Entries from July 2014 ↓

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.

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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.

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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!

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All Star Champs

Bradley just keeps rolling.  The boys in green won the first All Star Tournament of the year.  Daddy got to coach third and send Bradley home quite a few times during the 4-day event!!

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Bring it on world!

Together, I know my boys can take on anything that life will throw their way.

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