Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Kristen received two awards

Kristen got a letter last week, stating that she was getting an award. So we were invited to an awards presentation. Kristen was unsure what the award was for. She received to certificates for being the best in her class for Visual Communications I, and for Java Applications. Two different teachers nominated her for being the top student in their class. We are so proud of her. In her visual communications class her artwork was chosen by the teacher and the principal to be used on the cover of the 2008-2009 Assignment notebook, she also won a $50 Barnes and Nobles gift Cert. because her artwork was chosen. At church she also won an art contest for Vocations, her artwork was chosen the best for all high school students and was displayed in the church narthex, she was given a $25 Barnes and Nobles gift cert. for that. She is such a hard worker, and always turns in her best work. By the way she has already spent all her gift cards, she loves to buy books.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day Weekend

I worked the 4 days around memorial day weekend this year. I had a nice time at work and my family kept themselves busy. I usually love going to the parade on Saturday, since I did not make it this year, I am going to go next year.

Thank you to everyone in the armed services and all the veterans. Please honor our loved ones, our ancestors, our friends who died in conflicts and wars, those people who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and our freedom.

My grandfather (my father's father) is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. I really enjoy going there to visit. I thought my parents had been there before on Memorial day and had taken pictures of all the grave stones with flags in front of them. So I was trying to find a picture of that, but my mother told me they went there over the holidays and have a picture with wreaths on the grave stones. So I took this picture from Arlington's web page.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Will's concert

Will had a spring concert. It was the whole 2nd grade, and they sung all Dr. Suess songs. It was great, very cute. Will's first pre-school concert, he just stood there, while everyone else sang. Every school concert since then he has done a little bit more, he doesn't like performing in front of groups of people. (Will is wearing a green polo type shirt and black pants)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Kristen's concert

Kristen had a spring concert. Will and I enjoyed watching it. I forgot my camera, but I do have a few other clips and pictures of her playing that I will post from this school year. Here is a clip of her playing some songs from Wicked The Musical in March of 2008.

Getting caught up

I haven't written in about two weeks, so I will try to get caught up with all of our spring activities that have been going on. The weekend of May 16th-18th Jason and Will went out of town. They worked in Springfield, OH at Jason's parents Antique Show. The day after they came home, they were ready to spend their hard earned money, they each bought an ipod. Kristen found them on Amazon, and she bought one also, because hers was stolen at school about two weeks prior. They are all enjoying their ipods, Jason got a colts cover for his, Will got a Jets cover for his and Kristen got a dragon cover for hers. Pictures soon to come.

Kristen and I relaxed that weekend. We hung out with the horses, and we visited with friends. I went to visit my best friend Cindy, she lives on the south side, we went shopping, ate pizza and watched Mad Money. We had a great time. She is going to be having surgery this summer, please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

Kristen spent time with her friend Sara.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

I watched Olivia and Alana

Today I went over to Olivia and Alana's house. We had fun. They are so cute and are getting big. Hopefully it is o.k with Wendy that I post their pictures. They smiled a lot for me, and really didn't fuss. I think their stomachs are starting to feel better.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Outside Again

Will is pretending to get the ground ready to plant, so that I can take an action photo. Watch out he looks like the child of the corn.

It was another decent day, so we worked outside planting a garden. It is Jason and Will's project. They planted corn, carrots, and tomatoes. They still have some planting to do, maybe they will do it next week. I do not have a green thumb, so I am trying to not get involved, it will be nice to eat some home grown vegetables.

We also let the horses out on the grass, maybe we won't need to mow as much.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's day

Happy mother's day to every mom out there. Thank you for everything Mom!!

Thank you to my wonderful family. Today it was raining all day. We slept in, ate breakfast around 11am, watched a movie, went to church and then went to Bob Evans for dinner after church. Then I watched Desperate Housewives. It was a very nice day. I had two things on my wish list that I wanted for mother's day, a rosary and a new rice cooker. Last week my dad gave me a rosary from Jerusalem, it is really beautiful, I will try to get a picture of it. And this week my family got me a great card, and a new rice cooker. My old rice cooker I got as a going to college present, almost 19 years ago - Gosh, am I that OLD??? I needed a new rice cooker, we use it at least once a week. Will made me two presents at school, a mouse pad and a card- they were very nice.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Congratulations Rick

Another party, next week

Sunday, May 4, 2008

More swimming


The day after

Holden riding Bella (Will's pony).
Glen enjoying himself on the 4-wheeler.
My sister's kids do not have guns at their house, so guess what they played with for two whole days straight.... You guessed it - guns.

My sister - Anne, her husband - Glen, and their two boys came to visit for Will's 1st communion. They stayed at a Holiday Inn Express on Sat night, and the next day we went there to swim, then they came back to our house for leftover food, to see the animals, and to just relax in the backyard.

Saturday, May 3, 2008


I love the sky in this picture.

Will's party

Pretty pictures of everyone eating.

Will's friends are gathered around the cake.
Thanks to everyone that came, we had a great time.
Sorry I didn't invite my co-workers, I am hoping to have a NICU party sometime this summer. I need to get my act together and get my horse stuff organized so that people can ride the horses when they come over. But first I am hosting a party for Rick, and his graduation next week.....

Will walking down the aisle in church

More communion pics

More to come soon, keep posted.

Will's first Communion

Will outside of St. Maria Goretti School.

Will with a friend Lucia. He was embarrased to take a picture with a girl, that is why is looks so upset. We were once Lucia's neighbors, and he used to play with her, I just think he was embarrased because she is was dressed up and looking so pretty.

Every child made a banner and they put them togethor outside the church. Will's banner is near the top left side, 2nd row, third one in.