“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life's realities.”
Dr. Seuss

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

What Have You Done?

What Have You Done?

Thanks Kim for this fun idea! If you want to participate, just copy and paste it in your own blog, and bold all of the things you have done. It's kind of fun!!

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David(well almost, stood in line, but didn't want to stand in line for four hours!)
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted

48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Pacific Ocean
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Seen Mount Rushmore in person
101. Learned to play an instrument

So how did you do? I had 53 out of 101. I still have a lot of things that I need to do!!!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Fabulous Friday Postponed

I really did have a fabulous Friday and because it was so fabulous, I am absolutley exhausted. For now I am going to end my fab Friday by laying on the couch with my husband and watching a movie! The real posts will have to wait until tomorrow!!!

Monday, February 16, 2009

And They Just Keep Coming!!!

In the last two days...
church, Little Italy, China Town, The Village, The Brooklyn Bridge, FAO Schwartz, David Letterman and a lot of walking!!!
The bus below is Willie Nelson's tour bus.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

If you like pictures, this is the blog for you!!!

I stayed up way too late last night uploading pictures onto the blog...and it didn't work....uhg! So here are all of our pictures for yesterday and today. Yesterday was the Empire State Bldg., The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, The Natural History Museum, The Met, Central Park. Alex's camera died after Ellis Island, so I will have to post my pictures when I get home.
Today was Greenwich Village, Union Park and their farmers market, Grand Central Station,Fashion Week, Fifth Avenue! It was a great day! Oh and we saw Jennifer Love Hewitt (Alex's love) walking into the Fashion Week tent!

Thanks Tiff for my hat, I love it! It is keeping my ears warm in all of this wind! Loved your giveaway video by the way!!! So cute!

The Statue of Liberty for Aurianna!

HI AURIANNA!!!! The Statue of Liberty was amazing and my favorite thing to see yesterday!!! I miss you and love you and can't wait to give you and your sister and brother tons and tons of hugs and kisses!!! Have a fun Valentines Day!!!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Thursday's Adventures

To finish our Thursday...
First off... our hotel is on the only Korean street in the whole city of NY! Out side of our first room's window(yes we have had two rooms so far...I will get to that in a minute), we had a lovely view into another buildings window of what we swear is a sweat shop...I swear, it really looked like it!
We had a blast walking around Time's Square and ate at this little pizza place...the pizza was awesome! Watching the people was incredible! The tourists to the guys on the side of the street wanting to sale you things, they were all so fun to watch! We walked on and on forever, going in and out of shops! We ended up over by the Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall!
We went inside Rockefeller Center and as we were walking down the hall I heard this guy say that Hugh Jackman just walked through the door. Alex and I turned around and all of the sudden there he was, and bumped right into Alex's shoulder!
Poor guy, he couldn't even walk into the NBC studio, he was completely surrounded...an accidental shoulder bumping was good enough for us though!!!
Our next adventure was long after Alex started snoring! While sitting on the bed trying to blog, I saw something move out of the corner of my eye. I stopped looked over and there is a little brown mouse looking at me...on the 9th floor, Ahhhhhhhh! I panicked of course, do I wake up Alex, can't call Tad, he is at school, called mom, who talked me into having enough courage to get off the bed and over to the phone. See the problem is, this isn't a little Smithfield field mouse, this is a yucky, dirty new york mouse...I was not going to sleep at all. They of course told me they would change our room...but now the hard part...waking Alex up. He was not amused, all though he did think that I was joking. He then proceeded to confuse these girls in the elevator talking about mice and how they better watch out. I think he was still half asleep and I am pretty sure they didn't speak English. There better not be any mice up on the 12th floor!

Forget a' bought it!

Hello from New York City!!!
How do I begin? I guess I will start from the wave goodbye. My sweet husband had spent the day mapping out every subway line we would need to take while we were here and then putting a detailed itinerary together for him and the kids and now he was ready to take over the reigns! They all stood in the garage, after a lot of hugs and kisses and me trying to hold back the flood of tears that was about to explode. Livia and Trey finally realized what was actually happening and while Tad tried to get them all to do the booty dance to send mom off, picture it now, Trey and Livia with huge tears and scrunched up faces shaking their bums and waving madly! So cute! I cried until I was to the canyon...and then started laughing hysterically at Livia's comment at dinner before I left....
Livia: "How come mom is going on a vacation without all of us?"
Tad: "Well sometimes mom's need breaks from little Kiddos."
Livia: (without a second of hesitation) "Well sometimes mommies need breaks from Daddy's too."

