Tuesday, December 18, 2007

technical difficulties

I tell you ever since our power surge a little over a week ago, things have been freaky. Our treadmill has died, (new power supply and usb ports for the computer). Now the internet has been freaky all day and I have spent more than 2 hours with our internet provider trying to fix it and if it happens again I may have a problem with our modem. But on a good note. I couldn't surf the web so I searched through the "pile" of photos that I have on my computer. I ran into a couple that I thought well I forgot about those....







What cuties. This tub time was when my sisters were in town. This is my adorable niece and L. Check out the monkey lips...ohhh it is almost enough to make me want to rush upstairs and kiss the sleeping kid. I will refrain.









Check out this innocent face. Who me??? mess and destruction? no it must be my older siblings! Look at my face and tell me you don't believe me! (look at the trail of mess, tazmanian devil that's who is at my house these days)

Thursday, December 13, 2007

snow day

I will take it! I was so pleased to get a phone call from my friend saying that there was no school today due to the impending storm. Usually I am not to happy about this but today was different. We slept in, read books, played in snow, built gingerbread houses (graham cracker actually)and watched a movie...ahh the life. The snow hasn't stopped so I am glad we have power for now and food.




check out those ears! (He wouldn't let me fuss with his hat, thank goodness he had mittens on and couldn't pull it off) He only lasted a few minutes as he didn't like to be confined in all his gear. I can't seem to get a picture of him looking at the camera... but hey at least I got something. That is more than I can say for my oldest who ran away with his friends immediately.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

computer issues

Well I would love to post more pictures but currently none of our USB ports are working. The power outtage on Monday did something to our computer, even though we have a surge protector and the computer was off, it killed the power supply (had to buy a new one)and we can't figure out why the USB ports aren't working. They are getting power and the computer registers that they are working but they don't sooo.... Justin ordered some other thing to try and help it. Until then I can't load anything onto my computer or print or scan. UGH! Thank goodness for my hubby who is handy with computers.
And because I really have a hard time not posting an image...
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Saturday, December 1, 2007

santa baby

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

early Christmas presents for me!!!























My hubby spoiled me!!! I have a new camera (I have been patiently/impatiently awaiting it's arrival the Canon 40d!!!) and a new wide angle lens. I am soo in love. Anyway thanks Allie for putting up with me getting used to a new camera and lens. Beautiful family!!!

goodbye dear friend

















Farewell Digital Rebel. We have had a wonderful relationship and you have taught me so much but you must move on to someone else who will love you. gNat (the 'gah' is silent) please take good care of her. Take lots of pictures and then I will know she went to a good home.

(Peen you are a nerd and that is why I posted this pic! If you want it deleted, well you will just have to "come over my house!")

Thursday, November 22, 2007

five fat turkeys

"Five Fat Turkeys are we
We spent the night in the tree
When the cook came around
We couldn't be found
And that's why we're here you see!"

This is the song that M has been singing for days. Now we are all singing it and we feel like five fat turkeys after the yummy feast. I need a nap. We had a great Thanksgiving with our friends. Happy Thanksgiving to all!!!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Wicked






"Tell them how I am defying gravity
I'm flying high, defying gravity"
That pretty much sums up tonight. I am flying high!!! How we pulled this off I don't know but it was meant to be. All my sister's are here to see me and we went to Wicked. It was something we had talked about for a long time and then one night a few weeks ago it just all fell into place. It is hard to believe it is here and sad that it is going so quickly. But no one can say we just talk about stuff. We make it happen!!! I can't even go to sleep, well it is probably a good thing as L is puking. I also have to be the first to blog about it as I have been neglecting my blog with all my visitors I have had in town (and the fact that peen and courtnie need to steal the pics for their blogs!).

Friday, November 16, 2007

Belgique






Yummy chocolate!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Kent Falls










Monday, November 5, 2007

the sugar roller coaster is coming to a halt

I am so DONE with the candy and kids that won't eat there food because they are all hopped up on sugar. Papa the kids are saving the snickers for you. Of course all the almond joy and mounds were gone the first night. What is it with those??? they are too good. I did go to Target the day after to go get a bag of almond joy (what was I thinking as if we didn't have enough sugar and chocolate?) but of course they were all gone, thank goodness.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

