Annie was born and raised in Northwest Indiana with her younger sister and parents in Hammond. After spending some time out of the area chasing the radio dream she has moved back to start a family with her two main men: Jager the mutt and fiance Rob. When she is not on the air Annie enjoys cheering her favorite Chicago sports teams (Da Bears, Da Bulls, And Da Sox), hiking, and exploring new fairs and festivals! (Anything Deep Fried she's in!) Annie cannot wait to share her life with you on air and is excited to be back in the Region doing what she loves!
I think I may have started to get this wedding planning stuff down... only took me like 6 months to get motivated!!! Yesterday, I got a chance to have my bridesmaids pick out their dress for the wedding! Minus one possible negative attitude, I think we may have gotten one everyone agreed on! (Let's hope!) I was trying my best to not only find one everyone liked, but one that was affordable too! I'm just so excited to have so many wonderful ladies around me to celebrate my big day! Now we just have to find affordable cowboy boots that will fit a size 12... any ideas?
Next up this week, meetings everyday, but it will be worth it! Our goal is to make a final decision on Photographer and DJ by Oct. 1st! See all it takes is a little motivation and a bunch of great people yelling at you to get in gear and things work out!!! Now for all the other wedding decisions, what's the word Scott taught me this morning? Ahhhhh yes.. delegation!
Have you heard about this mother who was fined $50 for letting her son pee in the streets? What do you think, was the ticket justified? Check out part of the story and let us know your thoughts on Facebook!
“Here’s a story that will totally piss off anyone who has tried to potty train a toddler (pun totally intended). Philadelphia mom Caroline Robboy was given both a ticket and a lecture by a police officer this past Sunday evening because her 2-year-old potty-training son, Nathaniel, couldn’t hold it.”
“I kid you not. She told NBC10 that they were in a store with her two other children and elderly in-laws when the toddler said he needed to go. She asked if they could use the restroom, and they were “told no.” Upon exiting the store the boy couldn’t hold it and ran over to a pole on the sidewalk to get some relief.”
“When she saw what was happening, she tried to at least get him to move to a grassy patch, but it was too late. A police officer saw it and busted them, issuing her a $50 ticket for public urination.”
How was your weekend? Had a mix of emotions going on in my head! I went along with my fiance and his family as they laid to rest an amazing lady. You see, I have never known his grandmother without Alzheimer’s and I felt fortunate to get to get a glimpse into how very special she was. She had an amazing smile and caring heart that was evident by the words spoken at her memorial and the pictures put together in her slideshow.
I also got an insider's look into one of the greatest love stories of all time. My heart melted when his grandpa told me “I knew she was the love of my life in the 6th grade.” He went on about how her mother would always march outside and tell him to go home when she heard the porch swing stop.... “she knew we were up to no good”, he chuckled. After 65 years of marriage and three wonderful sons, she passed away holding his hand. I can only hope Rob and I can have half the marriage and life they had.
Funny how life is, immediately afterward we headed off to celebrate the first birthday of one of the cutest men out there! It was like completely switching gears... emotionally draining for sure! However, it made me realize just how grateful I am for the life I have. I'm so thankful to be home again with my family and friends, able to share in all of our moments.... happy or sad.
As I celebrate 28 years today, I can say I am truly happy and right where I need to be. Cannot wait to continue the journey! Thank you for being a part of it!
You can just call us the Ultimate Procrastinators in my household! This is how a conversation went with my mom yesterday:
Mom: “Annie, we need to get everything ready for our yard/bake sale...”
Annie: “What yard/bake sale?”
Mom: “The one we are having Friday!”
Annie: “Um Friday??? We might want to get to work then!!!"
Needless to say, I will be spending the day cleaning out the basement for stuff to sell and I've even recruited my sister and fiance to help bake till we drop after work!
However, it's all for a good cause... all the proceeds will go towards the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. You see my cousin has been battling MS now for a couple of years and we are taking part in the Northwest MS Walk in Wicker Park next Sunday. If you'd like to show your support for Team Lady Bugs, stop by tomorrow between 9a-2p on the corner of Lake Ave and 121st in the Whiting/Roberstale area. If you cannot make it out and want to help us raise money, here's a secure link!
Thanks again for your help in supporting a cause that is close to my heart! Oh, and if you want to walk registration starts 8:30am in Wicker Park Sunday, September 16th! More details here!
Came across some Facebook Messages from Listener's who are looking for our help and thought I'd share!
LAKE VILLAGE FAMILY NEEDS HELP:
Lake Village Friends and Family we need your help... a family in our community suffered a total loss in a house fire. Jodi is in second grade, Dacota is in sixth, and Scott is in 7th. At this time we are asking for any clothes donations that you might have for the family. Jodi is a size 7 in girls with a 1 1/2 shoe size. Dacota wears a men's 30x30 pant. Men's 9 in shoes. Scott is in a boys size 14. Men's shoe 8 1/2. Shannon wears an 11 in women's and an 8 1/2 in shoes. Drop offs can be taken to Lake Village Elementary. At this time the focus is on clothes, but as time progresses and Shannon can look to the future she will need to replace all of her household items.
2ND ANNUAL BIKES FOR BIRCH POKER RUN
The Second Annual Bikes for Birch Poker Run will be this Saturday... first bikes out at 10am.. meet at Prairie Meadow Park in Westville. Proceeds to benefit the Birchfield Memorial Foundation To Beautify Our Parks For Youth. LCPL Joshua Birchfield was Killed in Action in Afgahnistan Feb 19, 2010. Born and raised in Westville he loved baseball, motorcycle, and most of all his family and friends.
For Info: 219.785.1971.
Fundraising Van for Cameron
Saturday, October 27 at 5:00pm at Chesterton VFW Post 2511, 1290 Wagner Rd
We are trying to raise funds for my son Cameron who is a 4 year old boy with severe disabilities. He has Cerebral Palsy, Blindness, Severe mental retardation, Seizure disorder, hearing impairments, and other medical conditions. I am the single mother of 3. My oldest is in college. The two youngest children who live at home have severe medical conditions. I do all the work of caring for these children. Please help our family... Looking for donations of food, time, decorations,money, etc. for October fundraiser.
Website For Info: www.indiegogo.com/p/197482?a=988315here
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