Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Hope you are all enjoying your family and/or friends on this exceptional holiday! Thanksgiving is one of the two most special holidays (the other is Passover) we celebrate at home. It's a day to spend with the people who make you feel good and to allow you to reflect on the great things you have in your life.

I am thankful for the loving, caring people in my life. I am thankful that my parents' house is large enough to hold 7 people and a dog even if we are in tight quarters. I am thankful that we are able to get along well enough that we aren't killing eachother or fighting all the time. I am thankful that Dave is working in a job that he likes and in a place where they like him. I am thankful that we are able to live comfortably within our means and that eventually we will have a nice house of our own to live in. I am thankful that I am surrounded by friends and family, that we are able to enjoy their company and have them enjoy ours. And here it is, I am thankful for my children! I thank God every day for their beautiful faces, healthy bodies, quick minds, easy smiles, and charming personalities! May they grow to be happy, successful, and healthy adults with loving, caring family and friends surrounding them!

To you and yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 16, 2006


Can you believe a woman was recently kicked off a Delta Airlines flight for discreetly breastfeeding her child!? Here's an article on it:

Personally, I am hoping that there is more to this story than was written in the article, but just in case there wasn't...

Join me in telling Delta Airlines to get a clue and be supportive of breastfeeding mothers; and also in telling Congress it's time to pass the Breastfeeding Promotion Act, which amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to protect breastfeeding mothers. Clearly this law is needed now!


Sunday, November 12, 2006


Thanks for the great evening out last night, Ladies!

Last night the MonkeyMoms had a Mom's Night Out to spend some quality time with Julie while she was up here taking care of Roz after surgery. Prayers for a speedy recovery, Roz! We went to The Summit, which is a little steakhouse down the street from here. The food was ok, but not great. The desserts were really yucky. But, the company was good and the conversation was good. The best part of the conversation is that it wasn't centered around our kids and what they do, but around us as adults and our interests. It was a good time!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Don't you just wish...

you could fall asleep anywhere you wanted when you were tired?
Yep....just conked out at the dinner table. She was fussing for a minute, then she was quiet. I figured that she just went back to her dinner and didn't look because I was tending to Jayden on the other side of me. When Jayden got down from the table, I looked over at Ellie and this is what I saw!

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Clowns and Witches!

Thank you all for the comments last time. I was feeling like I was out here in cyberspace all alone for a while. But, now that I know you are out there, I feel like babbling a little more. And, Kris, OF COURSE I REMEMBER YOU!!!

Actually, we have been so crazy around here, I haven't even had a chance to post our halloween pics!! Now that we are sporting colds, there is a little more down-time and I am able to get them posted. I managed to finish Dave's costume just in time for my boys to be clowns. For trick-or-treating, I put on a little make-up myself and wore a clown hat...just to fit in! :) My girls were witches...all 3 of them....Eliana, Ashley, and Grandma Tess!

This one was taken at the play area in the mall, where Mom and I took them to burn off some of that early afternoon energy, but it was too cute to pass up. I just love her little hat! :)