Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Taking a break

I am officially on a break from blogging and limiting social media. I have a ton going on that needs my full attention. As much as I love writing down life, I just need to get through it for now. Hope everyone enjoys the rest of Spring!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Trendy Tot Tuesday

Linking up with Megan, Lindsey and Kelly for Trendy Tot Tuesday!

This week is all about Charlie. She has been wanting to wear 'pitties' all week. 
Just imagine the boys in jean shorts and tshirts or nike shorts and tshirts ;) 

Shirt and Tutu skirt: Costco
Hair bow: Target
Shoes: TJ Maxx

 Dress: Okie Dokie (JcPenney)
Bow: Gymboree

(sorry for the blurry phone pic)
Dress: Gymboree
Shoes: Old Navy
Hair bow: Jameson Monroe

 Dress: Carters

Monday, May 6, 2013

A Day to remember

May 5th is a day that is very special to Gary and I for a few reasons.

The best reason is that he proposed on this day. We had a party and invited friends and family. He asked me to marry him in front of all of them. ALL OF THEM! I was shaking and perhaps tearing up. It was a great proposal. It was a great day and we like to remember all the good things about this date by celebrating yearly with out friends.

We hosted another party yesterday and it was great. Very low key this year. Intimate and pleasant.

The kids had a blast hitting the pinata.

The adults had a good time chatting. The kids ran around and played outside for hours. The food was good (if I do say so myself!) and I even drank a beer. *picks everyone's jaws off the floor* We had awesome desserts. We had tons of food left. My freezer has lots of precooked meat. (always good for a lazy day!)

We love our traditions in this house. We love our friends. We love this day and what it stand for, for us. Even though things have been so stressful and not good all around for me, days like today make me hopeful for the future.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Vacations Ahoy

We are into the last month of school, WHAAAAT??!!!!! Yes! Dominic is done with school on May 31st this year. (first time that he has ever been out this early)

Gary and I started planning our vacations in January. Dom really wanted to go to NYC with just us and a friend as his birthday present. We agreed that this is a much better present than anything else he could have asked for. So we shoveled out the money to stay in a hotel for 2 nights. We are actually staying in the Poconos because it was 1/3 of the price of staying in New York. New York trip is planned for a weekend in the middle of June. HUGE thanks to my Mom for staying with Charlie and my cousin for taking Logan for the weekend so he could play with Ethan. (and so my Mom would not be chasing around 2 tots for 3 days)

Dominic was also invited to go to Seven Springs for Memorial weekend with his friend. After some discussions on safety etc, we decided to let him go. He has never been away for the weekend with anyone but family and close friends. This is a friend from school. I guess I need to cut the chord at some point, right?!

At first Gary and I were unsure if a beach vacation would even work this year. No family could come with us. No extra hands to help chase around a 2 and 3 year old. It is not cheap going alone. Plus there was no way we were taking Libby with us this year. (that was a pain last year when we went to Dewey) I began researching an affordable place to stay, new beaches to visit and the differences between beach houses and a hotel. After many hours of research, I figured out that staying in a hotel is more cost effective this time. We will be staying a couple minutes back from the beach too. (family vacationing on a budget, FTW) The hotel offers a free hot breakfast every morning - bam! They also have a pool for the kids to swim in the evening if we are not going to the boardwalk. Since 6 days was too much last year, we decided to go for 4 this year. We are also making a small trip to The Crayola Factory. I am not sure who is more excited, the husband or 11 year old, heh.

So we have two official vacations planned so far. I am sure we will be going to camp a couple times with my Mom and Aunt/cousins also. We have a good time with them.

We are looking forward to play dates with friends and hopefully some down time!