Sunday, August 22, 2010

catching up

i was admonished today to update my blog.  thank you donna.  because it's not that i haven't thought of it...i just haven't taken the time to do it.  and there is so much i want to remember about the last few weeks.  trips to new jersey, new york, pennsylvania, a phillies game in philadelphia against the arizona diamondbacks (i cheered for the loyalty trumps locale), a day trip to phoenix, 5 days in heaven on earth aka pinetop, arizona.  and then there was a beautiful, whimsical wedding reception where i got to plan and decorate and cook for 300 guests.  a full month indeed.  and the best part.  each of these events was shared with the people i love the most.

i don't even know what to write about my big trip back east.  it was wonderfully fabulous.  i went with my mom and sister.  we spent precious time together.  time that we haven't had together in years.  and we were able to visit family members i haven't seen in years.  i've tried to decide what my favorite part of the trip was.  impossible.  so here are some of my favorite pictures.
steel pier in atlantic city.  cousin brenda, sister joann, me, aunt thelma, and mom.
at the phillies game.  joann, cousin cissy, me, cousin in law anne marie, cousin junior.
the city of brotherly love as seen through the walt whitman bridge.
amish country.  stunningly beautiful.
the streets of new york.  in front of penn station.
new york city roof lines.

thank you daddy for the incredible gift of that trip.  i will remember it always.

and a few wedding pics.
and to my besties donna and deb...i love you girls.  you worked your bottoms off.  i can never repay you.  and donna...ditto...i would clean sewers with you too.

and one last picture.  4udeb
barber avenue, woodbury, new jersey


Debbie Barber said...

Well worth the wait!!! Loved everything about this blog entry... and thanks for making me feel so special! Barber Avenue! :-)