Category: Celebrations

Happy 100th!

logo-normalIs the Oreo one of your favorite cookies? If so, you have a great reason to pick up a package of those chocolate snacks because that scrumptious cookie turns 100 years old today!

While I do love Oreo’s, I love Grandma Clara even more. And guess what?


TODAY is HER 100th birthday too!

Hubs and I would love to be with her on this special day. While we aren’t able to celebrate with her, she’s getting a sweet little party in her honor from her friends and caretakers.

Grandma Clara is an amazing woman and continues to inspire me. She is a blessing to us.

Happy 100th, Grandma Clara!


40 things

It’s finally here. My 30s have vanished. The 40s are now upon me.

To help celebrate this momentous occasion, well, momentous to me at least, I am sharing 40 things about me. For my birthday, I simply ask one thing of you:

* Please don’t judge me *

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7 Years

Engagement photo in Las Vegas, NV ~ October 2004

When I look at this photo and many others like it, I smile. And then I shake my head in wonder at all that lay before us after the photo.


Wedding Reception ~ November 6, 2004

I think of how awesome it is that we still have a blast together, no matter what we’re doing, no matter if someone’s crying or screaming their head off, no matter if there’s milk on the floor, or cake on our face.

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Happy 5th, D!

It’s 11:13pm – I still have one more chance to wish my boy D a Happy 5th Birthday!

His birthday bash on Saturday is still looming in parts of the house. Deflated balloons scattered about. Far too many portions of chocolate cake in the fridge. The large TUB of sherbert ice cream in the freezer that somehow was forgotten about and did not get served with the chocolate cake. Birthday cards piled up, waiting for thank-you’s to be written.

I’m glad we had such a great day on Saturday because today was an emotional roller coaster. I should have expected it as Grandma and Grandpa had to leave first thing this morning. I kind of think I was more sad to see them go since I still needed to do the grocery shopping and it is a real treat (sarcasm there) to do any kind of shopping with both boys in the cart…

Thankfully D was able to spend some time in a friend’s pool while L and I picked up the groceries. D got some practice time in riding his scooter out on the back patio. I have no doubt he’ll be zooming down the sidewalks in no time and hopefully listening to me when I yell STOP!!

Happy Birthday, D! Once again I’m excited to think about all of the changes the next year will bring for you!


The “Big” Day

It’s 9:40 in the evening. My children are asleep. The house is quiet, even with guests about. The backyard is cleaned up. The dishes are done. The air is cool outdoors. And there’s a smile in my heart about all of the days’ wonderful festivities.

D turns 5 on Monday and his “big” birthday party was today. I love a good party, but the idea of having a “big” party each and every year for both of my children does not excite me in the least. I think birthday parties should be fun, something to look forward to, special, as well as an event that doesn’t set the family back financially. That’s just a few of the reasons Hubs and I refrain from giving a birthday bash every year to the boys.  L will be having his first “big” party next year when he turns 3. The next big party for D won’t be until he’s 10.

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