Friday, January 30, 2009


I have a new dear friend who might be the person who is most like me in this world. Her name is Meghan...aka "bag lady" and she tells me if I post a link to this blog, she will put my name in the hat twice for a giveaway...SO POST THIS!!!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

A Sad Night

Well I just got home from dropping my parents off at the airport. It is always such a bittersweet's crying, dad's rushing (so we don't see him crying) and I'm smiling from ear to ear, not because they are leaving, but because I am full...full of love, full of memories, full of support...I always feel I can breathe easier after some time with my parents. And now the kids are older, we've added a new dynamic...tiny tears and pitiful cries from the back seat. I know its so hard for them and they won't see them for five months, which makes it even harder. So my happy, full heart is twisted and torn for my two little babes in the backseat who will desperately miss their Mamie and Pops...Can't wait for Keuka Lake!!!

Some pics from the aquarium...

Baby Anabelle Dedication

Dad did a beautiful ceremony at Allan and Michelle's house dedicating Miss Anabelle to the Lord. And...Tate and Lily had a wonderful time loving all over her...

Mamie and Pops Storm Into Town

It's such a whirlwind...Atlanta for pickup on Wednesday...Cookeville for Bobo's Game on Thursday...Back to Cleveland for one night's rest on Saturday...Atlanta for Baby Anabelle's dedication on Sunday...and Tomorrow we're headed to the Aquarium (check tomorrow for pics!)...Here are some from the tornado thus far...

Baking Cookies with Mamie

Swimming with Pops

Telling Stories with Nonny

Watching Planet Earth

Pizza Before the Game

Winning Another Dance Contest

Becoming Biggest Fans

Cheering Bobo's Team to Victory

Celebrating Bobo's Victory

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Arcade Time

Cabin fever hit today...with all this rain we haven't had much time outside. We were going to take the kids swimming at the indoor pool, but due to a slight mommy miscalculation (misread the closing time), we decided to go the arcade. It's a great place with video games, skee ball, and bouncy thingies. Lily spent most of her time bouncin' while Tate and Robbie raced motorcycles and racecars. Afterwards, we picked up Jenkins to-go and came home to watch Kung Fu Panda in our pjs. Maybe sunshine tomorrow...

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Paying the Price

When I was younger, my mom would always say, "When you dance, you gotta pay the fiddler." Well, the fiddler's been dancing around my house today demanding some serious cash. Last night we had a family slumber party with Brandi & gang, Heather & gang, and Stef & Nonny. We had a great time. And dance we did...

We Dined

We Played

We Slumbered

We "Wii"ed

We Cozied

We Snuggled

We Smooched

And we laughed our butts off...

Happy 2009 Everyone! Looking forward to another great year...