Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Fun with Family and Friends

We took a quick, unplanned trip back home to Rochester last week.  We haven't visited since Christmas.
We decided to take a few days to run back and visit our family because hubby got a new job and they wanted him to start almost immediately.
It was a great visit, but much too brief!  We tried our best to see and do as much as possible in 4 days time.

Here's a recap...

Of course BFF Sheila stopped by and we finally got to meet her grand baby Bella.  So sweet!

She's such a good sport!

We have a new cousin who was born 6 months ago and I hadn't met her yet, so that was tops on our priority list.  Here she is.

Gia just loved this baby!
And I got to visit with a couple of my aunts and an uncle (I have too many to count so we see them in rotation.  No kidding.)  Here's my Great Aunt Ann, she just turned 84.  Love her!

She used to change my mom's diapers!
We managed to squeeze in a park day with friends.  It was a fantastic day.

SO much fun!
BFF Michele and I were pregnant at the same time with these two kiddos.  I can't believe how fast the time has gone.

Aidan, AKA "Gia's first crush"!
Later in the day my favorite sister (also my only sister) hosted a girls night at her house so I could see all my girlfriends in one place.  Would you believe I didn't take a single picture there?!  Pure craziness.

We had a great time and lots of amazing dinners with Nonna and PaPa.  They so graciously open their home to our very loud family with no complaint.  Here they are with D.R.

Patio time at the Kelly's
Then my sister and brother in law hosted a nice picnic for even more family and friends.  We all had a blast!

The oldest of my 4 nephews

Tia and our sweet Isabella
My one and only Niece Jennifer

So how's that for a picture overload?!
It was a whirlwind of a week and we all had a great time.  I'm sad that we probably won't be going back for Christmas this year, but maybe it's time to start new traditions.

We miss you all Rochester folks!


Anonymous said...

Wow....LOVED all the pictures!!!! Awesome trip!

Now try to spend some time with your super cool friends too!(hint, hint)

Ronda said...

oh you have no idea how much I miss you my dear friend! You must quit your job for ME!

Anonymous said...

Wish I could!!!!!! But no wait...I LOVE my job....do you know I am already due for a promotion????