Monday, November 26, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Another Thanksgiving comes and goes. I was not blogging since I had a heinous sinus infection the week of Thanksgiving which kept me from work and unable to even use my computer.

We spent Thanksgiving (and the weekend) in Altoona, PA with the in laws. It was alot of fun and 9 of Dan's 15 siblings were there with their sig others, kids and spouses. Since the in laws do not have a TV (oh the horror!) we spend alot of time eating my MIL's delicious cooking, playing board games, playing Yahtzee on the laptop (which we brought) and reading. We even ventured out to the mall on Black Friday just to stretch our legs a bit.

On the way back from Altoona we stopped in Mechanicsburg, PA to visit with another of Dan's siblings and his 5 kids (one on the way). Then that night we stopped by his oldest sister's house where we enjoyed another turkey dinner and a great visit with the rest of the siblings - only the oldest brother was missing - or else we would have seen them all at some point during the holiday. It gets tricky when you are one of 16 children...

Last night we had dinner at my mom's and I finally got to see Princess Sofia who has HER FIRST TOOTH!!! YAY!!! Her first toof is breaking through and it makes her adorable smile unbearably cute. She has learned to clap hands when we sing her the Italian folk song Batti Batti Le Mannine (clap, clap your little hands). Between the toof and the clapping I almost lost it - she is soooooo cute!

And so I leave you with another adorable pic of the princess! Buona notte!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

E A G L E S Eagles!

The Eagles cutest little cheerleader!

Me loves!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Allebach Photography

Getting married any time soon? I absolutely 100% enthusiatically recommend my wedding photographers. Mike and Rachel at Allebach Photography are amazing. We just got the CD of our pictures and we love them all. Below is just a sampling of the 700+ pictures. Seriously, if you can book them do it. Their packages go on sale after Thanksgiving through Dec 31 which is when we booked last year. Worth every penny!

There is no better feeling then seeing you and the ones you love look so beautiful on such an important day.

I cannot wait to get my album!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

100 posts - parlez vous francais?

Yay 100 posts - how exciting.
Here is something special to celebrate with.
Regardez s'il vous plait.

Bonne journee mes cheres!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


I am sure you are having Sofia withdrawl so here you are - more pics of my little activist niece.

Cute as a button and cuter every day!

I was cleaning out some drawers yesterday and I came across some funny pictures of me and my brother from when we were little. I don't have a scanner so these pics of pics will have to do.

Me and my brother on the day of my first Holy Communion. Look at how tiny my brother is! Note the 3 piece suit. It is crazy that he has a little baby himself!
Here is another

This was taken on my way to a baton twirling competition. Yes, I used to twirl batons competitively. Needless to say I was not very good - it's not like I was going to be performing in any pagents any time soon. I think I was yelling at my mom/dad(?) who was taking the picture. My baby brother had just woken up from a nap. I love that my socks are not symetrical and what you can't see is that I have a TON of make up on. Good times.

I leave you with a picture of me and the Mr this Halloween
The beer wench and her beer. Needless to say my hubby won first place in the beer pong tournament. Yes, I said beer pong. Yes, we are too old for that. Please let my husband know.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

I have been tagged!

I have been tagged by my fantastica blogger friend A Novelist. The rules are below. After my facts will be the names of people I have tagged.

Here goes.

A. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning.

B. Each player lists 6 facts/habits about themselves.

C. At the end of the post, the player then tags people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

1. Yellow mustard is my enemy. I hate hate hate it more than anything on earth. If you don't believe me try eating something with yellow mustard in it in my vicinity and see what I do.

2. There is an exception to the above fact. McDonald's cheeseburgers. And this is only because I can't really see the mustard in there.

3. I love to go to Urban Outfitters in different cities and see if I can find jeans on sale. So far I have gotten awesome jeans at the Urban Outfitters on the Upper West Side in Manhattan, Tuscon, San Fransisco, Washington DC (Gallery Place) and Philadelphia (Rittenhouse Square). I have never paid more than $19.99 for a pair of these jeans. The ones I found in San Fran were only $9.99 when the cashier rang them up. Score!!!

4. The first night I met my husband he asked me to dance and I turned him down (we were at a wedding). A little while later he asked me to dance again and I turned him down a second time. At the end of the night he asked me to dance one last time and I said yes...we have been together ever since.

5. My first crush was on a little Indian boy named Sam. He was five. I was four. His family moved back to India and it broke my heart. I refused to go to nursery school for a week because Sam was not there to ride the bus with me.

6. I spent my second birthday in the hospital having major surgery on my bladder. The nurses brought me a b-day cake and all sang happy birthday to me.

OK people

Lisa and Anthony


Dixie Chick

Tag! You are it!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Never too young to make a difference!

When my beautiful niece, Princess Sofia, was born I bought her a t-shirt from my favorite charity - the African Well Fund. Here she is modelling the shirt...I cannot believe it fits her already - my how time flies. Isn't she the cutest?

You know you want to buy the little baby in your life one just like it. All proceeds go to building clean water projects in Africa so click on the link above and get yourself a shirt!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Brown Bear Brown Bear What do you See?

I see someone who is doing everything humanly possible NOT to write her paper which is due tomorrow...and she has to work tonight.

Sigh, the ADD is not getting any better. What is worse, my house is in shambles, I am not sleeping at all, I have not been working out. All because I am in denial over a paper. I seriously need to get over myself.

The bright spot in my day was reading Brown Bear, Brown Bear what do you see? by Bill Martine and Eric Carle and then creating brown fuzzy bears with tissue paper today in Toddler Talk. My life is pathetic.

Off to see if I can make some headway before I leave for the restaurant.

A better post later this week - I promise.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

More Halloween cuteness

I love her more each time I see her...she is the perfect ladybug.
We only had a handful of kids last night - my one gripe - the teenage girl - at least 16 yrs old - who looked at the candy I had in the basket - rolled her eyes and said, only Skittles? And then proceeded to take a bag and roll her eyes again. Seriously, if you are bitching about the choice of candy then you are way too old to be trick or treating. I hope the look of disgust on my face transmitted as much - however I am sure it was lost on the self-absorbed little wanna be 16 yr old hoochie.
Sigh, what ever happened to the days of the Great Pumpkin and being so excited and grateful that it was Halloween night?