Friday, February 5, 2016

Everyday Happenings

It's hard to believe that the first month of 2016 is over!  I wanted to share our January happenings.

The year started off with a bang.  Bill's cousin Carrie was married on New Year's Eve.  It was a lot of fun, to say the least.  The wedding was held at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia.  I purposely didn't take pictures there so I could enjoy the moment.  And I did.  It was a beautiful ceremony.

The reception was held at the Please Touch Museum.  Check out this picture of the bride and groom during the reception.  Isn't it magical looking?

Since it was a black tie optional event, Bill was able to brush the dust off the tux he owns and get some use out of it.  Here are some other shots from the night.

Bill's siblings...Mike, Joe, Kate, and Tim.

Sister in law Christa and husband Joe, with Baby #4 in that belly :)

Sisters in law

My awesome Father in law

Brother in law Joe and wife Ali

Cousin Carrie with sister in law Jenny

You may have heard, further into January we had the Blizzard of 2016.  Our area had 31 inches fall.   I love being stuck at home.  I even love to shovel.  But if that's all the snow we get this year, I'd be happy.

The girls are usually pretty good at entertaining themselves.  Balloons and science experiments filled part of their weekend and the following 3 days off from school.

Speaking of the girls, the three of us had a few hours on a Saturday with nothing to do.  We drove to the outlets to shop a little. 

Ann is NOT a big fan of shopping, but she found some fun things to do while waiting for me and Mary.

Not much more to report other than sharing these cute (to me? to everyone?) pics.

Matt helping Billy try out goal-keeper gloves before he invests in them.

Vader napping on the couch he's not allowed on.

Tommy watching TV in a unique way.

Not sure who took this shot.

Games on the tablet

Bus stop

Speaking of the bus stop, time to go get them.

Happy weekend, everyone!


  1. Beautiful.
    Beautiful wedding.
    Beautiful you.
    Beautiful family.
    Beautiful kids.
    And one handsome hubby in a tux.
    Happy Weekend!

  2. Yeah, it is amazing the first month of the year is already over. Don't blink, or February will be gone, too.

    Thanks for sharing your fun photos.
    :) Hope

  3. Love the wedding pictures! All so elegant. Did you all wear blue dresses on purposes? They were stunning!

    The snow. Glad you all were able to stay warm inside when not outside playing /working. I do not miss the snow. Not at all. ;)

  4. Hi Kathleen! Did you all decide to wear the royal blue? Only one in that pic of SIL wore black. That's pretty amazing!
    The bride is beautiful. Love that zip-up lace jacket for later in the evening. And the photo on the carousel is magical!
    You got a LOT of snow. Yikes. We've only been cold here, really not much snow at all. I'm glad you got it though, the kids probably had a great time. And you could still get out to shop. (My husband loves outlet mall shopping!)
    Happy Valentines Day to all of your beautiful family,

  5. Aw. That's a really magical photo. Hmmm. You gave me an idea.
    Happy weekend!