Wednesday, January 26, 2011

koala cute!

check it out. I'm entering to win this adorable hat... YOU can too!

Monday, August 2, 2010


Don't you just love that word? It's right up there with FREE! Well, one of the blogs I follow is giving away a very very cool crafty 'toy'. You have to go and check it out. It makes even the un-crafty people look very crafty. (I think I said the word, crafty, too many times).
Here's the link

Friday, July 16, 2010

Fish on!

Last Wednesday night Jason, his friend Jason (I'll call him Jason E.), and Jason E's dad drove up to Westport to go fishing with my uncle. The last time Jason went fishing in Westport was about 17 years ago. I went with him then and I have to say, I'm glad it was just him that went this time. I love being out on the ocean, and getting to hang out with my uncle, but it is way too long of a day for me! They check in at 5:15am and don't dock again until about 4pm. 12 hours on the boat...nope, not for me.

But Jason, Jason E, and his dad had a blast! It was cold but nice. Fought off a few sharks and lost a couple of bets (first catch, biggest fish) but they're already planning their next visit!

A HUGE, Giant thank you to my Aunt Doll and Uncle Dave for letting the boys stay in the apt and for a FANTASTICALLY delicious trip!!!


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Molly's concert

This was taken from my Flip camera. It's a great camera for close up and personal videos, not so much for stuff like this, but you get the idea. Molly is the one in the yellow sweatshirt.

Monday, June 14, 2010

I'm an auntie!

I know I've been an aunt for about 14 years but this time I have something I never had before... a nephew!!!

He is a very very adorable kid. Born 6/13/10 (exactly one week after Daisy's birthday) weighing in at 9 pounds 2 ouces (yikes) and arrived at 4:04am via a C-section (after being in labor allllll day and night).

Julian James Picinich! I think I might try to call him JJ, that's cute!

Sorry, I'm not allowed to post pictures yet but you can be sure I will once I get the ok!

for now, here are some pics of us waiting for him...

and here's a teaser shot....

Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Mom's day....

This post is (obviously) a little late but I have good reason for that. I had big plans for Mother's Day. I wanted to go hiking with my little family. My experienced sister, Debbie, gave me some good advice on where to go and what to bring. Unfortunatly, we found out that Jason had to work that day so scratch that plan! I know I still could have gone but I really wanted it to be a family day. So instead, after church the kids and I weeded and weeded and weeded. They weren't exactly excited to be out there sweatin' on a Sunday but I was very proud of them and we got soooooooo much done! I took a 'before' picture but funny thing is, I can't find it! Weird, I know. But if you've been to my house lately, then you'll know that it was a MESS!!!!! The only plants I had in the garden area were 2 lavendars, 1 flowering bush (not sure what it is called) and a small tree, oh and a clematis that needed some attention. So the reason for the lateness in this post, is I just finished planting yesterday... well, finished for now. It is mostly done. I still need to hang the lattice for the wisteria but it is really coming along. I was looking for some chaotic color and after time, it will start to grow in so nicely. One of my favorite features is this tiered pot I painted. I found it here. I liked the idea of all white flowers against the colorful pots so I went that way. I'm not done with this either, I want to paint a white 'P' on it or my house nubmers, I can't decide yet. I need to wait for the pots to completely dry and thanks to Mother Nature, I still can't get that done! The top pot will have a large, white flowering blossom too. I'm just waiting for that to happen...

Saturday, May 29, 2010

molly and macey-jo

just a few quick shots to keep the grandparents happy: Molly ran track for the first time this year. She did GREAT!
And she is still riding and jumping. I think she'd leave us and move in with them if she had the choice.

And Macey is playing baseball. This shot is from ONE of the sunny days she played. This weather has been really cruddy for baseball.
My camera battery has been dead so I'll get some current pictures of Jake and Maya up soon.