Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

Thank you Grandpa Chet and Grandpa Dziekan for helping keep our
country free in WWII. We all miss you Grandpa Chet...

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Texting the wrong person - oops

I seriously texted the wrong person last night (I had the wrong number) and they texted me back and were totally cool and we txted back and forth for a little bit (it was 12am). It was a RIOT. Never had that happen before! LOL.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

It's going to be a great three day weekend! ♥

It's going to be a great three day weekend! ♥

Friday, May 28, 2010

Joey's Kindergarten Graduation

Joey in orange.

Joey in orange on top. Singing in their performance.

Joey and his 'diploma'

His awesome teacher Mrs. Davis!

Joey Kinder graduation

Joey has his kindergarten graduation today. I can't believe he's going to be a first grader. Jeez time flies. ♥

Ok moms and dads - is there anything worse than having to dismantle a 5 point harness car seat to wash it? I dread it every time. I wish it were easier!! When your child pukes in his seat, you have no choice - it HAS to be washed!! Thank goodness it's 90 degrees outside so it dries fast! Does anyone have a seat cover? Does that help?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Justin is doing better

Justin is doing pretty good today - not as good as yesterday but still not too bad. He had a little fever this morning that motrin helped take down. I was talking to my mom today and she asked how many weeks until we go to MI. I counted about 10. Gosh that sounds so far away... I miss my family. ♥

Decided today was a good day to steam clean the carpets downstairs. Every time I do this I'm amazed at the dirt that comes out of the carpets! The house feels so much cleaner now :)

Michael McDonald and the BeeGees on Idol. AWESOME! I so love the 80s music!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


So far so good. They just to Justin back. He was really good so far.

Thanks everyone for your thoughts and prayers. Justin was great going into surgery. The Dr. showed me a photo of his two tonsils next to a quarter and they were literally as big as the quarter. He let me keep the photo :) He woke up crying, went back to sleep and woke up fine. He rode on a wheelchair out and threw up twice on the way home :( He's ok now, sleeping upstairs. He's so sweet!! ♥

11am and Justin is awake and happily eating ice cream. His voice sounds so much clearer.

I swear some days I could just spend hours on facebook. I know my house would be so much cleaner without it but I'd miss keeping up with my friends, many who are so far away!! ♥

Thanks for the thoughts and prayers today. Justin has had two naps and has woken up happy, ate a good dinner, and has been running around like nothing ever happened. Children are so amazing!! ♥

Monday, May 24, 2010

Growing up...

You know your oldest one isn't a baby anymore when he makes his own breakfast in the morning before you even wake up. My boy is growing up! :(

Frustrated. Our front loading washing machine is not spinning. Luckily it was at the end of the cycle when it broke and I had most of my laundry done but having a non-working washer does not make me happy. It's that one appliance that you never want to see break down!!

Justin's surgery is tomorrow and I was told I need to bring him to the hospital by 5:45AM. It's going to be a rough morning - for both of us! ♥

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Park Date

Park Date

This was one our first trips to get wet for the spring/summer.

Justin, come here and look at this? Put your head RIGHT HERE....

Did you see the WATER IN YOUR EYE? Hahaha!

Park Date

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Random Thoughts

Today is a golfing outing for Joe Fisher and I was so cool I stayed up until 4:30am. Luckily I slept until 9am so I did get SOME sleep. May sneak in a nap later today :) Will do a park date today too - let me know if you want want to meet up at the park!

At the splash park with the boys. They are having a BLAST.

Some days I really wish I had a cleaning service....

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Justin's Gymnastics

Honestly we were NOT impressed with the setup for his gymnastics performance. It was in Grapevine which was a really long drive from where we live. It also was in an old warehouse that smelled really bad and had absolutely no A/C. It was ridiculous. People were crammed in there with no where to sit. It was so awful and slow that Justin asked to leave before he did all the stations. These are the shots we did get of Justin showing us what he's learned!


Another back flip


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Justin's Gymnastics

Getting ready to watch Justin's gymnastics performance.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Justin's sick and Bunco

So this morning Joey gets what Justin had - croupy cough. Lovely. I have a barking seal in the house. Poor kiddo :(

It's BUNCO night!!!! Bunco in the 'hood' and it's right across the street at Michelle's house (what a far walk!). I can't wait to hang with the girls!!!!!! I need me some girl time and perhaps a few drinks! (**For those that are going to ask - Bunco is a dice game - an excuse for a bunch of us girls to get together and hang out) ♥

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Zumba tonight with Vicki, Mandy and Jenise :) Had a good time as usual. ♥

A bunch of kids came rolling through the neighborhood in their car just rang our doorbell like 5x at 10:30 at night and then hit our neighbors house and then drove off. Crazy. I guess there are worse things they can do. LOL.

