We had the very awesome pleasure of creating a fun retirement cake for our good friend Richard Armstrong.
I blog about my family often. Why? Well, I love my family. Both my father and mother come from large extended families that treat family as family. We’re close. Over the years not physically close, but we remain a close-knit supportive family.
I may not talk to my cousins every month. Sometimes a year can go by. But with my family, I know that help is a phone call away. 24/7. No questions asked. Because that is what family is.
Every year, on the fourth Thursday in November, families across the United States gather to give thanks. Some years, the “thanks” flow easily. Other years, families struggle to find the a reason for celebration.
Like so many before, this year brought us joy, sadness, and everything in-between. Life often gets compared to a roller coaster ride. A metaphor I’ve used, but truly don’t like.
It’s that time of the year again… the time where Fred decides to:
- Talk about himself in the third person
- Change the website design
- Look forward to Thanksgiving
Well, we all know that #3 and #4 happen all year long. Man I love some Thanksgiving. (uh oh, looks like I’m talking in the first person again)
So what’s been happening?
We recently purchased a Kitchen-Aid mixer; sadly, something Yeni and I always wanted. Well, maybe not so sad I guess. I mean we both love to cook and she’s been cooking up a storm. We’re talking homemade cannoli, homemade cakes with fondant, and did I mention everything is 100% homemade from scratch? I’ve only used the mixer a couple of times to make bread, but it really does keep with our theme: Dreams come true. Even the small dream of owning a Kitchen Aid mixer can come true. (pictures)
Of course, all of these homemade amazing yummies isn’t helping me lose weight, but did I mention homemade cannoli? I mean Yeni is my dream girl already, but who knew she could make homemade cannoli??
To celebrate my youngest cousin’s high school graduation, Yeni and I headed to Albany to join the celebration. Instead of flying, we packed very lightly and took the Harley 650 miles east from Ann Arbor to Albany, mostly following I-90 (we were going to go through Canada, but that’s a different story).
The trip to Albany was amazing and covered parts of Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York. Cities included Toledo, Cleveland, Erie, Buffalo, Syracuse, and Albany. Normally, when traveling on the Interstate, you really don’t get to see much, and with this trip, we set that as our expectation. Gladly, we were wrong. I had never been West of Albany (yes, I’m one of those type of New Yorker’s) and
Besides celebrating the birth of my sister, June 21st holds additional special meanings… such as the start of Summer, the Summer Solstice, and the longest “day” of the year. This year, it of course was also Father’s day — so all in all, this year, June 21st was a day of family.
The amount of daylight surprised me. This picture was taken at 9:30 pm:
It was a short drive (few hours) from Michigan to Chicago, and figuring the parking in Chicago would be interesting, we chose to take the Versa instead of the Expedition. Although, if we hadn’t have needed the trunk space, taking the Harley would have been much more fun. The more highway driving I do, the less I love Michigan roads. It’s funny too, as the second we hit Indiana, the road just smoothed out and we just smiled. Then, when you hit Chicago, well… welcome back “holes in the floor.”
Coming up this week… some Twitter coding, more Asterisk work, and if all goes well, a motorcycle ride up the east coast of Michigan with the wife 🙂 (We have a new bluetooth headset to test as well as a trip to Albany to prepare for)
I’m still in Florida, but headed back to Michigan on Wednesday. I’ve been enjoying the warm weather, although it was 98 degrees yesterday in North Florida… much, much higher than Ann Arbor.
Anyway, this last weekend I:
- Celebrated mom’s birthday with my family (including my sister and our spouses)
- Had an AMAZING meal at Joe’s Stone Crabs (but, when do you not?)
- Celebrated Mother’s day with the family
- Worked a little in Boca Raton, FL
- Enjoyed a nice afternoon on the beach with my wife.
- Read some hilarious comments on the Gandy Dancer review
I’m looking forward to the drive up on Wednesday… love those Mountains.
No, it’s not a reference to Cinco de Mayo… but just simply, the quick and dirty news for Fred Posner. Let’s see… recently I:
- Got married (blogged @ yenifred.com)
- Reviewed the Gandy Dancer at Fat Freddy Says.com
- Had an AMAZING cake from Cake Nouveau (review coming)
And those are the biggies I guess. 🙂
Today I posted some pictures on Picasa… they include:
- Our trip to Cabella’s (45 pictures)
- January 2009 (34 pictures)
- February 2009 (33 pictures)
- Disney March 2009 (46 pictures)
- March 2009 (15 pictures)
Still to come? Pictures from my sister’s wedding and more! 🙂 There’s decent pictures in each section…
Now, you know you can see the entire album, right? Either click here or on the Fred’s Photos link on the right.