Thursday, December 22, 2011

From our home to your's

merry blessed Christmas.

Christmas Card by Siglar Design Studio
thanks for reading,  we'll see you in 2012.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas fun

It's hard to keep up with all the Christmas fun!

Macy LOVES to sit in front of the tree and have her picture taken.  Seriously.  I'm running with it of course because how much longer will that last??
 Sunday morning donuts after church.  Ignore those purple and one whites, it's not our fault we live near Baltimore.
 She makes laundry a little bit more fun.  Just a little though.
 I love when I find them under the Christmas tree.  It's one of those moments that makes my heart happy, hearing them giggle and oooh and ahh at the lights.  Go ahead, let your kiddo climb under the tree, it's OK, it's worth it!

 Movie nights watching Christmas specials in "blankie piles", this night was Frosty the Snowman.
 And a special night out in Washington DC to see the National Christmas tree. 
 See the White House in the middle left of the picture?
 Brady and one of his very best friends, Hannah.
 My littles and Hannah, her little brother was all bundled up in the stroller, he missed the picture opp!

More Christmas fun is in our future!  Hope you had a very merry weekend!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

hodge podge

a hodge podge of pictures for you to enjoy

 And a series of pictures that make me laugh.

 Monkey see, monkey do.

Hope you are enjoying this crazy hectic stressful magical time of year.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

I forgot....

to post a few of these pictures from Lucy's Birthday....I don't know how I forgot because this is my trademark thing!

2:30 pm

The minute I became Lucy's Mom.

The minute I had a daughter. 

Monday, December 5, 2011


For weeks now we've been telling Lucy that she wasn't allowed to turn 3! Nope. Had to stay 2. She disagreed.

I got her seat at the table all ready for breakfast last night, we were just missing the donuts and the birthday girl....




Three looks good on you!  Happy Birthday to you, darling.  Gosh, we love you.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

60 Years of Memories

On Thanksgiving Day, my Dad, Kevin, turned 60 years young.  I am so glad we were able to be home to celebrate not only Thanksgiving but his Birthday!

We started getting our gift ready for our Dad back in early October when we sent out an email to friends and family asking for help.  We were looking for memories of our Dad from the people that know and love him best.  And wow, his friends and family overwhelmingly responded. 

Letters from childhood friends, Canevin High School friends, John Carroll University friends, letters from friends in our old neighborhood, friends from their current neighborhood, our priest at Sts. John and Paul, many of his 10 brothers and sisters, nephews....all poured into my house.
 We folded them up (the ones that we could) and placed them in these fun Air Mail envelopes
 I had some help....
We packaged them up

 and placed them in a box that Brady decorated 

 And then for several hours (over two days)
 he sat and read some incredible words from his friends and family.
 Words and sentiments that made him laugh out loud
 And others that made him cry
 Inside jokes from old college roommates that only they would understand!
 From the bottom of my heart, thank you to those that participated and wrote to our Dad.
I'm pretty sure he loved it but perhaps I might have loved it more....I learned so many things about this amazing man that is my Dad.  Stories that I had never heard, acts of kindness that I never knew about it.
 Not only was it special for my Dad, it was special for me. 
 60 years of memories of an unbelievably humble, caring, funny, gentle man who is loved by so many.
Especially these three, his biggest fans.
Happy Birthday Dad/Pop Pop.  We love you so much.

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