Wednesday, May 30, 2012

the 55th cleveland feis..........
27 may 2012

Always a lot of fun, the 55th Cleveland Feis was no exception!
This year we added to the excitement that PJ & Judy's dancer, Molly came to the feis.

Here's a picture of him practicing her in Pat's studio.
Our hard working tabulating crew

Some of the dancers in the State of Ohio Dance Championship

Papa presenting the award to the winner of this year's competition

It's always a fun weekend.....lots of work, but fun.
I miss my girls during this time especially!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

picnic at the neighbors...........
26 may 2012

We had a potluck picnic with the neighbors for Memorial Day. 
We always have a lot of fun with them.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

kaetlyn, the graduate
20 may 2012

Congratulations to our niece, Kaetlyn on her graduation from the Cleveland Institute of Art!

Monday, May 21, 2012

out with the with the new...........
18 may 2012

We purchased this white refrigerator about 20 years ago when, at the time, we needed a new refrigerator and I was so HAPPY that I was going to finally get my chance to get one with the freezer on the bottom.  Back then, there were only two manufacturers of those style refrigerators and they were much so, that none would fit into the space in our old house dedicated to the refrigerator. 

But, finally, we are going to get that refrigerator I have been coveting!

So, the delivery guy brought the new one and I think he was barely down the end of the street when we noticed a ding in the front!  So, the right away had to order us a new one.

They taped up the old - new one and took it out to the truck and then brought the new one in and unfurled it.  It was only later in the day that I remembered that I'd left a half gallon of milk in the other one!  EWWWWW....that's gonna stink.

But, we LOVE it!  Can't wait to show my brother when he comes next week.......he's gonna be jealous!  He needs to get himself a new refrigerator! 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I've been obsessing this month about not being with my baby on her 30th birthday today.

Our birthday weekend away has been postponed because frankly, she's got bigger things going on in her life this year!

The girls have never stood on ceremony when it comes to celebrating occasions ON the day, thank goodness, but it still bothers me that we are not together!  However, every time we ARE together, it seems like we're celebrating something exciting!

Now, it's a wonderful feeling for us to know that she has someone in her life that loves and treats her as we would want her to be loved and treated every day not just on her birthday. 

Love is love in all it's forms....
and she is truly loved....
and I love that!

Happy Birthday, Kathleen Clare!

Here are your obligatory
embarrassing birthday photos....

Baptism day with Cousin Chris Kemock
and Aunt Judy McCafferty
Father's Day 1982

With Grandma McCafferty for your first birthday



 Hanging with Paul McCartney February 1984

February 1984

 Sisters June 1984

With Grandma Kemock November 1984
Our last photograph of Anne Kemock

June 1985

Fathers Day 1985

BUSTED....get out of my purse
Summer 1985


Sunday, May 13, 2012

I thought I told her I loved her enough.
I thought I took lots of pictures of her and with her.
I thought I hugged her a lot.
I thought I called her on the phone often.
I thought I took her advice graciously and often.
I thought I visited with her a lot.

I now know that it was never enough.

For those of you lucky enough to have your Mothers with you....
It's NEVER enough!

You never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory.

Happy Mother's Day to my Mother, who I miss everyday.  She was the glue that used to hold us together.   It's such a different place without you, Mom.   I miss it! 
But, thank you for teaching me to mother. 

For giving me the strength to face the difficult times and the love to appreciate all the blessings in my life because I have many.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

bedroom re-do....
spring 2012

Loving the bedroom re-do.......just a recoat of paint and some finery!

Friday, May 4, 2012

It's Feis month.....and you KNOW what that means!!! Dancers, parents, teachers, helpers......stop calling me at 7:30 in the morning on my day off! Over 1200's gonna be a good one!!!!!!