Throwback Thursday!

It's Thursday!  And it's also my Monday, and tomorrow is my Friday and it's actually Friday! haha Confused much?  My schedule is so weird, i'm back at work today, and knock on wood...it's slow so far!  I have the weekend off, and i'm pretty excited about that.  We don't have any plans at all, but i'm hoping to get outside with Emma...and maybe Alyx too.  We'll see just how cold it is first. 
 
Let's start with a little Throwback Thursday, shall we? 
 
 
Totally makes me laugh!  I'm the one in the jean jacket with the super curly hair with a scowl on my face! haha =)  I miss those days!
 
 
Monday evening after I got out of work, Brian took me and the girls out to dinner. We have a new restaurant in town that I have been dying to try out.  The food was great, and the atmosphere was wonderful. 
 
 
 
I had crab stuffed haddock, red skin mashed potatoes, and grilled asparagus. They also make some really great sounding pizzas, so we will have to try pizza night there soon!
 
We really haven't done much of anything lately.  It's been soooo cold, and i'm more than ready for some warm weather.  It will be so nice to get out of the house with Alyx and go for walks, play in the backyard...those kinds of things.  Lately we've spent many days in our pj's, and even getting into our pj's right after coming home from school and work.  We need some outdoor time...SOON!! =)
So I have just some random photos for you!
 
 
 
Emma got this gigantic teddy bear from one of my co-workers.  She LOVES it!! =)
 
 
 
Zebras EVERYWHERE!  You can barely see Alyx in there! 
 
 
Emma insisted on doing her homework the other night with this huge pencil.  Hey, whatever works I guess!
 
 
 
I really think Emma is going to be a teacher of some sort when she gets older.  She loves playing school, and will even play school by herself.  She could sit for hours and "teach"!
 
 
 
Big stretches and Big smiles!!  Alyx is such a happy happy baby!!
 
 
 
 
 
Alyx sporting one of her many SaraEllie Bows.  My favorite bows!  I love the style of them, and well I think she looks pretty cute in this one =)
 
I have a new favorite bedtime snack.  Yeah, i'm 31 years old and still have to have something before bed! LOL  But this is my favorite right now!
 
 
 
This stuff is just good.  I don't know how else to put it.
It's not watery at all like some hot chocolates can get.  It's nice and creamy, and just yummy!  Try it!
 
Enjoy your Thursday all! =)


Throwback Thursday!

It's Thursday!  And it's also my Monday, and tomorrow is my Friday and it's actually Friday! haha Confused much?  My schedule is so weird, i'm back at work today, and knock on wood...it's slow so far!  I have the weekend off, and i'm pretty excited about that.  We don't have any plans at all, but i'm hoping to get outside with Emma...and maybe Alyx too.  We'll see just how cold it is first. 
 
Let's start with a little Throwback Thursday, shall we? 
 
 
Totally makes me laugh!  I'm the one in the jean jacket with the super curly hair with a scowl on my face! haha =)  I miss those days!
 
 
Monday evening after I got out of work, Brian took me and the girls out to dinner. We have a new restaurant in town that I have been dying to try out.  The food was great, and the atmosphere was wonderful. 
 
 
 
I had crab stuffed haddock, red skin mashed potatoes, and grilled asparagus. They also make some really great sounding pizzas, so we will have to try pizza night there soon!
 
We really haven't done much of anything lately.  It's been soooo cold, and i'm more than ready for some warm weather.  It will be so nice to get out of the house with Alyx and go for walks, play in the backyard...those kinds of things.  Lately we've spent many days in our pj's, and even getting into our pj's right after coming home from school and work.  We need some outdoor time...SOON!! =)
So I have just some random photos for you!
 
 
 
Emma got this gigantic teddy bear from one of my co-workers.  She LOVES it!! =)
 
 
 
Zebras EVERYWHERE!  You can barely see Alyx in there! 
 
 
Emma insisted on doing her homework the other night with this huge pencil.  Hey, whatever works I guess!
 
 
 
I really think Emma is going to be a teacher of some sort when she gets older.  She loves playing school, and will even play school by herself.  She could sit for hours and "teach"!
 
