I’m Back!

I am going to finish my Trip Reports and I Promise to try to blog 3-4  times a week!  I miss it.  I like being able to look back and see my life all in writing.  The good the bad and the ugly!

We had our first out-of-town house guests this weekend.  Well my Sister in Law came for Thanksgiving, but these were the first of my friends to come.  It was great!  Michele, Steve and their two adorable kids came for the weekend.  It was so much fun.  We had a great time playing games and hanging out and Ice Skating and watching tv and talking.  It was just fun!  They have two girls, 15 and 9 yours old, they are the sweetest girls ever.  I would love to kidnap them each for a week! 

Alyssa is growing up so fast.  She is so smart!  She can count, and sing and pee on the “toe-let”.  She calls me all the time.  I love her more than anything.  More than I ever thought it was possible to love someone.  She is  just a totally Joy!

Pete is doing great!  He was working 70-80 hours a week between our vacation time and the New Year, but thankfully that has stopped.  We are going away this weekend for some much-needed “US” time.  It should be great!  

Vacation planning has been in full force.  We are still undecided about a summer vacation, but we are going to Disney in the beginning of December for a long weekend, then back to Disney and on a Cruise in January.  It should be alot of fun.  I am not sure where we are staying in December, but I am hoping for the Boardwalk in January! 

Being a homeowner is great!  I love my house and I love being a grown up!  Paying the mortgage sucks each month, but we are making it and still have money left, so we must be doing something right! 

So all in all things in my life are good, right on track and I could not be happier (well unless I win the lottery or something..LOL).  We have big plans for this year and I am really looking forward to all the fun to come!

Bye Bye Baby

My Sweetie left me tonight…….Not for good, just for four days.  He will be home on Monday night.  I miss him already!  It was nice being home alone for the first hour or two, but now not so much.  I don’t have anyone to snuggle up on the sofa with, no one to watch my trash tv with.  It’s weird how used to having someone around you can get.

When my ex and I broke up it was weird.  He didn’t live with me, I didn’t believe in living together before marriage…HA, but he stayed over a few nights a week for a few years.  I broke up with him, and then moved to a new house a few days later.  It was 8 or 9 months until Pete and I stared going out so I was alone alot during that time.  I had alot on my mind and it was nice being alone to work through it all.  It was also nice that my house was always clean and my laundry always done.  Now the house gets messy faster and I somehow have 5 times the laundry, but I have Pete!  He is such a good friend (not to mention husband to be).  He cares about me so much.  We also are such great friends.  I think you can’t be with someone 100% unless you are friends. 

Being at Tony’s party over the weekend was nice, I seen alot of old great friends and it was fun to catch up.  One friend lets call him “Mike”…..was a PLAYER back in the day.  He was my friend and I didn’t hold it against him…LOL  Nikki and I had lots of guy friends….we were one of the guys so they didn’t think twice to tell us when they were cheating on their girls or messing around and what not.  They kept their girlfriends away from us (we hated girls) so it was never an issue.  Then “Mike” got a girlfriend, “Jan”……ugh what a pain in the ass she was.  She wanted me and Nikki to be the “girls” at the party.  Well NO we wanted to be one of the guys with beer in the bottle and dirty jokes and wrestling on the USA network.  She wanted us to sit in the dining room and drink wine and talk about boring girl stuff!  UM NO!  Well she would go on and on about Mike being such an open and honest guy.  How they had no secrets and how they told each other everything.  WHAT a crock of crap!  She had no idea who he was.  NONE!  He was a player, he was dishonest, he was a liar…..He was alot of fun though!  LOL  Well they got engaged and we knew it would never work.  I went to the wedding and had a great time.  Her parents threw a great party.  They got pregnant right away and had a baby right after their 1st wedding anniversary.  Before the baby’s 1st birthday they were separated and on the way to divorce.  They were divorced before thier 2nd wedding anniversary! 

We knew they wouldn’t make it…….People who enter into relationships expecially marriage with a bunch of lies never make it!  The lies eat at you until your relationship just crumbles.

I am so glad that Pete and I have a solid relationship…we have the stuff to make the marriage last!

Love

Look at the love Alyssa has for my Dad, her Popeye!

 
Alyssa & Popeye
 

 

Happy Anniversary

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Happy Anniversary to Laura & Brandon. My sister got married two years ago and was the prettiest bride ever!  I wish them many many more happy years!

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!!!   

I’m Back……

Did you miss me?  I missed blogging.  It has been a long week and a half.  I am still sick, still coughing, still blowing my nose, still tired as hell, but I am back.  I am starting to feel better, my congestion is alot less and my over all achyness is gone, but I still feel sooo crappy. 

