Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Everyday Happenings

Well, hello there!  Welcome to my 400th post! 

I downloaded pictures from my camera and iPhone and thought it was a good time for an Everyday Happenings post.

*Backing up to October, there was Halloween celebrating.  The children took the lead doing their own carving.  They did a great job.

Bill took Tommy to a friend's house, Mary had a parade with the marching band, and Billy has outgrown the whole thing. (but apparently hasn't outgrown stealing the candy left for our trick-or- treaters)  That left only Matt, Ann, and me to roam our neighborhood.

*Parade and football season has come to an end, thank goodness.
Mary also completed cross country.  Here she is at the district championship alongside her coaches from her CYO days.  She now runs for her public high school, but these coaches still cheered her on and gave their full support.
She did so well this season her coach gave her the "Most Improved Runner" award.  Something with the title of that award doesn't sit well with her, but it just goes to show she worked really hard to shave off a lot of time from her initial race.  Way to go, freshman!

*I call this next photo "Typical".
4 lonely hooks without their towel on it.  Every. single. day.

*Billy gave Matthew a haircut.  


*We were told the shore house we've been renting for vacation the past 5 years had been sold and the new owner would not be renting it anymore.  We high-tailed it to Avalon one beautiful Sunday to find a new one.

On the way, we stopped to see Dad's new office....

We grabbed some Wawa hoagies and had lunch on the beach.

It was a picture perfect day with my favorite people at my favorite place.

*Hanging out with my sisters in law is always a treat.

Jenny, Amy, me, Kate, Ali, and Christa
*Random photos:

parade watching

Eyes failing

Eyes popping

Birthday singing

Bed invading
Leaves falling

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving.


  1. Hello Kathleen,

    I love ordinary, everyday post best of all. There is something warm and friendly about this kind of post.

    How exciting - renting a vacation home! Did you find a new one? Do you go during the winter?

    We have a special place that our family likes to rent in the Monterey/Pacific Grove area here in California.

    I love that photo with your sisters-in law. And your lunch on the beach sounds like such fun - a memorable family moment.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  2. Hello there. friend!!!!!!
    Lovely to catch up with you and your gorgeous family.
    Eyes Failing!!!! Here too!
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Am I really saying that? Wow!!!!

  3. Well, look who's showing off her 29 - again! :) Happy birthday to you. Did I miss a post?? Wishing you a wonderful year filled with abundant blessings.

    Fun post! The beach things looks so relaxing and fun, just hanging out together like that. We haven't had much of that in our own family, something I'm working on remedying. I told my two teens that we are not adding any "social" stuff for them between Thanksgiving and Christmas. We need more time for family time. Did you hear them all shouting for joy? Me neither! LOL

    Enjoy your Thanksgiving with your fam!

  4. My 9th grade girl was in cross-country also. Congrats to your hard working girl! It is a hard sport!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Working is really cutting into your blog time....thanks for sharing. You'll have to share with me the site you used for the towels. I think I need it and the worst culprit is my HUSBAND! hahaha
    miss you my friend...