Madelines Memory

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Madeline was my grandmother on my mother's side. She was an amazing little Irish woman. How blessed we were to have her. Not a day goes by that I don't miss her. I am the wife of my bestfriend, the mother of four amazing kids ages 25, 22, 17 and 4. I am a grandma to 2 beautiful little boys and the mom-in-law to a terrific man. I come from a big wonderful family. My parents are my idols. My dad was always the silent one and my mom was the "tough" one. I have so much admiration for them and love being their daughter. I have 4 sisters and one brother, but I only have 3 surviving sisters now. My sister Michele passed away suddenly in 1989. I married into an amazing Italian family. I believe in God and Angels, and Ghosts. Not bad ones, but ones that just can't decide if they should stay or go. I believe that if you want something bad enough, you just need to believe and it will be yours. I believe that everyone means something to someone and this life without you would be miserable.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Birthday To You

Friday April 23rd is our little Giovani's 2nd birthday.
Where or where have the last 2 years gone? We spent 13 years waiting for him to come and bless our family and now 2 years have passed since that glorious day of his arrival.
I know all parents, especially mommies feel their children are the most amazing, smart, gifted, talented, beautiful children in the world and I must say....I am one of them. All of my kids are all of these and MORE. Our little man is no exception. He has made our lives so complete. He brings such joy to our family every single day. He has the most beautiful blue eyes and a smile that could make your heart jump. His laugh is contagious and to stand behind him and watch his little strut is hilarious.
Now, don't get me wrong...he is 2, which as all of us moms know, is NOT the easiest age (ie "Terrible Twos"). But I guess him being the youngest of 4 and us being much, much older (uuggghhh) and wiser(ha)than we were with our first 3, we just take most of it in stride. The lack of sleep these past two years has not been easy, but when I hold him, his head on my shoulder and the little pat on my back while rocking him or the big MUAHHH kisses, is all so worth it.
Happy Birthday my sweet little boy. Mommy loves you more than you will EVER possibly know.
Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday Giovani, happy birthday to you!! And many, many more.


  1. Loved reading your blog, the time went by so fast when I realized, I have a dozen other blogs I need to visit, wish I could stay longer, it's ok, I'll be back. We have the same beating heart, hey great minds think alike. Happy Pink Saturday! welcome. Hope you can come visit me.

  2. Oops, I'm early for Pink Saturday. But I wanted to welcome you while I was here.

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

  3. Love, love, love our kids! Happy Pink Saturday!

  4. Welcome to pink saturday. Your little Giovani looks so precious, I know he is a blessing to your entire family. What a wonderful large family you have. Cute pictures. Ann

  5. Aaaawwww Happy Birthday to little Giovani too. He is adorable and how sweet it would be to have a little one at home. :-)

    Happy 1st Pink Saturday!


  6. Oh my how sweet a cute little pinkie baby! Happy Birthday!
    Please stop by and see me! I am giving away a pretty rose teapot for April,

  7. Wow- Little "Gio" certainly was a pinky and therefore qualifies for PS!
    Have a great one and Welcome!

    Sparkly Hugs,
    Tobi and the Pixies!

  8. He is such a doll. Hope you had a great birthday weekend.