Sunday, December 31, 2006

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Saturday photo hunt-New

This is a new experience for our son. He got to go to
Disney for the first time this year. He really enjoyed

Friday, December 29, 2006

Friday Feast # 124

How do you usually celebrate on New Year's Eve?
We usually go to our family's house and play games, talk, eat and stay up all night
and watch Dick Clark on tv at midnight. Nothing fancy just have fun.

Name one thing unexpected that happened to you in 2006
We bought a new van. We were going to buy one but bought it
sooner than i expected and i love it;)

Where was your favorite place that you visited in 2006?
Favorite place. hmmm..... Probably Georgia and Florida. We went there this
November and had a great time visiting with family and going to Disney.

Main Course:
What resolution is your top priority for 2007?
Haven't thought about too many resolutions yet but one i am already working
on is going to the gym more and getting into better shape. Also, not eating as much
sugar or bread. Tough to do i know but has to be done for weight loss;)

Using just three words describe 2006
Fun, Interesting, Experience

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

not so wordless wednesday

This is from our trip to Disney in November. We got to ride on a float in the Christmas parade at Animal Kingdom. Lots of fun!!!! That is my daughter and me and my son.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

I'm back

I know it's been a long time since i posted. We have been very busy and now will start posting again. Hope everyone had a great Christmas and have a Happy New Year!!!! Have missed being online and am glad to be back.

Monday, December 11, 2006

monday madness

What song gives you the most holiday cheer?
I love all the Christmas songs but if i have to choose one I would say maybe Jingle Bell Rock.It is just too hard to pick .

Who is the hardest person to shop for on your holiday list?
Hmmm. Probably my husband because he always says he doesn't want anything and doesn't give too many suggestions to help with shopping.

When do you start your holiday shopping?
As soon as we have time and money to get it done:)

What food or drink do you love when it's cold out? (Recipes and recommendations please)
I love to have hot chocolate and marshmallows. Also like to have chili and crackers or broccoli and cheese soup.
What do you do to get rid of a cold or flu?
I have tried Zicam for colds and it helps a little. I just try chicken noodle soup and sprite most of the time for flu. Not much you can do but rest as much as possible.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Santa by Katie:)

Just thought i would share what my daughter made on the computer. I think she is very good at drawing,especially on the computer. I know i couldn't do this. She is coming up with things all the time. I have even had her make some birthday cards for me. Very nice Katie. Keep up the good work:)

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Saturday photo hunt-Red

Posting later today since i couldn't get online this am. Had a hard time finding something red this morning but i found a picture of our Santa Sadie:). Isn't she a cutie. I will tell you she was not happy about putting the boots on at all. She probably wore this for about 2 minutes total.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Friday Feast

Which language would you like to learn and why?
I think it would be Spainish because my two oldest daughters are taking it in high school and i would like to be able to know what they are saying and be able to talk to them.

What is the funniest thing you've heard or read so far this week?
We were listening to Snoopy's Christmas CD yesterday and a little boy i watch said one of the songs were scary b/c they were oooohing. He said it was a Halloween song instead of Christmas.

Which movie was so bad you couldn't watch the whole thing?
Ransom. Did not like that movie at all.

Main Course:
If there were a holiday in your honour that didn't use your actual name
what would the day be called?
National mom's day off.

Name one movie that is coming out soon that you would like to see.
There are several that i would like to see but i think i would choose Night in the Museum. Looks really funny.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Not so wordless wednesday

We saw this in the sky when we were at Disney's Animal kingdom a couple of weeks ago. I thought it was really cool. You don't see that many planes that write in the sky any more(at least I don't)

