Opening Day

GO Orioles!

Alyssa went to her first Oriole Game today! It was Opening Day here in Baltimore and the city smelled like hot dogs and traffic was horrible….ahhh Baseball season has started! I was sad I didn’t get to go to her first game, but my sister sent me pictures of Princess all dressed and ready to go! Isn’t she the cutest Oriole Fan!

New Jersey

Pete and I went to New Jersey this weekend.  We have great friends that live in New Jersey and when we visit them we have a fabulous time.  They have the cutest little girl who is so fun to be around.  I love her so much.  The weekend we laid around the house alot and watched some movies and relaxed.  Sometimes you just need a break weekend, one to recharge! 

On Saturday evening we went to eat at a deli names Harold’s.  OMG The sandwiches were HUGE.

 Pastrami Sandwich  Corned beef Sandwich  Pickles from the Pickle bar

  The biggest I have ever seen!  We ate off of them for 3 meals!  The deli gives you as much bread as you want to take home with you, they know you will have leftovers.  They also have a pickle bar with like 20 differant kinds of pickles.  It is crazy!  We also shared one piece of Cheese cake between 4 adults and one child…there was plenty!

Cherry Cheese CakeCherry Cheese Cake

All of the pictures are HERE.

TGIF

I am so happy it is Friday!  Pete and I are going away for the weekend, it was Payday, and my hair looks really good today!  All are three very important things.  LOL 

I love when we go away.  It makes me so happy to have places to go and people to see.  One day when I am rich I plan to just travel around for atleast a year.  Ahhh when am I hitting the lottery again?  Hopefully soon!  LOL 

Paydays are my favorite days.  even when I have to use all the money on bills.  It just makes me happy.  I like paying bills.  I like spending money more, but I feel a real sense of accomplishment when I pay a bill!

Good Hair….Well I have good hair days alot, with my hair it looks decent 95% of the time, but it makes me really happy when it looks exceptional…..like today! 

Princess

The baby is getting so big and so old so fast!  She is already 8 weeks old today!  8 weeks!  She is holding her head up and staying away for long periods of time.  She is moving around so much!  Last night I “babysat” her while Laura painted and I had her all to myself for 3 hours!  It was great.  We napped and watched the Real World Road Rules Challenge.  LOL  I took lots of pictures too.  I will update my flickr tonight.  I am so happy Laura is going back to work.  This means I will be babysitting 4 days a month atleast.  I love her and miss her so much when I don’t see her every other day or so! 

Wedding Bells

I am soo very excited about the wedding.  We (Me, Pete, our friends and co-workers) talk about it daily!  Last night I was on the phone with my friend Kim for about an hour!  She gave me the information to apply their final payment to their cruise!  EKKK!  They are the first paid in full guests.  I feel like I should give them a prize or something.  I am so excited!  This cruise wedding was defiantly the way to go.  All of our really close friends are going to be there.  We have like 30 guests coming and atleast 10 cabins booked!  We are still waiting on 2 or 3 other cabins of people to make up their minds!  This wedding is just going to be perfect!  It is so us!  I love that so many people are coming, it is always a fear that it would have only been us and our parents.  I am also excited about sharing the cruising experience with the people who have never cruised!  Cruises are great vacations and Disney knows how to do them the best!  Atleast the best of all the cruise lines I have been on.  They are my only repeat cruise.  This will be my 4th Disney Cruise!  Pete is excited about his first cruise also!

This weekend we are going to visit Edwin and Kim in New Jersey and I am super excited.  They are our best “Couple Friends”.  We all get along so well.  Ed and Pete were fraternity brothers and are so close.  Soon as Kim and I met we clicked.  I feel like we have been friends forever!  I love when you have connections with people like that.  Like Michele, soon as we became friends it seemed like we have been friends forever and although Shannon and I have only been friends 5 or 6 years it seems like a lifetime!  I am a lucky girl!  I am sure Kim and I will be doing tons of Cruise/Wedding talk this weekend!  I can’t wait.  I think she is as excited as I am!

