Friday, June 26, 2009

Elena's 40th

(elena's cupcake cake)
(our great room)
(nikki, sherry, elena, ashley)
(my awesome tuna dinner)
(me and elle)
(julie and me)
(elle's sister in law Jenn is a wine distributor and she introduced us to 4 different bottles of wine at dinner that was so of my fav memories! Thanks Jenn)
(me and tomi)
Instead of a girls night out, Elena wanted her closest friends to spend a night away at AMI...our favorite get away. She said absolutely NO presents...So instead I made her an album (see the post below with photos of the album) with photos dating back to when we all met (14 years ago)! I had all the girls (8 others besides Elena) send me pictures of them with Elle and when we all got out to the resort...I had each girl journal a little "something" to her beside their pictures! It was so special...we were all crying thinking about the special friendship we share. We love you Elena.
nikki (ashley, sherry, tomi, jenn, julie, carmen, trisha)

Elena's 40th birthday album

I got the idea to create this album for Elena when she told me No presents for her birthday! I wanted to give her something so bad, mainly because of what a giving woman she is. I knew in the end that photographs and memories would mean the most to her, especially since she is so sentimental. I love you.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Disney World...can you say HOT!!!

I think steam was coming off the concrete the day we went to Disney a couple weeks back...but our last day of a 3 day ticket was about to expire. So we loaded up our Odyssey and drove to Orlando for the day. We decided to go to Magic Kingdom, since that made the most sense for the boys...and we decided before we left that we would let the boys tell us what they wanted to do and we would do it and when they had had it, we would go home. With that attititude we had so much fun... we rode "Its a Small World", the carousel (two times), the shooting gallery, the "Country Bear Jamboree", Jungle Cruise, the train...we had a BLAST. I just loved watching the boys take it all in. Even Charlotte was a trooper...she ate, slept and just looked around. We really had a great time that day despite the heat! What a great memory.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Putting life in perspective

Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio. "To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most-requested column I've ever written.
1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good. 2. When in doubt, just take the next small step. 3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. 4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch. 5. Pay off your credit cards every month. 6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree. 7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone. 8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it. 9. Save for retirement starting with your first pay check. 10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile. 11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present. 12. It's OK to let your children see you cry. 13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. 14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it. 15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks. 16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind. 17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful. 18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger. 19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else. 20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer. 21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special. 22. Over prepare, then go with the flow. 23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple. 24. The most important sex organ is the brain. 25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you. 26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: 'In five years, will this matter?' 27. Always choose life. 28. Forgive everyone everything. 29. What other people think of you is none of your business. 30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time. 31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change. 32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does. 33. Believe in miracles. 34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do. 35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now. 36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young. 37. Your children get only one childhood. 38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved. 39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere. 40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back. 41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. 42. The best is yet to come. 43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. 44. Yield. 45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."

Have a great day!

Monday, June 15, 2009


On Friday afternoon, I was standing in my kitchen, talking to a friend when I got this sharp pain in my right breast...that would not go away. After an hour or so, it got extreemly hot and red (TMI, I know:)) and I started feeling like I had the flu. I got a fever and the chills along with every muscle in my body was horrible. I got a hold of the doctors office and they called me in an antibiotic for Mastitis (inflammation and infection of a milk duct)!!! I continued to feel horrible all night till my fever broke...I even had to cancel my class the next day at K2 (s0 sorry ladies:(... I will be repeating it again in July ) I pray that will be the one and only time I have to experience that!! Thanks for the prayers for the few of you that knew...

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Good Morning Nanna and Bubbles!

I thought I would share these pictures of Charlotte to start your day with a smile!!