Friday, April 30, 2010

Real Quick...

This post is mainly for the girls I'm going to see WICKED with...Auntie D, WW, VG, L & L :)

Wondering how long until we go see Wicked???

Scroll down to the bottom of the blog....go ahead...I'll wait, but come right back up!
Pretty cool, huh?

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Taking the Plunge

We did it!

Iz and I went to preschool this afternoon and spent about an hour with the teacher, Mrs. S.

We talked to Hubby about it when we got home and made the decision to DO IT! The application is filled out, the registration check is written (ugh!) and it's going in the mail tomorrow.

My BABY is going to preschool in the Fall. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am-11:30am she will be with other kids her age playing, learning, crafting.....

Me? I'll be enjoying my alone time :) Well, probably for the first few days I'll be crying but after that I should be F.I.N.E.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

It's Outside Tubby Time

It's THAT time of year again...though Iz has FINALLY, after 4 summers, outgrown the round blue outside "tub."

Not to worry - we found something else that worked just fine! :)

Ahhhhh...outside tubbies are so relaxing!!!

Monday, April 26, 2010


No, I'm not referring to shopping for Photos :) Remember the other day when we were at the park and cutie pie Ellie was with us? Well, I snapped some adorable shots of her and this was my fave:

After I took it though I realized the paper on the ground had snuck into the corner of the picture and, though I tried to crop it out, it wouldn't I opened the picture in "Paint" and did a little cut and paste of other parts of the ground. Now, upon close inspection my photo shop job is terrible but looking at the picture here? Not so bad :) What do you think?

An even better the picture better in color, showing off Ellie's amazing eyes?
Or classic black and white???

I can't decide...I love it both ways!!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Fun at the Park

While hanging out at Auntie D's on Wednesday we took advantage of the nice weather and walked up to the park to play at the playground for a while.

The slide gave Iz a *little* bit of a static problem :)

Little Miss Ellie was there too :) See how she's trying to stick her tongue out? That's because she's looking up at UJ and that's the "trick" he's trying to teach her....won't her parents be proud?


One of my fave pictures of Ellie...ever! :)

Playing is hard work...sometimes you need to recline for a moment and just relax!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Anniversary!

Today is our of tonight Hubby and I will be married for FIVE years!

Wow! Only a tenth of how long my parents have been married, but hey! we're working on it :)

Now, I would love to post a pic of Hubby and I but do you know how many pictures have been taken of him and me TOGETHER in the past year? That's right...ZERO! I am always the one taking pics and therefore am hardly ever in the pics. When I'm NOT taking pics it's because I've given Hubby the camera and so he's taking them...see the problem?

Anyway -

Happy Anniversary Hubby!

I love you :)
P.S. Happy Earth Day to the rest of you! Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The CIRCUS is in Town!

Yesterday Iz and I met up with Mel and her boys (plus her nephew) and headed into the big city to see the CIRCUS!!!

Want to see all the pictures I took?

Yep. That't the only one...Iz looks miserable only because I was trying to take her picture not because she was *actually* miserable. She was excited about the circus all day and was NOT disappointed by the show.

We all had a GREAT time!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Patriots Day

Today is Patriots Day.

For those of you not fortunate enough to live in Maine and EXTREMELY fortunate enough not to live in Massachusetts today is a holiday celebrated only here and there which serves no other person than to inconvenience people like me.

People who drove 20 miles ONE WAY to go to the library only to discover that it was CLOSED!!!

Patriots Day. UGH!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Maine Weather

Ten days ago it was 80 degrees out...3 days ago it was 70 degrees and we went for a bike ride/walk with Auntie D and Ellie.

This morning we woke up to Iz screaming that "It SNOWED!"

I expected a dusting...what I got was this:

Iz was out playing in the snow by 8am, we lost power at 9 (for about 45 minutes) and now, at 10, Iz has bundled up again and headed back out :)

The ONLY good thing about snow this time of year is that it won't last long, but seriously...enough is enough!

We're headed to Mel's tomorrow for J's birthday party....there's supposed to be a bouncy house but that part of the party is being postponed until next weekend which, hopefully, won't be as COLD and SNOWY!!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Iz and I have a meeting on the 29th to go visit a local preschool, meet the teacher, check out the facility and get all our questions asked/answered.

Like I told Auntie D: *sniff*sniff* My baby is growing up!

I'll keep you posted!

Tickets are ORDERED...

...for Wicked in September!!!


