Monday, December 31, 2012

Old into New

As we look back on yet another year gone, we are reminded of the things that we have done. There are things we wish we could change, things we wish we have or hadn't done, and things we have been blessed with. These things aren't always things, big or small. They are people, places, or even actions. The best way to put it is in the words of the one and only Bing Crosby.

When I'm worried and I can't sleep
I count my blessings instead of sheep
And I fall asleep
Counting my blessings

When my bankroll is getting small
I think of when I had none at all
And I fall asleep
Counting my blessings

I think about a nursery and I picture curly heads
And one by one I count them as they slumber in their beds

If you're worried and you can't sleep
Just count your blessings instead of sheep
And you'll fall asleep
Counting your blessings"

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

"And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."
– Luke 2:4-14

Caden made out like a bandit & was happy as can be

Monday, December 24, 2012

A Visit from St Nicholas

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer.

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

"Now Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid! on, on Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!"

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of Toys, and St Nicholas too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of Toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.

His eyes-how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly!

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself!
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!"

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

1 whole year!

I can't believe little man is a whole year old today! It's so unbelievable, I feel like he was just born.

Happy Birthday Caden!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Well, surprise!

We've technically known since Fathers Day :)

our teddy bear
Yep, definitely a huge shock, not expected at ALL! I'm just getting used to being a mom of one!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

3 years and 9 months

Married 3 years to my loving husband

and our little man is 9 months old!
Its his In/Out birthday, 40 weeks old! (Technically it was a week and a half ago but its cute anyway)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

9 years along

We've been together for 9 years, married for almost 3. We drive each other crazy and make each other laugh. We have a beautiful son and it's almost hard to believe we're married but there's no one else in the world who I would spend my life with. I love him to the very depths of my soul and my whole heart.
Here's to many, many more years...

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Passion fruit

8. What are 5 passions you have?

These are in no particular order...

1. Books. Let's face it, there's nothing like a really good book. A story that can just suck you in completely. One more chapter turns into 3, then 5, then you somehow end up at the end of the book. A book you just don't want to end or a sequel you have to wait for (sometimes a whole year, it's torture!).

2. Pictures. I love pictures. That's as simple as it gets. It's as good as capturing that perfect moment completely by accident. You can almost always look at a picture and remember exactly what was happening. Sometimes you laugh, sometimes you cry, sometimes all you can do is smile because there really are no words. Even if a picture is worth a thousand of them.

3. Writing. Speaking of words, I could write for days if the muse strikes. It seems like the easiest way to communicate what's going on in my head. Poetry being my better work, I wish I had the attention span for a novel. Either way, i'm happy.

4. Baking. My dream kitchen has professional grade appliances so I can bake to my hearts content. It's a form of creativity. I can't paint or sculpt but I can make a mean chocolate cake (mean to your waistline anyway). Cookies, cakes, brownies, pies, any sugar laden treat I can think of I want to create.

5. Love. Yes, I am passionate about love. It's as varied as a rainbow. It comes in so many colors, shapes, and forms. It's simply indescribable. Love for yourself, love for your partner, love for your children, love for your family...there's too many to ever list. The beautiful thing about it is you can hold so much of it that you think you're full, but then more pours in and there's magically more room.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

8 months down...

I cant believe in just 4 short months he's going to be a year old. He's so happy and growing so fast. One would think we're feeding him miracle grow :D

Friday, May 25, 2012

Dream a little dream...

7. What is your dream job, and why?

Anything having to do with books would be ideal for me. You know that library in Beauty in the Beast? That's totally my dream library.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mothers Day!

Happy Mothers Day to all mommies everywhere. Whether they are 2 legged or 4 legged, you are a mommy and it's a wonderful thing!

Friday, May 4, 2012

When I can remember...

6. What is the hardest thing you have ever experienced?

Honestly, childbirth, no if, ands, or buts about it. It's kind of like getting a tattoo, only more painful but you do end up with something beautiful (or hopefully in the tattoos case).
On September 26th, Caden came a week and a half early and weighed in at 8lbs 12oz and 21in long. I can only imagine how big he would of been if I had gone full term (10/5). I definitely wanted an epidural but with the pitocin (I was barely dilating, if at all, and my water had broken almost 12 hours earlier), I went from 2-3cm straight to 10cm. So yea, no time for the epidural now! I'm actually quite proud of myself. I made almost no noise while I was pushing (minus the occasional grunting). That is, until he crowned and I dropped the f-bomb (pretty loud from what I remember). Yea, I totally tore and it was completely painful but absolutely worth it.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

5 by 5 and a 7!

