Wednesday, July 3, 2013

What I'm Loving Wednesday Linky Party

I am linking up with Covered in Glitter and Glue for her What I'm Loving Wednesday linky party!
You should check out her website and link up!

When I found this linky party
I thought it was perfect for what I had been thinking about posting!
I loved reading all of the advice from people about blogging on Farley's July Currently.
Farley's comment about teachers having lives struck me.
I always feel like I have to blog about teaching related topics.
This is a teaching blog after all.
But Farley is absolutely right!
We are people too!
With lives...

So this post has nothing to do with teaching, sorry!
But it gives you all an idea of one of the things I'm loving.
I'm loving...
My family.
After all, I am who I am today because of them.

I come from a SUPER HUGE family.
I am one of 11 siblings
30 some out nephews and nieces
3 great nephews and niece.

I'm loving...
My mom!
She is an amazing woman who helps me, still at 36 (oops 37), all the time.
I'm loving...
My dad!
He unfortunately passed away almost 14 years ago and I miss him dearly.
I am extremely lucky to have had both of them as parents.

She's trying to do the Italian look! lol

My dad's grave, last Memorial Day!

I'm loving...
My siblings!
Trying to get all of them in the same picture is quite difficult...
Here is a variety of pictures over the years with everyone in them,
I think... lol

 I'm the one hidden in the back. lol
 This was my bday years ago.  I am to the right, in red.

 4th of July, many, many years ago
We loved the pic of the boys because it captures their personalities perfectly! lol

I'm loving...
My youngest brother!
He just graduated from high school and was prom king.
Love you, John!

I'm loving...
My nephews and nieces.
There's 30 someout of them. :)
I know this isn't all of them, but tried to capture quite a few.
I think I got all but one.
Tried to find my nephew James Patrick, but alas found none. :(




And last but not least, 
I'm loving...
My great nephews and niece.
I have 3 and one on the way.

I'm loving...
Three of my nieces
Planned a special evening for me.
Here is some pics of what the evening entailed:

Isn't this just soooo cute!
A menu...
Fish and mac and cheese (my favorite)
Diet Coke in fancy glasses! ;)
Strawberries for dessert.
They spoil me!
I am indeed a lucky lady!

So this post was a small glimpse (at least from my family's perspective lol) of my family
Who I am loving this Wednesday
and everyday!!!
Like a said earlier...
I am who I am today because of them.

Antoinette :)


  1. Love seeing the adventures of your family! I know your nieces love Aunt Net!


  2. I love seeing all the pictures of your family!!!!


  3. WOW, you have a BIG family! Glad you get to spend time with them.
    Rock Stars At Work

  4. Thanks for linking up!

    You are very lucky to have such a big family!

    I like when posts aren't always teaching related. It helps to get to know the bloggers in a different way!


  5. What a BEAUTIFUL family! I loved looking at all your photographs! You are blessed indeed!

  6. Thank you for commenting on my Monday Made It post! I can definitely see why you love your family here. How lucky are you!!!