Ali was a gorgeous course 
with a spectacular ending!





 Dang, will you just look at those boats!
We need to figure out a way
to get on one of those!!

Good bye Lynn and Lorraine!
Can't wait to get back together to play golf in the Fall!!