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Oct 19, 2014

Maple Street Chapel

I was hired months ago to capture a 10 act Folk concert at Maple Street chapel. It was the 30 th anniversary of folk concerts that raise money to keep this beautiful piece of history in top condition. I've never been inside the chapel before...I had no idea what I had been missing. I was in AWE. I have never been a fan of folk music....more because I've never been exposed to it. It was amazing. I loved every minute of the night. 
Here are the shots of the interior.
I haven't edited the folk pictures yet

Oct 5, 2014

Family Day at NIU

This weekend is family weekend at NIU. We picked up the boy and headed out to lunch.
After that we hit Huskie Stadium a little early to get good seats for some NIU football. It was cold, but it didn't rain or snow which we were prepared for. It was so much fun and the Huskies won 17-14 despite 3 horrendous calls that allowed Kent State to score. Huskies are 4-1 for the season!! We stayed for the whole game.
Karrick was on TV, they have a giant screen on the end zone scoreboard. Karrick was standing up on the bleacher in front of us busting out his hip hop moves and sure enough the camera was on him. We all got a kick out of it including the people behind us.

By the time the game was over it was 7:30 ish. Tim and I were almost crippled from 4 hours on bleachers. I had muscle spasms in my back...getting old is a bitch.
We dropped TJ at his dorm and headed home. As always it great to see TJ. We are thrilled that he loves NIU. He is invoked in a fraternity which is very time consuming-Argh!!
He also plays flag football once a week. He seems to be fitting in well by the number of hello's that he received while walking from his dorm to the stadium, one can only hope he is as popular with his studies

can't deny they are brothers

a little boy tired and cold warming up in TJ's dorm after game

the stadium is just beautiful and so was the sky

Oct 4, 2014

Fabulous at 50!!!

It happened, I turned 50. A half of a century. I say 1/2 down and 1/2 to go!
 I walk around daily with chronic pain in shoulder, elbow, hips, lower back and knees, but I can walk!!! Im also in better shape then I've in in a long time.
I can still wear leggings and short shorts and look cute...Ill take it!
Tim told me to keep this weekend open for a surprise. My surprise was a trip to Milwaukee. We stayed at the fabulous Iron Horse hotel. It was really cool. We spent the weekend eating, relaxing, shopping and just walking around the Historic Third Ward. We had the most amazing time and this will go down as my best birthday ever!!
plus we couldn't of asked for better weather!