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

100 Things

1. Do you like blue cheese? Yep

2. Have you ever read a book in one sitting? Not necessarily one sitting but one day, definitely - The Time Traveler's Wife and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to name a couple
3. Do you own a gun? no

4. Your favorite song? I have too many to even BEGIN to try and pick a fave
5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? YES

6. What do you think of hot dogs? Love 'em but I know they're terribly unhealthy.....

7. Favorite Christmas song? O Come All Ye Faithful

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Coffee...and LOTS of it!

9. Can you do push-ups? Yes but I don't like to.

10. Favorite thing about the person who sent this to you? This wasn't sent to me, I stole it from CM's blog...but my fave thing about her is how unabashedly in love with her family that she is! It's absolutely adorable :)
11. What’s your favorite piece of jewelry? Wedding/Engagement Rings ~ it's the only jewelry I wear. I also have both of my Grandmothers' lockets and those are very special to me.

12. Favorite hobby? Knitting

13. Do you put butter on your popcorn? Yep - a little and a little salt
14. Do you have A.D.D.? Not all the time :)

15. What one trait do you hate about yourself? Ugh - that I bite my nails. Yuck!

16. Middle Name(s): Oriana

17. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment: (1) I NEED to clean the bathrooms. (2) Iz amazes me with how SMART she is! (3) I can't WAIT to see WICKED again in the fall!

18. Name 3 things you bought yesterday: Iced Coffee, Gum, tickets to go see Guys & Dolls :)

19. Name 3 things you drink on a regular basis: Iced Coffee, Diet Coke, flavored water

20. Current worry right now? Picking a PreSchool for Iz, mending a friendship, the upcoming RAINY weekend

21. Current hate right now? The black flies are starting to come out :(

22. Favorite place to be? in the hot tub with Hubby

23. How did you bring in the New Year? Zzzzzzzzz....LOL

24. Where would you like to go? Europe

25. Name three people who will complete this? N/A

26. Do you own slippers? Yes

27. What shirt are you wearing? A ratty (but VERY comfortable!!!) purple tank top

28. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? No - too slippery! I'm more of a flannel girl.

29. Can you whistle? Yep!

30. Favorite color? Orange

31. Would you be a pirate? Huh? Is that an option? No one told me that at any college fair :)

32. What songs do you sing in the shower? Whatever's hanging around in my head - usually TV show theme songs!

33. Favorite girl’s name? Lillian (it was my Grandmother's name)

34. Favorite boy’s name? Jeremy

35. What’s in your pocket right now? No pockets...wearing my comfy pants!

36. Last thing that made you laugh? Iz claiming that she "wasn't expecting THAT to happen" when I kissed her on the nose!

37. Best bed sheets as a child? Pink

38. Worst injury you’ve ever had? I had the spike on a rear bicycle tire gouge into the back of my knee when I was about 13 or 14...NOT fun!

39. Do you love where you live? Most of the time!

40. How many TVs do you have in your house? 2

41. Who is your loudest friend? Mel!

42. How many dogs do you have? 1

43. Does someone have a crush on you? If it's anyone I hope it's Hubby! (or Edward Cullen!)

45. What is your favorite book? Same answer as #4

46. What is your favorite candy? Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

47. Favorite Sports Team? New England Patriots!

48. What song do you want played at your funeral? Someone else can won't matter to me.

49. What were you doing 12 AM last night? Zzzzzzzzzzz.....

50. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up? Must.Have.Coffee. STAT!

