Saturday, May 21, 2011


So while thinking about the impending end of the world I have decided today's blog is going to just be very random things that have brought me joy, laughter, peace and love during my time on earth.....

First would be my Monkey & Babycakes.. I can not even go into words what they mean to me and there is NOTHING that I wouldn't do for them, as crazy as they make me I can not imagine who I would be without them!!

My family!! the WHOLE HUGE lot of them!! Who could ask for more??? I know that at any moment I have at least a dozen or more people who LOVE me!!! It is truly a blessing and I hope that they all know how much they mean to me!!

My Carrie & Rachel...these girrls I mean there is so much I could say & share but can't because my lawyers have advised me not!!

Haley & Melissa...ohh the time we would have!! I miss them, we need to take a car ride!!

Cathy my partner in sooooo much debauchery!! I REALLY can't share those stories..unless you get us drunk and ask!!!

Haley, Tracy, & Sarah... you are my childhood!! I remember sooo much fun and again trouble we would have!! Ask Sarah about the slap!! The old lady telling us she would burn down our house!! running away to under the Koolocks (sp??) stairs...gathering all the pennies and change we could find to go to the drug store!! Rotten Tomatoes!!

There are so many memories I have with my cousins that I can not even begin to list them but here are just a few...
Bekah & worm man
Sunni & the baseball bat
NY with the Lofgren's & the things my ears will never forget hearing
Kelsey & holding her when she came home!!
Linnea & a hell of a night out!!!
Meghan & the honor of being in her wedding

Brian, well I don't know where to even start, together we made 2 beautiful children and we have lasted almost 12 year!! You are a HUGE part of the grownup(gasp) I have become..THANKS

My parents... who showed me that you do not need to have enemies!! what knowing you are loved means and that even though you may not talk to or see someone for a bit does not mean they aren't there for you!! What sacrifice REALLY is and just how much you will give to make your kids happy!! I thank you for ALL you did and still do for us!!

My Grandma's... they are both amazing wonderful women who taught me to love myself and God!! How to give and care with a firm hand but never hurtful. I admire both of them for all the did for my Grandfathers!!

God... I may not be the most outspoken person on religion but I believe and love God. I know that something put me here and I fully embrace that being. I talk to god and share my hopes & fears. I may not go to church but I pray for my soul and the souls of the ones I love everyday if not more.

If this is the last day of our world I wanted to let you all know that you were loved!! I also am at peace with knowing that I will once again see many I have loved and lost over the years, and that is a blessing to me!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sorry Dion Warwick....

Many have heard the story about when I graduated from kindergarten that we where asked what we wanted to be when we grew up and the teachers also said what they thought we would be... Well MY answer was a Solid Gold Dancer, the path I seem to be going down most my life, and the teachers said I would be President! Well that path came true last night in the path of my children's school PTO!! Yep from now on I would like to be called Madam President..just kidding, but it does have a nice ring to it!!! This is not to say my dancing shoes have been hung up, just might not get as much wear now!! Oh wait this mean I have to go and buy some Presidential shoes!!

I am very excited and a little scared at what I am taking on. This is a big job and I have never done anything like this. I look forward to the challenge and using my mind which I have felt was going a bit mushie in the past couple years. I enjoy all the people I have met on the PTO so far and look forward to seeing how the new board works, our last one was pretty great and I am glad to say that several have stayed on and moved to different spots. So wish me luck on my next two years!!!

p.s. I don't take over till July 1st!!

Monday, May 16, 2011


I LOVE MY FAMILY!!! We can find and laugh at sooo much about ourselves!! We just have a so many laughs!! about everything from our kids to our pierceable knees!! I love them all!!!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Saturday!! is Friend day!!

I am looking forward to hanging out with a bunch if girlfriends!! I have got a great group of friends and I am soo thankful to have found them!! When I first moved to the burbs it took me a long time to make friends but the ones I have now were worth the wait!! My blog is going to be short today because I have LOTS to do!!

So hug a friend today or just call or email and let them know what they mean to you!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


So I am taking today's blog from my blog muse Jen!!

Today's blog is about my pretty baby!! My Babycakes who will be 9, no really 9 years old in just a few short weeks, 6 1/2 weeks to be exact!!! VOMIT!!!

I have posted several pictures for you all to write the captions for!! HAVE FUN!!!



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Monday, May 9, 2011

gonna get 1 done!!!

