Wednesday, November 24, 2010


My sweet baby boy, 16 1/2 mos. I cannot explain how he fills my heart !!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

John's retirement


Shelley and John rented a beach house, lets face it, it was a castle on the beach. It allowed two huge families to live as one.
We have always been proud of our family and the closeness we have knit so tightly. John's family has taken that to a whole new level.
Juan and Carm are at the helm. They will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this year. If you saw them together they are the picture of love. No doubt about it. They have produced four amazing kids who have produced thirteen kids of their own. Only two of the grandchildren were missing this week.
I had the absolute privilege to bond with these guys. The love, the outburst of song and dance was awesome. It was so interesting to see that each individual family had slightly different approaches to how their children were raised but the foundation, the base, was Juan and Carmen and their extreme devotion to all of their people.
I was so lucky to become one of them. These people are real, they are enveloping. We laughed, we cried, we danced and we sang. We sang Oh Canada and Star Spangled Banner. The youngest was 2 and the oldest was 85. It didn't matter, we loved.

John, thank you for being our family hero and best wishes on future endeavors. Most of all thank you for giving us the opportunity to share your family.

Thank you to my housemates, Carm, Juan, John, Shelley, Lisette, Nicole, Jake, Wes, Cuqui, Rich, Mackinzie, Haley, Nick, Jorge, Rosie, Johnny, Miranda, Manny, Mike, Caroline, Skylie, Caden, Lela, Tevi, Elvira, Cindy, Kyle, Valerie and Matthew xoxoxoxox

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Monkey is almost 9 months now


He is eating baby food (COOKIES included) and drinking from his bottle. Such a happy little pumpkin. He loves his Gma and gives me big smiles when he sees me. My heart melts more every time :)

Monday, January 25, 2010

He's 6 months

I am CrAZY about this kid. The more I see him the more I want him. I can't imagine life without him. It's getting better and better the older he gets. Right now he needs to have his Mommy within sight always. I told her that was fine. There will come a time, very shortly, that I can bribe him with cookies and toys. Then he will be G'ma's! He has just cut his two top teeth. He's learning to sit by himself. He will start to eat baby food this week...cookies soon!!!!!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Nolan is 5 months old


He is the reason for my existence.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

He'll be 3 months on Saturday :)

I wished that he would remind me of his Daddy...and he does. When he smiles, my heart smiles.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

"Rolly Polly Nolie" with Uncle Matt. I love this picture :) (Nolan is 1month 1day)