Monday, April 30, 2018

Weekend Pics

I worked so much this past week and then also this weekend. I am pretty tired! We had a great Sunday Funday though. 

When I wasnt at work, Josie was on me. 

She doesnt like it when I work on the weekend. I don't blame her. 

I love pictures of my sister's dog. i save them on my phone. 

Pile of kids on auntie. 

Out for dinner on Saturday evening. 

Joze loves to dance. 

I kept screaming Brett Gardner. Look how close we were! Babe said he tipped his hat at me, but I don't know if he was just being nice saying that. 


And the Yankees won!! 

Monday, April 23, 2018

Weekend Pics

We spent quite a bit of time at home this weekend, although that is not pictured here. It was marvelous. 

me and my two girls. 

we went and saw this performance on Friday night. This is one of my pals from college and he was hilarious. 

Date night selfie. 

Roman performing. 

Love this piece of art at the cafe. 

post performance selfie. 

we also went to lunch and a brewery with our besties on saturday. these two get along like gangbusters. 

Group selfie! 

The kids 

smashing their faces in the glass 

I also took a lot of walks, as you can imagine. The sky was showing off on Saturday night.

In the backyard yesterday. 

Friday, April 20, 2018

haiku friday

happy birthday to 
my beautiful, very smart
niece, Ms. Katherine. 

even though we don't
hang out very often, i
think of you a lot.

i hope your day rocks,
and you get everything
your heart desires. 

Thursday, April 19, 2018


I found a similar picture to this recently in a stack of pictures from about 11 years ago? And I liked it. #TBT to my niece Caroline's baptism in South Bend Indiana. 

A few more gems from that trip:

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Weekend Pics

What a weekend! 

Beeday party & hamamock 

Plus this baby. 

Plus supper club! 

Plus a backyard hangout with pals back from a long trip abroad + my parents + my sister

++ zumba!!

It was a great weekend. 

Monday, April 16, 2018

Happy birthday to my beautiful Granny!

Happy birthday to my beautiful Grama. If she were alive today, she would be 102. She would also be SO MAD about the DUMPSTER fire that is our president. 

Friday, April 13, 2018

Haiku Friday

Babe. Big Guy. Big Cheese.
Chach. Husband Mike. Big Fella. 
That's what I call him.

Daddy Pig. Big Guy.
My Big Guy. Mike. Babe. That's what 
Joze calls her daddy.

Buddy just says Dad.
Or daddy. Once in a blue
moon she'll call him Dada. 

Thursday, April 12, 2018


#TBT to February 1983, me and my sisters in the fort in the backyard. Oxnard, CA 

I remember this fort clearly. I was just telling Babe the other day we need to get sleeping bags so the girls can more easily build a fort in the backyard. Who doesn't need a fort, guys? We all do, that's who. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

22 Years

On Sunday, me and Babe celebrated our 22nd anniversary! This is the anniversary of when we started going out, not when we got married. We met around Christmas time of 1995 and started seeing each other in February or so, but started "going steady" on April 8. We always celebrate this date as it is almost more important than our wedding anniversary, I think. 

This year, we took the girls and went and sat outside and had a beer and played games.

We've been together now longer than we haven't.

Happy anniversary, big guy! 

Monday, April 09, 2018

Weekend Pics!

So I worked Friday night til late and all day Saturday, so we didn't do much this weekend. We did go sit outside and eat dinner on Saturday night (not pictured) and then went home and watched Goonies, which was great. I did go to Zumba and then we went to a wonderful brewery to play cornhole and drink beer and celebrate our 22nd anniversary! It was gorgeous!! 

Friday, April 06, 2018

haiku friday

you wouldnt believe
how challenging a haiku
can be to create.

you have to think of 
something interesting to 
say in a short time.

nevertheless, i 
persisted. you are welcome,
my dear blog readers. 

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Buddy Day

Because of Buddy's spring break, I took a day "off" work to hang out with her! I use the quotes there because I worked in the morning, had a conference called and worked at night. Whatever. We had a great day. Here's some pics!

Go bears! 

Buddy coloring a dinosaur! 

Joze riding a turtle. 

We went and got a pedi. I love her toes man. 



Not pictured: Ramen lunch!! Gem room at the Natural History Museum! Dinner at "Pizza Show" this delicious italian joint on Hawthorne Blvd. It was so much fun!