As I said in my post on Friday my
brother is turning 40!
We headed up to his home during rush
hour Friday afternoon.
The traffic around Harrisburg was insane.
Warren and Jonathan had gone earlier in the
day while Mom, Georgia, Chelsea and I waited
for Mikey to get off work at three before we
left. This was the reason for the timing.
However, we finally arrived and the fun began.
My brother, Allan, looks great. He has been
intentionally losing weight and I am so
proud of his progress. More than fifty pounds
gone. Missing! Go Bro!
Friday night Mom gave him a photo album that was
kind of a "this is your life" type. You can see
that he enjoyed it.
On Saturday my Aunt and Uncle, two cousins and
two second cousins showed up to surprise Allan.
It was great to see them!
Uncle Chuck reads here often...as do PJ and Jenn.
It was great to see you!
Here you see the cousins in blue jeans...
a nod to Blue Monday. Hosted by Sally at The
Smiling Sally Blog.
From left to right: Me, PJ, Jenn and Allan.
The whole gang!
This is a situation where technology has been
a real help in getting back in touch. Jenn, PJ
and I have only recently begun to reconnect by
way of Facebook. We were thrilled to get to see
each other in person. Otherwise the memories I
have of PJ are of a young girl who would have
perpetually stayed a child in my mind instead of
the wife of a Navy Man serving in Iraq.
My cousin Jenn, hit a buck last week and ended up
as a patient in the very ER in which she works.
Thank goodness she is going to be fine.
Just some injuries from the airbag.
Home again on Saturday evening we decided to head
over to the Church's Fall Fest. This was debated the
whole way home. We were so tired. But, with intense
encouragement from the kids we went.
It was so much fun.
Since it was raining everyone was indoors
at Creekside Cottage and there was much laughter and
Sunday found us in church with a fellowship meal following
and then I came home for a long nap.
I am not feeling well.
Ever since that migraine...
Don't know if I am fighting something off or
what but I am dragging.
So that nap was unavoidable.
Maybe a bit of caffeine will be just what
is needed to get through this week.
Then there was a late baseball game.
We did not make it to the end...it wasn't
exactly going our way.
Yes, we are Phillies Fans
so we gave up as soon as the tie was
broken by the Yankees.
Sleep was quick to come.
Hope you are waking up refreshed and spunky.
Off to another week!
Many blessings on your day!