5. What are the 5 things that make you most happy right now?

  1. My son! How can he not? All he has to do is flash that little gummy grin and i'm wrapped around his baby finger.
  2. My cats. The fat, fuzzy, fluffy attention grabbers. Who wouldn't want to snuggle with a warm purring ball of fluff?
  3. My mommy facebook groups. It's so nice to have other mommies to talk to, even if we never meet i'm glad they're there.
  4. Watching my husband and son together. That's all there really is to it.
  5. My husband. He can be a screwball sometimes and drive me crazy, but I love him. He's my dork in shining armor.

On another note, Caden is 7 months old today!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

At the edge of 17

4. List 10 things you would tell your 16 year-old self, if you could.

Considering it was 1998 when I was 16...

  1. Get your damn license
  2. Go to and finish college
  3. Push yourself more
  4. Get a good job
  5. Save money from said job
  6. Write more,in fact, never stop writing, you never know, you might get published someday
  7. Have faith in the Red Sox
  8. Sometimes things happen that you cant change, better to just go with it
  9. You'll fall in love someday, don't screw it up
  10. You're beautiful

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Parental Units

3. Describe your relationship with your parents.

I'd say it's a lot easier than it used to be. We live 2,000 miles apart and we don't really talk much. Not by choice mind you, just that time gets away from me and I tend to forget things.
I like to think of my mom as one of my best friends. I look just like her and we have a lot in common. For instance, a nice cup of tea, a good book, and a purring cat in your lap. She's got an awesome sense of humor and a bit of a wild streak too.As for my dad, well, he's different. Nowadays I guess it's sort of an easy understanding. Especially since I got married and moved away. He's not an easy man to describe but he is easy to understand. He likes you, he makes fun of you; he doesn't like you, not a word. He is cool though, tattoos and a harley and hard working blue collar kind of guy.

I do miss them a lot, especially now that I have lil man. I'm hoping to get up north and visit them more, especially when he gets a little older.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Two to Threes

2. Describe 3 legitimate fears you have and explain how they became fears.

  1. Losing someone close to me. I don't think there's a real how to it, it seems like a natural human fear many people have.
  2. Not being able to have more kids. I come from a family of fertile myrtles but secondary infertility can still happen.
  3. Large crowds. I'm not really a people person and a lot of people make me nervous, especially speaking in front of large crowds.

I'm not really afraid of clowns, spiders, snakes, or any of the "normal" fears. I have no clue why. I mean spiders and snakes and creepy crawlies do creep me out but afraid of them? Nope, not really. 

Sunday, April 22, 2012


1. List 20 random facts about yourself.

  1. I like the smell of lipstick
  2. I've had two first names
  3. I've had 3 last names
  4. I could open my open my own Bath & Body Works, I own that many body washes and lotions
  5. I've never seen a Star Wars movie...seriously, not one.
  6. I can recite dialogue from any Back to the Future movie
  7. I love 80's movies
  8. My birthday is the same forwards as it is backwards(2/8/82) and always divisible by 5 (2+8+8+2 or 2+8+1+9+8+2)
  9. I'm a total crazy cat person
  10. Purple has always been my favorite color
  11. I'm the oldest of 4 girls
  12. and the only brunette
  13. I could eat a whole watermelon if given a chance
  14. My dream vacation is Ireland
  15. I used to watch The Monkees on Nick at Night
  16. I got my first tattoo at 15
  17. I read my first Anne Rice book when I was 12
  18. I own atleast 200+ books
  19. Blink-182 is my favorite band
  20. I've had poetry published. 
This took forever! Who knew it could take two hours to think of 20 random facts about yourself?

Saturday, April 21, 2012

The List

So here it is, I found this courtesy of
I'm going to attempt to answer all these questions, a little self evaluation never hurt anyone. Atleast one a day, as often as I can remember.


