Thursday, November 20, 2008


While Sam is in New York tonight, the fun isn't lost on me!
Tonight, I sat around the fireplace with my Star Wars friends.
Even they enjoy a "pink" moment.
I'm looking forward to a Princess bath too.

Saturday, November 15, 2008


A friend asked me to take pictures at her son's party today. It was so much fun. I am in heaven when taking pictures!
There's something about capturing memories of youth that I am obsessed with.
Last month I took pictures for my friends daughter's baptism and made a video for her. It was my favorite project yet!
Next weekend I'm doing another one! I can't wait. This time it's for a boy. I hope I can still capture the "sweetness" in a boyish way.

It's been really hard not to sit at my computer ALL day and work on my projects.
Sam had Tuesday off work and told me I could have the whole day to my projects while he watched the kids!! It was WONDERFUL!
I finished a few projects I was working on and got a lot of great idea's for the future!!
The kids loved playing with dad. He took Jace to IHOP for breakfast then went to school and had lunch with Jenny and Jarom, then took them to the Park and out for Pizza after school! I think they'd like the idea of dad and I switching roles!


Last thursday Sam took me on a date. A date I refused to go on, but he insisted. I was a brat and told him if he wanted me to go he had to find the babysitter, so he did! I grumbled about it all day and decided to get ready 10min before the babysitter arrived.

He took me to Sacred Heart University where Pulitzer Prize winning Author, Doris Kearns Goodwin, gave a lecture on her book; 'Team of Rivals, The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln.'

Once I got out of the house and away from the kids for 5 min. I decided I was pretty darn lucky to be out on a date with this good looking lad, and decided to shape up. As it turned out-I had such a good time. She is an amazing speaker. She knew so much about Abraham Lincoln, and told it all in a very engaging way. Add me to the list of Abraham Lincoln fans! What an amazing man!

Not only was the lecture great but the company as well. Sam and I had a moment (at Sam's expense) that had me rolling with laughter unlike ever before! He made me laugh so hard I was crying and had side aches!!

That night on a Stupid date; I feel in love, yet again, with the boy next door!

Good-Bye Fall

Fall has come and gone!

I have thoroughly enjoyed Autumn in CT! I am so happy I live in this area. I'm constantly admiring the beauty that surrounds me. I am so sad to see it go!


With Fall came Fall soccer.
Sam and I coached Jarom's 1st Grade Boy's team. After the 2nd week I fired Sam and made him do the dishes for missing practices.
We had a very talented team. Too bad the Coach that taught me to play soccer didn't know a thing about it. I, therefore, passed his knowledge down to them! I taught them NOTHING! But it was fun to play with them each week.

We were the Red Dragons.

It was so fun seeing Jennica play on the Kindergarten team. I called her the "Bulldozer." Her coach would have her stand at mid-field and once the other team neared the line he would say, "Go, Jennica!" And she would take off and attack. (This tactic worked well because Jennica is like a 4th Grader among pre-schoolers!)

I think we've discovered her Sport!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Playing in the Attic

Lately I have been obssesed with cleaning my attic.
Last summer, after tripping over one too many toys, I gathered them up and took them on a field trip.
Every toy went in the attic.
AHHHH! I had my floor back.

But, my poor kids didn't have any inside toys. I decided to clean out the attic and make it a playroom.

This is when the attic transformation began. I went through EVERTHING Sam and I have EVER kept in the 10 years we have been married and the 11 moves we have endured and I tossed out the JUNK we have been towing along.

After a few trips to the Dump my attic was off to a great start.
I'll tell you It feels great knowing I have that cleaned out!

My attic has been an after school favorite for quite some time.
Rule #1 You can not bring toys down the ladder!

It sure beats the cost of buying a bigger house with a playroom!
We'll see how it goes in the winter. We may have to bring up a heater.