WHAT A MEMORABLE YEAR
We went to a roller skating event and then celebrated the new year at home with family and friends. Whew, I haven’t been on roller skates in years; what a horror story and a good possibility. My sister was at the gymnastics competition in Ohio.
There was a meeting, and I enjoyed myself at the meeting in Ohio because it was far away. Before the competition, we slept the night at a motel with another gymnast and her mother. After practice, we had a good time. The girls had a joy in the hotel’s abandoned indoor pool after we drove down and had dinner there. I appreciate the complimentary hot breakfast that we had the following day.
Girl Scout cookie sales took up the entire month of March. We are grateful to everyone who supported Lucy. She received the top seller award with another scout and had many great rewards. In front of family and friends, Lucy and her cousin Sandra took part in their first holy communion. Of course, daddy had difficulty looking at this beautiful little girl, knowing that someday she would get married and be with her family.
We took the kids out of school three days earlier and flew to Orlando, where we stayed at a beautiful resort and visited Walt Disney world for the first time as a family. While there, we had fun at universal studios on the island of adventure to see Harry Porter’s world, Sea World’s newest water park, and many other fantastic places with other activities. The beautiful memories were definitely worth the money.
To cap it off, we drove to New Jersey to visit the famous “Cake Boss” bakery/ show that I love to watch on the television(It was 31 minutes to 2-hour waiting period for one of their famous pastries). Our next stop was Philadelphia to visit the Franklin Institute of the science museum, a hand on museum for kids and adults.
I enjoyed the two-story model of the heart(I wish I had this kind of center available when teaching 4th to 5th Grade Science. Afterward, we went to the famous Geno’s, a restaurant specializing in Cheesesteaks.
WOW! John is fourteen, and yet another year has already come to an end. Right now, my Goal is to focus on the real purpose of Christmas and simple acts of kindness during this crazy time of the year. We Sincerely hope this year was a happy one for you, and I pray the new year will be a better, happier one for us all.