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Friday, December 29, 2006

A year in review

So much can change in a year, here is how mine went:


  • Start new position in new department at work

  • Celebrate Steve's 33rd birthday and Grandpop's birthday

  • Attend Kelly's baby shower

  • Travel to Kansas for training

  • Conceive child

  • David's 1st trip to dentist

  • Celebrate Thomas' 1st birthday

  • Rosaleen is born

  • Happy Valentine's Day

  • Celebrate 7th wedding anniversary

  • Host Memoranza scrapping event

  • Celebrate Rich's Birthday


  • Announce our pregnancy

  • Have first ultrasound and see beautiful baby

  • Happy Easter!

  • David starts Vo-Tech Nursery School


  • Attend Jill's bridal shower

  • Happy Mother's Day

  • Meet Tray, Ally and Ty at Phillie Zoo

  • Celebrate Kathy G's retirement

  • David graduates from Vo-Tech Nursery School

  • David turns 3!

  • Celebrate Ty's 6th Birthday, Tracey's Birthday, Mom's Birthday

  • Jill & Joe get married

  • Steve attends golf outing with Rich

  • Catch a Phillies game with Tray and Rich

  • Go to Great Adventure

  • David takes swim lessons

  • Find out we are having a GIRL!


  • Happy 4th of July

  • Go on vacation to FL

  • Celebrate Mom B's 60th Birthday

  • Take a day trip to Magic Kingdom

  • Spend time on the beach


  • More trips to the beach

  • Celebrate My 31st and Dad's birthday

  • Attend Kenny Family Softball game

  • Steve work at Middlesex Cty Fair


  • David starts Gateway Christian School

  • Celebrate Ally's 9th birthday in NYC

  • Celebrate Grandmom's birthday

  • Attend Mar's Baby shower

  • Hurricane passes through Jersey


  • Lizzie Rose is born
  • My baby showers

  • Begin Maternity Leave

  • Decorate baby's room

  • Happy Halloween

  • Pick pumpkins

  • Attend David's Halloween Parade

  • David gets his 1st bike

  • David gets a new car seat - now a booster seat


  • Ava Marie is born
  • David has school pix taken

  • Rutgers beats Louisville
  • Go to Rutgers vs. Syracuse game

  • Get new couch

  • Happy Thanksgiving

  • Amy home for a visit


  • Merry Christmas

  • Celebrate Amy and Dad B's birthday

  • Night out with cousins

  • Breakfast with Santa

  • Lots of shopping

  • NYC to see tree

  • Pt. Pleasant boardwalk

  • Attend David's Christmas concert

  • Ava's first tub bath

  • Steve gets a promotion

As you can see, I was busy once again. Hope next year is half as good as this one!

Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Merry Christmas!

It's been a long time since I've posted, so I thought this was a good time to do so. We will celebrating a very special 1st Christmas with our little doll baby Ava and David's 4th Christmas, which he is really looking forward to. Tomorrow we'll head over to Aunt Mary's to enjoy our Christmas Eve with my Dad's side and before heading back home, stop over at my cousin Barbara's for a night cap. After we put the kiddies down for the night, Steve and I will be busy little elves. I am really looking forward to that - we've never had to hide much from David before. On Christmas Day we'll be busy. I am sure David will have us up bright and early opening gifts and then asking us to put them ALL together. Once we play a little and shower up, it's over to Aunt Kathy's we go. That is where we have fun with my Mom's side. We'll eat dinner and then dive into our guessing grab bag. This part is great. Everyone has to try to guess who their Secret Santa is before they can open their gift. There is always some joke gift that gets given - like John's blow-up doll girlfriend. I hope she makes an appearance this year!

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and as much fun as we will.

P.S. Here is a recent picture of Ava...

Saturday, November 18, 2006


Ava Marie Boettger was born Saturday November 11, 2006 at 12:20 am. She weighed 7 lb, 12 oz and was 19 3/4 inches long. Like any fine young woman, she entered the world with a bit of drama - the umbilical cord was around her neck. However, my wonderful doctor fixed it and Ava was just great. When Steve saw her face, he said to me "I think you just delivered David again". I had to agree. She is absolutely beautiful. To my surprise she is light, just like her father. I thought for SURE, she'd be dark like me. Her cheeks are huge, just the way we like them. We feel so blessed and proud.

Once again, Steve was awesome. He is so supportive and calming. Two things that are a must in the delivery room. Never once did I feel alone or scared, because I knew he was there behind me 100%. Even when I thought I could not push anymore, he knew I could do it. I am so very lucky to have him as my husband and even more so to have him as the father of my beautiful children.

David came to see Ava and I bright and early Saturday morning. He was so cute when he walked in the room. I video taped it, cause I want to be able to replay it over and over. I was so happy to see him. He looked like such a big boy. He climbed up on the chair and looked at her in the bassinet. Next her gave her a big kiss. He was a real good boy. He'll be a great Big Brother!

Sunday we were able to come home from the hospital. I could not wait! I showered and got all ready while the pediatrician checked over Ava. She got a clean bill of health. David and Steve came to pick us up and we were home by 2 pm.

Her first night was ok - she was awake alot, but nothing my Mom could not help me with. Lucky for me :) Since then, she has been getting better and better. We can not ask for anything more.

She has had LOTS of visitors and let each one hold her. David loves to kiss and snuggle her, but then again, so do her Dad and I.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Don't get your hopes up...

however, I've been having contractions since 5:30 am this morning! They've been spaced pretty randomly, until about 1/2 hour ago. They've become about 10 -15 minutes apart as I type. In fact, hold on....

ok, better now. So, keep looking back to see if our Baby Girl has graced us with her presence.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Nothing to report...

my appt went the same as the others. I am exactly where I was 3 weeks ago! The only difference was my BP. I am usually 110/70, today I was 130/80. They are not worried about it, so I won't either.

My sister arrived from FL this afternoon. She's here until Saturday night. Right now she is visiting my cousin Mar and her baby girl. We're meeting up for dinner in a few minutes.

Tomorrow is the Louisville vs Rutgers game, so we are having a mini party. I hope Rutgers can pull it off - that would be awesome! Almost everyone is coming over - Mark and John are going to the actual game, so we'll look for them on TV.

