Saturday, December 19, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
10 Things that make me happy (in no particular order):
10. My husband and two loving children, and watching how excited Ayden gets when his brother gets excited! I swear he's like a carbon copy of his older brother :)
9. Keeping my house clean for an entire week, and staying on top of all the laundry we accumulate before it takes over our house!
8. Actually being able to watch Rachel Ray and the View in the morning while enjoying my coffee!
7. Having successful trips outside of our house with the boys (ie. a trip to the mall/restaurant without a public melt down!)
6. Driving in our new car, listening to country music with my sunroof open!!
5. Phone calls from friends to catch up
4. Thinking about the wonderful times I shared with my pop-pop, and knowing that he's up there looking down at me and my family looking out for us!
3. Our loving and caring church family that in 1 year has made us feel like we have been there a lifetime, and who I know will do anything for us!
2. Watching how excited baby Angel gets for christmas, and santa!!
1. When Baby angel tells me "Mommy your my favoritest mommy everrrrrr!"
I will pass this along to Hayley Miller.
Friday, December 11, 2009
I just finished my application for becoming a volunteer at the Atlantic City Rescue Mission. I always knew they existed in the town that has provided my employment for the past 4 years or so, and I have heard in the past that they are the best rescue mission in all of South Jersey and I am ecstatic to have the oppourtunity to volunteer there. Stay tuned and I'll let you know how it turns out!
Friday, December 4, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
This image will forever be engraved in my mind.
This one hit us in America. On our own soil. That is what makes it even worse. I sat at work today and watched the memorial for our fallen heroes. I sat through the whole program as tears filled my eyes. I have never felt such sorrow for people of our country as I did today. Maybe it brought up memories of my grandfather (who was a Marine) and passed away back in May, or maybe it was the overwhelming feeling of patriotism that washed over my body I'm not quite sure. The 13 lives that were taken last Thursday in Fort Hood Texas as well as their family and friends will continue to be in my prayers. I can't even imagine the pain, and agony their families are going through. Innocent and noble men, women, mothers, fathers, sisters, and brothers' lives were lost for the safety of all of us. So from the bottom of my heart thank you, and we will never forget what happened on November 12, 2009 in Fort Hood Texas.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
1. We are very comfortable with and close to the staff
2. He's familiar with his surroundings
3. We feel that this preschool is there not just to make $$ to pay their staff, but to really teach and make an impact on their students.
I could not be happier with the decision we made to send him to this preschool-in fact today I got my first "Mommy, just go! I have to play with my friends now!" from him and it broke my heart a little bit :( Here are some pics of his first day!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
The florist and photographer are officially paid off...We just returned from getting our marriage liscence, and we're headed to Sea Oaks now to make our final payment!!!!!!
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Today I feel naked...and cheap all at the same time!! I had to go to Zales to have my engagement ring re-dipped and all the diamonds polished for the photographer for the wedding so I won't have it back until our wedding day :( That is why i feel naked...
I feel cheap because I refuse to wear nothing on my finger until the wedding so I opted for a fake set from Piercing Pagoda! It's actually not bad and I've decided to wear it at work after the wedding because since I am a bartender I tend to bang up my rings pretty badly and don't want to chance it anymore with the real thing. And i'll wear my real set everywhere but work :)
ohhh the things us girls do!
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
I stopped into AC Moore today and picked up supplies to make a pomander ball and the best part was the flowers i loved were 90% off--how GREAT is that?! I also picked up blank dinner menus for our rehearsal dinner, and stamps to make them a little more personal! Wish me luck.
.... 2 hours later with many blood, sweat and tears shed we found the dress. She was able to suggest a color for her to compliment my wedding colors (since only FG dresses come in white and my BM's are in celadon which DB has recently discontinued) and a matching sash to put around it. Oooooh, and in the midst of all this she was able to fit me for the crinolin I needed for the underneath of my bridal gown :)
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
The final count is:
The ironic part is that all of the unanswered's are either members of my family, or members of our wedding party. This is the conclusion I have come to. Even if you KNOW that you are going to be in our wedding, please have the decency to RSVP so I don't have to hunt you down and feel *tacky* by asking you v.i.a. email, text, or phone whether or not you're coming to our wedding just so I can sleep at night, or if you are a family member please don't assume that I think you're coming to our wedding because some of our family members actually RSVP'd as No's and well if nothing else...you know what happens when you assume! Ok now that that vent is ova----onto my next dilemma:
Seating Chart or Reception Cards????
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Table set up--the small flower pots are the favors, aren't they adorable?!
Me with my rehersal bouquet one of my MOH's made for me!
Prizes for the winners of the games we played!
The best bridesmaids in the world!!!!
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
So today on my way to have my first dress fitting in Williamstown I passed about 6 fresh fruit stands. I couldn't help but remember all the posts from fellow blogger, Holly, about Jersey fresh blueberries and how delicious they are--not to mention loaded with antioxidants and lets face it I'm determined to eat healthy and drop another 5 or so pounds before my wedding in August. So i stopped at a local produce market and bought fresh blueberries, peaches, bananas, and a watermelon for myself and my family. Can't wait to cut them all up and start making some yummy snacks. Recipes to be posted later!