So now here I am...New York, New York!

Alex and I got here at about three o'clock and the adventures began! We went out to get a cab and the next thing we knew we had a cabbie grabbing Alex's bag and telling him to follow him. We asked if he was a cab and if it was the 45 dollars flat rate, he said "ya, ya". But before we knew it, he was leading us to a SUV. I thought...we are here for 5 minutes and we are already getting picked up by a guy who is going to take us down to the meat packing district and take all of our money and valuables...you gotta be kidding me! Don't worry though.... we asked for his id and cab license...he was legit! Nice guy too, talked to us all the way to our hotel, pointing out his favorite city landmarks...the 99 cent store!

After getting into our hotel, we headed down to Times Square. It was only a few blocks from our hotel, so we decided to walk and see all of the stores along the way!
Ok...I am going to post pictures now and finish the story later...off to the empire state building!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

I was recently tagged to write 25 random things about myself on Facebook. I wasn't going to do it, but then I found myself walking down the aisle in the grocery store and thinking about something and saying...hey that was random! I have loved reading and getting to know everyone a little better!

1. I adore my kids! I love that Aurianna is so curious, Livia is so smart & stubborn & Trey is so sweet!

2. I went to Italy when I was pregnant!.

3. I am addicted to Blogging, Scrapbooking, Journaling and anything else that helps me keep my family history exciting!

4. I am really hard on myself.

5. I would love to be an organized person. If I had three wishes, this would definitely be one of them!

6. I have always wanted to live in New York City.

7. I would also love for us to have a home in Venice and wake up everyday, collect all of my painting stuff and sit and paint all day (even though I don't paint!).

8. I want to own my own photography studio one day.

9. I studied Interior Design, Art, History, Early Childhood Education, FHD & Photography in college. I couldn't make up my mind!

10. I wish that I could put my kids in a protective bubble and keep all of the bad things away forever!

11. All of my kids middle names are after family members.

12. My husband is my best friend.

13. I miss my Aurianna now that she is in school everyday.

14. I am training to run a 5K with my friend Tiffany!

15. I hate watching or being around or hearing anyone brush their teeth (it is like finger nails on the chalk board for me!).

16. I love planning parties of any kind! I would also love to be a party planner when I grow up...I don't think I would make much money here in Smithfield though!

17. I love to move to new places and experience new people. Tad wouldn't mind staying in one place forever, but after two years, I am aching to go somewhere new!

18. I can't wait until our kids are a little older so that Tad & I can start traveling all over with them! We want to take them all over the world!

19. I am really proud of my husband for getting his Master's while having a really demanding job. He will be done in May!!!

20. I love that my son is am mama's boy!

21. I miss my Aunt every single day and wish that I could talk to her just one more time.

22. I don't make up my mind very well...I am too laid back!

23. I love my family & friends...I love the ideas & inspiration that I get from them everyday!

24. I work out 6 days a week!

25. I love dancing with my kids all through the house!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Fabulous Fridays!

Today truly is a Fab Friday! The babysitter is going to be here at five and although we are down two people (hope you get feeling better Rory), date night is just two hours away!!! I have been playing with the kids all day! We made more heart birdseed feeders (I will post pix and instructions tomorrow!) and played all of the games in our game closet! Tad came to my rescue today! Besides having to go down to work out, I didn't leave the house at all! Tad took Aurianna to school and volunteered for a few hours and then he just left to pick her up!!! But my most Fabulously Favorite thing that happened today...I got David Letterman tickets!

When I registered online it said that I was going to have to answer a trivia question...I am not a big time Letterman watcher, so I was a little worried. I told Tad that the only question that I could answer is that Paul is the band leader. Guess what question they asked me..."Who is Paul Shaffer?" How about that luck!!! Happy Birthday Alex!!! So Next Monday the 16th set the TiVo (cause truly, who stays up to watch Letterman)!
I have a ton more to post...Trey turned three this last week! But I have to run now and get ready for my HOT date!