That's all I have energy for now. I'll leave you with a picture of my guys.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Buzz and the Babe

Happy Belated Halloween! As previously posted, David was Buzz Lightyear and we spent a lot of time trick or treating. Last year he only had enough energy for 1 street, this year we did the whole neighborhood! My Mom, Steve and I took him around, while my Dad played treat giver. When David was finished gathering treats, we came back to our house for pizza and some of my family joined us. Aunt Carol and Uncle Tom came and Aunt Carol was dressed at the Energizer bunny! Every year she dresses up for work and wins 1st prize. Then Kate came too. Next Laura-Ann and Mike showed up, followed by Jill, Joe and Auny Judy. We ate pizza, had some drinks and chatted. It was a great night. I really do enjoy Halloween.

This afternoon I had another Dr. appt. Once again, I have no news. I am the same as last week, which is the same as the week before. Next check-up is Wednesday afternoon.

After my appt, my Mom, David and I took a ride over to my cousin Mar's to see her new baby girl. Lizzie Rose is her name and she was born last Sat. morning. She is beautiful! Perfect skin, gorgeous dark hair and nice big eyes. Mar looks fantastic. You would never even know she had a baby if she was not holding her. When we first got there she was sleeping, but after a little while she woke up to eat. I got to hold her while Mar made the bottle. I forgot how small babies are! She was so light and made the cutest little cry. David could not get over her. He held her hand and rubbed her head. When she made a noise, he asked me what it meant. I think he is ready for his sister's arrival. Mar showed us Lizzie's room - too cute! It is the perfect little girls room. I am glad we went over for a visit, all 3 of them are so happy!

Friday, October 27, 2006

Baby Update and More!

Yesterday afternoon I had my weekly appointment. Besides waiting forever in the waiting room, nothing has changed. So, we'll wait until next Wednesday for the next appointment and see if there is any news to report. I am actually glad that the baby is not ready to arrive. I only stopped working this past Tuesday, so I'd like some time to do my own thing and be with David.

Speaking of David...he has a lot going on. Steve and I got him a big boy bike and he loves it. We finally got him the helmet and knee/elbow pads so he can ride without fear. He does real well riding his bike and when he does fall, he gets right back up. Yesterday was the Halloween Parade at David's school. He was Buzz Lightyear and looked great! My parents, Steve and I went to watch. All the kids did a nice job. After they marched in the parade, they stood in a line and sang songs for us. We loved it!

The other night Steve carved our pumpkins. David wanted a mean face on his pumpkin and I asked for a funny face on the other one. They came out great. Steve is very talented in the carving department. For our 1st married Halloween, he made me a NY Yankee pumpkin! I loved it.

My Mom helped me (did most of the work) to sponge paint the babies room. Instead of doing a border, we chose to randomly place the Palm Trees around the room. I think it looks awesome. There are a few spots I will do after she is born, like where we hang her name.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Putting our Pumpkins in order

Saturday morning David, Steve and I ventured off to Cheesequake Farms in Old Bridge to do some pumpkin picking. We happened to pick a very chilly morning, so we bundled up. When we arrived, we walked through to see all the unusual gourds and fall crops. Then we headed over to the ponies so David could take a pony ride. Usually we take the hayride out into the farm, but I opted to pick from the pre-picked crop this year. I was afraid a bumpy ride would bring on labor! David picked out all our pumpkins. He got one for Steve, one for himself, one for his baby sister and one for me. I wanted one with a little green on it - just to be different. On our way to pay, he noticed the gourds and picked out 4, again, one for each of us. I wanted to buy him a candy apple, but they all had nuts, so luckily he was happy with a chocolate lollipop. When we got to the car to load it up, he insisted that he help Steve. It was so cute to watch him act like a big boy trying to lift those pumpkins. He did a great job. At home, we unloaded the car and he and Steve cleaned the front yard and decorated the porch. We now have a Fall house. It looks great - I love it!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Week 37 Baby Update

We just returned from our 7:20 pm doctor appt. Steve and David joined me to listen to the heartbeat and exited during the exam - smart move! I gained only 1 pound - yeah! The baby is still head down, but not fully dropped. I am 1 centimeter dilated. We are not getting excited about that because I was 1 cm dilated with David for 4 weeks! Either way, look for more updates. My next appt is next Thursday.

Friday, October 13, 2006

What a day!

Yesterday we had some great things occur. Two of them were surprises and one was just a blessing.

  • David slept in his OWN bed the WHOLE night!

To some people this would not be such a big deal, because you'd think a 3+ year old was already doing this. Well, in our house, it was not happening. Our baby boy was an awesome sleeper. He slept through the night at 3 weeks old and every night until he turned 2. Then, it was ALL over. We've tried in the past to get him to sleep by himself, but this time we had to put our foot down. With some great advice from Tracey, Wednesday night was the night. AND he did it! Last night I was able to get him to go to bed on time and in his room, but he did end up in our room. I am not as upset about this, because he is learning that he has a bedtime and that he needs to sleep in his own bed. We talked this morning and he told me he forgot he needed to stay in his own bed and he'll try again. That is all I can ask for. I know he can do it.

  • I was thrown a baby shower at work!

On the days David goes to school, I work from home until I pick him up - then I go into work. Yesterday was one of those days. Before I left to go into the office, I got an email for a meeting with my director. I accepted the invite and headed to the office. When I arrived, my co-worker was waiting for me to go over some things she'll take over for me while I am on leave. After we finished, I was called into the meeting with my director that in fact was my SHOWER! I had no idea and was so surprised. All the ladies on our floor were there. We had some delicious cake, cookies and fruit and I received a Target Gift Card, some clothes and bibs, a Pooh doll, a cd and a grooming kit. David was given an Elmo pinata! The card had some really nice wishes written it in. I was very happy.

  • Steve was given a promotion and a raise!

When I returned from my desk after my wonderful shower, Steve called me. He informed me that he just left his bosses office where he was told that he would be bumped up to the next level in his job and would get a nice raise! I was so surprised and happy. Not only for our family, but for him personally. He is well deserving of both. I told him how proud I was and that we'd go to dinner to celebrate.

So, as the title reads....WHAT A DAY!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Baby Update

Today I am 36 weeks along with 4 weeks to go! I went to the doctor this afternoon and the baby's head is down, but she is very high and there is no dialation. I did not think she dropped just by the fact that I still have trouble breathing when I am sitting down.

My maternity leave starts 2 weeks from today and I sure am looking forward to it. I am VERY uncomfortable at work because I sit most of the day. Not to mention that I get tired after lunch and I a little swollen.

