Well, it's been a while
since I've been here! So much
has happened this past year I don't know
where to begin. We FINALLY bought a new
computer which is the main reason I haven't been here.
It was so painful to do anything on our old computer so blogging
was just not possible. But I'm happy to be back!!
Steve's dad passed away a year ago. Steve was on his way from California
to Dubai and received a call during his layover that he should come to Boston
as soon as possible. He made it to the hospital on the Cape just in time to say good
bye. A few weeks later we were all headed to Cape Cod for the service. It was a
beautiful send off. Bill we love you and miss you every day.
Just a few months later
Steve's mom also passed away.
We all flew home to the Cape again and
celebrated his beautiful mom taken too soon
from Alzheimer's disease. In the midst of our grieving and
sadness we enjoyed being together again with Steves family. Jessie we
love and miss you every day too! (photo above of all of Jessie's grandchildren)
We took advantage of being on the
Cape and made a quick overnight trip to the
Vineyard. While there, Steve threw me a beautiful
birthday dinner with my family. I turned FIFTY!!!!
A few months later we were flying to
Miami to celebrate Stephen's graduation !
Stephen had a fantastic 4 years at the U!
So proud of you!!
Griffin turned 9!!
So thankful for facetime!!
Oh! We also got a puppy!
Now, before I get comments about
how I've given two dogs away..
Coco is staying!
We love her!
She is the sweetest thing.
We got her right before Christmas and she just
turned one a few weeks ago.
Steve started a new job within his same
company last January. He commuted back to
California every weekend while we decided whether or
not to move again.
After a lot of family discussion we decided to make the
move to Arizona.
We are still getting settled and although it's not far from
our home in California, it is SO very different.
The pictures above are from Joshua Tree National Park
in California. We took a drive through when driving home
from a house hunting trip to Arizona one weekend.
We decided to rent here...
we found a great house with beautiful views and
lots and lots and lots of
I was so saddened by the death of
Anthony Bourdain..and Kate Spade.
This is one of my favorite quotes of his.
We flew to the Vineyard for a quick trip.
Not as long as we are normally there but
I was thankful to be able to go, even for a
Saying goodbye to our family and
the Vineyard and home to California to
The moving company took such great
care of my hundred year old farmers table
Will turned 16 on the Vineyard.
It was the first time
I wasn't with him on his
He stayed with my sister and
worked all summer.
He loves being there.
I bought my first ever lottery ticket the
Will said if we won we'd fly to
the Vineyard and celebrate
with our family there.
Hannah started her Sophomore year
at Northeastern University in Boston!
She has a great apartment and loves her
roommates! We miss her but so happy she's
happy and healthy!!
I think we will have an
I need a juicer!
We took Griff to the traveling
production of Les Mis recently.
He's still humming the music.
Watching for snakes.
He's a working man now
Our morning walks can
be pretty scary!
Joined Book of the Month
and I love it!!
Decorating for fall
even though it's 85 here.
My neighbor in California
found this tray for me.
I love it!
Poor quality iphone photo but this
is her favorite spot.
I'm flying to Boston
Parents weekend at
Northeastern and I can't
It's great to be back