Friday, June 27, 2008

Catching up...

Well... I have been a bad blogger... I finally have a few minutes to catch everything up, so here goes...

since I last posted:

We spent a lovely day at Kel's on 6/8/08. Katie and Olivia were keeping cool in the backyard with the water toys.

6/10/08 - Katie's last day 3rd grade- she will certainly miss Mr. Miller. She was overloaded with projects she completed throughout the year.

6/15/08 - Father's Day at Dad's. Kids had a blast in the pool! Katie made Dump Cake all by herself for dessert that night. It was delicious!!!!

June : My tiger lillies finally started to bloom. I LOVE the vibrant color!

6/19/08 - Sean passed his driver's test!!! Because it takes so long to schedule an appointment at the Lancaster Ave. office, he scheduled his test in Lebanon. He thought it was on 6/18/08 @1pm, so Ray took the day off and they drove up there... turns out the appointment was for 6/19/08 @ 9:45am. So, I took the day off to take him up there. I actually got to snap a few photos of him taking the test... sssshhh.. don't tell anyone! His instructor was very sweet. She even gave Sean a tic tac! Here's a picture of Sean taking his first SOLO ride! Needless to say... I have MANY more grey hair now! I am still a nervous wreck everytime he goes out.

6/20/08 - A dear friend and co-worker is moving back home to Norway. This was her going away party. We held it at Happy Landings in Exeter Township. It was a picnic for the staff and their families. Here's a picture of Michelle, me, & Gidget. It was getting late, but I wanted to get a picture of Gidget, Corey, and Olivia. Olivia was getting very tired and didn't want to smile... so, they made SILLY faces!!!

6/21/08 - Katie is a HUGE Phillies fan! Jayson Werth was signing autographs at Vanity Fair, so Daddy took Katie over to meet him. (She got to meet Shane Victorino - the flyin' Hawaiian last year!) She also got to see the Reading Phillies mascot - Screwball and the Philly Phanatic. She also got her face painted. She had a blast!!!

6/21/08 - Sean's graduation party at Nana's and Boompa's. Before everyone got there, Sean and Katie were out by the pool. Katie laid in the same position as her big brother. It was so sweet!! Everyone had a blast swimming and chit chatting. I made Chicken Teryaki (Sean's favorite), potato salad, fruit salad, and ceasar salad (Sean's favorite). We went through 20 lbs of chicken, 2 huge bowls of fruit salad, almost 7 lbs of potato salad, and 3 huge heads of lettuce for the ceasar salad. I must admit... it was tasty!!!

Katie has been attending Bydenwood Day Camp everyday. She LOVES it! She goes hiking and
swimming everyday.

I have been busy scrappin' everyday. I made 2 albums for Gidget's going away party and I submitted some pages and a mini-album for my Design Team Membership at Scraptacular. I also donated a mini album to Save the Memory Crop.

We are on vacation next week. Heading off to Hershey Park on Tuesday with Mike, Michele, Nicole, and Tyler. We are going to Philly on Thursday & Friday for 4th of July.
well... sorry for the long post, but now I think we are caught up!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Crop for a Cure

For anyone interested in a fun scrappin' weekend for a great cause... this is it!!!

Starting Friday, Oct 3rd @ 3pm until Sunday, Oct 5th @ 3pm
Weekend or Day Packages Available
Check out the website @ for details.
Registration is open! Space is limited! Reserve your spot as quickly as possible.

We are also pleased to announce we are getting more space this year, so LET'S FILL IT! Spread the word. Post to your message boards, send this to your friends. remember you can do one day or the whole weekend, or any combination of days.
We will of course hold ourselves to our previous standards of awesome prizes, door prizes, vendors and food. As well as smiles to go around!

Thanks so much!!!
The Crop for a Cure Team

Friday, June 6, 2008

It's Official!!! Sean is a Graduate of Wyomissing High School

Sean walking in.

Sean's final performance with the Chorus. They sang: "In Whatever Time We Have" from Children of Eden; "Seasons of Love" from Rent; and "Stand by Me" by Ben E King. Sean was right in front of the microphone so we heard him loud and clear. He did an incredible job!

Sean receiving his diploma!

Time honored tradition of throwing the caps!!!

Sean with Nana and Boompa.

Sean and Grandma.

Congratulations!! We Love YOU!

I can't believe my baby is now a high school graduate!!!

Who's graduation is it????

Uncle Patrick, Aunt Kelly, and Olivia sharing in the special day!

Aunt Kelly passing on the "College Party Hat"!

Uncle Mark sharing in this special day.

Katie is proud of her big brother!

Sean's attire: polo shirt, shorts, and sneakers... at least it was a little better than Willy - he wore a speedo!!

He did it!!! YEAH!!!! We are so proud of him! It was a very nice ceremony. The weather was beautiful. And... I only cried a little!!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Day before Graduation

This is Sean's last day as a "high schooler". I can't believe how the time has flown by. I honestly can remember being pregnant with him like it was yesterday. I have really been thinking a lot lately about truly cherishing the time we have with the kids and making the most of everyday. Tomorrow is his graduation and I know I am going to be a mess! I have been so emotional all week! Wish me luck!!!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

our trip to the Adventure Aquarium

The sharks were swimming above us

Katie getting up and close with the hippo

Katie touching the moon jellyfish

Katie touching the rays

Katie touching a boa constrictor

I believe these are moon jellyfish

Katie feeding "sleeping crickets" to the bird

Katie, Nicole, and Tyler

Katie and Nicole

Katie touching sharks

We went to the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, New Jersey yesterday with Mike, Michele, Nicole, & Tyler. We had originally planned on going to the Philadelphia Zoo, but the weather did not agree! We still had a blast. Katie got to touch sharks, jellyfish, starfish, sea cucumbers, a snake, and manta rays. She also got to feed "sleeping" crickets to a bird. It wasn't too crowded so we got really close to the glass of all the exhibits.