Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Disney trip!

I've been at Disney since Saturday with my Dad and Vicki and my sister and her family.  I was sad to leave my own family at home for this trip but I am so happy I decided to come! 
We are staying at Art of Animation resort and it's adorable.  We are staying in the cars area.
Here are some pics from our hotel. 


Our first night here we went to Downtown Disney and we picked up my Dad an early birthday gift at Lego Lsnd

Sunday we headed to Magic a Kingdom (my favorite!) for a day of fun! Our first day was the last day they had their Christmas decorations up.  I'm so glad we were able to see them!

Monday we went to Hollywood Studios.  We saw Anna and Elsa and rode on the tower of terror
  

We took some pics by Echo Lake
And we had lunch at the 50's prime time cafe which was so fun!  In the afternoon in rained like crazy so we headed back to out hotel.

Tuesday the 13th was my birthday and we had a fun filled day at magic kingdom!  We ate at Be our Guest for lunch.  This is Ainsley and I in the grand ballroom. 
  
For dinner we went to 1900 Park Fare at the grand Floridian which is my all time favorite dinner at Disney.  I'm so happy we got to do it on my birthday.  At dinner we got to meet Prince Charming and Cinderella.  Ainsley was thrilled!


Wednesday we spent a full day at Epcot. We didn't go to Epcot last year so in glad we decided to go this time. We did it all at Epcot!  We rode soarin', spaceship earth, mission to Mars, and test track and went around the world. The food was delicious and we loved, loved, loved soarin'!


Today we spent our last day at Magic Kingdom.  We spent the day going on our favorite rides-big thunder mountain, haunted mansion and people mover and we did the Hall of Presidents.  We finished our day with dinner at Tony's town square (the lady and the tramp restaurant) and did some shopping on Main Street.  
Tomorrow we will have a relaxing morning at our resort before we head to the airport.  I've had a great week!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Our week!

I'm headed to Florida today for a week in the sun with my Dad, Vicki and my sister and her family.  I'm sad to be leaving my own family for a week but I'm thrilled to go away and spend some much needed time with them!  

Here are some pics from my week..

I'm teaching a strength training class at the Y!  I love strength training and I'm thrilled to be teaching it this session along with my two aqua classes.
Brock's basketball team are selling these shirts.  Aren't they cute?  He's on the top row, right hand side.  

Speaking of basketball here is a picture from Ava's game last week.  She's loves, loves, loves playing and I'm happy to see her so happy!
It's been below 0 for a few days this week.  We spent lots of time at home snuggled on the couch.

Yesterday my friends surprised me with a birthday lunch.  My birthday is next week and I have a party planned when I get back from Florida so I was really shocked yesterday!

They got me a kitchen aid mixer!  I am so, so thrilled and I couldn't have been more surprised!  I can't wait to start using it.  

I'm off to get ready for my trip!  Have a nice weekend!!  xoxoxo

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Goodbye 2014!



I saw a bloggers quiz online so I thought I would do it to remember all the fun things that we did in 2014!

 What are some new things you did in 2014 that you've never tried before?

I played in a woman's  volleyball team.  I played in high school but not since.  I had a great time playing!


I joined the garden club with two friends. Here we are at the garden club spring luncheon!

Did anyone close to you give birth?
This year we had a baby boom!  Graig and I have a new neice Gretchen she was born in April.  She's a cutie!

Three of my friends had babies! 
Rachael had Lucas 
Faith had Jackson
Sara had Noelle
Here are the three babies at all together.

What dates from 2014 will be etched in your memory?

Thankfully 2014 was a good year and out family didn't have any major milestones or tradegies. I will remember spending a lot of time watching Brock and Ava's games.  I'm going to miss them when they stop playing.

What is the song that will remind you of 2014?
Let it Go from Frozen of course!  Ava played that song over and over for months!

Where did you go this year?
I love traveling and hope to do more of it in 2015!
In January Ava and I went to Disney and in August our family went to Cape Cod.


What do you wish you had done more/less of?
Relaxed more, worried less

What was your favorite tv show from 2014?
I love, love, love House of Cards, Orange is the New Black and American Horror Story.  And Fraig and I like watching Criminal Minds.

What was your favorite book from 2014?
The Immortial Life of Heniretta Lacks.  It's a true story about Heniretta a poor black woman who died of cancer in the 1950's.  The book tells the story of her cells that have been used in numerous scientific studies.  I thought it was fascinating and I couldn't put it down.  

What did you do on your birthday and how old were you?
I had a bowling party with two of my friends that also had January birthdays.  It was fun!  I turned 38.

I am looking forward to 2015!  So many good things to look forward to including Ava turning 13 and Brock graduating high school and starting college.  


Friday, January 2, 2015

Hello 2015

Sadly I've neglected my blog for about 7 months...yikes!  One of my resolutions in 2015 is to update more.  


Yesterday Brock and I spent the day shopping with my friend Sabrina and her son Ethan.  It was a great way to start the new year!
Brock got some sweatpants to lounge around in at home.  His Papa Bob loves his sweatpants so I took this pic and set it it him.

New Years Eve night Graig and I had dinner with some friends.  My friend Michelle invited us over it was low key and relaxing.  We had a great time!!

After dinner we went to visit some of our friends who got rooms with their kids at a hotel in town.  It was SO fun but not def. not low key or relaxing like the first party we went to.


To catch you up here are some things we've been up to

December-Brock got accepted to his #1 college choice...SUNY Brockport!  

November-Brock and Ava started their basketball season

Senior basketball boys

October-Halloween fun

September-back to school

August-family vaca to Cape Cod

July-2 fun concerts-Bruno Mars with Ava and Lynard Skynyrd with friends


June-baseball, baseball,baseball and Brock's junior prom



May-Ava and I went to see President Obama in Cooperstown! 


April-our Nephew Gabe visited from Colorado

March-Ava turned 12 and won a basketball tourney the sane day!

February-Brock finished up his junior hear of badketball.

January-Ava and I went to Disney with my sister and her family for a week of fun!

We have some fun things planned for this month and are looking forward to 2015!  Happy New Year!!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Eliza's recital

Friday night Ava and I went and watched Eliza's recital.  She did a great job!  It was fun to watch her dance.
Here is a sweet picture of Ava and little Eliza after her recital.   She performed in a jazz number and did a great job.


My friend Stephanie also went so here we all are with Eliza.

I didn't take many pictures this weekend Graig and I were busy working on our house.  He is painting outside and I planted flowers and have been de-cluttering.  It's amazing how much stuff we have accumulated.   My goal this summer is to get rid of all of it-here's hoping I can do it!
Happy Monday!