Sunday, May 15, 2011

Senior Prom

Last night was Alex's Senior Prom.  It was held at the Easton Club which is a beautiful location right on the water.  Everyone looked amazing.  Afterwards, the kids went to the after prom party that was held at SSPP's gym.  The theme was Arabian Nights and from what I hear, the decorating was amazing.  The kids had a blast and were picked up at 3am and taken back to Amy's house which helped me tremendously because then I didn't need to worry about Alex driving home at that time of the morning.

 They always give away prizes at the after party and this year Alex won an Acer Icinia A500 tablet.  Cool prize!  :)

Here are some pictures of their evening...

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Tooth Time and Fun

Today was our 6 month checkup at the dentist.  It was complicated by the fact that our big van is having problems and we had to take it to the shop this morning.  This meant that the older boys were relegated to the bus so that we could have the 2 remaining vehicles to take us the the appt.  Our mini van  does not fit the 8 people that needed to make the trip this morning.

Everyone did great at the and out in a little over an hour.  Keari likes getting her teeth brushed but does not like it when the dentist tries to look at them.  This is the second time she's refused to let him take a peak.  Maybe the third time will be the charm.

We then headed home to finish up school.

By mid afternoon we were headed to Tuckahoe State Park.  It's a beautiful place.  Has an awesome picnic area underneath giant pine trees.  A lovely lake to go canoeing /kayaking on and fishing in.   Nice trails for hiking and bike riding.  And it's also home to the tire monster.  ;)

Tire monster with most of his face covered up

Other items of attraction are...

Adam enjoying the swings

The girls driving us around  ;)

Trying out the rope swings

Ty jumping of the pile.  A lovely view of the lake can be seen in the background.

Since the park is very close to my parents house, we made a stop there before heading home.  This is what greeted us...
What is it with the snakes lately??

Monday, May 02, 2011

Rooted in Love

I didn't consciously put a t-shirt with this wording on it...

to prompt conversation.

But that's exactly what happened.

I was waiting for my daughter to get out of dance class, when a very nice gentleman that was doing that same thing, asked me where I had gotten my shirt. 

It was a shirt I had bought last summer when I chaperoned for my oldest sons mission team trip to Mingo County, West Virginia.  The gentleman proceeded to tell me how wonderful that was and that he was a youth minister that also went on mission trips...mostly to the New York area.  How wonderful that there are people out there that will share their time and love of Christ to help others. 

Amazing how a few simple words can spark conversation.

Saying on back of shirt

Sunday, May 01, 2011


Wow!  How did it get to be May already.  You blink and 1/3 of the year is already gone.  That just can't be.

Kind of a blecky, dreary Saturday here.  Some of the kids did archery after mass today.  Bekah did really well for only being 6.  Connor headed to mini golf, Alex to work.  Rest of the kiddos hung out until time to go to youth group.  This was Tay and Ty's first time.  I'm gathering by their grins when I went to pick them up that they had a good time.

I enjoy listening to the homily our priest gave today.  He was talking about how the act of confession has changed over time.  It's a talk I've heard him give before but I love hearing the history behind the church.  Makes me thankful, at times, to live when I do.


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