Saturday, July 28, 2007

Patrick's Saturday 6

1. What is your absolute favorite dessert? Brownies, with good vanilla ice cream (like Breiers with little pieces of vanilla bean in it), and warm chocolate sauce on it, and real whipped cream. Heavenly.

2. When is the last time you had it? Umm.. maybe my birthday a year or two ago? Not sure.

3. If you had to give up one of the following for life: cookies, cake, ice cream, pie, or chocolate, which would you choose never to try again? Cake. I could live without cake. Definitely.

4. Take the quiz: What flavor of ice cream are you?
You Are Strawberry Ice Cream

A bit shy and sensitive, you are sweet to the core.
You often find yourself on the outside looking in.
Insightful and pensive, you really understand how the world works.

You are most compatible with chocolate chip ice cream.

5. If you attempted to make the dessert you like best, how well do you think it would turn out? Oh, I can make a mean brownie, for sure, so I think it would turn out just fine! (Who can mess a brownie up? Seriously. My. Baking. Skills. Are. Pathetic.)

6. If you were going to invent your own flavor of ice cream to be carried by a company like Ben & Jerry’s, what ingredients would you require? Chocolate ice cream for sure, with bits of heath bars, M&Ms, little swirls of fudge, and maybe a few Oreo chunks. I'm all about the crunchies, baby!

Friday, July 27, 2007

Weekend Plans?

Just wondering what everyone has planned this weekend...

We are having a date night in tonight.. we had tacos and put the kids to bed early. We got a movie (Music and Lyrics with Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore), and plan on just having a good time being together and being quiet after a few really hectic weeks (ok, really more like a few hectic months)...

Tomorrow Jonathan has soccer practice bright and early, and we'll be doing general house stuff -- hopefully the weather will be nice and we'll get to take them in the pool.. I can't believe July is almost over already! What in the world is going on here????? I guess we should be lucky school doesn't start in 2 weeks like some places do...

Sunday is church and Sunday School and then we'll be getting ready for our church's Vacation Bible School, so that will thrust us into a hugely busy week to come.

Anyone else care to share what you've got going on this weekend, into the coming week? I love to know!! :)

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Vacation Pictures :) (lots!)

Brian and Jonathan at Chocolate World:
Our little Hershey's Kisses:
A Silly Moment:
Mommy and Katie Bug hanging out:

Jonathan is a Hershey Bar:
Me and my BFF:
Daddy and Katie Bug:
Jonathan and G on the Scrambler:
Hanging out waiting for a ride:

Our girl with Jodi:
Daddy and Katie:
A'LaLa and her girl:
Katie in Jonon's hat:

Takin' a shower:

Bathing Beauty:
Look at me!
Aww! Friends Forever!
Saying Goodbye to our friends :(

Sleepy girl (not that she slept that much... sigh)

Yeah. We love being in the car (insert rolling eyes):

Monday, July 23, 2007

Julie's Techno Meme

Cell phones
How long have you had a cell phone? (If you don’t have one, why not? What would prompt you to get one?) I have had my phone for about 8 years or so? I think, give or take a year or two... What prompted me to get one? Umm.. I told Brian I needed a phone for "emergencies" ;)

How much do you use it? I use it constantly... so much, in fact, that Brian has to up my cell phone plan to more minutes... because, I need more! (I told him that in the beginning, but did he listen?? No...)

Do you get jittery without it? Yes! I need to be "connected" at all times...

How many computers in your house? One

How does the time break down? (work/play/email/blogs/etc.) Email - 1/3, Boards/Chat friends - 1/3, Blogs -1/3

If your computer malfunctions, do you-
Log in as root and fix the problem in a few swift keystrokes?
Get some online help and fix it yourself with slightly slower keystrokes?
Enlist outside help? from whom? How does he or she respond when you ask for assistance?
Opt for the wishful thinking computer repair strategy, also known as the reboot-with-fingers-crossed strategy?
I get some online help and try to fix it myself.... If I can't I call tech support, if that doesn't help I have a friend from church who has helped me out a few times... can't go long without my computer! :)

What techno-gadget would you most like to own? iPod.. hands down, no doubt about it!
Of those you own (including PDA, iPod, etc.), which you miss most acutely if you dropped it in the lake accidentally while canoeing? I'd miss my iPod the most if I had one!

