two birthdays and an easter
We celebrated Easter Sunday on Saturday this year. It was nice because we all got to sleep in on Sunday :)

Amy & the girls playing with Nonnie.
My sister Carol, isn't she gorg?
Tater Tot playing the piano!
My cousin Ashley. She should be on the cover of the magazine herself.
Nonnie & Allison.
Carol tends to spoil Jason for no particular reason. He loved his book of "Big Trucks!"
I snuck outside with Ashley to do a few updated beauty shots! I love this one.
Shannon was my assistant for the afternoon. Here she is holding my Shootsac.
Ashley recently got her braces off so she was extra excited to bring her smile out!
I love the sunlight!
Thomas was supposed to be watching for cars...
Look at those eyes! Are you kidding me?!
Shannon, Ashley & Thomas.
Joey & Jason.
Jason strutting his Easter vest.
Thomas decided to do go grass sledding... Notice the knees!
We also had birthday cakes for Shannon & Dexter.
Somehow Jason always ends up being the one to blow the candles!
I love Shannon's reaction to the Hillary card that I got her... She is a McCain fan :)
Our annual Debbie Downer picture!! I LOVE it!
Ash, Thomas & me!
Elisabeth on the keyboard.
So we were sitting at the dinner table and I look over and spot the kids over in the corner...
We ended up playing another one of Carol's survey games. It's becoming tradition.
Thomas, Jim & Ashley.
We usually wait until Thanksgiving to do a group shot, but we couldn't resist!
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Happy 30th Birthday Carol!
Earlier this month my sister Carol celebrated her 30th birthday! We went to Boston's new Seaport Mortons for dinner.

Kelly, Carol & Melanie.
Liz, Carol, Melanie & Caroline.
Tony, Lisa, Carol & Maura.
Birthday girl! Nice hat :)
Carol & her "little" brother.
Who knew Mortons had an in house tenor?
Cupcakes from Party Favors! Thanks for bringing them Caroline... They were amazing!
Enza didn't want to be photographed.
Group shot!
Happy Birthday Carol!
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Ringing in the new year!
After a stop by my cousin Scott & Wendy's party, I dropped my sister off in Southie before heading to Kim's house.

Carol & Becky. Becky, if you're reading this, be sure to leave a comment or two! I know you stalk me... ;)
Playing wii at Kim's!
Allison & I in the 50's room.
Steve & Sabrina.
Ashley & Kim.
But of course, PARTY FAVORS!!!! What is a party without?
Gabe & Lani.
Almost 2008!
Allison playing bartender.
Grapes, anyone?
Allison & Kimmy.
Lani & Allison.
3's a crowd! or is it, 3's company?
...I brought lighting to the party, haha.
Milvs, Kim & Sabrina.
Ash & I.
Nothing compared to Thanksgiving!
Group shot on the pool table!
I love this one!
Can anyone guess who we're tributing? Leave it below!!
Happy New Years!! Make it a good on :)

Children's Hospital on Christmas
On Christmas morning, Kevin Enza & I went to Children's Hospital to visit the kids. Unlike Kevin & Enza, I had never done this before. It was more emotional for me than I expected. You don't realize just how trivial most everyday tasks are until you see the grand scheme of things. It's hard to see sick little people lying in the hospital, and on Christmas of all days. They were all troopers though! It was very nice to be able to visit them and their parents.

This little girl was SO adorable. We were coming down the hall we heard her yelling "Youuukkkkk" from the room. It was precious.
What a handsome little guy! They look alike a little?
Another fan!
Can you tell it's Christmas?? This girl was decked head to toe in Hannah Montana gear!
Get your cameras out!
This guy and his friend were pretty big sports fans. They had a binder just for autographs!
Another DOLL! When we left she said "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!"
He was obviously a big fan, check out the blanket!
While nobody was particularly excited to see me... it was still SO great to be part of something that brought a few minutes of happiness to these guys on Christmas. We wish you all the very best!

For a listing of up-coming bone marrow donor drives in the Boston area, please click here!.

Merry Christmas from our home to yours!
My father worked extra hard to install our new beautiful wall oven by Christmas... and you can see why the rush!
Shannon came by to help bake!
Nonnie & Carol.
Tater & I, playing with some lighting.
My brother filling out his survey... Carol & Shannon came up with this game for us to play at dinner.
The instructions called for us to "write 1 nice thing you appreciate and/or like about (everyone in the room)". It wasn't easy!
Dexter filling his out... NO peaking!
There were some funny answers...
Dex & Mary.
Yeah... I gave out fire extinguishers! haha, I thought it was a GREAT "extra" gift and may even come in VERY handy some day.
A Christmas Story is one of our families FAVORITE movies of all time. We watch multiple times every Christmas on TBS. When Carol saw this set of cards she immediately bought one for everyone!
LOOK AT ALI! She is AMAZING! So cute...
Joey unwrapped the gift of power tools.
Mom enjoying her new diamonds :)
Dad & Tater watching some tv.
Shannon with her new shirt! Sorry about the Johnny Cupcakes ET shirt being sold out... (You'll live!)
We headed over to Jimmy & Carol's to visit with the Cardarelli side too.

What a good looking family!
I love Elaine!
Mark & Carol.
Most of the Cardarelli's. We've never done a group shot before so I forced it on everyone this year. I'm glad I did... We don't see each other a lot and it's too bad!! That's why I love Christmas Eve so much! All of the visiting!

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Happy Thanksgiving!
I'm a bit late with posting this, but I still wanted to share some of my shots from Thanksgiving!

For years we have been pulling on the wishbone! This year it was Mary & Shannon's turn.
I'm thinking she always wins...
A shot from dinner... Shannon & I do an annual "debby downer" photo at all family get-togethers.
Thanksgiving is my mother's birthday. Happy Birthday Ma!

p.s. Look at the back of the cake... I forgot it was in my car and I drove around with it all day, haha oops!
Jason... you are too cute.
I let Shannon play with the 5D for a while... This is what I found on my card, haha.
Carol & I.
Joey giving the kids a ride.
The girls!
Jason getting comfortable next to his "grammie"!
Me & the babe. I love her!
Each thanksgiving we do our annual "staircase family photo"... This is our 2007!

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