Friday, February 26, 2010

I have done NOTHING this week...

Well ok, maybe I have done a few things but not much :)
This week my hubby and I have had the week off from work and it has been fantastic!
as my cousin pointed out we had a "staycation".. lol!
*I have gone out to fun lunch dates with girlfriends and catch up
*My hubby and I were able to have doctor check-ups
*We cleaned and rearranged the whole upstairs of our house
*We have gone shopping for new clothes
*My hubby made another batch of beer
*and mostly we have been able to spend {wonderful} quality time together
*oh, and have watched 8 movies
  1. Up
  2. Saw XI
  3. Role Models
  4. Step Father
  5. Invention of lying
  6. Couples Retreat
  7. Curt and Courtney
  8. All about Steve

Officially my Birthday month has ended....

{sniff, sniff}

With a yummy dinner at Benihana with my hubby and cousin!
We are off to the beach today so I can work and my hubby can hike!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wedding Wednesday- Fun Photos!

Wedding Wednesday
this week I'm just adding some fun photos!
I came across these today :)
Bouquet Toss

Garter Toss
I love how serious they all look!

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Top 2 Tuesday... TV Shows

Top 2 Tuesday!
TV Shows

My first pick is Modern Family!!
OMG is this show funny!
My hubby and I usually have a
laugh attack every time we watch!
goes great with a big glass of wine :)

My next pick is
Real Housewives of
Orange County
New York
New Jersey
and what ever they come up
with next!! (D.C.)
I love the hair, the clothes, the cars
and of course the DRAMA!!

Happy Tuesday!

if I were...

Here is a fun post I have seen on other blogs...
Hope you all had a great weekend!
We enjoyed the lovely 60*+ weather at the beach!

If I were a month, I’d be September.
If I were a day of the week, I’d be Saturday
If I were a time of day, I’d be 7 pm
If I were a planet, I’d be Earth
If I were a sea animal, I’d be a Shark
If I were a direction, I’d be West
If I were a piece of furniture, I’d be a table for decorative treasures
If I were a liquid, I’d be champagne
If I were a gemstone, I’d be a diamond
If I were a tree, I’d be a Cherry Blossom Tree
If I were a tool, I’d be a Leather man
If I were a flower, I’d be a Peony
If I were a kind of weather, I’d be 70*, sunny with a slight breeze.
If I were a musical instrument, I’d be guitar
If I were a color, I’d be pink
If I were an emotion, I’d be love
If I were a fruit, I’d be a raspberry
If I were a sound, I’d be a the roar of the Ocean
If I were an element, I’d be fire
If I were a car, I’d be GL 500 Mercedes
If I were a food, I’d be a Cup Cake
If I were a place, I’d be the beach
If I were a material, I’d be Cashmere
If I were a taste, I’d be sweet
If I were a scent, I’d be Chanel #5
If I were an object, I’d be a my wedding ring
If I were a body part, I’d be the eyes
If I were a facial expression, I’d be a smile
If I were a song, I’d be a Best Friend by Tim McGraw
If I were a pair of shoes, I’d be Sequin Christian Louboutins

Friday, February 19, 2010

Favorite Fridays!

My new painting is finally home!

Remember my post here and here?
We went yesterday and picked up our original paining of our kids!
I just LOVE IT!
I couldn't ask for a better one!

It is proudly displayed in our living room :)

Happy Friday!
hope you all have a great weekend..
we are off to the beach!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Top 2 Tuesday... Vacations

This week I'm participating in Taylor's
Top 2 Tuesdays..

This week is

this one is easy for me!
My first pick
Venice, Italy
It seems like such a romantic place..
with so much to do!
a must for me would be to
visit St Marks Basilica
take a gondola ride
see glass blowing on Murano
and buy something leather!
My second vacation destination is
My hubby and I have always wanted to
go on a African Safari tour!
Just to see all the Animals would be amazing!!
to be just close enough to scare you but
far enough away to stay safe


The Good Wife's guide... 1955!

This is from my blog friend Katie's page
{check hers out! it was really funny!]
Its from good housekeeping May 1955!

Now I think I'm a pretty good "traditional" housewife that works part time, is a little set in her ways and may or may not have a little attitude... lol

But come on, some of these are SO OUTDATED!!!

Please read for a good laugh!

The good wife's guide
•Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal ready, on time for his return. This is a way of letting him know that you have been thinking about him and are concerned about his needs. Most men are hungry when they come home and the prospect of a good meal (especially his favorite dish) is part of the warm welcome needed.

I actually do this! when I am home {when I work I'm home after him or sometimes gone overnight} I try to have a snack for him upon his 5pm arrival {sometimes it may just be chips} and a yummy hot dinner ready by about 8pm. I think when I'm out of town and haven't left something for him he may starve... but he always pull through and eats, usually fast food.

•Prepare yourself. Take 15 minutes to rest so you'll be refreshed when he arrives. Touch up you make-up, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh looking. He has just been with a lot of work-weary people.

Guilty again! I'm not sure why.. I get a giddy feeling when I hear his truck pull up to the house! kinda like a first date! I usually just kinda do a once over and make sure I'm not a mess... lol! I don't take the 15 min nap or wear a bow.. I stopped wearing bows about 3 years ago.. lololol

•Be a little gay and a little more interesting for him. His boring day may need a lift and one of your duties is to provide it.

well, I let the dogs do that for him!