The babies room is coming along. There are just a few finishing touches and it will be all set. I had ordered some decorative items from Target after my shower last Sunday and they should get here within the next week.

Speaking of my shower, it was great. The weather was perfect, the food was delicious and Laurie was the greatest hostess. I received LOTS of great clothes and other gifts. It was so nice to have my family and friends together.

I think that is all for now. I return to the doctor next Wed. evening, so you can expect another update then. Maybe I'll have more to tell you!

Monday, October 02, 2006

Memory Walk

This past Saturday, my sister in law Tracey, niece Ally, cousin Jeffrey and his girlfriend Lisa and I walked in the Pt. Pleasant Memory Walk to raise money for Alzheimer's research. They had a great turn out and between Tracey and I, we raised close to $800! The walk was great. We could not have asked for a more beautiful morning. We walked along the boardwalk all the way to the Manasquan inlet and back to the end of the Pt. Pleasant boardwalk. The sun was shining and the air was cool but not cold.

Raising money for Alzheimer's research is important to both Tracey and I because both our maternal Grandmother's passed away from the disease. It is a horrible way to live for the one suffering and for the ones watching the person suffer. Most of the time (like in the case of our grandmothers), the victims are not sick in any other way, but their minds. They reside in nursing homes for years in perfect physical health before their minds forget to have them eat or breathe, and then they pass on.

If you or someone you love has been touched by Alzheimer's and you'd like to make a donation, please visit . Every little bit counts.

Thanks Tracey for teaming up with me!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006


If you have not noticed, I have been slacking in the post with picture department. Reason being, our 3 year old photographer broke my camera back in the early summer. My lovely sister and brother in law were kind enough to give us theirs (they got an upgrade) on vacation. To no fault of their own, they forgot to pack the software and upload cable but I did get them recently. When I tried to install the camera on our PC - I got an error. So, I attempted to download the software and again, an error. I FINALLY got smart today and removed everything I loaded and downloaded the driver from the web. Low and behold - IT WORKED! So after about an hour of uploading, I can post a picture. YA HOO! Enjoy...

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

I can see clearly now, thanks to Rich

I know that is not how the song goes, but it is true. I bought Steve a HDTV last christmas from QVC. Well, after a few months, it went on the fritz. So, our great brother in law spoke to his peeps and got us a replacement. Well, unfortunately, this one has fritzed also. Rich was determined to figure out what exactly was going wrong. He came up last Saturday and together with Steve, got down to the nitty gritty. Basically, we are getting 1 more TV and need a longer, better cable. So as of next week, our TV will be shipped and I will be making a HDMI cable purchase at the local Best Buy (unless Rich can find one - so nice!).

I can not tell you what a difference seeing football in HDTV makes - not only it is clear as heck - but Steve is not bitching in the background!

Thanks Rich - you ROCK!

Monday, September 11, 2006

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL!

As you can see, I am very excited that Football season is upon us. I am partaking in 3 fantasy football type leagues this year and am off to a good start in 2 of them so far. I won't know the results of the first week of my fantasy team until after tonight's 2 games. I am tied for 1st place in a pick 'em league (you have to pick EVERY game EVERY week) and lived for another week in our survival league (pick 1 team each week to win, but can not choose the same team twice in the season). The games have been great. I've seen some awesome catches and hard hitting - the way the game should be played. Steve was fortunate enough to actually go to last night Manning Match-Up. Even though the Giants lost, they looked really good. I am hoping for a fabulous season! Enjoy the games.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Sat out this year

For the past 2 years, my cousins Mike and Laura-Ann plan a Kenny family softball game/picnic during the summer. It's held at Johnson's Park off River Rd. The first year it was hotter than hell. Last year it was hot and then we had a thunderstorm. This year, it was FREEZING! Go figure. Aside from the weather, we had a great time. The game began at noon and was very intense. My husband HATES to lose so thank GOD, he was on the winning team. He passed off his MVP trophy from last year to Jen. She is amazing! Next it was time to eat. Hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill and lot of side dishes. I had the tortellini salad, the ziti and the potato salad. All delicious. My Mom made her Friggin Dip in a huge aluminum pan and it went like hot cakes. Everyone loves that dip. The rest of the day was spent trying to stay warm and chatting. David had a lot of fun with Mike's other godchild Matthew. They played ball and tag. Towards the end, some wild and crazy family members (they shall remain nameless) did keg stands! That was hilarious. Before leaving the dessert was put out so my Dad and Anna made a trip to Dunkin Donuts for a Box of Joe and some hot chocolates (1 for me, please). After the keg was kicked, we decided to take the party back to our house. Jill, Joe, Laura-Ann, Mike, John, Jay and my parents came back and we ordered some pizza. Joe had picked up beer. The guys hung around the computer watching silly YOUTUBE clips and the girls ate and gossiped. By the end of the night we were watching chapters of R. Kelly's In the Closet. VERY STRANGE, however addicting. We ended at chapter 12 and I feel that my life is incomplete without the rest. I sure hope we can watch the rest on Sunday at Uncle Tom's Labor Day bash. Anyone care to join me?

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Tomorrow, another year older

I love my birthday! Not only is it in the best season of the year, I am born on my Dad's birthday and therefore get to share my celebration every year. Tomorrow I will turn 31 and Dad will be 58. I usually take my birthday off to do something fun, but with my impending maternity leave, I need to save all the time off I can get. So, I'll work during the day and my parents, David, Steve and I will grab dinner in the evening. At 7 pm, I have invited our families over for cake and coffee. Our family LOVES a reason to get together. I can't wait to see what Steve bought me - he spent his hard earned Fair money at the mall yesterday. The gift he bought for me from David I already have been given. Once Steve told and showed it to David, he HAD to give it to me. It's a beautiful heart locket with Mom engraved on the front. David told me it's to put a picture of him and his new baby sister in. I love it and can't wait to wear it. He was so proud of it. I also already received money from my in-laws that I bought a Yankee wristlet and backpack with as well as got my hair cut. My sister and Andrew bought me my perfume that I needed desperately. The rest will come tomorrow on my actual Birthday. I will be headed to the mall tonight to pick up something for my Dad from David. I have my gift for him and the cards all set. I'll update this post tomorrow with some pictures so you can see what I get too!

