Monday, September 7, 2009


We had so much fun this weekend!

We met with our friend Augusta on Saturday and went up to the Arden Faire, then went swimming and out to dinner. What a perfect end of summer day! We had a blast!

Then Sunday we went to SESAME STREET PLACE again. We had those 2 day passes and I was determined to get my money's worth!

We went with Shaun and Danielle and Grayson and Alexis. WHAT FUN, to go with everyone. Alexis LOVED the Roller Coaster!!! She hated to wait in line. (who can blame her)

Everyone had fun in the block area again. Total hit! I have uploaded the pics into Summer 09, enjoy.

Here are a few from the day.

Friday, September 4, 2009

The End of Summer

As Summer Ends and Fall approaches I am reminded that I have not updated this blog in quite some time. So here is what happened in August

1) We went to the Gravell Family Reunion (the pictures to the left show some of our crazy GRAVELL FUN.) See the "summer 09" album for all the pics.

2) We went camping with the Tabors. We only lasted 22 hours. It was 106 and there were biting flies. And The Tabors have a MARVELOUS Beach house! So back to that house we went. Although while camping we had an awesome time. Crab hunting and roasting marshmellows etc..

3) We celebrated Augusta's 40th! WHAT A PARTY, Those GLADDS can THROW DOWN!!!

4) I went to Mertyl Beach with my friend Marlene - all I can say is - BEACH, POOL, SPA, SHOPPING, REPEAT.

5) We got to watch Sophie and Eirinn for the day. We went on a great train ride.

6) and Most sadly we had to put down our kitty Athena. She was 15 years old. I had had her since she was 4 weeks old. IT was very sad, but she is in a better place now.
All in all a very busy August.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Congratulations Adam

My Brother Adam, graduated with his MBA this weekend. We are so proud of him!!!

The pics are 1) Adam, Chantel and Anthony
2) Michael, Aimee, Adam, Anthony and Mom.

We wish we could be there!!!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Greater Gravell Summer Get Together

Hi All, We had our Greater Gravell Family Get Together this weekend. We had an AWESOME Time!!! We had Aunt Carol, Aunt MaryAnn and Uncle Jerry, Aunt Donna and Uncle John, plus a multidude of cousins! Including Anna and Dana whom we have not seen in forever!!!

These are just a sampling of pics there are more under Summer 09 and on FB.


Aiden Turns 5

Aiden had a BIG BIRTHDAY a few weekends ago, he turned 5!!!!

Aiden had a STAR WARS themed birthday and had a blast. He was the cutest little Jedi Boy there.

Uncle Brian and Aunt Chiara had fun hanging out in the pool. And the BBQ.

Enjoy the Pics.


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Happy 2nd Birthday GAVIN!!!

Yes, Gavin Gravell is 2!!! I can't believe it. We went to his birthday party on Saturday. He is getting so big.

He was all about the cake! And Motorcycles or vroommm vroommms as they are called.
Uncle Brian and Aunt Chiara Love you!!!

Monday, July 13, 2009


Ok I have become obsessed with the beach this summer!! Well until I went to Rohobeth with all of those people!!!! And NO Parking... but we had a great time none the less.

This time we went with Shaun, Danielle, Alexis and Grayson. Uncle Brian had 90 tickets and Alexis finally deceided that she like him! LOL. Alexis rode every ride she was able to ride. And wanted to ride the advanced rides but she was still too little. 3.5 hours at FUN LAND!!

We also had Grotto's on the boardwalk. Because it does taste better at the beach.

Then we went to the Tabor's house. We had a great time hanging out with Kenzie and Aiden and Melissa and Gary. We even found a great restaurant in Milliville. Off the beaten path and marvelous food.

We ended the night with Aiden and Uncle Brian catching frogs and Uncle Brian giving horsey rides.

By Sunday he said - I want to only talk to our friends without kids for a while... that of course only lasted a few hours because Charile, Anglea and Andrea came over for an impromtu cook out with Ed and Augusta.

What a great weekend.

Enjoy the pics.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Happy Birthday Adam and Emily


I am a bit late in my blogging. And I did wish both of them a very happy birthday on FaceBook. But I did not do it here and I apologize.

On July 5th Emily turned well... we won't say... but Twenty Something....

And on July 6th - my little brother Adam turned... well lets say he now can't deny being in his mid thirties.

I love them both!!!!

Happy Birthday!!!

Chiara and Brian

4th of July Weekend


Mom, Aimee and MikeyB all came for a visit this weekend. Brian and I were so psyched to have them here.

We went to the Franklin Museum on Friday. Then Met Brian, cousin Johnny and Eirinn at the Blue Rocks game on Friday night and there were fireworks. How much more American can you get? Baseball, Fireworks and Ben Franklin???

Saturday we slept late - since we did not get home until midnight! Went to the pool and had a cook out. Thank you for Charlie, Angela and Rose for coming over last min. (Like we decided at like 2pm for a 5pm cook out... lol)

Sunday was back to Philly to see all of the historic site. We did a walking tour, Besty Ross' house, and Christ Church, and the volunteer fire company, and the oldest residential street in the US and Independence Hall, and the Liberty Bell and saw a play with Lincoln (don't ask - it was there.) and finally we dragged Mom and Aimee out of Center City and went home to nap!!! Then finally ice cream and games to close the weekend.

Enjoy the pics.


Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Beach Day

Ok - So now I know what all of the fuss is about for the Delaware Beaches!!!

We went to celebrate Melissa's Birthday on Sunday to the Beach.

First the Tabor's new beach house is AWESOME!!! LOVE IT!!! Huge porch front porch, moments away from the beach. And rumor has it Tiger has a house in the next subdivision over.
We had a great humidity free day. The sun was shining the waves were awesome... life is good at the beach!
Here are some pics from the day.


Sunday, June 28, 2009

Happy 30th Melissa

Melissa hates having people say happy birthday to her. So whatever you do DON'T post on her Facebook page HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Or write a blog to her... or sing to her or ... well just let today go by as if it was not the 30th anniversary of her birth!!!

But just in case you are a rebel like me here are some pictures of her for you to enjoy!

Melissa we love you!!!

Brian & Chiara

Hapy Birthday Jan

I can't beleive it I missed JAN's birthday!!! Just figured that out right now.

So Jan please forgive me and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! WE LOVE YOU!!!!