Sunday, July 26, 2009


I will be on blog hiatus, not sure for how long. Too much going on!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Lots of work but some fun

I started my new job, well hospital orientation. Even though it's not physically demanding, hospital orientation is such a yawner that it wears you out mentally. Bright side: I get paid:)

In between orientation and my full time job, I've managed to have some fun.
Babygirl2 turned 22 on July 1. Since babygirl1 was coming to visit in a few short days, we decided to celebrate on July 3rd.

We had an awesome dinner at P.F Changs, a chain Chinese bistro. it's Americanized Chinese but tasty all the same. Even more interesting is that my ex husband and his girlfriend were there along with my mister. We have certainly come a long way!

Buddy and me! My baby boy is ginormous at 6'1". Yikes!!

Babygirl1 and hubby

Babygirl2, BBoy and son (I need a nickname for my new grandson!).

Me and my Mister;)

After a good, filling dinner it was time to sing happy birthday to my pretty girl!

My girl Loathes the singing part but didn't mind dessert:)

We really had a good time. In 2 short months, babygirl2 will be married and will be Bboy's wife. It's so hard to believe that my feisty, gutsy, beautiful, intelligent baby is old enough to be a wife. Where did the time go?? I feel good that I can look back and not wish I had more time when she was young. I enjoy my babygirls and my buddy in their youngness.

The family and my kids' Dad. Look how buddy towers over his Dad!!

The kids and me!

I am grateful for my fabulous kids! It wasn't always easy or fun but, so very worth it!!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

I'm a redhead!

I so needed a change in my life. Feeling overwhelmed, and a little restless I decided to do this:

I LOVE it. Just what I needed to get through these next 2 months.
Oh, and this is what happen when my Mister saw me...

Oh Yea;)

Yesterday, Babygirl2 turned 22!! I will write a post on that later.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Busy! Very Busy

Life is sooooooooooooooo busy now with work and Babygirl2 upcoming wedding.

in spite of the craziness, I manage to make it to a friends last night to watch some fireworks. My mister joined me along with his little dude. We had a fabulous time. it was most fun to watch little dude's face during the fireworks. It was a kick.

Happy Sunday everyone.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Scholarship for Babygirl2 and a mini Family reunion

Babygirl2 was awarded The Sean Brunske Economics Scholarship and she was invited to attend a reception in honor of this scholarship. Three other students received this same scholarship.

I am so proud of Babygirl2. It's not been an easy road for her and this honor, her achievement is so awesome. Of all my kids, she has the biggest brains. She also is witty, funny and gorgeous.

Babygirl2 use to tell me that I was too hard on her and that I thought she was much smarter than she really is. Remember when your Mom said stuff to you and you thought she was crazy only to realize later in life that she was right?

I think Babygirl2 realizes I was right:)

Saturday June 13

My Bigbro M and family flew in from Minnesota on Thursday for 4 short days. He has a new GREAT grand baby! He is the oldest and there are 7 of us in total (I'm the baby and yes I probably do still act like the baby!)but still! How we get this old?!?

I manage to get 5 out of 7 of us together. Two brothers couldn't make it.
We met at LaBella pizza for some catching up and some awesome pizza!

This place has been here for 54 years. I use to come here after football games and whenever I wanted great pizza.

Our guest of honor

Pictures before gluttony:

And after:

The siblings. The one with the white mustache is BigBro M.

My Fam!

My Sis and me!

Me and BigBroM

My awesome Kids! Look how ginormous buddy is next to his sisters!

What an awesome day!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Engagement Pictures

No, I am not engaged but babygirl2 is and we got her engagement pictures back just the other day. Unfortunately, the photographers' site does not allow me to download the pictures to my computer. But, being the smart woman that I am, I took a photo of the photo. Pretty cleaver huh?!

Overall, I was not that impressed with the pictures but enough are good that it works out okay. The wedding is coming faster then I can make money! EEK!!!!!!!!

Babygirl2 was awarded a scholarship from the Economics department and they are having a reception today to present it to her. I'm so proud of my babygirl! Pictures will certainly follow!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Six unimportant things that make me happy

I was tagged a few days ago (sorry Danica) to blog about six unimportant things about me that make me happy so here I go....

1. When I come home, my dog Sophie *smiles* at me. Damn cute!

2. Costa Rican coffee brewed by myself

3. Watching Sex and the City from season 1 all the way to season 6.

4. How babygirl1 and Buddy call me MaMa and babygirl2 calls me Mommy.

5. Playing Wii tanks

6. Lying in my Mister's arms.

Me in sort of a nutshell. Really, the great things in life are the little things.

I am tagging:

1. Life is a cruise

2. LindaLou

3. Postcards from the edge

Have fun Ladies:)

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Beach getaway

I went to Laguna beach last Sunday with my Mister. We stayed at Casa laguna Inn and Spa. This was my third visit, our second. Remember, we went in March?

I LOVE this place! Romantic and cozy. The staff is awesome and the breakfast is exceptional. Exactly what I needed.
We explored the grounds a little more this time. I was soooo pissed because I forgot the camera! Travel girl is losing it;(

We ate dinner at a place called The Beach House. It sits on the beach (DUH!)and we had a wonderful table overlooking the ocean.
Mister got the Maine lobster and it was excellent. I tried lobster thermador for the first time and was pleasantly surprised.

After a restful night sleep lulled by the ocean we ate a fabulous breakfast and hit the road. We drove along the coast and ended up in Newport beach. Walking barefoot in the sand and chatting about our kids, our future was a nice close to our fabulous 24 hours.