Gift update:

  • I am embarrased to admit that my sister in law DID in fact buy me 2 birthday gifts while we were in FL. The first was a lilac visor and the second was a beautiful purple Brighton anklet. So Sorry Tray!
  • I received money today from my Grandparents and my Aunt Mary and Uncle Bob!
  • This morning my friend at work bought me a cute maternity outfit!
  • My parents gave me maternity clothes, the Yankee hat I wanted, a beautiful seaglass starfish necklace and belly smooches.
  • Steve got me flowers and more perfume.
  • Mark and Jen got me a gift card to Sephora.
  • Aunt Carol and Uncle Tom gave me money.
  • Jill and Joe and Aunt Judy and Uncle Jack gave me scratch offs.

Friday, August 18, 2006

5 things you can only feel as a Mom

  • Recently I said to my husband "I feel bad for David". He looked at me like I had 3 heads and asked "Why?". I explained that when the baby arrives he will not be 'THE ONE' anymore and I don't want his little heart broken. Steve said he understood but that I should not worry. When I asked if he felt bad for him he simply said "No".
  • David is a boy and LOVES to play rough. His favorite people to rough house with are my cousins - ages 22 to 28 and of course his 33 year old father. Every once in a while ( not on purpose) he gets knocked around pretty good and I gasp in fear. It is only then that he gets upset. If I were to keep my gasp and fear to myself, he's get up and attack his attacker. Steve is constantly telling me to not be so sensitive or I'll turn David into a wimp.
  • Ever since we brought David home from the hospital, I have jumped up to soothe his every little wimper or hard cry. I know that as a baby that is ok, but know he is 3 and I still can't bear to hear him upset. I am smart enough to know, that at 3 years old he is playing me but that cry just breaks my heart. I remember one specific instance when we were trying to get to sleep and David was being a bear. The last straw came when he hurt me somehow. Steve took him out of our room, threw him in his bed and locked our door. David got out of his bed, walked back to our room and tried to get in. When he realized the door was locked he started to wail. Steve would not let me go get him so I started to wail. After a good 5 minutes, I could not take it anymore and climbed over Steve to get David. When I opened the door he was sitting on the floor a mess. I got down on the floor, held him in my lap and he fell fast asleep.
  • I work a full time job and everyday, I feel guilty. I know that I HAVE to work in order for us to live, but I still feel the guilt. I hate to leave David in the morning whether he's asleep or awake. While I am at work, I am constantly wondering what he is doing and wishing I could be spending my day with him having fun. It's not that I do not want to work, it's that I would rather just be Mom. Mom is a the only title I want.
  • Being pregnant is wonderful. I have not gotten morning sickness or any of the other bad things that can come. I feel great and if I can say so myself, I do not look too bad. There is nothing like the feeling of the babies 1st 'kick'. Although you can have your husband feel your belly from the outside, he has no idea the sensation on the inside. Same goes for the birth. Obviously there is pain, but he has NO idea how it feels, no matter how hard he tries to say to does. A kick in the testicles, is just NOT a comparrison. I am not complaining about the pain - to be honest I have forgotten all about it. Then there is that unbelievable feeling of seeing your child for the first time. That immediate out pouring of love and bonding that happens after all the pain is over. I almost feel bad for Steve and the other Dads in the world. I do not think that moment is the same for them. I do believe they have a similar feeling, but nothing like a Mother.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Daddy Blues

Last week my husband helped his cousin out by working long hard days at the Middlesex County Fair in our home town. At first, David thought this was WAY cool, until about the 3 or 4th day when he realized that Daddy was not home. See, Steve would leave in the morning by 7:45 am before David woke up and would come home after midnight and after David had gone to bed. We would venture to the fair around dinner time everynight to visit Daddy, but most often, he and Walter were still turning on the lights and putting out fires (not real ones). There were a few days that Steve was able to spend some real time with us, but unfortunately David did not respond well. He missed his Dad so much, that he acted like a raging maniac and then Steve would rather we just went home (sort of). Well, that week has now ended and tonight when Steve gets home from work, he and David will have time to get some bonding done. I asked my Mom to go home as soon as Steve walks in and I am going to get my nails done right from work. That should give them a good hour and a 1/2 to play rough or whatever it is they want to do. When I get home, I'm going to take them both out to dinner at Outback Steakhouse. Steve deserves it - he did a great job last week. I am very proud of him!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

There was an attempt..

to post after we got back from our vacation, but my computer tossed the post before I could publish so I gave up.

Where should I begin?

Well, we went away for a week at the end of July to visit Steve's parents in FL. The main reason for our visit was my mother-in-law's 60th birthday. I think she was glad we were all there (my sister and brother-in-law and the kids came too). We did a lot in a week - a trip to St. Augustine, a visit to the Magic Kingdom, a boat trip, many dinners and a visit from my sister and her husband. It was nice - great to get away.

Since we've been back life has been just as crazy as before we left - although my parents missed David so much they took him to their place for a mini vacation for 3 days the week we got back. Steve and I got to catch Pirates of the Carribean (loved it) and grab dinner. That was a treat.

Business has been good. I had a kids crop that went well and I have 3 events this month - one of which is another kid crop. I completed an album for my niece as part of her birthday gift and I hope to start David's album soon. Creative Memories just unveiled all their new items for fall and I am SO excited. I think I can really move forward.

This week Steve is helping out his cousin Walter and putting in a lot of hours. David and I have been going to visit him and get a bite to eat. We miss him when he's not home. It's hard to go to sleep without him there. He is working hard and enjoying the time he is getting with his cousin and uncle. Maybe he'll decide to become an electrician!

Today I had a OB appt and my glucose test. All is well with our baby girl and I'll find out my test results next week. Heard her heartbeat - nice and strong. I stopped off at Home Depot over the weekend and got some paint swatches. Once we get that bed out of there, we can get to work on the nursery. I can't believe she'll be here in only 3 months! We are all so excited to meet her.

I guess that is enough for now. I will post again soon.

Monday, July 17, 2006


I have a special relationship with my cousin John, but for this post, we'll call him Johnnycakes. He is like a mix between and younger brother and a son. I am more than happy to report that my husband and Johnnycakes are also close and to my son, well he is his bestfriend. We can always count on John if we need help or to come along for some fun. When we built the addition on our house he and my cousin Mike helped us move our crap. When Steve built on to our deck, John was his partner. If I am stuck for a sitter, he'll watch David. On a lazy Sunday afternoon, he'll join us for dinner and a game. He'll go to Great Adventure or the boardwalk and be Steve and David's ride companion. He is an all around great kid that I am proud to be related to. Although he'll always be a kid to me, he will be finished college soon and be moving on with his life. I hope he knows that whatever he decides to do, he has our support. If he needs help, we are here. If he needs guidance, we are here - (well for that he should come to me and leave Steve out of it. JUST KIDDING DEAR!) When it comes to the ladies - well, I need to approve before he gets too involved. Girls can be cruel and I am not taking any chances on a broken heart.
So, thanks John, for everything. We love you.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Swim Class Pix

Here's my SWIMMER!

