Friday, December 17, 2010

Our Top 10 moments of 2010

We present to you:
Our Top 10 moments of 2010

10:  Ben won the starring role of "Edna" from Hairspray!
Ben & his friend Dylan... Ben loves his fedoras!
9:  Daniel laces up hockey skates for the first time!


 8:  Visits with our families... near and far!
7:  Jack &  Harry say goodbye to Blacktop.
Jack & Blacktop... A once in a lifetime dog!
6:  Coco joins our family and marks our hearts whole again!
Josh & Coco

5:  Josh becomes a Bar Mitzvah!
4:  Josh plays his first season of tackle football!  Loves It!
3:  Jan walks 20 miles in the fight against breast cancer.
2:  Allen wins his campaign for member of the school board!
1:  Memories made and moments cherished together.

Happy Holidays!  From our family to yours!

Many Days and Many Months...

So many days and many months have gone by since I last posted....

At the end of July Josh became a Bar Mitzvah!  What a fabulous weekend of festivities that was!  We had friends and family come from near and far to celebrate our boy, Joshua Harry.  He did a fantastic job on his Torah portion and Allen and I couldn't have been more proud of him.  It was such a feeling of accomplishment from him (and us!).  Besides the feeling of accomplishment that we felt; it was so wonderful having all of our loved ones - friends and family - make it a point to come to see Josh and to celebrate with us.  We will be forever thankful to all of them!  The next celebration will take place on July 28, 2012 for Ben! :)  (Hint, Hint!)

August rolled around all too quickly and Josh started playing tackle football for the first time.  He worked out 5 - 6 days a week and really loved the sport; much to my dismay!  I hated to watch him get tackled and hated to watch him doing the tackling.  But - he loved being 'one of the gang' and for that - it was all worth it!

Ben and Daniel got to spend a week at camp in the mountains!  They loved going and loved having time together with each other.  They really are great friends.

Gramma took Ben to Chicago to see his cousins and he had the time of his life.  He came home nearly a Chicagoan - ready to go back at a moments notice.  Thank you to Criste, Derek, Amanda and Dale for showing Ben and Gramma a great time!  You really made his summer complete!

School started all too quickly.  Josh in 8th grade, Ben in 6th and Daniel in 4th.  They are getting too big, too fast!  Josh is taking Spanish I at the high school early in the morning and *loves* it!  Ben is learning to play the trombone and Daniel is still all boy just wanting to play and get dirty!

Fall rolled around; Football continued, we added Roller Hockey (Daniel) and Flag Football (Ben and Daniel) to our busy schedule.  Kids are loving their activities and keeping us way too busy!
DMR playing Goalie for the first time!

We are looking forward to the rest our winter break gives us and it's my New Years Goal to document more of our lives just for memory purposes.... as I am getting older, it's harder to remember things!

Look for more updates in 2011!