Friday, November 16, 2007

GNO, baby!

Each month, some of my friends from high school get together for a GNO (Girls Night Out). Although I don't make it every time, I have a blast when I am able to go. Last night was such a night! We met at Brick Oven for dinner, which was VERY eventful with Allison getting the Heimlich Maneuver from Jill. Thanks for stepping in, Jill! A little scary at the time, but SUPER funny afterwards! (We're not laughing at you, Allie, just WITH you!) These cute ladies are so much fun!

I'm Elmo!

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Mia, Mia, Bo Bia...

My baby girl is growing up so fast! She is now crawling like crazy, pulling herself to standing, and making her way up the stairs! She has her two bottom teeth and is working on the tops. This is when I wish I could make time just STOP for a little while! She is so precious and very entertaining. She makes us all laugh with her cuteness, her smiles, and her wet kisses. We are so grateful that she's a part of our family. She brings us so much joy!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

My Mom

Today is my mom's birthday.She is spending today in airports and airplanes and away from home. She is traveling with my dad to see my sister, Mindy, and her family in Thailand. I wish I could be with her. But we were able to celebrate with her on Sunday. Those of you that know her know that she is a very active, happy, caring, giving person. She has spent her life making people happy.She has recently experienced health problems that have required her to either be in the hospital or home in bed. But, as you can see, being in a hospital bed hasn't stopped her smile. She finds much joy in the arms of her 10 grandkids and they feel the same about her. Each of my kids has a special relationship with their Mimi. She makes every effort to make sure they know how much she loves them. Just a couple months ago as we were unloading the van at a restaurant to celebrate my dad's birthday, Abbie and Christian were both arguing over who would get to sit by Papa. BJ didn't join in this argument. His face lit up when he told me "I get to sit by Mimi!"I feel very blessed to be able to say that my mom is also my best friend. I call her very frequently just to chat. She and I are very much alike, and we have a great time together doing nothing but talking, laughing, and maybe enjoying an occasional trip to Target or Ikea. Mom, I love you. Thank you for being the person you are.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

So sweet!

I am completely behind in keeping this blog updated, and I'm really going to try to do better, I promise! But for right now, I couldn't pass up the chance to post this adorable picture of my sweet baby, Amelia, and my dad, her sweet Papa! She sure loves him and I think he kinda likes her, too, don't ya think?