Friday, May 30, 2008

A Pizza Revolution!

One of the very unique and wonderful characteristics about living in Aurora/Naperville (Lynn wanted me to mention this in our next posting) is that instead of having a Chinese restaurant or hamburger joint on every corner; here, we have pizza parlors in every strip mall and on every street corner. Pizza Parlor I might be exaggerating just a bit, but I don’t think I’m too far off, when I say I think we have around 50 pizza establishments within three (3) miles from where we live. I feel like I have been dropped with precision into a whole different world known as PIZZA HEAVEN! We don’t actually benefit though from the excessive bounty or pizza loot. Eating Pizza Lynn over dosed on pizza when he worked at a pizza parlor in 1972, so he could easily go six months or longer without seeing or smelling a good slice of pizza.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Family Memories

Even though Memorial Day is a day in which we remember the sacrifice all the men and women in the armed services have done to make and keep our country free. Lynn and I wanted to take this holiday to ‘think’ and ‘remember’ our families. Here is one of the last gatherings we had with my dad when everyone (but my brother, Todd) was home for the Christmas holiday.

“The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.” Burton Hillis

Thursday, May 15, 2008

A Wonderful Day! :)

We had a lovely Saturday spending a few hours of it with my niece, Cori, and her husband, Jeff. They live about 45 to 60 minutes north of us in Glenview (IL). We were all excited because Cori and Jeff had found out they were going to be parents to a baby boy. Seth Hwang Min Cheol Mohr is in Korea and is living with his foster parents. Here are a few pictures of our wonderful day.


Thursday, May 8, 2008

To the GREAT Women in our lives!

A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.

-- Washington Irving (1783-1859)

Lynn and I have been blessed to not only have one angel of a mother to watch over us, but the Lord sent us two angels we have been honored on earth to call ‘mother’.

Friday, May 2, 2008

An 'illuminating' piece of information! :)

Aurora has some spectacular sunrises, which is one of the reasons I’m sure the founding fathers of the community decided to name the city after the Roman goddess, Aurora, goddess of the dawn. Another 'light' making fact is that in 1881 Aurora received national prominence when it was the first city in the United States to use electric lights to light up the city’s street; hence, Aurora adopted its slogan as the "City of Lights".