Friday Fill-In

1. My favorite food seasoning is Tastefully Simple Seasoning Salt.
2. Laughter is music to my ears.
3. Lucky is something I have a lot of in my life.
4. Emma's routine is something I take very seriously.
5. Many people take life too seriously.
6. Diapers was the last thing I bought at the store.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to coming home from work, tomorrow my plans include some cleaning and relaxing and Sunday, I want to sleep in with the time change and have a fun family day!


* Trick-or-Treat *

So, for Emma's 3rd official Trick-or-Treat night I would say it was a smashing success. She totally got into it, running from house to say, saying "trick-or-treat" and "thank you". Although she did trip on the sidewalk and got a bad booboo on her thumb, which she is totally milking it. She holds her right hand like it's in a cast and will say booboo continuously asking for kisses to make it better. It really is cute. Now for the pictures of our little summer fairy:

Back view of the costume

Side view.

Front view.

Running towards Auntie Na-Na.

Coming back with daddy.

Family Picture.

The booboo.

The Loot!

Doctor, Doctor

tell me the news...I've got a bad case of lovin' you.

I don't know why but this song popped in my head this morning as me and Emma were playing Dr. MIL gave us a soft gel pack to put in the fridge when Emma gets a booboo. She found it on the table, so I opened it for her and she'd put it on places on me, pat it, say booboo, then lift it and give the spot a kiss to make it all better! She melts my heart.

In other news, tonight is our Trick-or-Treat night. I feel like I'm a little kid looking forward to christmas morning as excited as I've been for today to finally get here. Unfortunately, it's only going to be in the 40's. Can we say BRRRRRRR!!! Went to Target this am to pick up a hat and some mittens. Hopefully we'll last for a little while if the wind is whipping around like it has been the past 2 days. Will be posting pictures later tonight.


Thursday Thirteen

My 3rd edition. Woo-hoo! Today's theme is going to be quotes that have been popping up at me a lot lately or my favorites.

1. The days are long but the years are short.
2. Never make someone your world when they've only made you an option.
3. I do not want to get to the end of my life and find I've only lived the length of it, I want to have lived the width of it as well.
4. Love the life you live, live the life you love.
5. Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footsteps, and kill nothing but time.
6. Life is about what you give, not what you get.
7. Realize what's important in your life, what you can live with, but more importantly what you can't live without.
8. A daughter may outgrow your lap, but will never outgrow your heart.
9. I am me & that's who I want to be.
10. The tattoo is the mark of the soul. It can act as a window through which we can see inside, or it can be a shield to protect us from those who cannot see past the surface.
11. If you wait too long for the perfect moment, the perfect moment will pass you by.
12. If you're waiting for a sign...this is it. Do it. It will be amazing!
13. Be kind - for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.


Drawing a Blank

I feel like I have so much to say but nothing is really coming to me.

That's all...


Manic Monday

What is the greatest value that guides your life?
- Super toughy...this is hard to narrow it down to just one, but a main one would be trust. A little too much and always with anyone.
Fill in the blank: If I could be anybody besides myself, I would be ______.
- I'd like to be the more focused, put together self I will be in a few years. Otherwise, I'm happy being me.
What is one item in your house that you should really throw out but probably never will?
- I really don't have this problem. I'm the type of person who gets sick & tired of seeing the stuff so I purge pretty regularly, especially the stuff that needs to go.



This moment right now and here is my favorite moment of the whole weekend. I get to remember everything we've managed to squeeze into the past two days of "time off", "relaxation", or whatever other word you like to associate with weekend. The hubs and Emma are up in bed sleeping. I get to enjoy Army Wives and then following they air repeats of Grey's Anatomy, all while finishing off my last cup of iced tea for the night. My little piece of heaven ending the busy week that just happened before jumping into the next.

To recap this weekend, I was getting a little down because we have planned to go to a fall harvest/festival thing a couple times this month and each time rain has prevented us from going. I mean seriously, it's not like it even rained that much, but the saturdays we had planned it sure did! But this weekend, they actually re-scheduled the event for Sunday...woo-hoo for how much we lucked out. Esp. since it rained buckets on Saturday and was beginning to think we weren't going to hit any fun fall festivals this year.

The highlights of the day was pony rides, hay rides, bounce houses, winning gold fish, trick-or-treating, face painting, carving pumpkins. It was a great day! And this mama is very happy we got to finally do it all!

Now for the overload of pictures:

Heading to the vendors for some trick-or-treating.

Getting on the pony.

She was holding on pretty tight, her facial expression cracks me up.

Bounce house fun!

Checking out her pumpkin on her cheek.

She loved throwing hay on us and herself during the ride.

Looking down the lane from the hayride we were on.

Just driving on the way home.

Tree at the grocery store, these fall colored leaves are my favorite!!!

Daddy's prepping the pumpkins for us to pull out their innards.

Emma enjoyed cleaning her's out and then putting all back in.

