Tuesday, May 24


Mom is home from Italy!

Yes: that is the Pope...he showed up in Venice on Mother's Day and she got swept along in the crowds and ended up in the front row. A Pope hasn't visited Venice in 21 years so this was quite the occasion!

We moved into our new house 2 days after she returned! The wonderful men in our family moved us lock, stock, and barrel. A huge debt of gratitude is owed to James, Mike, Tomo, Kent, and TJ. We quite literally couldn't have done it without you! And my sister rocked with helping me pack! Thank you! And Teagan...well she just brought joy to the experience...and helped put together my new (Ikea) bed while singing, "Can she build it?! Yes she can!!!"

And we~finally~ were able to celebrate the wonderful moms in our little family...my mother, sister, and sister-in-law are. We even hosted it at our new house! Amid some boxes but still homey! Dante has grown so big and Teagan is just enthralled with her little cousin. (OK, I'll admit it: we are all enthralled with him!!!) He, in turn, is fascinated by her and she has the ability to garner a big smile or a laugh from our little man (and from us!).

I just love my family!!!!


  1. Does this mean your internet is hooked up?? It was so wonderful to all be in your new home together. I love your new place-- it feels right!

  2. Great picures!! I can't believe how grown up Dante looks. I really love the one where Teag is making him smile. Thanks for sharing ; )

  3. Just looking at these again. They're all great family shots!


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