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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Things have really changed

So, I have been sitting here thinking about how much things have really changed in the last year. And boy, have they changed. Jay and I bought a house. We love it. It is 5 minutes from the kids school and my job. It is close enough to town to be convenient but far enough away that we are pretty isolated. The best part is we are only a mile from the beach.

The second major chance is I got a new job. I loved my housekeeping job because it was flexible but I really wanted to put my degree to work. I was hired at the local elementary school and I am a 1:1 para in the intensive needs program. I work with a sweet adorable little boy. He and his family are just amazing and I really love my job.

Now for the minor changes. We lost one of our cats almost two years ago and our other one last summer. We also lost our dog in August. In September we added two kittens to our household. Al & Abby are brother and sister. They are too cute. Please ignore the bag of donations in the first photo.


Then for Mother's Day Jason got me a new puppy. She is a border collie, lab, husky, and Australian Shepard mix. We named her Timber.

Yes, she is very strange and sleeps with her head in Jason's shoe.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Something about our yard...

Our new yard seems to attract wildlife. Today we had a mid-morning visitor. Bianca noticed him first out the window.

About a month ago in the early morning we had four very special visitors.

I am not sure what it is about our yard that the animals like so much but I am glad they do. It makes for some great photos!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Fun at the Lake

Today Jimmy had a baseball tournament over in Readsboro. He rode over with his coach. I wasn't sure what to do with Bianca so I went and picked up her BFF. These girls have been friends since preschool. They are heading into 2nd grade in the fall and will be in the same class again. I guess the teachers know a good combo when they see one.

Since it was another hot day I decided to take the girls to the lake. I got some amazing photos. One of my Mother's Day presents from Jay was a Nikon D3200. I am still learning all the ropes but I love the camera.  I also got a bit of a sunburn. I guess I missed a few spots with the sunscreen.

As for the tournament, Jimmy's team took 3rd. I was extremely impressed. The teams they were playing were older, all-star teams. Jimmy had a great time and his coach was happy with how he well he behaved. The last game he was batting .750. She said he also made some good fielding plays.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Sleepover fun

Recently my kids have discovered the fun of sleepovers. Bianca went to her first sleepover at the end of last summer and has been loving them ever since. I think we have either had a extra child sleeping here or have lost a child to a sleepover every week in the last month. Thankfully both kids have a close circle of friends where I really like the kids and trust the parents.

Last night Bianca had one of her good friends over after the girl's spa birthday party. I wish that I had thought to have someone sleepover with Jimmy too. It is actually easier to have both kids have a friend. This morning the girls were having a blast making themselves mustaches and then dressing up as princesses.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Friday, May 17, 2013

Exciting things are happening

Usually after a long hiatus I blog about how much I suck at blogging. I am going to try something different this time. This time I am going to blog about all the exciting things that are going on in my life right now. Two of them will have a long term impact on my life. I am hoping they both have a positive impact but one could go either way.

1. Jay got a new job! Well, a promotion really. He is now the manager of the bell/valet department. This means 40/week plus benefits and a higher wage. He is still hourly so he will also get overtime. I am so proud of him. He has worked his butt off for the last two years and it has really paid off. If you ask him he practically owns the mountain.

2. We have to move. The house we rent is being sold. It has been a good, cheap place for us to live well we recovered from some financial blows. That said, I am a bit glad. We are looking into buying right now. I only hope that we can find a new place before we have to vacate this one.

3. This will have no long term impact but GORDON RAMSEY is in our town. Technically, not our town but the one next to it where both Jay and I work. He is filming an episode of Hotel Hell about a local inn. While filming he is staying where Jay works. Jay has met him and said he is very nice and laid back. I am hoping to meet him soon. I love Chef Ramsey and have been a huge fan of The F Word, Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares (and the American version as well), and Hell's Kitchen. I cannot believe that one of my biggest celebrity crushes is here. I am really hoping to meet him while he is here.

That is the most exciting news in our little world right now. The kids are both doing well in school. Bianca started tee ball. She is adorable as always.

On deck
Getting ready to hit
Headed for 1st

Jimmy has decided not to do baseball this year. He is too busy with after school clubs and the school play. He is going to be a Winkie and a Poppy in the school production of Oz. I will have plenty of pictures of that soon. He is also taking golf lessons again this summer.

Friday, November 9, 2012

30 Days of Thankfulness- Catch up

I obviously suck at blogging daily. Today I am thankful for so much! I am so thankful for my children. They are the most amazing things in my life next to my husband. Jimmy is so smart. He reads and spells well above grade level. He is great at math. He is so logical. I am constantly amazed by the things  he says. Bianca is the sweetest girl ever. She loves to cuddle and hug us. She also loves to draw pictures and is always making me new artwork. She loves to smile and make people laugh.

I am also thankful for my extended family. My MIL is wonderful. She loves me and treats me as her own daughter. After hearing some horror stories I consider myself extremely lucky to have her. I am thankful for my aunt. She is always there to support me and give me encouragement. I can turn to her with any problem and she will understand. I am also thankful for my cousin. Growing up we were more like sisters than cousins and we still are. I don't talk to her as much as I used to but when we talk it is for hours and it is like we never missed a day of talking.

I am thankful for my amazing friends Taryn and Jessica. We met through the school and it is great to have close friends with kids close in age to my own. Taryn has helped kick my butt into better shape. Her encouragement is a lot of the reason why I was able to run the 5k in just over 33 minutes. Jessica has been amazing when it comes to helping out with events. I can volunteer her for anything and she steps up to the plate in an amazing way. Both Taryn and Jessica are great listeners and are always there when I need to vent.