Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Lots of Happy!!

Happy Birthday, Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, Happy Graduation, Happy New Year and Happy Valentine’s Day!  Whew!!  Lots of Happy!  Now it’s the dead of winter and I am so ready for Happy Spring!  We can’t even get out of the teens here in Pennsylvania!  It is COLD!!  I don’t mind the snow but when you can’t get warm that’s when I say enough is enough!  Even Ozzie can’t get warm!

Joe turned 50 in November and I had a party with family at our house.  I have to say I outdid myself and we had so much food and tons of fun!  I made pull pork, bar-b-que sausage, grilled chicken, macaroni and cheese, baked spaghetti, pepperoni dip, spinach dip, fresh fruit tray, and I made mini dessert cups of peanut butter pie, chocolate cream pie, key lime pie and pumpkin pie!

Thanksgiving is always one of my favorite holidays!  Eating and shopping!  What could be more fun than that!?  Joe even helped me bake mini apple and blueberry turnovers!

December 13, 2014 Grande Graduated from College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice!!  What a happy day!  
Grande and his Girlfriend 

Short, Grande and Tall

Joe, Grande and I

It was also Espresso’s 1st birthday party which we had to miss most of it because of the graduation which was so sad but we still made it in time to see him!

My Dad making Christmas Cookies!  Isn’t that adorable!

Christmas Eve was our usual going to Church then out to dinner tradition.  We went to The Melting Pot which is where Tall and Grande work.  It was so good!  Have you ever been to one?  It is a fondue restaurant.  

Then afterward we went over to Venti and Mocha’s for a Christmas Eve Party.  They got Espresso a ball pit and boy does he love it!

How cute is Espresso and Dudley?

The holidays were great!  It was so nice to have a normal one compared to last year when Joe wasn’t home.  I could see it on the kids faces that they too were so thankful for a “happy” holiday.

I came home to this the other day…..how sweet is that?
We got to spend some time with Espresso Monday.  He is getting so big and just so much fun!

Ozzie and Maya


  1. Well hello!!!! We broke a record today in Central New York for the most days in a month that were 0, so the teens sound like a heat wave!! Yikes!!! Love all of the pictures of your boys, and the one with the dog is priceless...as is your Dad making cookies. Haven't tried the MeltingPot here yet...sounds dangerous!!!!

  2. Glad to see you back! Looks like y'all have had some wonderful times! Congrats on the graduation!!!

  3. Nice to the update. Congrats on the graduation. My grandson is 2 now and my youngest is 3.

  4. Oh, what a fun time you had! I am so pleased to see these photographs here. Thanks dear for sharing it here. We also celebrated Christmas day with close friends. We had booked one of most popular party venue rentals for this party. It was really a joyful day!

  5. I miss you! I'm having a hard day again today and I thought of you, and wanted to see how you were!

  6. Java! Time for an update! I didn't even remember I left a comment here just a couple weeks ago, but I miss you. :( I finally started dating this fall, but I went through a break up last weekend. It was awful, and very sudden and unexpected. (I honestly thought this was the relationship for me, and so did he- but as we got to the love stuff he realized he wasn't over his ex and needed space. It was awful, awful, awful.) I'm trying to blog and catch up because I've been off radar. Come back! :(


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