Saturday, May 7, 2011

Day 1073 - May 7, 2011

Phew! What a fantastic few days we had! I can't tell you how wonderful it was to get Kevin and Chalkie together as they mean so much to each other. I know that sounds cryptic, but it's a personal relationship between the two of them and I am so happy that they were able to finally meet. Kevin was just ecstatic when I told him that I worked it out to drive him to NY to see Chalkie and his wife.

And Chalkie? Kevin is totally speaking with a British accent now, lol. He loves you guys! As do I!

So then we headed to Bern's and that, I admit, was totally for me. Kevin benefited, otherwise I would have never stopped on the way back to Pittsburgh because he would have been miserable, but let me tell you - he had so much fun! And it was just so wonderful to see everyone and drive past my old house and see how everything has changed.

So here are a bunch of pics. The first one is me and Bern (I will name everyone when it's someone new):

This one is of Kevin, Bern's husband, Bob, and their daughter, Ronnie:

This one is from yesterday. We just didn't want to leave so we stayed throughout the day and left a little after midnight last night. The woman poking her head around Kevin is Bern's sister, Nat,

And this is Nat's husband, Chris:

I think it's pretty obvious we had a blast!

So today we stopped in Indiana on our way home from Philly/NJ and met up with Kevin's Grandma K and his uncle John and aunt Julie. John's buddy was also there. Here is a photo:

A big 'shout out' to Bob's Pizza for the free pizza and cinnamon rolls! Kevin and I were discussing their pizza when we went to dinner a couple of weeks ago with John and since John lives near them we all met there. They appreciated Kevin's service and offered him free food! Total yum!

And now we are back in Pittsburgh, but only for a few days. We head back to TX on Wed and are wrapping up our wonderful visit home.

And to sign off - I hope all the mothers out there have a fantastic Mother's Day!!


Lorraine said...

WOW you have been busy that is great. You two will need to rest a bit before you head back into your routine at the end of the week. Happy Mothers Day to you. Lorraine and Rick

Anonymous said...

Happy Mother's Day Leslie. I hope you Have a wonderful day. You are a awesome Mom.
Love ya
Sue Luce

Anonymous said...

Happy Mother's Day Les. We all had such a blast. Two days of fun, love and a ton of laughs. Can't wait to see you and Kev again. Thanks so much for stopping to see us. And Ronnie says to tell Kev "BEST DAY EVER!!" Love you! Bern and all of us

bearlythr said...

You are a wonderful Mother and I pray this time spent with dear friends and family has been the break you needed. God bless you,

Kris said...

Happy Mother's Day Leslie!! You ROCK and you are one of the most bestest Moms ever!!

- Kris, a Soldiers' Angel from Rhode Island

Anonymous said...

Funny, on this Mother's became the subject of our conversation at our lunch out. We talked of how great you have been throughout your ordeal, and how far Kevin has come....because of your perseverance to see to his best!


Anita and Bill

Anonymous said...

I hope YOU had a wonderful Mother's Day. You are such a great Mom Leslie!

Chris S