Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry Christmas To All

Christmas morning.

Look what Santa dropped off at grandma's house.

Cookie day.

This season seemed to fly by for us this year (maybe it was the trip to NYC), but the memories are many. The girls loved all the festivities leading up to the big day. From the lights with friends to the cookies with family, they enjoyed it all. Emma seemed to have more fun this year, considering she was only 9 months last year. She really got into the present opening, which was always followed by squeals of delight. It was indeed a merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

50 Things About Me, Part 2

26. I love America's Funniest Home Videos....people falling makes me laugh till I cry.
27. I don't mind the skunk smell.....I think it smells like coffee.
28. I met my hubby when I was 13.
29. I am double jointed.
30. I danced in The California Ballet's Nutcracker when I was 11 and 12, and I loved it.
31. I used to bite my fingernails (and still bite just my thumbs).
32. I have never had one cavity.
33. I have never colored my hair.
34. I have been fired twice.
35. I am not a jewelry person, I want to be, but it always bothers me.
36. I love purses, a girl can never have too many.
37. I would wear flip flops everyday....damn this cold weather.
38. I love having a fire burning in the fireplace.
39. I don't get "brain freeze", never have.
40. I think McD's coffee is better than Starbucks.
41. I will know the lyrics of a song after hearing it once.
42. I don't like public speaking, but if forced......I can rock it.
43. I have recently come to enjoy bell peppers......used to hate them.
44. I cleaned houses for money in high school.
45. I used to watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel, and still enjoy the reruns.
46. I hate clutter.
47. I love to look at model homes.
48. I made all my babies sleep in their own room at 3 weeks.
49. I love the "Shazam" app on the iPhone.
50. I hate having a dirty car, makes me crazy.

Monday, December 15, 2008

New York, New York

Atop the Empire State very cold.

All of us in front of Lady Liberty.

A Rainy day at Battery Park......still a pretty picture.

A cold day at Central Park.

Another Central Park bridge.

Here are a few from our trip to NY. It was absolutely fabulous, I had sooo much fun. Some of my favorites were Central Park (I could have taken 200 pictures there alone). We went to Serendipity (from the movie) on our last night there, it was awesome. Little Italy was another highlight, with some of the best restaurants, bakeries and coffee shops. We saw the Radio City Rockettes, and walked all night in the freezing rain. Rode the subway, hailed cabs, got honked and yelled at, It was wonderful. It indeed is a city that never sleeps. Hundreds of people in the streets at 2 and 3 in the morning. I am exhausted, have 5 blisters total, but would go back tomorrow.
PS. We did see the "Mac Guy" in the subway and I managed to offend him by screaming out..."hey that's the Dell guy!" Priceless.
All pictures are posted on my Facebook, if interested.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Fun in the Leaves

Enjoying the few fall leaves that we have here. Emma wanted nothing to do with such nonsense, which resulted in a tantrum, followed by a nap. Maybe next year for her!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

50 Things About Me, Part I

  1. I have been married for 11 years, but with him for 17.
  2. I was born in Canada.
  3. I have 2 tattoos, but have gotten 4 (figure that one out).
  4. I have no living biological siblings.
  5. I can play the guitar.
  6. I want to learn to play the piano.
  7. I want a degree in photography.
  8. I start school next month.
  9. I am a complete and total neat freak.
  10. I wish I was more organized.
  11. I want to swim with dolphins.
  12. I love Disneyland probably as much as my girls (and miss not having passes right now).
  13. I want another tattoo.
  14. I want to lose 20 pounds.
  15. I used to be a dog groomer.
  16. I am a great friend.
  17. I am sorta good at electronic stuff.
  18. I can't sleep on my tummy anymore, it makes my back hurt (how old am I).
  19. I love music. All types.....even rap.
  20. I want a tummy tuck (I have asked Santa).
  21. I want another black pug....someday.
  22. I am still in love with my hubby.
  23. I think about adopting a little black boy.
  24. I think mean people suck.
  25. My hubby and I were youth leaders for 3 years, hardest job ever.