•Clear away the clutter. Make one last trip through the main part of the house just before your husband arrives.

Guilty, unless its his crap! then he can move it!

•Gather up schoolbooks, toys, paper etc and then run a dust cloth over the tables.

Well, No kids yet and I'm allergic to dust, so that's his job!
{shhhhhh... he has believed me for the past 7 years that I'm allergic to dust and were going to keep that going, ok!}

•Over the cooler months of the year you should prepare and light a fire for him to unwind by. Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order, and it will give you a lift too. After all, catering for his comforts will provide you with immense personal satisfaction.

My hubby LOVES a fire and so do it! I also love that all I have to do is flick the switch... and we have a big fire!

•Prepare the children. Take a few minutes to wash the children's hands and faces (If they are small). Comb their hair and, if necessary, change their clothes. They are little treasures and he would like to see them playing the part. Minimise all noise. At the time of his arrival, eliminate all noise of the washer, dryer or vacuum. Try to encourage the children to be quiet.

No children yet, but I think a sip of Red Bull before daddy comes home would be fun every now and then!!

•Be happy to see him.

Well, duh! Unless he said something to you on the phone earlier that day that pissed you off.. then game on! We agreed a long time ago to not fight on the phone, only in person. It give you time to cool down and {maybe} see the other side.

•Greet him with a warm smile and show sincerity in your desire to please him.

Um, I do all these other things for him.. this just sounds cheesy!

•Listen to him. You may have a dozen important things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first - Remember, his topics of conversation are more important than yours.

Um, what? I'm just as important and my stories from work are usually better!

•Make the evening his. Never complain if he comes home late or goes out to dinner, or other places of entertainment without you. Instead, try to understand his world of strain and pressure and his very real need to be a home and relax.

Um, If he needs to be home.. then he should come home! Dylan is pretty good about calling and seeing if we have plans or asking if I want to come along.

•Your goal: Try to make sure your home is a place of peace, order and tranquillity where your husband can renew himself in body and spirit.

I try to make it nice for the both of us!

•Don't greet him with complaints and problems.

I loved what Katie said.. I'm not supposed to speak first, so this wont be hard.. lol

•Don't complain if he's late home for dinner or even if he stays out all night. Count this as minor compared to what he might have gone through that day.

Not a chance in hell..

•Make him comfortable. Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or have him lie down in the bedroom. Have a cool or warm drink ready for him.

I got the snacks, he can make his own damn cocktail!

•Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in a low, soothing and pleasant voice.

Gross, with mud or concrete on his shoes.. I really DON'T think he needs help!

•Don't ask him questions about his actions or question his judgment or integrity. Remember, he is the master of the house and as such will always exercise his will with fairness and truthfulness. You have no right to question him.

Oh, hell no!! I love to play 20 questions when he gets home!

•A good wife always knows her place.

I sure know mine! Its at the top!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentines Weekend

Hope you all had a great day.. or weekend!
I love to spread the LOVE over the whole weekend!
For OUR weekend we headed up to SEATTLE!

The Space Needle
we stayed at
The Westin Hotel

Our view when we walked in to our room on the 39th floor

Our view of the Needle

the babies checking our the room and bed

I love Westin's cause they LOVE Dogs
just moments after getting in to our room
we got a delivery...

placemats and dishes
treats, tags for there collars and dooty bags :)
We were wondering why
the streets around the Westin were all blocked off..
V.P. Biden was staying there for a meeting before
he headed up the that little game up North..
The Olympics

Me and Emma

Dylan and Jackson

We watched the storms roll in..

and just relaxed... it was so nice!

Little Miss Emma was over her photo being taken.. lol

We were thinking of ordering room service but
we noticed a PF Changs was just down the street
so we got out favorite dished to go!
Our fortunes

our last walk of the night

Time for bed....
one of our kids didn't want to go to bed..

matter of fact...
she wanted to eat her bed!

Jackson watching his silly sister :)
The Next Morning we took the underground tour of Seattle

They have really cool and spooky tunnels
that go under 32 Sq blocks of Seattle

looking up to the sidewalks

The photos above and below are a room that was featured
on the Travel Channel's Ghost Hunters
This was the room that had the most "activity"

We walked through an old bank

This was an old hotel
one of the first "crappers" in Seattle.. lol
The day after the Great Fire in Seattle

They warned us of spiders and rats before the tour..
luckily we didn't see either!

This was part of the museum..
one of the first ways to brew beer
{a must have photo for the hubby}

off to Pike Place Market!


We stopped to get Mac & Cheese at Beecher's
some fresh fruit at a stand then we headed off to...
The Ferry!!
Dylan had never taken a car ferry...
So I knew we had to!

Leaving Seattle to Bainbridge Island!

nothing like playing in the NW rain with my best friend!

We hung out on the island, drove around and shopped!
We stopped at a flower shop to just look and ended up
leaving with a Christmas Cacuts!
{if you havent seen one google it!
they are so pretty!!}
Sunday I woke up to my hubby with pink tulips, a balloon,
a very sweet card and a skinny latte from Starbucks!!

Hope you all had a great weekend too!!