Monday, November 30, 2009

Vegas was such a success...

... that we've decided to follow-up on it.

San Francisco/Fresno here we come!

See you all in another week (again)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Goodbye for a few days...

.... we're finally off to catch some Vegas sun!

Friday, November 20, 2009

T-Minus 2 Days

With Vegas coming just around the corner, of course my little man just had to go succumb to a common cold. It started the other night with a little sneeze and a lack of appetite and graduated to a runny nose yesterday.

Mornings are OK to deal with but evenings are an entirely different matter. We learned last night just how horrible common colds are for babies given the six times we got up to carry, cuddle and soothe a congested little guy.

I was so exhausted from last night that I didn't even pay attention to a lovely little cheer-me-up my hubby wrote on my FB wall until now.

Indulge me for a second on this one....... AAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWW.

The hubby can be sometimes ever-so-sweet if he really wanted to.

Wish us luck tonight! With the help of Little Noses' saline drops, we three just might be able to get the sleep we need and the little man and I just might not have to miss that flight to LV!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

the mommy planner

I love calendars. There's something about jotting appointments and events into one that makes me feel like I somehow have a better grasp of life. The best part about choosing this year's calendar is that I get to feel extra special... I was looking for a "Mommy Plan-It" instead of the usual!

A month ago, the hubby and I along with the baby went calendar shopping. There were so many options and cute caboodles that it took me a solid half hour to pick out one! I was debating between a cute and a contemporary one but of course, ended up choosing the latter. I was so excited that I've taken it out and have started using it (the calendar starts at Sept. '09).

I just heart my new mommy organizer!

Job Opening

Thought I'd share this ... it was forwarded to me by my Godmother and as I already am in a position similar to this, I can't really apply until a few years from now.



Mom, Mommy, Mama, Ma, Mother
Dad, Daddy, Dada, Pa, Pop, Father

Long term, team players needed, for challenging, permanent work in an often chaotic environment. Candidates must possess excellent communication and organizational skills and be willing to work variable hours, which will include evenings and weekends and frequent 24 hour shifts on call. Some overnight travel required, including trips to primitive camping sites on rainy weekends and endless sports tournaments in far away cities! Travel expenses not reimbursed. Extensive courier duties also required.

The rest of your life. Must be willing to be hated, at least temporarily, until someone needs $5. Must be willing to bite tongue repeatedly. Also, must possess the physical stamina of a pack mule and be able to go from zero to 60 mph in three seconds flat in case, this time, the screams from the backyard are not someone just crying wolf. Must be willing to face stimulating technical challenges, such as small gadget repair, mysteriously sluggish toilets and stuck zippers. Must screen phone calls, maintain calendars and coordinate production of multiple homework projects. Must have ability to plan and organize social gatherings for clients of all ages and mental outlooks. Must be a willing to be indispensable one minute, an embarrassment the next. Must handle assembly and product safety testing of a half million cheap, plastic toys, and battery operated devices. Must always hope for the best but be prepared for the worst. Must assume final, complete accountability for the quality of the end product. Responsibilities also include floor maintenance and janitorial work throughout the facility.

Your job is to remain in the same position for years, without complaining, constantly retraining and updating your skills, so that those in your charge can ultimately surpass you.

None required unfortunately. On-the-job training offered on a continually exhausting basis.

Get this! You pay them! Offering frequent raises and bonuses. A balloon payment is due when they turn 18 because of the assumption that college will help them become financially independent. When you die, you give them whatever is left. The oddest thing about this reverse-salary scheme is thatyou actually enjoy it and wish you could only do more.

While no health or dental insurance, no pension, no tuition reimbursement, no paid holidays and no stock options are offered; this job supplies limitless opportunities for personal growth, unconditional love, and free hugs and kisses for life if you play your cards right.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Christmas in the air...

I know it's still quite early, what with it being only the 10th of November, but I really can't help myself.

My favourite template designer,
Gisele Jaquenod, who I absolutely adore came out with this new layout that I just couldn't resist!

Christmas is really in the air --- I can just smell it and it's coming around the corner. I can't wait for our first holiday as a family!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

the miracle of you

"Before you were conceived I wanted you
Before you were born I loved you
Before you were here an hour I would die for you
This is the miracle of love

- Maureen Hawkins -

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween '09

My very own Little Lion!
(complete with a big heart and wet, sloppy kisses)