Holidays, My Husband

Wii wish you a Merry Christmas!

I am the best wife ever because I got my husband Wii for Christmas.

I got it on ebay Monday. Bid on one with wii play/remote, extra nunchuk and Mario Galaxy, Got it for $465. Not too bad considering retail plus tax would have been $400.. I paid $30 something in shipping and it arrived on Wednesday. The guy who I got it from, he had more auctions just like mine and I was the one who paid the least. Someone paid $530 before shipping!

I returned Brian’s PS2 w/ all it’s games to EB Games, because that had been our plan had we decided to get one. I got $66 for everything. I used my brother’s PS2 as a decoy. I returned Mario Galaxy to Walmart and repurchased it from EB Games with the money from the PS2 sale. We have $8 left over to spend there. My brother gave me cash for the extra nunchuk to give to Brian for Christmas.

I had nightmares of him finding out before Christmas. And all the running around had me ultra grumpy and tired. One of the reasons I didn’t even try to get one at the store, they always had people waiting in line. My one really good chance would have been when they had the huge release at every story, but it was snow and ice, and people had been waiting in line before 6am.. No way could I have handled it LOL..

Then Christmas came, it was the last present of the day. I had it over my parent’s house, as we were going there for Christmas day and I knew that he would want to open it to play right away and I would want to head over to my parent’s.

The look of surprise on his face was priceless and worth all that I went through to get it.

He played all afternoon. I fell asleep and he woke me up to catch a glimpse of my Mom playing the boxing game. It’s a lot of fun and I am really good at bowling and I love Mario Galaxy. I really want the Nights game. As I was a huge fan of Nights on Sega..

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!

Knocked Up, Life, My Husband, The Kids

Please let the sickies go!

I want all this sickness gone from my house, especially before Christmas.

Katie and I have pink eye.

Brianna is getting over pneumonia w/asthma.. She was on zithromax and has to take an albuterol inhaler every 4 hours. She missed 6.5 days of school.

Brian is now sick as well..

On the upside, the last two days morning sickness hasn’t been bad at all.. So hopefully I’m coming to an end of that..

I’ve pretty much been away from the computer, we had internet issues so I was offline for two days and just taking care of everyone and feeling sick myself..

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving..

My Husband, Pictures

My first NHL hockey game!

Brian’s Dad works for a company that does report cards for companies. They have people go in and test things out, like hotels. Well his company was going to test out Nationwide Arena, and his Dad was sending his “testers” tickets to the Bluejackets game. Not everyone could go, so he sent us two tickets. They were $275 a piece! We our own “table”, replay screen, comfy rolly chairs and our own waitress!!! I was seriously spoiled beyond belief! Regular box seats don’t even compare to what we had. It was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!! We ordered lunch from our waitress Connie. Brian just got some chicken fingers. I got a grilled chicken sandwhich. We also had fresh out of the oven chocolate chip cookies. Brian got a beer. I was going to order from the bar but started to get really cold even with Brian’s coat on my legs. So I just got hot chocolate instead. After the game some of the players were going to be signing autographs in our section, so we stood in line for about 45-60 minutes and got some! We got Jody Shelley, Zenon Konopka and Manny Malhotra. Of course we took pictures, I’m even in some!


Waiting for the game to start! The little blue lights in the crowd were from keychain flashlights OhioHealth passed out to people entering the game.


In play, it was awesome to finally be at a game and not just seeing it on TV. Though we are Philly Flyers fans πŸ˜‰


Blackhawks dominated the game. As you can see, many more shots on goal than the Blue Jackets! And up 3-0!


Face-off after a commercial. It was really funny when a commercial would come on because the players would just stand or skate around like they were bored and singing la-de-da LOL!


I think this was the first fight of the game and it was right in our corner! It was pretty interesting to watch the guys playing and then get pissed at each other and start fighting. My fave is the ref with the orange bands, he’s just standing there with his arms crossed watching LOL.


This was during halftime or something like that. They had two little kid hockey teams out on the ice and it was too cute to watch them. One of them was really good and kept scoring, he was a bit bigger though.


Me taking our picture. I love this once, hence the icon LOL.


Connie took our picture. I like this one because you can see the arena behind us!


