Get up and Get Away

May 26, 2009 at 7:58 am | Posted in Holidays | Leave a comment

We took a trip to the lake this weekend to open the lakehouse for the 2009 summer season.  Well actually Ed and my brother-in-law Pat went up the weekend prior and did all the dirty work. All we really did this weekend was show up, eat, drink and have a ton of fun.  Here are a few random shots from the weekend:

From left to right my niece Kate, my niece Reese and Sophie:

three amigos by you.

Ed, Henry and my brother-in-law Chad:

ed henry chad by you.

Niece Kate and Sophie hanging out on the waverunner:

s kate waverunner by you.

Henry in the pool (once we got him in there it was very difficult to get him out):

h pool play by you.

And last but most certainly not least, Ed and I busting a gut.  We had been playing Catch Phrase and drinking, drinking, drinking but I don’t even remember what was so funny:

amy ed laugh by you.

Oh No You Didn’t

December 11, 2007 at 7:13 am | Posted in Holidays | 1 Comment
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Oh yes I did.  And although just now the safety seal is intact, there is a serious shortage of time before that baby is gone and the contents of this container of sheer delight will happily reside in my stomach.  And on my hips.  What’s an extra day or two on the treadmill anyway when there are limited edition goodies like this to enjoy during the holidays.

Happy Holidays

December 6, 2007 at 12:14 pm | Posted in Holidays | 1 Comment
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From our zoo to yours…not sure when I’ll be finding time to write so until then enjoy the kids…


November 22, 2007 at 7:38 am | Posted in Holidays | 1 Comment
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So I’ve been thinking about what I’m thankful for seeing as it is Thanksgiving and we are giving thanks, right?   So as I pondered through the canned answers (family, friends, health, children, blah, blah, blah) I thought I should really think about what it is I’m thankful for.  And although my list may seem shallow, it is honestly and truly what I am thankful for.

I am thankful that we have enough money to live in a house that is safe structurally and enviornmentally that provides heat, coolness, water and shelter.

I am thankful that I have clothes on my back that are new and warm.

I am thankful for indoor plumbing and an endless supply of hot water in which to bathe and cook.

I am thankful I was born to white, suburban, middle to upper middle class family.

I am thankful I can afford to stay home and raise my children the way I think they should be raised.

This is so much more than many people have and I am thankful and grateful it is mine.

Boo to You

November 2, 2007 at 7:57 am | Posted in Holidays | Leave a comment
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Here’s a couple of quick shots from Halloween.  This is only the second Halloween Sophie has picked something to dress up as and pretty much stuck with it from day one.  Last year was Tinkerbell, this year a kitty:


She looks so grown up to me in this picture..and tall…and skinny.   But honestly…I have no idea where the alter-ego personality below is coming from.  I must check under her bed for the pod from which this creature emerged:

Perhaps it is a good thing that the Cheeta Girl got voted off dancing with the stars.  I may have underestimated her influence on my sweet and shy daughter.

And you may be wondering why there aren’t many pictures of Henry these days.  Well…this is pretty much how it goes with him.  The first shot gets off pretty well:

Then the remainder pretty much look like this because he has yet to really understand that my camera is off limits:

Well at least you can see his bottom molars are in.

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