Monday, January 24, 2011


I have an announcement to make - I now have music on my blog!!! Aren't you so excited?!? Now when you come visit me you will be serenaded by the likes of Jack Johnson, Frank Sinatra and some other greats. lol I'm pretty excited about this myself because I tend to get into music and sometimes feel like certain songs just get to me, I'm sure many of you can relate. This playlist will probably be changed from time to time and consist of some songs that may be meaningful to me and then some that are just corny little tunes that make me bop my head a bit. You know what I mean, haha ENJOY!

Now on to some food for thought. Just that statement alone makes me hungry...boy I really sound like a pregnant woman now huh? Welp, no denying that I suppose. Anyways, what I really had in mind for this post was more along the lines of listening. My question is - do you think that those times when you feel like the same thing keeps popping up around you that it's a sign you're supposed to be listening to? If that doesn't seem very clear than for example; You see a particular red scarf in a magazine and think how beautiful it would be on you. Then you find yourself at the mall and BAM, there's the red scarf thing you know you're in the mirror wearing the damn thing and can't help but think, "Hm, maybe it's a sign I'm supposed to buy this!" Ok, ok, ok....this is absolutely NOT an example of what I was referring to but wouldn't it be funny if I actually believed that to be true? I think my husband and credit card providers would be a little bit unhappy with me considering I'm a big believer in looking into the signs. 

But back to a more serious note here...I feel like lately I have been having things come up in different areas of my life that are all leading me to the the same thing. Whether it's comments Owen has made or a sign on the street as I drove by, a random thing that popped in my head while rocking Mason back to sleep in the middle of the night or a conversation with a friend, even an article I happened to stumble upon online, it seems like the list is  never ending and it all keeps bringing me back to the same thing. At some point I think I just need to listen to the signs and realize that they're being put there intentionally. I personally believe that things happen for a reason and God has his hand in everything in my life and so I kind of think that I'm being told to listen up in a way, get me?

All that being said I guess I'm going to go along with it and see what happens...we'll see. And for anyone else out there - Listen to the signs! Ya never know, you just might get a new scarf!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

My beautiful boys

 Oh, hey blue eyes...
Breakin hearts some day

Well, that's it for today folks...nothing more to leave you with other than the sweet faces of my handsome little men! You're welcome!!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Daddy and Owen

Here's the update on Daddy and Owen's roller skating day...they had a ball! They came home after both exhausted and headed up to our bed to snuggle and watch Dino Dan. Daddy said that the entire time they skated Owen was screaming at the top of his lungs, "I'M ROLLER SKATING!!!"...while everyone in the place stared and laughed at him as usual when Owen hams it up in public-which is pretty much always. Apparently Eric had to lean over behind Owen and hold underneath his arms the whole time time to help him stay up. If you can imagine what that position must be like for a long period of time than you will totally understand when I tell you that since that day my husband can barely stand up straight! He is SO sore!! He was hobbling around the next day and miserable with pain. Poor Daddy!
 BUT...Owen had the best time ever so Eric said it was worth the sore back in the end. Here are some pics from their day...Yes, I made them take the camera so that I didn't completely miss out on all the fun :)

 Owen ready to skate
Breaking for hot dogs and chicken wings!
My silly guys

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Just me.

I guess it's about time for me to post again...feeling awfully unmotivated these days! Maybe it's the pregnancy. Or maybe I'm just lazy. hah...maybe a little of both! Anyways, no big news to share at the moment. Nothing life changing and no thought provoking posts today. Just me.

I will tell you that I am very excited to just be sitting here on the couch doing nothing right now. Mason is asleep and Eric decided to have a special day with Owen. They are headed off to the roller skating place down the street that is supposed to have moon bounces and games and all kinds of fun stuff for kids. Owen has never been and let's just say Eric is a little rusty on wheels. He was actually pretty nervous to go lol..he told Owen it's been a long time since Daddy skated and Owen replied with, "It's ok Dad, I will take care of you." I'm sorry is it just me or do I have the sweetest most loving little man on the planet for a child?? Ya, I thought so. So, off they went and Owen told Daddy that after skating they needed to stop at the toy store and then Chuck E Cheese. Hm, I guess we'll see how much of a sucker Daddy is once they get home and I find out what they've been up to.

