Friday, April 30, 2010

Carnival!

A fun time at Raegan's...then we walked to St. Helena's carnival where the kiddos had a FAB time!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Happy 77th dad!

My gosh, it's been on rough year for him.  Since June he had the worst case of eye shingles...and that lasted months...he was in so much pain, he had to be in complete darkness.  He wouldn't eat...and we thought this was the worst things would get...fast fwd a few mos later to find out he has pancreatic cancer and lymphoma!!!  So, today we celebrate and make this a happy occassion...we pray for miracles that he will be around for more birthday's!

Erin's FHC

An absolutely beautfuld day....My God child, Erin, and her Holy Child class held their annual First Holy Communion at Rosemont chapel and I went with my mom.  Jim and kid's came later since they had swim lessons.  I have to say, having no kids to constantly watch, I was able to really sit, listen and enjoy this ceremony...brought tears to my eyes for some reason.  Every child was included in the ceremony...all the children sang the most beautiful songs...the piano solo was so touching.  it was hard knowing my dad was too sick to come see his grandchild on such a special day.  I truly hope Haylee's is just as touching!!!  OH, if you have never been to the Main Line in Rosemont, OMG...stunning!!!!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

LIME!!

I got invited to the opening of the new LIME in Trolley Square (old 1717)...half off drinks and free appis...that has my name written allll over it!  Somehow I managed to finagle a sitter and get there by 6pm...HUGE accomplishment for me...that meant picking up both girls, feeding them dinner, bathing them, and getting mySELF ready for the event...and I was there right at 6pm when it opened...stayed til about 7:45pm...had 2 fabulous drinks and ate up all the free appis they kept bringing out!  Thank you Raegan for coming out so last minute!!!!

NIGHT & DAY...aka, the tan one and the casper looking one...can you tell who is who...lol!  Geesh, note to self, no pics near the TAN ones...:)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Busted!

LIAM AND ASHLEE...Just when you think these lil' squirts are asleep...you find them nestled under their covers, with a flashlight and their DS games...as IF we wouldn't notice...lol! 

LOVE

This pic says it all...it's my FAV pic of my two beauties!

Friday, April 9, 2010

D-Lited

Ashlee received an early birthday present the other day...her own DS Lite!!!  She was the only cousin and friend who did not have her own.  So, we decided for her 5th birthday (which is 05-05-05), she would get her very own...no more waiting, sharing or fighting over someone elses DS!  She was very specific on the color she wanted:  RED!!  She truly squealed with excitement and THAT, makes it worth every penny!!!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Scrap That!!

I'm a die-hard scrapple fan...a very picky one too!  I only like Habberset scrapple.  I grew up eating scrapple every Sunday with my family and we've tried them ALL...and Habberset, hands-down, is #1 in my book. 

So I read the article below, and I'm not so sure I will like this new concoction...why mess with perfection!  I do like oysters, but I guess I'll have to try it and see how I like it...I am willing to give it a fair share trial!
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Just when you think you’ve heard it all, a Philadelphia restaurant is selling what they believe is soon to become a breakfast classic – Oyster Scrapple.




And that’s no yolk.



Scrapple, as diehard fans know, is a regional breakfast meat where leftover pig parts – skin, heart, snouts (basically everything but the oink) – is cooked and blended with cornmeal, pork broth and seasonings into a mush. The mush is packed into loaf pans, cooled and then sliced and fried until crispy.



Either you love it, or hate-it. There’s usually no scrapple middle ground.



The Oyster House, a raw bar and restaurant at 1516 Sansom St. (215) 567-7683, owned by Sam Mink, recently unveiled a Saturday brunch menu that includes the breakfast meat, but the kitchen subs oysters for the usual pork scraps.



The $4 oyster scrapple is seasoned with fennel seed and cayenne pepper, blended with buckwheat and cornmeal, then cooked polenta-style in oyster juices. The pan-fried dish, touched with sea salt, is crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside.



Visit www.oysterhousephilly.com for more information.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Tumor Free!

Today was the BIG day for my dad...they finally were able to get the tumor out!  The doc said it was the "most difficult" surgery he has ever done...the lymph nodes were still so enlarged, he had to cut thru the lymphoma to get to the tumor on the pancreas...something he has never done!!!  He stressed that he was not sure if the enlarged nodes were all due to lymphoma or if the cancer had spread to his lymph nodes.

At any rate, he went in at 8am, they removed the tumor by noon, and he was in recover by 1:30pm...LONG and stressful day...but a good step in the right direction!  Now we see how he does with recovery...it's still VERY risky and complicated but we are taking baby steps!!!

Easter, 2010

Today we'll go to church, place flower's on Jim's grandfather's grave, have a lite lunch with mom-mom...then I will head solo to my parent's house to meet up with my sibs and give support to my dad for the BIG day tomorrow!!!  Hope everyone had a wonderful EASTER!


They anxiously await the OK to go find their baskets!!!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Dinner (early!)

Today we celebrated Easter with a big dinner since my dad cannot eat anything on Easter due to his pancreatic surgery on Monday!  We had a huge menu full of my dad's favorite things to eat!!!  It was GREAT seeing all my siblings and their families as well as some good friends!  GREAT time!!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

BBQ Thursday's!!

Holy Thursday brings sun and fun!  We enjoyed bbq chix, shrimp, burgers, dogs, baked beans, salad...wine...ice cream...bonfire...good friends!  We colored eggs...hid eggs...Love these fun gatherings!!!