Sunday, March 31, 2013


yes this toast says "i heart you" and yes i do this every time i make toast for my children

spring cleaning

one room cleaned, top to bottom and everything in it

Easter "dinner"

taco dip
 pulled pork
 family photo
i enjoyed this day so much, went to church, no rushing to be anywhere, i made what my family likes (well most of them) nothing traditional. We finally got to take some family photos, with the self timer, and i got a few that are definitely keepers! thank you family

Happy Easter

Saturday, March 23, 2013


thanks mavis & phil for new scarf 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


  • December 17 & 18 tryouts for the sound of music = 0
  • AUBRI GOT THE LEAD AS MARIA = can't put a price on this
  • visit to the ER Jan. 21 plus cough medicine = $30 
  • follow up visit with Dr. Rao Fe. 12 = $20
  • 2 pairs of shoes = $37.88
  • tights & long white socks = $27.14
  • Sound of Music t-shirt & sweatshirt = $37.00
  • tickets = $35.00
  • Flowers = $13.50
  • case of water = $3.97
  • Mom set painting & building = 20 hours
seeing my daughter as Maria in The Sound of Music = PRICELESS !

Anna Marie Photography took this amazing picture of Maria

Friday, March 15, 2013

Aubri aka Maria

Tonight is opening night!
 Tonight at 7pm, saturday at 7pm and sunday at 2pm
the hills are alive...

Thursday, March 14, 2013


I am thankful that my daughter chose to go to the basketball game with me. I am thankful for the conversation, singing and even was nice having her to myself plus she knows the secret to ordering at taco bell :)
thanks bella...

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

valentine's day...

my hubby got me this bracelet from etsy (but really it came from Turkey)
the kiss, gustav klimt, it's kinda our thing....

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

snow day ! 3-11-13

Ok so it was only 1/2 day but as of today we have had 5 days, 2 hours off WITH PAY. that my friends is an extra week of vacation! here is what i did today...
  • woke up to phone call from NHS saying school was closed
  • went downstairs and told aubri
  • went back to bed, woke up to text from NMU saying NMU was closed til noon
  • went back to sleep, woke up at 11AM
  • took shower and went to work
it was amazing!

birthday boy

he's gonna kill me but this is my favorite picture of my husband. I think it was taken when we were dating, not sure. i really dig the mustache
happy birthday babe

Monday, March 11, 2013

twenty one years old

where has the time gone? 21 years old today, you sure have turned into a wonderful young woman. 

I'm glad i have been here for this journey, well for the last 12 years anyways :) I made a promise to you many years ago, i'll never leave.
I love you queenie, xoxoxoxox

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Mother Abbess

so today Aubri asked me to help her with her lines, this is the first time and i was secretly excited. I was reading the lines of Mother Abbess.

I am apparently in need of a drink because i said "Sister Margarita" it should have been Sister Margaretta. Aubri said, "this is an abbey, it's not margarita". Then she stopped before i could sing climb every mountain, i did it anyway!

oh my god Maria lighten up :)

Saturday, March 2, 2013

my girl

she came in the door, went right to the chair, asked if we had any nacho cheese and then fell asleep about 2 minutes later.

she has been burning the candle at both ends for awhile now. Tonight she just got home from Michigan Tech watching her cousin Phil play. Her basketball season ended very emotionally last night. Now she can just concentrate on the Sound of Music which she has the lead as Maria. Then next up is her junior prom the end of April. She is such a busy girl and i am proud of her for all she's doing plus keeping her grades up! I worry about this one running herself ragged...

i should worry about myself right now because she is gonna pound me when she sees i took this picture, she IS taller than me! i love you baby