Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Oh Maggie

Just a little something to brighten your day.....Hoping to be back soon with the Thanksgiving wrap-up.

Just a little homage to the insane funniness found here.

Have a great day.  It's snowing here....Boo.


Monday, November 19, 2012

Monday Morning

Good Morning!  Hope that you had a great weekend.  This week went by so fast and of course the weekend went by in a minute!

So LAST weekend we were at the beach, helping the in-laws clean up from Sandy.  We were so lucky that there wasn't any damage to the house and all we had to do was clean up the crawl space under the house.  So we spent a couple of hours cleaning that up and the rest of the weekend was spent relaxing!
Holding her PopPop's hand, Maggie couldn't be any happier!!

We also used the beautiful day on Sunday to take our Christmas card photos.  Brian edited them on Monday, I ordered them that night and I had them by Thursday!  Gotta love Shutterfly!!!

We used this weekend to get ready for the holidays! During nap time on Saturday, we had a huge toy purge and we went through our living room and cleaned everything up to get ready to decorate this upcoming Saturday.
Toy purge means finding toys that were lost or forgotten about....almost like a mini Christmas!
Then after getting everything together, I got to meet up with some friends to see Breaking Dawn II.  It was awesome and also super special, because I have gone with my one friend to see the last three movies and at the first one we saw together on November 21, 2009, I shared with her that I had just found out that morning that I was pregnant!  I was so excited and nervous, and we spent the whole lunch before the movie giggling and marveling at the craziness!!!

And now three years later, we have soooo much to be thankful for...
Hope you have a great day!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Friday Schtuff

Hello!  Happy Friday!!! VERY happy that this week is over!

Couple of randoms roaming the ol' noggin....

Like, me being late to the party on a few things...
With my birthday money this year I purchased a few scarves and a belt...paired with my bright red skinny cords and boots....fashionista-ville here I come!

Also, in fashion "news" I got my first pair of Toms....Anyone know where I sign up for my hipster mom bumper sticker??

Starting to jump on the bandwagon that is "Modern Family"...I heart Phil Dunphy ....he is such a nerd (said with much affection)!  I think I'm going to go back and watch it from the beginning on Netflix!

I have loved Band of Horses for some time now, but I just discovered this song and it has been on repeat for the past two days...

Bad Mommy?.... Maggie's fave songs right now are:
"Diamonds"/Rhianna (or Rhiannon as I called her, and my husband corrected me)
"Party Rock Anthem"/LMFAO (not telling her what that means, she would be mimicking that all OVER the place)
"Glad you came"/One Direction
"As Long as You Love Me"/Justin Bieber

But to hopefully redeem my "hipster" cred, she also likes
"I Won't give up"/Jason Mraz
"Home"/Philip Phillips
and all things Adele....
and of course we can't forget "It's a Small World", which is still in heavy rotation....

A Disney commercial came on, and with one glimpse of the castle, Maggie was screaming "Didney World"!!!  LOL

A few Maggie-isms:
We started talking about Thanksgiving and listing all the good food we are going to have and she says dressing as "dresser"....LOL
She is really starting to put our whole family together (and that's no small feat because there are A LOT of people) and she groups them together perfectly, along with their pet(s)!

And finally, this is my sister's senior year of college and with her graduation coming up this spring, it makes me think about my college time.  I loved it!  And I would go back for my Master's in a heart beat, but it is sooo expensive!  And don't even get me started on how much the text books cost!  If I were to go back, before buying anything, I would look into a place like Slug Books. I would defintely try to find my books at the best cost!

Hope that this finds you well!  Any big plans for the weekend?  Have a great one!!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Holiday Cards 2012

Okey Dokey, now that Halloween is over, the next thing to think about are the Holiday cards!  Now before you blast me for skipping over Thanksgiving, that's not my intention.  But let's be honest, in order to create a really special card to send out, you have to start planning and thinking about it before Thanksgiving rolls around.  It's not disrespect, just being organized....LOL.  I like to get these puppies out in the mail by December 1st, so there is no time to dally!!!

I love Shutterfly for all my Photo Christmas Cards and gift needs and this year, they once again deliver with a lot of great choice.

Here are some of the contenders for this year's card:

I have some tough choices ahead of me!  They are all so cute, I have no idea how I am going to decide...And THAT'S why I start thinking about our holiday cards before Thanksgiving!

Don't forget to check out Shutterfly's Special offer page here.

Hope that you are having a great day!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Halloween 2012

So I know this is about a week late, but first there was Sandy and then there was my birthday, so here's the Halloween post....LOL!

As for Sandy, we really lucked out that we only lost power for about 6 hours total on Monday.  It was annoying, but nothing compared to the devastation elsewhere.  And the shore house in Brigantine, also made it through the storm relatively unscathed....we feel really blessed and fortunate.

Brian's school was closed until Thursday and my tutoring was closed as well.  I was curious what effect it would all have on Halloween.  I know that shouldn't be a real concern, but we had been talking to Mags about Halloween for over a month and I knew she would enjoy it, so I wanted her to have the chance, but of course, I would have understood if it was canceled or rescheduled.   But once again lucky for us, Halloween was on!

I hadn't said anything to Mags about Trick or Treating until I got the word that it was a go, and then when I brought it up she got super excited.  We decided to head out while it was still light out and we saw other kids out and about, so we followed suit.
Mags wasn't a fan of the ears and they kept falling off anyway, so we just put them on for a quick pic...

This is Mags inspecting her pumpkin and informing me that it is "hempty"...
Mags was really on board this year, and seemed to understand it.  She knew to go up to the houses and knock on the doors.  We had to remind her to say "Trick or Treat", she would normally say "Please".  She always said, "Thank you" and "Happy Halloween".  We did have to discuss only taking one piece of candy when the bowl was offered, but she got it after awhile.

In my opinion, we made it to a lot of houses for a two year old.  I think she would have pushed herself to go to more houses for "MORE CANDY" (which she kept yelling) but we could tell that she was fading.  Escpecially when she asked me to "Carry you me", I knew she was done.  I offered that Daddy could carry her pumpkin if she was tired, but as Brian said, "There's no way she's letting go of that candy!!!".
We made it home and inspected the loot.  Mags had one piece, a bath and then it was off to bed.  Overall, a VERY successful Halloween.  So. much. fun!

Hope you're having a great day!


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