Brian. See how it just seems like we are floating. It was kind of a bizarre feeling being completely exposed like that, but also so cool, because it was like we were in our own little world!


Me, and don’t look at my fattness. Seriously I do not look this fat. I think it’s because I have a tanktop underneath my sweater, making me have a uniboob (and my boobs are huge anyway) and then wearing the bulky sweater and being in a seated position. Sigh. I need to work out *wah*


Blue Jackets trying to score.


When we looked over our little piece of glass that you can see in the left hand corner of the pic, we could see one of the cameras and the guy who does the music. He plays some and does some sort of drum machine as well as uses the computer for the songs. It was cool to watch him when he was doing it.


I like this pic, you can see everything!


Another fight LOL.


Zambonis! They would pick two kids at the beginning of a game and they would get to ride out on the zambonis.


When we were waiting in line for autographs the Blue Jacket guy came around. We had to get a picture with him!


Everyone’s gone. The red asterik is where we were sitting!

Birthdays, Life, Pictures, The Kids

Our Labor Day Weekend!

Friday night we went to the pet store to see some puppies! Brianna had said she wanted to go so after dinner we went over to Petland. First we looked at the rabbits, I picked one up for the girls to pet, it started going crazy so I put it back. Then I let a bird hop onto my finger so they could see. We took a look at all the puppies. We picked a little fluffy puppy, not sure of the breed and took it to the little cubicle and the girls were in puppy heaven! It was all over the place, going back and forth between Brianna and Katie. And it kept nibbling on their clothes, shoes and fingers. It was cute until I picked it up and looked at it’s face and I swear it had an ewok face and all I could do was laugh at it the rest of the time. We said good bye to the animals and went home. After putting the kids to bed Brian and I watched Who’s Line, had some fun on the stairs on the way up to bed and then I fell fast asleep!

Saturday, I was up early, I couldn’t sleep after my 6am temp time. Katie got up around 7 to go potty. We went back into bed to cuddle. Then Brianna came in. Brianna and I got dressed, went to Walmart to get party stuff, got some cupcakes, tinkerbell/cars cups, tinkerbell/cars stickers, oreo mini snack bags, matchbox cars, jacks and apple juice. Went to Joanne Etc. got a bunch of foam craft stuff on sale with an extra 40% off and some blank puzzles. We got home, gave Brianna a bath and got her dressed. I jumped in the shower and got myself together. Brian and Katie were all ready to go. I made the goody “bags” Got all the craft stuff together. Loaded the van and we were off. Half way to the rec center I remembered that I had forgotten candles and a lighter. So we stopped at Kroger. I ran in, got a number 5 candle, a lighter, a bag of chex mix and 2 liter of coke and sprite. We got to the rec center, unloaded Brianna and I and all the stuff to take in, Brian and Katie parked the van. Got stuff set up and a couple minutes later in walked Hannah, Brianna’s first guest. Talked to her father, he got her changed, (it was supposed to be a pool party) and then he left. The girls started making necklaces. Then came Carrie with Lauren, Logan was at his golf lesson and was going to come late. Then in came the twins with their grandmother and then Jennifer their mom walked in. Then Deana, Conner and Brandon, Jenny, with Taylor and Aaron. After that Kelly with Griffen. All the kids did crafts and then we went to the gym, they played with the balls and we did the parachute. Then we went back to the room for cupcakes and then presents. It went pretty smoothly and 2 hours was just fine! After that we went to my parents. Katie took a nap. My Mom and I went through the JC Penney catalog, then put up the fall decorations. We left after Katie got up. She did the cutest thing, she kept creeping up on people and saying “I’m……. Going…….To……Getchoo!” And then would tickle us. She did it to Popi repeatedly. It was adorable! We left, got the kids McDonald’s and us some BW3’s wings. Brian and I had a money arguement, before, during and after I put the kids to bed. I left and went to Kelly’s and was there until 11:30..


All crafts set up and getting Brianna and Hannah started. Katie eating chex mix πŸ™‚


Hannah making her very own puzzle, she drew her family! Brianna making a necklace with star beads!


Katie drawing her puzzle!


