Thursday, July 2, 2015

Catch Me Up

I want  to catch you all up on my life.
I had my birthday the end of May. I had a great girls night.
I went you with my friends. They surprised me with this cute green necklace, my favorite color.
We all went to see a play called "Over the River and Through the Woods."

Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn't mean his family isn't still in Jersey. In fact, he sees both sets of his grandparents every Sunday for dinner. This is routine until he has to tell them that he's been offered a dream job. The job he's been waiting for—marketing executive—would take him away from his beloved, but annoying, grandparents. He tells them. The news doesn't sit so well. Thus begins a series of schemes to keep Nick around. How could he betray his family's love to move to Seattle, for a job, wonder his I grandparents? Well, Frank, Aida, Nunzio and Emma do their level best, and that includes bringing to dinner the lovely—and single—Caitlin O'Hare as bait…we won't give the ending away here.

This play was so funny, and touching and amazing. It literally made us all laugh one minute and cry the next. It was really poignant for me because my grandfather passed away the day before. It really made me appreciate my family.

Then my friends and I went out to the Cheesecake Factory for dinner. We were there pretty late so it took me three times ordering food before I found something the kitchen could actually make. It was actually quite funny. Plus, I got free Cheesecake. Score!

Then, one week later we were able to attend my Grandpa John's funeral. It was a sad day but also happy in a way because my grandpa had been sick for awhile. He was no longer suffering and we were able to celebrate his life. My grandpa wore a lot of hats. He was an educator, a sailor and veteran, a missionary, but most importantly a husband and father. He was such a great example to each of us.
He taught his family so much about working hard and passed down his love of music. 
The funeral made me cry and I teared up again at the grave side service as my grandma was presented with a flag and taps was played, It was so good to be with family. 

We will miss my Grandpa a lot. He led a good life . He and my grandma were together almost 70 years. She took care of him all by herself except for the last two or three months
Til we meet again..

Anchors Aweigh, my boys,
Anchors Aweigh.
Farewell to foreign shores,
We sail at break of day-ay-ay-ay.
Through our last night ashore,
Drink to the foam,
Until we meet once more.
Here's wishing you a happy voyage home

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