Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I'd like to thank the Academy...

No, I didn't win an Oscar (though I did thoroughly enjoy this year's show, hosted by my boyfriend, Hugh Jackman! And don't get me started on how excited I was that Kate Winslet finally won Best Actress!).  But watching all those acceptance speeches reminded me that I neglected to thank a couple of people who truly deserve the recognition.  I mentioned in my last post that my sister Theresa spent Christmas with us and helped us a great deal with the holiday and some baby preparations.  We were very blessed to have some other family members come help as well.

First, my mother-in-law, Chris, spent a week in our home and took care of Gabriel and Luke while we were in the hospital for the birth and recovery.  It's hard to leave little ones for so many days, and it was comforting to know they were in good, loving hands.  

Next, my sister Bernadette came for nearly a week in January and helped in a variety of ways, from watching the older two while we went to doctor's appointments, to cooking for us, to helping take down Christmas decorations.  Our apartment has not been clean since she left...that should give you an idea of how helpful she was!

Living far away from family means we don't receive (or give!) help very often, but somehow the ones we love always come through for us when we really need them.  Our hearts will always be grateful.

I'm still learning my way around this blog.  I played with the color scheme a little today, and tried to figure out how to include photos in my posts.  I can upload them, but I don't know how to place them where I want them within the text.  As soon as I figure that out, I'll start posting pics of the boys!

1 comment:

  1. Dear April: I wrote yesterday when I received the picture of James (Jimmy?) So cute. I was so sorry I wasn't here when your Dad passed away; I saw him just a couple of days before I left for Miami for my grandson's wedding. I couldn't believe he worsened so quickly. We had talked about you having another boy and Janice with the girls. He loved talking about you all. When you are feeling sorry for yourself think of Debbie (Danny's wife) she has 5 and Erika was 6 when the twins were born. I'm going to visit this weekend and they're coming for Easter. God bless your family. Mary Ann