Monday, December 04, 2006

Monday Madness

Monday Madness
1. I wish people would just be happy.
2.My biggest pet peeve where other drivers are concerned, is stay far enough behind other people so you don't tailgate. I really hate that.
3.I will probably spend about " too much" :) on the holidays this season.
4.I really hope to lose more weight by the end of this calendar year.
5.I make about 2-3 resolutions each year, and keep 1-2 of them.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

happy birthday Ricky

Today is Ricky's 7th birthday. Three years ago we thought we were done having kids ,but Ricky's grandma came to us one day after daycare and asked if we would adopt. After lots of thought,we decided to adopt. My hubby finally would have his boy. (we have 3 girls) Ricky is now in first grade and in a wrestling club. He got to go to Disney just two weeks ago for the first time and he really enjoyed it. His favorite ride was the Star Wars ride. He really thought they went to the moon and back home. It was all still magical to him. Everyone there in Disney celebrated his birthday. He got to be on a Disney float at Animal Kingdom, got to be in the final parade act at the Lion King show,and all of our favorite was he had to wear a birthday badge and everyone in the park wished him a happy birthday. He was loving that.
Happy birthday Ricky. We love you!!!!!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

home again

We are finally home. After several of us had the flu on the way home we finally made it.Got here about 11 or so last night after getting up at 1 am that morning and driving straight through. I took off work today so i can get things back to normal. All the kids went to school so that helped:)
We had a wonderful time in Georgia and Florida. The weather finally ended up being warm. Today here at home it is suppose to snow. Yeah!!! I love the first snow.
Will post pictures later. Just wanted to let everyone know we are here and are all fine now.

Friday, November 17, 2006

we're off........

We are leaving tomorrow morning on vacation..Yeah!!!!!! We are going to my parents house for a week and then taking off to Disney. We have been there several times but our youngest has never been there before so it ought to be lots of fun!!! He is REALLY looking forward to going. The girls just like the idea of getting to leave for a while:) since they have been there.
We are driving all the way through to Georgia so it ought to be quite an experience. We told the kids they could stay up most of tonight because then they will sleep while we are driving. Good plan huh? Just hope it works and they are not too wired to sleep. We need a few hours of quiet driving so it won't seem like such a long trip.
Will fill you in with details of the trip and hopefully lots of pictures for you to enjoy.
Have a great weekend and will be back in a week and a half. Vacation here I come:)

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Haven't been able to blog for a few days because i couldn't get onto blogger. I could get on any other website but not blogger. Oh well, don't really know what happened but we are back,at least for a few more days. We are taking off to Georgia on Saturday. We are traveling all the way through. Ought to be fun:P

Saturday, November 11, 2006

saturday photo hunt-Growth

This is our dog Sadie.The picture on the left was 2 years ago and the one on the right was just recently. This is her favorite place to sit.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Happy birthday Emily

Today is our middle daughter's 15th birthday. Can't believe she is that age already!!! As our tradition goes, on their 15th bday they get to go to Woodfield Mall with some of their friends to go shopping for their bday. They also get to eat dinner at Rainforest Cafe. This is a real fun place to eat.They also get to have a volcano at the cafe-which is a mountain of ice cream and brownies. Yum!!!!!(she is the one in red:)

Here's a picture of the yummy volcano we got for her birthday.
Have a very very happy birthday Emily.We love you!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Friday, November 03, 2006

vacation day???

The kids have today off if we decide it's ok. I know that sounds strange but there was a threatening note given to the high school and another of the elementary schools yesterday and the teachers all called and said if we decided not to send the kids today it wouldn't count against them because of the situation.The schools will all be on lock down but that still doesn't stop someone from doing anything stupid. It is sad that the world has changed so much that you feel afraid to send your own kids to school because of some whacko that wants to scare everyone.
So, today i am letting them sleep in. We decided that they can stay home. I would like the help today with the daycare kiddos anyway:) Besides i may have extra kids if their parents decide to not send them:P

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

wordless wednesday

Beware of wild animals :)

Monday, October 30, 2006

Hope you all have a safe and happy halloween.

monday madness

1. From bev:
Small town or big city?
Small town and wouldn't trade it at all.

2. From turtlemoonwave:
Do you have a favorite childhood memory, and if so, would you share it?
I loved going to my Grandma's house at Christmas time. It was always a lot of fun getting together with our cousins and Grandma would always buy DQ Dilly bars for the kids. We had a lot of fun playing on the farm where she lived.

3. From cat:
How do you calm down when something has really upset and/or angered you? Do you swallow it? Call a friend and rant? Go in the bathroom and cry? Punch a wall? Walk around muttering to yourself, complete with scary hand gestures?
First i count to ten...I know it sounds silly but that really gives you time to calm down. I just try to deal with whatever angered me. After i calm down i may call my friend for advice on how to deal with it.

