This was the first time that Zachary would bowl by himself.
Come on strike! Zachary looks so innocent.
Uncle Jared was suppose to be helping Zachary but as you can see he
let Zachary bowl before the pins had set. Zachary did a great job!
Dimitri was very cute! At first he used the metal rail but he realized
that the rest of us did not use it and stopped using it. So BIG!
Look at that concentration. Each time Dimitri's ball would hit the pins he would throw his arm up in the air and yell "Yay". Dimitri was so excited! Thank you Aunt Angela and Uncle Jared for the fun afternoon.
For Family Fun Night we went to Hollywood Connection.
Everyone is getting ready to ride the bus.
Zachary was hysterical. He would act like a "tough guy" by sticking his arms up in the air but his elbows remained firm on the cross bar. It was so funny to watch! Zachary was smaller and braver then the boy behind him, if you look he is covering his eyes!
Zachary and Mommy met a new friend.
We all decided to be brave and ride the dragon.
Is Zachary making sure his Mommy is okay?
This is a great picture we got of Dimitri while the coaster was going.
Dimitri's favorite ride was the bumper cars.
Despite Dimitri's age he is an amazing golfer.
Zachary on the other hand will be an amazing hockey player! Dimitri is getting so BIG! Our sweet Zachary riding the dragon on the carousal.
We are sending our birthday wishes to heaven! We wish you were here to celebrate your birthday with us with cake and ice cream as we know you loved anything sweet. We miss you and love you very much! Happy Birthday Papou! Your memory will be ETERNAL! XOXOXOXO
Dimitri and Zachary went ice skating for the 1st time.
Dimitri learning to balance on his skates.
Zachary showing Grandma he's a PRO!
Getting ready to go! Okay, let's be honest. I (Amy) do not know how to skate. Uncle Mike is in town and said he would teach the boys how to skate, so why I had to put them on I am not sure. It was a blessing we had the whole rink to ourselves because I did not feel comfortable.
The boys had a great time!
Remember she is from a hockey family, ice is in her blood!
Mommy and Zachary! Sometimes you just need a break.
Uncle Mike and Dimitri.
~Zachary and Mommy~ ~Mommy and Dimitri~ "Life gives us brief moments with another...but sometimes in
those brief moments we get memories that last a life time".
Aunt Angela and Uncle Jared bought the boys a four wheeler. Dimitri
and Zachary nearly ran over Aunt Angela running to the motorcycle.
Watch out ladies!
Yiayia getting ready to open her present.
Zachary getting ready to go.
Dimitri showing us how it's done! Zachary is holding Bella's hand while Dimitri is holding Bella's head because Matri told him he had to hold her head...not exactly what
she meant but he tried. Cousins...gotta love them!
Baby Bella aka "squirt".
We would like to thank Leta and Rick for all the presents and for always thinking about Dimitri and Zachary. We would also like to thank Aunt Angela and Uncle Jared for the insane motorcycle, train set, rocket, etc..Thank you to the entire Sharp family for a delicious dinner and
We had Christmas Breakfast at Grandma Terry and Grandma Patty's house. Zachary playing cars. Mommy and Zachary. Grandma Terry and Grandma Patty gave the boys money to put into their savings accounts and made them cute little books to keep track of each deposit they make. Without batting an eye, Zachary looked at us and said, "put in piggy bank". Aunt M got each of the boys an animal key chain that lights up and makes noise. Dimitri's got a frog. Zachary got a cow. Moo!
All of the kids gather around for the gift exchange. Dimitri and Zachary each got robots from Sophie and Tessa.
Our little family.
Thank you for a delicious breakfast with all the trimmings and for the thoughtful gifts.
Uncle Justin and Aunt Kristine sent the boys Rock Band for Christmas. The boys loved it and wanted to play the drums right away. Thank you Uncle Justin and Aunt Kristine for the incredible gift! We would also like to thank Santa for emails, letters and for keeping the boys on the "nice" list. We will remind the boys they need to be good ALL year long.
"They say that time in heaven is compared to 'the blink of an eye' for us on this earth. Sometimes it helps me to think of my child running ahead of me through a beautiful field of wildflowers and butterflies; so happy and completely caught up in what she is doing that when she looks behind her, I'll already be there." ~Unknown
Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose
Our Beloved Papou...May His Memory Be Eternal
Constantine V. Vasilacopulos
Strength and courage aren't always measured in medals and victories. They are measured in the struggles that they overcome. The strongest people aren't always the people who win, but the people who don't give up when they lose.
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I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart) I am never without it (anywhere I go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling) I fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) I want no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true) and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you here is the deepest secret nobody knows(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows higher than soul can hope or mind can hide) and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart. I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart) by E. E. Cummings
Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is bliss, taste it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy, confront it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it. Life is too precious, do not destroy it. Life is life, fight for it.
"Whatever they grow up to be, they are still our children, and the one most important of all the things we can give to them is unconditional love. Not a love that depends on anything at all except that they are our children".
- Rosaleen Dickson
"When you make a mistake, don't look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power" -Hugh White
Living with integrity means: "Not settling for less than what you know you deserve in your relationships. Asking for what you want and need from others. Speaking your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension. Behaving in ways that are in harmony with your personal values. Making choices based on what you believe, and not what others believe". Barbara De Angelis
Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory. ~ Betty Smith ~
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return". -Maya Angelou
You must begin to trust yourself. If you do not, then you will forever be looking to others to prove your own merit to you, and you will never be satisfied. You will always be asking others what to do and at the same time resenting those from whom you seek such aid. ~ author unknown ~
Often people attempt to live their lives backwards: they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then, do what you need to do, in order to have what you want. ~ Margaret Young ~
"Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forget about the one's who don't. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it."
Though no-one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new end. ~ Author Unknown ~
You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. ~ Maya Angelou ~
If you look at what you have in life, You'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, You'll never have enough. ~ Oprah Winfrey ~
The purpose of relationshipis not to have another who might complete you, but to have another with whom you might share your completeness. ~ Neale Donald Walsch ~
Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong. ~ Ella Fitzgerald ~
"Taking one foot and putting it in front of the other, that is the only way to travel forward...If however you take steps forward whilst looking backward; well -then you will fall over because you end up tripping over something you would easily have seen if looking where you were going in the first place. So, when looking back just stay still for a moment, allow yourself to reflect, but then you must at some point turn around and just keep moving - or you will stagnant on the spot which means going nowhere at all."-Jacquelene Close Moore