My first post on WordPress…

On WordPress. Seems relatively simple but a bit overwhelmed with options. If I spent half the time actually writing rather than worrying about what “widget!” to add I’d be in much better shape….

Such is life, it seems. Blurred by the LOOK! Bright shiny object syndrome….

Be back soon,

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Holidays

Brooklyn saw Santa on Sunday, she said “TRICK OR TREAT.” God bless her, the holidays at 2 years old just all run together. As expected, both my kids were just a little confused by the whole Santa ordeal.

I bought Elf on a Shelf. Genius concept and totally working.

I’m the new puree queen. Sneaking veggie purees in almost every meal, got you B! Thank you Double Delicious for the amazing recipes that are so tasty.

We’ve watched almost all of my favorite Xmas movies already – Christmas Vacation, Love Actually, Miracle on 34th, you get it. Those paired with champagne are the ideal way to kick off the season.

Thanksgiving was at our new house this year. Hosted 15 people and pulled it off – got my Martha Stewart on and managed to not make anyone sick. Score!

Ty is huge. He’s 6 months old Wednesday, for the 90000th time, I can’t believe how fast this is going.

Christmas decorations are up, my house feels so warm and cozy, except when Brooklyn took a bite out of a GLASS ornament. It was an icicle she claimed look like a carrot. At least she was going after a veggie.

Happy hours, holiday parties, booked weekends from here until the New Year. I love the holiday season and can’t wait to celebrate with my babies, family, and friends.

So much to be thankful for.

Oh snow you didn’t…

Oh yes it did.

Let me remind everyone that my last post was about Sunday brunch in the 75 degree beautiful sun. Tuesday, snow. Texas weather is as about consistent as our mood swings during our favorite time of month.

It was absolutely beautiful to me, I love seeing everything covered in white. For those of us that don’t get this often we can truly appreciate the ambiance it creates.

Everyone, except Brooklyn.

We were so excited to take her out to play in it after work. We got home, got all bundled up and took her out…

It lasted all of one HOT minute.

She hated it. It was cold…and wet…and new…and stupid as far as she was concerned. There were no family shots frolicking in the snow, building snowmen, snowball fights, ending with a cup of hot cocoa. Oh noooooo, not in our house. The fit started outside and lasted a good 15 minutes inside as she was PISSED we would subject her to such cruelty.

We woke up this morning to the last bit of snow still melting away, our temperature was back up in the 50’s by days end.

Thanks for coming to visit us snow, we’ll see you again in about 10 years.

Intelligender intelligent?

When I was pregnant with Brooklyn it seemed like it took forever to get to 20 weeks. 20 weeks was a HUGE deal because that’s when our doctor agreed to do a sonogram to find out the sex of the baby. There was no question as to whether or not we were going to find out what we were having. Are you kidding me? I’m way to much of a control freak for that.
So much so that when I found out about this Intelligender test this time around there was no way I wasn’t giving it a try. Impatient? Maybe.
The concept of this test is so genius – $30.00 for some plastic cup to guess what you are having with obviously no liability if wrong. A total play on your emotions but well worth the gratification.
That’s what I have said all along I think I’m having – we’ll see how intelligent this little test is here in about 3 weeks. Stay tuned!

Adios 2009…!

2009 was an alright year. Admittedly I’m ready for 2010. It seemed like 2009 was just kind of depressing or something. Not as much for me on a personal level but in general it just seemed like sad things happened. People died, got sick, suffered…and I realize that is just like any year but in my eyes it seemed to happen closer to me. A wonderful person lost a husband, a mom and dad a child, a best friend a grandmother. Losing my baby cousin is still so fresh to all of us. My Aunt and Uncle were in Mexico on a beach this Christmas, deservedly so, trying to forget that the holiday season was upon us. I try not to focus on the past, and the things that we cannot change, but I do have to reflect on the heavy heart that I carried for several people this year.