Helping daddy with the stencil for her pumpkin.

Hammering in the pegs.

Top to bottom: Emma's, Daddy's, and Mommy's masterpieces.

Enjoying them lit up.


Rain, Rain, GO AWAY!

I've been a total bum all day, just vegging out. Still in my pj's, about to hop in the shower for my pedi in a couple hours, but stumbled across this fun little abc meme from Sixy Mama. The hubs is working but will be getting home with in the hour.

A is for age: 23.

B is for burger of choice: my own with my secret ingredients...mwhahaha!

C is for the car I drive: Hyundai Entourage, it's white, one of my loves.

D is for your dog's name: Hmmm...we don't have one, but my "bruder's name is Tucker-Bean". And my "neice Autumn". And then two second "cousins - Winter & Wyatt".

E is for essential item you use every day: Toothbrush.

F is for favorite TV show at the moment: Grey's Anatomy...I'm hooked.

G is for favorite game: MadGab.

H is for home state: Pennsylvania

I is for instruments you play: None anymore...used to play the clarinet.

J is for favorite juice: Apple.

K is for whose bum you'd like to kick: Myself in the dieting department.

L is for last restaurant at which you ate: Wow, I have no clue?! That's sad.

M is for your favorite Muppet: Miss Piggy...

N is for number of piercings: 5 that are open in my ears, but have 3 more that I let close.

O is for overnight hospital stays: The birth of Emma.

P is for people you were with today: Emma, talked to the hubs for a couple minutes up in bed before he headed to work but that's it.

Q is for what you do with your quiet time: Computer, read, tv, listen to music, drive

R is for biggest regret: nothing at the moment

S is for status: Married

T is for time you woke up today: 8:41

U is for what you consider unique about yourself: nothing

V is for vegetable you love: corn

W is for worst habit: procrastination

X is for x-rays you've had: dental and back

Y is for yummy food you ate today: hot dog and some triscuits

Z is for zodiac: Capricorn


Baby It's Cold Outside...

So, not to toot my own horn, but I will, since I went on my second walk this week! Yes, me bundling up Emma in the cold and heading out for a walk. 1st walk earlier in the week was 25 minutes. This morning's walk was an hour. I decided to take a long loop behind our house that goes up these steep hills, and then along the riverfront. It was a little too long for as cold as it was. On the list to get this weekend, gloves for Emma's little fingers. Grabbed the camera hoping to get some fall shots. We also picked up some big leaves to do an art project later on this weekend. Now for some pictures:

Here we are at the top of the hill.

Turning away saying "Cheese".

A berry tree, I really wanted to pick some and use them in a wreath or decorating of some sort, but I'm sure the owner's of the tree wouldn't appreciate that.

Shot of the river.

Emma took a picture.

Looking up the hill at the protruding rocks.

She's really not happy at this point.

Part of the city scape, river, & bridges.

Full city scape view, even though it was foggy.


Marie-Therese Gown GIVEAWAY !!!!!!!

Marie-Therese Gown GIVEAWAY !!!!!!!

Monogram Chick Give-A-Way

Yet another fabulous give-a-way I stumbled across today. She has some awesome gift ideas with the holidays coming up. Need something monogrammed go check out Monogram Chick then. And leave a comment for your chance to enter and win!

Thursday Thirteen

So, today's theme as we are entering the holiday scene are all of the yummy goodies I plan on making/baking in the next couple months.

1. Pumpking Cake with homemade cream cheese icing, recipe curtesy Grocery Mama
2. Chex Mix
3. Pumpkin Pies
4. Gingerbread House
5. Snickerdoodles
6. Roll out and cookie cutter sugar cookies
7. Molasses cookies
8. Snowball Cookies
9. Chocolate Chip Cookies
10. Hershey Kiss Cookies
11. Skor Cookies
12. Baklava
13. Gingerbread Man Cookies

Halloween Apron Give-a-way

Funky Vintage Kitchen is giving away an awesome halloween apron. Just have to post a blog entry about her site and the give away. Click the above button to go to her etsy shop, she has some pretty awesome cake plates also. So, go click on either link I've provided above and check her out!


Scrapbooking Crop 10.18.08

So, I finally took the pictures yesterday and got them uploaded this am. The crop was from 9am-9pm. The day flew by. We got there around 9 and were pulling out of the parking lot at 8 very tired. They had door prizes every hour, unfortunately no one from our table won anything though, and super yummy snacks and food.

I got a total of 6 layout's "done", really one 1 completely finished, journaling and title, but the other 5 are for the most part done.

I do still need to unload my van and drag it all back up to my room and unpack, but perhaps I'll get around to that this weekend when I can get the hubs help. :o)

The Layouts:







Here we are at the end of the day, after lugging everything out to the van waiting for the grand prize drawing. ( & no we didn't plan on matching)


And finally a shot of the van all loaded up. I did overpack, horribly! 2/3's of the right side of the van was all of my stuff!!!