Creative ideas and thoughts from a life-long artist and designer.
Friday, October 16, 2009
The Big 70 - Lots of Candles
Bob didn't think he wanted a birthday party - I thought we should celebrate Our compromise - a family party to celebrate Bob's 70th, plus Antonio's, Cindy's and Jacob's birthdays. It was difficult to find a date his entire family could make, but we did it! And, Steve and Margaret, Bob's brother and sis-in-law, my Mom and Joey were available, too! It was so nice to have everyone!
What I didn't know was that Bob's good friends from Chung Moo Kwan were planning a surprise party for him after practice during his birthday week. I was invited and it was very nice. They are such nice, thoughtful and caring friends. Bob put out the candles 'Chung' style - very impressive. I left some of the pictures un-cropped so the school could be seen.
The black uniforms are the instructors, white uniforms are students. The other women in the pictures is Head Instructor John's wife, Assistant Instructor Georgann. The children are theirs - Sasha and Charlie - Adorable - so well behaved - and loving. The party was very joyful.
Graduated from Lake Park H S in Medinah, went to secretarial school, worked a few years, married and had 3 great kids. I have 2 grandsons, 4 grand dogs (Griffons)& 2 grand cats (Maine Coon). When my first 2 children were in grade school I was a professional volunteer, active in PTA, Elmhurst Children’s Theatre & Church stuff. I started a small business while expecting my third and have been working ever since. I'm a fibre artist combining cloth, yarn, and photography. Carolee Creations, Inc. is the corporate name - SewSweet Dolls was the first business. Portrait Pillows, Bags and more . . . is my latest venture, started in ‘98, after my husband died. My daughter and I make custom gift items incorporating photographs - purses, coasters, jewelry, ornaments, quilts, etc. I love going to work every day-my studio is full of fun things! I am in a serious relationship with Bob, a retired Psychology prof, since the beginning of the century. We are involved in activities at First Church and in Elmhurst. When we have time we like to travel. I take sewing classes when I can fit them in, recently learned to weave, and would like to draw and paint again someday.