Tuesday, December 25, 2007
And it's over in a blink of an eye...
Hope your Christmas was as beautiful and special as ours was this year. The kids had us up at 7:30 a.m. which doesn't sound bad until I tell you we were out until 2:00 a.m.! We went to midnight mass and by the time we got home and read "Twas the Night Before Christmas" and got the kiddos to bed it was quite early this morning. Santa still made it to the house and the kids weren't disappointed. He left Josh's Star Wars game and a Webkinz and Kayla got her Webkinz and a High School Musical game for her gameboy.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Took the kids to see Santa last weekend at Niagara Hobby. We really enjoy going there...Santa's reindeer are there and Josh loves watching all the trains that they have set up. It was really chilly outside in the caboose this year, but what should we expect in December?
So...what did they ask Santa for? Kayla wants a Webkinz and some surprises. Josh wants the Star Wars Legos Game for his Gameboy...and he told Santa "no surprises" ~ just the game :) LOL! Santa reminded them that he only visits good little girls and boys and that they had to clean their room on Christmas Eve :) What a nice Santa!
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Which of Santa's Reindeer are you?
Thought this was kind of fun...
Like Comet you are always happy. Nothing seems to get you down and you can always put a smile on people's faces
Find out which of Santa's Reindeer you are at Quizopolis.com
Unfortunately, he ate it! My baby's first lost tooth and he eats it!!! (Mom's not bummed at all can you tell?) Well, he was pretty sure now that the Tooth Fairy wouldn't come to our house because there wasn't any tooth...but, I assured him that the TF is magic and she already knows that he lost the tooth and if he just left a note to explain she would still leave him some $$.
Of course the TF came through and he found a whole $1 bill under his pillow the next morning. He was very excited!
Note says: "Dear Tooth Farie, I ate my tooth. Your friend, Joshua"
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Body for LIFE is going well and even though I'm not supposed to weigh myself I couldn't help it :) So far I've lost 7lbs. since we started and I know I've lost inches because my skinny jeans are getting baggy. Now if I can only figure out how to bottle this feeling...I love being able to go in a regular store and buying the cute clothes off the sale rack...not the plus store with the dowdy clothes that make me look twice my age. Another week and a half and we'll take measurements again to see how much progress we've made.
Here are some recent pages I've done...enjoy!
Sunday, November 11, 2007
The quote by Christopher Reeves that I used says it all:
"So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable."
Credits: Pretty Paper Bag Kit, Fresh and Fun & Add-On, How My Garden Grows by Michelle Swadling
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Ok...better late than never, right?
Trick-or-treating was lots of fun and the weather was perfect! The first time I can remember pulling out the lawn chairs and sitting outside handing out candy! Kayla has exited the princess stage and was a scary witch this year. Joshua following with his new Star Wars obsession was Obi Wan Kenobi.
Here is a pic of my two ghouls, enjoy! :)
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Well, I finally did it! I reached my first goal of 50lbs.
It took me seven months, but I made it! As motivation,
I promised myself that I could get my navel pierced
as soon as I reached my goal. This is much more
than a reward...it is now my constant reminder to
me of how far I’ve come and where I never want
to go back to. Onward to the next 50...
Credits: Skin Deep Collection Biggie by Erica Hite, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Curled Edges and Shadows by Jan Hicks, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Layered: Instamatic by Amanda Sok, Stamped Dates Brush Set by Mandy Steward, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Stamped - Neutrals by Shalae Tippetts (all available at ScrapGirls)
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
LOTD at 3 Scrapateers!
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It was only my first layout post there! I've been a member for a while, but only just started posting since Lynne Simmons started selling there. I am totally thrilled though! Yay!
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Well, we are back from New Jersey and Steve and Tabitha's wedding was absolutely amazing...crazy, but amazing! The weekend was jammed packed with things to do and we were on-the-go from the minute we got there. Friday we arrived to a 5-course luncheon at San Remo Restaurant...yummy! Then Tim and I had to split up because Kayla needed her final fitting and so did Josh. We met up at the rehearsal at the church then off to the Pizza soiree back at the resort. We ended the evening with a quick dip in the pool, then off to catch some Zzzz's.
Saturday morning...I was the only one to make the 7am workout, but I was so happy I did! The view was spectacular watching the sunrise as the fitness room overlooked the beach...see what I mean? It was so brilliant, I went back Sunday too :)
The wedding was so perfect, everyone was beautiful, the bride was stunning...New York hot dogs after the ceremony courtesy of Tabitha's Dad, Gene. Off to the reception at the resort and a bonfire with s'mores and sparklers afterwards.
Sunday, before departing, we had breakfast at the Turning Point Restaurant and then off for another quick swim before hitting the road. We were all tuckered out, but a fun time was had by all.
Check out some of the photographers favorite pics on his blog...Holy Cow! I am totally impressed! This was only a tease...I can't wait to see the rest! Laffler Photography
Congratulations Steve + Tabitha! Thanks for an awesome time :) Here are some more pics, enjoy!
The adorable flower girl and ring bearer. (If I do say so myself!)
Tim and I, photo courtesy of Kayla.
My personal favorite of the weekend...love that face Josh!
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
(Go ahead and take the quiz)
*What Type of Candy Are You?* (click here)
created with QuizFarm.com
|You scored as Hershey Bar|
You are a Hershey Bar. You are smooth, original and somewhat old-fashioned. You like to socialize and have the same close childhood friends. Family is very important to you. You are a nice and kind person - the best of the best!
I'm OK with my results...sounds like me anyway, even though I would much rather a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup or a Snickers Bar LOL!...
Thursday, October 4, 2007
I remember how I felt when I took this
photo. At a time in my life when every
day is rushed, crazy, and hectic...I was able
to stop and breathe and enjoy this moment.
For the first time, I took a weekend for myself.
I went to visit an old friend without the kids
or my husband...just me...no distractions...
some alone time. I could hear my thoughts
again and the whirlwind stopped. Out for a
walk I spotted this butterfly and I found my
patience again...I waited, and waited while it
fluttered its wings...I had no where to go, no
one to answer, no one to call to wait for me.
The butterfly rested...its wings spread
only for a moment...ready to fly again.
photo 9-16-07 journal 10-3-07
Credits: Autumn Air by Michelle Swadling
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
We visited "The O" in Oakland by Pitt University for lunch and had a steak sub and a small (yes, that is a small!!!) order of fries...it was as good and greasy as we remember. Then we were off to Shady Side and my 2nd apartment where I lived with Brenda on Alder Place. Other than being a bit older, and a bit more run down...it still as I remember it. Our excursion took us to Squirrel Hill next and my old apartment on Forward Avenue. We got to drive down Murray and see all the other places I frequented like Napoli's Pizza, Eat 'n Park and The Manor Theater.
The baseball games were amazing and we were able to go early for warm-ups and batting practice. Joshua (and Tim too!) loved getting up close to those guys. The kids were kind of hoping for autographs, but unfortunately the "autograph hounds" ruin it for the little guys. Some of the rookies signed, but the big guns like Pujols and Eckstein couldn't. The Cards took both games that weekend (7-4 on Saturday and 6-5 on Sunday) and we couldn't have ordered better weather...so we all had a great time!
We ended our little weekender with dinner at the Spaghetti Warehouse in the Market District...YUM! We soooo miss ours here in Buffalo and the food (and sourdough bread) was just as good as it used to be. We got a Birthday cake for Josh and the waitresses sang to him...the perfect ending to the perfect weekend.
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
LO Credits: Basically Black Page Kit by Lynne Simmons