Not Enough Time in the World

You all know we are going to Disney World for our honeymoon.  I am super excited.  Last night Pete and I were going over our itinerary for our time at the Happiest Place on Earth, and we realized we are just not going to have enough time there.  We will be there from Thursday til Wednesday.  That is 7 days, but with travelling and all we will only  have 5 park touring days.  Now for those of you who have been to Disney World you know that to fully see everything you need atleast 10 days.  I knew planning this that we wouldn’t be able to see it all, but in my head I didn’t realize that 7 days is really 5 days.  I like to have 2 days in the Magic Kingdom and 2 in Epcot and a full day shopping in Downtown Disney as well as a full day at each or the other parks, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios.  This is not even including any water parks or mini golf or Disney Quest!  Pete and I talked about it and we decided we will just go slow and not try to cram everything in, relax!  We are on the Dining Plan, which not only will save us a ton of money but will allow us to eat at some 4 star quality restaurants.  I am excited about having dinner in places you have to dress up.  I know I will love our honeymoon and I will love being able to see Ryleah enjoy her first trip to Disney World, but I wish I had scheduled us a few more days.  Oh Well guess we will need to go back next year!  LOL

 

Letter to Me

I read about this on Michele’s Blog.   

Brad Paisley has a song “Letter to Me”. In the song he talks about what he might write in a letter to his 17 year old self if he could.  What things would I tell a 17 year old me?

5 Things I might tell a 17 year old me if I could.

1. Go to a 4 year College (out of state), who cares about a new car!

2. There are other fish in the sea, it’s alright to love him, but still give others a chance, you will have more fun that way 😉

3. Spend as much time with your mom as you possibly can!

4. He isn’t the good guy you think he is, he will hurt you and others that you care about, run don’t walk away from him!

5. Good credit is really really important.

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New Stuff

This seemed like the week of new stuff around my house.  In addition to the wedding stuff I buy on a regular bases Pete and I got some fun things this past week.

Walt DisneyEnchanted

I got the movie Enchanted and the Soundtrack. The movie is great and I have been listening to the soundtrack non stop on my new…………………..

iPod

 NEW

I also got a great pink iSkin cover.  They are the best covers around for your iPod.  It protects the whole thing including the click wheel.

We got new Luggage.  It has Mickey Mouse all over it.  It is two pieces and a carry on bag.  I got it for a steal and love it sooo much!

New Suit Cases

Pete got a Jawbone bluetooth.  It works really well and is making him happy!  I haven’t got a turn with it yet.  Hopefully soon though!

JawBone

Happy Easter

My First Easter!

This is me on my first Easter in 1979. I found this picture today while I was looking for baby pictures of my sister so everyone could see how much Alyssa looks like her!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter!

Dresses Dresses Everywhere

SO I have found a Bridesmaid dress.  One that I love as well as all four of my girls!  We are having it changed just a bit.  We are adding Tank Top type straps.  This way everyone can wear their regular bras and stuff!  I love think this dress is perfect and cheap and very re-wearable!  Very Cheap!  That is even more exciting.  So what do you all think?

Bridesmaid Dress

Now onto a Dress for me! I am getting a 2nd wedding dress. Yeah like I am rich and famous and need two dresses. I want a dress to wear to dinner the night of the wedding. I can’t wear my real dress since I will need to wear it again and I am so afraid I will spill something on it! So I am getting a shorter more casual dress for dinner on the cruise on Wedding night and to wear at our reception party here in Baltimore! I am 95% sure it is going to be this dress. I love it!

MY 2nd DRESS

Birth Control

$60 a month…..that is what the Nuva Ring is costing me!  Wow not having babies is expensive! LOL  Actually it is just to keep me period free for my wedding cruise!  I will probally stop taking it come December!

