Friday, August 21, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Matt requested animal food to be donated to the SPCA, for his 50th birthday. We took the donations to the SPCA tonight. Several family members participated in Matt's birthday wish. He was very happy to give all this good food to the doggies. The SPCA is FULL of Pitbulls...it's so sad. Spay and and Neuter! The cash was donated to Uncle Bill's Bucks Mont Katrina Relief Project, with Bank of America matching the amount. http://www.bucksmontkatrinaproject.org/
Monday, August 17, 2009
I used to call Daniel "wheels" when he was younger. He always was on wheels, pushing wheels, talking about cars, trucks, flying high on his skateboard or bike. This is the cool car he can't drive for 3 more months. 'Wheels' is still going strong.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
I would like to introduce you to our $11.00 box.
Our family likes to help the local economy by eating out in the area. After a great dinner, we stepped into a cupcake place for Matt's Monday birthday cake.
We choose 2 delicious looking cupcakes, and the woman said 'if you buy 2 more cupcakes you get a box'. So now we have eaten our delectable cupcakes and have a lovely, colorful box to show for it!
Sunday, August 9, 2009
The Arlington National Cemetary was a sight to see. We took the tour and it was a very well spent $7.50. Both of us were impressed with the changing of the guard. Those selected individuals train for a year before taking on the responsibilities of guarding the Tomb on the Unknown soldiers. 21 steps, 21 seconds and 21 more steps. over and over and over again. God love them because I would go nuts with the solemness and repetitiveness.
This is one of the most sad sights. This is the book @ the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, with the names of the deceased. This moved me more than the wall. Of course I didn't go near that wall - being an emotional warrior that I am, I needed some composure and hung out in the shade.
On a lighter note, the statues and the attention to detail were amazing. Look at the back of this young man's hand! Matt is a Vietnam historian and was happy to check out this memorial.
So I've known Shawn for about 10 years and I've only see him 3 days in all the time. His family was in from California and we met them in Washington DC for a Nationals game. Nats have a 7 game winning streak...good for them. Notice I'm still wearing my Phillies World Series Champions shirt....also notice Shawn in not a world champion...;)
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
I was @ Walmart the other day looking for a fan to take on vacation. I saw this and immediately remembered a green metal fan in my parents bedroom in Byrn Mawr. I would say 'ahhhhhhh' in the fan to hear the vibrations! Remember doing that? And the taste of the metal - even tho the mouth doesn't touch the fan. Ah, a sweet young Juljul memory.
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Saturday, August 1, 2009
So I've been saying it's the year of Matt. What Matt wants - Matt gets. He hasn't really taken advantage of that yet. So we rebooted and named August the Month of Matt - 14th is his 50th Bday. Today's excitement was car shopping and dinner @ his favorite place ever. Lamberti's. thank goodness the Lasagna was back to the original taste. And as always the drinky poos were very good! He's happy so far (day 1)
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