Friday, December 11, 2009


Things have been so busy this last month! I desperately need to catch up on the blogging but in the meantime here is a pic of little girl with her Uncle at Thanksgiving. We went up to Boston again this year as my brother hosted the holiday. We had a lovely time! I will do the official Thanksgiving post shortly but in the meantime here is a pic of my little obsession for your viewing pleasure! Isn't she getting so big? I just can't believe it, I swear she doubles in size every night when I go to get her in the morning she looks so big! The poor little girl was so sick while we were there, but yet she still manages to ham it up for the camera...wonder where she got that from????

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Husband!

I just love this picture and I had to share it! It is one of my favorite pictures of him when he was little. Look at those cheeks, that bib and that blond hair! Oh I just love him, so cute!

Hope you had a wonderful day, I know we did! Love you!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Just in case...

anyone is looking to cross me off their Christmas gift list early go ahead and put me down for one of these cupcake cars!

I saw them in the Neiman's catalogue and thought I had died and gone to heaven! Now if only they made them with edible frosting so you could eat while you cruise...I'll take mine with white cake & white buttercream frosting please!

Monday, November 2, 2009

An Egyptian Murder Mystery!

On Halloween one of our good friends, Lord Witherspoon (aka Brian) turned 30 so his cute wife, Lady Witherspoon (aka Christine) threw him a murder mystery birthday bash!  It was a ball!  

The party was set in the 1920s and everyone had a part and a secret.  Jewels and mummies were stolen along with a gruesome murder committed and we spent the night trying to figure out who was being blackmailed, smuggling Opium (ya that turned out to be my husband) and who done it.  The best part was that Lady Witherspoon had rented out a spooky cabin in the woods to have the party.  Seriously, I went to the bathroom and I totally could have been bumped off and no one would have been the wiser.  It was the perfect location!

Here is Captain Andrean and myself all decked out in our Egyptian gear.  We ran a Cruise ship that sailed the Nile...all the more fitting to be an Egyptian Princess and Pharaoh!  

I totally got my craft on and sewed these really was fun!  I must say the husband was such a good sport to wear my creation.  I can just hear Heidi Klum saying in her little German accent: "this looks a little home sewn"

Here are the jewels and part of explorer Lord Witherspoon's archaeological find!

Here I am with our host and hostess.  Thank you again for a lovely evening, we had a blast!  Happy Birthday Brian!

Oh and for anyone wondering, aside from the Opium thing...we were innocent! 

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Hapbeeeee Halloween!

Little girl loved dressing up in her bumble bee costume, but as the photo shoot went on...well you can see the digression in the photos!

I love flying around the room like a bee!

Still having fun but getting a little sweaty in all this tutu...

Ok, Mom, I think I am ready to be unstrapped from these wings...

So happy to be out of my costume! (is it just me or does she totally have guns in this photo?!)

Hope you all have honey of a Halloween!

Monday, October 26, 2009

2,555 Days of Wedded Bliss

So today is our 7 year anniversary, WOW, I can't believe it. For some reason 7 just sounds big to me. Or maybe it is all that we have been through together up until this point, 7 jobs between the two of us, living in 4 different cities from coast to coast which by default included 4 moves (yuck), 2 houses one of which took us 1 1/2 years to sell, trips all over the world including MANY to Disney of course, law school, IVF and finally our sweet little Gwyn...and that is just the reader's digest version. I can only imagine what is to come next and I wouldn't want to do it with anyone else in the world. E you are my best friend in the whole world and my perfect match. In the words of the Beach Boys....God only knows what I'd be without you! I love you the most!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Apple Festival

Despite what you may think there are definite perks to living in Central Pennsylvania and a quaint hometown apple festival is one of them. Sister was in town two weekends ago (little behind on the posting since sister had all the pics, thanks again since my camera died!) on her way back to Boston from visiting the hubby in Indy...yes they are living apart for a year while she finishes her residency in Beantown. We feel so sad for her but are so happy to see her as she passes through from time to time!

We embarked on our adventure into no man's land (really and truly) and attended the annual Apple Festival in the middle of a privately owned orchard. What a ball! It was filled with delicious homemade apple treats and delightful little treasures from the locals. We loved every minute of it. Here are some pics from our trip!

A local Bluegrass band played and it was lovely! Notice all the "old folk" sitting in for the entertainment.

Pennsylvania is famous for their railroads, here is one of the antique trains for display.

Wild Bills was an old fashioned soda bar. If you look closely you can see barrels of homemade old fashioned soda that you just buy a mug for and fill up all day. Too cute!

Ok, we were totally out of the festival and noticed the cut outs that we missed...needless to say we HAD to go back to take some photos. We are such SUCKERS for the cut outs!

Here is little one peeking through the apple, I just want to smooch her face off!!

Sister as the scarecrow

Yes, I had to have my picture taken too!

Had to make a pit stop for little one....still getting used to that :) Although I would say I have mastered the quick diapee change. I think I could win in a race

Here are the orchards, not a very good pic but you get the idea. They covered the rolling hills of PA and the festival was just on the other side of that hill. Very picturesque.

Here is sister with the little one just chilling in the beamer before we took off to the pumpkin patch. It actually turned out to be such a nice sunny day she was a little sweatball in that outfit.

From the festival we took off to one of the local farms to pick up some lovely home grown mums, fresh veggies and homemade peach preserves. I made a peach crisp with mine the next morning and it was to die for! So yummy.
Just outside the country store.

Me and G in the field of mums. They are EVERYWHERE in PA. All from local farms and so thick and full. Sister bought one to take back to Boston since they don't grow them up there like they do here...not to mention you get them for the local price, such a steal!

This is about as far as we got in the corn maze...with G we didn't think getting lost in all the corn would be the best idea :)

Attempting to get her first picture at the pumpkin patch. She is wearing her cute Halloween outfit from it! She was obsessed with something on the ground so she wouldn't look up.

Finally that cute face and *sigh* that double chin...I just love it!

We had a wonderful weekend with sister! Come visit soon we love and miss you!