Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Irene Tonsi
June 6, 1926 - March 18, 2008

My wonderful and beautiful grandmother passed away last night. Today's Blog post is dedicated to her memory. We love you Grandma!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Every Night....

....this is the scene at our house. Jules LOVES to read and is fascinated by the pictures and can look at one book for an hour. I just love watching her because I love books so much and want her to enjoy and get lost in them just like I do!

Friday, March 14, 2008

My Grandma Tonsi

My grandma Tonsi was put in hospice yesterday and the outcome doesn't look good. She fell a couple of weeks ago and hasn't been able to recover. We are all devastated.

You have never met a woman with more spunk and wit. She can keep you laughing for hours. She is so kind and wonderful and giving. I love her so much and I will miss her terribly when she is gone.

Julianna and I are planning to fly to Phoenix to be with my mom (and hopefully still my grandma) on Wed. We will be gone for a week. I am so thankful that it has worked out for me to be able to go down there and for Jules to be able to come along. Lauren left this morning with my Aunt Netty by car and they plan to be there sometime tomorrow morning. I am glad that we will all be able to be together as a family.

The last time we went to Phoenix was for Thanksgiving in 2006 when Julianna was five months old. Here are some precious pics of her with my Grandma. I am so thankful we had this time with her and that Jules will always have these pictures as a reminder.

Monday, March 10, 2008

"Bob Marmee"...

Jules has a new man in her life.... and his name is Bob Marley. She can recognize him from a picture and even his music. It is too cute to hear her say "Bob Marmee". Of course it melts Drew's heart, since Bob is one of his all-time favorite musicians and when we finally get a dog we plan to name him "Marley". :o)

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Do you like my pigtails?!?

I have had some people ask for some updated pics of Julianna. We have all been really sick this week, but I managed to get her to let me put some "pretties" in her hair last night. She just continues to amaze me everyday. She is talking so much now and knows what things are without being told. And, she is just plain hilarious! I just love her SO much!