 
 
Big stretches and Big smiles!!  Alyx is such a happy happy baby!!
 
 
 
 
 
Alyx sporting one of her many SaraEllie Bows.  My favorite bows!  I love the style of them, and well I think she looks pretty cute in this one =)
 
I have a new favorite bedtime snack.  Yeah, i'm 31 years old and still have to have something before bed! LOL  But this is my favorite right now!
 
 
 
This stuff is just good.  I don't know how else to put it.
It's not watery at all like some hot chocolates can get.  It's nice and creamy, and just yummy!  Try it!
 
Enjoy your Thursday all! =)


Locks of Love

Yesterday I FINALLY had my hair cut...and colored too of course =)  It had been well over a year since I had actually gone to a salon and had my hair done.  It was very much needed!  My hair was at the point where I couldn't do anything with it, so I basically threw it up on top of my head every single day.  And because my hair is so thick, it was heavy! haha  Before I went yesterday I took a before picture and posted it on facebook.  One of my friends posted that I should donate it to Locks of Love.  I was so glad she mentioned that!  If you have never head of locks of love, basically if you cut your hair and it is long enough you can donate it to Locks of Love.  It's for Children under the age of 21 who suffer from long term hair loss due to any medical condition.  The hair has to be 10 inches at least in length.  

So here is the Before Picture:




The cut:




And the After:




It is still quite long, but I have it straightened in this picture, so it looks a little longer than it actually is.  Emma told me I look 15 now.  I'll take it! haha =)  

If you have any hair to cut, and it's long enough, I strongly suggest donating it! =)

Locks of Love

Yesterday I FINALLY had my hair cut...and colored too of course =)  It had been well over a year since I had actually gone to a salon and had my hair done.  It was very much needed!  My hair was at the point where I couldn't do anything with it, so I basically threw it up on top of my head every single day.  And because my hair is so thick, it was heavy! haha  Before I went yesterday I took a before picture and posted it on facebook.  One of my friends posted that I should donate it to Locks of Love.  I was so glad she mentioned that!  If you have never head of locks of love, basically if you cut your hair and it is long enough you can donate it to Locks of Love.  It's for Children under the age of 21 who suffer from long term hair loss due to any medical condition.  The hair has to be 10 inches at least in length.  

So here is the Before Picture:




The cut:




And the After:




It is still quite long, but I have it straightened in this picture, so it looks a little longer than it actually is.  Emma told me I look 15 now.  I'll take it! haha =)  

If you have any hair to cut, and it's long enough, I strongly suggest donating it! =)

Pictures...HELP!! =)

I swear I am the worst fashion person on this planet!  We have family pictures coming up next month, and i'm stressing BIG time about what we should all wear.  I'm tired of the solid colored shirts for all of us.  I have Alyx's outfit all picked out.  So basically I need to work off of her outfit...and I am stressing over finding something for Emma...Me...and Brian that is going to match her outfit!  Ugghh.  lol  So here is what we are working with. 




I love this outfit so much!  I got it for a baby shower gift, and she is finally going to fit into it.  So since there is a lot going on in Alyx's outfit, is why i'm so undecided as to what the rest of us should wear.  So here is where I need your help.  LOL  What do you think for the rest of us?  I just need to hire a fashion stylist, that's all =)

Pictures...HELP!! =)

I swear I am the worst fashion person on this planet!  We have family pictures coming up next month, and i'm stressing BIG time about what we should all wear.  I'm tired of the solid colored shirts for all of us.  I have Alyx's outfit all picked out.  So basically I need to work off of her outfit...and I am stressing over finding something for Emma...Me...and Brian that is going to match her outfit!  Ugghh.  lol  So here is what we are working with. 




I love this outfit so much!  I got it for a baby shower gift, and she is finally going to fit into it.  So since there is a lot going on in Alyx's outfit, is why i'm so undecided as to what the rest of us should wear.  So here is where I need your help.  LOL  What do you think for the rest of us?  I just need to hire a fashion stylist, that's all =)

Day Trip!

