Last Friday we celebrated Mark's Godson's (and our nephew) 1st Birthday! Aside from Juliana's awful, awful, awful behavior, it was a rather pleasant time! Funniest thing though, Mr. Mikey wanted nothing to do with his cookie cake! His big sister blew out his candle for him (safety first!) and then we thought he would dive into the cake. NOPE! He picked up the cake and was handing it to his Momma! Crazy kid! Super cute though!
|Doggie Smash Cake! :)|
|Checking it out!|
|Not a fan! Here you go Mom!|
This past Sunday we hosted a 50th Birthday party for Mark's Uncle Luke. UL (as he is called) and his wife were not able to have their own children because of medical reasons but they have been blessed with over a dozen God-children and have approx. 70 or so nieces/nephews and great nieces and nephews. They are 2 of the most gracious, loving, selfless people I have come across in my life. They hold a special place in my heart because when Mark's first marriage started unraveling, they took him under their wing and have stood by his side ever since. UL actually started a men's group on Sunday nights with other family guys and they have been meeting regularly for almost 9 years. Aunt Annie did most of the picture taking but here are a few...
|Mark throwing Juls in the air!|
|cuties in their coordinating outfits from Grandma Perry!|
So we got the rest of our family pictures the other night and I am in LOVE!! I spent a few hours yesterday on Sam's Club website uploading, cropping, picking out how many I want and ordering them! How you might ask was I able to spend a few hours doing so...well, my kids slept til 8:45am!!! It was ah-maz-ing! Here are a few more pics of the fam...again, if you need pictures and you are in the the Pittsburgh area Tim and Angie VanDyke are the way to go!
|This seriously CRACKS ME UP every time I see it. Wants to be her big sister so badly! Also, not sure why she's hiking up her shorts! :)|
While uploading pictures I also wanted to clean up my phone of pictures and print off a bunch...well come to find out my computer has low disk space! What you mean there's a limit on these things? So, I took some time and was going through old documents and seeing what I did and didn't need/want. I read through old college papers and you know what? I was a pretty darn good student (in college...prior to is a different story and I sometimes wonder how I got into college!) and wrote some decent papers. Now, writing doesn't come naturally to me. Never has. So I hesitated deleting anything I wrote because I know the time and brain power it took to write those puppies! I also miss college. It was such a time of growth and maturity. That is when I fell in love with God and the Catholic Church. Just for a day I wish I could go back.
Also in college, I was in great shape. And with our beach vacation quickly approaching (15 days), I really needed to go bathing suit shopping.
Joy. Seriously, WHO likes bathing suit shopping? Not me. And I would consider myself a fairly small size person. Though not as toned as I would like to be but not too bad of shape. And you know what? I had to go up 3 sizes just so I wouldn't be showing off all my goods to everyone and their brother on the beach! So not only do I already feel self conscious, I have to buy an even bigger size x 3?!?! Their marketing departments are clearly missing the mark! Have your clothes run big! Make me feel stoked that I am in an even SMALLER size and you will have a customer for LIFE! For real!
On another note about bathing suits, anyone else have some issues in the Mommy Milk section with support? I mean, these girls have gone through alot in the last couple years. I grew 4 sizes with Juliana and then went back down before getting pregnant with Miriam and only went up 3 with her. Add to that nursing for 15+ months between the 2 girls, they really need all the help they can get! I really should design clothes because don't even get me started on modesty of some of the bathing suits I saw!
Mark has a golf outing this weekend with his work so the girls and I are invading his sister's house on Saturday and I get to help her ORGANIZE!! Yay! I wonder if I could organize for a living?
Happy weekend!! :)