Sunday, December 30, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
- My kids are healthy and hilarious, as is the rest of my family
- I have a roof over my head
- Maybe the traffic won't be so bad on the way home since I have to stay so late!
- The "Santa is still watching" threat still works like a charm
- My kids are currently with their Ami Jackie baking cookies like mad for the man in the big red suit
- The second season of Big Love just came out on DVD
- I am not cooking a thing for tomorrow's dinner with my family
From our house to yours, please have a safe and happy Christmas. I'll try to post pictures from the Hour of Greed tomorrow.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Avery and I have been watching Dancing with the Stars again this season and once she told me that she thought I should go on the show. I explained to her that you had to be famous to be on the show. Anyway, the other day we drove by a nativity scene and I told Jack and Ave that churches put nativity scenes out around Christmas because it was supposed to represent the night that Jesus was born. After about a minute Avery said "Hey Mom. Jesus was famous-maybe he could have been on Dancing with the Stars"
Jack and Avery bring home ridiculous amounts of paper every day from school. Avery happened to make a cornucopia and brought it home. The 4 of us were sitting on the couch talking about something completely different and all of a sudden Jack saw it and said "Oh look at that lovely cornucopia!" Pronounced it perfectly.
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Avery can always use art supplies, games for her Leapster system, hair ties, anything pink with sparkles on it (except shoes...she's way too picky), books, CDs (Hannah Montana, Jonas Brothers, anything Disney), and you would win points if you got her some sort of super frilly princess dress. I do not know where this kid came from. She's a size 6 or so.
Jack loves baseball. And baseball. And Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. And pirates. He is being raised as a Red Sox and New York Giants fan. He loves "Cars" too. And he always needs socks.
Dan would love gift certificates to LLBean, ITunes, the Gap, oh and he is a shoe whore, so mall gift certificates work too...you could also buy him Lens Crafters gift certificates because he continues to break glasses. Well in all fairness, Jack really breaks them. (PS, I am sort of kidding with this...I don't think he really WANTS this). Dan is also being raised as a Red Sox fan, so hats, shirts...
And last but not least, me. I too like gift certificates. JJill, Ann Taylor, Gap, Target, Ochoa Day Spa. Sephora too (I do like some sparkely things...just not always pink). There is a diamond star necklace on the Tiffany website too, but its $15K, and I think that's over the Secret Santa limit. :)
See you all soon for the holidays.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Nice job, Youk.
October 10th is "In the Pink Day" in every Coldwater Creek across the country. Each and every CWC employee will be wearing a special pink shirt that day in support of the Komen Foundation and the research they do to find a cure for breast cancer.
October 10th is a day YOU can help as well - and you don't have to spend a dime. Just go into your nearest Coldwater Creek store and try on a pair of pants. That's it. For every customer that comes in on October 10th that tries on a pair of our pants, a donation will be made by CWC to Komen. How easy is that?
As you all know, helping to raise money to help find a cure for breast cancer is something I personally am very involved in and working for a company that is a National Sponsor for Komen gives me even more pride in what I do to try to make a difference.
So, here's a simple way YOU and your friends can help too! So mark it on your calendar! October 10th - nearest Coldwater Creek (don't know where one is? Let me know I'll find one for you!) - try on a pair of pants - know you've done good!!!!
Thursday, September 27, 2007
oh, and at www.hallmark.com, you can design really cool online cards...they will even mail them for you!!! I sent one today.
Friday, September 14, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
US Marine Colonel Simcock, the commander of USMC Regimental Combat Team (RCT) 6 in Iraq, is asking for 6,000 positive emails to his Marines. That's one email for each Marine in his RCT command. COL Simcock is concerned about the effect of the negative barrage that those Marines are getting through the electronic media. So far, they've only mustered 2,000 emails.That's a crying shame compared to the amount of crap I get daily in email. This is a legitimate request. It's not one of the "little Johnny wants to break the world's record in Christmas cards" situations. It takes only 30 seconds of your time.
Here's the emailaddress: RCTemail@example.com
If you're reading this email, then you can probably click on the address, type a few words, and then hit "send" to be all done. It doesn't have to be the Gettysburg Address. Something as simple as "Hello,Marine. We thank you for what you're doing. You are in a noble task. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Best wishes & get home soon" is more than sufficient.
