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Friday, April 02, 2010


Hello fellow blog readers and friends. Greetings from Hoosier land...otherwise known as Indiana. It's Friday night and I'm enjoying myself thoroughly here in my hometown with friends and family. I just returned home after a fun night with my parents and the kiddo's. We drove into downtown Indianapolis to check out the final four festivities. Our Butler Bulldogs made it into the final four this year so our town is hoppin' right now. It's so awesome to see all of the excitement for another one of our Indiana teams so soon after the Superbowl events. We have a spectacular city and I'm proud to call Indiana my "home." My Dad has tickets for the final four games this year and he is taking Brennen with him. Lucky DAWGS! Brennen has no idea how blessed he is. This city is going to be rockin' and rollin' tomorrow night once the games begin. Fun stuff! We went to Dick's sporting goods today and got all of our Butler fan gear for the games. It was a mad house in there to say the least. Not only that but I looked like something the cat drug in yet managed to run into everybody and their brother while there. Never fails - whenever you look like crap - you see everyone you know. Today was no different. It was great to see everyone though - even though I looked like I'd been thru a "hell hath no furry tornado." :)

FYI...the real reason why I'm writing tonight is to let you guys know a quick tid bit regarding my blog tomorrow. My web gal, Amy, is migrating my blog over to a new blog address which might take several hours tomorrow (Saturday). Therefore, if you visit the blog at all tomorrow and it is down, you'll know why. You might have to check back later in the day or evening once the migration has taken place. The new blog address after the migration is complete will be Blogger updated their servers and such which required us with FTP publishing to update along with them. Please mark your bookmark for my blog accordingly after tomorrow so that you can still find me after the migration. Hopefully everything with transfer smoothly and we won't have any glitches. :)

I know I said I wouldn't blog until next Tuesday but my web gal thought I should post a heads up for each of you in case you come to the blog and have problems viewing it tomorrow. Therefore, I'm borrowing my Dad's laptop and blogging. It has been an absolutely beautiful week here in Indiana. We've had 80 something degree weather and sunshine since we arrived. All of my resources really nailed my weather requests before our arrival. LOL! I've been able to visit with girlfriends, veg out with my parents, see some of my parents dear friends while in town, and just enjoy being home overall. Dad and Cathy have fed us like they were feeding an army everyday. They've cooked for us, taken us to my favorite restaurants that I've been craving since moving to Florida and baked good ol' brownies as well. I'm in heaven. I've missed being home and this week is exactly what I needed.

Brennen spent the day in Carmel with a good buddy of his and had a ball. He's had sleepovers with all of his cousins and bounced off the walls since arriving back home. I paid a visit to my favorite cupcake shop, Holy Cow Cupcakes, while up in Carmel today. I got to see my friend/store owner, Karen Sutton, as well as grab some of my favorite cuppies while in town. YAY! We spent the night reminiscing with my parents last night. We ran by the firehouse and visited with some of my Dads best buds for a bit. Again, great to see everyone. Across the street from that fire house was where we did some of our reminiscing. There is a park - called Garfield park - in that area of town. Inside that park is a hill that we all call "Tickle Belly Hill." As a kid, my parents used to drive me over the hill as fast as the car we were in would go and it would give you the biggest butterflies in your belly. As I got older, my Mom owned several corvettes over a certain amount of years. We'd get over in that area on rare occasions but when we did, she'd always take me over the hill in the vette(s) for the fun of it. That hill and that park in general bring back so many memories for me as a young kid. So...this time...I decided to introduce it to my own kids. Needless to say, they loved it. Kenidi especially. The first time I took her over it, she kept signing the word "more." LOL! It was hysterical. I'm so very thankful for childhood memories that can be passed on to my own children now. All that reminiscing had me going by the house I grew up in as a kid, the house my Dad and Cathy lived in as I was growing up, the elementary school I attended from K-2nd grade and so forth. Maybe the moving out of state brought it all out but something in me just needed to see those places one more time. Strange I know. However, it gave me comfort - almost a confirmation that yes...Indiana and many of its cities are still my hometown even though I reside in Florida full time now. There is just something about "home" that helps fulfill the soul when it is needing replenished. Even though we live in Florida now, I'm so blessed by the family I have and the friends I have which help complete this town that I call my real "home." Without them, home means nothing.

For now, I am going to finish watching this movie with my parents and then hit the hay. We have a big day ahead of us tomorrow. For most of the day, we'll be at our old house in Center Grove doing some touch up work before any new/future occupants move in. And for those of you who understand this joke...NO, I'm not in jail. YET! LOL! Check back with me after I've been at the house all day tomorrow. Most of you are on stand by - just waiting for a potential collect call from me from the county lock up. HA HA! So far no appearences have been made. As long as it stays that way, we'll be good to go. Wink wink! ;)

As I said before, I'll be back to regular blogging and sharing my newest photography images come Tuesday. Stay tuned. Thank you for your patience. It's greatly appreciated.

PS...My next round of beginner online photography classes that I teach are starting on May 1st. Seats are filling up. If you want to register or would just like to get info on them, go HERE to do so. We would love to have you join us in the next class. Much love, Angie

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Blogger Amy said...

If you brought this gorgeous weather with you from Florida, I'm going to have to insist that you stay in Indiana! We were downtown today too. Crazy fun. I'm a Butler alum and am just living this dream!

4/02/2010 10:51 PM  
Anonymous Karen R said...

Glad you got to visit "our" old neighborhood! Hard to believe that you went to the same grade school that I did. OK, it was a COUPLE of years after I was there, but... LOL

Cram all you can into this final day! And safe travels!

Love ya!

4/05/2010 12:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Waiting for pics from your visit!

4/07/2010 2:24 PM  

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