Saturday, May 22, 2010


Cindy is Lucas' aunt. She came to live with us at the end of March when her mother died. Cindy is 57 years old and a sweet, sweet lady. When Grandma Abbott died, Cindy took it hard. She stopped eating and got really weak. She didn't talk much and looked so sad. She spent some weeks in hospital because she had fluid on her lungs and had low blood pressure. We were all very happy when she was able to come back home. Since then Cindy has regained strength and she has her fiery personality back. She loves having the kids around. Gavin, Tyrone & Niamh love going into her room and watching movies with her. Niamh likes to tease Cindy by taking all her stuffed animals off her bed and stealing her water bottle and drinking it. Cindy is very patient with Niamh and has found ways to deter Niamh from taking her water bottle. Whenever we come home from the store with groceries, Cindy loves to get out of bed and come and investigate what goodies we have brought. We love her lots and are so grateful we get to spend every day with her.

Gavin, Tyrone & Niamh watching a movie with Cindy.

Lucas' mom & Cindy.

Niamh & Cindy ( I love this one.)

Burley again

We drove up to Burley, Idaho at the beginning of May for my nephew Noah's blessing. We drove to Alamo first and picked up my mam and drove up through Nevada instead of Utah. We saved about 3 hours time. Although it was quite desolate the whole way, Nevada does have its beautiful parts. It was fun traveling up to Idaho with my mam. She kept the kids supplied with candy and entertainment the whole way. Noah's dad Tyler gave a beautiful blessing and the crowning moment was right at the end when Noah blew out in his diaper. He's a natural :) We spent a lovely 2 days with Trudi, Tyler & Noah. We stayed with a couple, The Halls. We actually met them in Ireland where they were serving their mission. We've kept in touch over the years and come to find out when Trudi and Tyler moved to Burley, the Halls were their neighbors. Small world. We had a lovely visit with the Halls and they were so kind and hospitable.
About 10 minutes into the trip

Isn't he the cutest little man ever?

The kids played at "Storybook Park."

This one shows how much fun they were having.