Saturday, August 30, 2008

Go Buckeyes!!!

Ohio State Buckeyes played their first game today against Youngstown State and won 43-0

We are HUGE OSU fans in this house so here goes a first of many pictures this year of our OSU Princess!

~ I bleed Scarlet and Gray~~~

Friday, August 29, 2008

FFF~ Black and White photos...

This weeks Favorite Foto Friday theme is Black~White Photos..Here are some of my all time favorite (well at least since i got my new camera!)
The boys on vacation 6/08

This picture was taken in a small alley to a art studio in little Italy (Cleveland)

Halloween 2007

The look of wonder on her face is priceless!

If you'd like to check out more FFF's go to Sarahs blog at

Thursday, August 28, 2008

My kids are famous..Did you know?

Im not sure if anyone of you know this but Miss Abby made the cover of the Toddler People Magazine...HmmmThe boys made nerd magazine proud!Wow and Lola The Hound too!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Wordless Wednesday or el miƩrcoles mudo (for all you Spanish speaking friends!)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Trendy Tuesday 80-90s style..

Oh yes who can forget the 80-90s formal dance photos? I went to a All girls school so being able to invite boys to a dance was a HUGE deal to us! The all boys school was down the street so we didnt have any trouble at all meeting them!

Group photo..Look at the high hair!

Does anyone remember the rapper Kid N Play? Thats Darius's hair!

I think i was drunk when i scanned this pic? My first Formal dance 1988 ..awww soo cute! The upper photo is a few months later at my 2ND dance..Same date,same nerdy-ness!

~ If Adam knew i posted this he'd kill me!~ SHhh dont tell!

Awwww but didnt Adam grow up to be cute!!? LoL HA

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Some Guate-Mom Friends..

We finally got to meet up with some adoptive friends Saturday @ a Latin American restaurant! It was nice to finally put a voice to the face of my blogger buddies!


muchachas hermosas

Ok were beat lets go!
~See everyone next week at the Latino Fest! If you'd like to meet up drop me a line,the more the merrier!~

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Working out with Abby...

First you open and close your mouth! STRETCH those face muscles! ( I'm not sure why she has a Mohawk!)"OK now jump on your scooter and just stand there! I would do more but haven't figured out how to get it to move! "

"Steady on the bouncy ball!"

"AND 1 and 2 and 3 and 4"

~A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise. ~A.A. Milne

Friday, August 22, 2008

FFF~ Favorite Stuffed Animal

This weeks Favorite Foto Friday is Favorite Stuffed Animal.
Abby favorite Stuffed animal is Lamby..This is when she first came home from Guat.and her lamby was white as snow!
Bottle,Lamby and My Brother..What more do I need?"

Sometimes Lamby gets thrown around.Yes,that's lamby under the tree!

Lamby puts up with her Cheese!

But In the end Lamby is the best friend a girl could have!

~~ Everywhere that Abby went the Lamb was sure to go!~~~

If you'd like to see more FFF go to Sarah's blog

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Call her the Maestro!

Abby grabbed a pencil and started singing and dancing ..I guess she was conducting the dog?!

We are HUGE Seinfeld fans in this house..If you are too you will like this line from "The Maestro"Episode...

Kramer: You know you hurt the Maestro's feelings.
Jerry: Oh what, because I didn't call him "Maestro"?
Kramer: That's right.
Jerry: Ya know I feel a little funny calling somebody Maestro.
Kramer: Why?
Jerry: Because it's a stupid thing to be called.
Kramer: Jerry, he's a conductor.
Jerry: Oh, conductor. He conducts the Policeman's Benevolent Association Orchestra.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Wordless Wednesdays..Beauty & The Beast..

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Trendy 70's Olan Mills pics...

Over the past few weeks i have been posting the fashion of my family in the 70's & 80's ..Really seems like alot of you are thinking its funny so at the expense of my dignity I will keep posting!
Many of you may remember the annual family photo outings to Olan Mills? Well it just cracks me up to look at these cheesy backgrounds that you could use!
Are we in China? And she used it again the following year!
I think this was our scholarly bookshelf background!
And please take note of the really really ugly green polyester matching outfits sis and i had on!Mandys shoes are soo very ugly and brown! Really i have no clue what my Bro was wearing!

Sunday, August 17, 2008


Guess what im in love with?
Michael Phelps? NOOO! (Well he is pretty cute!)


With this place....

Like Mother like Daughter!

OMG this is Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake!

Ahhhh Well fed and happy!

My hubby Ken took Abby and I out to eat tonight and i'd never ever been to the Cheesecake Factory and WOW its really good! You must go!!!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

A Poem for all adoptive parents! ~This is our Daughter!~

This Is Our Daughter
By Jill Work

We adopted her,

but we will NOT be referring to her as "our adopted daughter."

She is simply "our daughter".


and the niece of her aunts and uncles,

the grandaughter of her grandparents,

the cousin of her cousins,

and the sister of any future children

we add to the family

by biology or adoption.


There is no "return policy"

on an adopted child.

The whole idea of adopting

is a lot like marriage.

You make a lifetime

commitment to a person

with no biological

relationship to you.

You promise to "love and cherish"

for "richer, for poorer,

for better, for worse,

in sickness and in health-

as long as we both shall live."


and we ARE her real parents.

She has birth parents

(sometimes called

biological parents),

but we are her Mom and Dad,

and always will be.


and we love her.

We hope that you will too!


Friday, August 15, 2008

FFF~Back to school~~

This weeks Favorite Foto Friday is ~Back to School~ My kids don't go back until Aug26Th!
I did find a picture of my boys on the first day at their new school in August 2006! I cant believe how much they've grown! Don't they look Happy? LOL
If you'd like to see more FFF go to Sarah's blog

Thursday, August 14, 2008

New sunglasses!

Abby got some new sunglasses! Yes that's a Rite Aid prescription bag in her hand she uses anything as a purse!LOLNERD ALERT!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Wacky Wednesday...

We had a big luau party this past Saturday and this is the only picture i took(Its hard being the hostess and take pics)!
Lola is ready to party!