51. Do you have a dishwasher? Yes...thank goodness!

52. Is your living room carpeted or does it have hardwood floors? Hardwood

53. What room is your computer in? Laptop - Living Room, Desktop - Spare Bedroom

54. Are there pictures hanging in your living room? Nope ~ just can't figure out what I want to do with the walls

55. What personality trait gets on your nerves the most? Ignorance

56. What decade were you born in? 70's

56. Do you like to entertain? Yes, but we live in the boonies so it doesn't happen often :)

57. What were you doing exactly an hour ago? Driving.

58. Do you like to wear hats? Sometimes

59. Last thing you read? Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult...VERY good!

60. Favorite website? This one :) and FB

61. Last person you emailed? Hubby

62. Last person who emailed you? Hubby

63. Do you own any season DVDs? Grey's Anatomy Seasons 1-5 :)

64. Last thing you ate? Bagel

65. Favorite toy as a child? I had a Play Doh Barber Shop that I really loved

66. Have you ever ridden on a train? Yes

67. Favorite subject in school? Math....until I tried Calculus - ugh!

68. What do you see out your window? The woods :)

69. Baths or showers? Showers

70. Name of favorite cousin? I love them all the same :)

71. Worst movie you ever saw? Not sure of the worst movie, but recently - The Informant

72. Biggest change this past year? Just Iz getting bigger and bigger...things are pretty constant around here.

73. What hurts you the most? Pain?

74. Biggest regret? I'm keeping that one to myself, thanks.

75. Person from your childhood that you remember most fondly? My preschool teacher - LOVED her!

76. What is the third digit of your current weight? 4

77. How many personal snail mail notes or letters have you sent in the past month? zero...unless birthday cards count?

78. Favorite form of art? Music

77. Worst date you ever had? A guy rented out a hot tub room at some place in the city but didn't tell me that's what we were doing so I had no bathing suit or anything....and it was our FIRST (and LAST) date!

78. Second favorite color? Yellow

79. Have you ever met anyone in person that you had first met online? Nope

80. Funniest person you know? Beej

81. Last word you googled? Boston Opera House

82. Favorite author? Patricia Cornwell

83. Favorite fictional character? Hermione Granger :)

84. Last time you ate out? About a month ago

85. The hardest thing you have ever done? Gave birth to Iz

86. Talent you wish you had? Creative Cooking...I'm a recipe girl.

87. Are you a good cook? LOL...see #86...I cook, but I'm more of a baker at heart.

88. How do you like your eggs? Scrambled

89. Favorite vegetable? Asparagus

90. Are you a good speller? Yes

91. What should you be doing right now? Cleaning the bathrooms

92. Pet Peeve? People who bring their sick kids to places like Story Time at the Library or to Playgroup...maddening!

93. Who is your hero?

94. Nicest thing that happened to you today?

95. Favorite way to eat a potato? Baked with sour cream & chives

96. Do you have a blog? Um...yes :)

97. Is your hair long or short? Pretty short right now.

98. What did you do last night? Hung out at home. Did some knitting. Same old. Same old.

99. Are you glad this is about done? Good Lord YES!

100. Favorite question?

Monday, April 12, 2010


I did NOTHING today.... Zero. Zilch. Nada.

That is, if nothing includes playing Chutes & Ladders AND Candyland AND Princess Yahtzee, doing 2 small crafts with Iz, making breakfast and lunch for both of us, making snacks for Iz and Jimmy, playing Barbies, going on a nature walk in the woods out back and coloring for a solid hour.

Okay, so I accomplished nothing....but I sure did a WHOLE LOT!

To reward myself, I'm going to go get Chinese instead of cooking dinner :)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Seriously Cute!

She is just the sweetest thing...

....I mean, cute!

I love the way her little foot is tucked while she's snoozing. Seriously CUTE!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

One Year Ago Tomorrow... was 35 degrees out and we still had snow on the ground.


It was in the snow in sight....and feeling deceptively like summer.

The best part about summer temperatures this early in the spring?


Nice :)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Easter 2010....Part 2

Looking through yesterday's post I realized that you might think Iz was the only person around on Sunday. Not so!

VG was there...

Hubby was there...
Nannie was there...
The big boys were there...
Auntie D and Papa were there...

WW was there...

The Uncles were there too, but no pics of them?
The only people missing were SnL & Ellie :( But, I'll get my Ellie fix tomorrow so all will be well!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter 2010

'Nuff said :)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

This Easter....

...I'm hangin' with my Peeps!

*Sorry to my FB buddies who have already been tortured by this joke a couple times this week but it never gets old!!! Neither does the picture of Auntie D's dog, Kiko (a basset hound) wearing bunny ears. Kiko is Auntie D's "Easter Basset"....get it? Huh? Huh? Do ya?

Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Birthday!


*Pic stolen from B's FB's one of my faves of him :)

Friday, April 2, 2010


The title of this blog does not do justice to the excitement I am feeling
I just found out that
is coming to
Already talked to BOTH of my seesters and
We are GOING!!!
Another "Wicked" good time coming up this Fall :)

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Serious business happening at Auntie D's house yesterday after story time...

Coloring Easter Eggs :)

Look who else was there to "help" color?

She's getting SO big!

We had a blast!

*I would have included one of the million pictures I took of Iz where I said "Show me your egg!" But in EVERY.SINGLE.ONE of them she is doing her awful fake/posed smile and they came out terrible!!! She's really a whole lot more photogenic in candid shots :)


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