Next: The Swim Team!

For the past 2 weeks, David has been taking swim lessons at our swim club. He had 4 lessons the 1st week and 3 (due to rain) this week. My parents have taken him to all but 1 of his lessons. I was fortunate enough to be off on Monday and got to take him myself. He is great. All the other kids are crying because they are scared or because they want their parents. David goes off with one of the instructors - happy as a clam. They practice kicking, going under water, jumping in and using the noodle to float. He's a natural and loves every minute of it. I am SO proud of him. Today was his last lesson. I sent the instructors a card and some cookies for doing such a great job. When David got home, he had a little certificate with 2 stars and a list of things he learned to do. Perfect for my scrapbook! I think every kid should know how to swim and I am so glad David is on his way.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Summer in full swing

I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July weekend. We kicked ours off on Saturday by spending the day at the beach and the night at the boardwalk. We could not have asked for better weather. David loved the ocean. We jumped in the waves and I took him in a little farther so he could feel the waves break. At the boardwalk, he loved the rides. He even got to go on a few with his cousin Thomas. It was a great time.

Sunday we took a lazy day. David and I hung out outside for a while. I read my book and he played in his pool. Then I we went inside and I was hoping he'd nap, instead I napped. He and Steve played Playstation. We cooked dinner on the grill and ate outside. It was a much needed break from our busy schedule.

Monday Steve took on some overtime. I took David to swimming lessons. This was the 1st one I witnessed. He is GREAT! A natural in the water. He jumped off the side and went under water. I was so proud of him. After, we picked up my cousin John and headed to my parents. We popped in and headed to the beach. It was another beautiful day, but hotter than Saturday. We sat and watched David in the ocean. He did not come out for a second. My cousin Jackie and Aunt Kathy met us at the beach. Lucky for me Jackie brought David in the waves. Late afternoon, we headed back to my parents for the Pre-4th Party. We cleaned ourselves up just in time for Steve to arrive. We all ate a big dinner and relaxed. After dessert, we headed home.

To celebrate the 4th of July, on Tuesday we went to the swim club. My parents went early to grab a table and it was a good thing they did, because it was PACKED! Laurie, Walter and Thomas joined us mid-afternoon. David was in the kiddie pool ALL day. He got out to eat some grapes and that was about it. Thomas hung out in there too. It is so great for the kids. They guys made their way to the grill and cooked up some great burgers and hot dogs. Not long after, the rain came and we all headed out. The Danley's went home and we went to my Aunt Carol and Uncle Tom's for a BBQ. We always have a great time over there. Uncle Tom is a great cook, not to mention funny as anything. My couins Mark & Jen had just returned from France, so I got to hear all about their trip. David had a blast, as he always does. He loves playing with the big kids. We were exhausted by the time it got dark, so we headed home. As soon as we walked in the door, David was out like a light. We never did get to see any fireworks, but that was ok with me.

Wednesday was back to the old grind - WORK. One of these days, I'll hit the lottery and work will be a thing of the past. Right?

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Congratulations Jill & Joe!

This past Friday, my cousin Jill married her adorable fiance Joe. Although I missed the actual ceremony (damn job!), I was able to celebrate with them later during their reception. Not that I expected anything less, but she looked stunning and they were so happy. I was so excited for them. They had bought a condo earlier this year and spent a lot of time fixing it up. Sunday we went over to see what they had done. The place looks fantastic - I love the colors and furnishings they chose. It was so cute to see them 'playing house' - but for real.

I wish them the very best!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

We just got back...

from my OB/GYN appointment. Everything is going well with the baby. We had an ultrasound and found out we are having a GIRL! I was shocked...Steve knew all along. Now it's time to work on a name.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

First and foremost...

David is all better. As a matter of fact, he woke up Thursday and was back to his old self - PHEW!

On another happy note, Steve was able to fix our air conditioning! We noticed it was not working Wednesday night, but it was too dark for Steve to go outside and see what the problem was. So, when he got home Thursday evening, he and David got to work on it. I had some of the girls over for scrapping - I even got to work on 2 pages! My scheduled workshop is this coming Thursday and I am hoping to continue working.

I worked from home on Friday. Steve came home a little early because we had to get to PA by 5:30 pm. Rich got us tickets to the Phillies game for 7 pm, and we had to drop David off at their house. It was not pretty, but we made it. David went right down the basement to play with Ty and the adults headed to the game. We picked up food before heading to our seats. We all had cheesesteaks - YUM! The seats were great - 31 rows behind home plate. The stadium is real nice but small. It reminded me of the Somerset Patriots field. We had a lot of fun at the game, even though Phillie lost. When we got home I was surprised to find David ASLEEP! I asked Mary the babysitter how she did it and it seemed so simple. Maybe she can come live with us - hehehe.

Saturday the guys had their annual golf outing, so Tracey and I took the kids to Lancaster and shopped the outlets. I was able to pick up a few Father's Day gifts and use my Pottery Barn gift card. We had lunch at Cracker Barrell - it was good. When we got home, Tracey's neighbors invited us over for a swim. They just had a beautiful pool put in. Ally and Ty were water rats and David would not go in. He was only interested in throwing everything and anything in the pool. We did not stay long and when we got back to Tracey's, she threw the sprinklers on for them to run through. The kids played while we sat out on the deck reading magazines and eating chips and salsa. After a while we ordered pizza and calzones to be delivered. The guys got home about 8:30 pm and Steve was smashed. He played a little while roughing up the kids and then went to bed. I stayed up long enough for David to fall asleep on me. The 2 of us slept in Ally's room that night.

Sunday was Father's Day. When we woke up, David gave Rich and Steve theirs cards and wished them a Happy Father's Day. I gave Steve the shirts I had bought him the day before. Tracey had made us reservations at Brickside Grill for a 10 am brunch. There was a lot to choose from. First, I had an omelet, that they cooked in their pizza oven! Then David and I had pancakes that they made to order. Steve had an omelet too, but was not all that hungry. After breakfast we said our thank yous and good-byes and headed back to Jersey.

