Sunday, December 9, 2007

When There Was Me and You

Here's Meghan singing her favorite song from High School Musical. I love the passion she puts into it! <3 <3 <3
And the end...LIKE IT???? Hehe!!

Monday, October 29, 2007


It's Halloween and everyone who knows me knows how much I love to get dressed up! I went to a party this weekend with Janelle and my friend Beth from work. Here's my costume...
Yes, of course I was a pirate...I'm obsessed this year!! :-) Janelle wore my corset...

And Beth was a saucy beer wench...

My friend Lela was Marie Osmond, and our friend Robert was Donnie - they were so cute!!

As it turns out, Lela's husband John was a pirate too! We matched perfectly!

The host and hostess of the party...He was an AMAZING Ace Ventura...he even had the mannerisms. Hilarious!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Karaoke time at the White House

This is quite possibly one of the cutest things I've ever seen. Man I love these kids!! They love to sing as much as I do. I told Ethan the other day that he was a great singer and his response was, "Well, MOMMY, I'm part of this family!!" Woohoo!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Start spreadin' the news!!!

We had a GREAT time in NYC this weekend! For the first time, I was able to take the kids out to the Statue of Liberty. In the past the weather has always been too bad. It was WINDY this time, but we did it! They were highly impressed, but still more interested in running around in the grass at her base. Oh to be a kid... Of course, the fact that I'm not a kid didn't stop me from laying on the grass to get this picture. :-) Ya gotta do what ya gotta do, right?

Meggie and I on the ferris wheel in Toys R Us. This is a staple of every trip!! The kids never get sick of it.

The Museum of Natural History. We spent most of our time there looking for Dexter. Do you know who that is?? Yeah...I did. We didn't find him. Or Rexy. We did find a statue of Teddy Roosevelt, though. Thank goodness. The kids were THRILLED to be able to go there, and are saying that was their favorite part of the trip.

Times Square 2007

NYC Cops

The busride back to the hotel is always a good time!

On the boat...boy was it COLD!!

Ethan and I waiting for the bus. Meg took the pic!

E just being cute.

I love this pic! It's so...them!!! ROFL!

Fun on the subway...too bad we lost that precious hat mere hours after we bought it!

I didn't think he existed....

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Arrr!! Me day's been overrun by PIRATES! Shiver me timbers!

Last weekend, Mom, the kids and I traveled to Janelle & Kyle's house so Kyle and I could go to the WVU/Maryland game (LET'S GO MOUNTAINEERS!!). The game was Thursday, and then Friday Mom and Janelle and all the kids and I went to the fabric store and bought about 100 yards of different fabrics (seriously you should have seen the cutting ladies, I think they were appalled). We went home and started to sew...we made skirts for ourselves, and entire pirate costumes for each of the kids (yes, we even made the waist cinchers for the girls - we're THAT good). Mom actually got stuff to make herself some garb, but it turned out to be kind of a difficult pattern so she's going to take it to a seamstress so she can dress the next time...

The next time what, you ask?


Yes, we sewed til 3:30am and took four little pirates to the Maryland Renaissance Festival. This was the first time I had been to one with children - it had its ups and downs, lol! They wanted EVERYTHING they saw, of course...and I couldn't provide, of course.

However, they did have a great time playing with the Bubble Fairy, getting their faces painted, sliding down a GIGANTIC slide, playing at the park and RIDING AN ELEPHANT. Yes. I kid you not! Ethan was absolutely beside himself with joy. It was about the cutest thing ever!

At the end of the Faire, the Rogues always close the show at the Dragon's Inn Pub. I love them! And apparently, Meggie does too! She and I DANCED our hearts out and had a blast!

It was a lot of fun, and at the end of the day we were all exhausted.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Live to Ride

On Sunday while we were at Mom and Bill's for the birthday party, the kids decided they wanted to try out the motorcycle. All we had for them was a batting helmet, but considering they were only going right in front of the house at about 2mph, we figured that would be ok.

When he got done with that short ride, Ethan decided that he LOVED it and needed to go for a REAL ride. So we put Mom's helmet on him and Bill took him around the neighborhood. I just did a search - apparently there is no minimum passenger age in the state of WV. Wow. Anyway...THAT'S my baby! When he got back from that ride he said he understood why I loved it so much and why I want a bike of my own! LOL!

September birthdays

Mine is one of them!! WOOHOO!

We had our party on Sunday. The kids were adorable and the gifts were fabulous. Some pictures of my new jewelry... I *HEART* MYSTIC TOPAZ!! Cara and Grandma got me this fantastic ring.Mom & Bill got me this fantastic ring and necklace!! :banana:

Here's a pic of all four of us...

Mom - Sept 5, Tyler - Sept 18, Meg - Sept 3 and me, Sept 7.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

My favorite food.

Or one of them anyway. I could eat it every day. Hell, this weekend, I practically did - twice Friday and for dinner Saturday.The place we go most often (seriously 3 times a week at least) is called Ogawa. They know me well there. They know I drink Diet Pepsi during the day, or if I'm there for dinner it's Miller Lite time. They know I order edamame for my appetizer.I think my friends and I crack them up because we're SO into our sushi. This restaurant chose to close for three weeks in July so they could all go on vacation. They told me they'd leave me a key under the mat! ROFL!

Honestly, the presentation is always beautiful and the food is SO GOOD. I can't stay away!! I try to get something new every time I go there, but I definitely have my favorites...
We can't forget the wasabi. Many people I know won't even try it. It adds SO MUCH flavor to the sushi, though! Sure, it's spicy. But everything in moderation, right?

Saturday, August 4, 2007

You Are 48% Pure

You're not so innocent... in fact, you're quite unpure.
You have seen and experienced a lot. And you're no worse for the wear!
Your 80s Hunk Is

John Stamos

Friday, August 3, 2007

You Are 92% Creative
You are an incredibly creative person. For you, there are no bounds or limits to your creativity.Your next creation could be something very great... Or at least very cool!

Lynette is fabulous!

For the Ego Booster Challenge, I get to talk about Lynette.

What a wonderful, beautiful lady, who I wish I could meet in person! She is very family dedicated, which is a strong characteristic in my book. Lynette is so super friendly! I love her pearls of wisdom on the board - when someone is having a crisis or a bad day, she'll come in and say something that often strikes a chord with me. I love that! And every once in a while, she'll say something that just CRACKS me up!! Anyone who can make me laugh is a friend in my book!! :-)

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

I'll bet if you searched blogs right now, there would be 100s, even 1000s of blogs with this topic.

It's over. I closed the book and sobbed for half an hour...I'm in mourning because there won't be any more!

I have had my favorite authors in the past, and I've fallen in love with characters before. But not to the point where I get dressed up and go at midnight to get a new book!! I'll never be able to do that again!

I loved the last book. I won't say anything about it here, in case you're checking my blog and you haven't finished it yet. But I LOVED it. It was action packed from beginning to end. There were times, reading it, that I was having trouble BREATHING there was so much going on!
I hope JK writes more about the wizarding world. I want TL's story!!