Sunday, October 28, 2007

So, after a few months, I'm back again

I really did think that as you get older, your life starts to calm down, at least a little bit. Nope, that is not the case in my life. It's crazier than ever. Still enjoying the art of scrapbooking although sometimes drama amongst us scrappers is more than I would like to see. But, it's good, really. I just took two awesome classes with Karen Russell- and she was awesome. One class was all on photography and the other was called "Snapshots of Life" which is a 5x7 mini album with a frame as the cover and an easel as the back. Love it.
Jack is still living in limbo as he doesn't know if he is staying with Janney or not. Just annoys me to no end that they have him interviewing for his management position- his replacement! I don't know how he does it, honestly.
Abby, Luke and James are all doing great. The older two are excited about Halloween. Abby is going to be a horse, Luke a little golfer and James is the Incredible Hulk! Not sure what my own younger three are doing yet but they usually wait till that night to decide and recycle old costumes!
Jennine is happy being a SAHM and now Liz looks forward to when it's her turn to do the same. Meggie is doing well as a new resource room teacher and still dating Eric-aka Booty! She was just asked to be in Jackie Dunn's wedding and is psyched.
I'm going to be attaching a few pictures from our October trip to Florida and then recent fall pics, too.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

It's been awhile

Michael in action at lacrosse camp

Been a bit "under the weather" with mono and strep throat. Feeling a bit better so thought I would at least share a few pictures taken at the shore these past few weeks.
Life is good and am totally enjoying THREE grandchildren this summer on the beach. I am so very blessed.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Here I am, at the beach now

Seashore Days!

God has blessed me with a wonderful family. And, a home at the shore. Sea Isle City, NJ, to be exact. I have been coming to this small beach town for over 40 yrs. Amazing how time flies when you are having fun. For 13 yrs, Jack and I have owned our own home here and have spent every summer on "Happy Lane" which we fondly call our street- 77th St. All of our children except Michael, who is just turning 13 next Monday, have worked here during the summer. It's a wonderful life. I also get to share our "treasure" with our friends and family!

Here are a few pictures taken this summer so far.

Abby, Luke and James enjoying play time together at the Happy House!

A John Deere on the beach.... the beach is getting all cleaned up.

Abby on the beach and above her, Luke pretending to be a "baby" in James' carseat!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

A Day on the Farm

The Sanner Farm Got Milk Girls

We all had a blast visiting Denise and Kenny Sanner on their farm. Denise invited the girls from the mlpa board for a barbeque at her farm so those of us who haven't experienced farm life could do so with our families. Jack, Anthony, Michael, Jennine, Matt, Abby, Luke and myself decided to go.
It was so much fun to see this beautiful farm land, visit with the girls and their families, see the cows, watch them being milked and going on a hay ride. Jennine swears we planned this so we all could do farm layouts for our scrapbooks! (now what was my child thinking about??)
The only said part was that I left my camera behind in beautiful Kutztown. Luckily, Patti S. retrieved it and I will pick it up at mlpa on thurs. Here are a few pics that others have shared.


I was tagged by the wonderful Rollie!!

These are the rules.... each player starts with 7 random fact about themselves on their Blog. People who are tagged need to blog 7 facts about themselves and post the rules as well. At the end of the blog list 7 people you are tagging. Let them know that they are tagged by leaving them a comment.

**I worked for the Phila. 76ers for 4 yrs. and enjoyed every second of it. Met all the players and their families. I love basketball**

I could eat only appetizers as my meal.

**I was born and raised in West Phila. Was there till I was 19. However, was sent out to Chester County for high school and college- Villa Maria Academy and Immaculata.

** I started working in a hospital when I was 14 yrs old. I worked at Graduated Hospital, Delaware county Memorial Hos. St. Christopher's hosp., Lankenau Hospital and Metropolitan Hosp., Springfield.

**I did my 12 months dietetic internship at Penn State, main campus and it was the best year of my life as a single person.

**I enjoy buying things for others and seeing the joy on their faces when they get them. It makes me so very happy. I never want anything in return. I got it by seeing happiness on the person's face.

**I have been vacationing in Sea Isle City, NJ since I was 9 yrs old. It started out with my parents, two brothers and eventually my baby sister. My father died at the shore which was his favorite place on earth. My mother almost died at the shore but we took her home before she left this world. Then all my siblings would rent a huge house for two weeks together. For the past 12 yrs., Jack and I have owned our own home and we love having our family and friends come visit us. We call our home at the shore the "Happy House" on Happy Lane.

With that, I tag:
1. Steph Wilson
2. Andi
3. Sarah
4. Dina
5. Rosie
6. Shira
7. Kelley S.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Michael's day

Tomorrow is Michael's last day of school. The end of 6th grade for him. Today was an Awards assembly. Michael was honored by receiving the Mercy Award for his class. This award is given to a child who shows respect, goes out of his/her way to be kind and helpful to others and is just a good all round student. We are all very proud of him. Way to go, Mike!! Love, Mom
PS- my "baby" is getting so grown up. Soon he will be a teenager. Yikes, three in the house at one time.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Memorial Day in Pictures

James and Luke
Luke and Ashley