Friday, November 27, 2009


I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

I am thankful for so many things... on the top of the list is this little pilgrim and her brothers and sisters and daddy!

I think Milli (my cat) is thankful that I put up the Christmas tree yesterday after lunch... she has not moved from this position:

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Misunderstanding.... Or Not??? : )

I picked the girls up from school today, and this is how the conversation went....

Lilli : as she is strapping into her seat belt.... "You know mommy, you can't "shrink" and drive"

Me: (Knowing that I am always one step ahead of my children) " You are right Lilli, you can't "drink" and drive. That is against the rules. That is why Daddy drives if I have a sip of wine or a sip of margarita when we go out to a restaurant". .... and I am thinking to myself - Wow, the school starts early teaching this very important rule.

Lilli: " I know that mommy, but I mean you can't "shrink" and drive because your legs will be too short to touch the pedals".

Abby: "Yep mom, Lilli is right... if you shrank, you would be too short to drive."

Me: "Oh"... realizing that my kids are indeed ALWAYS one step ahead of me... and full of completely random thoughts!

Sunday, November 22, 2009


This was a GREAT movie!

Friday, November 20, 2009

On Vacation in Hawaii...

Ha... I wish! Not us... Lilli's "Turkey" is hiding out in disguise until after Thanksgiving... I think "SHE" will make it another year! But seriously... I wish I were on the beach in Hawaii sipping something sweet out of a coconut shell! : )

Thursday, November 19, 2009

I Discovered the Fountain of Youth Last Night

... at a Bruce Springsteen concert! Seriously, he is 60 years old but his voice and energy are NOT!

I have been to many concerts - and raved about most. Joe has always judged all by a single standard... Bruce. I now understand why. The show was 3 hours of the most amazing music and energy! The crowd - and I can say that I was on the younger side of the average age- never sat down. The folks around me - including the 84 year old lady directly behind me - enthusiastically sang along with every tune.

My favorite two numbers were Hungry Heart and Thunder Road (I likes Santa Claus is Coming to Town also) ... but really it was the music that had me. From Clarence Clemons on Sax to Max Weinberg on Drums to the piano and of course Bruce on an array of guitars... it blew me away!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Time Sure Does Fly....

This picture was taken 12 years ago.... seems like yesterday!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2009