Thursday, October 23, 2008

Raise a PINT....


Here's to a long life and a merry one.
A quick death and an easy one.
A pretty girl and an honest one.
A cold pint-- and another one!

May you live to be 100 years, with one extra year to repent!


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Something to make us smile...

I found this in my IN BOX today from my Mom...I'm easy to pick out since I am the only one in the picture who would be under the age of 15 or so...

I'm guessing this is somewhere between 1978 & 1980 based on the "Holly Hobby" dress and my Dad's perm... (I loved me some Holly Hobby stuff - we had the same name, after all!)

I would estimate my age to be between 8-10 years old.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Welcome Kain!

On Wednesday afternoon, October 15th , we welcomed my newest nephew Kain Ezekiel T. into this world. Both Mommy, Baby, Big Brother Rowen and Daddy are doing well and I am enjoying the week playing pirates, blocks and occasionally watching Noggin (Nick Jr. TV) with my newphew Rowen.

Heather and Holly in the delivery room...I was a very lucky Aunt to be able to share this moment with Heather and Rich and they honored me by letting me cut the umbilicle cord.

Kain, just a few minutes old and on the warming table...

"Are you my mommy?"

"Aunt Holly holding her new nephew for the first time?"

Introducing Kain Ezekiel, 8 pounds 2 ounces, 20.5 inches

Rowen and Aunt Cathy play tent in the soft and colorful blankies that Carlene hand-made especially for Rowen and Kain!

Rowen and Aunt Holly are having a pirate battle in their Mr. Potato-Head Hats!

"Arg, Maities!! Shiver me timbers and walk the plank!"

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Monday, October 06, 2008

I'm not FEELING it...

Sorry folks, for the lack of blog posts. These days with regards to blogging, I am just "not feeling it..."

It's not because I don't have much going on so perhaps it is that there is SO MUCH going on and something had to give.  I have been busy and that has required some serious focus on using my time wisely.  As a result, Blogging has fallen by the wayside.

Before I go, I want to take a moment to acknowledge a great loss in my family recently.  My Uncle Mark died unexpectedly just two weeks ago and Jim and I traveled north this weekend to support my extended family and attend the funeral. 

I leave you with these things to think about...

"The most difficult thing of all - yet the most essential - is to love life, even when you suffer, because life is all" 
- Leo Tolstoy

"I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love."
-Leo Buscaglia

and of course, even in the midst of hard times, I still believe deep in my my heart and in my head that ...

 Life is Good so I will continue to LiveSTRONG!