"Do not yield to discouragement in the face of difficulties and do not abandon yourselves to false solutions which often seem the easiest way to overcome problems. Do not be afraid to make a commitment, to face hard work and sacrifice, to choose the paths that demand fidelity and constancy, humility and dedication. Be confident in your youth and its profound desires for happiness, truth, beauty and genuine love! Live fully this time in your life so rich and so full of enthusiasm."
"Let us look with greater hope to the future; let us encourage one another on our journey."
~ Papa Benedict XVI

Thursday, May 2

On an Roll!

Posts 2 days in a row - you are allowed to be impressed! :)

So as i mentioned yesterday, we got together with the rest of the family (my parents, siblings, and nieces and nephews.) It was, of course, LOADS of fun!  We had not all been together in many years... one or two of us were always missing.

Here are a few photos of the weekend (though some of us were there longer!)


The WHOLE family


Papa and Vincent
Nina and Rowan
Matt and his girlfriend Lindsey

Mike and his girlfriend Emily

Brian and wife Monika

Joe and wife Jennifer

Becky and Steve

Kristin and boyfriend Adam
Greg (with Kaya) and Shane
My husband
Cousins! taking a break....
ALL the Cousins

Wednesday, May 1

For Aunt Monika...

We had a great week up north spending time with family.  Lots of cousins, aunts, uncles and Nina and Papa. These few photos are specifically for Aunt Monika and Uncle Brian...more to come in the next post!



History...
 repeats itself!
   






Thank you for spending the weekend with us!
We love you both!