Friday, August 28, 2009

wow, it's been awhile!

Well it sure has been a long time since I have been on here! Our summer has been filled with a lot of kids and pokemon! School will be starting soon and I know the girls are ready for a change. Madison will be in 2nd grade and Isabella is off to Kindergarten! Wow how the time flies!!

So here are a few pictures of our summer and the girls getting their school hair cuts and a trip to the library! Hope you all enjoyed your summer vacation!

Ok so I haven't blogged in so long that I can't remember how to get the pictures on here right! So it will be chaotic but at least the pic's are up! More in the next post!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Daddy Daughter Dance

Here are some pictures from the Daddy Daughter Dance last wed. Mike and the girls had alot of fun!! They were so cute!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A poem I wrote that I wanted to post for Christmas, but forgot

A Christmas tree to me A feeling of peacefullness and bliss
As if in a moment of one's first kiss
Twinkling lights become one with your soul
A journey of memories is taking it's toll
By far the favorite part of the season
Without any specific memory or reason

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Singing Maddie

Today Maddie and all of the first graders are going to a Elderly home to sing Christmas songs for them. I have really enjoyed listening to her practice, it really is sweet to hear her sing. Everytime "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas" comes on the radio she turns it up and practices, they are doing all sign language for that one, super cute! So I thought I would share a picture of her before her big performance, Enjoy!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Michigan Weather!

Days like today make me wonder why I live in Michigan! It is freezing and that's it, no snow, nothing but freezing cold air!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

How did this happen so fast?

or this?

My babies are growing up way too fast!! I miss snuggling with a freshly bathed baby in my arms, the learning of new words, sounds and steps. Time sure does go by fast and it is hard for me to believe that in a few months my girls will be 7 and 5!!! That just seems ubsourd to me! I remember Mike and I wondering what Maddie would look like when she turned 2 or how Bella will sound when she starts talking. Now Maddie is so beautiful that it takes my breath away sometimes. As for Bella's voice, I'm surprised that she hasn't lost it. She talks more than any kid I know but with a very sweet voice. Enjoy your babies they don't stay that way for long.

Some of my thoughts on this Holiday Season

The holidays are getting closer and so is the failing economy. It brings me to thoughts like how did the meaning of Christmas come to buying so many gifts for your family that they are left overwhelmed and don't even appreciate it. Whatever happened to enjoying each other at Christmastime and having a few special gifts to give that will actually leave a lasting impression on someone? I believe that this Christmas is going to be a rude awakening to many children(mine included) but a much needed one! My girls have circled almost everything in the toy catalogs that were printed. I remember doing this as a child and it is fun but, the consumerism of it all has sort of ruined the true holiday spirit. We have a certain amount to spend on each child this year and have decided to not buy for everyone else like we usually do, it is just too much. I have some homemade gifts that I will put my heart into and give to those special to me and our family but we really need to pull together and stop this materialistic life that is taking the "real" moments from our children.
So tell me some of your ideas on this Holiday Season, how will you save money? What are some of your favorite traditions? Are you cutting back too?

I hope everyone has a Wonderful Holiday Season, enjoy your family and have fun creating those memories and traditions that will last a lifetime!!

Saturday, November 01, 2008


Halloween, finally, no more "is it trick or treat day yet?". Yesterday was a very long day, a party and parade at school for Maddie, which Bella and I attended. Then a rushed dinner, costume gathering, and then finally the trick or treating. The girls looked adorable in their costumes and it was still light out when we started, not to mention warm. A beautiful evening indeed. Bella started off on the shy foot not even going up to the fisrt few houses but, by the second street she would turn after getting her candy and say "Happy Halloween" it was very cute. Maddie did a great job with her good manners, a thank you every time. Well here are some pictures of the girls. Enjoy!