I will do it!! I will get a project done!! from start to finish!! I have started to sand my stairs, that will be done tomorrow, then I will clean and stain them!! next week I will poly them!! I am soo excited by this, I can not wait to have the foyer DONE!! we have been here for 5 years and I really want to start finishing off rooms! Almost all the wall paper is gone, and will be one next week since I will have to wait between layers of poly! who knows maybe I will even get the walls in the pool table room primed. Then onto the KITCHEN!!! woooo whooo I hope Brian knows how fast I want this ball to roll!!! hee hee

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's day

I LOVE my mommy!!! I love my Grandma's!!! and I LOVE what great mom's my sisters are!! I love ALL the kids that we all have running around. Even my 2 that drive me crazy!! It is an odd thought to think of how different life could have been with out just one of those elements in it! I hear stories of families that are not close and it is sad to me!! I miss my family that just lives in other states!!! but to not talk to them is beyond me. I know I have said this before but it always hits me on holidays!

I had a nice Mother's day and got few cute school made projects from Mardi!! Cade just kept telling me he loves me today, very sweet.

I hope all my mommy friends & family had a blessed and wonderful day!!!


Saturday, May 7, 2011


So my daughter now has sprain #2 is as many weeks!! last Saturday she hurt her ankle at a bouncy party & yesterday she did something to the other foot!!! Oh the DRAMA of a hurt foot!!

So now she is in for the least she is fine hanging in the basement with control of the TV and her crafty type stuff!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Hmmm...not doing well

Maybe I should have said I would do EVERY OTHER day in May!!! So today I am BEAT!! A fun week of activities at the kids school is over and the teachers are SOO Happy!!!

So I am taking an easy blog from my cousin Jen..

Maybe May

Maybe my foyer will get done...
Maybe the kids will clean their rooms
Maybe a laundry fairy will move in
Maybe I will get a new pair of shoes

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Every song a memory...

This morning while I was at the kids school setting up a Sundae Bar for the teacher's in honor of Teacher Appreciation week, the aid from Cade's class was having her sundae as my friend Pat turned on music for the teachers to enjoy. The aid says there is no way you guys know this song, it was James Taylor's Fire & Rain, the conversation went on about age and such. I said I have a varied taste in music because I have older sisters and my mom always listened to music, she said her parents did not so she didn't really know music till high school!!!!

That thought was just CRAZY to me!!

Music is so woven into my life that I don't think I have gone a day with out it. I love when a song comes on that brings up a memory some good, some GREAT , and some I wish I no longer had!! I think everyone does that, hears a certain song that will make you remember a person you will never forget and the ones that you can't!!
I think I was in my late teens when I learned that someone was in the kitchen with Dina not Ina (my aunts name)!!
Still to this day when I hear someone whistling a song it makes me think of my Grandpa and sitting in his kitchen while he cooked something yummy!!
Kenny Rodgers will forever be burned into my head as Saturday Morning cleaning music, since it is what my mom would play!
I have songs that when they come on I have to call my cousin Rachel and play them to her!!
When at a wedding that one song that all my sisters and I HAVE to dance to!!

I am passing this love onto my kids and they already will say "Remember when we danced to this on the deck or when we were on our way to Grandma's we sang this."

So take this moment and listen to your iPod on shuffle and see how many times your songs can make you smile!!!


So I miss a day!!! EEKKKK!!

I don't know how I missed it! I thought about it in the morning and said to myself no don't do it now wait for the day to go on...maybe one of your kids will be cute and charming, well that didn't happen ( they now can't talk at the dinner table, don't ask) or maybe Brian will come home and have a story to share...nope nothing good there! So my blog was left neglected, I am a bad bad blogger!! So now today you get a double dose!! So I will share the highlight of my day yesterday.....

This wonderful but a bit naughty, cover the kids eyes joke

I got this from one of my fave author's, Jennifer Weiner, Facebook pages she was asking for funny jokes to win a copy of her newest book & this was one of the winners

A husband and wife are watching a T.V. program about Psychology which was explaining the phenomenon of "Mixed Emotions". The husband says to his wife "That is just a bunch a of crap. I bet there is nothing you could say to me that would make me feel happy and sad at the same time"
The wife turns to him and says

"Out of all your friends you have the biggest dick"

Monday, May 2, 2011

Day 2!!

I am love loving the sunshine of the last 4 days!! I would love for the heat to start to kick up also!! We got a pool for our backyard and I am looking forward to swimming and relaxing in it. I am thinking that I will have kid free hours for my pool!! LOL just so I can float and listen to music happily with out being splashed or flipped!! SO BRING ON THE HEAT!!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Jumping all in this month!!!

So I am joining my cousin and doing a blog a day in May!!! I am not promising awe inspiring blogs everyday but hopefully I will at least give you a nice smile!!

I am happy to have had a nice weekend with sunshine!! I am now on the fast track to get our house all ready for my 35th Birthday party in July!! EKKK it is sooo soo close!!! Not sure my house or me will be ready for the big day!!!

So have a great night and join me in this blogging adventure I would LOVE to read what everyone is up too!!!