Monday, May 24, 2010

In Rome

Made it safe and sound. Heading into the Vatican - no better way to start the day!

Joe Reynolds
Skyline Productions
49 S. Sycamore, Suite 2
Mesa, AZ 85202
480.345.8009 Office
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Saturday, May 22, 2010

In Atlanta

Waiting for the next flight...

Leaving on a jet plane

Here we are...waiting for our flight to depart. First leg on a day long trip getting us to Rome! 

Looking forward to seeing Joe as soon as possible!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Oh the joys

These are the moments that I love to capture!  He us the sweetest thing on earth to me right now. Love him...

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Marks new favorite snack

Sunday...6 days to go

In 6 days, Matthew and I will board a flight for Atlanta...and then another flight for Rome.

Not only am I excited to go to Rome for the very first time in my life, but I am EVEN MORE EXCITED TO SEE MY HUSBAND!! He has only been home for 2 out of the last 5 weeks...that's not enough for me. Or for the kids.

More pictures in a day or so...

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Rome

Well, in less than 2 weeks Matthew and I are headed to Rome. Thought I would post this video of him hearing the news at lunch after his confirmation. Joe and I have been sitting on this news for almost 2 months and it has been KILLING me! Now...he just needs to make sure he behaves well enough to actually go (hence the need for Fr. Rob as his Confirmation sponsor...)!


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Friday, May 7, 2010

Way too long

Well, I have nothing to say except that life got in the way. It has been busier than ever...and I rarely have time on the computer. I am working more day shifts right now because of a project team I am on at the hospital but only one more month and then back to mostly evenings.

Brief update (and a couple photos)...

Mark, now 18 months old, is doing FABULOUS! I can't believe how much his vocabulary has increased over the past few months. He seems to know the names of so many different objects around the house. He has hit the tantrum stage early...so hopefully we will leave it early as well. They mostly happen when he is hungry or not feeling well. Overall, he is just a cute, cuddly kid who LOVES to give kisses.

Matthew, now 9, just received the sacraments of Confirmation and First Eucharist - AMEN!! He joined several close friends in this life-changing event. He was beaming ear to ear, as were Joe and I. I did shed a few tears, but what can I say...I love him! And, I love these sacraments.

Joe, not sharing his age, is doing well. Was in Florida for 1-1/2 weeks and now leaves this Sunday for Rome for a couple weeks (happy Mother's Day, right?). But business is going well and he is doing great. Feeling great as well - still working out like a mad man! I created a monster 3 years ago when I signed him up for personal training. But, he is the happiest and healthiest I have ever known him to be.

Jennie, 3X, well, I am doing just dandy. Life is great - I can't complain! Sure, there are tough days and nights, but mostly, I enjoy every moment that I can. I am more in love with the three boys than ever before! I thank the Lord every day that I have these men in my life (even though Mark is only 18 months...not really a man...but you know what I mean).

Did I mention Joe is going to Rome? Did I mention that Matthew and I are joining him later in the month? Oh right, forgot that part...Matthew and I will be flying to Rome for 4-1/2 days to spend with Joe at the end of his trip. It was a once in a lifetime chance and I have never been. So, though it wasn't in the budget, we decided to take the plunge. Matthew and I can't wait! We got him a book/CD to learn Italian. His comment when he found out (before he saw the books), "Are you going to get me a book so I can learn to speak Rome?" Now, THAT is funny! Speak Rome...HA!

Anyway, here are some family photos to catch you up.

Mark with great Aunt Carol



Mark eating breakfast


My favorite face...



Us at Matthew's Confirmation...

Matthew, Dominic and John Paul at Confirmation


And a little video of Mark feeding Charlie some treats...his new favorite thing to do!



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