Saturday, November 20, 2010

Saturday Stuff

It's nap time, which means a little time for me. I probably should be doing laundry or putting it away but that would wake the girls up so I decided against it. (Hey, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!)

Instead, I am making a totally random post about pretty much nothing.

Perhaps I will just talk about some of my favorite things! Then at least it wouldn't be a totally useless reason to post, right? (you agree with me here so say YES!)

Ok, here goes...

I love being a Mommy. Really, it's one of the most satisfying, rewarding things I've ever experienced. Being a Wife has it's shining moments but rarely does my Hubby get excited just because I walked in the room with a suppy cup full of juice! So, number one on my list of favorite things is:

Seeing my Daughters smile!

Ok, this isn't the best of pictures but they were being completely silly & giggling so hard that it was not about getting the perfect picture but more about capturing that moment in time!

In close second and really still in the same category is:
My Daughters hands & feet.

Just look at Abbie's cute little hands as she plays with a favorite toy. She loves to walk around with this silly butterfly, which is actually a bath toy, and wind it up... let it go... wind it up.. let it go.. repeat 200 times!

And don't even get me started on FEET! Oh, I am not grossed out by their little feet at all, I bite them, tickle them, pretty much slobber on them.. all just to hear a few little laughs! 

Last in this category would be: Daddy & His Girls.

Is there anything more precious than the love of your life snuggling with the loves of your life?? I think not!

Ok, moving on to some things that perhaps are my favorite things because they calm me, relax me, get me thru the day and just plain make me smile!

This actually contains a few of my favorite things...
My bed: Yes, it is king size and YES it is the most comfortable bed in the world.
A soft light: ahhh, relaxing.
My bedroom: PEACEFUL!
 My pillows: so soft & cuddly.
 A good book: more on this later but oh how I love me some books!  


and not just any coffee really. Coffee from my Keurig coffee maker which incidentally makes such a good cup of coffee who needs to buy it? (ok, I admit I do buy a cup here and there but for the sake of this post, my Keurig really DOES make good coffee!).

I love Cinnamon Roll coffee with Splenda & a hint of creamer and its even better in my insulated cup with a pink hot hand thingy (what are they called?). YUMMY!!

No really, I think I have an addiction.
As you may or may not notice.. depending on how much you read, my book choices are almost always YA Authors. (If you don't know what that means it's simply Young Adult). I could grab a book and get lost for hours and hours. I prefer them over tv, I prefer them over the computer (most days!) and I prefer them 99% of the time as my hobby. There is nothing greater than getting lost in a fabulous book!

and lastly... My Camera
Oh, how much do I love my camera?? I love it so much that I walked around the house taking these random photos to make up my Silly Saturday Stuff post! It's one of my best investments ever and with 2 beautiful little girls, it's already worth its weight in gold.

So, there you have it... a few of my favorite things, at least for this week!

Won't you join in & tell me some of YOUR favorites?
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Friday, November 19, 2010

Your Three Words

Visit Jenni & join in on the Y3W blog hop!

Look Out Lancaster!!!

My Mom, My Sister, My Sister-In-Law and I are heading to Lancaster this weekend to do some shopping, have some girl time and just enjoy ourselves! We are picking up my Mom's Best Friend, Val who lives in Pa and makes the trip down for Thanksgiving every weekend. I can hardly wait to hit the outlets, spend some money & find some great bargains! I've already started SOME Christmas shopping but I'm hoping to get more of it done. What is even sweeter is that all the Dad's are keeping the kiddos so it's truly "Mommy's Day Out" for all of us! (Well, except my Mom & her BFF but hey.. they love us!). Not that I don't love spending time with my girls but they aren't quite at the I love shopping stage, so it's not fun dragging them from store to store when they would much rather be home watching Toy Story 3 with Daddy (that's the bribe for the weekend, haha!).

Anyways, so super excited! So, here we come Lancaster!!!


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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Stylish Blogger Award

Special thanks to Frugal Invitation for nominating me for this award!
 Thank you so very very much! You really made my day.

Rules for accepting this award are:
1. Thank & link back to the person who awarded you this.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pay it forward to 5 recently discovered great bloggers.
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their award.

7 (random) things about myself:
1) I like sports - Phillies Baseball, Flyers Hockey & Dallas Cowboys Football.
2) I have a younger brother & younger sister.
3) I work in insurance - yes, I am the one you call to complain because your rates increased. :(
4) Reading is my passion. I LOVE BOOKS!!!
5) One of my most favorite places on earth is Lancaster, Pa.
6) I am totally addicted to the show Vampire Diaries. (don't judge me!)
7) I looooooove Christmas music!

The following are the blogs I would like to pay it forward to:

Happy Blogging!!!

Wordish Wednesday - Cupcake

My Lil' Cupcake

I can hardly believe that little one is going to be 2 years old next month!
When did that happen??
She is blossoming into quite the lady. She is completely obsessed with Barney and is just about potty trained! (Woohoo!!) She recently moved into the 2's room at daycare and tells me daily that she 'loves her friends'. She is too cute for words, as you can tell and I love her to pieces!!


I am going to take the girls for Christmas pictures this afternoon at Kiddie Kandids. Everyone cross your fingers they smile, cooperate and we don't encounter any melt downs!! I love Kiddie Kandids - they have done all of the pictures for the girls & do such a great job with them. The girls always respond well to the photographer and I get fabulous pictures. Let's hope today is a success!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sunday Citar

Welcome to Sunday Citar! This blog quote meme was created by Tabitha @ FreshMommy. You can stop by her blog to see the quotes and photos that she and everyone else is loving right now.

Jaelyn & Aunt Brenda

"Every leaf speaks bliss to me falling from the Autumn tree."
Emily Bronte

I've never enjoyed watching my girls play more than I did yesterday with my best friend. They threw leaves at each other, buried themselves and giggled the entire time. It's no doubt that I love her since she's been an important part of my life since high school. Now, seeing her with my daughters is amazing and the memories are something I will never forget. Thankfully, I grabbed my camera to take pictures so they will never forget either!

Happy Sunday!