Melts my heart (before I've cleaned up their mess and saw the broken hangers) that the girls love to dress up in my clothes. They sure know me to a tee with my scarves! And glasses.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Hello! I've been gone for a very long time. Working, being a wife, mommy, etc. are all exhausting and I couldn't find an ounce of energy or time to blog.
Blah, blah, blah. I'm back! (Crickets?!) Oh well.
Happy New Year! Happy Easter! Happy Mother's Day!
I'm lucky that we found a wonderful preschool for the girls to attend while my husband and I are at work!
For Mother's Day, they had a tea with strawberry shortcake and milk. A reading of "Love You Forever" which I held back tears; and a lovely gift of a post it note pad and a Q&A of how skinny they really think I am. ;)
Friday, November 30, 2012
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Our sweet black lab, Lucy, lost her fun, youthful, playful, tennis ball fetching, bone chewing, life a week and a half ago.
The cancer got her. The tumor in her neck regrew itself around her.
But she was happy til the morning we had to say good-bye. Her tail still tapped happily on the floor. Her eyes were still full of love.
That girl, in true Lucy fashion, wouldn't put her head down in my lap until all of her "crackers and escargo" (liver treats dipped in wet puppy food) from the vet were gone.
I miss her like crazy. It's silly to say you miss a dog. But I do. She was my first baby. She was my dog. She was my best friend. And she was by my side through everything in the last 8 1/2 years. New jobs, getting engaged, graduating from college, married, two babies, new house, etc. And through the tough, hard times. She was right by my side. And that's what is tough... I had to say good bye to someone that just loved.
She was the best. Everyone has their own best, but she was the best. Everyone loved her and she loved them.
Enjoy all that heaven is, Lucy. Running, fetching until you can't, treats, biscuits, everything. Because you deserve it.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Halloween was fun. We braved the sprinkles and went up and down our long street and had a blast!
Ava was Silvermist, who for those that don't know, is Tinkerbell's blue fairy friend. Emma wanted to be Strawberry Shortcake again and I think she rocked it better than last year!
We went to a few fun Halloween events where the girls wore their 'official' costumes and another where Ava was Alice in Wonderland and Emma was a slice of pizza. (She wasn't thrilled about the pizza thing until she realized she was itchy and could run and jump!)
Hope everyone had a fun and safe night last night!
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
I have great and exciting news. I am trading in my SAHM shoes for working mama shoes!
I have been offered a position with a medical organization that I have been trying to get into for ten years! To say I'm excited, is a big, fat understatement. ;)
I became a SAHM in January because my previous employer changed their company policy in regard to medical insurance benefits (which affected me negatively). It has been a big gift to stay-at-home with my girls and I'm ever so grateful to my husband for allowing me to do so (working harder and more).
And it's time. The girls need preschool and new friends. They need a good, structured environment, and I'm ready for some adult conversation!
So as you can imagine we have been touring, hunting, and interviewing different local preschools. Which has been fun, yet hard. Ava has been exploring each new school and Emma sticks by my side. It's a huge adjustment for everyone, but it is time.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
It's been a while!!!
Happy October and happy fall, my fellow blogger friends!
I won't complain how life has thrown us curveballs or how insane it has been. But I will leave you with a pumpkin patch photo. :)
My husband took the girls to a great pumpkin patch an hour away. It has a corn maze, tons of pumpkins from their own fields, train rides, a scarecrow contest and ride, and much more! I love going every year, but couldn't make it since I attended a burial service for my dear cousin.
Are you ready for Halloween?! What are your kids going to be??
Ava is going to be Silvermist, the blue fairy from Tinkerbell's crew ($10 score at Target!) and Emma is going to be Strawberry Shortcake again.