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Way Back When-esday

Cheryl over at Twinfatuation hosts this one. Go on over to see who else is playing – and join in too!

I was looking for something completely different (not even a photo) when I ran across this one. It was taken at the Prom my Senior year of High School (1992). I remember being really upset that my sister would be at it (she was a Sophomore, I think). Turns out that it wasn’t so bad πŸ˜‰

Nancy and Sharon: Prom 1992

(apparently this didn’t scan very well. I may attempt that again…)

Way Back When-esday

Cheryl over at Twinfatuation hosts this one. Go on over to see who else is playing – and join in too!

A year ago, the whole family got together for my little sister’s graduation from High School. At that time, since everyone was there, we had a professional photographer come in and take about 200 photos. I didn’t post any at the time because I hadn’t purchased any at that point. . . and when I finally got around to purchasing the photos, it was winter and it didn’t seem quite right. So now… here are the photos from last year’s photo shoot! (Please note that some of them are dark – noted with an asterisk. I didn’t realize HOW dark they were until I uploaded them, but I’m lazy and didn’t take them out of the frame to scan them *blush* )




Nancy and Mike*

Burke, Maggie, and Logan*

The Zoo

The Siblings*

Dad and Sue*


*Perhaps some day I’ll take those photos out, rescan them, and re-upload them…

Way Back When-esday

Cheryl over at Twinfatuation hosts this one. Go on over to see who else is playing – and join in too!

More from my scanner…

Jim, Cathy, and Nancy

Jim, Cathy, and Nancy

Cathy Pushing Nancy in the Barn

Cathy Pushing Nancy in the Barn

Nancy's PJs

Nancy's PJs


Happy Birthday (Aunt) Lynn!

I’m so glad that you and Jim had fun in Norway…(and yes, a wee bit jealous too πŸ˜‰ )

I hope we get to see you soon!


Happy Birthday (Aunt) Cathy!!

Thanks for always helping out with the kids πŸ™‚

I’m really glad that we’ve grown closer over the past bunches of years – who knew when I was screaming “You’re not my mother!!” while we were younger and you’d be telling me what to do, that I’d evenutally get over it and we’d be pretty good friends! LOL

Weekend in Vermont – Part 3

While in Vermont, we celebrated Logan’s birthday.

Whats Going On

What's Going On?



Can I Have Some More

What Do You Mean I Can't Have Any More?

Who says sugar doesn’t do anything to kids??

(1 minute longsee Burke zip through around 30 seconds in)

Maggie’s always singing, but she’s never this…hyper about it. And in this next clip, she’s recruited Auntie backup singers! LOL

(30 seconds long)

The next day, to battle the sugar hangover, Grandpa gave everyone a tractor ride.

Get Ready

Get Ready!



Weekend in Vermont – Part 2

I teased you a little bit in my last Vermont post with that one picture of Shelburn Farms…sorry!

Warning: This post is picture heavy!

First, you get a hay ride out to the barn (see the AWESOME barn in my last post). Notice how none of my kids are sitting in my lap! (or Mike’s either.)

Note to self: Why the heck did they call it a hay ride? There was no hay!

Hay Ride

Hay Ride

Poor Maggie couldn’t keep her hair out of her face…

Hay Ride

Hay Ride

Then, you have LOADS of things to choose from! I didn’t get pictures of everything, but the farm had cows, horses, chickens (LOTS of chickens!), donkeys, pigs, turkeys, a llama, goats, sheep, and bunnies.

They let you milk a cow!

They let you milk a cow

Maggie and Nana Milking

Mike and Burke Milking

Mike and Burke Milking

Meghan milking

Aunt Meghan milking

There were crazy chickens everywhere. My Dad kept inching Logan closer and closer…

Logan Chicken

Nobody here but us chickens

They also had a play area with lots of things to do, a bakery, a cheese factory (with samples!), and a lunch cart.

Nana - Not just a music teacher

Nana - Not just a music teacher

Burke in Heaven

Burke in Heaven



My go-with-the-flow, happy kid didn’t mind missing a nap for the fun.

Happy Logan

Happy Logan

I think my Dad misses farming.

Dad sweet talking the cow

Grandpa sweet talking the cow

It was also really good to see that the place has a sense of humor.

I didn

I didn't even try...

Weekend in Vermont – Part 1

We had an awesome time in Vermont over the weekend! We drove up on Saturday and hung out with the fam. I had thought the mosquitoes were bad in Massachusetts…but DAMN, the ones in VT almost carried the kids off! We dropped in on my little sister working at one of the local clothing stores. Too funny (and a bit strange!!) And then we went to see my younger sister’s new house. They’re building on land they bought from my Dad…and I’m. so. jealous. But, like – in that good jealous way πŸ™‚ Here’s the view from their loft-to-be.

View from Sharon

View from Sharon's Loft

And here’s a picture of their front steps and the retaining wall.

Front Steps

Front Steps

On Sunday, we went to Shelburn Farms. What an AWESOME place!! If you’re ever in the Burlington, VT area, I’d highly recommend looking it up.

Yes, this is the BARN

Yes, this is the BARN

My Camera just died, so I can’t upload any more pictures. More tomorrow!

Friday’s Foto Finish Fiesta

Candid Carrie sponsors this one – head over to her blog and find LOTS of links for bloggers who’ve joined in! (You can join in too!)

This time I have a series of pictures.

For my Dad’s 60th birthday party, we had an “incredible” time. The twins were just 3 months old, and my Grandmother was still with us.



IncrediBurke (with Aunt Lynn)

IncrediBurke (with Aunt Lynn)





5 Things Friday

Join Cat in her 5 Things Friday! (Cat – it’s really hard to think of topics!! πŸ˜› )

5 Things you might or might not know about
My Family and Why I’m Proud of Them:

  1. My Husband. There are so many things…I’m so proud of him as a Daddy – he does such a wonderful job with the kids! He’s so patient with them (and with me!) He’s a cancer researcher – which in itself is kick-butt. He works so hard, but his family always comes first.
  2. My kids. All of them are just so smart already – we’re in so much trouble! I’m proud of how far Burke has come in the last few months. His speech classes have paid off – his talking has just taken off! And he’s gotten a *LOT* better at controlling his moods (I’m sure being able to express himself has helped.) Maggie is just such a little girl. She’s gotten much better at listening lately. Logan continues to impress me with his little mind. He’s not even 1 and he’s already figured out which buttons to push on my cell phone to make it unlock (he even called Aunt Cathy all by himself the other day LOL)
  3. My Dad. Gosh. There are so many things here too. My Dad went to Yale, and then Harvard…and then became a farmer. . . and then sold all the cows and got computers and started his own business. And when my parents divorced, he got custody of all 4 kids – and made it work. He even remarried and had another kid.
  4. My Mom. There are a bunch of things here too. It’s sort of strange to say, but I’m proud of her for recognizing that she couldn’t stay with my dad and doing something about it when not many people would. She made sure to stay in our lives – even when she and her husband moved to Brazil for a few years. And I’m proud of how strong she’s been since she lost her husband a few months ago.
  5. My Siblings. All of them! You’d think we’d be more messed up than we are – but I think we all turned out really well. πŸ™‚ We are all super successful in work (even Meg – who is 17 next month – had multiple jobs this summer.) And we all keep in touch – a LOT. I don’t know of a lot of “bigger” families who can say that.

So…a sappy 5 this time around, but it had to be done.