4. From dna princess:
What attracts you to memes?'
I just think it is fun to do and i like to read other people's answers. You can get to know other people really well by some of the questions that are asked.

5. From mads:
How reliant are you on computers to get through your day?
Reliant on computers..... not really just like to get on the internet and blog or play games or chat with family.

6. From tizzie:
In a crisis, are you calm or do you panic?
I have really tried to keep calm during a crisis. Taking care of young children you really have to learn to keep calm otherwise you are going to have a house full of upset people.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Busy weekend

Sorry no Photo hunt today. Our Firefox went down for a couple of days and had to use IE instead so I just didn't post. I have all my things on Firefox and like to use it.
We are getting pumpkins this weekend for Halloween. I know we are late but just too busy around here to get things done. Every weekend there is something to do. If it's not band it is a concert or have to go to dr. appointments. Today i took the day off and cleaned. Finally have a weekend to get things done around here.
Will get back to regular posting next week.
Everyone have a great weekend!!!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Monday, October 23, 2006

monday madness

1. From: cassie:
Dramas or comedies?
I like comedies more but every once in a while a good drama is just as good.

2. From: nutmegnine:
Your neighbor has frequent noisy parties on nights before you need to get up early. Do you confront him directly, call the police, call your landlord, join in the debauchery, or seethe quietly and do nothing?
If they continue to have the loud parties and it disturbs our family I would call the police.

3. From sherle:
Are you more comfortable in big crowds or small groups?
Probably smaller groups.

4. From zeno:
Do you prefer Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox?
I don't mind Firefox but some games can be played better on Internet Explorer.

5. From briar:
They say you learn something new every day. What new thing did you learn today?
Let's see....I learned that working out early in the morning makes you have alot more energy for the day.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

satuday photo hunt-Dreaming


Grab the Scavenger Hunt code.

Photo Theme. Join the blogroll. Visit participants.

Dreaming of our trip we are taking in November with our kids to Disney. Our son has not been to Disney and he is soooooo excited. We have an M&M jar for him and he eats one every day until the day we leave. This year will be lots of fun because he is still young enough to enjoy the magic of Disney.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

friday feast #116

What is your favorite beverage?
Ok i have two...iced tea and water with lemon.

Name 3 things that are on your computer desk at home or work.
Pen and pencil holder,my digital camera, computer paper


On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being highest), how honest do you think you are?
9. I think I am a pretty honest person.

Main Course
If you could change the name of one city in the world, what would you rename it and why?
I can't think of any.Guess I wouldn't change any name.

What stresses you out? What calms you down?
What stresses me is people that drive right up on your bumper,bad weather driving,and money...
Music,reading or a nice long walk calms me down.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Sorry won't be blogging for a couple of days. Am not feeling well. Will be back soon.

Monday, October 16, 2006

monday madness

1. Name 10 things you would do if you had more time.
-Get all the laundry done.haha
-Go to the gym more
-Get all my house cleaned-including closets and those places you don't like to clean:P
-Go shopping
-Go to a movie with my hubby
-Get the garage cleaned out
-Wash the van
-Plant my flowers
-Play my piano
-Start a craft project

Saturday, October 14, 2006

satuday photo hunt-lost

We went to the corn maze this month and got lost.Took us a while to get out. It is our favorite place to go in the fall. If you would like to see the maze go here and then click on the corn maze. It is a lot of fun!! They even have a haunted maze that the kids love.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Five For Five
On the Rock tagged me on the Five For Five meme.