An excerpt from an interview with the Colonel:GRIM: Is there anything that you and your Marines needthat we could send you? COL. SIMCOCK: (Chuckles.) I'll tell you what, the one thing that all Marines want to know about -- and that includes me and everyone within Regimental Combat Team 6 -- we want to know that the American public are behind us. We believe that the actions that we're taking over here are very, very important to America. We're fighting a group of people that, if they could, would take away the freedoms that America enjoys. If anyone -- you know, just sit down, jot us -- throw us an e- mail, write us a letter, let us know that the American public are behind us. Because we watch the news just like everyone else. It's broadcast over here in our chow halls and the weight rooms, and we watch that stuff, and we're a little bit concerned sometimes that America really doesn't know what's going on over here, and we get sometimes concerns that the American public isn't behind us and doesn't see the importance of what's going on. So that's something I think that all Marines, soldiers and sailors would like to hear from back home, that in fact, yes, they think what we're doing over here is important and they are in fact behind us.
Monday, September 3, 2007
Rays of Hope Walk...October 28, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
We got home and had very fancy cheesecake for Crystal's birthday (if you are in Newburyport ever, you should go to Praline's bakery-its across the street from Starbucks) Well worth the million or so calories. I can't believe we only have a couple days left of vacation. The weather is supposed to improve just as we are leaving. Perfect. :)
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Then the four of us went in to town for lunch and then Jack and Avery turned into pumpkins so we came home. My sister and I joke about having "a limit"-the amount of time we can spend with each other before we want to tear each other's faces off...I think the 4 of us might have hit it this morning. Nothing a little quiet time won't cure. Oh! One of the best things I have found on vacation are these t-shirts from a company called Emotional Armor. Here is their website www.emotionalarmor.com The kids already have 4 of them that we found on sale. Great product, great company with a great message.
Monday, August 20, 2007
There just aren't that many people here this week-at least not out on the beach. Maybe everyone is school shopping. We did some shopping of our own today. Downtown Newburyport is a very quaint little place with lots of fancy schmancy shops as well as a lot of fun restaurants. Shirley and I got ice cream at 11:01 this morning when Gram's Ice Cream opened. And then we had it again after lunch. Whatever...we have walked for miles already this week. Plus, you just don't see peach ice cream all that often. Now I am sitting on the loveseat that is the kitchen nook, everyone else is upstairs being quiet (a freaking miracle, if you ask me), and I am writing this and having a drink that I think I will name the Newburyport Sunset (ginger ale, orange/pineapple/banana juice and pear Absolute). Life is good.
We had some time to kill before we could hang out (we got here so early, the house hadn't been cleaned yet), so we went to Gloucester to a summer festival. This is where the day got interesting. We were driving along and Dan was singing a song about how I was cranky because I was hungry and the song said something about me needing a hot dog, which eventually turned in to me needing a wiener (classy, I know) and out of Avery's mouth comes "I know what wiener is another word for...it means penis" After the shock wore off, and we stopped laughing, we asked her where she learned it...she looked at me and very matter of factly said "camp" There is money well spent, folks.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Thanks for all the help we got...I know it was only a 48 hour period, but a lot of people lept in and helped.
Friday, July 20, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
and how cool is this?
(ok, potentially this is only cool to someone that lives with another person who shall remain nameless (avery) that is very particular about sandwiches and crust.)
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Anyway, BlackBerry is the sponsor of the summer tour and I geekily sent messages from mine to a few folks...can't help myself sometimes. Here is a link to John Mayer's BlackBerry page...http://www.blackberry.com/select/johnmayer/
Sunday, July 8, 2007
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
ESPN was showing the contestants walking in and this one guy was carrying a sign that said "On the 7th day God created Hartford" Those of you who have been to Hartford know how funny this is. But here is the thing that made me mad...as he was walking, he flipped his sign over and gave a possible Harry Potter spoiler. He indicated which character dies in the new book. Now, I am not going to tell you (unless you ask me, I guess), and of course I can't know if its true until I read the book in a couple weeks..but WHAT A JERK. I hope he chokes on a hot dog. Ok, I don't really, but that was a loser move.
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Sunday, June 24, 2007