our journey into parenthood & beyond...

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


We hit up the beach a few weeks ago with our other favorite family of three.
I am pretty sure Liam had a lot of fun that day. Why you ask? Because pretty much every day since then we hear: Beach? or Beach! and then it is usually followed up with D-D? or D-D! (which is what Liam calls Dylan).  I am not sure if Liam enjoyed the actual beach that day or if he just associates it with eating lots of snacks. Either way it was a great day!

Friday, August 26, 2011

flash friday

It's Friday! Yahoo! Liam is going to get a surprise tonight. Details to be shared later. And we are suppose to get a visitor sometime this weekend. Her name is Irene and she is wound up about something. Enjoy the weekend and stay safe if Irene should drop by your neighborhood too.

tickle attack!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

happy day

Happy Birthday to my one and only. Happy Birthday to the best husband a girl could ask for. Happy Birthday to the best dad a little  boy  (& pug) could ask for.  Happy Birthday to one of the funniest guys around. Happy Birthday to one of the smartest and most talented people I know (seriously). 
Happy Birthday, Andrew!
We love you parking lots!


Friday, August 19, 2011

flash friday

Sorry I have been slacking for the past few weeks. We should have some great photos from this weekend. Going to the beach with our other favorite family of 3. So in the mean time here is a neat shot I captured of Liam. I need to do an update post soon...he is TALKING so much!!!


okay and another one...
my cheeky monkey

Thursday, August 18, 2011

warrior pt. 2

 I promised my friend, Sue, that I would do Warrior with her and finish it with her. And we did! While I won't deny this was a physical challenge, I will say that I believe this was more of a mental challenge than a physical one.
The first 1.5 miles was practically vertical. Every time I thought we were at the top of the mountain ( I think I may have said that to Sue about 250 times before we actually were at the top. I am sure she was ready to punch me in the neck every time I said and then realized it wasn't the top. Sorry, Sue!) there would  be a blind curve and then even more mountain to attack And more mountain. And more mountain. There weren't too many obstacles in the first 1.5miles. Once we saw the water station we new were good and the rest would be down hill from there (literally). And it was. The music and cheering kept on getting louder and louder and we knew the end was near.  Which as exciting as that was, I was a bit bummed that the end was near.  I was keeping count of the obstacles at first to make sure I knew how many more we had to do...but that didn't last long. I was really proud that Sue and I both completed every obstacle. It was great...until I dislocated my shoulder...on the 3rd to last obstacle. And the medic couldn't touch me....because I signed a waiver...so what else does one do in a time of need....have your friend pop your shoulder back in (actually it was more of me demanding Sue to pop it in).  And she did! Looking back, that is probably what warriors did...so it was perfect.

Our "before". I am not sure what happened here...

Hello Finish Line!!


tore up from the mud pit up


Warrior in training

Monday, August 15, 2011

blast from the past

Need I say more??

Saturday, August 13, 2011


I did it! More photos & details to come...

"Warrior Dash 2011  I Survived"  

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

packages from England

I love getting mail. I think it has something to do from having a pen pal when I was a kid... anyhow, I especially love getting mail from England. 2 of my very best friends live in England and they often send me packages ( that often have chocolate in them...chocolate from England is magnificent) . While we may not be 15 anymore (boo!) and our priorities have changed (a lot), and there is an ocean and thousands of miles between us, we still think of each other and support each other- like the good ol' days.

Monday, August 8, 2011

avec l'amour

Someone who loves me went to Paris and brought me back this sweet shirt... merci grand-maman & grand-papa!

 P.S. Notice that someone is no longer in a crib...but has moved onto an almost big boy bed. *sigh*


We hit the road Friday night and drove West. Liam and Olive got to be spoiled spend the night at my mom and dad's and we were off to the Renaissance Festival.

Your majesty

Hormone injected turkey legs...

a man and his horse

caber toss


Saturday, August 6, 2011

now & then...

Today is our 6th Wedding Anniversary.  6 years married and almost 11 years as a couple. We would be setting a record if we were a Hollywood couple...

Here we are today....bless to have each other and our beautiful son

And here we are 6 years ago... blessed to have each other and our lives ahead of us

Happy Anniversary, Andrew. I love you !

Friday, August 5, 2011

flash friday

Sorry, no photos today...but please do come back on Sunday. I will share our photos from the weekend...
Here is a hint of where we will be: