Tuesday, June 30, 2009

he said what?!?

I just love the things that the children are coming up with lately. Last night Sam bent over in the bathroom and said "Ouch.....that hurts".....I said "What hurts Sam?" and he said "Mommy, as your body gets older, it sometimes hurts when you bend over" !!!?! I thought I would fall over laughing. I am blaming this one on my husband (who is older than I ).......I do not yet complain of bodily aches and pains (even when I feel them, I'm too embarassed to admit it just yet).

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Things you forget....

My son, who is now 6, is reminding me lately of a lot of things I had forgotten from my childhood (maybe some of you remember these as well, especially if you had brothers!). Lately, Sam has developed a new talent.....he can make a toot sound (we do not use the f word in our house) with his armpit....does this ring a bell anyone?!? This is one of the joys of having male cousins a few years older than our son. He has also learned that you can burp a word! I am sure these skills will serve him well in the adult world someday.

Above is the talented young man that I speak of......and the little girl, who I know wouldn't dream of doing such things! (not until she is 6 anyway)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Good News!!!

On Friday, May 29, we received the most wonderful news. My Dad, who has been battling Hodgkin's Disease the past year, had a clean PET scan!! The doctors said he will not need to come back for 6 months. I did not stop smiling all day. It was a day when my face hurt from smiling so much. This had been weighing heavily on our hearts, and we had to wait nearly 2 weeks to receive the news, but was it ever worth the wait! These are some pictures from Sarah Grace's b-day party of Dad with the children. These pics. are very special to me because Dad has not been able to be hands on with the children this year, mostly because of fear of germs. Seeing Dad with the children again and enjoying their time together is sososo special to us. My Dad (and Mom) have been warriors this past year. Besides Dad's health issues, we have had many other family issues to deal with this year. They have stayed strong and optimistic through all of this and I feel our good news is the big pay off! My parents are a shining example to all of a couple who have stood by each other through everything. They are such an inspiration to me. Congratulations Dad on such wonderful news. You are a survivor and I love you!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Family weddings

Greg, Charley (brother), Laura (sister), Joe (youngest brother and groom)
Laura, me, Aunt Michele (married to Uncle Ken with boys Scott and Brad), and Heather (married to Greg's brother, Charley)

Cousin Scott, Charley, Uncle Ken, Greg, Art (Laura's husband), and Cousin Brad (Scott's brother)
Greg giving a toast to the bride and groom---he did so well it brought tears to my eyes. The bride and groom were lovely. Greg and I at the rehearsal dinner. I am willing to admit my fav. part of the weekend was adult time with my husband!

This weekend Greg's youngest brother, Joe was married. We had a lovely weekend with all of the hectic events that come with weddings. It was a really fun time--we had cousins/Aunts/Uncles come in from MI that we do not see often enough. We got to remember how it is to be 20 something (not us, but the bride/groom and their friends) WOW--how things change in 10 years. Mostly, I guess, what I think about with weddings now that I have children and am old enough to consider things...is what a beautiful and amazing occasion it is...how it brings families together and helps people let by-gones be by-gones. How it gives people hope and reminds people to love and laugh better. It was a lovely weekend. I thank God for Family every day. Here are some pics......