On the left of the table: Taylor, Jennifer, Jennifer’s mom, Lauren, Amanda, Aaron, Jenny
On the right, Griffen, Hannah and baby Lauren!


Kelly, Carrie, baby Lauren’s head, Katie, Hannah and Griffen!


Open gym. Brianna waiting her turn, Brian lifting Katie up to make a basket.


Parachute fun! (most of these pics came out blurry 😦 )


All the kids would run underneath as soon as we would pull it up.


Brianna and Amanda!


Cupcakes and candle time! Taylor, Katie and I are cut off, Brianna and Lauren.


Buttercream icing is good! Brianna and Katie!


After opening Conner’s present (strawberry shortcake book and blueberry muffin doll) Deana, Brandon, Taylor, Brianna, Conner, Hannah, Katie, my arm LOL.


After opeing Hannah’s present (Dora figure, Angeline doll) Brianna and Hannah!


After opening the twins present (Lollipop, princess fruitsnack, glitter make-up, bracelet, princess place setting and flatware, princess game) Taylor, Brianna, Griffen, Lauren and Amanda!


After opening Taylor’s present (Barbie Mini Kingdom, odette and erika dolls) Taylor and Brianna!


After opening Logan and Griffen’s present (Belle, Cinderella and Aurora sparkle princesses) Logan, Brianna and Griffen


Logan, Griffen, Katie, Brianna, Taylor, Conner, Brandon, Amanda, Hannah (Lauren was hiding)

Sunday we went to church. Came home, had some lunch. Katie took a nap. I took a nap. Brian ended up falling asleep on the couch. I woke up, made chicken linguine (grabbed the wrong box, meant to get fettucine) and alfredo sauce! It was good. Then we went to Walmart to get some ranch dip mix and some ruffles and then off to the dollar theater. We saw Cars. It was really good. The girls both got the kid’s meal, popcorn, soda and m&m’s. Katie had to pee twice during the movie, so I missed some parts. Can’t wait until it is on DVD! Got the kids to bed and brian and I ate nutcones and watched an epi of smallville. Then up to bed and had some fun πŸ™‚

Monday we had a slow day, my temp was still up, so Brian and I decided that I should go get a test. I went and got one at Walmart along with some cream cheese. Then stopped at Tim Horton’s for donuts and bagel. Had some breakfast when I got home. Did things around the house. Took the test. Brian went in to look at it and it was a bum test, there was no control line. There was nothing. So he wanted me to get another one. I decided no, I’d wait it out. I went in to watch tv and I looked at it again and the control line was there and it looked faint positive. I showed it to Brian, he saw it too. Then he wanted me to get another one. I said I would wait. Then when we looked again it was just negative. So I said I was definitely waiting. I ended up spotting a bit. We had dinner at my parents, the girls played in the pool. It was nice. Then we got home and hung out I think. I can’t remember LOL. I know once the girls were in bed we watched some TV about the Dugger family and then some of the shrinking woman. I went online for a bit and then went to bed.

Marriage

All about him!

ABOUT HIM]

His name? Brian

Where did you two first meet? Jen and Renee’s room. 1st floor Montour @ Bloomsburg University

When exactly did you two first meet? The first week of school, so Sept. 1999

What was your first impression of him? Didn’t really notice him. I had a huge crush on his friend and that day, I was mostly annoyed with Brian. He was in the way of my viewing pleasure of Josh, LOL!

When did you start liking him? Sometime during those first weeks of school

When did you two start going out? I couldn’t tell you the exact date. It was after I depledged Chi Theta Pi though.

What was your first kiss with him like? Nice. I was thrown back because he wasn’t the typical guy I dated. He was very laid back and not aggresive at all in the physical department LOL.

