Friday, June 27, 2014

{Last} Weekend Update

Friday already?  Ahh, the joy of summer where days just flow, one right into the next.

Last weekend was chock-full of special events.  Mary Kate and some of her teammates from track were invited to run in the USA Track and Field meet at Widener University.  She ran the 4 x 800 and the 1500. She ran the 1500 in 6:06  She and her running mates did so well, she'll be participating at the Regional meet in a few weeks! 

I was excited to be able to catch up with one of my childhood friends.  Patty was my neighbor from up the street and we hung out constantly.  When I think of Hillside Ave, she and her siblings quickly come to mind with memories of swinging on her porch swing, swimming in her pool, and late night games of Free For All.  Patty and I live a few states away from each other now, but her brother lives in the same town as I do.  They were having a party and I got invited, so I was able to catch up with them. It was great to see them after so many years.

Because we were in the area for the track meet, we stopped by Bill's parent's house.  There is always lots of fun going on there.  We were able to see grandparents, parents, and cousins!!  As per usual, Gran made cookies and the cousins exhausted all of their energy outside, thanks to their Uncle Joe D. They took a break long enough for me to snap this picture.

My nephew Michael, my sister's son, graduated from high school and there was a party for him.  So we left Bill's parents and drove a few blocks over to see my side of the family.  Have I mentioned that my family totally rocks?  Well, they do.

 So proud of this young man.  He's the complete package....handsome, smart, and SO incredibly nice, plus wise well beyond his years.  Congratulations to you, Michael.

I couldn't help but say a prayer of thanksgiving when I hit the pillow Sunday night.  The security of having been surrounded by these people I have had in my life is one of my greatest blessings.



  1. Congrats to your beautiful daughter, Kathleen!
    She is looking so grown up. : )
    And so glad you had such a wonderful visit with people so close to your heart.
    It looks great around here, by the way.
    Enjoy every single day of this beautiful Pennsylvania summer.

  2. What a great (and busy) time you've had lately! Way to go, Mary Kate. I think track and field athletes are just amazing. And then I think about the bodies God gave us and that always blows my mind away. The human body is amazing!

    You have been so busy! Glad you've been able to see the ones who mean so much to you :)

  3. So excited for Mary Kate...and I think both of your families rock! So enjoy the times I have been around them.

  4. Yay for Mary Kate!!
    It sounds like you are having a wonderful time!