Friday, August 31, 2007
Lets see.... My dad decided back in 1969 to move the entire family to Miami, FL from Baldwin, NY. At the time I was just 5 years old. My siblings were brothers Michael (4), Steven (3), and Kelly (1 1/2), plus mom was expecting my little sister Tracy. I remember not being to happy about the move. That ment I was going to be very far away from my grandpa who was like my best friend.
Back then, Miami was more of a vacation spot, but this is where dad decided to try to get his construction company going. Things were building up down there and it was perfect for him. I got to celebrate my 6th birthday at the beach. I remember that was pretty fun. My dad knew that I really wanted a puppy for my birthday and that is exactly what I got. My dad surprised me with the most beautiful puppy a St. Bernard! She was so adorable, so fluffy, so playful who knew she was going to grow up to be a horse! My dad that's who! So we are sitting out in the front yard and trying to think of names for this beautiful puppy. I was coming up with all the usual names that a little kid would come up with like Fluffy, Princess, and Lady. Then I started to watch what she was doing. While we were outside, she was trying to eat all the kids candy. She was very sly about sneaking up and trying to grab it. I thought that was cute and at that moment decided to name her Candy! That was her name for 13 years! She was everyones best friend. She was my protector. She is truly missed even after all these years.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
this happened! Out of the blue he was grown man! Where did those 16 years go? They just flew by. When they are little we wish for them to grow up and when they finally do.. we want them to go back to be those sweet, angelic little kids.And this is Danny competing with DJ! I didn't have the heart to tell him that DJ is now a little bigger than he is. Although, Danny was bigger in his prime. Plus... Danny doesn't lift weights anymore. So I think he looks pretty good for 50 year old guy!And then you have the pose down on the beach! Men... they never really grow up. Well... lucky me... they are all mine! Ok... I've got to get out of here today. I don't feel like doing a thing, but I have to. Hope everyone has a Terrific Thursday!
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
Now back to reality! I have work today, which will be good. Then I really need to come home and do laundry, clean up this house a little and get everything ready for the boys return to school next week. The summer has just flown by. I've also got to get this ready for my party on the 8th. Plus, ds Jonathon is coming home for a few days! I haven't seen him since April! Miss him sooo much.
Now for the 2 peas challenge: With all these local scrap stores closing their doors. What is one thing that keeps you going back to a local store over a chain store? I love going to LSS mainly because it is more personable. They know about your craft. They know what you are looking for. They know what prima flowers are! If you are looking for something in particular that is where you need to go. A chain has no clue what you are talking about. I mean really.... I went to AC Moore (which is really nice) to buy my Cricut and the girl was like .... Oh you are buy the cricket! I just looked at her and said yes I am.
On that note... I hope everyone has a great day!
Thursday, August 23, 2007
2 peas challenge for Friday: What do you think is one thing your children will say about you when they are grown adults? Hmmmm besides that I was a big pain in the a$$ when they wanted to do something I didn't want them to do. I guess they might say that I attended every single one of their sports events! Even if it was all day and 8 hours after I had major surgery! Even if 4 different kids were in 4 different gyms about 30 mins -40 mins away from each other, I still managed to make it to support them and the team. At least I hope it will be something good like that, lol.
Have a great day everyone. And enjoy your weekend!
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
2 peas challenge for today: Share one of your fondest memories of a special time with one of your grandparents.. This is very difficult for me. I loved every single moment I had with my maternal grandparents that I would could be here all day. I think one memory would be when I was about 8 years old we went to Parrot Jungle in Miami, FL and my grandmother was in a wheelchair. The people who worked there put a huge parrot on top of my grandmothers head. She couldn't stop laughing. I remember needing to use both of my arms to hold up the parrot when they put it on my arm. We had soooo much fun there.
Ok... I'm done here for tonight. Going to watch Top Chef and then Rescue Me!
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Ugh.... here I am, looking horrible and taking my own photo!
And once we decided to go on down we of course hit the shops inside the Top of the Rock building and yep.... There was good ole' GODIVA! OMG!!!! I got some dark chocolate truffles with gnache... can you say "to die for!" and they made the best chocolate drink (I just can't remember what the heck they called it!) Yummy. My niece was drinking all of mine. She loved it. Here is my sister posing for a Godiva moment!
