Tuesday, December 7, 2010

What we've been up to....

We were very busy over the Thanksgiving break back in Ohio.  In fact we did something and saw friends and family every day that we were there.  It was a whirlwind and I was exhusted but happy after visiting.  here are just a couple of the things we did.  You can click on any collage to see the larger version.
We celebrated a special little boy's 5th birthday!

We had fun at Nan and Pap's for Thanksgiving.  (I'd like to just say that PapPap was pretending to fall asleep with "Tom" to get a rile out of the kids, only to really fall asleep. lol) And most of the pics in this collage were taken by Toby.

We even got to hang out with our friends Natalie and Joel and their cutie pie, Eliana.  Toby and Lili LOVED getting to see her, since they ask about her often.

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Five Days Old



Where has all the time?  Happy Birthday my wonderful child!!!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

What a way to spend a weekend!

Last weekend we were blest to have friends from back home come to visit us.  All of us loved having them here.  The kids enjoyed having other adults to play with and Mommy and Daddy enjoyed the nightly adult time.  Here's a couple of pics from our day at the Levee....

Friday, November 5, 2010

Better Late, Than Never

Buzz and the giraffe had a great time trick-or-treating in our new neighborhood!  And even though our part of the subdivision isn't anywhere near completed, the connecting subdivision is great and so are the people!!  We had a blast!  And we can't wait for next year.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

What to do with an extra visit day?

Why go to the Kentucky Horse Park of coarse!  ...very kentuckian. :)  It was a nice, relaxing day just strolling through the park and visiting with the horses.  We even made it in time to see a couple of the shows they put on.  The kids liked the Parade of Breeds because they dressed up the riders and the horses for Halloween.  It was really cute!

Hope you're having a great week!

Sunday, October 31, 2010


Tomorrow begins National Adoption Awareness Month, a cause very dear to me.  Please consider opening your lives and you heart to a child in need of a family, domestic or international. 

Here's the rest of the "photo shoot" that goes with the new header.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Pumpkin Patch Fun

So I've been a very, very bad blogger lately.  I hope these collages help.  The first two our from our trip to Hozak's.  We go every year, so while we were up visiting Mom and me took them kids for very quick trip after dragging them shopping most of the day.  The last collage is from our family trip to a local patch.  It was nothing like the ones where we're from, so needless to say we won't be going back.  The kids didn't mind it, but then again they weren't the ones paying for it.  :)   I have some other pictures I need to upload so check back again on Monday to see them. To see the collages in Full-Size just click on them.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Newport on the Levee

A couple weekends ago, while my parents were here, we went down to Oktoberfest at Newport on the Levee.  There wasn't much for the kids to do so we grabbed a drink and sat down to watch the Riverboats.  After we finished up, we took a walk along the Riverwalk to the park.  The kids loved the park but even more than that they were doing helicopter tours, so we sat on the swing and watched the helicopter take off and land.  It was a wonderfully relaxing day!  Here are a couple of my favorite pictures from the day....

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Look, I am Alive!

We were recently home for the weekend and a wedding.  Since Greg was in the wedding that meant two nights in a row kid-free.  I wasn't quite sure how to act, but it sure was nice to just have some time with Greg.  Here are some pics from the wedding night...It was held right next to PITT's campus, so we all went to the college bar we used to hang at.  It was a great night and a great wedding.
Looking pretty good

Greg falling off the PITT Panther...he didn't realize he'd be so slippery :0

I learned from Greg's mistake and just stood with him


While home we also had a Labor Day Picnic complete with celebrating my MIL's birthday (that we missed).
Blowin out the candles

Grandma and the kiddos

Nope, they are still not all looking.  Oh well...it's cute anyway.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Showin' Off

Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Finale

The New House with the new landscaping finally finished.....

Our Horse Neighbors....

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

First Day of School

The time has come...the kids are both in school!  Liliana goes to daycare ("school") 5 days a week and Toby joins her for 2 of those days.  Here are two pictures from their first day on Monday.

 Toby is going to preschool at the school where I'm at 3 days a week.  Here he is with Ms. Lorrie and Ms. JoAnn on the first day today.
 And a picture of Toby and Mommy on our First Day.

We are busy, busy around here.  As I just said, school has started in Northern Kentucky.  And on Friday we close on our house here and will begin moving this weekend.  The BIG final move will be the weekend of the 27th.   I will try and update more once we are settled in the new job, school, home routine.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Beach Bums

We spent the last week in Surfside Beach, SC. It was a wonderful place to take the kids. The beach was well maintained, very clean, and most importantly not overcrowded. The kids loved the beach and the pool at the condo. They had a great time splashin in the waves, digging for shells and crabs, and building sandcastles. We loved being able to stay right on the beach. It made the logistics so much easier. Here are a few collages of some of my favorite pictures. I took probably close to 200 while there...so these really are the favs.

And as much as I'd like to say I'll catch up on blogging, I probably won't anytime soon. School starts in 3 weeks and 2 days...I have so much to do it's not even funny. And I'm a bit overwhelmed...it's hard enough to plan a new year but to do it in a new school and having not taught for 3 years makes it a bit more stressful than ususal. We also will be moving to the new house right after school starts so I have to pack at the same time. Add in there that I have to put my babies in school after staying home for 3 years with them and I'm a bit emotional right now. Blogging is not my first thought, but I promise to at least update once a week until things settle down. Love to all...especially all our family out there. We miss you!
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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Better Late Than Never

Here's the rest of the pictures from our trip home for the 4th.  We had loads of fun seeing everyone.  Monday was by far the best...It was us, my parents, and my brother's clan all hanging in the pool, playing and having fun.  It was like the days of summer when I was younger.  I loved it!!
Lili and Daddy hanging in the pool

Toby and Jay...is this not the picture of summer?

Lili and Aunt Des

Don't worry, he wasn't hurt.  He tried this after seeing Uncle Dave do it.  Aren't Uncles the best? ;)

Uncle Dave and Daddy... the firework kings

Once upon a long time ago, in grade school, we were the 3 Amigos.  I'm blessed to be able to call them friends still.

The 4th parade with the fam

It was H-O-T

Really hot...she would only come out of her tent for candy :)

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