Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sunday's and Memories-MOON RIVER

I mentioned how a certain song can bring up some fond old memories...this song inparticular, reminds me of Sunday's at my parents house...anytime you'd go to visit, my dad always had on the oldies, like this...he loved compilations of the 50's too...so, every Sunday at my parents we'd have brunch and these songs will forever be a part of the fun memories...

4 mos

I Thought of You Today

(Author unknown)

"I thought of you with love today but that is nothing new.

I thought about you yesterday and days before that too.

I think of you in silence; I often speak your name.

All I have are memories and your picture in a frame.

Your memory is my keepsake with which I’ll never part.

God has you in His keeping; I have you in my heart."

Today is 4 mos since my dad died...Each 'first' event is harder than the next...his birthday and Father's Day...Easter...the beach.  I have a hard time entering their house still...but I think Christmas will be the hardest EVER!

4 mos ago I was holding his hand...watching him take his last breath!  I never witnessed anything like it, and my heart was SO heavy, but yet I KNEW deep down, he was eventually with God, in peace!  I can still feel his hand, so cold...I can remember every minute of that last day with him.  But what I remember most, are the memories...how a certain song can bring me back to such a great time.  My family still mourns him, every single day...I knew this wouldn't be easy, but I was hoping we would be able to cope with it better by now. 

Anyway, miss you dad...

Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Good and the Bad

Thought I'd blog about my weekend...and I'm slacking BIG time when it comes to taking photo's lately...missed a great photo op weekend...

Friday after work we headed to Dutchwonderland...kids had a great time, we had great weather and no lines.  Afterwards we headed back to my sister's house in Lancaster, and me and my sibs hung out til 4:30am chatting and laughing over wine, beer and lots of munchies...that morn we hit the country club pool and relaxed on another gorgeous day!

For Father's Day on Sunday we visited my dad's grave and had a nice breakfast at my mom's....Jim played golf and me and the girls took him out to dinner at Hibachi...my girls LOVED it and they both ate their entire meals...steak and salmon!

Now, the bad part of my w/e is I banged my engagement ring on a grocery cart on Thurs night and lost one of the side diamonds...and now my Lexus is dying...thinking it's the starter or altenator...I have my parents car today and we will see what Lexus says is wrong with the car...and decide if it's time to get a new car or put more money into fixing this one up...ugh...hope this is all the bad news...please!!

All and all, a busy but FUN family filled w/e...:)  Now gearing up for Disney this Saturday! 

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Haunted House

While at Funland, both Haylee AND Ashlee begged me to let them go on the Haunted House ride...I was reluctant because I KNEW it would be too scary for them...but, after much begging, I caved and let them go on the ride, with their cousin...I waited anxiously for them at the end of the ride...and when they finally were done, Ash sternly said "NEVER AGAIN!!!"  Here is a pic of their 'fun' experience, lol...THIS PIC SAYS IT ALL!!!  I crack up everytime I see it...they pretty much were like this the whole ride, lol!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


3rd grade was a challenging year, but Haylee really worked hard to get this award...so proud of her!  She had a great teacher who really helped push her to her potential!  She is ready for the 4th grade!


OK...So finally I'm feeling a bit more out of my funk!!  The past year, I have had so much on my plate as far as dealing with loved ones and their cancers...losing my dad was the hardest loss of all, and my aunt and my sister continue to beat the beast.  Now I have to beat my slump!

So today I went to GNC and w/ the guidance of a nutritionalist, I was able to buy some things that I think will help me feel more energetic, and boost my metabilism.  I haven't been to the gym in over 8 mos...and I got to a point where I didn't care what I ate or when I ate it.  And it's starting to show...

Now, I'm not looking to drop drastic weight...just tone and lose a few pounds (esp in my gut)...and while I am learning life is too short, I fully intend to live it a healthier way...sure, I will still indulge if the op is there, I just will learn to manage my portions and go back to my motto 'taste everything, eat nothing'...because truly, it's not about what you eat all the time, it's about moderation!!  AMEN to that!!!

So, my first step was buying the 'supply' at GNC...next, I should step on the scale just to get a reality check...I used to do this daily before my dad died...and now I'm just afraid to see the damage I did to myself.

So, here I go...I hope to blog my success and pitfalls thru out...so stay 'TONED'...:)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

T-Ball w/ Dad

Jim's FAVE sport of all-time is softball...he plays regularly on a team every year, and enjoys it alot!  He wants more than anything for the girls to take an interest in T-ball but they just don't seem into it (yet)...for now, it's play time out in the yard...they have a 'catch' and also he teaches them the basic fundamentals of the sport...but he makes it fun, so the girls enjoy this bonding time!

Beach Dayz

June 4th thru 11th we spent 7 glorious days at the beach (N. Indian Beach which is a private beach, a block past Dewey)...thx in part to my Aunt who bought the house for us this Summer, in hopes to 'heal' from the loss of my dad...it was hard being in that house w/o him...but I firmly believe HE was there and made sure we had the best weather ever...no rain, no humidity, no winds...just pure sun and fun!!!
Day 1-lunch and Dewey Devils at N. Beach

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Monday, June 6, 2011

Bon Fire

Jimmy holds his annual bon fire on the beach...kids love the s'mores.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A "ROSS" Moment

I had 2 spray tans left from last year, and since I was going to the beach this w/e, I figured I'd go at lunch and get one done...it's been a yr, but I figured I still remembered 'how' to use this session...

Unfortunately, all I can say is I had a zoned out moment where I lost track of what I was doing and what cycle the tan spray was on...so, in a nutshell, I ended up getting only my back, left side, and right other side (twice) done, NOT MY FRONT...complete air head moment...how do you forget to get your front done??!!!

I had a total "ROSS" moment...UGH...hope I don't look as bad as his...lol...


A slip, a BIG fall, 120 lbs slamming onto concrete....4 days later.....welp, no short-shorts or bathing suits for ME anytime soon.....I tried to get many diff angles to show how big and black this bruise IS...but to see it face to face is really the only way....