Saturday, May 29, 2010

Good to be home!

We are back home from our adventureous vacation to DC, Maryland, Virginia and Pensylvania. Kids and us had a such a great time, thanks to my sisters-in-law and their families.  
I'll share more about the trip and will post pictures, but for now... it's time to relax.

Good To Be Home,

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

DC here we come!

So it's time to pack..... This would be our first time traveling with both of our kids across country. We've decided to visit my husband's sisters (my sisters-in-law.) One of them lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and the other one lives in Virginia, right by the border of Washington DC. I am excited to get out of the house for a vacation, we've been way overdue for one. Even thought it might be hard traveling with both of our kids, we are both excited to see family and new advantures. Last time we've visited DC was about 4 years ago, when I was 7 months pregnant with my first.  I love DC, cause it's offers so much to see and so much history behind it. Museums, art galaries, statues, different authentic restaurants and of course the White House.

Anyways, checked the weather and it's promising to be anywhere between 82 deg. High and 65 deg Low with showers. Not to much help, because this means bring warm clothes AND cold clothes for all of us. I am used to traveling with lots of luggages, just in case the weather changes or someone forgets something I would have extras. Due to the extra charge for each luggage checked in, we've decided to travel as light as possible, in addition to taking a stroller (Bugaboo, which is BIG when holded) Carseat and hopefully no more than 2 luggages.

Also due to the high security in airports all liquid items has to be no more than 4 oz. Which is a bit irritating (my daughter drinks anywhere from 6 oz to 8 oz.) which means I would have to split her one feeding between 2 bottles. I guess I am not complaning too much, cause the high security is there for our safety. SO I went out and bought anything I could buy in mini/ travel sizes. Shampoos, hair gels, deodorants, toothpastes, travel packs formula, kids drinks, and snacks, even bought this tiny hair straightner for my self.

At last everything thats left to do is to iron, fold and neatly stuff it in the luggage. That's what I'll be doing for the next 3 days....

Friday, May 14, 2010


For the last couple of days Northwest has been blessed with some great weather, and I've been enjoying every minute of it. Spending as much as possible time outside in the backyard. We've had breakfasts, lunches and dinners out on the deck.

While making the fruit salad I managed to cut myself pretty hard. Due to Erika using bandages for every scratch and bump, we hapaned to ran out of them.

At the same time I've been inspired to work on this dress for Erika. My mom who is a great clothes maker (Custom made most of her clothes and of her kids clothes when we were little all 4 of us), due to her illness was unable to sew or knit recently. She gave me a huge box of her beautiful fabrics that she've collected for years. I was excited to start creating some beautiful pieces of clothes. More to come....

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Got Milk

While I was on the phone with a home builder, pretending to be in an real office (my home office) my munchkins helped themselves to some milk (half-and-half) Erika left the carton of 1/2 & 1/2 on the floor and Abby ofcourse decided to play with it. I guess I can't complain too much, end up coming just in time before it got to the carpeted area. They sure had lots of fun sliding on the hardwood soaked in 1/2 & 1/2.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

 They are the reason to celebrate LIFE! 

My parents (MOM) on their 60th Birthday with all of the grandkids.
My Mother-in-Law (w/Me 9 months prego & my Hubby) on her 60th Birthday.

The Best mother that I LOVEWhen God set the world in place, when He hung the stars up in space,When He made the land and the sea, then He made you and me.He sat back and saw all that was good, He saw things to be as they should.Just one more blessing He had in store; He created a mother, but whatever for?
He knew a mother would have a special place to shine His reflection on her child's face.
A mother will walk the extra mile just to see her children smile.
She'll work her fingers to the bone to make a house into a home.
A mother is there to teach and guide, a mother will stay right by your side.
She'll be there through your pain and strife, she'll stay constant in your life.
A mother will lend a helping hand until you have the strength to stand.
She'll pick you up when you are down, when you need a friend she'll stick around.
A mother is one who listens well, will keep her word; will never tell.
A mother never pokes or pries but stands quietly by your side,
Giving you the strength you need, encouraging you to succeed.
A mother is one who can be strong when you need someone to lean on.
You're more than a mother to me; a reflection of Him in your face I see, a love that knows no boundaries.
I'm glad that you chose to be all this and more to me.
You share a love that knows no end, you're more than my mother, you are my friend.

Susan Jordan