...or rather ~ WHO has been keeping me so busy?!
I really forgot how time-consuming taking care of a baby can be!
There's not much time left for blogging, but I'm going to make a conscious effort to post at least twice a month and to visit once a week.
I've really missed everyone and I'm so anxious to catch up on your lives!
Thank you to Rebecca, Jill, Diana, Bernie, Linda, Carol, Sheila, and Jackie for all your inquiries and good wishes! I can't tell you what it means for me to hear from you! I'd hate to lose this connection.
So much has happened these past few months and I'll try to fit it all in one post:
Our vacation was fantastic! And one very good baby made for one very good road trip and one very enjoyable vacation!
Eóghan slept most of the time in the car, and when we stopped to eat or take a break, we'd change him and he'd have a bottle, and he was good to go again!
My sisters Diane and Marybeth joined us for a few days so that was lots of fun!
(I'll try to do a vacation post at some later date.)
There were lots of soccer games this Fall and two award ceremonies:
We had a fun-filled Halloween:
I attended another wonderful class reunion thanks to our friend Helen who once again organized the gathering:
(Helen is on the right in the photo below)
We had a full house for Thanksgiving:
We also decorated the house inside and out for Christmas over the Thanksgiving weekend, and we took lots of pictures to try and get a photo for a Christmas card. After much cutting and pasting on Ray's part we ended up with this:
BUT ~ I must show you the 'out-takes'!
We also attended a most spectacular Sweet Sixteen party that weekend! Ray works with Monica and she very kindly extended an invitation for us to attend her daughter Prerna's Sweet Sixteen celebration:
And what a celebration it was! This party was nicer than most weddings I've attended! Beautiful hall:
Wonderful food and a great presentation:
The party was rich with culture, just look how beautifully dressed the women were! (I'm so disappointed that these pictures don't do justice to the beauty of these saris):
Look at the intricate detail on Monica's dress:
And I loved Prerna's dress just as much:
Their family and friends entertained with dancing:
Here are the party favors and sweet sentiments from Prerna and her family:
It really was a special day!
And the day after was another special day for us:
Sunday was Eóghan Harry's Baptism Day
(I will post more about that in detail in another post)
And I can't believe we are in December already! This weekend we will be going to a St. Lucia festival, and next week is our trip to Radio City's Christmas Show, and we'll be having Ray's family on the following weekend to celebrate Christmas (and Mia has a dance recital that morning!), and Jayden has a few Christmas shows at school the week after that, and we'll have my family Christmas weekend, so our calendar will be full AND fun! And not only do I hope to share some of it with you, but I hope to share in all you have going on in your lives too!
LOVE AND MISS YOU ALL!