Monday, September 9, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
Every summer we max out vacation days and funds to go and visit family. I'll spend a good part of May getting us ready to go. We drive for days and days to get there. It takes so much planning and by the end of it all we are toast! (A nice welcomed-and-happy-to-see-you toast, but crusty toast none the less.)
So last year we decided to take the summer off. We explored our city. We fully participated in the reading program at the library. Queenie started a book club that lasted all summer. We ate lots of BBQ, made new life long friends, and focus on house projects that I was itching to finish. My very favorite part of the summer was our trip to the beach. I'm slightly embarrassed to say that it was our first "real" vacation with just us. I loved that week so much.
We stayed in a condo with a kitchen and one bedroom. We woke up as the sun was rising, threw on our bathing suits, grabbed buckets and headed out to greet the day. I'd put something in the crock pot on the way out and dinner would be waiting when we came back. The weather was perfect and my girls were in heaven.
Posted by Ralphie at 6:30 AM
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Hello out there.
I have missed this. I tried to turn around a walk away but there is something about sharing a life that helps you realize just how happy and blessed it is.
Last year at this time we were frantically trying to decide what to do with the girls for school. I'll have to write a post on just that because, let me tell you it was a wing dinger. It kept me away from the computer and closer to vomitting and breathing into a paper bags. (Have I said that I am horrible about making decisions?)
For now I'll try to catch up a little, share some highlights of what we have done and what we are doing. Biggest of all would be our Disney vacation we took in February.
Posted by Ralphie at 11:56 AM
Saturday, May 5, 2012
My little sister got married.
And I died when she asked me to be the photographer. Really. I fell over and died right there in my pajama bottoms. B walked in and there I was, on the floor, dead. With my tongue sticking out.
Now it's over and THANK HEAVENS I didn't ruin anything. I did trip a few times though.
Posted by Ralphie at 10:04 PM
"I know" is one of NieNie's favorite sayings right now.
Posted by Ralphie at 9:33 PM
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Looking over her eyebrows at me. Classic NieNie.
It was her berffff-day last week.
We had pancakes and strawberries, jumped in a mountain of balloons, and played several rounds of duck duck goose and button you must wonder. She was thrilled beyond measure.
I was joking with my mother about how different her life is compared to my first born. I believe Queenie's first sentence was "I see airplanes!". NieNie's was
"Don't do dat!"
Blowing through the gap in her teeth, quite hilarious. I might light some candles for her again, just to secretly die inside.
Posted by Ralphie at 1:22 PM