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Sunday, March 29, 2009

One last weekend!

What a weekend! My family decided to make one last trip to Copley before baby Jill enters our lives. Quality time with Lexi (and Kaitlyn) was the main goal - along with a baseball draft for Benny and Matt on Saturday. Uncle Benny arrived on Thursday, but was only here for a short time - he had funeral viewing to attend in Warren, Ohio on Thursday evening. Gra-Nola and PaPa Gary were the next to arrive around 8 pm on Thursday night. They had both taken Friday off work and were planning a "Lexi" day on Friday. Lexi opened her Easter gifts and we all headed for bed. While daddy was at work and uncle Benny was at the funeral on Friday, mommy, PaPa Gary, Gra-Nola and Lexi went to Target and to the Lodi Outlet Mall. We picked up a few needs for baby Jill and also a few clearance clothing items for Lexi (for next fall/winter). Lexi also got to ride the Lodi Express Train! We got home around 2:30 just as uncle Benny was getting there. Lexi had her nap and we waited for daddy to get home around 9:20.
Mommy had to work on Saturday and wasn't home for Matt and Benny's baseball draft or to welcome aunt Brittany, uncle Matt and cousin Kaity (and Patton, too). When mommy got home from work, everyone was there and dinner of beef-n-noodles and mashed taters was well on it's way to being set on the table. The rest of Saturday moved quickly and before we knew it Sunday was here. Gra-Nola and PaPa Gary got up and left early to make it to Columbus Grove in time for church. After a lunch of left-overs, uncle Benny left to meet Julie around 2 pm and uncle Matt and aunt Brittany packed up and left around 2:30. It was a crazy weekend, but was great to see everyone. Probably won't be together again until our family has grown by one more!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Surprise Visit!

My sister Brittany called me on Saturday night and wondered what we were doing on Sunday. Amazingly, we had nothing planned! She went on to say that she had a good friend in the Cleveland Clinic and that she and Kaitlyn were planning a visit to see her in Cleveland on Sunday late-morning. She also wondered if they could stop by and visit for an hour or so afterwards... OF COURSE! We love visitors - and especially cousin Kaity! So, when they got to our house (right before lunch), my cousin Maely was with them, too! What a surprise! It was great to see Maely. I think it had been since Christmas! We threw in a pizza and managed to get in a quick walk with both little girls and even Banky. It was great to see them, if only for a short time.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Has Spring Sprung?

Thursday marked an end (hopefully) to our frigid temps for this year. The high was actually almost 60 and the trend continued through Sunday! We had spring in March for a few short days! Lexi and I decided to take advantage of the warm weather and break out the sidewalk chalk. She LOVES to draw and was really excited when mommy let her draw on the driveway. As you can see, we even spelled Lexi's name along with mommy and daddy and several pictures
that you may or may not recognize. It was so nice to be outside, even if the grass was still too wet to play on. Hopefully where ever you are reading this from, you got a glimpse of spring, too!

Monday, March 2, 2009


Lexi and I decided to make a quick batch of cookies today. It brought back memories of making cookies with my grandma Thomas (also known as G.G. Eileen), although our cookies today weren't quite as involved. We chose the Nestle Break-N-Bake that I had in the fridge instead of the traditional, make-from-scratch cookies we made with grandma. It was quite fun and Lexi loved "helping" mommy in the kitchen. Then, of course, we had to give them a taste-test to make sure they turned out ok. I think Lexi liked that part the most! Not too bad for our first batch of cookies!