Thursday, September 27, 2007


Thank you to all my wonderful New York friends for such a fun and sleepless weekend! It was so nice to catch up with each of you and reminisce about the past.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

My Birthday Trip!

Greg and I went on a fabulous vacation for my birthday this year. We decided that it was time to leave the kids for a few days and enjoy some time alone. We went to Laguna Hills, CA for 3 days. We met up with the Kemp's in Newport Beach for dinner one evening, spent time at the beach and toured the Nixon library (for my history buff husband). Ironically enough, Nixon resigned on August 8, 1974, the day I was born. The Nixon library had on its grounds the helicopter that Nixon gave his final farewell wave from when leaving the White House.

The Joys of Childhood

Sydney and Austin just had their first taste of true childhood! They helped me bake some cupcakes on Sunday and when I was done, I offered each of them a beater from the mixer. Sydney thought it was great and Austin wasn't quite sure what to do--he quickly caught on.

One of my most fond memories as a child was to help my mom bake in the kitchen. Of course it seemed like an eternity before the batter or dough was finished, only because we were looking forward to licking our own beater from the mixer. As our family grew, so did the beater predicament. Mixers are only equipped with 2 beaters and at one point we had a family of 5 children under the age of seven. It quickly because apparent that it was youngest ones first and the rest of us had to fight over the spoon that mom used to scrape the bowl!

House Progress

This is what the house looked like on August 4th. We have had some major setbacks, so there has not been much to see. The paint color on the exterior was wrong, they delivered and started to put up the wrong stone. On the inside of the house, the wrong cabinets were installed. We are waiting for all of these major goof ups to be fixed. They still tell us however, that we will be able to close on October 15th--cross your fingers!