*Bonus* it feels good to buy local and support our local farmers and their families :)
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
It feels like plummeting 500 feet into freezing cold water.
For a second I can't breathe.
I feel myself falling into the moment.
I try to pull it together before anyone sees.
I can't fall apart.
I'll keep going until the next time this happens-get through it-and keep going again.
That's what life is all about right? I'll make it through this.
Give me strength.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
..... $492.oo!!! Yippeeeee! Centerpieces here we come :)
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Reception shoes...bought on Friday and L-O-V-E!
Bridesmaids Shoes...finally decided
Undergarments...found crynolin need bra top
Count so far: 36 yes 5 no
P.s. I am trying really hard to keep all of my RSVP's in the same place...and if you know me, you know what a feat that is!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Wedding news!!!! As you may have read we began mailing out invitations over the past two weeks and a few days ago we started receiving reply's in the mail. Amidst all the invitation craziness we somehow lost our mailbox key too, so we had to have a new key core placed in so we could actually check our mail!! Ohhhh our luck haha!
I would love to receive more like this one!
Count: 11 Yes 2 NO
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Wedding invitations were once delivered by hand. If you were a bride back in those days, your footman delivered your invitations to your guests' homes. Their servant received the invitation and removed it from its mailing envelope (an envelope much too pedestrian for your guests to handle themselves). The servant then presented the invitation to your guests in its pristine inside envelope. Because the invitation was already at its destination, the inside envelope had only the names of your guests written on it. The address was no longer needed. It just had to be directed to the appropriate members of the household.
You learn something new everyday!
Onto other topics...
Last night Angel and I sat down to start working on our invitations...and they are still a work in progress. Nobody tells you how time consuming, and how much "wedding invitation etiquette" slows down the process of putting together the invites! Ugghh it was an exhausting and overwhelming experience, and not a very productable evening either. All you see are peoples final product of their invitations, not the sweat shop process it took them to get to that point! Nonetheless I'm hoping a little work every night between now and Thursday will allow us to get them all in order and in the mail by Friday morning.
Next topic: Wednesday we are off to Men's Warehouse to check out suits for our groomsmen.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
I've been dreading sitting down to write this post, but here it goes. We lost my Pop-Pop last Tuesday. A week ago from today. Life has been a blur and all my days have melted together since then. He passed away in the hospital with family gathered all around him, at 92 years old. He was my buddy. We were inseparable and I don't know how I am going to go on without him. Not a day has passed that I haven't cried about losing him. Life will never be the same. The viewing was yesterday and I think that was possibly the worst day of my life. I was asked to give his eulogy, and hope I made him proud of what I said. While figuring out how to write about a man I've known my entire life (24 years) on a few pieces of paper I came across this poem that fit perfectly for how Pop would have wanted us to feel.
To Those Whom I love & Those Who Love Me
By Mary Alice Ramish
When I am gone, release me, let me go.
I have so many things to see and do,
You mustn't tie yourself to me with too many tears,
But be thankful we had so many good years.
I gave you my love, and you can only guess
How much you've given me in happiness.
I thank you for the love that you have shown,
But now it is time I traveled on alone.
So grieve for me a while, if grieve you must,
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It is only for a while that we must part,
So treasure the memories within your heart.
I won't be far away for life goes on.
And if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can't see or touch me, I will be near.
And if you listen with your heart, you'll hear,
All my love around you soft and clear.
And then, when you come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a smile and a 'Welcome Home'.
I love you Pop!
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Party table all set up!
Enjoying his cupcake cake!!
Angel and his Godsister, more presentssss!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Last night I attended my first Tastefully Simple party at my cousin's wife's house and all I can say is YUMMY!! I can't wait to receive my Bacon Bacon dip, and my chocolate covered cheese ball mix (not that those are the only two things I ordered)! It was very nice to be able to have a girly get together, get out of the house, and gossip with other moms. Thank goodness I need to stay tiny in order to fit in my wedding gown, otherwise I would have ordered everything we tasted at the party! There was so much food to sample that I don't think anyone left the party hungry! I had such a good time that I'm actually thinking of hosting my own party =) Thanks Heather!
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Find pic here.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
I wasn't kidding when I said I was going to be living at my job for the next 2 weeks. Last week I logged 56 hours! Onto better news though we're officially one step closer to summer since I have had my first taste of Johnson's popcorn on the OC boardwalk =) There is just no comparison to Johnson's- I think I could eat an entire bucket by myself, don't worry though I know I have to fit into my bridal gown lol. Our ring bearer pillow did arrive this week, from this etsy shop. I'll post pictures later but needless to say its gorgeous! I'll end this post with the news that Ayden has begun crawling, so now he is a mobile machine making his way all over the house and anywhere he can! Now I have two children to chase after!
Saturday, April 11, 2009
I feel like I have a closer relationship with my managers than with my own family at this point. It was sad when I realized that I've worked 22 hours in the past 2 days at my job. Oh, and I'll be going back there tonight at 5 =( At this point in my life everything is for the wedding and my kids, so here's to both of them!
P.S. Everyone have a Happy Easter and remember why we celebrate this holiday!
Matthew 28:6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.