We unpacked the car and did a few things around the house. At about 2 pm, we went to my parents house. My grandparents were already there when we arrived. David got to play in his Banana Boat on the deck while the rest of us enjoyed the weather. For dinner, we went over to Brielle and ate at the Riverhouse. We were the only people in the dining room. Everyone else was eating outside. We all enjoyed our dinner and the beautiful view. Our ride home was not good. Right before the Tennent/Morganville exit, the traffic stopped. Steve and I argued about taking Rt. 9 and because I was driving, I stayed on Rt. 18. We finally made it home.

Once again, another great and eventful weekend. Boy, do I need to relax! Speaking of relaxing, I did finish Honeymoon by James Patterson. Loved it!

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Sick Child

When David woke up yesterday he complained to my Mom that his foot hurt and he would not walk on it. When she called to tell me, I figured he slept on it. She emailed me a few hours later, that he was still complaining and not walking. I told her it was probably growing pains and to give him some Tylenol. At lunch time, my Dad called to suggest I call the doctor. I did and got him an appt in the evening. Well, he has been diagnosed with Toxic Synovitis. It is basically a virus in the hip and is seen mostly in boys between the ages of 3 and 6. His course of treatment is 3 days of Motrin 2 times a day. He should be walking by Friday. The weirdest thing is, he is happy as a clam! He was sleeping like an angel when I left this morning, so I have no update for today yet. I'll post again, if there is any change.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Quick Update

Monday June 5: David and I met Steve at the SCVTHS Activities Banquet in Manville, NJ. Very long and drawn out event, but Steve gave a nice speech about his Baseball team and we were happy to be there to support him.

Tuesday June 6: Theresa's Birthday! The girls from the office and I took her to Ruby Tuesday's for lunch. Had Corey and Jean & Mark and Jen over for a BBQ dinner. Corey and Jean had just returned from France and Mark and Jen leave next week. They got to talk and get/give advise. We had a nice time.

Wednesday June 7: Mom's Birthday! Went out to Damon's for dinner. We had a good time, but Damon's was not all that great. Used to be better.

Thursday June 8: Steve worked on the paver walkway and I went to the new BJ's on Rt. 9 to shop for David's family party. LOVED BJ's. I belong to Sam's, but will let that membership expire - too crowded and no variety.

Friday June 9: Took my Mom into New Brunswick to Crossroads theatre to see my good friend Derrick in When a Man Loves a Woman. He was fantastic! Not only can he act, he is an awesome singer! We loved the play. We met Dawn, Shahida, Liz, Theresa, Birthe, Michele and Marci there. We all had a great time and it was so nice to see everyone outside of work.

Saturday June 10: Cleaned the house from top to bottom all morning. With 15 minutes to spare, I ran to Macy's for 2 maternity outfits. The Yoegel's had arrived while I was in the shower. As soon as I got myself and David ready, we were off to his Pirate/Princess Birthday Party at Sandy Deck's Parties on Summerhill Road in East Brunswick. It was a great party. For 1 1/2 hours they played games, ate pizza, danced, went on a treasure hunt, decorated a treasure box, got tatoos and had ice cream. I got to see some people I never see, Barbara, Sandy, Cathy and Niko as well as their kids. Everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves. Went back to our house for a break. Had dinner at Frank's Pizza, then went bowling. What a blast! Tracey kicked all of our butts, but I was able to squeeze in 4 strikes in my second game. The kids did real well too. It was David's 1st time bowling and he did pretty well. At least they all enjoyed themselves.

Sunday June 11: DAVID'S 3RD BIRTHDAY! Steve went out and got us all Dunkin Donuts for breakfast. The kids played and Tracey and I ran to Sam's to pick up the cake, a veggie tray and a fruit bowl. When we got back, they had to leave - Ally had a birthday party in PA to get to. Then I went to Toys R Us to get David's presents and A&P for some last minute party items. Steve set up the backyard while I showered. My Mom and I got the appetizers ready and my grandparents were the first to arrive. The party went off without a hitch! Everyone showed and David had so much fun. Steve cooked on the grill and I prepped in the kitchen. Great team work. Half way through, David opened his presents. He loved them all - especially his Red Game Boy! Mom Mom and Gramps worked extra hard to find that. We had a pirate cake that David enjoyed. We hung out a while and then the guests were gone. Another great birthday for my baby boy!

Monday June 12: David had his 3 yr check up and was horrible! He did not want to listen to anyone or do anything he was asked. The topper was that they never gave him his 4th DPT shot, so he had to get that. Not a good morning. After we picked up Johnny Cakes, we headed for Great Adventure. We did the Safari first - it was great. So many animals! When we got into the park, it was more crowded then we expected. Lots of class trips. The lines for the rides were crazy - 3 hour waits! After lunch, we tried the rides again and had better luck. It turned out to be a great day after all.

I think that is enough info for now. Stay tuned - we have another busy weekend ahead!

Monday, June 05, 2006

Happy Birthday to MOST of the people I know!

June is a crazy birthday month. It's starts off with my nephew Tyler. He turned 6 on the 2nd. Next, my cousin PJ was 7 on the 3rd. My sister-in-law Tracey was 30 something on the 4th. David's due date was today - the 5th. My good friend and co-worker Theresa will celebrate her birthday tomorrow - the 6th. My Mom will be 58 on the 7th. Uncle Richie's birthday is the 9th. My angel baby David was born on the 11th and will celebrate his 3rd birthday. PJ's Mom, my cousin Barbara was born on the 16th. My other friend and co-worker Kristen will be 20 something on the 17th. Do you think I will be spending a lot of time in the card store??

Friday, June 02, 2006


For Mother's Day, Steve bought me the new James Patterson book Beach Road. I finished it this past Monday - it was great. Loved it. I decided that I should read more books and was tempted to join Laney's challenge, but knew I could not commit. I did however decide on 3 books that I would try to read over the summer. I bought them yesterday and finished one last night! All 3 books are by James Patterson, by the one I read last night was by both James Patterson and Peter Dejonge (both wrote Beach Road) called Miracle on the 17th Green. No, I am not a speed reader, the book was short (149 pgs) and it was good. I plan on reading Lifeguard next and then Honeymoon. I'll let you know what I think...