1. List 20 random facts about yourself.
2. Describe 3 legitimate fears you have and explain how they became fears.
3. Describe your relationship with your parents.
4. List 10 things you would tell your 16 year-old self, if you could.
5. What are the 5 things that make you most happy right now?
6. What is the hardest thing you have ever experienced?
7. What is your dream job, and why?
8. What are 5 passions you have?
9. List 10 people who have influenced you and describe how.
10. Describe your most embarrassing moment.
11. Describe 10 pet peeves you have.
12. Describe a typical day in your current life.
13. Describe 5 weaknesses you have.
14. Describe 5 strengths you have.
15. If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
16. What are your 5 greatest accomplishments?
17. What is the thing you most wish you were great at?
18. What has been the most difficult thing you have had to forgive?
19. If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
20. Describe 3 significant memories from your childhood.
21. If you could have one superpower, what would it be and what would you do with it first?
22. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 15 years?
23. List your top 5 hobbies and why you love them.
24. Describe your family dynamic of your childhood vs. your family dynamic now.
25. If you could have dinner with anyone in history, who would it be and what would you eat?
26. What popular notion do you think the world has most wrong?
27. What is your favorite part of your body and why?
28. What is your love language?
29. What do you think people misunderstand most about you?
30. List 10 things you would hope to be remembered for.

 ~ Meanwhile, its been raining on and off all day and here's how some of us are spending it ~

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Just you

I haven't really written anything in a while, poetry, short story-wise or anything of the sort.
I was holding Caden, rocking him back to sleep, cause mommy-magic is the best...

Someday you'll be too big for this, for the kisses and cuddles. 
You'll stay for a second then run away on little boy legs, to swing on the swings, climb up a slide, or go off on some big adventure.
For now i'll hold you close, rocking you to sleep and enjoying your sweet baby smell. 
Just because you are amazing, wonderful, and brilliant.
You are my muse, you are my inspiration. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Random firsts

Big things like holidays and little things like going to the beach become a whole new ball game when there's a little person in your life. I've read and heard time and time again that these things become new to you again because it's new to them. It's a bigger brighter picture. :) 

Things I can't wait for: 
  • His first ball game. Whether it be baseball or football, whether he's just watching it or playing it, the little boy joy will be there because let's face it - little boys + sports = love
  • Christmas, he was only 3 months old at his first Christmas. It's going to be so much more fun when he knows what an awesome holiday this is.
  • His first wrestling match. Daddy already watches it with him so it's pretty much fated that once he's old enough he'll be rocking his favorite wrestlers gear.
  • Halloween, he was barely over a month old at his first Halloween so when he can finally go trick or treating? Oh yea! Candy here we come! Plus I love Halloween, with the decorations and the dressing up in awesome costumes. My mom used to take us kids on a big family outing with our aunts and cousins to Salem, Ma. We'd get all dressed up and walk around, have lunch, the adults would have a few nips ;)...There's no better place to be around Halloween lemme tell ya!
  • His first 4th of July, We usually watch the fireworks from a distance down here so hopefully they won't scare him. My family however have a front row seat up north, after a huge bbq with family & friends. Then we'd sit back and watch the traffic go by since there's usually a festival right down the street with live music and such. Good times.
  • His first trip to DisneyWorld! We live 8 hours away but once he's walking...look out Mickey here we come!  
  • SeaWorld: turtles, petting dolphins, flamingos, and oh yea, Shamu :)
  • He first train ride. Alas, there are no trains this far south (Miami and points north) so it'll be exciting for him, especially when he knows what trains are.
I'm sure there are many many more I can't think of right now but just as he'll be excited, I will be too <3

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

Daddy got him a giant blue stuffed bunny. It's about the same size as he is. XD

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Little man

I love the way he smiles when I nom on his belly, the way he reaches for my face with curiosity, and the way he gets so excited when he knows he's getting food.
He's got my eyebrows and daddys feet and a mix of both of our eye colors (though that can still change).
He is the most incredible little person, i'm in awe sometimes that this little man grew inside me. I sometimes miss having him in my belly but I love watching him see the world around hi
m and take it all in. 
I'm still amazed at how much my heart has grown since I found out I was pregnant. The all encompassing love I have for my little man, as a mother, can hardly be contained or imagined.

Monday, March 26, 2012

6 months

Happy half-birthday sweetheart <3

 I feel like I blinked and six months flew by

I feel like you just got here...

Sunday, March 25, 2012


This time 6 months ago I was in labor with my little guy...
Wait a minute...6 months? really? He's already almost 6 months old? Where did the time go?
I feel like I was just pregnant, this time last year I was...
It's amazing watching him everyday grow and learn. I see his little personality start to blossom and it's wonderful to me.
I honestly never thought i'd be a mom but I have to admit, it's one of the most incredible feelings in the world...