Friday, April 25, 2008


Enough said.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

WOW. I so did not want Marlee to go home on Dancing With the Stars. I so enjoyed watching her dance. What a inspiration she is. She was phenominal and to be able to dance like she did without being able to hear the music. WOW.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Happy Birthday, Emily!
So, I caved! I broke down and got her a cell phone for her birthday. The others had to wait until they got into high school. Well, she's only 6 weeks away. AT&T had a "add on promotion" that I couldn't pass up. She was so excited. Now it's not a fancy phone like some others, but she was thrilled. I am still taking it in that she is 14. Where has the time gone?
We are down to just tournament play in baseball. I am so excited that this season is almost over. As much as I love baseball, I HATE the politics that go along with it. I refuse to play that game. It's so obvious who is in the "coaches pocket". It's sad. But I know it's everywhere.
Elizabeth is so excited that next Saturday is grad night at WDW. I wish we had that opportunity when I was in High School in Ohio. Basically, they go to Disney from 10 pm -4 am. What I find cool is that Disney has a STRICT dress code. Very strict.
Mark finally made his First Reconcilliation. Only 2 weeks to go until First Communion. It's been a long process but he is almost done. Greg is down to 2 1/2 weeks until Confirmation. WOW. It has bene an extremely busy year for us.
Is anyone else watching Desperate Housewives? I'm glad they are finally addressing the whole Orsen running over Mike. That storyline has been really bugging me that they never addressed it. I am so not liking the direction they are taking with Lynette's husband. I really like him and I don't want him to be a "a bad guy".
Today, I am hoping to stay close to home and get the house in order. I let it get out of hand again. I spent most of the weekend working on laundry. Boy, do we have a lot of it.
Have a wonderful Monday and a great rest of the week.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

American Idol Results

I'm speechless and very sad. Never saw that one coming. All I can say though is remember Elliot Yamin? He didn't win Idol but he has gone far. He's one of my all-time favorite Idols. Hopefully, this young man will be able to have the same success.

I did a layout! Finally. Life with 3 teenagers and one 7 year old just sucks up every free minute that I have. I have this great scrapbook room and all the supplies but at the end of the day when I can actually sit down, I'm too tired. So, I'm determined to get back into scrapbooking which is a passion of mine. I also got a new camera--a Canon Rebel. I'm have a long way to go to learn how to use it and I invested in Photoshop. I can't wait to jump back in. So, the other night I was sorting pictures and I came across the two from Emily's birthday breakfast. We car pool to the middle school with another family and whenever someone has a birthday, we take them to McDonald's before school. This is actually her birthday from last April. The pictures were taken on my phone because stupid me forgot my camera but at least I had something. I thought I could do this page pretty quick since it only had two pictures. The title was made using my Cricut machine. I know it's a pretty simple layout but I am just thrilled I got it done and I can't wait to do more. I've been working on Liz's high school album so it will be done in time for her graduation. Right now I'm sorting all the photos that I have never organized before. I've got a long way to go but I'm getting there!
Elizabeth is up at the University of Florida right now "shadowing" some gals from a sorority. Her friend's sister just joined a sorority so they are hosting Liz and her friend for a few days. It was weird dropping her off and going home without her. She will have a blast though.
I'm hoping to finish the kids closets before Spring Break is over. Greg is begging me to drive him over to Clearwater to eat at Skyline Chili. It's a restuarant that is big in our hometown (Cincinnati) and is all decorated with "Cincinnati Things". We really miss having it close. Now if there were a United Dairy Farmers (another hometown favorite) life would be good! We went to a few Reds Spring Training games last month down in Sarasota and they served Skyline so now we are all just craving it.
Well, it's time to get my day started. Mt. Washmore is growing by the day. Happy Thursday.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Spring Break Crud

We are in day #2 of our Spring Break. Mark came home from school on Friday not feeling well. His teacher even commented that he "wasn't himself". So, he is still hacking and coughing. Steve came home from work last night not feeling the best. Emily woke up this morning with a sore throat and she sounds horrible. 3 down, only 3 to go! CVS will love us this week.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008


I'm going through pictures for Elizabeth's graduation video and I came across my favorite picture of her from 2nd grade. These two pictures are exactly 10 years apart! (sorry about the grainy look but I had to shrink them down to fit into the blog) Going through all these pictures is really making me sad. In less than two months she will be a high school graduate! In less than 4 months, she will pack up her stuff and go off to the University of Florida. Luckily, it's only two hours away. These next few months will be an emotional roller coaster for me. The time has just flown by. And, I get to do it again in two years with Greg. Elizabeth has been an awesome kid. She is a driven, well rounded young woman. She's graduating #8 in her class out of over 500+ students. She's worked so very hard and I do believe she's "going far in life". Despite all the negative publicity that her high school has received in the press, they have prepared her well for the next leg of her journey in life. We are so proud of her. I've been trying to get her scrapbooks done for her graduation. It's been fun looking back over the years. Okay, time to change the subject--I'm getting all teary eyed.

I got my first blog award from Benita (On Eagle's Wings). I can't figure out how to post the picture but I will work on that for my next entry. Thank you, Benita.

In addition to getting ready for Graduation, Mark is preparing to make his First Communion and Greg will be receiving his Confirmation. Whew. It's been a busy and hectic few months. All this happens next month. Yesterday, I spent the morning coloring my hair. It's no wonder why all those pesky gray ones are appearing lately. I went with a little more red this time and I really like it. Now I'm debating whether or not to chop off my hair. This is the longest it has been in years.

Time to get a move one. The kiddoes will be rolling in shortly and my quiet day is done. The good news is that I have absolutely NO WHERE to be tonight. Mark will be my one and only pick up of the day. These days are rare and I sure cherish them--especially with gas prices so high. ouch.

Have a great Wednesday.