Friday, March 30, 2007


Sunday, March 25, 2007

Cool Presents!

First, I want to apologize for not blogging much lately. I've just been too busy! I read as much as possible but don't always comment. Sorry!

Last night I came home from a 6-day (New York - Paris - Cincinnati -Paris - New York) trip. It felt like I was gone forever...Anyway, when I got home I was "surprised" by a birthday party. Here are the guests:

Before I even got my suitcase out of the car, Bob was telling me there was a birthday cake for me in the basement. He also told me there was only 1 cherry on top and I got to have it because it was my birthday. The other kids were trying to get him to be quiet, but Bob's not very good with keeping secrets. Especially from his mom who's been gone 6 days...

The pictures in this post were taken with my 'most-excellent' birthday present, a new camera. It's a Canon Rebel XTi. (Okay, maybe I hinted a bit that I wanted one.)

This morning we woke up to this winter wonderland:

What the hell! It's March 25th! We are done with winter and ready for spring!

Luckily, it warmed up and most of this new snow is already gone. I took the kids out to lunch and to do some shopping. Bob picked out this cool present for his birthday next week, courtesy of Auntie MaryBeth and Uncle Bill:

Bob and I are both happy with our birthday presents!

I'll be out of town again for the next few days so have a great week!

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Winter Break!

The kids and I had this week off so we took a quick trip to Florida. (Cranky is not a big fan of Florida so he stayed home to work and have a little peace and quiet.) My mother lives in The Villages, a golf/retirement development northwest of Orlando. My sister and brother-in-law also live there so it's a fun family visit.

Here are the kids at the pool near my mom's house:

The primary mode of transportation in the Villages is the golf cart. My brother-in-law (Uncle Bill) lets Mary and Raymond drive occasionally, which is a huge hit!

We got home last night. It was raining on the drive from the Boston airport, until the NH border, when everything was white with snow. When we were within 10 minutes of our house, it was snowing as it had been all day. We ended up with one foot of new snow and here's a couple of pictures from this morning of the 'ole homestead:

You can see the snowmobiles on the right side of the picture. We will definitely be out on those today!

The backyard:

Have a great weekend!