How much older/younger is he compared to you? I am 2 months older than him

hair color? brown

eye color? Hazel/Green

build? 5’9″ or 10″. I don’t know. I’m not good at these questions LOL.

heritage? Irish/Italien

religion? non denom christian

glasses? nope, though sometimes I think he needs them!

piercings? had 2 holes and a cartiledge peircing but has taken them out.

tattoos? nope

birthmarks? nope

smart? yes πŸ™‚

sarcastic? can be very sarcastic

humourous? he tries LOL

possessive? no

patient? for the most part

affectionate? yes

protective? yes, when he needs to be

clingy? No

talkative? sometimes

outgoing? sometimes

party animal/stay at home kind? Stay at home guy

sporty?Β  He loves sports especially baseball. he played semi-professional!

artistic? if it comes to newspaper layouts and putting together, dvds, picture collages or powerpoint shows. then yes!

practical? yes

[HIS SKILLS]

can he cook? yes

can he repair things? sometimes

can he dance? LOL, he has absolutely no rhythm

can he sing? no

can he draw? funny stick figures

can he play an instrument? some guitar

can he write well? yes, very neat and legible

can he make you laugh? yes

what is his talent? his dvd making skills

is he good at science and math? not really

[THINGS YOU LIKE ABOUT HIM]

what part of his face do you like the most? his smile

what part of his body do you like the most? his butt

what part of his personality do you like the most? his sense of humor

what do you admire about him? his dedication to his job and ability to accomplish things

what part of him attracts you the most? All of him

do you know what attracts him to you? he loves how i care for our family and my long legs and of course if i show cleavageΒ  πŸ˜‰

[RANDOM QUIRKS]

is he an animal lover? yes, though he says no more pets LOL

is he environmental friendly? i guess

what are his views on political issues? for the most part we feel the same way.. though we stay away from the topic because it can cause some pretty heated arguements..

is he racist? nope

is he a vegetarian? nope

does he drink? not really

does he smoke? Never

does he curse? hm, not really

does he abuse drugs? No

is he hairy? Yes

does he donate to beggars? Yes

is he neat or messy? Both

[HIS LOVE LIFE]

is he a romantic? yes

is he sentimental? yes

does he give you flowers? not really, because he knows that as much as i like them, they don’t last LOL

does he lavish you with gifts? sometimes

does he pay for your dates? All the time

does he express his love for you in words or actions? Both

[THINGS YOU DISLIKE ABOUT HIM]

any habits of his that you dislike? he bites his nails and it drives me nuts

any part of his appearance that you dislike? not really

any part of his character that you dislike? sometimes he can be a little too sarcastic, but not as much as he used to

[YOUR FEELINGS FOR HIM]

how long have you two been together? about 6 years…

do you truly love him? with all of my heart

does he truly love you? with all of his heart

can you envision marrying him? of course, i did. and next year, we’re renewing our vows!

My Husband, Pictures, The Kids

Disney Vacation Pictures: Second day in Florida! (post 2)

We spent the whole day at Epcot. After finishing up breakfast we walked around for awhile as the rest of the park was not open yet. It was really awesome to be the first ones there! No crowds, it was just so peaceful! Very cool! Brianna took off with the rest of the family to look around and Brian and Katie and I took in the sites. Then we met everyone and went on Soarin. That ride is so amazing! It really does feel like you are flying over all the places.. Everyone went on, while Lexi, Lauren and I stayed with Katie. Then when they got of the ride, we went on while they stayed with Katie. She ended up taking a nap and I carried her during her nap in the playtex hip hammock.. Love that thing, It was a life saver!

Princess Aurora signing the girls books! Katie trying to touch her!


Getting ready to pose for a picture!


Brianna totally loving every minute of it πŸ™‚


A final hug between princesses!


Golf ball just waiting to be hit LOL!


Love the clouds in this pic! The fountains were amazing! Katie loved looking at them and they were synchonized with music! It was awesome to watch!


Love this pic! Brianna is off with the rest of the family. and I have no clue who even took this pic LOL.. But it turned out great!!


Katie by her fave fountain! Every time we passed by it she had to go look!


Katie being sassy. Playing with a wet wipe, washing Aunt Lauren’s hand while we wating for everyone to get off Soarin!


Playing with Aunt Lauren’s camera while Lexi watches!

My Husband, Pictures

My husband..

is Mr. Potato Head! Work was having their costume/potluck today. And his group was 80’s toys and games. So he chose Mr. Potato Head. Actually I told him it would be easy to do with using Brianna’s big stuffed potato head velcro parts… So I put it together last night and I think it turned out awesome. We are missing some parts that we just could not find and we looked everywhere. We only had 1 ear and we couldn’t find the big cheesy grin..