Monday, February 01, 2010

New year, new endeavors....

Our family is growing by two feet!!!! In September we will welcome a new baby to our home. Madeleine is a very excited big sis - to be! She was able to see the baby's heartbeat on the ultrasound and has taken to talking to the baby everyday.

The pictures from this month and the snow will look eerily family to last month. Yet again, Oklahoma has been hit by a major winter storm. We took on a couple inches of ice and about 6 inches of snow. To our friends up north this doesn't sound impressive, but when you live someplace they never see snow, it poses quite a problem. Luckily in round two they have figured out a better plan for clearing main roads. Unfortunately that doesn't include my neighborhood. We were iced/ snowed in a good 5 days, but finally ventured out today. There are some pretty impressive icicles that pose a deadly threat if you walk under them. This go round Madeleine was able to go out and enjoy the snow. As for Jolie, she has missed the snow since we left Connecticut.

We had to say goodbye to the DellPenta matriarch earlier this month. Grandma Rita will be missed, but will live on through the lives of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. I have so many wonderful memories of visiting with them in New York. She always had a smile and warm hello (unless she got the answering machine). We will miss her but we know she is with God and watching over us and blessing our family always.