the life and times of the godzwa family

pull up a comfy chair and enjoy getting to know our family better…..

some things ya just gotta share. June 26, 2008

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they say a picture is worth a thousand words….so here are some for your enjoyment….

this is my friend, Sebastian’s wife and daughter Lexi..








                                  Me and my new Police Academy doo!! or a mug shot, i’m not sure which…..




Josh and his teacher Ms. V



                                                                             Abbie and her teacher Ms. Gladson     and Lexi in her daddy’s shoes                         




pink lemonade and fireflies June 23, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Corey @ 9:48 pm

it’s summertime again. its hard to believe that it’s June 23rd.  I feel like we just celebrated Valentines and now we’re about to celebrate July 4th…wow.  The kids have gone to Ohio for the summer…off to Nana and Papa’s house, where ice cream is an acceptable breakfast and a playhouse is a castle in the eyes of a child.

I miss my kids terribly when they are gone.  I walk past their rooms and have to remind myself that they are not here. Even the dog is confused at their absence…rushing to the doors in anticipation..   I can’t thank God enough for my parents willingness keep them for the summer. It is indeed a blessing. 

I was walking out back last night, chasing a silly puppy that thinks she is too cute for her own good…and a saw the fireflies…**blink**blink**blink**  and was reminded of the simplicity of summer, and I went back to a time when as a child, barefoot, racing across the field and hopping into a tree…climbing to the top and magically transforming the tree into a land of fairies and pixies.  I thought back to days that the sun never seemed to set and days spent fishing or laying in the sun watching clouds roll by.

I envy my children at times like these.  Envy them for the sweetness and innocence they still possess and that they have the long summer days to enjoy.  But at the same time, I am so very thankful, for it through them I am able to see summer through their eyes and live vicariously through them.

Sittin’ in the mornin’ sun
I’ll be sittin’ when the evenin’ come
Watching the ships roll in
And then I watch ’em roll away again, yeah

I’m sittin’ on the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away
Ooo, I’m just sittin’ on the dock of the bay
Wastin’ time


grandma hope June 20, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Corey @ 9:40 pm

She is a special person in our life, someone that we know is always there for us when we need her.  She is Tony’s godmother (wand not included) and someone we love very much.  Last night we had the pleasure of driving down to Atlanta to have dinner with Tony’s aunt Hope.  She was in town for a medical conference, so we packed up after work and scooted down to see her and have a late dinner.

thankfully we made fantastic time going down and had a wonderful evening with her.  it was such a blessing to catch up after all this time, sit around and reminiss about times before and look forward to the future.  We heard about her trips to Spain last year and about her upcoming adventure to Italy.  The food was wonderful but the converstation was even better, especially when it turned to baseball and the Yankees…OH i thought for sure Tony was going to get beat up!!

Thank you Aunt Hope for the fantastic dinner (what a cook!!) and for being such a blessing to us.

and you’ll have to ask Tony about who “grandma hope” is, and while you’re at it, offer him a Klondike bar  and see if he’s voting Democrat..




Filed under: Uncategorized — Corey @ 9:30 pm

I do, and i know i’m going to get killed for this!!!!

hee hee

here’s tony in 1989………….  look at all that hair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



my son is dating… June 10, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Corey @ 9:11 pm

yep, that’s right, you read it correctly. My son, Joshua is dating…Friday is the big day, he’s all excited, and getting ready… he just can’t wait..

okay, now that all of you think i’ve lost my mind letting my 12 year old date, he’s going on a date with ME!!! he was all set to take a trip to Lake Winnie with 3 of his best pals, but he decided at the last minute to keep me all to himself, and just us go!!!! I almost cried when he told me!! HOW SWEET!! how can I say no to that?? I talked to all his friend’s mothers and said, ladies, i’m sorry but this ain’t gonna be happening much longer, i’m taking advantage of it!!!

so – off we will go on Friday for a wonderful day of roller coasters and water rides, heat like you’d never believe, hair being messed up, and greasy food, but more memories in a single day than I could ever ask for…….

i’ll have pictures after we go!!



meet Kinsey June 3, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Corey @ 8:48 pm

so 13 years ago, when Tony and I got married, I began asking him for a dog.  I wanted a puppy, had always had a puppy and really wanted a puppy. I got Josh instead.  Then 3 years later, I wanted a puppy, had always had a puppy and needed a puppy….I got Abbie.

So……….here we are 9 years later….I still wanted a puppy but finally wised up that we didn’t need another baby right now. So my begging, pleading, and bargaining finally paid off.  I’d like to introduce the newest member of the Godzwa clan, Kinsey.  She is 5 months old, and is a registered Gordan county mutt. Her mom is jet black, almost border collie looking, so we have NO idea where Kinsey gets her looks from. She hyper and crazy, but loving at the same time, she loves us, and we…. well, most of us, anyway, love her.  The jury is still out on Tony, but I think he secretly likes her, he just doesn’t want to admit it…






so here are some pics for your enjoyment!!!