Monday, December 14, 2009

2010 MS walk!

Last year I attended my first walk for Multiple Sclerosis, I had a close friend join me with our 4 year olds and it was a blast! I am hoping with this year I can recruit more people to walk. It does NOT cost anything to walk, but donations are accepted. I would love the support of those that would like to walk! It was a great overall event this past year. Entertainment, free food and just a wonderful feeling going across the finish line. If anyone would like to join please email me at The date is Saturday April 10th.. Lets make it a date!!

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Monday, December 7, 2009


Miss Julia Marie now has 2 teeth. I never figured my child would have teeth before learning to roll over. =) Her first tooth(the bottom left) came in Wednesday Decemeber 2, 2009 and her bottom right followed 2 days later. She is handling it like a champ. It amazes me how quickly she is growing up!

Thanksgiving 2009

Thanksgiving 2009 was really nice this year, My cousin and myself cooked dinner for the family. I am glad I had many days to spend with my cousin It was a nice time to sit and chat with friends and family while filling up our bellies with warm food. Below are some pictures of the Holiday events!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Halloween (better late then never)

Halloween this year was a lot of fun. Ryan had a blast, Alexis was something other then a princess (which made mommy happy) and we all had a lot of candy to share! Julia enjoyed the walk in the stroller and seeing all the kids walking around.

Kids ready to go!
Julia's picture time!

Out in the neighborhood!

Ryan loved the deecorations.

Julia relaxing in her strollerAfter trick or treating its snack time!

Loving the hat, did not want to take it off!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Miss Julia

My little girl is 2 months old today!! (8/19/09) We am so very blessed to have her in our lives and I can't believe how fast she is growing! I have to admit we all agree that she is a great addition to our family!

Julia watching daddy play Guitar Hero

Miss Julia

My pretty little girl!

Watching daddy

Clean baby!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The new addition in the household

That would be baby Guitar Hero! Not only is it fun but it is an awesome Daddy sitter =). Raf is like a kid in the candy store, It is so awesome to see him actually enjoying something so much lately! It brings a smile to my face =).

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

We all wanted seconds!

HERE I AM!! I have been missing in the blog world but I am here to say I am back in action! I have a lot of catching up to do! I can't think of a better way to get back in the motion of things then to post about food!

So I was sitting here the other day thinking I needed to spice up dinner once again and I was searching the Internet for some yummy recipes and I decided to take a look at this website called Home Ec 101, its a website I have been very fond of for some time now. They have some awesome recipes!! I once used their weekly planned out recipes and they were all a hit with me and the kids, Raf didn't care for some of them.(then again hes harder to please then the rest of us) I came across some similar planned meals that they were suggesting with great feedback- Check it out here. The first one I tried which went over great was "Quick Pasta Carbonara" and we all wanted seconds, it was absolutely delish! I cant wait to pick another one and give it a shot!

Friday, June 12, 2009

38 Weeks and still Pregnant!

Today I am 38 weeks, which to some isn't so bad, but since Ryan was born at 37.2weeks I just KNEW I wouldn't make it this far this time.. I am now realizing how Ryan's pregnancy was a fluke and this baby may never come out! I was 3-4 cm at my appointment last Wednesday but I am not having strong or regular contractions so we have not made a trip to the hospital yet. I really want to meet this little boy or girl. I bet this stubborn baby is a little girl since Alexis was stubborn and born at 38.5 weeks. I was sick at the beginning of this week so I have been playing catch up with house work. Besides the kids room the house is baby ready. We even have all our bags packed. Now its just a sit and wait game, Hopefully I can post soon with a birth story!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Little Update

I have been slacking on updating so here is what is new with us. My Maternity leave from work officially starts on Monday, which means tomorrow will be my last day. I am super excited to be home with the kids, and doing some last minute things before the baby arrives. Alexis is very excited to see if this baby is a boy or girl, She has been hoping for a girl the entire time! Ryan has enjoyed kissing my belly and saying "baby". We have been teaching him how to be nice to some of the dolls around the house also, I'm very excited to see exactly how he will react! I have some pictures from Memorial Weekend, the kids had a blast swimming and playing with their cousin!







Saturday, May 9, 2009

Dear Mom,

There isn't a day that goes by that I do not think of you or miss you. I wish you were here with me so I could come to you with questions about my own kids. I know God has a plan but he took you to soon from us and for that my Kids will never meet their "Grandma Carleen". I pray that you are watching over me everyday, I have noticed I have picked up some of your parenting habits(both good and bad).

Holidays are just not the same anymore--Not having you here to buy a gift for or to celebrate is very hard for me to handle. Some holidays are harder then others but NONE are easy. Alexis is a wonderful child, from what I have heard she is very much like me, I know you would adore her! Ryan is a pistol all in his own world, nothing can slow him down. Alexis knows that you are in Heaven now and that you are God's Daughter, she very much wants to grow old so she can meet you (bless her heart).