1) Five Minutes to yourself. How would you spend them ideally?
Wow I don't get that much time to myself so lets see......
I would read a book
Start on my cross stitch
Just sit and relax with my favorite music or movie
Go on a walk

2) Five Dollars to spend right now. How or where would you spend it?
Go to the coffee shop and get a chocolate mint coffee
Buy milk...always need that here:P
Probably spend it on someone here in the house

3) Five Items in your house you could part with right now?
Several old bikes in the garage
Old,or not used clothes
The trailer in the driveway
The old swing
Our stove...we need a new one;P

4) Five Items in your house you absolutely, positively could never part with?
My computer:)
My comfy rocking chair
My piano
All my pictures-I love family pictures couldn't live without them
My music cabinet with all the old music from my grandma and mom

5) Five Words (or phrases in my case) you love?
I love you Mom or I love you honey:)
Let me do that for you
My Julie-It's a game we play with one of my daycare kids
You have the day off
Let's go out tonight

Am not sure who to tag but if you want to do this meme feel free and let me know you did it so i can visit.:)

Thursday, October 12, 2006

The Pumpkin Prayer

Dear God,
As I carve my pumpkin help me say this prayer:

Open my mind so I can learn about You;
(Cut the top of the pumpkin)

Take away all my sin and forgive me for the wrong things I do.
(Clean out the inside)

Open my eyes so Your love I will see;
(Cut the eyes out in heart shapes)-The picture i found used stars.

I'm so sorry for turning up my nose to all you've given me.
(Cut a nose in the shape of a cross)

Open my ears so your word I will hear.
(Cut the ears shaped like the Bible)-we did rectangles

Open my mouth so I can tell others You're near
(cut the mouth in the shape of a fish)

Let Your light shine in all I say and do! Amen.
(Place a candle inside and light it)

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Monday, October 09, 2006

monday madness

1. From amaranth:
Name three people you would pick (and why) if you could choose who to be stranded on a deserted island with.
I couldn't just pick three people because then that would leave out some of my family. I would have to take my hubby and 4 kids. Just wouldn't work:)

2. From julie:
What is your favorite genre of film and what is your favorite movie from that genre?
I enjoy romantic films, drama, action/adventure. The only kind i don't like are the horror movies.

3. From tiffany:
Which country would you like to visit and why?
I would love to visit England some day. Have met many people from there and just think it would be a nice place to visit.

4. From wil:
What are you driving these days? What's it's (their) good and bad points? Would you buy another one, and why or why not?
We just bought a 2006 Ford Freestar. I love it. It drives well and has all the bells and whistles-those are just fun:) Yes i would buy another one.

5. From cindy swanson:
"Lost," "24," or both?
Neither one. Tried to watch both but didn't catch my interest.

6. From lady starlight:
You've been very good this year. What should Santa bring you for Christmas? (the sky is the limit)
I would like to go to Hawaii with my hubby.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Our Anniversary

Today is our 18th wedding anniversary.Doesn't seem like that long at all. Man how time flies. We knew each other from high school and met up again after high school. My hubby came to Pensacola Florida with my mom and brother to pick me up from college and when we met again, that was it:)That fall we were married and bought a house in a town about 20 minutes away from our families.
Today we have four children. Three teenage girls and a six year old boy. I wouldn't trade my family for the world.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

satuday photo hunt-sleeping

This was taken a few days after we got our now very spoiled shih tzu. Her name is Sadie and is the "princess" of the house. The one holding her is my hubby:) Aren't they adorable????

Friday, October 06, 2006

friday feast

Name a song you know by heart.
I have many songs I know by heart but the one I have been singing lately is "Your my little girl" by Go Fish. Love that song!!!

What will you absolutely not do in front of another person?
Sing. Don't like getting in front of a lot of people.

How often do you use mouthwash and what kind do you like?
Every night. We use scope.

Main Course
Finish this sentence: I am embarrassed when...
I say or do something wrong and my kids catch me.


What was the last food you craved?
I craved a Dairy Queen blizzard the other night. Yes, I broke down and went and got one. Boy was it ever good!!!!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Not so wordless Wednesday

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Ok I know it was suppose to have no words, but I thought this was cute.

I got tagged by Flip Flop Floozie

1. Favorite memory of your mother?
Favorite memory...hmmmm. I remember that my mom was always there for us. She stayed home to raise us as long as she could. That is very important to kids. I remember almost every summer we would go to the strawberry patch and pick strawberries and then have to come home and take the stems off and then she would make strawberry jam. Yumm;)Mom always had things for us to do to keep us busy.Now she is a wonderful grandma to all of our kids.:)

2. Favorite memory of your father?
Dad has always been a hard working dad. He made sure that we had everything we needed no matter what. I remember one time my brother wanted to get a jacket from school and Dad sold something very important to him to get it for my brother. Dad has always sacrificed things for us kids to have what we needed.Dad is also a wonderful Grandpa to our kids:)

3. What one skill would you like to wake up tomorrow and be able to do (though you'd never learned it)?Well, lets see. I would like to be able to know more about the computer. I would like to be able to run in a marathon just once. I would like to be able to play the guitar.