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Weather Happy

It feels as though summer has arrived and I am loving it. That coming from Ms. Prego says a lot. Although I was a tad uncomfortable Monday evening, the sunshine during the day made up for it.

Saturday Steve spent the day putting lattice up under the deck - the yard is getting there. Today he is putting new steps on the deck and if he has time, will build a bump out for the grill. We'll have some more room - that will be nice. I doubt he'll get to the pavers for the walkway- but you never know.

Monday during the day I filled up David's little pool and he had a blast. I even put my new suit on (still fits) and sat out to catch some rays. I wish I was home everyday to do things like that. Boy do I need to win the lottery!

Last Wednesday I went to the OB/GYN and all is going well. My next appt is June 21 and we'll find out what we're having - YEAH! Can't wait.

This past Sunday my Aunt Kathy and Uncle Bob threw a huge graduation party for their twin girls (my beautiful cousins). We had so much fun. I ate too much yummy food, but Steve and John drank way too much - surprise, surprise. Jen and I got to catch up and David played video games. The girls had a lot of fun and got so many gifts. I always have a great time with my family - I am lucky.

Looking forward to getting home from work and seeing the progress Steve made. I'll post pictures if there is something to see.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

May Days

We had another good week last week. Steve had some baseball games and some cancellations. David and I even got to go to the St. Peter's game. It was a lot of fun. On one of the nights the baseball game was cancelled, Steve, David, John and I went to dinner at the Sayreville Bar. The food was awesome as usual. It is so much nicer to eat there now that there is no smoking in restaurants. David attended nursery school on Friday and did much better than previous weeks. On his way home, my parents brought him to my office and then we all (and Theresa) grabbed lunch at Tony's pizza in Bound Brook - YUM! Friday night we ordered pizza and John came over to watch the Yanks vs Mets game. On Saturday, Steve worked some OT, so David and I ran errands and did some shopping. That evening, we attended Jean's 30th birthday party at the Hyatt in New Brunswick. She hired a company that does Casino themes, so we played Blackjack most of the night. The food was very good and I enjoyed the company. At the end of the night, you traded in your chips for raffle tickets. She had 5 gift baskets that you could try to win. I did not win, but the whole night was a lot of fun and a great idea. Sunday afternoon was my 'Aunt' Kathy's retirement party. Aside from getting there (traffic) it was a nice party. The restaurant was in Asbury, NJ - Asbury Willows - very pretty. There was a band, so David got to 'play the drums' - he had a blast. My friend Melissa was there with her boys, and David enjoyed playing Power Rangers with them. Steve and I got to see people we have not seen in a while, so that was cool. We got home just in time to watch the final Yanks vs Mets game and relax.

So far this week, I attended a Creative Memories meeting on Monday night and am working from home today. Tomorrow I have a doctor appointment and Thursday I am holding my monthly worshop. This weekend is Memorial Day weekend - YEAH! Summer is almost here - can't wait. Love that warm weather.

Monday, May 15, 2006

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Lions, Tigers and Mommies - oh my!

My title is a little deceiving, because we did not even see the Lions or Tigers, but we did see lots of other great animals at the Zoo on Saturday. David and I met Tracey and the kids at the Philadelphia Zoo on Saturday. We had not seen them in way too long. Unfortunately, Steve was working and Rich was busy so they missed another good time. We had fun anyway. Tracey bought David a zoo key and a canteen - he was so happy. We saw the monkeys, turtles, snakes, gators, lizards, elephants, kangaroos and hippos. The kids played in the tree house and took a ride on a pony. They even got their faces painted! Ty and David got Pirate faces and Ally got flowers. As we were eating lunch (next to some interesting people) the thunder started. By the time we were finished the rain started to fall. We had made it to the petting zoo where there was some cover thinking we'd wait out the storm but after about 30 minutes, we were smart enough to realize it wasn't going to stop. So we braved the rain and headed to our cars. My ride home was dry as a bone and it never did rain in NJ. Tracey did not have the same luck. Although we ended the day with rain, the rest of our trip was a great time.

As we all know, yesterday was Mother's Day. We started off my special day with breakfast at The Breaker's with my parents, grandparents, Uncle Bob, Uncle Jim, Aunt Debbie and cousins Jeff, Tom and Allison. I ordered chocolate chip pancakes and they were terrific! My Grandfather gave all the Mom's scratch off tickets and I won $1. After breakfast, we went to my parents so I could exchange gifts with my Mom. She gave me a gift certificate for Old Navy and some prego undies. I gave her the Mother/Daughter Willow Tree figurine and a book. David gave her sunless tanning stuff from Bath and Body works. My Mom left for church, so we headed back to East Brunswick. When we got home, David and Steve gave me my presents. I got a beautiful Pregnancy Journal, Beach Road and 50 First Dates (DVD). My parents came over later along with my Aunt Judy and Uncle Jack. We ordered some Chicken Holiday - it was tasty and NO COOKING! After dessert (Dunkin' Donuts) everyone headed home and Steve and I were settling in to watch my new movie. Just then, there was a knock at our door. It was my cousins Kate and John. They came to wish me a Happy Mother's Day - aren't they sweet! Best of all, John got me a card that made me teary. What a great kid - love him! He really is like a son to me. Once they headed out, Steve & I did watch the movie. It was great - Adam Sandler can do no wrong with me. I love ALL his movies, but this one was really sweet. I recommend it.

So there you have it. A great trip to the zoo and a fabulous Mother's Day! I hope you all had a great day too.

Friday, May 12, 2006


We can all take things and people for granted. For example, my husband. Overall, I know he is a great husband and father and I do tell him so, but I still get on him from time to time for things that he does or doesn't do. This past weekend I got a reality check. We took David to Pt. Pleasant boardwalk to go on rides and play games. As I was waiting for the boys to ride the roller coaster, I heard a familiar voice and when I looked up there stood my ex. It was his voice screaming at his son, that I recognized (scary). We said Hello before he took his 2 kids on the coaster and left me with his current girlfriend. She was a real sweet girl and we had a nice conversation. When Steve and David got off the ride, we went on our merry way. I told Steve about my encounter and he laughed. As we were walkling to the arcade, my mind started going. A feeling of great appreciation fell over me. I realized that my life could have been much different and certainly not for the better, had I not married Steve. So I reached for his hand and held it tight. I am so very blessed to have Steve as my husband and best friend. Although we have our disagreements and he does things that I don't like sometimes, that is nothing compared to what I could have been going through. Thanks Babe!

