Grandma & Grandpa Lodeserto
Frank & I went home to NJ for a week back in July. Here are some pictures from our visit:
My sister Danielle and her daugther Julianna
Mommy & Natalia
While we were in NJ, we had a 1st Birthday party for Natalia with our entire family. Daddy, Natalia, Mommy, Brianna, Timothy & Andrew (the triplets), sitting: Brandon, Nicholas, Julianna and Anthony. Natalia has a lot of cousins and 2nd cousins!
All the "Aunt's". My sister, Frank's sister and my brother's soon-to-be wife
All the Grandparents
Grandma's & granddaugthers have a special bond
Natalia looked so cute at her party. I had mentioned to Frank's sister that I really wanted to get a party dress for Natalia for her 1st birthday, the kind of dress that no one can mistake who the birthday girl was. So sure enough, Karen sent the cutest little skirt in the mail for Natalia to ware. It was such a nice surprise and Natalia loved waring it.
Aunt Karen, Grandma L & cousin BrandonThe skirt even looked pretty with her bathing suit.
After the pool, Natalia had fun playing with her cousins
and getting kisses from Grandma
Mommy & the birthday girl
Aunt AnnMarie, Aunt Zulma, my mom & Aunt Carol
Uncle Anthony, Connie (Frank's god-mother) and Grandpa Lodeserto
A Day at the Beach...
While we were home, we stayed at my parents beach house in Long Beach Island, NJ
Anthony, Grandma & Grandpa Santoro
Natalia went on the rides in LBI for the first time
Pete & Aunt Betty
While we were home we also visited Aunt Karen and the Lodeserto's and natalia got to open up more birthday presents : ) Grandma Lodeserto, Aunt Karen and cousin Nicolas
Cousin Brandon peeking in as well ; )
The pictures below were from the begining of July when we went to an awards dinner at Frank's work. I am so proud of him. He has accomplished so much during his residency it has really been a blessing. For someone who prayed and prayed for wisdom long ago to become a doctor, God has really shined through his life and is still working in it each day. Frank was humbled to win the following awards:
Resident Teaching Award~ voted by the medical students
Outstanding Resident Award~ voted by his fellow residents and
Excellence in Hospitalist Medicine~ voted by the Attending Doctors and nurses