Sunday, June 28, 2009

A whirlwind weekend or month

Whew!! We have had a whirlwind of a last few days, or maybe it has been all month.

It started with a date night with hubby on a thursday, dinner and a movie (terminator)...It was his birthday in a few days so I picked a movie I knew he wanted to see. Then friday night we went down to the beach did the boardwalk thing, older kids went to see Ripleys Believe it or not museum. Saturday was a celebration for Hubby's birthday, to make it a little separate from fathers day. We went shopping for him and he picked out a bunch of fun things and then we went out to eat at Chili's. Sunday was father's day and we took both sets of parents out to lunch to honor our fathers. Then we celebrated hubby's father's day afterwards ( and sort or his birthday).

Monday comes and hubby goes to Chicago for three days. He comes back and ends up with major issues at work and works till 3am thurs. (or actually fri) Friday night we hosted a cookout/bonfire. We ended up having 18 people come. It was quite the fun night. Saturday morning we went to see our friend's kids play ball before we headed to Baltimore to see the Orioles play. We didn't get in until 1am. Today we had kids church and we were invited to go to the beach and bbq and fish and hang out. But I think we are going to need to pass. We really wanted to go, but the kids and ourselves are just way too exhausted. Too many late nights and not enough mornings to sleep in. Not with golf, and tennis lessons.

We still have yet a busy week coming up, going down to the beach again to meet up with some friends that we only see once a year. They come down from PA and stay at the beach for a week, so we make sure to see them at least once. I am on call several days for work this week. Then sunday we leave for NYC. This has been a very busy summer so far. I didn't think it was going to be so much go, go, go, go, go. I think Aug. will be much slower....I hope. Although I do enjoy being busy, just not too busy.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all those dads out there!

Also Happy Birthday to my hubby. He has the unfortunate birthday that falls on father's day this year. Not only does he have to share his bday with fathers day, but he has to share it with his dad and my dad too. We will celebrate his birthday next week, I think. A day to make him feel extra special.

Happy Fathers Day and Happy Birthday hubby.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Today I am spending the day running kids to golf lessons and hoping to stay in and do a ton of laundry. The pile resembles that of Mt. Everest, however I think my pile might even beat that big mountain. Too much time spent out of the house, and not enough time at home. The time I have been home I have just collapsed and wanted to do NOTHING.

So we did the golf lesson in the morning for the 2 older kids, I went to the gym while they were there. The 2 younger kids got to play in the kids gym. After lessons we came home and started on the laundry and checking facebook of course. I have until this afternoon, then it will be time for little man's golf lesson. He is so excited he can barely contain himself. Then I need to go and sign him up for tennis. He chose not to do baseball this summer so that he could do tennis this summer. Then it will be home to do more laundry and hopefully not get called in. If I don't get called in to work then we will head to a concert tonight. The family will still go even if I don't get to go. Oh I hope I get to go!

I guess I should stop blogging about what I am going to do and actually go do it. Ha! Now that is a good thought. First I am going to shower and spend some time in God's precious Word. Then back to rebooting the laundry beast.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Busy already

Summer is here and we are in the full swing of it. Well, we are attempting it between all these summer storms we keep having. Lots of rain and thunderstorms. I thought April showers bring May flowers. What do you say when May and June has just as much rain as April?

We have already christened the pool, attempted a pool party (rained so we just had the kids over and watched Mall Cop), starting with golf lessons tomorrow. The kids have had a full onslaught water balloon fight with the babysitter. It was such a good fight, even when I came home from work, the babysitter wasn't ready to leave and the kids continued for another 30 minutes. I love having a babysitter that the kids absolutely love. I came home and babygirl was crying no mommy, and saying she wanted babysitter to come everyday. We also have attend a couple of graduation parties (we have a total of 5).

It's been fun so far with much more to come. Next up is....after golf lessons in the morning then on to a movie birthday party (the whole family will go minus hubby. Hubby will be in Chicago) more graduation parties, tennis next week, a date night for hubby and I, and a day/night to the beach.

I just love summer activities!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


I have reached another milestone. Albeit a small one, I still consider it a milestone.

I have lost another 2 pound for a total of 15 pounds so far. WooHoo!!!

I kind of took a month off of intense workouts and eating right. With that I was able to maintain my weight. I still worked out. It was just more like 2 times a week versus 5-6 times. I still attempted to eat right, I just cheated a lot more. So all in all, I am pleased that I at least maintain and didn't gain back what I originally had lost. Whew!!! That would be rotten to have to lose that weight all over again. Once was bad enought but twice, yikes!!

I have had several sessions with the personal trainer. Whew!! He certainly does kick my butt. My arms feel like they are sore 24/7. I kept asking him yesterday "You sure I signed up for this? That I am PAYING you to torture me?" He kept reassuring me that yes it was my idea. UGH!!! The price I am paying for vanity (and for health too, having to lose 30-35 pounds does make me unhealthy)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Something to dwell on

Here is something I am thinking about today.

Our God is an Awesome God!

Just reflecting on His majesty, His sovereignty, His holiness. And yet He wants a relationship with little 'ole me. Powerful!

Monday, June 1, 2009

June is here

I can't believe June is here. Woohoo!!!

Two of my four kids are out of school. My older 2 have only half days left, and will finish this friday. I am sooooo glad.

I have started the younger 2 on, the summer chore and reading schedule. They get to pick their favorite chore, and they must do it everyday monday through friday. My youngest son picked unloading the dishwasher, so at least once a day he needs to make sure he unloads the dishwasher and puts everything away. Babygirl is still thinking, so until she makes up her mind, I get to assign the chore. Widget claimed cleaning the living room, and oldest son claimed cleaning the boys bathroom ( I am lovin that child!!!!!). LOL. The older 2 kids have until next monday before they have to start on the summer schedule.

They are also required, by mom, to read at least 30 minutes a day. No reading, no computer. No if ands or buts about it. MOM'S LAW!! Sometimes, I will allow them to work in grade appropriate workbooks for 30 minutes instead of reading. I get them at Sam's club for the grade they are going into. Youngest son will get a 2nd grade book, which has math and reading,and handwriting and something else (no science or history stuff). Babygirl will get a kindergarten book that has matching and letter writing, and which one doesn't belong. I think the books go up to 6th grade, so widget can get one too. But oldest son will just have to read. He has to do 3 book reports over the summer for school anyways.

Those are our 2 staples for summer. A chore a day and 30 minutes of reading. Then the rest of the day is pretty much theirs to play and have fun!!!!

Here's to the summer schedule....sort of.....