I just wish I had brought the f*&king camera. I much better with pictures then words;)

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Even in The New York Times

I could hardly belive my eyes when I scrolled down to the OPED section of the NYtimes and found this OPED

May 30, 2009
Op-Ed Columnist
Jon & Kate Begin to Grate
Back before the turn of the millennium, my husband and I wrote a book that contained a lot of lists of the best and worst of the last thousand years. Our friend Alfred Gingold contributed “Ten Worst Ideas of the Millennium,” which included flagellants, foot binding, wine in a box, trench warfare and French mime.

I was thinking about that list the other day when I was reading about the crisis on the set of “Jon & Kate Plus Eight.” This is, of course, the reality series about the Gosselins, who used fertility treatments to conceive twins, and then sextuplets. After four televised years of birthday parties and projectile vomiting during flu season, Jon & Kate’s marriage appears to have hit the rocks of tabloid hell.

And in the process, although we are only nine years into the 21st century, I believe we have already discovered two of the new millennium’s 10 worst ideas:

Fertility treatments that produce enough babies to field an entire team for any sport except tennis.

Reality shows about the day-to-day lives of any family that is not headed by an aging rock star.

“One day my kids are gonna Google me,” moaned Jon, who was caught frolicking with a 23-year-old teacher while Kate was off on a book tour. After weeks of headlines in supermarket magazines, the Gosselins were back on TV this week for the opening of Season Five (Theme: Sextuplets Turn 5, Jon and Kate Aren’t Speaking). It drew a stratospheric cable audience of 9.8 million viewers — approximately five times the ratings for “Mad Men.”

This is a tradition that stretches back to 1971, when Bill and Pat Loud agreed to let PBS film 300 hours in the life of their “fun family.” By the time the cameras left, the Louds were en route to the cover of Newsweek and Pat had filed for divorce. But Americans have no sense of history and now people are practically begging to be turned into a TV series. A number of the current ones involve very large families — one terrifyingly named “18 Kids and Counting.”

Once science made it so much easier for people to have six, seven, eight babies at a time, it seems right that the world would come up with some occupation that would allow the parents to make a living without leaving the nursery. The Gosselins were reportedly paid at least $50,000 an episode, and the family has moved into a $1.1 million house on 24 acres in Pennsylvania.

I can’t help suspecting that the audience for “Jon & Kate” was initially drawn to the show by the same fascination that compels cable TV to keep producing documentaries about people who weigh 800 pounds. Wow, how does that work out, practically speaking? But reality shows, like any kind of institutionalized gossip, also offer the occasional useful life lessons.

One of the most important is that people who embrace 21st-century public life, whether it is lived on Twitter or TLC, aren’t allowed to complain about the downside. (“I did not sign up for public scrutiny of everything and neither did Kate,” Jon told the TV cameras grumpily and inaccurately.)

Recently, as the marriage continued to fray, Kate’s brother and sister-in-law appeared on CBS’s “The Early Show” to denounce the Gosselins and call for a law against children on reality shows. The kids actually seem well cared for and happy, although you can already imagine how the sextuplets will be tortured in the future by reruns of the potty-training episode. The relatives mainly seemed distressed by a family feud and compelled to work out their angst by going on national TV to denounce people going on national TV.

My favorite angle is the feminist one. When the world first met the Gosselins, Kate was a more-than-full-time-mother and Jon was going off to work every day as an “I.T. analyst.” (This is a position which is actually a very common occupation for men on reality series. Women tend more toward “Pilates instructor.”)

Then Jon, who appears laid back to the point of being comatose, lost his job. Kate, who was a tad obsessive in the house (she once berated her husband for breathing too loud), produced several best-selling books and made so many promotional tours that her husband found himself in the role of the major caregiver.

By the time they started their current season, Jon’s life crisis was a mirror image of the feminine “problem that has no name” that Betty Friedan wrote about in 1963. He complained that he loved his kids but felt trapped. (“It’s not what I chose, you know. It was kind of chosen for me.”) Kate couldn’t understand why he seemed to resent his “duties” when she was out working to support the family. And anyway, he had lots of household help.

There’s much to mull. But at minimum, when a listmaker of the future starts compiling the Ten Worst Multiple-Birth-Reality-Show-Meltdowns-of-the-Millennium, the Gosselins will have found a place in history.

I think I threw up a little in my mouth!

I admit, I did watch the show back when it was cute. Back when I admired this couple (yes, I know they did inflict this on themselves but I never had to struggle to get pregnant so I can't judge). Back when they looked like this:

I grew a little tired of the show early because I couldn't stand Kate. She treated her hubby like a child and I couldn't bare it anymore. Show over!

I knew it was only a matter of time before trouble would surface. You could see it on his face, the disconntent whenever she talk to him. Almost as if the very site of her made him want to throw up a little in his mouth!

Kate is a full blown celebrity now!

What a transformation!

This once anal Mom who once went through her house with a white glove to check for dirt after a maid had just cleaned, is hopping all over the US promoting her book.

And speaking to large crowds about the difficultys in raising multiples.

Life is a tad easier though since TLC came into their lives. They use to live in this:

But now they live here:

Nice Pad!

And then the rumors of Jon having an affair surfaced

And Kate aired their dirty laundry (for a price I'm sure).

Money makes you do crazy things.

And they will make more because people love dirt. Hence, some 5 million viewers tuned in to watch the season premire.

I think I just threw up a little in my mouth!