What’s something you’ll never buy? I would buy anything if I had the money (not a good steward I guess!) But I love technology and I love to play around with all the gadget-y stuff! I think I'm a nerd!) ;) Or is it that I wish I was one? ;)

Friday, July 20, 2007

The Friday Five

That's Entertainment!

1. What is your all time favorite book? My favorite book of all time is My Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult. I've never had a book affect me more.

2. What is your all time favorite movie? Singin' in the Rain

3. What are you reading right now? A Bend in the Road by Nicholas Sparks

4. What is your favorite show on tv? Grey's Anatomy

5. What is the last movie you saw in the theater? Shrek 3

Monday, July 16, 2007

Back from Vacation!

.... and thrust into the throes of summer! JD is doing VBS this week, he's started right into soccer, and I'm doing MOPS stuff this week, like our retreat, and just getting back with our friends and family since being away...

Busy busy busy! Life is crazy yet good... we had a busy vacation, but it was fun and full. These little ones definitely keep us hopping! (Especially the little one, lol!!)

The summer is in full swing for sure and we're hoping to get full use out of everything -- the pool, friends, family, and fun...

If I'm not here much, it's because life is full of demands, and it's hard to be on the computer when there are so many things going on outside..

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer and if there is anything exciting to post about you can be sure I'll be right on it!

Hugs to all!


Saturday, July 07, 2007

Shopping for our trip!!

Today I met Laura at the mall and we went shoe shopping for our vacation, which, I am excited to report, is in 4 days!!! We are so looking forward to it. But I digress.. More to come about that.

Anyways. The time to meet was 10:30. We were to meet outside the Skechers outlet at our big outlet mall. Now, note this: Laura and I are never, ever on time. To anything. Ever. But this day, today, it shall we noted that Laura was actually early! And Cath was on time!!!!! (What did you expect, we were going shopping and both of us had no kids with us... a rare and beautiful occasion indeed, and we both truly understood the unique-ness of this day.)

Hmm. I wonder if it had something to do with the numbers today? 7-7-07? Everyone felt the need to point that out to us wherever we went today. Not sure...

Anyway.. we were in shoe Heaven in Skechers, and took our time trying on shoes, complimenting each other on our beautiful feet, and how gorgeous they looked in each pair of shoes we tried on, and talked about you, Care, and how much fun it would be if you could be with us, especially in the shoe store! ;)

We then went inside the mall (after I bought the cahh-uutest shoes there) and I proceeded to buy the following:
1) a new pair of capris (in my new size!! Go me!)
2) 2 new tee- shirts
3) a cute new halter top for katie at Old Navy
4) a hoodie for Katie at Old Navy
5) new shoes and socks for Katie at Stride Rite (omg so cute. tee-straps in PINK)
6) another new shirt for Katie at Childrens Place (to match Laura's G's.. we *had* to get them matching outfits for Hershey this year!! Had to!!)
7) A bottle of water for me
8) A cup of coffee for Laura

And lots of lots of laughing, and conversation..

I'd say we were a success.... the only problem was.. I'd have to come home and face Brian with the total of what I'd spent... Eeek!!!

It was a day well spent!!! Adventures in Shopping!!!!! :) :)

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Fun with Friends/Updated with a few pictures :)

This weekend was spent with friends... old and new, from near and far. Suzanne and her beautiful daughter came to see my BFF and I from Long Island, and we just had 4 days of glorious girlfriend time. We had the best time taking the kids to an amusement park, taking them swimming, jumping on the trampoline (no comment, Laura, you mean thing, butt bouncer)... going out for Buffalo wings and apple-tinis, hanging out in the hotel room that last night...I think that might have been my favorite time of all...

We threw in a trip to Erie PA to meet up with some other friends (love you gerz!) and all of our miracle babies and we had a wonderful time of talking, laughing, baby holding, picture taking, and of course ended with a few tears shed as the time is always too short, and the distance is a little too far.

I thank God for you girls... what a wonderful weekend. I was sad to see the weekend end, but feel so very blessed to call each of you my friends. I love you all!!!


PS: I will post a few pictures here of our weekend after I ask permission to do so. :-)

Me and Suzanne:..............Suz and Laura:

And our darlings watching "fireworks" out the hotel window: (We think it was the lights from the cars on the thruway but didn't have the heart to tell them):
OK i can't post this one yet because i haven't gotten permission from Suzanne, but I promise to as soon as I do.. sorry for the tease!! (this was the holdup, Carebear! Sorry honey!! xoxox)