Thursday, May 23, 2013

Let's Go Giants!

The girls got their first baseball at the San Francisco Giants game earlier this week. And daddy bought them their first Giants hats, of course in pink and purple.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Mini Me's

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

So long work break

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

Cheers to the holiday season!

Christmas tree picking is more fun with a 3- and 4- year old.

Happy holidays to all!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

'Lucy in the sky with diamonds'

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

Tricky tricky time!

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.