Saturday, May 23, 2015

Weekend in Beautiful Greystones

I arrived home safely yesterday evening from a two-week long trip through Europe. I had a busy week in Germany and I never got around to writing a little post summarizing my trip to Ireland.

It was a great weekend, so enjoyable to spend a few quality evenings with Mum & Dad, Clive & Tracey, Davey & Sam and my gorgeous nieces and nephew. I had a fantastic time where we mixed a lot of relaxing with some pretty energetic activities. I took lots of pictures of course; a few selected shots are shown below.


Thanks to all of you for coming to visit whilst I was there and a special thanks to Davey and Sam for hosting. You guys are the best.

























Thursday, May 14, 2015

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Milan Cathedral

I had about an hour this evening so I jumped on the metro to Milan city center to see the Milan Cathedral. It's an amazing building, definitely worth taking time to go to see it. It was great to take a chance to see a little of Italy after spending a few days couped up in a conference center. 




Baveno,Italy for Work

I have spent the last three days in Baveno, Italy for work on the edge of the beautiful Lake Maggiore. It was a great meeting, obviously I can't discuss it here. We did not leave the hotel for the entire time but we really didn't need to, it was beautiful. The atmosphere was incredible, I met colleagues from all over the globe and the food amazing. I have a final evening now in Milan before heading to Ireland tomorrow. 




 




Sunday, May 10, 2015

Final Reflections Mothers Day

As a final reflection on Mothers Day, clearly it's imperative that we recognize all Mothers on this designated day but I'm struck by the importance of trying to remember to do so throughout the year. I could do better at this as I'm sure many others could. Mothers are there throughout the year at big occasions but more importantly at many tender moments that define Motherhood. As I scroll through our photos from this year, Lynne is there at every turn. Our kids will never adequately thank her anytime soon for this but they will years from now, as I do now. 
















Mothers Day and Lynne's Birthday

This is a combined blog post to recognize Mothers Day but also Lynne’s Birthday. To Lynne, the best mother I know, wishing you a great day, you sincerely deserve at least one day a year when we recognize all the things you do for us all. Thank you. This is not to detract from our warmest wishes to my Mum, Theresa and Lynne’s Mum, Pat; we love you both and continue to thank you for everything you did for us over the years.


Lynne’s birthday is next Saturday but since I’ll be travelling this week and next (Italy, Ireland, Germany), we celebrated last night. The girls and I continued our tradition of Carrot Cake and she was wonderfully surprised. The girls were actually a huge help this year. Happy Birthday Lynne. The scanned pictures below are a sampling of the various hand decorations Lynne received.