Monday, April 21, 2014

Happy Easter!

Easter was a lot of fun!

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The kids couldn’t wait to see what the Easter bunny brought!  And finding those eggs was super tough this year!

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Since Mommy goes to West Virginia for work, the Bunny thought the kids should have some WV Mountaineer gear!  They happily wore these all morning!

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Time for church

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Everyone looking so nice!

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They each wanted a turn taking a picture of Mom and Dad.  Here’s Seamus’ pic of us:

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Grace’s:

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And Liam’s!  Ha!

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Hope all our family and friends had a happy and blessed Easter!

Monday, March 31, 2014

LPA Spring Regional

Seamus, Grace and I headed to Bethlehem, PA for the LPA District 2 spring regional!  I was especially excited since Bethlehem is very dear to my heart…it’s my college town!

We kicked off the weekend with a fun bowling and arcade outing!

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We visited Wegman’s…the most amazing grocery store on the planet!

After a  little rest, it was time to get spiffed up for the banquet!

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After dinner, the dance begins!  Crazy and fun as always!

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Getting ready for bed and we had a visit with our sweet Lucy Mei!

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The next day we headed over to my college campus – Moravian College.  It was so much fun to show the kids around.  This is Comenius Hall:

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We headed into downtown Bethlehem for some shopping!  One of my favorite places!

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We wrapped up our trip with a visit with one of my dear college friends and her parents.  They made us an awesome lunch and it was so great to catch up with them!

We missed Devon and Liam and couldn’t wait to get back home to see them, but we did have a wonderful weekend with our LPA friends!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

My Dancing Girl

Grace continued the tradition of Irish dancing at Sacred Heart on St. Patrick’s Day.  I am proud of her for deciding to do it on her own, as her dancing friend Maggie has graduated and gone on to middle school.  All the kids loved watching and I thought she did a wonderful job!

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Way to go, Grace!

Hope you all had a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day

Friday, February 28, 2014

10th Anniversary in NYC

Devon and I celebrated our 10th anniversary with a weekend getaway to New York City!

We stayed at a nice little hotel in the theater district, Hotel Mela.

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Next door to O’Donoghue’s!  Had to snap a pic to send to my parents.

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We headed downtown in search of Momofuku Noodle Bar for lunch.  One of the first people we saw when getting off the subway was Jane Krakowski!  I said, “Whoa, it’s the orange juice lady!”

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I get way too giddy and excited over celebrities! 

We had an awesome lunch at Momofuku and then headed toward the financial district.  We did not have passes to visit the 9/11 memorial, but we did get to check out the construction and see the amazing One World Trade Center.062

Times Square kept us busy for a while - we shopped and bought cookies and hung out with the minions.

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After a little rest at the hotel, we were ready for dinner, drinks and Newsies!

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The show was so much fun!  We loved it!

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The next day we were really excited to be going on a food tour of Greenwich Village.  Along the way we saw some amazing sand art in Washington Square Park.

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We met up with our tour guide, Marie in front of Murray’s Cheese Shop.  She was awesome!  She took us on a three-hour tour of the neighborhood and shared so much history with us.

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The skinniest house in New York – the Edna St. Vincent Millay House

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Cherry Lane Theater

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And of course, the best part about a food tour – the food!

Pizza from Joe’s

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Olive oil on Amy’s Bread from O&Co

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Arancini (rice balls) from Faicco’s

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The most enormous meatball of my life from Pesce Pasta

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Eggplant rollatini and focaccia from Rafele

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Cow, goat, and sheep’s milk cheeses from Murray’s Cheese

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Cannoli from Rocco’s

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I actually forgot to take a picture of this one…a huge chocolate chip cookie from Milk and Cookies Bakery.  I was pretty darn excited, so I’m sure that’s why I forgot.

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We had such a great time!  We definitely want to go back and do another food tour with Foods of NY Tours – they offer six different neighborhood tours!

It was so nice to spend a couple of days together celebrating our life together and thinking about what lies ahead for us in the future!  I love my husband so much!  I am so blessed to be married to such a good man and I am so thankful for all we share together!  To many more wonderful years!!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Snow Much Fun

The past couple of winters, we haven’t had much snow up here in NY.  This year however, we are making up for that!  We’ve had tons of snow and the kids have been having so much fun in it!

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We had a special event with our school, snow tubing at Willard Mountain!  It was so much fun!

This is Liam riding the rope tow up the mountain.  You can just make out his legs and arms sticking out of the tube!

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It was sooooo cold, but we were so excited!

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My view riding up the rope tow.  I was a little nervous, I’ll admit!

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And the view down the mountain!  We had so much fun…especially Liam, my little wild man!  He couldn’t get enough!

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Hope everyone else has been having lots of winter fun!