Thursday, January 4, 2018

Old Year Happenings

I'm sitting here on this glorious snow day.  We are off from school and work.  Even Dad has made it home early.  The girls graciously have played with the baby a lot and I just finished taking down most of the Christmas stuff.  (The Wise Men told me it was okay - just this once)  The older boys had to go up to church to help shovel.  (They're loving the fact that I signed them up for that job )  But aside from that, it's a cuddle up, pj's on kind of day.

I think the biggest happenings in the house is this incredible, awesome news.  Here is Billy's tweet about it.

A dream of his since 2nd grade.  And now my dream is to win the lottery.  Ha! 

Another exciting thing on the Billy front is that he finally got his license.

 It's been a good couple of weeks for this guy.

In other news,
-Mary, Tommy, and Ann had many concert performances between the 5 ensembles they play for.  -Matthew, Tommy, and Billy have all started basketball.
-Tommy and Ann are about to start stage crew for the school play. 
-Billy and Mary are doing winter track.
-Mom has filled her gas tank a record number of times.

We enjoyed Thanksgiving with my side of the family.

Grown up table

Kid table
My dad and brothers

Mary taller than mom.

Sister in law Kathy/awesome cook & host

Mary with Godmother, Aunt Linda

We also had a wonderful Christmas!

New Year's Eve 2017.  Bill was helping to keep NYC safe while the rest of us hung out at home with Uncle John and cousin Johnny and stayed warm.
7 degrees
And that's a wrap for 2017.

Happy New Year!! 


  1. So much love and happiness in one place, Kathleen!
    Congratulations to your young man!
    What an honor and accomplishment!
    You look beautiful, my friend.
    And your family is as well.
    Hope you are cozy and warm down there!!!!!

  2. Congratulations exciting g!
    Does you husband work New Year's Eve in NYC every but cold!

  3. Some much happening and all good! I wondered if Bill was working on New Year's cold!

  4. This post brought me joy! Congrats to your son...what an accomplishment. Happy Happy New Year! Wishing you all the best for 2018.

  5. Aw. I wish you more fun happenings this year. Happy 2018!

  6. Wow, accomplishing a dream like that is awesome!

  7. Woot woot!!! Way to go on the college acceptance letter. Congratulations to your young man :)

    I'm reading this late... but Happy New Year to y'all!

  8. OMG! Congrats to Billy! The whole fam's excited for sure. Your family is goals, dear. I will make it work that the family I build will be happy too.