Saturday, June 16, 2012

Beer Fest

Short post for today, but I wanted to share a photo from last night. Carl, Sean, Christy and I went to Beer Fest at Jungle Jim's.  It was a lot of fun.  When we arrived we were each given a small beer glass, and then we spent the next 2 hours walking around sampling different beers.  There were way over 100 to choose from - breweries from as close as right here in Cincinnati, and as far away as Belgium, Germany, and England.  Most of the booths would tell you a little bit about the different beers they had. My favorites were from Ommengang and Unibroue.  I meant to try one from Scotland even, but forgot about going back when the line was shorter until I was beered out!  I think I only sampled about 10 or so before I decided just couldn't do any more (especially since I was driving).  Christy was done about the same time.  I think Carl and Sean sampled a few more than we did.  After checking out what Jungle Jim's was offering for dinner (barbeque sandwiches and potato chips), we decided to go to Gordos and have a good burger (amazingly enough no one wanted beer to drink).  And who should walk in  while we were waiting for our dinner to arrive but our friend Tina Schroff,  her husband and friends!!!  What a coincidence.  We knew they were at the Beer Fest but hadn't been able to find them, and then they picked the same place to eat dinner. 

Hope you're all having a nice Father's Day weekend!!!


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Busy Week

This is a busy week at the Wilkerson House.  Christy and I are doing some major purging trying to get ready for a garage sale.  I really don't like having garage sales, but the deadlines help me get motivated enough to keep going with the purging.  I'm even hoping to get rid of some of the stuff in my scrapping/stamping stash that I know is never going to get used. We made some good progress yesterday, so hopefully by the time next weekend rolls around we'll be ready.  And if I'm lucky anything left over will fit in the van to go to Goodwill!!!

Just a couple of cards to share today.  The first is the card I made for Carl for our 36th wedding anniversary last week.  I used the June card kit from Simon Says Stamp.  Love that kit!!

The other card is a birthday card for a dear friend.  It didn't quite turn out how I envisioned it, but sometimes that's the way it goes.  I still like it.

I apologize for the poor pictures.  I really need to remember to take them when the sun is better.  Well, back to my cleaning out of closets!  We're making progress!  Hope you all have a fun weekend!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Concours d'Elegance

We've been having lovely weather here lately.  I've really been enjoying spending lots of time out on the patio.  And Kira has been enjoying that also, especially since she can now come off the leash - vets have declared her bone healed from the surgery and she can start working back up to her normal activities.  Other than her days of high impact activities like leaping into the air to catch frisbees and jogging with Carl or Christy.  But, I think we can all live with that.

Yesterday Carl, Sean and I went to the Concours d"Elegance at Ault Park.  It was a beautiful day for a car show.  Here are a few of my favorite pics:

Christy, I thought of you when I saw this one!   
 This last one brought back memories for Carl since he used to have one of these, and had totally restored it.  Though his was red.

This week is going to be consumed with getting ready for a garage sale - it is time to de-clutter and de-junk the house.  And the garage!  So, that is what Christy and I are going to be doing.  We have this week and next week to get it all done!

See you all again in a day or 2 - with a card to share (can't share yet because the recipient has seen it yet!).