Friday, February 12, 2010


This is our first married Valentines day and hubby already surprised me with an early gift by having a dozen roses sent to our house today-with a box of chocolates of course!! There was also a very cute card. This is why i love him and can't wait to spend the next 100 Valentine's days with him <3

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A new chapter!

Hubby and I decided on some exciting news this past week. For a while now we have wanted to buy a house because we HATE renting and paying someone else's mortgage. You know just a little place to call our own! So our goal for the next year is to save mucho money (enough for a decent down payment) and hopefully this time next year own our own home!! We're going to have to buckle down with livid spending and random $100 trips to target- ahh they get me every time, but I know we can do it and we're both so excited!!! So any tips anybody has to save us some dough around here would be greatly appreciated :)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Rescue Mission

I posted a few days ago about my orientation at the Atlantic City Rescue Mission. Before attending I thought the ACRM was just a place that served hot meals and provided shelter to the homeless. This past Wednesday night I came to find out that it is so much more than just hot meals and shelter. While they do provide shelter for 750 single men, 75 single women, and 11 families each night, they also provide these people with healthcare (on site as well as off), counseling, support groups, and most importantly they give them hope that they will be able to return to this world as a self sufficient person. A high light for me was that the rescue mission is a faith based mission-meaning that they are supportive of a christian faith and offer chapel to their patrons 2 times a day! They also go out into the community and provide those who need it with food baskets, warm clothing, and they will even sit and pray with them if that is all they want! They provide programs for people with every need. They have work ready 120 day programs, programs to teach families how to maintain their living quarters, and manage their money and then they will place those families out in the community and give them 6months of follow up support and care if they need it to ensure they are on the right path.

My lesson learned this past wednesday night is that everybody comes from somewhere. For me, I know that we are all children of god (even if we have no blood family), and therefore need to support eachother through good times and bad. Maybe that is all someone needs just someone to sit with them and let them know that they are not on this rough road alone. I was very humbled this past week to see the shape and condition that some of these people are in, and it made me a little more thankful for the roof over my family's head and the warm food and comfort that we sometimes take for granted. Needless to say I cannot wait to start volunteering!! I will keep you updated :)

Friday, February 5, 2010


This has been another busy busy week for our family. First off, I turned the big 25 on Tuesday!! Nothing fancy this year, in fact hubby worked day shift, and I worked night shift so only saw eachother for about 10 minutes the entire day while we were switching the kids between shifts :(

Wednesday hubby worked day shift and I met up with him at work to switch the kids again because I had orientation at the Atlantic City Rescue Mission. Since we didn't really do anything for my birthday on Tuesday, I came home later that evening to all three of my guys singing me happy birthday, with a beautiful bouquet of lillies and balloons!! Oooh and i forgot to mention that hubby got me a new pair of chocolate brown tall UGGS for my bday YAY!

Yesterday, we had a ton of errands to run including dropping our older car off at the mechanic to have some work done. We also braved the grocery store (with our two boys in tow) to stock up on some essentials for the wicked snow storm we are preparing for this weekend. And as usual every Thursday night we have a few friends over for dinner, so we did that as well!

This morning hubby had a dr. appointment, and we had to go pick up our car from the shop. Now finally we have nothing to do for the rest of the weekend, except to hope that hubby can make it home safely after work tonight!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


The boys carrying me!
One of my all-time favorites!

*The kiss*

Our couples table!

My latest project has been working on our wedding album proofs and it is a lot more work than i thought! It also doesn't help that I am an incredibly indecisive person haha. I mean you have to make sure that atleast one picture from every part of your wedding makes it into your wedding album-right?! So far we have completed and received our 2 parent albums which I cannot rave enough about. I am so in love with them <3 href="">this company, they not only do photography, but dj, and videography as well! I cannot rave about this company enough to tell you how awesome their professionals are and how much they helped to make our wedding day perfect! Until i find room for all 900 professional pictures on my computer the ones shown above are some un-prof. pics that friends and family took, enjoy!