Sunday, January 31, 2010

Grandma Krug

This post is long overdue for many reasons. This year has gotten off to a crazy start. We've been sick and working like crazy! And mostly, I wanted to dedicate this posting my Grandma Krug who passed away on Christmas day. The Maziur family jumped on a plane last minute to head to Wisconsin. It was a beautiful funeral and the most wonderful part was when my Grandfather sang a song that he had written for her. There wasn't a dry eye in the room. To say it was beautiful is a complete understatement. We were all so fascinated that no one got it on video. I was hoping to have the words at least to post but don't have them yet. But I promise you they will come. Here is a picture of me and my Grandma at our wedding.

Grandma Krug had suffered from Parkinson's disease for many years so we all felt it was a blessing that now she is in heaven and pain free. It was a wonderful celebration and we all had so much fun visiting with family. We were hoping to take the kids tubing while we were there but it was less than 20 degrees most days and sometimes in the single digits. So we played outside instead and had just as much fun. Matt and Marlie made snow angels and thought that was super cool!
Here are a few pics of the kids with Great Grandpa...
Thank you to Great Grandpa and my aunt and uncles for taking such good care of Grandma these last few years. And to my cousins for helping her to continue to communicate. She was very blessed to have you all in her life. And thank you to my Grandma for making our summer trips to Wisconsin every year so memorable. I love you tons!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Granny's 92 Birthday Party

The day after Christmas we loaded up and headed south to Laredo for the big event...Granny's 92nd Birthday Party! Let me tell you this...I now know where I learned to party like a rock star...from my Granny! This 92 year old woman was having the time of her life on the dance floor. My Uncle Pole at one point offered to take her back to her seat and she said "no, I'm dancing"! The smile on her face was priceless.

We all had such a good time. The kids were the first on the dance floor and the last off at 11:30pm!! Matt, Marlie, Abby and Kati danced like rock stars too. Matt LOVED the mariachis. On their way out he chased after them asking for a CD, but he had no luck. How funny that he liked them SO much! Marlie was stuck like glue to her godparents. At one point the only person who could hold her was Uncle Tony or she'd throw a good fit! The night ended with Abby on the mic singing "all the single ladies" and Matt singing "and tonight's gonna be a good night".

There are so many good pics. I'll attach a few here and you can see the rest in the slideshow!

Merry CHRISTmas!

Merry Christmas to everyone! I hope you had as much fun as we did! The holidays were pretty crazy for us with lots of traveling, but the kids do SO well and I'm so proud of them. We clocked so many driving miles and even snuck in a plane ride to Chicago last minute. More on those details later.

We started our celebration in SA with our families. Matt asked Santa for "Yankees" apparel for Christmas. It all started when he asked Uncle Jay to tell him a story one day....well Uncle Jay only knows baseball stories so that's the one Matt heard. Ever since then he's been talking Yankees nonstop! Well guess what Gram had? A Yankees jersey. But not any Yankees jersey....this was an old jersey Doug wore when he played baseball. Matt loved it and we couldn't get it off him. It was pretty darn cute! Thus, the Yankees jersey all Christmas! Thank you Gram - you are like a magician at times with the things you come up with for these kids!

The kids were so lucky to receive so many nice presents. The kids had a blast with their cousins! Matt and Maggie always find each other and have a blast being silly!

Merry Christmas! Happy Birthday Jesus!