"The reason why we want to remember an image varies: Because we simply 'love it', or dislike it so intensely that it becomes compulsive, or because it has made us realize something about ourselves, or has brought about some slight change in us. Perhaps the reader can recall some image after seeing of which has never been quite the same."

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Enjoying the Nice Weather While it Lasts!

Well, before you know it there won't be any nice days left, so we've been taking advantage of the nice weather & have really enjoyed some nice day trips...

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Some really nice grounds near my sister's house, look at all the lovely light we had :) & what a sweet moment between John & Maddie. How grown up she looks here, where has the time gone!?


My cutest nephew ever!!! A trip to the waterfront with beautiful NY city as a backdrop...what a lovely night it was, the weather was perfect & the kiddies had the most fabulous time simply running around & doing what kids do best!




Our Christmas card :D



& last but not least some more candids of my sillies!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Trick or Treat!

What a Halloween we had...lots of costumes, fun, candy, family, and yes, even some slush! This was a first, snow on the ground...but that didn't stop the kiddies from enjoying their day of trick or treating :D & can I just say how grown up everyone seems to be now?! Going from house to house like they're pros now!


In case you were wondering, yes, she's a good witch ;)


Mr. Scorpion...if anyone is familiar with the video game Mortal Kombat anyway...we had to tell Jason that, you're a *ninja*, because otherwise people would think, "what your a scorpion?" lol.




My sweet he just darling?!?


A little Ewok :)

Saturday, October 22, 2011


Well, it was our 14th wedding anniversary on the 11th, as was my Mom's birthday! So to my surprise John planned a mini adventure for the three of us; to take a day trip to Atlantic City!! Not that many pictures I'm afraid But tons of FUN :D  My mom has lived in Jersey for just about her whole life and have never ventured to the casinos before, so to put it mildly she had a blast!

After several hours playing the penny & nickle mom had a bit of luck with some of the table games...then we were off to dinner. We ate at Ruth's Chris Steak House. & oh my was it delicious. It was one of those dinners that started with 5 pm reservations & we stayed at the restaurant till about 7:30... cake & coffee & champagne, the whole 9 yards! It was all in all one fabulous day...


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Pumpkin Picking!

What a day it was! Hot as can be...definitely the hottest pumpking picking we've ever done! We've made it a tradition, always trying to get together with my 2 baby sister I'd say started the tradition & this was her first pumpkin picking whith her own son this year, so what a special time it was :)


What fun....spent  with all of our favorite people :)086


Then there was a hayride!

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Lots of fun & laughter


Silly boy


& silly girl


My favorite nephew of course :)

a horse & even a farmer

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All in all a day where I wouldn't have changed a thing, what more could you ask for a day with family, truly a blessed day....even though at the end we were all pretty much covered in hay :)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Car Museum & OCC

The kiddies were off from school this past Thursday & Friday, so darling husband took the opportunity & took some time off work to do a few day trips. First on Thursday we hit up this really cool car museum in PA called "America on Wheels." The kids simply love museums & to top it off Jason's got this recent passion for cars, old & new so he really enjoyed himself. Of course Maddie loves all family outings so she was as happy as can be regardless the destinations. Me of course I was happy, got a chance to pick up the camera dust it off & give a go at some really cool subjects.




Wait that's not a car, no it's Maddie checking out Jay as he was in a very cool car simulator.


Oh and lookie it's all of us! I took the opportunity as it seemed we were the only people in the entire museum...there was this room full of old soap box cars & yay, a table to set the camera down on for a quickie snapshot!




Here at OCC there were just a few choppers by the windows that made for some good shots! I really loved this blue one!

Monday, October 3, 2011

My Boys

Just a snap shot of a moment from our long weekend...We visiting "America on Wheels" in Allentown Pa...what a great trip it was! I'll try to find time to blog about this week!  We also made a trip into NY to visit the Orange County Choppers place. We've been there a few times in past years, with darling husband & Jason being avid motorcycle fans, we've made this a tradition come fall time :) The drive is just so nice, gorgeous weather, gorgeous scenery!


Friday, September 23, 2011


Finally felt like picking up the camera this morning...& with just me & the rabbit hanging out here's what I got..

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Thanks for the inspiration & the link up Deb!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

First Day of School :(

Here they are all nicey nice & happy this morning before their first day of school. Then I came home & cried a river Maddie is starting 1st grade & Jason is in 3rd! I can't believe I'm having such a hard time with this...It's like they're attached to you every second of every day, & there's simply never enough *me* time. The nagging & the constant arguing, I get greys just thinking about it....Now here I am, with nothing to do but cry, because I miss them. I know I'm being silly, & 3:00 will be here before I know it, & the arguing & nagging will be back with them. But for now I just can't help but feel lonely.

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Seriously, I dont' know how she's going to be able to go the entire day without Blankie!!

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