Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010


I found this verse through blog hopping one day. The author wasn't recognized, but the words are so true! It is all about Perspective.

As the years go by, you forget the bad parts. Or at least you put them in perspective as unimportant.

Before you know it, you're wishing you had a baby around again. But be careful not to wish you life away.

First you wish you were pregnant. And then you wish you had a big belly to show off. But when the belly gets to be a burden, you wish for labor to come. And as soon as it comes, you wish it were over. You wish for the baby, and then you wish he was older. You wish your children toilet trained and off to school. You wish them grown up so you can have some time to yourself or with your spouse . And then you get what you wish, and your children are gone, and you've wished motherhood away.

As time goes by, you'll forget how busy your life was and how tired you became. You remember only how wonderful it was to be a mother, and still is.

So savor every morsel of motherhood as it comes along. Especially if, like most women today, you are busy, exhausted and wishing for moments of solitude.

In the course of a lifetime, there is nothing greater than being that of a mother. No greater feat than bearing a child, smiling at their smile, gazing into their eyes, laughing at their words and stumbles, enjoying their artwork, getting excited at their acomplishments, watching them sleep, making desision that will affect the rest of their life, and at the end of the day, receiving a big sloppy kiss, a big bear hug with an I love you Mommy.
It's important to make each moment count and in the time of stress and struggles, you will wish someday you had it all back!

Friday, March 26, 2010


Nick holding his brother as we prepared to be discharged from the hospital.
Nick is 3, Adam is 4 days old.
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Friday Fill In we go!

1. The right word at the right time is very important.
2. Get back in bed and shut the door quietly, please.
3. Up and at 'em!
4. Outside on a sunny warm day is where you'll find me.
5. Ooh! What is that smell?
6. Sharing with your brother is a good idea.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to laying low with a 3 year who isn't feeling well, tomorrow my plans include entertaining Adam while Ray takes Nick with him to help a friend move and Sunday, I want to see what the day brings!



is it so hard

to get just one

good picture

of my boys together?!?

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

Friday Fill Ins we go!

1. Today I will be wishing I wasn't at work.
2. You say are you sure and I say why not?
3. What do you think of this color to paint the living room?
4. At a local bakery it's free Pastry Day til 1030 Friday, yummy!
5. People say that what we're all seeking is love and happiness.
6. The image I cherish most is the smiles on my kids & hubby's face.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a grilling out and a nice long family walk tomorrow my plans include having fun and Sunday, I want to not have any plans to do anything specific!

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Friday Flashback

Nick's first trip to the circus with my Dad. He is 6 months old. We didn't actual see the show because he was too little, but he enjoyed seeing the animals and everyting outside.
May 2004.
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Thursday, March 18, 2010


We have sunshine!!

~ the temperature is near 70 degrees

~ not a cloud in the sky

~ all of our snow is gone

~ spring arrives on Saturday

~longer evening to enjoy the weather

~ spring flowers are blooming

~ trees have buds

~ I can open the windows

~ and a very warm weekend is coming!!!

Spring is in the air and I couldn't be happier. Now I just have to hope it stays :)

If you are lucky enough to have these beautiful days - Enjoy!!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

10 of my favorite things!

I found this on a blogger friend's site. Our blogs tell the story of our family, friends, and every day lives, but how much do we write about ourselves? This is 10 things just about me and my favorite things!
I love any shade of is a beautiful color.

This is my all time favorite show. I've seen each episode 100's of times and still laugh like it's the first time I've seen it.

I adore old Navy flip flops. I have nearly every color and I can't wait until it's warm enough to wear them again :)

Roses are my favorite flower. Ray is great about buying bouquets of them for me for no reason and I have several rose bushes in my yard that I am very proud of.

The beach is my favorite vacation place. I feel so happy and peaceful there.

My new favorite cereal. I LOVE it and go through lots of boxes.

After a long busy week, I enjoy a nice cold beer on the weekend to unwind and relax :)

My favorite store. A one stop shop and my kids and I are addicted.

Storag bins are fabulous. Everything in my house is in a storage container, bin or tote. I am obsessed with organization and being tidy.

There is nothing better than a Starbucks coffee - Yummy!!

o.k. I've showed you 10 random pictures to descibe what I's your turn!
What are your favorite things????
Leave a comment so I travel to your site and get to know you better.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Friday Fill Ins

1. I am so looking forward to summer and warm weather!
2. I am really looking forward to the trips we have planned for later in the year.
3. When you get 2 healthy children and a wonderful husband, life is perfect!
4. My family is a big part of my life, in fact they are my life.
5. If you need anything give me a call!
6. I can't wait until May when Ray and I get to take a trip together without children for our Anniversary.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to going out for dinner, tomorrow my plans include shopping for 2 b-day presents and enjoying time with the kids and Sunday, I want to start spring cleaning and then go to a family dinner/birthday party!

Before my wedding my Mom decided she wanted a family portrait session done.
Here is Mom, Dad, Ray and I ~ about 10 years ago.
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Adam is having a "cereal picnic" while watching Max & Ruby. He served himself :)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

At peace...

Sweet Layla Grace became an angel early this morning.
♥ 11/26/07 - 3/9/10 ♥

I have a strong need to hug and play with my precious children.
Cherish every moment.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Washington D.C. Zoo

We had a FANTASTIC day at the zoo on Saturday. It was so nice to experience the sunshine and warmer weather after such a long winter. The animals felt that way too - they were very active and gave us a great show. Enjoy our photos!