Monday, May 08, 2006

Feliz Cumpleanos Miguel!

I am embarrased to admit, that I forgot to call my cousin Mike on his birthday (yesterday). Now, some of my relatives are probably reading this saying 'how come she does not feel bad enough to post about missing my birthday?'. Well, the answer is that David is Mike's Godson, there is no good reason why I shouldn't have remembered to call Mike so David could say Happy Birthday. Now I said GOOD reason, because I sure have reasons. For example, we went over Mike and Laura-Ann's Friday night to celebrate, I cleaned the house Sunday morning before taking some of my CM hostesses to brunch, went food shopping for 2 hours Sunday afternoon only to come home to do laundry and cook dinner and last but not least, NEVER looked at me calendar. Oh and did I mention that I don't think my memory is as sharp now that I am pregnant. All in all, I really do apologize to Mike. Please do not be surprised if you get a phone call later this evening from your Godson singing Happy Birthday and please do not tell him Mommy messed up. We'll keep that between you , Me and the blogosphere!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Keeping the Peace

As I sit here crying and typing I decided to try to make peace with my brother-in-law. He left me a message a little while ago about how he is neglected by me in Blogland. He is right and I feel horrible. Not only does he do real nice things for us, he is a great guy. David absolutely loves him and so do Steve and I. He works extremely hard at QVC where he unfortunately has to spend a lot of time. Sometimes when we visit or Tray and the kids visit, we don't even get to see him. We miss him. So Rich, please accept my deepest apology. We greatly appreciate all that you do for us (all 3 of us) and think you are a terrific brother-in-law, not to mention a great guy. I know you said that you aren't reading this Blog anymore, so hopefully Tray will read this to you.
We love you!

Weekend Update

This weekend was beautiful. I started my Saturday off by purchasing a new couch on-line. We want to install a sliding glass door in our den so we will be getting rid of the sectional - putting 1/2 in the basement and 1/2 to the curb. I originally thought I wanted a brown leather sofa, but then realized I would need to completely redecorate to accomodate it, so I stuck with blue. Well, to my surprise, the only blue sofa on was on sale for $199.00! Steve was cutting the lawn, but as soon as he came in, I got his approval and snatched up the sofa. After a quick shower, I headed out to Target (by myself - woohoo!). There were a few things I needed, but I came home with that and some things I wanted. I got a new comforter and sheets set, 2 new table lamps, new bed pillows and some shelves. Before going home, I went to Home Depot and bought some flowers. When I got home, the lawns looked great and the fence was fixed. After we ate our Wawa subs, Steve planted the flowers in my planters. They look beautiful. David played with the new bubble gun I bought him and I relaxed. We did not do anything Saturday evening and it was perfect.

Sunday was my cousin Jill's bridal shower. Her sister, sister-in-law and bridesmaids threw it in Spring Lake at the Spring Lake Manor. I stopped at my Mom's on my way and picked her up. The place looked real nice. She had a lot of gifts waiting for her. When she arrived, she was SO surpirsed - it was great. After a tasty lunch, she got right to opening the gifts. She received some beautiful stuff and thoughtful gifts. I think she really enjoyed herself, as did I. On my way home, I dropped off my Mom. I was home in no time and was greeted by my boys and the new flowers they planted in the front of the house. I could not wait to take a nap, so I did. We watched Sunday night baseball and never really ate dinner. I was not hungry after all that we had at the shower and Steve and David had eaten a late lunch. It was so nice to crawl into my bed dressed in it's new sheets and comforter.

We are looking forward to our new couch being delivered this week - I'll post a picture when it arrives.

Have a great week!

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Much needed changes

I will be the first to admit that when Steve wanted to put our new flat screen TV on the wall, I said "No". Well after the basement was finished and we could move David and his toys down, it only made sense to put the TV on the wall and give us more room. Now, I could not be happier. David loves his new play room, Steve loves his TV and I have room to scrap! We are just one big happy family!

Thursday, April 27, 2006

David is going to be a Big Brother!

Yes, that's right...I am pregnant! I found out on March 13, but wanted to know everything was good before making the announcement. Yesterday, David came with me for my 1st ultrasound. He was so cute. At first he could not tell what was on the screen, but then he figured it out. The tech turned up the volume so we could hear the heartbeat. It was really neat. David called his MomMom and Gramps to give them the news and they were very excited. He also called his Aunt Amy and Aunt Tracey to give them the news and there were thrilled too. The baby will arrive sometime in early November. In the mean time, David will be a Big Brother in training!

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

It's been a while...

We are in the midst of yet another very busy week. Last week just seemed to FLY by. Once I recouped from my bug, I had a hair appointment (trim) on Tuesday & a mini girls night out (in) on Thursday. Steve had a baseball game everyday except Wed, when he had practice. Oh yeah, and I worked - sometimes I like to block that out. Friday after Steve got home, John came over and we ordered Italian and watched the Yanks. Saturday the weather stunk so Steve was able to work on the basement and David and I hit the mall. Saturday evening, we had our babysitter for a few hours and attended a 40th birthday party for a wonderful woman, Yolanda, I met through scrapping. Sunday Steve continued to work on the basement and den (mounting our TV) and I did a scrapping class at my Mom's in Spring Lake. She invited her cousins, sister and sister-in-law. It was a nice time and it was great to see them. John came over to help Steve so I cooked dinner. We watched some baseball and talked Fantasy sports. Then the work week began again. Monday I had to be in Newark to do a demonstration for our VP. The weather on my way in was horrible, but I made it and the demo went off without a hitch. When I got home from work, I moved most of David's toys to the basement and set-up his new playroom. Steve brought home some needed tools so he could hook up the cable and Playstation. David was in his glory! Yesterday was just another day at the office. I had some stuff to catch up on and a conference call in the afternoon, but nothing crazy. On my way home I stopped to pick up healthy snacks for my Longaberger demo and pizza for dinner. After we ate, my Mom helped me finish up cleaning (she did most of it) and set up for my guests. The demo went well and I will be purchasing some of the baskets I have been wanting. I knew that 3 of the 5 people that showed were coming, but I was pleasantly surprised by the other 2. It was nice to have some girl time with my relatives. Today the weather is nice (a little cool for me - mid 60's) and I am at work. I have an appt at 5, Steve has a game and then we are taking my cousin Kate to dinner. Looking forward to it and the weekend of course!

Monday, April 17, 2006

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