"Sometimes - on the way to a dream - you get lost - and find a better one"

"Sometimes - on the way to a dream - you get lost - and find a better one"

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Michael had his 6 month dental checkup and for 2 days prior he obsessively brushed his teeth....now just so you know my kids teeth are so white that you need sun glasses to look at them....ok maybe that is an exaggeration BUT believe me when I tell you that they are gorgeous teeth. So he was very excited to go and when we got there he in true Michael form made all of the ladies in the office smile..... after the dentist check his "perfect" teeth he told Michael to continue his great brushing habits and eating habits to which Michael told him...." OH my mom does not let us have any sugar or juice and we only can eat ORGANICALLY HAHAHAHA!!!!...(sad but very true!) Here he is enjoying his day at the dentist.....


So maybe it is a strange tradition but maybe its not ...... we celebrate half birthday's in this house and yesterday happened to be Meghan's ....23 1/2 is a milestone just ask her....so the boys decided they would make her cards and a cake well it was half cake half cookie LOL......

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


So yesterday was the first of many school field trips for Keagan......apple picking is a popular field trip most schools do it and all of the kids love it. When the sign ups went up for parent chaperones I decided that I would go....for a few reasons....1. they were taking a bus and Keagan had never rode on a school bus. 2. I was not sure how he was going to be with all of the people there and the structure of the tour of the apple orchard. 3. Honestly the main reason was because it was the last of the first field trips for my babies.... Michael's kindergarten class was going also but on a different bus and to quote Michael..."I won't see you there mom, because we are to old to hang out with the pre-k!" The weather was less than desirable matter a fact it was down right nasty....rainy and cold.... but after it was all said and done...my baby (who is not a baby anymore did great!) Check it out.....

Here we go......

Listening to the tour guide explain how apple cider is made!
He has his bag he is ready to start picking......
Reaching for the biggest one!!
How many apples can he fit in his bag??
Look at all those apples!
Always tastes better if you picked it yourself!
Enjoying one of the apples that he picked!
Look at him just hanging out with his friends...
Well, well look who joined his brother for lunch.....

There he goes off with his friend Jack! No need for mommy!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The best things......

I am sure there are so many more "best things in life".....but this is a great list!!! I read this list to the boys this morning and told them I thought it would be a great idea if we tried to do one thing on this list at least once a day......to which Michael answered......"great will you make the brownies and Daddy can get the hot chocolate?" Wise guy!!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Just one reason why he is the GREATEST dad!!!

He was literally in the house 10 minutes from work....enough time to change out of his scrubs and into this!!!!! And you wonder why they love him so much!!!


This quote is one of my favorites......I wonder how many of us can honestly say that they are exactly where they thought they would be in their lives.......whether we are at a better place than we thought or not is really not the question.......people always want to go back and change things that have happened in their lives not realizing that those are the things that we need so that we can end up where we need to be!!! Think about the things we would change and then ask yourself would we still have or be where we are today?......I would answer NO to that and I can also say that I would NOT change one thing about my life......sure would I have "tweaked" things a bit of course but to regret is to admit defeat and for all of you that really no me defeat if NOT an option!!! I hope that the kids always remember that mistakes are just speed bumps in their travels through life and learning from them gets you were you need to be!!

Monday, September 12, 2011


Daddy chasing Keagan......maybe he wants a ride???
Look at that face!!! Sweetest boy in the world!
Just relaxing before he takes off.......
Oh how I love that smile.....it melts my heart!
Look at him....three months ago he was scared to ride this! LOL
Serious game of lawn hockey in progress!!
You better put your stick down daddy.....Michael is about to score on you!


Doing all the little tricky things it takes to grow up, step by step, into an anxious and unsettling world.

Sunday, September 11, 2011


They get up at 6am to compete in a Duathlon with you!!! Thanks ladies I had a great time.....and I am sorry if you can't walk for a couple of days!!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011


Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible.
~ Anonymous




Little boys come in all shapes and sizes, Shy and adventurous, full of surprises, With misshapen halos and mischievous grins, Small dirty faces, and sweet, sticky chins. They'll keep you so busy, and yet all the while Nothing can brighten the world like their smile. And no greater treasure has brought homes more joy Than a curious, active, and lovable boy!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

TWO YEARS AGO TODAY..................

You first came to us in an envelope
With letters, forms and such
Just two tiny little pictures
With nothing warm to touch.

You grew in our imagination
In our hearts and in our minds.
You brought us greater joy
Than we ever thought we'd find.

A phone call started labor pains
Which lasted 'til we met
Strangers brought together
A day we won't forget.

You bloomed as you were planned
In our hearts, our lives, our home.
Our child of chance, of plan, of will
You're now our very own.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Light bulb experience.....

So we are redoing the boys bedrooms decor and furniture and we had two perfectly good beds....one was a toddler bed and the other was a twin size loft bed. When we decided to get new furniture I thought it would be a good idea if I put the beds up for sale on Craigslist.....I have never done that before but know a few people who have both bought and sold from there.....Within 24hrs of listing them I had someone very interested in the loft bed but she had to make arrangements to borrow a bigger car to come and pick it up. She told me she would touch base on Sept 2 and let me know when she was coming and that her son (3yrs old) was so excited about getting a new bed!!!

At 11:45am today I received an email from her that said, " I am so sorry to tell you but I can not buy your loft bed anymore, last weekend my entire house and most of my things were destroyed by hurricane Irene. I am now trying to find a place for my boys ( age 2 and 3) and I to live. Thank you for understanding!"

I could not believe that she took the time to email me after all of the devastation she had just gone through and she thanked me for understanding. I felt terrible about this and all I could think of was how she said last week how excited her son was about this bed. I emailed her back and told her how sorry I was for all of her losses and I understood completely. She emailed me back and said "when she gets on her feet if the bed had not been sold she would try and still buy it."

My heart was broken for her and her boys and I got a strong sense of just how lucky I am.....here I am complaining about silly things and this women and her boys lost everything!!! I emailed her back and asked her if I could help her by giving her BOTH beds for free. She quickly responded that I did not have to be so generous considering I do not even know her.......I told her I DID need to be that generous and to let me know as soon as she finds another place to live I will bring over both beds to her boys!!

WOW just look how lucky I am!!!