Archive for June, 2010

Busy week ahead

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 by by

First off great news. I had posted a couple week ago about Seamus eye specialist appointment not being till the end of August, but then they were able to move it to July 14th and “squeeze” us in.  Then, last Monday I got a call from his normal eye doctor saying that the day has changed again. On Monday I got a call from his eye doc saying that another patient had gone to the eye specialist that Seamus was going to go to and they were not happy with this specialist after all, so they did some research and found a different pediatric eye specialist(PES). The new PES we will be going to, dh has even heard about, even before I did, a lady at work told him about this PES and how she loves her. The PES we will be going to now is part of Sacred Heart Medical Center, and that right there made me feel better.  They are part of a top rated hospital. The best news about going to a different PES is that they could get us in sooner without having to “squeeze” us in. Seamus’ new appointment is Friday July 2nd!! We have to be there by 9:45 so that means we are going to have to be up at around 7am, and have Kieran to my mom’s house by 8:30am.  Then, stop to grab some breakfast and head out of town. It takes about 30-40 minutes to get to Sacred Heart from here and that all depends on traffic. I’m excited they were able to get it moved closer and glad that we are going with a ‘better’ PES.

On Friday I got a voice-mail (I never answer phone numbers I don’t know, but I had completely missed this call lol) saying to (more…)


Total Eclipse of the Heart

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 by by

This blog title has GOT to be way overused by now…haha.
I posted this originally on my old blog:
But, since Eclipse comes out today- I figured I’d cycle it here to admit my little…problem. Hehe!
Overall- I think this is why this series is so popular:

I don’t know…I am guessing I was like most teenage girls…despite the fact that my public statement concerning men was always along the lines of: give me an old man who doesn’t want to get married and has a lot of money to spend and I’m his girl. I did spend a good portion of my teenage years imagining my great love story. I remember even telling my BFF at the time, Val, that I hoped it wouldn’t go to smoothly…”if he likes me right away, it would just be to boring…I want to want him for awhile before I actually get him.”

Then, at seventeen, I got my great love story…and it was as drama and frustration filled as I hoped and I enjoyed every second of the turmoil. (more…)

24 Hours Of Peace & Quiet!!!

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 by by

Please don’t take this the wrong way. I love all my kids. They’re wonderful, each in their own way. But there are days when I just want peace and quiet, and tomorrow I will get just that. My husband is taking Raven & Lex to CT for the day and night. It will be just me and my Lo. Can you hear that? That’s me letting out a huge sigh of relief!! I love when it’s just me and Lola. She’s easy!!!She still plays alone for hours, she has very limited needs, she isn’t clingy when it’s just me and her, she doesn’t whine, destroy things or talk back. I’s going to be really nice. Really, REALLY nice. :) So I’ll be enjoying my time alone with my “baby”. We may do a little potty training. Why? Well, she’s mimicking Lex and saying…”Momma, I gotta peeeeee!!” so I’ll put her on the potty and she’ll look down at her “privacy” and say “Pee!!” but so far we’ve had nothing. Doesn’t hurt to try though, right? Right! So we’re trying. Hey, I am counting down the days until we are diaper free!!!!!

So please, don’t hate me when I’m sitting on my butt doing nothing but watching Lola play. :)

5 Stars

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 by by

Last week my husband and I got away for our very first trip without the children. My mother-in-law was amazing enough to offer to stay with the boys. We were super nervous to be away from them but they were fine, of course.

We flew out on Wednesday and we were wrong in thinking that just because we arrived in San Francisco by 1:00 p.m. that we would be able to do some wine tasting that afternoon. It was over two hours before we were able to even get out of the airport. With waiting for our bags and standing in line for an hour to pick up our rental car, we didn’t get to our hotel room until 4:00 p.m.

Since the airlines stopped serving real food on flights all we had eaten during the day was the snack box of chips, raisins and almonds on the plane. When we finally got to our hotel all we could think about was going to out to a nice dinner. I did a search for “5 Star Restaurants in Napa Valley” thinking that every time we go to a “5 Star” in our area, it’s never really that expensive but the food is pretty good. (more…)


Too cute!

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 by by

Troy wants to be like Daddy–so bad it’s funny. He does everything he can just to act like, look like, be like….you get it, I am sure. I have captured many pictures of him doing this and this weekend I got another one. I just can picture it in 2-3 years when Will tried to do this too :) Here are a few pictures of what I mean.

This is from this weekend. Yeah, don’t know if there will be room for 3 :)

And here are just a few of the pics from over the past couple years and the last is something a friend made for me to give to DH. It shows more of the pictures and has the chorus to the country song I’ve Been Watching You (I think that’s the title). (more…)

Wordless Wednesday: Rock Star in the making!

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Deadlines and Directions

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 by by

Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with deadlines when you have a lot going on. For example, it’s Father’s day today and we’ve spent all weekend constantly on the move. So now that we’re on the way home from dinner, I’m typing this blog post on how awesome my phone is. It’s definitely comforting having the ability to finish a deadline or task on your phone as your kids are half asleep in the back and your hubby is driving.

I hate to say it, but I’m really bad with directions. I’ve lived in the same town since birth and I only know how to get to familiar places. The whole town should be familiar after 23 years right? Wrong. Most of the time I end up calling my husband, mom, or inlaws when I’m lost. It’s usually a pain trying to explain where I’m currently at, what landmark I’m next to, where I’m going, and why. I’m still learning to use this feature, but the Apple iPhone came with a Google maps app! It’s saved me from having to call someone to give me directions twice now! I can tell it’s going to save me a lot more in the future as well.

With the iPhone, I feel like (more…)


Wordless Wednesday: Fear and Loathing in the ‘Cuse

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Corndog muffins recipe

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 by by

Junior LOVES cornbread and hotdogs, so I decided to make my own versions of corndogs this afternoon and they are fabulous!

This recipe makes 48 minimuffins.  I bet the extras would probably freeze pretty well or you could just eat them all!

  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup flour (I used half whole wheat and half all-purpose because I like the nuttiness of the wheat)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk (more…)

High Tech Date

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 by by

Up until now, I haven’t had the ability to do anything with my phone except call someone. No fancy shmancy stuff. Just plain and boring. Well, I decided to bring along the fancy phone when Todd and I went to go see Cirque de Soleil on Saturday, a big birthday date. I thought it would be fun to chrono the date as we went along and it gave me the chance to play with some apps I hadn’t familiarized myself with.

First stop was dinner at a fancy restaurant. I decided it was important to snap a picture of both Todd and I, unfortunately, not together. Funny thing is that Todd only pulled out his phone when I pulled out mine. Don’t worry, he put it back up after I took pics.

Here I am, trying to (more…)