Monday, September 29, 2014


On September 4 my dad turned sixty! We celebrated the next day with a low key dinner. I can't believe he's sixty because he looks so much younger! The only time it does seem possible is when I think of how much he's accomplished in his life and all the people he's helped. When I think of it in those terms it seems like he should be more like 120 since he's packed so much into the past 60 years. I've waxed poetic about my dad on here before so I'll keep this short and sweet. My dad is a servant of Jesus Christ and that informs every area of his life. I couldn't be prouder of him or more grateful to have him as a father. Happy birthday Dad!

The girls were so excited about the "party" they could barely stand still!

The first picture obviously doesn't have any of the kids looking but I loved it because look at Avvie smiling so big at my dad!


Mossutos! Yum! Even look at some meatball.

Sunday, September 28, 2014


I posted a few pictures in my phone pictures post of our trip to the zoo but I have a few from my Nikon as well. They're nothing special as far as quality, but they're very special because I treasure pictures that capture fun the cousins have together. My sisters and I are so close that our kids are extremely close. I think my girls think of their cousins more like siblings than cousins! Maddie told me that the only thing she doesn't like about full day school is that she misses seeing her cousins as much. We are fortunate to have Luke right down the road and Beth and I make it a point to get the girls and Nate and Sammy together as much as possible. The trip to the Philly Zoo was one such outing. (Luke and Jessie were of course invited but it was too long a day for a little boy who naps twice a day...or is supposed to nap twice a day ;)

So here are the pictures. It was a fun day!
Full car and tired moms (I was doing some last minute direction checking and eating graham crackers for breakfast--I'm super organized like that!)

Maddie loves "helping" Sammy whether he needs the help or not!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Beach Evening

The day we went to Grounds for Sculpture we extended the fun by hitting up Leggetts for dinner and then Gees Gees for ice cream and then the beach for some twilight wading. (We stayed in very shallow water-I have a deep fear of sharks and riptides and evening is pretty much the worse time for those given the lack of lifeguards, etc...)

Here are some pictures from our lovely summer evening.

Pizza at Leggetts

Ice cream/Italian ice at Gee Gees