Thursday, September 30, 2010

Our favorite time of year....



Tomorrow is the first day of October....kids are getting sooo excited because they know October means Halloween!
Decorations have come out of storage and we are starting to put them up all around the house.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Tribute to a really special person- My Mom

Mom and Christopher on her 79th Birthday celebration. I can see her smile in his.
This past weekend we celebrated Mum's 79th bday in Massachusetts. All of my siblings and their families were there, except just a few. It was awesome to all be together and to celebrate our Mom. We all contributed to her party in some way. Homemade desserts, awesome chicken pot pie, extravagant gifts from everyone. It was a lot of fun too! My kids really enjoyed singing "happy birthday" to her.

This has been an exceptionally tough year for Mom. She was diagnosed with breast cancer about 5 or so years ago, but after aggressive treatment it had gone into remission. Well, unfortunately she had quite a relapse beginning right around this time last year and has been on chemo since. What a fighter is all I can say. She has always been a real role model for us in so many ways, but when it comes to really staying on task and trying to get the best out of her life and fight cancer- I can't say I know a stronger person. She's unbelievable. It's taken its toll on her, no doubt. She's bound and determined to get the better of it, that's for sure.

Here are some pictures from the party. What an event to remember.

Group shot by Jenny!



Check out all the presents!



And of course the awesome cake by Allyson!

 

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