4. Which one of your dreams has come true. My dream to have a wonderful family. I am very happy with my hubby and kids and wouldn't trade them for anything.

Don't know who to tag so if you want to this let me know. Haven't done too many of these myself:)

Monday, October 02, 2006

monday madness

1. From amanda f:
What do you do when somebody complements you?
a. Smile and say Thanks
b. Ignore it and change the subject
c. Complement them back
d. Turn red in embarrasment at the attention and look around to see other people's reaction
e.Take it as you're due.
When someone complements me i smile and say thank you.

2. From shelly:
What color are your eyes?
My eyes are blue.

3. From kia:
What do you like most about yourself?
My personality
4. From julie:
How do you spend Christmas?
We used to go to my in laws house for Christmas eve and have dinner and open presents. Then we would go to my parent's house on Christmas morning for Christmas with them. Now both parents have moved so now we have Christmas morning with our kids at our home. Have a big breakfast and then go to my sister in laws house about an hour and a half away and have Christmas there. This year we are going to my parents house in Georgia.
5. From wide imagination:
When do you normally blog? Day or night?
Usually blog in the morning because i get up earlier than everyone else and can have time to get it done without too many interuptions.:)
6. From rach:
What song can you relate to your personal life? Share a line or two of that song.
When God made you by New Song Just thought about this one b/c our wedding anniversary is next week:)
It's always been a mystery to me
How two hearts can come together
And love can last forever
But now that I have found you I believe
That a miracle has come when God sends the perfect one
So gone are all my questions why
And I've never been so sure of anything in my life
7. From sherle:
What is your favorite color for a sleeping environment?
Don't have a certain color but if i had to pick I would say blue.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Birthday party

Today was our youngest daughter's birthday party. Her actual birthday was in August but with school starting before her birthday now,we don't have any free weekends to celebrate her birthday.So, it ended up today was the first day we had to celebrate. That is pretty sad that you can't even celebrate a birthday because you get sooooo busy. Guess that is what happens though when you have 4 kids:).This first picture of the girls is from the corn maze that we took them to for part of the party.
When we got home we had mostaccioli and other snacks and then the kids played guitar hero and dance dance revolution. Yes, it was quite loud in the house for a while today. They had a lot of fun and the kids didn't leave until about 9pm. Now i have to go clean up.

One.. two ...hut!

Yesterday my oldest daughter had a marching band competition. We told her we were going to all her competitions this year since this is her senior year. Well, this competition was in Chicago-not my favorite place to drive:P and the only way I was going to be able to go was if my hubby would drive. Well, he had to work so I just went about my work at home. Our friends came by about 1pm and asked if we would like to ride with them to the competition. I was thrilled!!! He said they were leaving soon, so i got on the phone to my hubby, told him they were taking us and we left. We just got there in time for the competition to start. I had called my daughter to let her know we were coming. She was very happy.
They did not place but it was a very tough competition. This was their hardest competition of the whole season. It was very good practice for them though.
Their music selection this year was from the movie The nightmare before ChristmasThe drum majors dressed as characters from the movie. It was cute.
We ended up leaving after the awards ceremony, which was good because there was a storm coming. We got hammered with rain on the way home.The band members had to stay at the competition. We felt soooo bad for them since it was pouring. Half way home, our daughter called us and said they were coming home too. I was glad. All of us got home safely and had a great day.(click on pictures to see them better)
*****The date on the camera says 2003 but it really was yesterday..Found out the date was wrong on my camera after i had taken all the pictures..Ooops:P********

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Saturday Photo Hunt-Comfy

Daughter #3 with her teddy bear from her boyfriend. Teddy bears are pretty comfy.:)

Friday, September 29, 2006

friday feast


What is your favorite herb or spice?
garlic and Italian spices


Name a song you like but haven’t heard in a long time.

