Friday, October 31, 2008

Grab a cup of cocoa, it's a long one!

Well, my facelift isn't quite what I want, but it'll do until I have more time to sit here and waste for your viewing pleasure.
There has been many things going on in my life since I updated last. Last weekend I spent a few days in my home town, Granby Massachusetts. It was really nice to visit and with it being just for the weekend, it was nice to get away without the kids or hubby. (sorry guys!) The reason I went uo was it was my childhood BFF Stacie's wedding. She was my maid of honor and although I declined her request to be in her wedding party, I'm glad I was able to travel up and go. As you know we're building a house, so it's tight wallets around here. I did get a cheap fare flying into Boston with AirTran. They were great to fly with, although my preference is Delta, and their customer service was great. Not a complaint in the world other than they need to start flying into Hartford!

Today is Halloween and once again I find myself explaining to my children why we do not celebrate it. I know they see other kids get to dress up and get truckloads of free candy (perhaps poisoned by our "friends" in China????), but it is WAY beyond my comprehension of why any Christian would want to acknowledge this pagan holiday. You can see a great deal of information and my reasons HERE, as my friend Beth has blogged about. (Thanks Beth).
Yesterday we heard news that our classmate in Steve's graduating class passed away. His name was Patrick (Pat) Curran. He was quite a character and I'm sure will be missed by many. I'm just flabbergasted by the amount of young adults who have died in our age group over the past few years. One day I'll sit and make a list, but right now there are too many to wrap my brain around. :( It's such a sad time in Granby.

Our new house is coming along nicely. Yesterday we were able to really see the house with walls and ceilings. The sheetrock went up over the last 2 days and there are no more studs to see through! I can't tell you how excited we all are to get in there. We're almost in the homestretch of finish work...which we'll do ourselves and will probably take us into late January to get moved in. But, we are so very cozy and comfortable where we are now, and although I'm sure my in-laws are ready to move back into their master suite and get our loud, to say the least, family out of here, they're going to miss us when we're out! :) Well, they'll miss the smell of something always baking I'm sure. But, they do sell candles for that! LOL
Here are some pics of my trip & Stacie's wedding... I'll post house shots another day...sorry! :)

Me and my mom @ Mem & Pep's House

Mr. & Mrs. Alicea :)

Me and my big bro, Dave at Stacie's wedding

Me and my Mem & Pep

Me and my little bro, Sean at the 'rents

See ya later!!!


  1. Glad to see you enjoyed your trip home :( Still sad I didn't get a chance to see you though ;) Next time, right?

  2. I am going to TRY and plan a trip with me and the kids (and Steve too maybe) for 2 weeks in the summer. I want to do it, so I have to start a new envelope to save in titled "Summer Mass Trip"! LOL It's still going to cost us about $1000 in airfare. YIKES.


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