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I am sad, this weekend was supposed to be spent with my friend Shannon. She was going to drive (still don’t know why she won’t spent the $150 to just fly and save those 14 hors of life she is going to lose) up to Baltimore to visit me. We were going to go wedding dress shopping and go out to eat and stay up late talking and laughing, I miss her so much. But NOOOOOO I had to go and get deathly ill and I had to cancel on her. I am glad I did cause my house is a mess and I am still not up to full days of activities, I am sad at the same time. BUT, she is coming up in March and we are going to go to Ocean City. It should be so much fun. We can eat at Harborside and get some Orange Crushes.  Yummy  We can get some outlet shopping in. I plan on showing her all the greatness of my favorite beach town. It is going to be a great girls only weekend. I CAN NOT WAIT!

Next weekend Nikki and I have made plans to go Wedding Dress shopping. We have appointments at three different dress shops. They are all little private owned shops. I love the attention to detail they give at a private owned shop. There is NO WAY I will step foot into the hell otherwise known David’s Bridal. David’s Bridal sucks ass! They are a meat market, they don’t care about the brides and I hate them. I have had quite a few bad experiences there. They are the devil! Miss Joyce’s (My Dad’s girlfriend) niece owns a dress shop so we will definitely go there plus two others that carry the designers I love! I have a $1,600 dress budget (thanks Daddy), hopefully I won’t need it all and I carry some over to help pay for my $2,200 photo packages (Three different ones)! I am excited about dress shopping. I have an idea of what I want, but I am sure that will change a few times. I also need to find bridesmaid dresses I like. Pink of course and tee length with shawls I think. I can not wait. I also have to finish my planning packet for the wedding soon. I need to pick the music for the processional, recessional, first dance and cocktail reception! What was your first dance song? We are leaning towards a little Bon Jovi! LOL  We are going with Chocolate cake with White Chocolate filling.  I don’t like cake so Pete got to pick!  Long as I get an icing flower I am good! 

Tomorrow Crystal, Dakoda and I are going to breakfast and then we are taking Laura her Baby Shower presents. Crystal was sick and had to miss the shower.  So many people are sick here lately!  Oh the shower was alot of fun. I don’t know how I would have done it with out Pete. He decorated tables and helped make food, he cleaned up and set up food.  He is such a good boy, I can always count on him!  I will upload the baby shower pictures, I only got a few, later. Last Saturday I was at my sickest and it was hard to keep my head up, let alone play paparazzi. Laura got TONS of gifts. Thousands and Thousands of dollars worth of gifts. I don’t know how people have a baby with out a shower. Showers are great ideas! Babies need so many things and this is a way to help new moms get what they need! Next weekend I want to go buy the baby an outfit, a dress to wear home from the hospital and I want to pick up something for Laura too! I love Babies R Us! Little miss Princess is going to have tons of pink to wear! I love girlie stuff, I feel sorry for those poor babies who’s moms do not dress them cute and do their hair! LOL Little girls deserve to be frilly and pretty! Princess will totally be set!

I am so excited to meet her. I will also be watching her for Laura when she goes back to work. Well Pete and I will be watching her. Laura works for 24 hours straight then has 72 hours off, Brandon works either 7am-3pm or 3pm-11pm. The days she needs child care will only be about 4 or 5 a month. I put in for all weekends and I will probably pick Princess up from whoever is watching her at 6pm when I get off work on the week days and keep her until 11pm when Brandon gets off. She is going to be so loved. Pete and I can not wait to be an Aunt and Uncle. We are sooo going to be her favorites!

Well Ghost Whisper is getting ready to come on and I am planning on laying on the sofa and watching it. All of m shows were new this week. Grey’s (Ugh McDreamy! Why are you such an ass); CSI (can’t wait to watch it, we Tivoed it); ER (still a favorite)……I wish this strike would be over soon! I miss my shows. Most do not have any new episodes left! It sucks. Thank goodness American Idol will be back on soon and Survivor too! I can not wait!

Sunday we are cleaning and putting away the Christmas decorations. That tree needs to come down. We bought some new Totes to store the Christmas stuff in. We filled up our old ones. I love all of our ornaments and I want them protected!

I have missed everyone and I am working on blog catching up! I hope everyone has a good weekend.

Oh and P.S. Ani – Thank you so much for my E-Card. I also want to thank everyone else who sent me get well wishes!

He Got Engaged!

On Christmas he got engaged.  I always thought that I would be sad when I found this out.  I loved him for so long.  Like totally head over heals loved him.  I loved himin a way I have never loved anyone.  Until I met Pete.  Nikki compared my early love and constant rambling about Pete to my love for himI stopped “LOVING” him a while ago (back in 2006).  I came to the realization that I love Pete deeply and way differently then I loved him.  I have been friends with him almost 20 years.  That is a long long time.  Most of this time I was loving him.  Today when I found out about his engagement I was happy for him.  Happy for her too.  I have met her and she is sweet!  She is a really good girl.  The kind of girl he deserves!  I called Nikki as soon as I found out about this engagement.  She asked me if I was jealous.  I told her nope not at all.  She said not even a teeny tiny bit?  I thought about it and I am not.  It feel good to just be happy for himwith no jealously whatsoever!