Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Time with Trixie

I am officially a member of the Trixie Fanclub.
Excuse me while I sound like a 16 year old...but, Oh My God, she is so cool.
Possibly the most adorable chick I have ever met.
She's intelligent, interesting, and funny enough to make you wet your pants. (I somehow kept control of my bladder today.)

Four future women

And her kids. Oh my. Even cuter in person.
Zoey is an 11 year old who is smarter than some adults I know. Bright, interesting, interested, a birder (Hell yeah!), sweet, funny....I am running out of adjectives.
Vivi is a cute little sprite full of life and kindness and good manners.
My girls have not stopped talking about them.

First, we met at an indoor playground in Sharon Woods. We let the girls play, and Trixie and I actually got to have a grown-up conversation.
Then it was to Skyline, to pig out on that special, one-of-a-kind chili that you just can't get in Alaska.
Then, we stopped at RAPTOR, so they could meet a few program birds. Zoey really wanted to see a Peregrine, and what do you know...we have one. I pulled a few birds out to show them off and everyone ooohed and ahhhed.

Trixie and me

Okay, why didn't Geoff tell me that I looked like a janitor today?
Come on, man...throw me a freakin' bone here!

Isn't she cute

Isn't she cute??????
We had such a nice visit, and I didn't want it to end. But I had education reports to finish for tonight's board meeting. So it will probably be another year or more before we can get Trixie back here. She really needs to move to Ohio.

Spooky sliver of sunflower moon

The moon was spooky and beautiful tonight. Is this the end of the Sunflower moon? Someone who keeps track of such things needs to tell me.

I found the "Proposal" picture, by the way:

Geoff and me, Dec 1999

Sittin' on a gravestone of a reverend who had become room temperature 300 years ago. We know how to do it right, huh? Look how young and unfettered and normal we look. Sigh. See above picture for what having kids does to you.

Now that I have met Trixie, and know the fun and excitement of it, I can just imagine the craziness when the Flock hits Cape May!


Dave said...

What makes you think we don't have one-of-a-kind chili in Alaska? Thanks for digging out the picture.

Anonymous said...

What is that white tag on Geoff's shirt. It looks like it says: "Do not remove under penalty of law" or perhaps: "Do not leave me here, I'm a live one".

Lynne said...

Aww, I love the picture of you and Geoff! I have a similar photo of Art and me (not on a tombstone though!) and yes, we too look young and full of the promises of the future.
Lucky you to meet Trixie and her girls.
I am starting to get into my serious planning mode about Cape May. I bought a really cute jacket fot the trip yesterday!

Mary said...

I can't imagine how exciting it is to meet Trixie and the girls. Another blogger! Wait until the Flock meets!!!

I'm glad you coughed up that photo of you and Geoff. SWEET!

Julie Zickefoose said...

Whooty! Trixie and her girls are adorable. I'm so jealous. Glad y'all had a good time. And the story of how Geoff proposed is priceless. Ol' married folks just don't do that kind of thing any more. But oh, how I wish they did.

NatureWoman said...

What a great time you had Susan!! Yay!! Thanks for showing us the photo of you and Geoff!!
P.S. Now Lynne has to show her photo!

LauraHinNJ said...

Love the *do-rag* Susan!

I'm surprised with every *old* picture of you that you share. Geoff always seems to look the same, but you appear to be re-inventing yourself at every opportunity! I think it's probably the same with my DH and I - he never seems to change.

Would love to see the faces of those 4 cute kids - can just imagine their smiles.

mon@rch said...

O my goodness, high five to you two! Glad you had the chance to get together and sounds like your cape may trip will be full of fun times!