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Sunday, June 2, 2013

A Long Time Gone

  Well, it has taken long enough hasn't it? I am still around and still reading many of my favorite blogs, but I haven't posted in ages. Somewhere along the line of the aftermath of Gianna's wedding life became super crazy! I have no idea of where the last 9 months have gone. Actually that's not quite true. Our family has grown a bit.
  We have our first grandson! Vincent was born on January 18th. Since he has come along, priorities have changed and grand baby playtime is at the top of the list! I have decided that people who have told me how wonderful grandchildren are, were in fact very correct. We are having tons of fun playing with our newest family member. Gianna and Camden are both super happy to share! Good thing, I'd rather not have to go over their heads if I don't have to:)

  In April, we moved big Vince's mother into an assisted living center. Her Alzheimer's has progressed to the point of necessitating this so it is a good (but sad) thing. We were fortunate to find a facility relatively close to her home area so she can still go to her church and see friends. When the time comes, we will also be able to upgrade her level of care without having to relocate her, so that is helpful as well in terms of the big picture.
  May rolled in and found us baptizing the baby and graduating our youngest son from high school. Baby Vince is a much bigger boy than my children were at his age. He is currently the size his momma was at a year old! Needless to say, I had to make a new baptism gown that would fit. I have no idea why I do this to myself but I do....consistently! But all's well that ends well so they say and the gown was ready at 8pm the night before the baptism. Lesson learned. Next grandchild ..start baptism gown while still pregnant...check!
  I have no idea how four years has gone by so quickly with Dominic. High school seems to have just flown by with him. So, last weekend was the big party. It was great! Lots of family came in and celebrated with Nic. He has elected to start college this summer instead of waiting for the fall semester. So...off to college he goes in two weeks. The good news is he has decided to stay at home for his first year, whew!
Very happy picture of the graduate, proud Grandpa and baby Vince!
  Until next time, TTFN!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Lots of changes in your family to be sure! Congratulations on your first grandchild! He's a big boy for sure! Congratulations also to your youngest on graduating high school. So great! Enjoy the new grandchild and all the fun times!