Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Welcome Cody

Last Friday, we welcomed Cody Duncan Pappas to our home. Cody is a nine week old Cavachon (Cavalier/Bichon mix). He is so sweet and playful and we are all having a great time together.

Yesterday, Valerie came over and gave Cody his first little grooming session, he looked so handsome when she was done with him. Today we went to the vet, Cody was such a good boy for the doctor and sat quietly for his shots too. He weighs a whopping 3.7 lbs and is in good health.

We are so happy to have Cody join our home, the girls finally have a brother and Andy has his son.

By the way, his Greek name is Konstadino in case anyone wants to visit and bring diples for his nameday !!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Homecoming ~ Part 1

Angela had her Homecoming Dance this past Saturday at Sandburg. She went with her friend Phil and 3 other couples. It was a perfect day for a fun day out with friends.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

We're back

I know, it's been a long time and everyone has given up on this blog. My camera broke and I just got plain lazy, not much news to report.

Our summer consisted of two major highights, our trip to Florida and the Galanis/Thurman wedding.

Now we are in the back-to-school routine. Cali is up in her new apartment, starting her Junior year at DePaul, Angela is filling out college apps in her Senior Year at Sandburg and Maria is in 3rd this year and has just started taking a drawing class. Here is a picture of her first assignment. She was instructed to draw this picture upside down, and this is what it looked like when she turned it the right way!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Cousin Power

I just love these people and this picture so much, I had to post it on both blogs!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Driver's License

Angela finally got her Driver's License about 3 weeks ago. Angela's group was the first in Illinois to have to complete 50 hours of practice driving before being allowed to receive a license. And yes, Andy and I made her do all 50, that's why it took so long!
But, now we haven't really seen much of Angela lately. All of a sudden her social calendar has grown and through all our prayers, she has grown 14 eyes ~ ta matia sou dekatessera!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Community Service Project

Angela and her friends helped out at our church's Annual food drive,
Super "Soupa" Sunday.

The GOYA officers were in charge of collecting all the food.
Angela is Vice President of GOYA this year.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Recent Developments

I finally took in 3 rolls of 35mm film that have been lying around the house for quite awhile. One was from December and the pajama party we hosted, one was from the summer and the last one was from Cali's HS graduation 2 years ago! How bad is that?
Never enough S'mores !!
Maria and Christina chow down while Yiannis enjoys a marshmallow!
Khal & Cal

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

SPRING BREAK! the Seminary

Alright, I thought I'd finally give this blog thing a try.  I was on spring break last week and decided I should go on vacation somewhere.  I tried to think of the CRAZIEST most wild place to go that would scare my parents, but instead, I went to Boston to attend the CrossRoad Alumni Reunion at the Seminary.  The summer before my freshman year of college (almost two years ago! I can't believe it!) I stayed at Holy Cross Seminary in Boston for ten days for a wonderful program called CrossRoad with 28 other Orthodox young adults.  While we were there, we learned about how to best serve God as we entered college as well as when we entered the workforce and no, they weren't training us to be priests and presbyteras.  Anyway, those in charge of CrossRoad decided to have an Alumni Reunion to coincide with the Sunday of the Cross and a total of 50 young adults from the past four summers all flew out to see each other.  It was a great few days! I saw old friends, and even a few that I had met in Greece at Ionian Village, made new friends, and attended three lectures hosted by Fr. Tom (I think his last name was Hopka).  I wish I could have stayed longer...I tried, but I had to come home to start my Spring quarter classes.  I thought I could stay the rest of the week since Angela is flying out there tomorrow (Thursday) for the National Girls Retreat.  That's pretty much all I have been up to lately! 


Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Final Four Update

This is amazing, here are our standings for the Final Four. Andy & I correctly picked 2 of the four, Cali & Angela each got 3 right and believe it or not, Maria actually picked all 4 correctly!
We're taking her to Vegas!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Hronia Polla

Happy Nameday Evaggelia!

Today marks the crowning of our salvation and the revelation of the mystery before all ages. For the Son of God becomes the son of the Virgin, and Gabriel proclaims the grace. Wherefore, we also cry out with him, "Hail, O full of grace, the Lord is with you."
Apolytikion in the Fourth Tone