Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Buzz Light Year

And of course here's Buzz with a pose for yah! Funny thing was Ava told him that on Halloween he can fly like Buzz so what was he trying to do all day?! YEP! Trying to jump off a couch to see if he could fly....of course he landed on his face and started crying and disappointedly saying that "he can't fly"....... Big sisters sure can be mean, can't they???

Little Red Riding Hood

Here's my Little Red Riding Hood, and of course, she's not so little anymore. She's now 5'6"! WOW!

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone. How's the weather by you? It's sort of chilly with the sun peeking in and out. Hope it warms up some for the kiddies time for Trick or Treating.

Ava is dressed as Little Red Riding Hood. She's all dolled up. My little girl is becoming a beautiful little lady. Picture will be posted soon.

Connor is going to be Buzz Lightyear! Cute! He can't wait to go and collect some candies. But I have to be careful with him. He's allergic to peanuts. So we told him he can't eat everything.

Kurt and I got dressed up too but silly me I forgot to take pictures! I was dressed as Scarey Spice and he was dressed as Old Spice! LOL! Maybe I can get some pictures from friends.

I'll try to post pictures here soon! But for now Trick or Treat and don't let the goblins get yah! Hope all the ghosts out there are having a bobbin' of an apple great time this year!


Monday, October 29, 2007

You Made My Day!

Here's me with my Assistant VB Coach Pat! She and the team gave me a nice present at the end of the VB Season. But what she wrote on the card was very meaningful. She wrote:

"You've showed great class and unbelievable strength this year. I'm proud to call you my friend! ~Pat"

So I made her this card.

Thanks Pat! I couldn't have done it without you! I wasn't sure I was going to coach again this year. Long story... But I'm glad that I did. We all stuck together as a team and look at what we got!

We finished in 2nd place for the Season and 2nd in the Tournament! YEAH!!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Here's the 8th grade girls volleyball team. We finished 2nd in the season and placed 2nd in the tournament. Not a bad year at all! But thank goodness it's over. ;)

Thursday, October 18, 2007


Hey All!

I'm too busy to mom is in town from Florida visiting and tomorrow my sister is coming in too for the weekend. It'll be a blastin' FUN all girls weekend....well, Connor is home with us.....but the big guy is hunting/fishing somewhere in ND!

Make it a great day everyone! And for all my friends that come and visit my blog - I love you all!!! xox

I'll catch up with all of you soon!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Scarey Spice....Spicey Girl!

Right now I'm listening to "Spice Up Your Life" by the Spice Girls.....and it reminded me, I don't think I ever told you, I'm going to be Scarey Spice for Halloween!!!! LOL! Betcha can't wait to see what I'll be wearing.... I'll post pictures, IF, you're nice. Heck, maybe I prefer it, if you're BAD! {wink, wink}

Here you go - have fun with this video!

Monday, October 08, 2007

Happy Discovery Day!

I'm enjoying the last of the four-day weekend.....aren't you? Friday, the kids and I went shopping and had lunch. Connor was uncontrollable. We had to cut the shopping short as he was running around the store like a monkey. People have warned me about terrible threes....I didn't think it could get any worse.....HAH.....I was wrong. One time I was trying on boots (yes, thigh highs)....and he whipped the shoe tree across the dressing room floor. Good grief! We only got to go to that one store. I was exhausted after that. So we went home. We capped the night with a nice "quiet" movie with my daughter and some Whirley Pop pop corn. YUM! The best popcorn I've ever had. Go check out their website and see why they're so good!

Anyway, the next day, we went to Long Grove to get some gourmet popcorn and I didn't realize it was the apple festival. I've never seen so many people since Taste of Chicago. We went to one store then left. LOL!

Kurt came home that evening and we just relaxed. He had been driving for 36 hours straight with his cousin whom he helped to move back from AZ.

Sunday was house-cleaning day. Then I took Ava and some of her friends to a free VB camp. Connor and I stayed the whole time. I learned some drills to use for the girls' practice. They're in for a treat. I'm trying to get the girls to join the club. These two are one of my strong players and they'll be silly not to do it. So I hope they do, do it! Then Kurt got the kids pizza and he took me out for an Italian dinner. It was wonderful! We went for a short stroll afterwards. When we got home, we did some online shopping and we were up 'til midnight. Talk about some Discovery! Whooo-hooo! ;)

Today, I'm getting ready to workout......then go to the grocery......cook.....I'm having my in-laws over to celebrate her birthday......Ava has another VB practice later today......dinner time afterwards......then, that's the end of my four-day weekend.

Overall, I had a FANTASTICTABULOUS time!!! How about you? Did you have a nice weekend? How are you celebrating this day? Made any discoveries? ;)

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Realistic or Romatic? Take A Guess!!!

You are a Total Romantic

For you, love is like a fairy tale.
Or magic. Or a Meg Ryan movie.
Problem is, you sort of want all three.

You bring the spark in the relationship
In turn, you expect your guy to keep the fire burning
Not a bad deal, as long as you find the right Prince.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

If Only I Can Bring Back Time

Hmpf! Two years of my childrens' lives gone into never land! I tried to recover them but they're nowhere to be found. I did some major system cleanup a few days ago and I must have cleaned up a folder I wasn't supposed to and now they're totally gone! I'm miserable! So take it from me. BACK UP YOUR SYSTEM!!!! Don't be like me and procrastinate. I've always wanted to buy an external HD to store my priced files and never did. I finally did today. Now if only I can bring back time....

Lesson learned: I'll be better about taking photos on a regular basis, sharing them and saving them!

Here's a photo I took today of my son.....the BUG GUY!!!


Monday, October 01, 2007

Argh! The case of the missing photos....

OK, so I logged on to my iPhotos yesterday and guess what?! ALL my photos are GONE!!!! GONE!!!! did you hear that? Who took it?!? So now I have to figure out what happened to them. Like I need more things to do. I just hope I recover them or I'll die. And this time around, I'm buying a back up system. I know ME BAD! I always say I'll get one then I never now, I'm learning my lesson.

Ava and I had a great weekend. She and I went out for sushi and did some shopping. Kurt and Connor took the kayak out on the lake and went fishing. It was a nice quality time with the kids. Housework? Well, that's another story.... I think I really need to get a housekeeper since I can't keep up with that. I managed to get the upstairs clean and some laundry...but that's it!

Kids - gotta love them! :) I thought with Ava growing up, she'll need me less. WRONG!!! Academically, I need to work with her to develop better study skills. She's a A student, but she's struggling with AP Math. So, yes, she needs me. I dread the days when boys start to occupy some of her time. Then I mentioned earlier how Connor was being potty trained...well, we've graduated there. Whooo-hooo! But if you're a parent, you know that a toddler, requires plenty and I mean PLENTY of time. He constantly wants to play, in between bathroom breaks, and snack breaks....I swear it's all about him! What?! What happened to my ME TIME?!? Hah!!! Well, I'm lucky that I have Thursdays for that. He goes with my in-laws so I can have my me time, then. But, Oh Calgon, take me away.............NOW!

Ok, Connor is calling.....will talk to you soon! Hope you're having a great one, wherever you're at!