Monday, August 12, 2013
Monday, June 17, 2013
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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Sunday, April 28, 2013
The questions for this week are all related to our childhoods!
Sunday, April 14, 2013
This is the eulogy that my uncle read at the funeral:
Today our family gathered in PA to say good-bye to our beloved Dad who died this past Monday morning. We celebrate his life and will miss him very,very much. My youngest brother Matt spoke these words about my Dad and what a wonderful man he was today at his funeral Mass:
I’d like to share a few thoughts about our Dad. There are so many images and memories that come to mind as we look back over the years
First, Dad was a man of deep faith and integrity. He lived his faith daily. He took what Jesus taught us, and weaved it into the fabric of his life. He delivered food baskets to poor families at Christmas and Thanksgiving. He and my Mom volunteered with homeless kids at Covenant House in New York City. He worked tirelessly for vocations as a member of Serra. And most importantly of all, he modeled for his children the importance of treating others with respect and helping those in need.
Our Dad was also a man of strong vision. He set his goals high and expected his children to do the same. When Dad was a teenager, his mother died, and he then took on the responsibility of caring for his younger brother and sister. Dad proudly served in the Navy during WW II, and was the first in his family to earn a college degree. In every endeavor he undertook, my Dad achieved great success…whether as a father, a corporate vice president, or as a dedicated volunteer, he gave his best in all that he did.
Family was everything to our Dad. My parents met as sophomores at Easton Catholic High School. Their 62 year marriage was one of abiding love for each other and their six children as well. It is no surprise that Dad’s favorite scripture passage is from a Letter of St Paul….”love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”
My parents shared a love of adventure. On one of our many family camping trips, my parents and their 6 small children vacationed for a week in a pop up trailer in the Adirondacks... in the pouring rain...and we all thought that was fun! Mom and Dad saw to it that their children traveled by car to lower 48 states, and only once did they accidentally leave one of my brothers behind at a rest stop.
As we kids left the nest, their adventures continued. My parents traveled to over 100 countries, including all 7 continents. They hiked among the penguins in Antarctica. They climbed the Great Wall of China, and rode camels through the pyramids. They cruised on the Nile and the Amazon Rivers, and made pilgrimages to the Holy Land and almost every place in the world where our Blessed Mother has appeared.
In his later years, Dad was his happiest when we all gathered from near and afar for countless spirited family celebrations at their home high atop Skyline Drive.
My parents were proud of their 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, and traveled frequently to attend their baptisms, first communions, confirmations, concerts, dance recitals and weddings.
Yes, family was everything to our Dad. All of us will miss him very much. Yet, we are grateful for all that Dad taught and shared with us. And we find great comfort in knowing that he now is at home in Heaven with our Lord.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
3.) Love these nails!!
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Not even joking, I actually had a difficult time falling asleep Sunday night and I KNOW it was totally connected to that episode. And I thought about what big event had happened throughout the day today--ahhh, it's crazy because I know it's just a TV show, but well...in case anyone hasn't seen it yet, I won't go into details but let's just say it was a pretty emotional episode. :( And without revealing any other facts, I'll just leave you with this sadly true but still hysterical cartoon my adorable younger sister emailed me tonight! :)
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
|The view from our seats. Our section was, in a word, "cozy"!|
|I put this photo up on Facebook and one of my uncles commented "You guys went to the Grammys?" Because that also was on Sunday night...hahaha umm yeah I only wish! Hahaha...|
Saturday, February 9, 2013
One of my favorite shows to watch is the absolutely hilarious Chelsea Lately. Chelsea Handler---wow...where to begin? I think she is hysterical! She is ridiculously silly and crazy but her show is awesome! :) And she has written some funny books as well---if you like comedians, definitely check them out!
One of the best parts of the show is the round-table, where Chelsea and other comedians talk about important life issues aka celebrity gossip. My absolute favorite person to be at the round-table is Heather McDonald--LOVE her!
I just finished reading Heather's new book called My Inappropriate Life that came out earlier this week and I highly recommend reading it! Heather shares lots of funny stories about the show, being a mom, and other crazy adventures in her life. There were a few points where I almost choked on my pita chips---hilarious! I'm sad that I read it SO quickly because now what do I read? I love memoirs or funny non-fiction books, but I read through them at hyper speed most of the time... :( haha..
(And needless to say, sadly I was not given a free copy of the book or in any way compensated for this review. I only wish I was cool enough to have those kinds of connections...hahaha!!)
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Friday, February 1, 2013
I love this pretty sweater! The color is so cute--I love blue with my bright red hair! :)
$32 - veromoda.com
Can't go wrong with skinny jeans. Love 'em!
$60 - oasis-stores.com
These boots are adorable---not necessarily my usual style of boots but I think they have a great "ski" look to them....
I have a weakness for silver hoop earrings and let's be honest, it's not like I'd actually be skiing so I don't have to worry about them getting caught...haha!
$19 - debenhams.com
Obsessed with scarves. This one looks so soft and comfortable!
$55 - pret-a-beaute.com
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The Messy Project is the brilliant idea of the fabulous Kelly, who picked out a clothing item for each of us girls and then challenged us to make it our own! :)
And a few close ups....
|I LOVE these boots!! :) They are so comfortable! :)|