College Graduation Anniversary and other happenings

Thanks to Jen for letting me know yesterday was our 10 year college graduation anniversary. I can't believe it's been 10 years since I've graduated college, and 14 since we graduated HS. It just doesn't feel like it has been that long! I guess time flies when you are having fun ♥

Joey used his allowance to buy Super Mario
for the wii today and has begged Joe to play with him. Listening
to Joey teach dad to play is pretty amusing. Joe: Joey - you need to
slow down. I'm not used to playing this game. Joey: Don't do this. Don't
do this...augh! LMAO!!!

Sitting here watching Joey completely amused by a stack of post it notes that look like an accordion when let go and Justin is sitting here taking a breathing treatment like a champ. He is just so sweet.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Biggest Loser

Ok so on BL - I wanted to hug Daris!! I felt so bad. I kept telling Joe, man I want hug Daris! On American Idol - I think it's Lee and Crystal. I loved Halleluah by Lee. It was awesome. ♥

Monday, May 17, 2010


Zumba tonight with Vicki and a nice walk after dinner with the family on the golf course. Had my hair colored and it is now blonde. Overall had a great day. ♥

Sunday, May 16, 2010


I walked into the guest room and the boys are chilling on the bed watching tv. It was so cute the way they were just hanging out together, and the way Joey was sitting on the bed that I had to take these photos!

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Beach Club

I think we are actually going to try out the pool/beach club today. Not sure if it's warm enough but we will try. It's 82 now and supposed to reach 85 but the water is not heated so it may still be cool. The boys are excited. ♥

Saturday, May 15, 2010


Justin had pink eye and a sinus infection and after a round of antibiotics his sinus infection didn't sound any better. I made an appt with his ENT instead of taking him back to the pediatrician. They looked at him and said his tonsils are gigantic so he has surgery to have them removed, along with adenoids if they are there (I guess they can grow back) and to insert tubes since one of his ears has a ton of fluid again. Poor baby!! So his surgery is scheduled and we are waiting for the date to arrive.

Joey has one front tooth left on top and it's barely hanging on. I keep wanting to literally pull it out for him! augh!! It's so frustrating seeing that and not being able to take it out! When I was a kid I remember literally pulling, twisting and ripping out a tooth! LOL.

The last few weeks have been kinda hard on me. Just a lot emotionally going on. Not sure if it's hormonal, or what. I've been wanting to move back home because I miss my family, eating not so great and not working out as much as I should and just feeling generally crummy. Today is the first day in awhile I started to feel a bit better.

I am getting really hard on myself when the house isn't totally clean. I follow flylady ( but sometimes I just need the motivation to get up and clean. Like right now I'm chilling out on my computer and I feel guilty because I'm not cleaning. I always feel guilty when I'm having some 'me' time. If I take a nap then I feel guilty for not exercising instead. It's just me being hard on ME!

I had the realization earlier this week that I am quite a perfectionist and I thought it only followed me into my professional life and with cleaning. For the longest time I wouldn't clean unless it was done perfectly. I had to learn through flylady that even work done not perfect still blessed my family.

The other day I thought about scrapbooking and photography. These are my hobbies and I enjoy them but lately they have felt like chores. I finally realized why. Every time I scrapbook or pick up my camera I am so hard on myself to make or capture the perfect moment. I can't just pick up my camera to take photos. I need to have the right lens, the right lighting, the right moment and such. All this stresses me out and taxes me mentally so much that I just don't pick up my camera anymore. Isn't that sad?!??!? I was so sad at this realization that I had to sit back and remind myself that not every moment has to be perfect. I need to now take steps to put my camera in the car so I can use it when we go out.

That is all that is going on around here. The weather is getting nicer and is in the 80s most days. We haven't had much rain this spring. I keep hoping for storms but every time they say we have rain in the forecast we normally don't get anything.


At the park with the boys. Weather is perfect. Joey is playing in the water with the water globe and Justin is riding his bike around the park. It is peaceful in the evening.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Justin at the ENT and Pets

Justin had an ENT appt today and the results are that he needs his tonsils out (he's 3 1/2). He said they are so big that he's surprised he can even breathe well. No wonder the kid snores at night. They are doing adenoids (again if they grew back) and tubes. Waiting for the surgery center to call me. My poor baby. ♥

You never get a good feeling in your stomach when you know your pet is sick and a vet visit may be required. I know it's a normal part of being a pet owner, but still...