And a pregnancy update for anyone wondering.....I don't really have any updates. I feel pretty much the same as always, probably just a little more tired. I've actually fallen asleep at like 7pm a few times now which is pretty out of the ordinary for me. I kinda like it. It's a much different experience being pregnant with two little ones as opposed to being pregnant with Owen, where I had no children to tend to and could sleep or go out or do nothing as much or as little as I pleased. And same goes for my pregnancy with Mason. I had Owen who was under two and a truly amazing napper and went to sleep for a few hours everyday so that Mommy could eat lunch, watch Rachel Zoe re-runs and lay down for a bit. Fast forward to my current pregnancy--I have a three year old who recently stopped napping and a one year old who naps once a day, and a short one at that. Needless to say I could use a little rest! lol Oh well, the pregnancy will be over in about 28 weeks and then what's that people always tell you when you're pregnant, you can sleep when they baby sleeps?? HAH! Whoever said that clearly didn't have other children!! I guess most parents go through those sleepless years where you learn to function on just a few hours of rest and a good cup of coffee. I'll sleep when they move out I suppose :) Until then....Dunkin Donuts anyone?!?

Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Year, New You?

First of all.....HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

I personally am glad to say goodbye to 2010 and all of the craziness that came along with it. It had its ups and downs just like any other year but this one for me was just neverending so I'm looking forward to what the new year will bring. There's something refreshing about starting a new year isn't there? It has a way about giving people a sense of new beginnings. In reality, you can really choose to make changes at any given point in your life but I suppose we aren't always as self motivating as we'd like to be. Having a new year and sometimes even a new years resolution, will give us the opportunity to feel like we can forget about the past and move forward with the future, and it can all happen in just the blink of an eye. It's like the clock strikes 12:00am on January 1st and BAM, fresh start! "Out with the old, in with the new," if you will. I myself have been a creature of habit and fallen into the whole thing as well. I remember not too long ago when I was feeling a little less than fabulous I actually said, "Ugh...I just want this year to be over with so I can start fresh in 2011!!" I mean c'mon!! What the heck was I thinking...?!? I needed to wait however many months ago it was in order to make myself feel better? How pathetic. I should have gave myself a swift kick in the you know what and got my act together. I mean, I guess I kinda did now that I think about good for me! But to even make a comment like that is the point really...Why do we have to wait until the new year to make changes and improvements in our lives?? Why not today?

And now I guess I have to tell you to scratch that last line...and most of the entire first paragraph because it doesn't really matter right now why we as people are so weird and need to create certain holidays in order to take control of our lives. Because the fact of the matter is...It IS the new year!!! Sooo, lucky for all of you that NOW is the perfect time to step up to the plate and start swinging!! No more excuses, no more waiting for another day, no more I'm working on it....JUST DO IT! Start your diet, find a hobby, join a gym, find your dream job, start your business, have a baby, get married, learn something new, get organized, volunteer...DO SOMETHING! For crying out loud people, haven't you heard?!? IT'S A NEW YEAR! :) Forget about everything that has held you back in the past and see the future for what it is, yours! Your life is what you make of it and it's not going to change unless you make it happen. So, if you don't already have a goal that you'd like to achieve then now is the time to find one. Life is handing you the perfect opportunity to reflect on who you are and what you've got going for you and if it's not all you'd like it to be then figure out what's gonna get you there. It's not gonna happen by sitting on the couch eating leftover christmas cookies so get yourself some motivation!

With all that being said...I suppose it would only be fair for me to share my own personal goal. Up until this very moment I honestly hadn't really thought about this. I started to write this entry and had intended to post about what we've been up to lately but apparently God had some other plans for my blog tonight because clearly my little fingers decided to type something a bit different than cooking and organizing closets don't you think? Or maybe he was just looking out for you and closets may have been a bit boring now that I think about it. Well, this is me stalling............and I'm not usually one to open up too personally in a public forum to be quite honest so I'm going to try. This might sound surprising to many of you but quite extremely personal is my stuff? Not so much. It's kind of surfacey and doesn't exactly touch on the very emotional aspect of our lives that sometimes people tend to get into. I suppose I'm a bit more private. Anyways, I'm deciding to put it out there a bit on this one since after much stalling and thinking here, I really do think it should be my goal. I am officially stating my personal goal, or better known as a "New Years Resolution," to stop focusing on what's next and start living in the moment. Now many of you might not think this is really that interesting, however if you're's kind of a big deal. I have ALWAYS done this for as long as I can remember and it's not really that great of a thing to do. I spend so much time over-thinking everything, and what things will lead to, or what might happen, or where I want to be, or how I'm gonna get there, or why I'll never get there, or what made it that way...It becomes quite exhausting! If I could just stop spending all this time worrying about everything and focusing on what is actually in the moment than I might just start enjoying life a little bit more each day don't you think? I guess we'll see in 2011!

I would also like to invite you to to post your own new years resolutions or goals as well! Like I said, something refreshing about starting new so put yourself out there and tell the world...or just me! I hope to hear from all of you...and now I've gotta run because my hubby and little boy are snuggling by the fire watching a movie and I'm supposed to be living in the moment so off I go!! And once again, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
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