Manic Monday

Today was so exhausting.  I woke up regular time and I took Pete to work.  Afterwards I went to my work to pick up my notary stamp and then headed to Crystal’s.  Dakoda opened the door for me and let me in.  He was very excited to see me.  He was jumping all around.  He is just the cutest boy ever.  So I went to Crystal’s room and we chatted while she finished her beatification!  LOL  Then we headed to Cookies for the best breakfast in Baltimore.  Laura and Princess met us there.  We had fun.  The baby was wearing her little Lucky Charm bib!  What a doll!  Cookies is such an eclectic place.  The waitress asked why Pete wasn’t with us.  I think we go there too much when they know us like that!  LOL  After breakfast Crystal and I headed to the health department to get Dakoda’s birth certificate, except the dumb Anne Arundel County Health department doesn’t do that and we had to head to the Ghetto to get it at the Department of Vidal Records.  Finally about two hours later we have it in our hands!  We went to my favorite post office and were seen right away.  I went first then Crystal applyed for both her and Dakoda’s Passports!  Yay!!!  We are all on our way now!  I am getting more and more excited about my wedding.  I know come the end of summer I will be over the top!  Crystal and I also went to open her new bank account at my favorite bank.  I will get a $25 gift card for recommending her.  Awesome!  That was an unexpected bonus!  Poor Dakoda had a mini meltdown on the way home.  It was 5pm and we had been on the go for 8 hours.  Poor guy!  He was very well behaved all day so we couldn’t complain.  He flipped out cause we didn’t know he was saying Chick-fil-a…..We kept guessing Chicken wings and he was pissed at us!  LOL  All in all it was a busy, but very fun day.  I got to spend it with one of my BFF’s and my favorite little boy so it was a wonderful day!

I made up some corned beef and cabbage when I got home for tomorrow’s dinner.  My whole house smells of cabbage!  P-U!  Why does something that tastes so good stink so bad.  After jon and Kate Plus Eight I am going to go up and get my beauty sleep!  I hope everyone had a great St. Patricks Day!

Happy St. Patricks Day

Movies

Everyone loves movies and one thing we love from them are the great one liners! Let’s have some fun with them.

Here are the rules:

1. Pick 10 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
5. No Googling or IMDb-ing. That’s cheating and that’s no fun.

Ready? In random order, my quotes:

1. Yeah! Crabcakes and Football. That’s what Maryland does! Shannon

2. Did I mention, my leg is 44″ from hip to toe. So basically we are talking about 88″ of therapy, wrapped around you for the bargain price of $3000 dollars. Shannon

3. The male erection. Pitchin’ a tent, sportin’ a wood, stiffie, flesh rocket, tall tommy, Mr. Morbis, the march is on, icycle has formed, Jack’s magic beanstalk, rigor mortis has set in, Mr. Mushroom-head, mushroom on a stick, purple headed yogurt slinger… oh, and a pedro.

4. If God made it that way, you’d all be pissing in your faces! Jamie

5. Of course I do. You’re Princeton Girl. You’re the girl I’ve been waiting to meet. I know exactly who you are! What’s your name? Shannon O.

6.  I am NOT going to New York to meet some woman who could be a crazy, sick lunatic! Didn’t you see Fatal Attraction? Michele

7. For twenty-three years I’ve been dying to tell you what I thought of you! And now… well, being a Christian woman, I can’t say it!

8. Dude that chick’s a MILF! Deb

9. I took a shower washing every body part with actual soap; including all my major crevices; including in between my toes and in my belly button which I never did before but sort of enjoyed. I washed my hair with adult formula shampoo and used cream rinse for that just-washed shine. I can’t seem to find my toothbrush, so I’ll pick one up when I go out today. Other than that, I’m in good shape. Michele

10. Dear Lord, we ask that you bless this food to the nourishment of our bodies. And we ask forgiveness, Lord, for the fornication that Mr. Sprock and me committed this morning on this very table. Shannon

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Bagels

This morning Pete and I woke up and were craving some Bagels…not those old frozen Lender’s Bagels.  We went to Goldberg’s Bagels in Pikesville.  OMG so yummy!  We got everything bagels, and onion bagels, and rye bagels and sesame seed bagels, plain bagels, sun dried tomato bagels and maybe one or two more!  After we got our bagels and Pete had his coffee we stopped by Laura’s to drop her off a few bagels and then went food shopping at Superfresh!  Ironically Cream Cheese was on sale buy one get one free……We stocked up!  LOL  I also bought Corned Beef and Cabbage for St. Patricks Day….I am not a Corned Beef fan, but my Dad and Pete are so I am making this for Tuesday night’s dinner.  We got stuff to make Chicken Popergosh (an old Reese Family Recipe).  When we got home I made us some bagels and we watched a movie!  It was a nice Sunday afternoon.  The Bagels were so yummy I think we are going to kill ourselves trying to eat them all.  LOL       

Lazy Saturday!

