Monday, December 31, 2007

A visit to Pittsburgh?

I would like to suggest a "family reunion" in Pittsburgh this summer from approximately July 24th (Thurs-arrival) to July 28th (Mon-departure).

There are several reasons for this proposed location-

1. it's about equal driving for everyone;
2. we can visit the amusement park at Kennywood;
3. the Pirates are in town over that weekend (yes Dad there has to be baseball);
4. we can do some other sightseeing;
5. it's a chance to get the whole family (and their significant others) together;

I am posting this now to give everyone a chance to check their schedules and decide whether these dates are convenient. I am willing to make all the arrangements. I have already scouted out a Hampton Inn near Kennywood which is reasonably priced-the only drawback is there is no swimming pool. (Bob-it's the same one that we stayed at before.) By your responding posts let me know if a pool is required/neeeded/a necessity.

Have a great New Year and I'll look forward to hearing from everyone soon.

Uncle Steve got what he hoped for!

Ravens are gettin' a new head coach!

Sunday, December 30, 2007

"Land of Milk and Honey" aka Paulding

We arrived home around 4:30. The Paulding Express stopped in Cols. to deliver gifts.
'Twas good to see all of you! We had a good time. THANK YOU for all of your hospitality!

Saturday, December 29, 2007


Well, GEEZ....on Thurs. Aunt Cindy spelled 'quiz' on a triple word (66 pts.) and this morning she spelled 'steering' using all 7 letters on a double word (68 pts.)

The big Exchange

Here are some scenes from the big exchange. Erin, Sean & Liz we missed you and were thinking of you. Have a great new year!!!

Where are the Photos?

Mom and Dad have been out east since late Tuesday and no one has posted any photos yet? What's the big hold-up?

Thursday, December 27, 2007


Tuesday, December 25, 2007


Sunday, December 23, 2007

The Jackets didn't win either...

Sorry about the Ravens everybody.

If it is any consolation, I just wore my new BlueJackets jersey to the game tonight for the first time and they lost on a reviewed goal with 36 seconds to go.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

This Looks Like a a Job For...


The Baltimore Sun reported that Smith "has taken every snap with the starting offense this week in preparation for Sunday. Smith said he brings intensity every week, but he understands this week of practice is different."

I thought I'd post this highlight reel to ensure you that the Ravens WILL beat the Seahawks this weekend. And since Smith is from Cleveland, and the Steelers are the long-time rival of the Browns, I bet he'll beat them next week too if he gets the start.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

An Invitation

The Becker Family would like to invite everyone to our house on Saturday, December 29th for lunch, around 1:00. This includes everyone - Kim, bring Dave; Matt bring Emily; Cindy, your parents are welcome to join us also.

Let us know if you can come. And if you're reading this and your parents aren't regular blog visitors, please tell them about the invitation too.

We'll see you all soon!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Happy Birthday, Linda!

I hope you have a wonderful, relaxing birthday!
Love, Aunt Donna

Monday, December 17, 2007


We're closed - imagine that! #5 - our last.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

The Pathetic Ravens

Hello Brian, This is Steve Biscotti speaking .

You're Fired!!!

I can hope can't I.


I would just like to announce that in the last 2 days I wrote 27 pages worth of papers. And, as soon as I edit them, my class obligations will be done for the semester. Was there a point to writing these papers? Probably not, but they are done. Now I can focus on more important things like my therapy clients. :)

From here on out, I only have 4 more classes to take. Ever.

It feels really good to say that.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Winter Wonderland

So I know everyone will think I'm crazy, but I am absolutely loving this snow!!!!!!

There's something so peaceful about watching the flakes come down (at least for me). I was driving home from Things Remembered, doing about 20 mph, & I just sat in traffic watching it snow. It's so beautiful outside, all I want to do is just stare out the window.

So I'm going to change into my comfort clothes, put on some warm socks, put on some music, read a book & open the blinds & enjoy this day!

The only thing that would make it perfect would be if I had a fireplace.....

Hope everyone is safe! :-)


Friday, December 14, 2007

Scrabble Time?

Are you ladies getting pumped for this winter's match-up? Everyone leafing through their American Heritage dictionaries, checking the words you can spell with Q but not U, studying those anagrams and blocking triple-word scores? Get your pencils sharpened, and for heaven's sakes hide those scissors!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Ali's Birthday

Happy Birthday, Ali!

Do you have any fun plans?

Monday, December 10, 2007


No school due to ice, sleet, freezing rain. Started on a 2 hr delay.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Yea Team

GO Blue Hens!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

New cast update

Cindy will be happy, I now have a red and white striped cast, replacing John Deere green. It looks like a candy cane. Had to go to the doctor's yesterday because I was having so much pain. The doctor said everything is healing well, but swelling is causing my pain. I need to keep my foot elevated above my heart, which is hard to do without laying flat on my back, which makes work very difficult. We did find out something interesting - I have a 2" screw in my heel holding the bone together where they took the wedge of bone out. We didn't know this until we saw the x-rays yesterday.

Niagara Falls

Thanks for the info, Linda. Works on spelling, too.


Funny you should mention snow, Robin. 2 hr delay here for 3+" of snow.

Monday, December 3, 2007

The Young Woman and the Lighthouse

Yesterday, before the storm hit, it wasn't as cold and Liz kept her hood down most of the day. Today is a little different though. Behind Liz is the Spring Point Ledge Light House.

And this is me facing into the wind down at the harbor. Consider this photo "candid." That's the Bug Light Lighthouse behind me. Mom, I promise I have a stocking cap, but I left it back at the Inn. Oops.

We fly home tomorrow morning.

Sunday, December 2, 2007


GO Buckeyes!

Ceramic Christmas Tree

I knew I should have posted a picture of the ceramic tree as well! The ceramic tree is in the living room and the artificial tree is in the dining room. :)

Christmas time!!!!

Well since Linda did it.... I guess I should too!

Here are pics of my Christmas tree & front door!


Saturday, December 1, 2007

Christmas Trees!

Nick and I put up our first Christmas tree today.
Unfortunately it's not real, but since we'll be out of
town for a while we figured it would be best to get an
artificial tree. As you can see, we've decorated it with
some ornaments from family members. Mom and
Dad brought back the blue glass one from their
Bermuda cruise and the cross-stitch is one of several
made by Aunt Donna. We're thinking of everyone!

The Young Man and the Sea

There was a young woman and the Sea too, but she's holding the camera.

Cape Elizabeth, Maine. November 30th, 2007 A.D.