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.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me and Pink Saturday!!

It has been a busy, busy week for me this week. I have been sick with a cold and not feeling up to par & then with baby Mae's arrival, I didn't get my e-mail in on time to participate in Pink Saturday's Birthday celebration. UUgghhh ohhh well.
It is my big birthday weekend and what a special one it will be. I already have recieved an extra wonderful gift with my new little great niece's birth and.... my husband will actually be home ALL weekend. For those of you that don't know, he worked for a company that he had to work Saturdays and when he was on call....he would work the whole weekend!! But, now he has a new job and we actually get time together...woooohoooo!! My big 44 is on Monday (44?? what the heck? How did I get to be 44?) Anyways, I am super excited. I wonder what he has in store for me?? Well, I guess I should say I wonder what I have in store for me, since I do all of the planning around here. Maybe this year he will surprise me.
Last weekend was our anniversary and we were supposed to get away for a night without any kids...ha, he couldn't leave our little one, so we ended up seeing Shrek and hitting the Disney store in the mall. However, the day of our anniversary we did drive down to San Diego and wandered around the Italian Festival...that was nice.
I think he felt guilty, because on Tuesday he brought me home a card and flowers. (gotta love that man).
Well, I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend.
Happy Birthday to meeeee!


  1. Yes! Happy, Happy Birthday to you!!!!!

  2. Happy Birthday to my wonderful sister! You are the best, and I love you so much!!! I just know that you will have a fabulous weekend. You and Vince have a love that others are envious of. You are a perfect mother and your children adore you. Have a perfect weekend because you deserve it!
    <3 <3Marcia

  3. Also from the Netherlands a happy Pink Saturday and happy Birthday !
    love from ♥RINI♥

  4. Happiest of Birthday wishes to you!

  5. Happy belated anniversary & ... a precious happy birth DAY to you. Treat yourself well ... personal gifts are fabulous.

    May your Memorial weekend & celebrations be safe & enjoyable, filled merriment ... as you solemnly remember those that have passed before us & our military that protect(ed)s our freedoms. LET FREEDOM RING!!

    TTFN ~Marydon

  6. Happy Birthday to you and Anniversary. I do hope you have a wonderful day celebrating with us and Beverly.
    Hope you get to feeling better too.

    May the lord bless and keep you all safe.
    Happy Memorial Day too.

  7. Happy Birthday!! What a great birthday present having a new grandbaby!!!

    Bee blessed

  8. Happy Birthday to you and congratulations on the birht of the grandbaby. So perfect and special. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

  9. Happy Birthday and Happy Pink Saturday!

  10. Happy Pink Saturday and happy birthday to you! Love your pics! Hope to see you at my blog! XX

  11. Happy Birthday to you!!

    Have you entered my giveaway? It ends tonight, so hop on over if you haven't!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  12. Thank you everyone for the wishes....the baby however, is my great niece, my sister's (vintage frenchhen) grandbaby. But with her being so beautiful I will claim her as my grandbaby if need be. Haha.
    Have a wonderful weekend everyone <3

  13. Happy birthday to you! So glad you are feeling better. Happy, happy Pink Saturday :0)

  14. Happy Birthday to you!

    And a happy PS, too!

    In Shoes We Trust,
    Maggie Mae
    "Do these shoes match this purse?"

  15. i am still visiting all the pink saturday particiepents...whew!!!!
    hope you had a great day!

  16. Yikes!!! I meant to get you called yesterday and your absent minded sister was so enthralled with her weed pulling that she totally forgot! I hope you had a wonderful day yesterday sister dear! I love you so much!!! Marcia

  17. Happy Pink Saturday, Dana. We have been pinking together for a short while now, and I want to thank you for everything you do to make Pink Saturday special. I am so glad you decided to participate.

    Thank you for the birthday wishes. I hope you are feeling much better. And, I hope you had a great birthday.