I love Saturdays….I know I still have a whole other day of the weekend left. Today Pete and I had a great day! We got up early and headed to the post office to apply for our passports. We got our number (they only do 30 on Saturdays) and then we went to breakfast! It was great to relax and spend time talking (about what else…the wedding of course). We went back to the post office and they were moving so slow, like 6 people in 1.5 hours. We got kind of impatient and left. I am sure the people who had nos. 23 and 24 (the numbers behind ours) were happy!  I am going to get mine on Monday and we will be first in line for numbers next Saturday! Laura and Princess came over to visit us after we got home. Gosh I love holding that baby. Me and Alyssa got to spend some one on one quality time together since Laura and Pete ran up to the store. I could just hold her for hours. I love when she talks back to you or copies you sticking out your tongue at her!

We all left together and I went over to Jodi’s for dinner and to hang out with the kids. I had a good time, it was good to catch up! I didn’t get home until late. Pete and I watched some of our TiVo’ed shows and now I an getting ready to head up to bed!

I am still around…..

I swear I don’t know how you moms have time to blog. I am not a mom and I still have been running out of time. Alyssa is just the best so I don’t mind skipping out on some blogging to be able to spend time holding that sweet baby! Today Pete bought me an ipod! I got a pink case (an iskin of course) and a set of pink speakers for it also! Isn’t he the best. It should be to me by Tuesday. I can’t wait to get it. It we be good for all of the travel we do. I would love to have a TV show or two to watch during plane rides. I told Pete this can count as my Birthday gift. But he said nah, he wants us to go away for my Birthday. Granted it won’t be to WDW like we had planned in the past, but hey a honeymoon there 6 months later is way better! I think we are going to go to our favorite B&B for the weekend for my Birthday. My birthday is on a Monday….Should I go the weekend before or the weekend after? What do you guys think?

My Day……From Bad to Great

My day started out pretty bad.  I got to work and had a huge (hard) file on my desk with lots of pleadings that needed to be filed with the courts.  Ugh, yuk!  Let me tell you our business is going nuts, so many Bankruptcies and Foreclosures!  Then Shannon tells me she is so very sick and I tell her to keep her germs down south!  I am sad she isn’t coming to visit, but I don’t want her to drive so far sick and I don’t want to get sick!  So I was pretty bummed out.  When I picked Pete up he knew I was sad, so he took me out to Seaside for crabs!  I love me some steamed crabs.  YUM!  These were Larges and so full of sweet meat (wonder how many hits I will get from Sweet Meat…..LOL).  Pete was secretly happy I am not going away this weekend.  He loves when we get to spend our weekends together.  We made plans over dinner and we talked about our honeymoon and wedding through most of dinner.  It is amazing how fast it is creeping up on us.  Then when we pulled into the driveway I seen it…..The BOX!  It was next to the mailbox.  I darted out of the car and almost ran to the mail box!  I was so excited. What is in the box?  Pete is starting to flip out because I get boxes everyday.  I have so many wedding things coming to the house.  LOL  Well in the box was………….

Mickey Mouse Ears

Mickey Mouse Ears for all of our (child) guests on the cruise.  We have a pair for Ryleah, Dakoda, Alyssa & Julie….Oh yeah and a pair for me!  LOL  All of my trips to Walt Disney World and I have never got my own pair of ears.   I am soo excited.  More so about these EARS!  These are the Minnie Mouse Bride Ears and I plan on wearing them EVERY.SINGLE.DAY of my Honeymoon!

Minnie Bride Ears

We also got a Camera Strap for our new SLR Camera.  Nope we haven’t bought one yet, but we have been trying them out and narrowing down our choices!

Camera Strap

So for a day that started out so crappy, it really turned around!

My New Favorite Alyssa Picture

Look how sweet Princess is!  Gosh I just love her to death!

Alyssa Smiling

Saturday Visits

This past Saturday I FINALLY got to go visit Shannon O. and Lorelei.  It was so fun!  From the second I walked in I felt like I had known Shannon forever!  It wasn’t a bad drive up to her house either.  The rain was crappy, but all in all it wasn’t bad.  Thank goodness for GPS.  Let me tell you guys.  I totally know why Shannon calls the baby Lor-Monster.  LOL  She is the most active child ever.  She is also so friendly!  She was on my lap within minutes.  She also dressed up…LOL!  She must know I love sparkles and pink.  LOL  You know how there are kids you just like, who are way fun.  That is Lorelei.  So fun! 

