Thursday, March 29, 2012

in Wisconsin

on the way to Wisconsin

toasting Tony's life

toasting Dad's birthday

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Goodbye Tony...

Tonight my dear Uncle and Godfather went to Heaven.

I know he is not in pain anymore- the cancer, finally gone.
I know he is happy, I know he is in a better place...
but still, I'd rather have him here with us.

My heart hurts... Tony, we will miss you so much.
The kids said that they know you are now their guardian angel but they are so sad-
I wish more than anything this all hadn't happened to you. You were such a wonderful, loving, caring man. And you loved your family so much- and I know you still do.

I feel so thankful that I got to spend that time with you recently.
Rest peacefully Tony... we love you.

God looked around his garden
And found an empty place;
He then looked down upon the earth
And saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you
And lifted you to rest;
God's garden must be beautiful
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering,
He knew you were in pain,
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again.
He saw the roads were getting rough
And the hills were hard to climb;
So he closed your weary eyelids
And whispered "peace be thine."
It broke our hearts to lose you,
But you didn't go alone,
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.

Butterfly Ball 2012- part 1

Tonight was the Butterfly Ball- I had 3 new dresses for MB to chose from and what did she pick? The dress she wore last year! Good thing the tags are still on those dresses! I'm sure John is taking pictures at the dance with his phone so I will add some more later...
They were so excited!
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school carnival


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

blowing bubbles

enjoying this gorgeous weather!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Parade

came home to this mess: naughty leprechaun! 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

yesterday and today


Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Leprechaun traps:
Today we wore green, built leprechaun traps, went to the St. Patrick's Day parade, returned home to find the leprechaun made a HUGE mess in the house, broke through all the traps, attempted to steal quite a bit of gold, and turned the toilet water green- as usual. That tricky leprechaun! He drives us crazy every year...
My BFF Amber is here visiting! And we are having tons of fun together.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

a day with Mary Beth

Kids Quest- art morning at the Plains Art Museum

a Mary Beth original

exploring the museum

magna tiles with a friend

a stop at zandbroz

don't worry... they're magnetic!

sharing a Qdoba veggie burrito... yum!