I have yet to take pictures of the kids in their halloween costumes. Especially little L. He is going to be a monkey. What has now become tradition for usually the first halloween (for L it is his 2nd but he didn't fit it last year). Anyway I promised Aunt Natty I would post a picture of the hat she sent for L's b-day so here it is. Sorry it took me so long to take a picture of it. Then I thought for fun I would post M's picture from today. I think I am a bit of a rebel. Their school doesn't celebrate any holidays. I even saw a kid who was dressed up marched straight to the principal's office. Well M and A had Halloween temporary tattoos on and halloween shirts. I know so rebellious!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

dumpster diving

okay well I really didn't have to dive in. The reward for taking out the trash was hanging wire baskets for my laundry closet. I was admiring Hillary's a few weeks ago and thought I would love them but it really is pointless to go buy them because of the short amount of time we have left. Nevermind, the fact that Justin would strangle me if I bought anything more for this apartment (especially organizing stuff). There is nothing like an organized closet to make me smile. I would like to think of myself as organized but the reality is my life is pretty choatic so I have figured out that I crave order because everything is so out of order. So a dedication post to dumpster diving was in order. What will I do without our big dumpsters when we get a house? I guess I will have to resort to robbing the neighbors trash ;). Seriously though we have found really good things sitting to the side of the dumpsters and occasionally sitting inside (thankfully not buried in rubbish). Just to list a few 2 bikes (we gave one away and kept one that will eventually be M's but A is riding it for now, it is a girly one but he doesn't care, "it's a bike and I like to ride it, who cares what others think!" It was a proud mommy moment)A little tikes car has been a source of much entertainment for the last few years we have had it (L will love it next spring). Do you remember the Big Wheels? The glory days cruising around on Big Wheels (with a red cape) and feeling so big. Well we found one of them in the dumpster too. M rode it a lot last spring and now we have passed it on. Hopefully it will be just as enjoyed. Oh another recent find was a wooden dowel drying rack for clothes. I had the exact same one but the kids just broke a couple of the bottom dowels. I was content on just making it work as we don't want to buy anything like I mentioned before. Well another reward for taking out the trash, there was a rack just lying there in the relatively empty dumpster waiting for me to replace it. YIPPIE!!! Here is a pic of my laundry closet with the baskets. SMILE!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Pumpkin Festival- Keene, NH

Well it was worth seeing but I could have done without the crowds. WOW lots of people. We had a great time, awesome pumpkin carvings and accompanied by our good friends. What more could you want?









L couldn't get enough of the candles in the jack'o'lanterns. He would peek around the carvings to see what was flickering behind there. He loves to study how things work.












In the scaffolding of lit jack'o'lanterns we found sponsor's names, political campaign...vote for Obama 08, vote for Clinton 08 (not all presidential hopefuls were represented but what do you expect??? the East is "liberal"), and a marriage proposal. We wonder what her answer will be?



double rainbow



What a beautiful drive. We were able to enjoy the beautiful New England colors and we were delighted to see a double rainbow for the last 30 minutes of the drive. The last time I photographed a double rainbow was when I was in 2nd or 3rd grade, when I asked my dad to quickly grab his camera (my first with an slr) and I took a picture of what would win first place in the Reflections contest. I still have that lone trophy somewhere in my childhood memories box. The picture I hope is in there too.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

beautiful pennsylvania

Well we toured a little bit of Pennsylvania this past week. It was beautiful. The highlights of the trip were Hershey, Gettysburg, and Lancaster (LANK-uh-stir) County.

Hershey












Gettysburg











Lancaster County











Saturday, October 13, 2007

pony ride








M had a great time, L loved to pet the pony and look at it while in my arms but wasn't so sure once he was placed ontop of the pony for a ride. He likes to study things so I think given a little more time he would have been mauling the ponies. A had a fun time with Dad, skeet shooting/22 target shooting.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

too all the marathon runners

I am so proud of you (Paige, Mandy, Anne)and quite envious. I am still cursing my knee that decided to do freaky things when I jogged for 30 minutes (almost two weeks later still stiff and weird)

Congrats!!! You are all amazing! I haven't ever run one and I get all weepy when all of you talk about crossing the finish line. I can't even imagine what I would do if I had run the marathon and crossed the finish line... I may just have to kiss the dirtiest part of the finish line. (I liken it to the feeling of getting off a excruciating airline flight at LAX from India and wanting to kiss the dirtiest place on the floor I could find. Then eat a salad, random I know but that is the way I felt)

I got this off Anne's blog I laughed so hard. Of course it is probably because I am not the one feeling like that right now.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007