Thursday, December 31, 2009


Guess who didn't take photos on Christmas ... yup, that would be me. I was too busy filming with the video recorder, I forgot about the camera. Oh well, at least it was document.

Today is NYE and I won't be doing anything fun. I have to work in the morning so I'll be in bed by 10:00. I'm so lame. I promise myself that next year I will not work Christmas or New Year's Day. I'll see if I can talk Ian in to taking off the time as well.

So, this is embarrassing. My new year's resolutions for last year were to loose weight and have an orgasm everyday. I'm sure you think that's lame, but it isn't. Husbands and wives need to be together more. Maybe some of you have time to be intimate, but I/we don't. I'm not embarrassed to say that if we can do it once a week, I'm surprised. It's so damn hard! I hate that Ian and I don't have the relationship we used to have. I can't imagine that anyone has the same relationship they had when they were childless and new wed. Ah, those were the good ol' days. Now I have kids who come knock on my door while Ian and I are, ahem, "occupied", saying, "What are you guys doing in there ..." ... "come out, I need to talk to you".

Oh lordy.

Anyway, this year my only goal is to loose weight. Laura, Ashlee and my co-worker are joining weight watchers. If anyone wants to come along, you're more than welcome. I would LOVE to get to 150lbs. I don't know if it's even possible. I love food so much. It also means I have to stop drinking because of the empty calories. Totally sucks. I'll have to 'celebrate' every 8 weeks or so.

I'd love to travel in the new year, but I'm not sure that will happen. Ian and I are saving for my 'mommy makeover'. We're saving money AND pto from work. I always struggle with travel, too. Should I take the kids or not? I hate that I feel guilty if I don't bring them with, but then when I do, I don't enjoy myself. *sigh*

So, no photos this post ... just rambling.


Monday, December 14, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009

Halloween Pics!

Ian was a pirate, I was a witch, Lydia was a vampire, Lily was a dark fairy, and the boys were Nemo and Squirt. I don't remember which was which ... oh, wait, Duncan was Nemo and Arik was Squirt. We went to Rosemary's because Lily was trick or treating there with their family. We also stopped at my parents house for a photo op. We came back home and I took Lydia on the street, came home then Ian took her out for a few more houses. We didn't take the boys because they were very, very sad. It wouldn't have been worth it. Still too young, I guess. We'll try again next year.


We went to Cornbelly's at Thanksgiving Point. We took the boys and Lydia and met up with my friend Kami. It was a lot of fun! I'm glad we had discount coupons and a free entrance for Lydia. It only cost us 12.00 or something to get in. If we had to pay full price it would have been like 30.00 or something ... that's pretty steep.

There's a lot of fun things to do there. The boys loved playing on the wooden train. We walked through 'the creature' which scared Lydia and the boys temendously ... don't recommend that for little kids. We went on a little train ride and also went in these pedal go cart things. Super fun! We'll definitely go again next year.

Lily's 10th Birthday

Lily celebrated her 10th birthday with friend party on Saturday, October 24th. We had 8 girls, plus Lily. Her friends, Aja, Averie, Sage, Alexa, Danielle, Chloe, Talia, and Cari.

Anyway, we met at our house at 3:30pm, then we went to Classic Skating in Sandy. It was $120.00 for 9 girls, then Lydia and me. We had unlimited soda, got ice cream, and a pizza. We also got like 100 tokes or something. Lily also got to spin a wheel of prizes and enter some sort of money tornado. It was a dream come true for her! I thought it was a bargain because I didn't have to clean up or feed anyone.

When Lily has a 'friend' party she doesn't get any additional birthday presents from us. She was thoroughly taken care of by her friends, Grandma Rose, my parents and rest of the family.

Afterwards, we came home and watch a spooky Halloween movie. It was The Watcher in the Woods. I loved this movie as a kid and it was neat to introduce it to the girls. ha ha ha... I hope they liked it, I could hear screaming from the theatre room. I think it was mostly the music and theme-ing, really.

Make sure you look at all the photos!

I love you, Lily.