I don't want to dwell on the things that can't be, I want to celebrate the life that you lived and the 3 beautiful children you birthed! I want to laugh about the good times we had, the moments that I will always remember, I want to pray that I will leave these memories in the minds of my children. I want to have hopes and dreams that I can see them through life even when they are grown. I have these hopes and dreams because of the mother you were. We did not always see eye to eye, we did not always get along but we always had that bond that you cannot break between a mother and a daughter! I will be eternally grateful for the years we did get to share and the many memories I will carry with me for the rest of the my life. I am Thankful that you are my Mother, My very own mother!!

Carleen Ann
Loving Daughter, Mother Sister and Women
March 18th 1965-June 9th 2003


Monday, May 4, 2009

We finally did it....

We finally gave Ryan a BOYS HAIR CUT!!!!! I have held on to his long cirly hair for the last 21 1/2 months and it was just time for him to look like the handsome young man he is. I was ready for it to go as im sure he was. He can play without it all in his face or in on his neck, with the upcoming hot summer it was just time. He did very well, the lady that cut his hair was absolutly wonderful! He enjoyed playing with bubbles and watching Thomas on the tv while sitting in the firetruck seat. I took a lot of pictures in the last 6 months so I will always have memories of his beautiful curly hair. Here are some pics of his first "official" hair cut: (these were taken with my old camera.. lol)

Waiting for Ryans Turn

Playing with Bubbles

Sitting in the firetruck


MY big boy!

Handsome man!!

New Camera

YIPPIE!! I Finally have a new camera, Nothing special just a point and shoot but considering my old one was purchased in Dec 04, I am thrilled! I purchased the Canon Sd790, and im in LOVE!! There are a million options, that I got bored reading about, so I will just brush up on what options I have from time to time. I have to say I thought I would always buy Sony Brand, based on how much I loved my old one. But after a test run from a dear friend over at Devastating the Obvious. I was sold on the Canon! Now I am in picture heaven and my children are tired of saying "CHEESE".

Saturday, May 2, 2009

The True Stress Test

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I am not exactly sure how it works, but this is amazingly accurate.

The picture below has 2 identical dolphins in it. It was used in a case study on stress levels at St. Mary's Hospital. Look at both dolphins jumping out of the water. The dolphins are identical. A closely monitored, scientific study revealed that, in spite of the fact that the dolphins are identical; a person under stress would find differences in the two dolphins. The more differences a person finds between the dolphins, the more stress that person is experiencing.
Look at the photograph and if you find more than one or two differences you may want to take a vacation.

After seeing this study I will now be on vacation! =)

Tip for the day: Its okay to not take life serious sometimes, because nobody every gets out alive anyway

Friday, May 1, 2009

Fact for Friday~


Friday, April 24, 2009

My little man is not so little!!

Wednesday night was Ryan's first night in his toddler bed, He was just a couple days shy of 21 months. I did not think he would do so well. He never cried, but it does take him a bit longer to fall asleep. I mean which child would not like to get up and explore when all the lights are out? The only downfall is his WILD sleeping habits! I check on him throughout the night and he normally ends up on the ground, Here are a couple pics from his first night and his first nap-- I am not sure how any one can sleep like this. He is so innocent when hes sleeping, I can't help but chuckle at him for his craziness!

Ryan's First Night in his Big Boy Bed!

His first nap!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Hi/Lo Thursday

Some High's this week:

  • Reading good updates in the Blog world
  • Being able to participate in the Remembering Noah Project!
  • Having great and much appreciated family time!
  • Ryan sleeping in his new TODDLER bed

Some Low's this week:

  • Emotional roller coast in regards to Raf's court date
  • Reading not so good updates in the blog world
  • Feeling left behind by some friends who just don't have time anymore.

Priceless Request

Can you guys take a moment of your day to read up on "Project Remembering Noah" Over at Rachel's blog Sweet Angel Memories. One of the strongest people I have ever been oh so lucky to call my friend. She is doing something so inspirational and It would be awesome if you could say that you were part of it!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Fun in the Sun!

Sunday was a beautiful day! Alexis had soccer class and Ryan enjoyed himself by playing soccer with dad, playing on the slides and chasing gnats, Which he calls anything that flys "beeess".. we had a grand ole time. We all went home a little more red then when we showed up! Next Sunday I am packing sun Screen!! Here are some pics of the day

Cooling off with some Ice Cream!

Practicing our balance

Look at those red cheeks

Trying to Catch the Gnat

Dads Favorite Pic

Go Alexis Go!!

Cheese Silly Boy!

Practicing his soccer skills!

Cant get enough of the toys!