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Monday, July 27, 2009

Camp Pics!!

We are HOME!! We had a great time... it was much colder in NY then in NC. The first few days it was actually so cold we could see our breathe at times. It did start to warm up though.
We started out right after work on Friday and headed to Long Island to see Grandma and Grandpa!! Then we headed up North for some fun in the Mountains!! We love the Mountain Air and the crystal clear Lakes.

Here we are getting ready to go!! Yeah!!!

Picking blueberries from Grandpa's Garden!!

Although we miss Shea... Citi-Field was a sight to see!!

Gotta love the METS!!!

Beach Time for Brothers!!
Quiet time at the beach.

A little Candy Bar Bingo at the Rec Hall!!

Gorgeous Sunbathers!!

Fun, Fun, Fun

A little 4-wheelin anyone??

Some games at the Lodge with Aunt Kimmy

Tennis with Mom!!

C caught a fish... but didn't know how to take it off... Thanks Aunt Kimmy!!

All the kids on the fishin dock

Here is our camp... we rented it and it was located right next to my sister!! We had a great time!! The boys loved the freedom of running in the wild at all hours of the day and night. There wasn't many boundaries and they could just relax at the lodge, swim at the beach, fish, play at the playground, or just hit the trailer for some movie time. We had our fair share of smores, camp fires and enough soda and snacks to last a long, long time. We can't wait to go back next year!!! Another year older and more fun to be had!!

Friday, July 17, 2009


We are at camp... it is the most glorious time. I have my sister and my nieces and nephews, my children and my parents!! We are enjoying the Adirondack Air, the smell of the camp fire and eating anything you can grill...
Yes, my "diet" is taking a hit, but I have been walking, swimming, playing tennis with L and all around running after the kids. I try to get up and going at least a few times a day, but am so not worried about it. This is vacation and what is vacation without a few Mike's Hard Lemonades, a beer or two, or a glass of wine. I am enjoying everything about it this year.
So, I will post some photos as soon as possible and let you see everything!! Have a great weekend!!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A Day Like Any Day...

I am sitting here looking at my toes... I love my toes!! I got a pedicure today at the nail place in Walmart!! YEAH!! I wish I had my camera.. Beth, Tracy & I went and it took forever!!! At one point I thought Tracy was going to fall asleep in her chair waiting for the lady to get to her. It was hard to talk to one another because they have the chairs set so that 2 are close, then a space and then 2 more, etc... well it made for uncomfortable talking... Plus, the whole Michael Jackson thing was on the big screen TV... but none of us knew what was going on and kept asking each other questions... the lady kept answering them for us... She was a wealth of Michael Jackson Information... Poor Thing!!! I am just glad we got it done before I went up to Camp with Kimberly. Got to have them stylin toes ya know... I am getting anxious and excited. I hate packing, driving & most of all leaving after I get there. I love my home, I love my friends, I love where I live... but being away from family is hard. Especially when we get 2 weeks of fun time... you forget what everyday daily life entails... and you want to stay longer. I will begin to miss Glenn and we will hopefully get to visit his Mom on our way home... It will be a busy 2 weeks I think :)

Tomorrow I take the daycare kids & Ryan to the Lake for the morning... I think they will like it. We go to the pool a lot and they love it, but after a while it gets boring. If kids show up to play with them they love it and don't want to leave, but if not, then it is a constant... When are we leaving Shell??? I think this will be a nice distraction and it goes nicely with our Water Themed Week... I am also getting Ryan ready for our time at the Lake!! Now I need to go get all the stuff ready so we can get out the door by 9:30 tomorrow morning... I know I'll be ready, will the parents have the kids here on time?? We shall see :)!!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Weigh In

OMG... I can't believe I forgot to post about my weigh in... this week I came in at 153 lbs...

I was very happy and can see the difference in my cloth's fitting better and just the overall look of me... I am excited!!
I don't know if you can tell, but I feel like I have lost quite a bit of weight in my face... I still have that double chin, (neck) but that is something that runs in the family and I just hope if I lose more it will be a little better... but I may have to live with that. I think I can, if it gets a little better!! Which it should... So, I need to keep on track for when I am away for vacation. I am going to the Adirondack Mts. with the boys, where we camp with my sister for 2 weeks. I am very excited, but need to stay on track with my diet.

Field Trip Friday!!

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We went on a Friday Field Trip... To The Lazy 5 Ranch and the kids really enjoyed themselves. They didn't like the fact that I wouldn't buy them soda after lunch, but other than that we had a good time.

Why do kids do that?? I wonder sometimes... we have a great time, we had lunch, with Juice Boxes, and I know they weren't dying of dehydration. Yet, because I said no... we had to fuss the rest of the time while looking at the other animals and gardens that the Ranch has to offer. I was mad, embarrassed & wanted to scream. My friends kids were so good, she said No, they fussed, she gave "the look" and that was that... my "the look" didn't work. My boys continued to pout until we left. ARGHH!! Oh well... that's parenting huh!!!

We get ready for Religion Camp, not VBS, but a week long intense summer camp that the kids attend instead of going to Church School once a week during the school year. I bring the little one each Sunday, but I couldn't get the other 3 boys into a class at the same time, and I am sorry I didn't want to go back and forth to 3 different time's all day Sunday... or during the week. So, we opted for the camp... it is fun, tiring, and done in a week. Which is good and bad. I like that the boys get to go once a week during the school year, I think they retain more of what they learn. But, with 4 kids, the daycare, tutoring, karate & each child in a different time frame or day... not gonna happen. It tires me out just thinking about it.

Next week we will be running boys to camp, having daycare, and packing for our summer trip to the Adirondack Mts. It will be a fun week!!! Hopefully I will find time to take some pictures...