Friday, November 21, 2008

Makes sense to me...

I saw this video the other day and thought that Keith Olbermann hit this one out of the park. I completely agree with what he says, it just makes sense. I know some of you out there will disagree with this and that's fine. That's the beauty of our country, we can all have different views and opinions and yet be one united nation. But just listen to what he has to say, just consider it...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Girls Weekend!!

This past weekend, myself & 3 friends had a girls weekend getaway. Too say that I had been looking forward to it would be a bit of an understatement. We left Friday morning and hit the outlet mall on our way to the resort. We were....ummmm....Christmas shopping! Yeah, that's it!! After we got checked in, we sampled some wine that we had brought and then headed to a wine tasting at the restaurant we were planning to eat at.
Here we are at dinner on Friday night. Allison, Me, Katie, LoriAfter dinner, we checked out karaoke.

Before we sang, everyone needed a little liquid encouragement.
I guess the encouragement helped as we were soon belting out show stoppers.
In case you're wondering, yes, the karaoke stage also doubled as a dance floor.
We headed to another bar and met some interesting people and were able to stay up until MIDNIGHT!!! I know...just like in college. Here is Allison at the end of the night...
Saturday we spent most of the day at the spa getting rubbed, scrubbed, polished & painted. Ahhhh, so relaxing! We had dinner out, a few drinks and then headed back to our cabin to hang out and chat.
Sunday rolled around and we packed up to head home. I was sad the weekend went so fast, but it was nice to get home to see Jeff & the kids. We had such a fun time, I think it may become an annual event!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Church Choir

Aidyn's choir performed in church this morning. They sang 'If I Were a Butterfly' which Jeff & I both remember singing as kids. My memory consists of sitting together in a circle while nuns played guitar and we did all the song actions. Quite lovely.As the kids were singing, I thought 'Hey I should record this!' So enjoy the recording below. It is short and the ending is not pretty...

video

Notice how at the end of the recording the camera starts moving and then sort of falls off to the side? Shortly after I started recording, Nolan began swinging his church backpack. I reached over and tried to get him to stop. He didn't. At the end of the recording when the camera falls off to the side...that is when Nolan launched his backpack across the front of the church. It was one of those times I was thrilled that we let the kids pick where to sit and they chose the 2nd row. Oh well, we had a great seat to enjoy Aidyn's lovely singing and most of the congregation got a laugh out of Nolan's antics.

Cuddle Time

The kids were watching a movie the other day and this is how I found them. Cuddled up together enjoying the show. Ahhhh....so cute!

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Trick or Treat!!

Yesterday was a very exciting day as any of you with kids know. By 10:00am you would have sworn that the kids had already consumed 400 pieces of candy. They were bouncing off the walls in anticipation of going trick or treating.
Here is our beautiful Princess Fairy and our stinky little skunk.
We went out with our friends Alana & Sean. It's always more fun collecting candy with friends.
When we got home, the feast began. Mostly for Jeff & I because we pigged out on the kids candy after they went to bed. Shameless, I know. Oh well!!

Both kids had so much fun last night. We hit more houses than we have in the past because it was such a beautiful night. We had 80 trick or treaters at our house, which is quite a decline from past years but that's OK. It just means more leftovers for us!!
We hope you all had a wonderful Halloween!!!