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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.


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!


Allison’s Surprise Visit

Guess who showed up at Bradley’s baseball game??  Allison!!  What an awesome surprise.  We are definitely going to start hanging out more with her – the boys loved seeing her and we got some free basketball lessons, and we taught her a thing or two about BeyBlade and the secret stash of baseball cards that Deric has in his bed!!

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Deric’s Preschool Graduation

Two awesome pictures from D’s graduation.  You’re on your way buddy and we’re insanely proud of you!!

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Happy Easter

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Pirates Game

We were fortunate enough to get awesome box seats to a Pirates game on Easter Sunday – we made it until the 11th inning and ran out of steam!


Bradley’s first Metro game

I don’t think there is a kid out there that worked harder than Bradley to make the all-star travel team, but he finally did it and we couldn’t be more proud of his accomplishment!  Here are some pics at his first game.

The aftermath.

The aftermath.

D enjoying the show

D enjoying the show

Pizza and stories were had between games in the doubleheader.

Pizza and stories were had between games in the doubleheader.

B & his best buddy Dominic.

B & his best buddy Dominic.

All smiles after scoring his first run.

All smiles after scoring his first run.

Awesome catch we happened to have the camera for.

Awesome catch we happened to have the camera for.

#'s 7 and 39 on your scorecard, but #1 in your hearts!

#’s 7 and 39 on your scorecard, but #1 in your hearts!

Bradley's biggest fan!

Bradley’s biggest fan!


Welcome Home Daddy!!

Let’s just say that seven straight days overseas is too long away from home for all involved!!  I LOVE this picture!



New Year’s Lunch

Of course we had our pork and sauerkraut on New Year’s Eve, but we might have just started a new tradition for New Year’s Day – homemade pasta!




Uncle Mike’s Trains

Uncle Mike and Aunt Nancy invited us to come over and check out their awesome trains!!




Church Clothes

In our best attire getting ready for Christmas Mass.