Author: <span class="vcard">klds</span>

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Best Mama ever!

Holidays

Happy 41 years!

Happy 6 years!

Anniversary

Birthdays

9th grade prom- Beautiful!

Family Events

I think this was the most fun I have had in forever! First and foremost- I got to see so many of my family which was wonderful.

The main reason for the trip was to attend Darian’s graduation from UNCG with her Bachelor of Social Work. SO PROUD!!!

Mattie also received her teaching certificate and with 4 more classes will have her Masters degree- MORE PRIDE!!! We decided to celebrate with a seafood boil- YUMMY!!!Along with that I got to see the model home and site of her new home.3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, laundry room, open concept- BEAUTIFUL!

Then I got to see my parents but especially my mom for Mother’s Day.

I got to spend time with Kim & Clark and say Happy 41st Anniversary! (Saw Erin too).

Had lunch with Kristy and Silvie- she is a hoot! Her brain never ceases to amaze me.

Silvie found little plastic rings on the ground, I explained they went in the chairs- she figured out how to lift the chair, place it in the right place and push down- she fixed all the chairs missing their plastic bumpers. She also likes arancini (Italian rice balls)! Many wonderful meals sharing memories and hugs- best time ever!

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Delaney’s confirmation is at Sacred Heart Cathedral, May 8, 2018 at 7:00 PM with Bishop Salvatore Matano.

Kelsie started softball- currently 2-0- she plays third base and I have it on good authority (Nana) that she is quite the hitter!

Matthew is getting big and developing his own personality which is just cute!

Last weekend was the “Autism Awareness Walk” for Happiness House- they raised $14, 460 and their was a “Team Storm”.

We had 3 Bailey boys walking that day & many others including Kelly, Kate, Tim & Sandi, Ali, Nikki. Kelly and Kate each sponsored “Team Harley” and they raise over $800.00- great job!


These two girls are done! Darian has completed her undergraduate degree in Social Work and Mattie has finish her teaching degree and finish her student teaching! She has a teaching job already lined up and Darian is already accepted to graduate school- the fun continues…

Kim and Clark have already left for North Carolina, Nana & Poppy will leave and drive Tuesday and Karen will fly Tuesday to celebrate. WOOT!

Silvie just popping in to say “Hi!”. Hoping to catch her for a day when I am down there.

What’s up with you and yours???

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Last night Kelsie was inducted into the National Jr. Honor Society, she has made Principal’s Honor Roll all three semesters plus been a 3 sport athlete and finally- she has been nominated to be an officer in the National Jr. Honor Society.

Way to go Kelsie!

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Future home site for Mattie and Matt…

Also- Matty signed a contract to be a teacher next year-WOOT!!! She will be at Indian Trail Elementary (Union County School District). They will have 5 positions of K-5, she is hoping for 1st or 2nd.

This is Dee’s new boyfriend- Dane Wilhelm, can’t wait to meet him…

Lala is going to Greensboro for Darian’s graduation-another social worker in the family! So excited!

Team Storm 2
autism-awareness-walk-2018
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Victor, NY

Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.

Many thanks for your support — and don’t forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!

This is for my grandson Harley Storm. Happiness House has helped him grow by leaps and bounds….and what they do to help so many children is just amazing!! Thank you for your support in means the world to a great organization, myself and my grandson!

Donations

FIRSTGIVING.COM
Delaney will be confirmed May 8, 2018. Kris will be her sponsor.
St. Pius X Church
3010 Chili Ave
Rochester, NY 14624
Don’t know time yet- will post when I know.

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Let’s wish Sue a Happy Birthday…

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To all,
 The family is getting bigger (which is a good thing) but with it there are changes that usually have to happen:

When we think of gifts we want for our family- We think…

We want them to be healthy

We want them to be happy

We want them to have time together

We want them to be stress-free

We want them to be debt- free

We want them to have good memories to last a life time and to cherish when some are no longer here. And yet as the Christmas season rolls around we start making those very long lists of to-dos and to -buys and it strips the joy out of the season.

 This next Christmas we would like to pass on a new tradition of a stress- free-, debt free, memory making and FUN Christmas:

We will continue to celebrate Christmas with our immediate families in the traditions we have each set up over the years. We should continuing celebrating with our families and doing the things we enjoy.

But when it comes to our gift giving we are going to simplify. No more gifts– or rather, just one simple gift… a photograph of your choice that YOU want to share with everyone sent with a note or letter to wish the family a very Merry Christmas. You can share your family as a portrait (Mom and Dad will want an 8×10 lol), you can share a fun picture you took on a vacation, you can share whatever you want. Have fun with it. You can also get your children involved: Delaney may share herself in a show, Kelsie playing softball, Silvie at the beach, Katie can share a picture with Robbie and Nick with his family. Beth and Erin can share the good things happening in their neck of the woods as can Mattie and Darian.  Seeing everyone with smiles on their faces makes being together real, and that is what Christmas is all about.

 THE GOAL: 
 
No one stresses about shopping for everyone. There’s no need to come up with a ton of gift ideas. There’s no push to rush to a dozen different stores while balancing the rest of your obligations in a given week to get shopping done just in time. There’s no annoyance of wrapping gift after gift and figuring out how to pack them all in your suitcase or ship them off to their intended recipients. All of those to-dos just disappear. Imagine that…breath.

 No one worries about money. You don’t need to be told that holidays get pretty expensive. So when you take the cost of how many presents you typically buy out of the equation, budget anxiety reduces substantially. Also we avoid giving the bulk of our Christmas budget to UPS, Post Office and or Fed Ex !!

 Everyone pays more attention to one another. It’s amazing what happens to your focal point when your hands are idle. You look up and notice the people around you, and you engage in real, uninterrupted conversation with them. For many families, the opportunity for this kind of connection only comes around a couple of times a year, so it’s a gift in itself to fully take advantage of. Everyone walks away with beautiful new memories. Those experiences and the memories they create become some of the most enduring gifts any of us will receive.

 So- throughout 2018 capture some of your most beautiful moments and share them. Get creative and enjoy it – just make it easy to mail and keep costs out of the equation.
Then during the 2018 Christmas Season- take the time to be with your families, enjoy each other because that is the real gift of Christmas.
Sincerely,
The DiSanto Family

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Let’s wish Bob a Happy Birthday!

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