Lean On Me


If you were to take just one minute to write down as many things as you can think of that you need (not want) to do, approximately how many things would there be?
1.Get all the laundry done...haha that's a dream
2.Clean out all the closets
3.Go through all the old toys and give away what the kids don't want any more
4.Finish the back porch
5.Way too many things to put down...there's always something to be done around here:)
Main Course

Tell something interesting about one of your family members (nothing scandalous, please, just something unique).
My husband has been going through our family tree and found out that they belong to the Huguenot Society. Only a direct male of the family and their children can become members. I can join but only as a spouse. He also found some really cool necklaces that are from the Huguenots.Go here to see the necklaces.


What’s the latest you’ve ever stayed awake?
Probably about 2 or 3 in the morning when i was in high school. Now I only stay up until about 10-10:30. Gotta get that beauty sleep.:)

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Monday, September 25, 2006

monday madness

1. From jstar: Holiday in Europe or Asia?Have never been to either place but would love to go some day:)
2. From sherle: How do you try to change a behavior pattern you don't like about yourself... whether it's chewing fingernails, overeating, smoking, or picking your nose? I really focus on whatever problem it is and try to over come it. Never really bit my nails, haven't smoked and don't ever want to,picking your nose eeeewwwwww.Overeating is a problem that comes with stress around here.I try to drink more water instead of eating.
3. From tricia: Have you ever successfully completed a Sudoku puzzle?No. My daughter and dad have though. They love math... math and I don't get along:)
4. From caylynn: What website do you visit the most often? I have a lot of websites i visit. Don't really have one that i visit more than others.
5. From michael morgan: What was your favorite thing about high school or college?High school....hmmmm....I enjoyed it when i was able to drive...Enjoyed my senior year the most i guess. Has been awhile since i've thought about high school.Was engaged my freshman year of college but that didn't work out. Thank goodness. Am happy with the husband i have now wouldn't trade him for anything.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Friday, September 22, 2006

friday feast #112

Measured in minutes or hours, how much exercise have you had in the last week?
30 minutes a day. We try to go to the gym as many nights as we can.
If you had to change your blog title to something else, what would it be?
Am not sure. I had a difficult time coming up with the one i have. Would like to change it though.
Name one television show you watched when you were 9-12 years old.
Was trying to think what TV shows were on when i was 9-12...... I think Remmington Steele was on then. I watched that all the time:) Gotta love Pierce Brosnan.:)
Main Course
If someone gave you $50 to spend with the one condition that it had to be educational, what would you purchase?
Would probably buy books for the kids since all the girls love to read and our son is just now starting to read.
Do you tend to prefer dark colors, neutral shades, or lighter/pastel hues?
I like the fall, some browns, teal, not so much of the oranges though.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

wordless wednesday

Future Cubs Player?????;)

Monday, September 18, 2006

monday madness

1. How do you eat an oreo cookie? (from tricia) I take the cookie apart and eat the white middle first then eat the cookie part.
2. How long does it take you to eat lunch?about 15 minutes if i get a chance to sit down and eat.My lunch is in the middle of feeding kids and getting them down for naps.
3. Caffeine or decaf? Decaf...defintely. I am allergic to caffeine.
4. Chicken or beef? Prefer chicken b/c it is better for you. We also use ground turkey instead of beef.
5. Pen or pencil? Pen
6. Autumn or spring? is my most favorite time of the year!!!!1
7. Baseball or basketball? Baseball
8. 'Survivor' or 'The Amazing Race?'Don't watch either one but if i had to choose i'd guess i would pick survivor.
9. Come up with one question I can ask our Monday Madness participants in the weeks to come. How do you spend Christmas?

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Our weekend

My Hubby,Dad and daughter and other daughter's boyfriend went to a cubs game on Saturday and this is how close to the field they were.They had a great time!!!!! They got to eat at Grand Central Station after riding the train to Chicago. The weather was beautiful and the Cubs won!!!!!!! What a great present for my Dad who has been a Cub fan since i can remember.My daughter even got her picture put on the Cubs website for the fan photos with our middle daughter's boyfriend. I'd say their day was perfect.

