Saturday, November 24, 2012

Winter Ick

So Muffin is on the mend from his pneumonia but then this morning Puck comes into my room saying he doesn't feel well.  He's been camped out on the couch all morning and has a fever that so far has reached 100.  I hate this time of year it's like the germs are just everywhere waiting to attack.

We put the fake tree up yesterday sans decorations.  You gotta love pre-lit.  This is the tree that is in our family room. We still put the big real tree in the living room.  This tree is really more for me....white lights and only red and white ornaments.  It's a girly momma tree:)  I love looking at it when I sack out on the couch to sip some red wine and watch HGTV at night! 

I started repairing the drywall in the powder room yesterday so prepare it for paint.  I really needs a redo.  I hate the lavender paint that's been in their for 7 years now and every time the cleaning lady came she managed to get bleach everywhere.

* I was going to post a photo but google says I'm out of space:( you pay $2.49 a month???

Friday, November 23, 2012


Every year we typically have Thanksgiving with my Dad, Stepmom and her very large and fun Italian family.  This year, her uncle was in the hospital and it's pretty serious.  This came after 2 other older family members ended up in the hospital as well.  They had to cancel Thanksgiving.  It is the kind of Thanksgiving that requires them to rent out the party room of their condo and have enough place settings for 20+ people!  The boys love Thanksgiving at Poppy & Mac's.  They love that Aunt Lena let's them play in the gym.  I always enjoy the time I get to spend with my dad.  I don't know how things will turn out for Uncle T but I pray that the family can find peace.

We invited some friends over that were also going to be Thanksgiving-It alone.  It worked out wonderfully as they already had a Turkey so they dropped it off so my amazing cooking Hubs could prepare and cook it!  I found a festive table cloth and had it over-nighted and one big trip to the grocery store was all it took to pull off a great Thanksgiving.  It was our first as a married couple that we had no "culinary" help from the elders.  I think we did great.

Also a few days before Thanksgiving Muffin was diagnosed with Pneumonia.  You would hardly even know he is sick, this kid is so tough.  We have a follow up today to see if the antibiotics are working.  I hope they are.  Hubs said they could hospitalize him...I hope not.  I'm coughing a lot too....I really hope I don't have it...  He's a trooper though, that's for sure.

It was a good day and the Hubs and I finished it off with a few bourbon and cokes and watched National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.  It's how we always kick off the Christmas season:)

I'm thankful for...


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Friday Night Leftovers, on Saturday

  • I am so guilty of blog neglect and we have had such a fun and busy fall that later in life I will have probably forgotten all the cool things we did.  I will try to get back on the blogging train.
  • Speaking of that.  Have anyone out there ever printed their blog into a book?  If so, how did it turn out?
  • Puck is playing Winter Futsol (it's like indoor soccer).  He is really coming along and we hope he will build more on skills before the Spring.  He needs a little endurance training...
  • Did I forget to mention we got a new kitty?  Her name is Pepper. 

  • I'm really not excited about Christmas this year.  I hope I can get into the spirit soon.  It really is my favorite time of the year.  Maybe I should just spend some time on Pinterest.
  • I will knit a scarf this winter if it kills me.
  • Lifted up the rug that's been in our family room for eight years...ewe.  Must purchase new rug on payday!
  • I might get to go to Vegas next year with the Hubs on his conference for work.  I've never been that would be so fun.
Please go show Danifred some love and share your leftovers!


It's so quiet around here today.   It's a Saturday morning and the boys have been upstairs for hours now playing video games together.  I hate to admit this, but it is nice to be able to sleep in a bit on the weekends now that the boys are more self sufficient and not demanding breakfast right away.  The Hubs got up this morning and made them breakfast.  Getting them to pause the game long enough to come eat was something of a miracle.  I don't feel too guilty though, they aren't allowed to play on school mornings at all and for limited time after school. 

Last weekend we spent the weekend at my friends cabin in the West Virginia mountains.  I had no service on my iPhone and I have to say, it was nice to be completely disconnected.  I think I'm going to "disconnect" more often.  The boys loved the camp fire and just being boys.  Strangely enough, they liked making smores but not eating them.  What's wrong with these children?

Collecting firewood

8 years you even believe it?

Muffin...all grown up!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Maybe someday you'll read this...


You have only been 8 for a couple of weeks and it's as if overnight you grew up.  I'm so impressed with your maturity, behaving in the grocery store, helping with house hold chores, and doing as you're told.  It means so much to me.

Every time you look at me with that smile and those blue eyes I stop for a minute and try and commit your sweet face as it is right now to memory forever.

I love you, so much!


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Costume Recap

The boys had a blast:)  Here are just a few shots to show how excited they were:)

They totally posed like this spontaneously! 


My Vampire:)

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