Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Toot your own horn.

When I was in junior high school I played the flute.   It wasn't the instrument I wanted.   When we were testing instruments I was dying to learn the saxophone or drums.   Instead, I was told I had a flutist mouth and was given the flute.    

To say the least...that didn't end well.   After a few years in junior high I went into sports and the flute upstairs is probably upstairs collecting dust!  

I saw a b foot flute case at WWBW the other day and it was so tiny and cute!   Made me think about getting my old flute and seeing if I remember anything!

Reconnected and it feels so good...

So when I had my pacemaker replaced I got hooked up with a handful of percoset.   That medication can make you do crazy things.    And wouldn't you know I did.  

I reached out to my grandmother that I haven't talked to since I told her I was gay!   That was nearly 9 years ago.

She was very loving on the phone and wanted to hear about myself and my kids.   No talk of Margot or my significant other.    That's alright though.

Yesterday, I went to the mailbox to find that she had sent my kids amazing valentine's day gifts.   It was heartwarming and quite honestly made me really miss having family that cared.

I'm glad I reached out to her --- even if it wasn't under the best of circumstances.   Maybe some day my kids will get to meet her too.

Monday, January 06, 2014

Come on weekend!

Friday I will be taking the girls to the hockey game in Erie, PA.   We are renting a hotel and will attend Friday and Saturdays game.   I'm so excited because not only are these going to be good games but Emmy will get to see her big sister on the CU hockey team play!   She's been hurt most of the season.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Boom chicka boom boom!

I love karaoke!   In fact, it's been years since we had a good dance/sing party!

I've had my eye on vocopro mixers and now that Christmas is right around the corner - I've put them on my Christmas wish list!

Let the good times roll.   Nothing says a great party like karaoke!!

Busy and busty...

Our life has been CRAZY!!   The holidays have really crept up on us and I can't believe that it's 2 weeks away from Christmas!

Graem has been busy with soccer.   Emmy is quite the hockey star.   Keane is running all over the place.   WE are all trying to keep him out of trouble!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


Margot's annual ASLA conference is in Boston.   What a great place for the family to get-away too!   We are leaving tomorrow and traveling and staying at the Westin.   Can I just say how much I LOVE THE WESTIN?!

I plan on taking the kids to the aquarium Friday and then the girls to the Cornell vs. Harvard Women's Hockey game Friday night.   I think they will have a great time!

Saturday I'm meeting up with a friend and we are going to hit the zoo!  

Sunday will be a travel day and we'll hopefully be ready for work and school Monday morning.   Doubtful.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Yep, I'm alive.

It has been a long time since I've posted on this blog.   What can I say...I suck.

Anyway, I'm trying to check in more often.   This used to be a great way to keep track of the kids milestones and with us being so busy with three kids and going back to work - I'm afraid Emmy and Keane won't have much!

In other news - We have booked our tickets to go to Disney World!!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Sweet tea!

We just got back from North Carolina and my favorite part (aside from seeing relatives) is the sweet tea!!    I was told that you have to buy Luzianne tea and then mix the sugar in when it's still hot.   I've never done tea brewing so this concept is still new to me.

I prefer both sweet and unsweet tea and this summer if I want to keep the pounds down it might make sense to go with non-sweetened!

Everyone is getting older...

Thursday I go for Emmy's kindergarten meeting.   It's hard to believe that my kids are getting so big.   Graem is half way through her elementary experience.    UGH.   Slow down.  

I have enrolled the kids in three camps this summer and Keane is due to start daycare in the fall.    I'm excited for him ... but also ready to go back to work.  

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Keep an eye out...

We keep getting notices of a predator that keeps trolling our area and asking kids to approach the car.   We have had the conversation with the kids about saying "no".   However, I'm know how kids are and ours are super friendly.   I need to make sure they are protected and stay safe.

I looked up where can you buy pepper spray and it's harder than you think!   I couldn't find a place locally so I had to purchase some online.   

Almost done...

I painted the kitchen and dining room.   Tonight we are going to do the backsplash tile.   We weregoing to go with glass tile but instead we decided to do stainless steel.   I think it will be really nice once we finally have it done!