Thursday, October 23, 2008


Good Afternoon everyone.. I hope everyone is having a lovely day.  We are still enjoying some sunny cool days here, but tomorrow we are going to get some rain. Normally I would not mind, but that is field trip day with my grand daughter Haylee her pre school is taking them to a pumpkin patch. So I am praying that the rain holds off until after we leave at noon. I am so excited to be able to go, I have not been to this one, it is called  Hillgar Farms. I will make sure I take my camera and share with you all.

Now about my head line. This was the Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of the new building Aptera bought. It is such a beautiful old building, and I love how they fixed it up. It has a feeling of a New York office building or Calf. Well I think so any way. I will show you some photos I was able to take.


Now these lovely ladies are as follows. from left to right.  Debbie my sister in law hubbys  baby sister, then Chas and Heather they are our two beautiful daughters. They were having such a wonderful time. It was so crowed with people you could hardly move or breath for that matter.


The girls were having so much fun, Not sure what they are laughing at, hope it is not Mom.... lol   The food was pretty rich and yummy, no shrimp though, boooooo  Love shrimp.


Now normally I don't like to have my picture taken, I always turn out awful. But I had to have a photo with my girls, not very often we all get together all dressed up.  This is in the lower level of the building, see the office behind us, that is Rods office Love the colors the used in all the rooms.  I could not get any photos of the pool table or the two huge kitchens fully stocked. And a seating area with two black leather lounge chairs THAT HAVE A MASSAGER.  How cool is that...  And on the wall in front of  those wonder chairs they have a HUGE FLAT SCREEN TV. now for the cherry on top, they also have a XBOX 360.  I asked one of the guys hubby works with if they get any work done. lol  I wish I could have gotten photos of them, but there were so many people every where that I could hardly get any.


In the foreground is Todd Rods brother, and the Lady in Pink is Rods Mom. She had a great time too.


I guess I am not the only one who does not like having their picture taken... My sweet and very Handsome Hubby. I love how he looked that night. ooooooo yaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh  sly smile..


Hubby and Daddy's little girls. This is in his office the color is a kind of slate blue, a tan color very chic.  Now he does not have much up on the walls, but that is only because I have not gotten in there to fix it up.  But I willllllllll.  lol  


And this is Hubby and I sitting on his lap  now don't look at all the cord under his desk, he still needs to do some moving in.  The building is all old brick in down town. When we got there they had it roped off with deep red and gold rope. and a red carpet. It was like walking in to the Oscars. ha ha  The TV News was there and some news paper reporters taking photos and do interviews. The Mayor was there to cut the ribbon it was all very exciting to see. Now I have to tell you all what was in the building before Aptera bought it, well it was empty for a while. But long ago it was called  The Cat's Meow  and bar and dance place. They even had a cat walk so you could dance up on it.  Now you are asking how I know all this??????  welllllllllllll  I used to go there in my younger days, before hubby.  I asked if they still had the cat walk.. ha haha but they did not keep it.  When I go and visit again I will be able to take more of the building out side and in. Won't be many people there to get in my way...  The owner was telling me how much they love Rod working for them, that his computer skills were just what they needed. I have never seen so many geek's in one room. And some really looked like one, you know the hair and dark rim glasses. lol  They have some  very smart and talented young people working there.  I mean really young, Rod is the oldest one there, I said oh you are kind of like a Dad to them huh. lol

He did not laugh to much, not sure why...  Well I hope you liked what photos I could get, I thank you all for your lovely comment and the visits. I so look forward to reading them and visiting you. Have a great day today.  God Bless




Carrie said...

Looks like ya'll had a great time!

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Hi Alaura...

Thanks for the prayers and the visit.


Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Alaura~ I came over from Ribbon Cottage to invite you to my Parisian Give Away ,she was so kind to have post on her blog. I think you'll enjoy the *SWEET SURPRISES*!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Sorry, I meant Miss Debbie from Ribbon Wood Cottage. Forgive me it's been a very long day!

Smilingsal said...

Congratulations to your hubby. Your family is delightful. I have some awards to share.

Neabear said...

Beautiful family you have. Congrats on the event. Looks like everyone had a great time.

trash talk said...

What fun for y'all and what fun for us getting to meet you and your lovely family.

Darlene said...

Looks like a fabulous time was had by all!!! I LOVE the picture of you and is just too cute!!!

beth at aunties said...

You are beautiful!!!! It looks like you had a great evening and it is a wonderful old building all newly dressed. How fun to ahve your daughters enjoy it with you and your hubby!


carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

You and your hubby are such an adorable couple! Your daughters are beautiful girls too!
What a nice time y'all had.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Looks like alot of fun!