Sunday, April 24, 2016

Another Trip, Another Party

My bug returned so I laid low Thursday and Friday.  I finally took some antibiotic medicine and it worked, so by Saturday I was fully recovered and ready for the weekend.  Ted and I picked up Sam's cake and took it to the restaurant.

There were about 40 people to help Sam celebrate his Confirmation Day.  We had salad, pasta and pizza for lunch.  

About 4:30 pm we all left for Mass at our old church, St. Elizabeth Seton.  I saw several friends that are still there so it was extremely enjoyable for me.  The Bishop did a wonderful job in his homily, even pulling his I-Phone out to relate to the world these kids live in.  

Our family returned to Kara's and we had a terrific time watching the video from our 40th anniversary 11 years ago.  The grandkids of course have grown so much and we are all a little older but the video is great.  We looked at lots of photos and had a great many memorable moments.  It was so good to be all together in the same spot.

Today is our 51st anniversary and was another reason we came because it is hard to get everyone together at the same time.  There was a family dinner at Kelly's celebrating Bill's sister and brother-in-law's 40th anniversary, Kelly and Pat's 28th, in addition to our 51st.  A total of 119 years of marriage!

We had a very nice time with our family and a special guest that joined us, Maya, daughter of Kristin's BFF since age 8, Sheetal.  Maya will be one month old on 4/29.

Monday Ted had a doctor appointment, Kelly came over for lunch and we had a nice visit.  At 6 pm Gus and Melissa picked us up for dinner.  We had a wonderful meal and very good visit with them.  They are such wonderful friends and we always enjoy their company.

We have scheduled another trip in May to Chicago for Ted's cousin, Fr. Terry Keehan's, 30th ordination anniversary.  He has officiated over so many family Masses, weddings, funerals and baptisms that our effort in flying to Chicago one day and home the next is the least we can do to show our gratitude.  I hadn't flown since August 2014 and now have four trips in one month!  I hope those carts keep picking us up on our way to the gate.

We fly home tonight and I hope this leg goes as smoothly and comfortably as the last three have been.

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