I am blessed too, and that is something NOT to be overlooked! My beautiful, healthy child is getting bigger, smarter, and full of more attitude every day. My husband is amazing and we are continuing working together daily to make our lives better for each other. I love my family, everyone is safe and sound in their own places in life and I love each of them so so much. Friends are amazing and I could never make it without them. I got an awesome job in a shitty economy. We have a child on the way, what more could one girl ask for? I mean, really. Blessed beyond measure.

It’s important to keep it all in perspective, weigh the good with the bad, and promise yourself to cherish it. I’m looking forward to tonight, surrounding myself with best friends and good food, closing the last page of the year. We’ll toast the good, and we might even flip off the bad.

Bienvenidos 2010!!!

It’s about to get UGLY…

Our annual Christmas party is tonight, this years theme:

UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATERS

Really anything throwback is acceptable, bedazzled shirts, sweater vests with snowmen, a dickey like our good friend Eddy sported in Christmas vacation.

We’re busy putting the finishing touches on the house, prepping the food. This years menu:

Lil smokies wrapped in bacon and topped with brown sugar
Tomato, Corn, and Avacado Salsa served with tortilla chips
French baguettes with creamy dill and cucumber spread
Pickled asparagus wrapped with chive cream cheese and proscuitto
Cheese plate w/crackers and grapes
Downeast Maine Pumpkin bread
Homeade sugar cookies

Lots and lots of alcohol.

Happy Holidays everyone, wish us luck!

Who you’d be today…

So, I’m a huge fan of Kenny Chesney. HUGE. I love him and I tell Dom all the time he’s my country music boyfriend. His music, to me, is something I can make memories with, rock out to in my car, dance, and cry. Some of my friends make fun of me, and the sleeveless shirts he wears, but they can suck it.

He sings this song, “Who you’d be today” that references those that lost their lives too young, and on a day like today it plays over and over in my head.

It ain’t fair you died too young
Like a story that had just begun
The death tore the pages all away
God knows how I miss you
All the hell that I’ve been through
Just knowing no one could take your place
Sometimes I wonder who you’d be today

Would you see the world?
Would you chase your dreams?
Settle down with a family?
I wonder, what would you name your babies?
Some days the sky’s so blue
I feel like I can talk to you
And I know it might sound crazy…

I remember exactly where I was on 9/11, and what I did that day, and the church I went to that night surrounded by complete strangers all with their heads down in prayer and in tears. Kids instantly without parents, wives instantly widows, husbands single dads, brothers, sisters, friends, lost. I’m sure they were all wonderful people with amazing stories yet to be told. This is a day I will never forget, and I will always pay tribute to these heroes.

God bless them all, and their families, who I’m sure sit and wonder who they’d be today.

Winner

Ah yes, it’s FRIDAY. And, on top of that we have a 3 day weekend. Aw, yeah. Time to celebrate.

Except I can’t, and here is why:

Hopped in the car this morning (parked in the garage), opened the garage door, put it in reverse, hit the accelerator and BAM!

Shit shit shit shit shit! Dom’s car is in the driveway. Shoot me now.

Our driveway is such that you have to back out and turn immediately to the right to go down the f***ing hill. This stupid driveway and I fight constantly as I often reverse, turn, but not enough, put the car back in drive, accelerate, back in reverse, turn, etc…

It hates me.

When Dom is not parked in the driveway I can back all the way out and go down facing forward, so therefore, it is his fault for not parking in the garage. Except he never parks in the garage. Damn.

Excuse number 2, he usually leaves before me. Lame, I am clearly out of it. Yesterday I forgot to leave B’s carseat at school, I gave someone my debit card when they asked for my driver license, AND I left my groceries at the self checkout. WTF is going on! Clearly I need to meditate, sleep, or just sedate myself with wine this entire weekend.

So, here’s to $1000 deductible ($500 per car), and to me being a WINNER!

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

My blog has been sound asleep this week as it has been CRAZY busy. Work is nuts, Brooklyn got really sick, I got sick, now Dom is getting sick. I’ve learned this week timing is everything. More to come when I’m done cleaning puke up….

Hope everyone elses’s week/weekends are going good, can’t wait to catch up on all the posts I’ve missed this week!