I had a very busy weekend filled with a lot of different activities and seeing a lot of family and friends. I'll try to keep this recap to the point and let the pictures do the talking. But I do have a story to share. . .
Saturday I attended a baby shower for Kerri. Kerri is due on Aug 27th and the gender will be a surprise. Kerri and her family moved into the house next door to me when she was 6 and I babysat for her and her siblings for many years. Kerri is now living in Bermuda but home for the summer to have the baby. I was so happy to see her and celebrate with her. She looks great!
On Sunday I had baby shower #2 of the weekend, well baby "sprinkle" actually. Since Kendall is having baby #2 her sister-in-law and mother-in-law hosted a sprinkle for her. Kendall is due Sept 2nd w/ a baby boy and already has an adorable daughter, Riley (who has been featured on my blog before). We enjoyed a lovely lunch, presents and delicious cupcakes! It was a bit cooler than it has been in Mass so we even enjoyed some time outside. It was such a nice afternoon. I got the baby the most adorable outfit (if I do say so myself) and I can't wait to see him in his new Irish Scally cap! I also gave her "picky stickys" and she was really excited. We have never discussed but they are one of my fave baby gifts to give and she had seen them but wasn't sure where to get them! So I get brownie points w/ that one which equals extra baby holding time when baby boy gets here! Haha!
Gladys Koster, a longtime Woburn resident, passed away in Rockport Wednesday evening, July 20th, just a day after her eighty-fourth birthday. She was the beloved wife of the late John G. Koster, who died in 1996.
Born and raised in Revere, Gladys was the daughter of the late William and Leona (Damren) Peterson. Following their marriage, she and her husband John made their home in Woburn, where they devoted themselves to raising their five children.
The family enjoyed summers at Hampton Beach for over forty-five years. Gladys loved the beach and year-round sunshine, and she and John spent many winters in Boynton Beach, Florida.
An active member of the Legion Auxiliary Posts in Woburn and Boynton Beach, she also participated on the Women's Pool Team, where she sported her own pool cue and gloves. A friendly, independent woman, Gladys loved making memories with family and friends.
Surviving are five children: Karen E. Coffey and her husband Jack of Medford, John M. Koster and his wife Joan of Woburn, Kathy M. Cullinane and her husband Dan of Medford, Gary R. Koster of Woburn, and Nancy A. and her husband Bill of Wakefield, her sister, Erma Fleming of Oregon, and her special friend, Dick Harrison. She was also the cherished grandmother of 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Donations may be made in Mrs. Koster's memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701, or to Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan Steet, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.
So very busy but good weekend. I got to see my entire family and many friends which always makes for a good time.
What did you do this weekend?