Friday, August 15, 2014

Never Growing Old Returns!!!

Hi!!  It’s been way too long away from you guys and I PROMISE not to do that again!!!  I can’t believe it’s been 15 months since I posted last!!  What a crazy 15 months it’s been. 

Here we go!!

May 2013:  We finally sold our house to Venti and Mocha!!  Can you believe it!?  I don’t know why it took us that long to not think of it being the perfect scenario for everyone!!  After we made that realization we also realized that we did not want the townhouse that had picked out and found another one within walking distance of Venti and my parents and my sisters!!  Plus my best friend lives across the street!!  We put in an offer and it was accepted.  We had a closing date of July 25, 2013!!

June 2013:  Packing, packing and packing!!  Did I mention packing?  20 years worth in a large house!!  We literally packed day and night!!  Some of the things were staying there for Venti which made it easier but boy was it a chore!!


July 2013:  More packing!!  We went to the Dominican Republic  from July 12 – 19th and so we had to make sure most things were packed before we left since when we came back we wouldn’t have much time until settlement!!  Vacation was AWESOME!!

August 2013:  Settlement was delayed but we finally were packed and out the door and moved in by August 5th!  Not much sooner after we moved in did Grande and Tall head off to college for another year!

September 2013:  Came home to this!!

October 2013 – December:  Joe had a really tough time adjusting to moving and boy was it ever some rough times for all of us.  He was battling depression really bad and nothing was helping.  The doctors tried many different medications but it only seemed to make him worse plus they took away all the daylight shifts at his job and he was forced to work night shifts which he has done before but that on top of moving was not a good combination. 

December 12, 2013 – The day that my heart added a new love!!  Meet Espresso!!!  8.2 lbs  21 ¾”!  Joe and I are now Nonni and PopPop!!

Christmas with our new little love!!

January 2014:  Joe ended up being admitted to the hospital from December 19 – January 27.  It was such a rough time for me and for the boys.  I had to be Mom and Dad, work full-time and visit Joe every day.  I never again want to go through that. It was a cold long month. Thankfully my boys were home from college and Short had lots of basketball games!

February 2014:  Joe was released from the hospital but still not himself.  We went to a Wedding of a very close family friend and it was really nice.

Espresso’s baptism was a beautiful event!!

March 2014:  Tall turned 21!!

April 2014:  We celebrated Short’s Confirmation!  Venti was his Sponsor!

May 2014:  We celebrated Short’s 8th Grade Graduation!!

Baby lovin!

June 2014:  We finished our basement for Grande!  Poor thing has been sleeping in an unfinished basement for a year.  Now he will never leave!  Lol


July 2014:  Vacation in Jamaica!  It was amazing!!

August 2014:  And here we are!!  15 months later!  Time sure flew by fast but yet it went slow.   We are finally all settled in our new house and I absolutely love it!!
Joe is gradually getting back to his old self but he’s still not there yet.  Short signed up for High School Football and he has never played before but I’m very proud of him for giving it a shot!  Grande and Tall are getting ready to go back to school.  Grande will graduate in December and Tall in May 2015.
I’m excited to be back to blogging now that my life has hopefully settled down and I can blog on a regular basis.  I missed everyone dearly and I appreciate your patience and sticking with me for so long!!

I have lots of new recipes that I’ll be sharing too!  Cooking for all these boys is no easy task!!

If you are still here please comment and let me know as I’d love to hear from everyone!