Lorelei & Me

I could have stayed for much longer, but it had stormed pretty badly and it was getting dark.  I headed to Nikki’s where I stayed the night.  I was planning on going home, but with that crappy weather I didn’t want to chance it.  Plus I had so much fun at Nikki’s.  That Ryleah just cracks me up!  On Sunday morning she was playing as we were watching Beauty and the Beast, (Thank you Shannon and Jeremy) and I looked at Ryleah and said “I love you”  without skipping a beat she looked at me and said “I love you too hon”.  LOL  OMG I almost died laughing.  I told Nikki she may live in PA, but she is a Baltimore Girl at heart! She also had me take some pictures or her and “The Children”.  That is what she called Strawberry Shortcake and Angle Food Cake. 

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Busy Busy

I have been a busy Girl!  I spent a good part of the weekend with my sister and Princess Alyssa! 

Friday night we took the baby out to eat.  As soon as the appetizer came out the baby needed to eat!  Laura took her to the car and got her all full of boob juice and then I help her and rocked her to sleep while Laura ate.

On Saturday I hung out with Pete all day!  It was so much needed couple time.  We had a fabulous time.  We went out to breakfast, went to Game Stop and did some other errands, then we went to the Movies to see Fools Gold.  It was very cute.  Then we went home for naps before dinner.  For Dinner we went to our favorite Pizza Place.  YUM!  All in All it was a relaxing good kinda day that I needed!

Sunday Laura and I went to Target and made dinner.  Pete came over for dinner and we hung out and played with Princess.  It was such a fun weekend. 

Nikki’s Grandmother died so on Monday I went to the funeral home after dinner with Alyssa and Laura, of course(I can’t stay away)!  It was good to see some people I haven’t seen in forever. 

Last night Crystal and I went to Laura’s (surprised) to give her some gifts  Crystal Dakoda got for the Baby!  Wow was he ever amazed by some breastfeeding.  LOL 

Tonight I made dinner and my Dad came over for “Dinner and a Movie”!  We watched Fracture and it was really good.  I highly recommend it. 

So this is why I have been MIA!  I have been sooo busy!  I still have my house to clean before Shannon gets here next weekend.  I haven’t been home in forever and my poor house is a wreck!  LOL  I have to whip it into shape and fast too!

In wedding news, my Dad made another payment on the wedding….He is down to only $3,900 (give or take) still due!  The closer we get the more excited I get!  EKKK!!!   

Newest Flickr Member

Laura doesn’t have time for blogging, probably cause she spends her days taking pictures of princess you can see them here….You have to become her contact to see them.  Check them out…I know she would love to add you all!

Alyssa

Wedding Stuff

Saving, Planning, Waiting…

This week Nikki and I have started Party Planning.  We want to have a fun party back here in Baltimore once we get home from our Disneymoon.  I am really worried planning such a big party only 3 days after we return home from our Honeymoon.  Walt Disney World really wears you out.  I am going to try to have everything perfectly planned before we leave so we will have minimal work to do.  Pete’s Mom will be here to help so that will be good.  It is going to be good, we have some good plans so far.  We still need to lock in a place to host the party and I need to speak with the rental places for table clothes and napkins, we need to find a DJ too.  I think we have the menu down, both food and drinks.  It is so exciting! 

Our budget is looking good, as long as we save like we have planned we should be ok.  I would really like an extra 2k to make sure everything goes off perfectly, but we will see.  I have a bonus coming to me in may and my uncle owes me $1,200…I wrote him a letter asking for it a few months ago, but haven’t heard back from him.  He goes out on ships for months at a time for work, I am hoping he is still out on a ship.  This $$$ would help sooo much. 

I am planning a beach party theme for the party.  I think it is going to be great, colorful and fun!  I can not wait.  I need to design an invatation and work on the guest list for the party still.  We are going to try to keep it at around 125 or 150 people…This is going to be soo hard!  We both have alot of friends and I have a large family!  I should start the list and see!  

What was your favorite part of your wedding?