Well that is all for today about the Top of the Rock. It was pretty interesting to see all the photos of when they built the building. If you are every here you should try to check it out.
Now for the 2 peas challenge: How often do you take time out for you to get pampered? Well.... I think everyone has a different view of pampered. Some it would just be getting a manicure and/or pedicure others it would be a massage or some other indulgence. I can honestly say that I really don't consider getting a manicure a form of pampering, but I will also tell you that I do get a manicure usually every 2 weeks. Now a massage is considered a form of pampering in my book and lately I'm lucky if I do that 2 times a year (hello... and my dd is a massage thearpist! go figure). I really don't do anything else to pamper myself. I do get my hair cut about 2-3 times a year so that could be considered pampering I guess. Heck... I'm always looking for ideas so you can pass them this way!
Ok... I've got to get out of here for now. Hope everyone has a great day
Friday, August 17, 2007
Here I am with my sister. We don't usually have many photos with us together, we are the 2 photographers in the family! So its rare. I look horrible, but I can only work so much magic lately. I always have a building coming out the top of my head! You think my bil would've said move over a little, but noooo he lets a building grow out of me. oh well.
Here is my sister taking a photo with Ms. Green! This is a photo of my mood color from the M&M factory. This was cute. You stand under this weird machine and lights shine down on you and then the machine picks which mood color you are. As you can tell I'm GOLD!
Well, I've got to cut this short, but I have more photos to share. Joseph has to get to school today early, the last day and big test. I hope he passes this thing!
2 peas challenge today: Do you feel more creative in the morning or evenings? I'd have to say I think I'm more creative in the late afternoon and evening! I don't know why, but I am.
Hope everyone has a Terrific Weekend!
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
This is the thing, I have very little clue about computers and really should take some classes or something because I have tons of photos on here that I would love to clean off and just can't seem to figure out how. I look all over the place for a delete button and there is not one. I have over 800 photos of wrestling from this year and don't need them on here on anymore. I think I'm going to get one of my son's friends (he knows alot about computers) to just come over and clean out everything for me.
I've been pretty busy with work and then my sister arrived from Las Vegas on Wednesday night at 11:30pm. I was up til the wee hours in the morning and then had to go work yesterday exhausted! Yesterday after work, we went for mani's & pedi's. I only got a mani and eyebrow wax. I don't let them do pedi's anymore after a bad incident. Then we ordered pizza for dinner and my dh but the firepit up so we could roast marshmallows! OMG, I just love roasted marshmallows. After that we headed over to my sisters hotel and went in the pool and jacuzzi! I really should just say jacuzzi because that is where my tired body sat and didn't move for about 1 hour.
Today, my sister has plans with some friends. I'm off to work in a few mins. It is pouring rain right now, ugh. I'm hoping that my sister and I get to attend a crop later tonight. Not really sure, but we will see. Other than that ,...nothing else going on here!
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Ta,Ta, for now! Hope you have a Wonderful Wednesday.
BTW- Did I mention my sister is coming in Wednesday night at 11pm! So looking forward to that!
Speaking of this week.... My sister will be here tomorrow night! I can't wait. We always have a great time together. She can't wait to play with my Cricut either! lol
Well, I have to make this short. Have to get Joseph to school and then off to work for me. Hope you all have a great day!
Saturday, August 04, 2007
I have to say that I enjoy doing mult-photo layouts the most. Of course that is not to say that I have never done a single photo layout. I actually find it a little more difficult to do a single photo layout for some weird reason. This sounds strange... I know, but its the truth.
No big plans for this weekend. Just really need to clean this house a little. Its been negelected a little lately since I've started working p/t and I seem to be exhausted and just don't want to do a thing when I get home. I guess now would be as good a time as any to get started. Especially since my sister will be here in 4 days. Very much looking forward to this visit. It never seems to be long enough though. I was just visiting her at Easter time for 8 days and didn't want to leave. Oh well, life must go on.
ok.. Have a great weekend everyone.
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Hope everyone has a great Friday!
Next up is Danny! This man is just plain crazy and this is where my kids get it from!Well, this is going to be short and sweet this morning as I have to get myself moving!
Hope everyone has a Wonderful day!