Tuesday, November 25, 2008

2nd Annual Pamela Burke 5k

The elementary school that my mother-in-law used to work at held their 2nd anuual 5k to raise money for breast cancer research. It was a lovely day, which is only appropriate because Pam was SUCH a lovely person. The type of person that (I know this is cliche) lit up any room the minute she walked in....she really did! We all miss her dearly and are so grateful that others were so touched by her that they've started a 5k in her name! She was beautiful, classy, sweet, fun.....there are too many good qualities to name here. We love & miss you Pam!!
Zack thanked everyone for being there and spoke about what a wonderful woman his mother was. Zack & I Cousin Sarah & Ethan

Monday, November 10, 2008

Gramps is 85!

I was fortunate enough to spend a few days with my wonderful Grandpa, mom & 2 of my sisters in Ohio this past weekend. We were able to celebrate my Grandpa's 85th birthday, which was a great experience! He's had such an amazing, full life and is a great example to everyone he meets. I'm so grateful to have him as a Grandfather. I have so many special memories from my childhood because of him - he makes everyone around him feel special.....and most importantly, I have always equated my Grandpa with FUN! He's got a great sense of humor, a deep appreciation for family, and he always tells us wonderful stories about how much he loves his dear wife (who passed away a few years back) He makes me proud to be his grand-daughter!
Just one of the several (free!) birthday desserts he received this weekend :)
Grandpa & Mom Me & Grandpa (remember, I didn't eat too much....I'm pregnant!) Opening his presents
Uncle David, Jen, Lizzy, Me, Mom & Gramps
Cute Bday cake made by my Grandpa's good friends, the Parrs.
The whole gang doing what we do best....eating out ;)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


It sure was a busy day. Here's what we did...
Ethan took part in his Halloween parade at his elementary school
Then we carved 2 pumpkins (quickly! While Spence napped) ;)
Ethan got a pretty good shot of my 8 month belly! Yikes.
Spencer freaked out at first when put in his Chewbacca costume....probably pretty itchy in there!
Cute little wookie-foot
He cheered up once we got outside. He was the hit of the night! Everyone chuckled as he passed :)
Check out that mullet sticking out the bottom!!
Ethan forced me to take pictures of him, acting like a real stormtrooper...such a ham!