Yep, just one day after Joe’s birthday is TONY’S BIRTHDAY!  I’ve always loved this picture of us – taken 2 years ago on his birthday!

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I met Tony when he was 39 – I’ll always remember his 40th birthday because it was so cold and it rained like cats and dogs!  That’s Chicago weather for you – today should be close to 80 degrees!

I’ve always liked this picture too:


We enjoyed our gazebo so much this summer – its always the saddest day of the year when we take it down!

Here is his serious pose!


With the kids:



Happy Birthday to my best friend!  I love you more every day!