Trying to catch up

Okaaaaay…where have I been?  I know.  I’m slacking on the blogging.  What can I say except that sometimes LIFE just gets in the way.  I’ve been a super busy mama lately and my blog had to take a back seat.  So sorry about that.  Here is a super quick update on all that’s been going on:


I shared the spotlight on Mother’s Day with  A.J. and Afton this year, who both made important Catholic sacraments on that day.  A.J had his First Holy Communion and Afton received the sacrament of Confirmation.  So although the day wasn’t all about ME…it still was a very special day!


My sister and her family came out for a week’s visit.  Her boys are ages 5 and 3, and her daughter is just 6 months old.  We had a lot of fun watching the cousins play together, and except for the one mishaps where Auntie Trina (that’s me)  shut the van door on her sweet little 3 year old nephew’s right ring finger (sorry about that, Jason!) and a trip to the E.R. to have it sewn back on back up…everything went smoothly and a lot of FUN was had by all.



My mom, my sister, Audriana and I all walked in the March for Babies fundraiser for the March of Dimes on April 30th.  Would you believe that I am still getting donations for this walk?  Amazing support!  Thank you to everyone who supported my walk!  I really appreciate it, and you’ve helped a wonderful cause.
I couldn’t believe how many people were there at this event!  People of all ages joined in this walk.  My sister toted her 6-month old in her carrier, and I pushed Aria in the stroller.  It was a beautiful day; sunny skies and not too hot.  


Well, let’s see…what else have I been up to?  Oh yes.  My fifteen year old is learning to drive.  Oh what fun.  I swear this is NOT helping my gray.  I’m going to need some serious hair dye very soon.  

Here she is just before her first driving lesson with an instructor.   She thinks she’s so cool.


Mr. Superstar Baseball player – that would be A.J. – had another awesome game last weekend with outstanding catches such as this one.  Well, you can’t tell from this shot, but he DID catch this!  I love 8-year-old baseball.  

Aria is getting bigger by the second and I can’t seem to slow her down.  She’ll be three in just two more months and I don’t quite know how I feel about that.  Right now she is pretty much potty trained but sometimes I ask her to wear a diaper just for old time’s sake.  I seriously don’t know what I’m going to do with myself when there are no more little ones in diapers around here.  What did I do before the diaper days?  I can’t remember that far back.

And although there is much more that has been going on around here, I’m going to end this post now.  If I write about all the soccer games, baseball practices, girl scout events, shopping trips for new church clothes, haircut appointments for five kids, etc…I’ll begin to bore you.  Just know that things have slowed down some (some!) around here, and so hopefully I’m BACK and won’t have such long breaks in between my posts anymore!

And I think I’ve found my new favorite photo of Andrew –

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  1. says

    just caught up on all your posts…..i can’t believe how big aria is getting and andrew??? who was just the same age as aria yesterday??? he’s like a big kid now. he’s so cute trina!

    glad you had a great visit with your sis, but sorry about the finger :( poor little guy. nothing ice cream couldn’t fix huh?

    another one driving already? well maybe she can help out with all the practices. you guys need to get a couple of eco cars for the driving teenagers so they can help with saving gas! i hear ya on those prices. ours are still $3.50 and i hope they don’t rise anymore.

    congrats on the mother’s day confirmation and communion. they are sooo big! cute pics.

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