Saturday, January 31, 2009

Tummy time

We've been enjoying the changes in Dylan since we saw him last (at 3 wks old).......seems like he's
so much more responsive and able to do more things. He's starting to reach for things, talks all the time, smiles at you. And above you see him having some tummy time and learning to hold his head erect. And he continues to be the "cutest little guy this side of the Mississippi". Been fun having Matt meet his nephew for the first time too! He thinks Dylan is pretty special too!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Anyone who really knows me knows that one of things I am most passionate about is Michigan State Spartan Basketball. I love it pure and simple. I enjoy watching basketball because I understand it and it is a "fast" game for me. I loved it in high school but with everything else going on in my life it went by the wayside for a few years.

When I lived in East Lansing I followed the Spartans.....went to a few games even. When Lindsay started at State I had a renewed interest in "our" team and have been steadfast ever since. So it's been very much a part of my life for some 12 years now! I feel like the players are my second family and I adore Izzo!

The past few years I've been able to immerse myself

in the NCAA tournament with my dear friends the Rices at their place in Key Largo. This year I plan on seeing the first weekend of the tournament w/them again. Then on to spend time with my grandson. In the weeks that lead up to March Madness its GO GREEN, GO WHITE!!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

One thing to like about Obama

I've decided that there is one thing I can immediately like about our new president. He's a baller! While I have never been a democrat nor probably ever will be............I have always liked basketball.
And in this respect I find some common ground with Barack.
He played basketball in high school and was known as Barry the bomber and still plays pick up basketball and follows the NCAA action as do I.
So folks that much I will give him. His sport of choice is also mine.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Captain James F. Anzalone

My father's ID from his days in the service in WWII. When he enlisted he was put through IQ tests and he scored so high they sent him directly into officers training. He told me he didn't tell his parents for fear he'd fail but when he was through w/training and went home on leave before shipping out he told them. He walked into his father's barbershop w/officers bars and said his father was so proud of him as he himself was an immigrant and to have his son an officer was quite something in his eyes. Dad didn't often talk about his days in the service but did more so at the end of his life. He received several medals including the Bronze Star for freeing soldiers from prison camp in Germany and a Purple Heart for injuries received. He came out of the service a Captain which is no small feat. I am very proud of my Dad. He was a first generation born in this country on his father's side and was always a strong example in my life of all that is good.
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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

the Twins

I think all of us wonder what it might be like to have an identical twin unless you are one. Of course they are each individuals first and foremost, but they share so many traits that are so alike. I can remember when I first met Mark and found out he had a twin I was curious as to how I would react to him (Mike). At the time they were 20 yrs old and I found that even then they were enough dissimilar that I was not attracted to Mike nor would I have been had I met him first. I certainly liked Mike immediately (and do still) but my heart connected to the person Mark had evolved into for many reasons. I still often wonder what it is like to have a mirror image in this world....a shared connection very few of us can really understand. Mike recently posted a picture of himself with only the lower part of his face showing and it was very eerie to me because it was so like Mark. And there are times like when they smile with just the same one side of the mouth upturned that it really is identical. And their voices are so very similar that on the phone I'd be hard pressed to say which one I am talking to. Yes, they look more individual today than how they started out above due to the lives they lived apart but they have experienced something in their "twinhood" that most of us never will.
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Saturday, January 10, 2009

First smile

For those who haven't seen these on facebook. Too cute to miss! For those who have.......a 2nd look. How adorable is he?

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Bathtime for Dylan

Dylan has decided that baths aren't so bad after all.
He still looks a little worried but it's better than
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