Well this is a post full of news, views and my two pair of shoes! First off, we took a trip to Chicago and met up with Emily.
Randy and Emily ran around Chicago like they lived there. They rented bicycles and rode the metro and generally were able to see and do a lot of things. Here are a few pictures of their adventures:
They also went to the Field Museum and really enjoyed it. Here are the pictures:
And what would a summer trip to Chicago be without a bike ride to the lake shore?
They went on a boat trip and ran around downtown.
Well, you might ask, where was Cathy? I went to shoe school to hang out with Sara and make shoes! I made 3 pairs and quite a few patterns. I was in “Cathy” type heaven.
Well, we had not been back for 12 hours before we headed to Tulsa to buy a house! Yep, we bought a house in Tulsa but we are not moving there. Patrick moved into the house a few days ago and James will move there in a few weeks. James finished up the last of his classes at OU and is now a graduate! We are so thrilled and proud of him. Way to go James. Here is your “present”:
Okay, just kidding about the present but not that we bought the place. Interestingly enough, this house is one block from the first house Randy and I bought when we married 30 years ago! Can you say full circle?
Last, but certainly not least, 5 of the 6 Willett children were in the same place Friday night. So, we celebrated by going out to dinner and had a wonderful time and some great food! Sorry Roggie, we will go again when you are here.
So, to wrap things up, here are the dinner pictures:
We celebrated the opening of my brother James’ new liquor store by toasting him with Willett Whiskey. Seemed appropriate. Of course, he brought the bottle. A great time was had by all.
Let me know what you have been up to please!
So sad to have missed a big ol’ Willett family dinner! And with Willett whisky no less! Looks like a grand time 🙂
Love the shoes you made, those look really good. I’m keeping an eye out for a handmade pair to arrive on my doorstep!
I will work on those soon!
Great post. Looks like Chicago was fun. Dinner Friday night was great. Emily, I sent the leftover Willett whiskey home with your mom, so when you come to Fayetteville, you can try some.
What a wonderful post about your beautiful family ! I loved the pics of Willetts! Love you all
Thanks Mary Ann. Please come visit again, we so enjoyed spending time with you!
Looks like a great trip to Chicago and your shoes seem to be looking better and better finished… Impressed with your abilities!
And I have to say I am smitten with James new place in Tulsa… That home is gorgeous! And I mean that… It’s beautiful! Really want some more pictures and stats on it. Looking forward to seeing anything you do to the place. Keep us posted!
I posted the “best” showing of the house. It does need work, but we will get to it as time permits. If you want to come down and visit, we would love to show it to you. The kitchen needs much help and any ideas would be appreciated. I will find some pictures for you and Beth. Thanks Christian.
I agree with Christian – the shoes are wonderful and the house is beautiful!! It truly is an adorable house. I can’t wait to see what you all do with it. You have done such a wonderful job fixing up all of your homes.