The rest of us left at the house got to go to the mall and shop for homecoming dresses for our freshman and senior girls. We had a ball. The only one that didn't like the day that much was our 6 year old son. He was very good though and got to pick out a toy at KB toys for being so good. Today, if the rain holds off, we are going to watch my oldest daughter march in a parade and then go to the apple orchard. We're praying for another nice day. The weather has been perfect since my parents came to visit.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Monday, September 11, 2006

monday madness

1. How long have you been blogging? I've been blogging since April of this year and am very addicted to it now.:)
2. How many times have you taken a break from blogging?None yet. Just don't post every day b/c some days i can't think of what to write.
3. How long is the longest you've gone, so far, without posting on your blog?Usually just a day or two. I like to try to keep current that is why i do the Monday madness, Thursday thirteen and saturday photo hunt. Gives me something to post about.
4. How many fellow bloggers do you keep in touch with, through your blogs, on a regular basis?Right now only about 4-5.
5. Have you ever met, in person, a blogger on your blogroll?Actually yes,but not sure if mine counts since one of the ones on my blogroll is my mom.:)
6. How often do you update/change the 'extra' stuff on your blog?I like to change things and add things but don't do it that often. I really like the blinkies.
7. Do you think you'll be blogging for years to come?Not sure...hopefully will.

revised post......ooops:P

If you see the previous post about september 11th song, it will not take you there.I thought i deleted it but it is still showing up when i go to my site from other sites. I didn't realize that it was not to be linked. I just wanted to share the song on my blog.If you want to go there yourself the website is

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Honoring the 9/11 Victims

Name: Stephen J. Colaio
Age: 32
Killed at: World Trade Center
From country:
From city: Montauk
From state: N.Y.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Monday, September 04, 2006

monday madness

1. Which holidays (if any) do you consider more as a day off from work, than anything else?They are all a day off to me because i work in my home and any day i don't have people coming in the door for babysitting is a day off:)
2. Which 3 holidays are most celebrated in your family?Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentine's day.
3. Do you have an organized filing system at home?Yes.
4. Do you clip coupons for groceries? If so, do you remember to use them? If not, why?I don't clip coupons as much as I used to probably because we don't get the paper any more and there isn't that many coupons that come in the mail.
5. How many magazines do you subscribe to? 0
6. Do you play any computer games on a regular basis? If so, which is your favorite, and why?Yes. I love computer games. I go to Miniclips,, Shockwave or whatever site i can find that has new games. yes i am a computer junkie:)
7. Have you watched any movies worth recommending, lately?I watched Tristan and Isolde. It is in the medieval times where these two fall in love but are not able to see each other b/c of imperial politics. Very good movie..

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Saturday Photo Hunt-on the road

Ok,so he's not technically on the road but he's close.

Friday, September 01, 2006

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Just wanted to wish my dad a very happy birthday today!!!!! Hope you have a great birthday Dad!! I love you!!!!!

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

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Thirteen of my favorite movies
1. Walk in the clouds
2. Raising Helen
3. Message in a Bottle
4. Man in the Moon
5. A Walk to Remember
6. How to lose a guy in 10 days
7. Lake House
8. Sweet Home Alabama
9. Tristan and Isolde
10.Daddy Daycare
11.Finding Nemo:)
12.The Passion of the Christ
13.While you were sleeping

wordless wednesday

Katie is 13 years old today. Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!

Monday, August 28, 2006

monday madness

1. Do you do dishes by hand or do you use a dishwasher? By hand. Don't have a dishwasher unless you count all my girls-but those dishwashers are broken:)
2. How many people have your cell phone number? Only family and a few friends.
3. Do you shower in the morning or at night? Morning because if I did at night i couldn't sleep.
4. Do you ever have a song 'stuck' in your head? Yes!!!!
5. Do you pay your bills when they arrive, or do you wait until closer to the due date to pay them? Try to pay them when they arrive but most of the time have to wait for the money to come in first;P
6. Are you obsessive about anything in particular? I don't like a dirty house Can't stand when it gets out of hand.
7. What one thing would you say you have a zero tolerance for? bad attitudes.

Saturday, August 26, 2006