Rain, Rain go away

We have been getting hammered lately with rain, and the Boys just couldn’t take it anymore, so we decided to just make the best of it!

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First Red Wings Tournament

What a blast we had, players and parents really bonded and came together.  We had a strong showing, but didn’t come away with a trophy.  The little guys (Deric and Will) were so good, had to grab a few pics of them.  We failed at getting actual game pictures, but we’ll get better next time!



Happy Birthday Bradley

We had a pretty cool birthday for Bradley, we celebrated quickly at home on Saturday and then we were off to Cleveland for the weekend for a Red Wings tournament where the team celebrated with him.  Love how excited he was when he opened up his KD’s.  We love you so much buddy!!




Sneaking in some BP

It has been so wet this Spring, that we had to sneak in some BP in the driveway, and found a Scanlan ball in our bucket from last year.  I really love this picture!



Deric’s first fishing license

We have been terribly remiss in posting on here, that I feel like we’re cheating the Boys from memories many years from now.  Going to try to get better.

Here is Deric getting his first ever fishing license!!


EVERYONE in on the hunt

We were able to get both boys out with Nonno for a recent squirrel hunt.  Don’t remember if we got anything and don’t care!  It was a great day followed by a great lunch out.

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Playing with Noel

The Boys got to spend some fun time with their cousin Noel.





Castle visit

We visited a (sort of) castle while we were in Philly, if you ignore the Philly hats (!), it was a pretty cool visit.











Last All-Star Games of 2014

What an awesome way to end the season!  Bradley’s best buddy Jack got to play with us (he’s a year older) due to some kids being on vacation.  We lost this one pretty bad, but we had a phenomenal team with great players, coaches and parents – and that is a tough combination to put together.


Nanna and Nonno Visit

Nanna and Nonno spent the night to help out Daddy while Mommy was away at Katie’s funeral and we had a blast at Benihana’s.


We lost our beloved Katie last night to her long battle with brain cancer.  I’ve said it many times, but no one, not even Mommy & Daddy, could get into certain corners of our boys hearts like Katie.  We got the honor to be with her the night before she died and tell her good bye.  You could have heard a pin drop when Deric said “I hope you have fun in heaven Katie, we love you!”  And as she lay motionless, everyone knew that she heard him and it was the most perfect moment we could have asked for.

Heaven gained the most beautiful angel ever today, so we should be rejoicing in her happiness and not our own sorrow.

Way, way too many memories to write here over the past 15 years that I’ve know you, but these are some of my favorites that we’ll relive with our boys forever:

  • Dave & Busters visits
  • Our onion tainted fruit salad
  • Our time at the Impala
  • Bradley latching onto you for dear life when you would say that you had to go home
  • Introducing us to our first Wawa milkshake
  • Your face when you saw the boys at your graduation party
  • Going grocery shopping with you
  • Telling us why you didn’t use Facebook when you were 14
  • Taking you inside when you’d come to visit because all the local boys would happen to be walking past our house for some reason
  • Making our boys feel like they were the center of your universe – because you were theirs

We all love you more than you could have ever imagined Katie, fly high and we’ll see you again!