Thursday, September 27, 2007

Thank You For the Help in Michigan!!

As we were beginning our new chapter in our life, I was very worried that we wouldn't have enough help in Michigan. Since Larry, our old landlord, forced us to move before the 5th of January (He had supposedly gone and rented the apartment to someone by the first), we tried to get help from our friends and family. Most were going back to work after their time off for the Holidays. We were also concerned because I was 7 months pregnant and couldn't lift much of anything. I felt helpless.

Luckily, we have great family. We'd like to thank our families who always come to our rescue in a pinch: Si (Paul's brother) who came after working and busted his butt,so he could get back to his kids and help them with their homework; Ruth (Paul's Mom, aka Grandma Fish); Jim (Paul's Step-Father, aka Pipi), who was awaiting back surgery, and kept surreptitiously lifting "small things"; our Step-Nephew A.J. (the healthiest lifter of the bunch) who helped unpack well into the evening; Lisa's Father, Tom, who assisted through his pre-hip replacement pain; and Lisa's Mother, Nancy, who baby sat Aedhan (we, of course, had to twist her arm on that one) and who made a huge pot of yummy chili to fill the stomachs of all of the hard workers.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Thank You - We'll Miss Chicago!!

It's funny how long it has taken me to get back to working on the blog. I've got to try to get everyone caught up on what has been going on with the Roscoe Family in 2007. I have my work cut out for me.

The first thing we need to do is to thank every one who helped us pack the truck in Chicago. They took time out of their busy schedules on New Years Eve. Lee Scruggs, who took time from helping his mother. Jeffery Dunn, who took time out from spending it with his family and doing his FTM(Field Training Manager) duties. Finally, Andre Lucero, who flew back from overseas, slept a little bit and then, helped til he had a Vatican obligation at the Chicago Dioceses. He even came back New Years Day to help us finish up.

We'd also like to thank our next door neighbors Laura and David. Laura came over and helped me clean the kitchen and pack. They also offered us a place to sleep since we finished so late New Years Day and were exhausted.

It was very hard to leave Chicago. It had been Paul's home for almost ten years and mine for the last three years. It is where Paul and I had built our life together and started our family. We'll always have the memories, but our hearts will always ache for the "Windy City."

Friday, May 18, 2007

A Day of Rest After Christmas Day

It was nice to just relax before we had to return to the chaos in Chicago. The reality was hitting us. We were moving soon. A new chapter that would be starting for our family.
Cuddle Time with Daddie

Cuddle Time With Mommie and Rally Monkey

Aedhan playing with his new cars from Great Grandma Reed.

Pictures taken 12-26-06

This is the last entry for 2006. It only took me 'til May 18th to get the blog site caught up. Now, I get to work on the New Beginnings we started for the Roscoe Family in Michigan. The next chapters of our lives.

CHRISTMAS Visit to Great Grandma Reed

We went to visit my Grandma Reed, who was in the hospital. She had gotten Aedhan a gift of cars that he loves.
Picture Taken 12-25-06

CHRISTMAS at Great Grandma and Grandpa Beckman's

It was a hard Christmas for my Grandma Beckman. It had only been a couple of months since my Uncle Steve had passed away. Aedhan wanted to help everyone open their presents. It was nice to see Grandma laugh as she watched Aedhan.
Aedhan opening another present from Great Grandma & Grandpa. Aedhan loves to spend time with his cousin Amy.
Aedhan playing with his new Train Puzzle. Amy was showing him how it made noise when you put the last piece into place.

Aedhan reading an Important Note

Aedhan tuckered out after all of the excitement from the day.
Pictures Taken 12-25-06

Thursday, May 17, 2007

CHRISTMAS at GrandNan's & Grandpa Tom's

Aedhan is definitely like his Mommie in the morning. He doesn't like to be awakened before he is ready. If he's woke to soon, he either cries or he wants to be cuddled. This was a bonding moment with his dad before he got into opening his presents.

PIG NOSE Daddie and Aedhan

This Christmas was about Aedhan.

The best present for Paul and I was that my parents helped us with the Security and Pet Deposit on our apartment in Rochester. It was a big relief off of our minds. We have a place to call home come January 15th.

Aedhan opening his DVD Player for the Car. A present from Grandpa Tom.

Aedhan opening more presents.

Aedhan and Daddie Looking at his new Book. Aedhan loves Disney Characters.

Aedhan Opening His Thomas the Tank Engine Track

Aedhan Opening His Musical Learning Center

Aedhan trying to Open His Cars Shirt.

Getting Help From GrandNan

Looking At His New Shirt

Aedhan showing off His Cars Shirt.

Aedhan opening his new Outfit.

Roscoe Family Portrait on Christmas Day 2006 with Aedhan's New Thomas The Tank Engine Track.

"OK I'll Look At the Camera," says Aedhan.

A View of the Aftermath from Above. Every One say "CHEESE."

Pictures Taken 12-25-06

Monday, May 14, 2007

Our Favorite Things To Do In Chicago In December

First of all, the festivals and concerts in Downtown Chicago. The pictures below are from the Krist Kindl Market in Daly Plaza. We took Aedhan down to get his picture taken with Santa Claus.

Paul and Aedhan under the Chicago Bears NFC Championship Banner.


The Christmas Tree In Daly Plaza

Pictures of Paul & Aedhan waiting to see Santa Claus.

Paul holding Aedhan since he was scared of Santa.
Roscoe Family Christmas Photo 2006.

Secondly, we'll miss taking the train to any event whether it would be in downtown Chicago or in the suburbs. Chicago has a great mass transit system. You have buses and trains to get you anywhere. In Michigan, you pretty much have to drive everywhere.

Thirdly, we would miss walking down to the Square. In Lincoln Square, you have the luxury of shopping, going to eat or just sitting in the square and letting Aedhan run around with other kids or throwing pennies in the Fountain.

Christmas Tree In Lincoln Square
The Fountain
The Huttenbar

Pictures Taken 12-23-06