Saturday, April 22, 2006

Auntie Thelma

This is my grandmother and Auntie Thelma!

While I was in Boston I found out that my Auntie Thelma died from complications stemming from her diabetes. So right after I got back from Boston, I had to leave the next day to Hobart, Indiana. It was very convenient that our flight was into the Akron Canton Airport which is 5 mins from my Grandmother's house. We were able to pick her up right after we landed and bring her to our house. Then my mom, grandma and I left for Hobart the next morning.

The last time I saw Auntie Thelma was at my wedding in September. She had the best time and people commented on how her and my grandma danced and seemed so happy. She was having a great time. It was a nice time to have family together. At the funeral, I was able to see family that I never have the opportunity to see. It is sad the reason we were together, but I look at it as we were together to celebrate a memory and a life of our loved one. I took pictures. One can never have enough pictures of family and those they love . At the cemetery I took pictures of my family members that have gone before me. A few before I was even born and a few that passed when I was very young. This was my first time seeing my great Grandmother's and Great Grandfather's grave. I had the opportunity to see Uncle Steve's, who is my Auntie Thelma's husband, my cousin Nancy who I never had the chance to meet and my great Uncle Alexander Pignotti, who was my Great Grandmother's brother. I was happy to be able to see where they rest. It made me feel closer to them and the roots of my family.

Boston Marathon 2006

Brian ran in the 110th Boston Marathon and did really well. His time was 3hours 5 mins and 2 sec. (I think that is right!) He did really good. The pace of the race was set faster this year due to the Kenya that won. He broke the course record. In 2 hours 7 mins and some change. I think like 12 secs.
I have some pics of the winners, and some more of some amazing racers. One of the pics is Brian's bib number and he was able to write his reasons for running on the display of everyone's number. It was a great display. We also attended a Red Sox game. I'm a long time Manny Ramirez fan. So it was great for me.

Nikya and I at the Cleveland Zoo

Friday, April 07, 2006

Indians Opening Day!

I'm so excited! With spring comes one of my favorite times of year! BASEBALL SEASON! I have loved the Inidans ever since I was little and Joe Carter played for them. (he was my favorite player when I was little!) Then the torch was passed to Manny Ramirez when he played for the Inidans. ( I still love him now!) I know that was kind of a big jump, but I didn't get to go to many games and I was so busy with sports in school and my part time jobs that I didn't get enjoy baseball much between them.
Now my favorite Grady Sizemore. I loved him the minute he came to Cleveland. It doesn't hurt that he is incredibly good looking! I love his curly hair and dimples. And I loved him before any of the girls in Cleveland knew he exsisted. See most women will only give you the time of day if you are winners. And last year the Indians missed the playoffs by 1 game. They were having a great season and that was bringing people back to the Jake. ANd it started to bring back the girls. That is when they noticed Grady. Now there are Grady's ladies. *barf* It is just kind of annoying! These girls just decide to jump on a band wagon. I have always loved the Indians, win or lose. I was there when they were losing. Their last season at Municiple Stadium. 1993. They weren't much of winners that year. But I remember waiting around to get Albert Belle's and Carlos Bearga's autographs. (I still have them!)
I just wanted to share some pics from today! Yes they are all of Grady Sizemore. I have some of Travis Hafner and Ben Boussard. I haven't got those ready yet. But of course I LOVE Grady so there are pictures of him ready to be seen. Just a little side note.. my husband promised me that if the Inidans were to win a World Series while Grady is playing for them, then I can name our first son Grady! (I like his name too!) Lets see if that will happen!
Thanks for a wonderful game boys! It was an amazing time! I love Opening Day! It is a tradition that has spanned about 10 years with my friend Chad and I. And again we were there! I have a good feeling about this year!

This other pic is not a pic of Grady. It was a pic of Manny Ramirez. I think it is just the coolest pic. I took it from the bleachers. Which is my perminent seating! It was taken at the Jake when Boston played the Inidans last year. Manny is headed out to his old familiar spot that was his for so long! We miss you Manny, but we are very happy to have someone like Grady to take your place!

Happy Birthday Steve and Tony!

Just wanted to send a happy birthday out to my boys Tony and Steve!
We went to dinner at Cozumel Mexican resturant. It was some great food!