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CHA winter (long) overview

I have now tried 4 times to blog about CHA… I tried before, during, and now that I am finally home, maybe I can gather my thoughts, feelings, emotions of it all, and not cut into my otherwise –decompression- time! I am so lame for...



WOW… I have been overwhelmed with the support, encouragement and congrats that I have rec’d! I can’t thank you enough!! Believe me… I appreciate the good vibes coming my way!!!  I have to admit to being totally stressed out, to the point of GROUCH....


24 weeks to go.

This is not an old ultrasound picture of Capri. Two weeks ago, we got our first look at our 5th child.(gasp)… I know.I’m pregnant. Again! Today I spilled the beans to my Big Picture “year to remember” class today! So the word is out! my mom was...


the "h" word

So I decided that you can’t count holidays as Mondays, even when they fall on a Monday!no way.Yesterday was all about goofing off… I wish I would have had a better attitude, but I felt so lousy! I woke up with a headache and it...


ultimate napping

Today I pushed that “day of rest” thing to the limit!! I had today, what I would categorize as an “ULTIMATE NAP!”. What exactly does that entail? 1. Has to be after a meal: so I made grilled cheese and tomato soup for lunch and...


be quiet!

It’s quiet again in my house.I am loving the silence. Needing the silence. It’s causing me to think about silence… I am not your typical silent-lover traditionally! Usually, if you get in the car after I have gone somewhere alone, the stereo is cranked.  And...


my pink fridge!

The kids just left for school… Capri is still sleeping, and the house is totally quiet except for the hum of the washer and the dishwasher. I love Monday mornings. My cleaning lady hasn’t come for 2 weeks, I guess 3 now actually since the...


happy new year

Happy NEW year… I love it… love it love it… I think it’s like the ultimate MONDAY! And, you know that I love Mondays… last night we got back in town close to midnight, and I didn’t even stay awake long enough to ring in the...


Christmas in NYC

Guess how late we just slept in until? Noon. Eric and I are in NYC celebrating our anniversary and e’s birthday… and we got a great deal on a room at my FAVORITE hotel… the Westin! And the Heavenly bed, and hence the reason...


monday night…

Without a doubt, my FAVORITE thing about Christmas is Christmas Cards.  I have always loved making them… but I definitley love getting them. I have received quite a few, and I put them all up on my magnet board and I leave them up forever....