Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ballerina Girl

Lily is finally a little ballerina girl. She's been wanting to take dance for the past 6 months and we signed up for a Mommy and Me class at Achieve Dance Academy for the fall. It's one class per week for an hour. She wasn't too thrilled with the tumbling part of the class but she loved the last 30 minutes when she got to put on her ballet shoes and dance.

I think we both are having a great time!!


Thursday, August 18, 2011

First Day of School

On August 10, school started and this year we have TWO in school!!

Will is a sophomore and Hayden started kindergarten. Both had great first days. So far so good starting this year!


Monday, August 15, 2011

Slip-N-Slide Fun

We got a Slip-N-Slide this summer and it's been a big hit!! It's the perfect thing to do on a hot summer day.


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Staycation "Vacation"

Anders and I are both on vacation till Monday August 8. HOORAY!!! I'm tired and need a break.

Instead of going out of town we decided to stay home this year. We have things to do here at the house plus we figured we would find plenty of fun things to do here in town.

At dinner one night we made a list of what everyone would like to do. Some things are bowling, movies, swimming, Fired Up pottery studio, school shopping, putt-putt golf, ice cream shop...etc. For staying in town, we have a lot of things on our list.

Off to enjoy our Staycation!!


Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Pre-K Graduation

Hayden had his Pre-K graduation and it was SO cute!!

We had no idea that they would actually be wearing little caps and gowns and be called up to get their graduation diploma. They sang two songs and one had the macarena dance moves along with it. After the "ceremony" they had cake and punch for the graduates and family.

Now Hayden can't wait till August so he can go to Kindergarten.


Friday, May 20, 2011


Sometimes friends know when you need this...

and this...

and a whole lot of this...

I have to say, I think this is the prettiest bouquet of flowers I've ever received. It is BEAUTIFUL, absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!

Kelly, Bev, Amy, Cheryl and Jana...this has brightened my entire week. Thanks for being such thoughtful and kind friends.


Thursday, May 5, 2011


Ok...I thought I would try to add a little humor to the past 10 days of miserable. Couldn't hurt, right??

Off and on, sometimes I get dizzy and feel my one eye twitch but usually it will go away or I think it's the beginning of a migraine and start "operation migraine prevention". Well, last week at work I got this feeling but it was much more intense. I was burning hot and so sweaty and then the darkness feeling came along. Next thing I knew I was on the floor with my old ER co-workers above me. Seems I passed out and hit my head in the process too. Oh Great!!

After being hooked up to every machine I think possible in the ER, passing out again when asked to stand plus vomiting in the CT machine I got the grand pleasure of becoming an inpatient on the 6th. floor for two days. I also go the lovely "Ruby Red Slippers Sign" posted on my door which meant I was a fall risk. So along with being a dizzy patient I now felt like a geriatric patient with the sign on my door.

I got to come home and day one a little better, next day better and on Friday...I felt a lot better. Time to enjoy the Royal Wedding!!

Saturday, with grand plans of scrapbooking and going out to eat, something started to go wrong AGAIN!! I was so dizzy again but this time burning up with a 102 fever. Sunday was a total blur of sweating, chills and dizziness.

Monday I was in with my family doctor and after being used again as a human pin cushion it was determined along with the vertigo I had a severe infection wrecking havoc with my body.

Tuesday and Wednesday came the lovely n/v/d (code for nausea, vomiting and diarrhea) I secretly wished for someone to come and put me out of my misery. I dropped my iphone behind the bed so I couldn't call or text someone to come and do it. I just hoped for some random burgler at that point.

For now I'm on FMLA till 5/16. I have to see an ENT and a physical therapist who specializes in Vertigo and balance issues.

I never really gave vertigo much thought. Years ago I saw the Alfred Hitchcock movie called "Vertigo" and it was creepy. Now that I have it...I still agree...it's creepy!!!


Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal Wedding

Today was the Royal Wedding for William and Kate and I was one of the crazy ones who was up at 4:00 am to watch it live.

I remember seeing Charles and Diana get married 30 years ago. (I'm not stating how old I was as I'd be dating myself but I was little at the time) Myself and my cousin were staying with our grandparents in Vincennes, IN and our grandma woke us up in the middle of the night to watch and then she fixed us a traditional British breakfast. I was totally entranced as I didn't realize that actual Kings and Queens really existed.

Wish I could have been there to see them ride by but at least I can say I've been to London and seen the sights they were showing on tv today.