To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain perpetually a child. For what is the worth of a human life unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history?
- Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106-43 B.C.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Don't have much to add. I've had a lot of stress. But I wanted to come share my little, she started her 2nd dance class yesterday and uhh I just can not believe how grown up she is!

She took her first 5 week session of Introduction To Dance: tots back in February, she was only 2 1/1 years old so although she was excited and wanted to go each week she didn't really par take during the class. hehe. She was also the youngest in the that probably had something to do with it. Every girl in the class was at least 3 years old so everyone was at least 6 months older than her. Since the last session ended in April she has been talking about dance class and wanting to go back. We've been practicing too. She is so adorable doing her different moves. During the break in between sessions she has even mastered doing a somersault by herself!

So yesterday we made our way back to the studio for her second sessions of Introduction To Dance: tots. Andd believe me she was 100% in her glory! All smiles, even was mad we had to wait in the car for a little bit when we got there too early and the studio wasn't even open yet.

Andd the big most exciting news not only was she super stoked to be back at dance class, she joined in with everything! Showing off her awesome somersault ability. Her teacher commented how she was super flexible and was impressed she could do that by herself already. My big will turn 3 years old in 5 weeks I just have no idea where this time has gone.

Sorry for the shameless post. Enjoy.


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

My Word Is Good


I emailed myself my favorite pictures. I am going to share one with you today.

Grandpa Joe with his collection of lanterns

I just love this picture.


Monday, July 2, 2012

Great Weekend

So I didn't get to the pictures. Not that big of a surprise to me. I'll be at my moms later tonight so I hoping to get at least my favorite pictures sent to my email. There are a few that I just love so much, like my grandpa Joe and his collection of lanterns!

I met my cousin, Lynda for the first time yesterday. We were guided to each other when I first started my genealogy hunt and finally after a few months of back and forth emailing we met. It was really amazing, a lot of tears were spilled by both of us. It was just an emotional day, getting to meet someone I had no idea existed and then hearing stories of my 2x Great Grandparents. Stories that would be lost without Lynda.

Lynda filled me in on the family religion and what different things mean. It was truly just so amazing. I will be forever grateful that she wanted to meet with me, and I see more visits in our future. She talked about me and my daughter visiting at her house and us going through old pictures. That would be just amazing, I know I keep using that word to describe our meeting, but there literally isn't a better word to describe how I was feeling the entire time. Just cloud 9.

She took me to my 2x Great Grandparents graves. The graves I have looked for on different times and honestly I would have never found them without her showing me. I plan to return to pay my respects. Like I have mentioned before the family were practicing Jews, Lynda still is a practicing Jew and she taught me quite a bit. Did you know when visiting a Jewish grave you do not bring flowers ever, you bring stones. Stones to leave on the tombstone to represent that you were there paying your respect. Boggles my mind.

There was just so much that we talked about, I am honestly still processing it all so I am sure over the next few days I will have post after post of me just talking about Lynda.

What did you do this weekend?