I think Emma has had a pretty good school vacation so far!  Thursday morning we decided to head to the condo for the day.  Brians parents and his brother and his wife and their kids were all down there as well.  We packed up and headed down.  It's about 1 1/2 hours away from us.  The girls were great on the ride down there. 
 
 
 
And guess who forgot her camera??  Yeah.  This girl.  So all I was able to take were iPhone pictures.
 
 
 
Emma and her cousins, Hannah & Haley had a blast swimming in the pool!  They spent quite a bit of time in there having fun and swimming =)
 
Brian and I went out for a short drive, it's pretty beautiful there.
 
 
 
 

It was soooo cold down at the ocean. 
 
 
 
 
And of course I had to pick some shells for Miss Emma!
 
 
 
 
 
 
I think Alyx enjoyed her first trip to the condo too! 
 
 
 
 
 
She is getting too big, too quick!!!
 
Yesterday was a cooking day!  I made some homemade pumpkin chip cookies, which are Emma's favorite.  She loves them!  And I love the recipe I have because it makes a ton.  It's the perfect recipe if you are going somewhere and need to bring a lot of cookies.
 
 
 
And for dinner I made "Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls"  I had seen the recipe floating around facebook for a while, and decided to give it a try.
 
 
 
 
It was delish!  Emma and Brian both loved it, so it will defiantely be something I will make again.  And it was super easy.  One pot meal!  I'm pretty glad that Emma isn't a picky eater...it will probably be a different story when Alyx starts eating! haha =)
 
Happy Saturday!!
 


Day Trip!

I think Emma has had a pretty good school vacation so far!  Thursday morning we decided to head to the condo for the day.  Brians parents and his brother and his wife and their kids were all down there as well.  We packed up and headed down.  It's about 1 1/2 hours away from us.  The girls were great on the ride down there. 
 
 
 
And guess who forgot her camera??  Yeah.  This girl.  So all I was able to take were iPhone pictures.
 
 
 
Emma and her cousins, Hannah & Haley had a blast swimming in the pool!  They spent quite a bit of time in there having fun and swimming =)
 
Brian and I went out for a short drive, it's pretty beautiful there.
 
 
 
 

It was soooo cold down at the ocean. 
 
 
 
 
And of course I had to pick some shells for Miss Emma!
 
 
 
 
 
 
I think Alyx enjoyed her first trip to the condo too! 
 
 
 
 
 
She is getting too big, too quick!!!
 
Yesterday was a cooking day!  I made some homemade pumpkin chip cookies, which are Emma's favorite.  She loves them!  And I love the recipe I have because it makes a ton.  It's the perfect recipe if you are going somewhere and need to bring a lot of cookies.
 
 
 
And for dinner I made "Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls"  I had seen the recipe floating around facebook for a while, and decided to give it a try.
 
 
 
 
It was delish!  Emma and Brian both loved it, so it will defiantely be something I will make again.  And it was super easy.  One pot meal!  I'm pretty glad that Emma isn't a picky eater...it will probably be a different story when Alyx starts eating! haha =)
 
Happy Saturday!!
 


Spoiled

Yesterday was a good day.  I may or may not have been spoiled just a teeny tiny bit!  But who doesn't like to be spoiled every now and then?? 
 
I came home from work to find this little pretty thing.
 
 
 
Alex & Ani bracelet.  I've been wanting one for a while, and I pretty much love it!
Side note.  Emma was mad because it's not called an Alyx & Emma bracelet.  She didn't get that, Alex & Ani is the brand name.  Haha =)
 
My mom has been staying with us for a couple of days because Emma is on school vacation.  So last night after supper (I made the most amazing beef stew ever btw) we went out shopping.  We stopped at LL Bean, and my mom surprised me by buying me the Bean boots I have been wanting!  Loveee them!!
 
 
They are super warm and fuzzy inside =) hehe
 
I don't even have any cute pictures of the kids today to share.  I've kinda fallen off the picture a day everyday for 365 days.  =(  So I think i'm going to do one photo a week.  Maybe I can keep up with that!  Haha  Being a working mom and coming home to 2 kiddos...keeps me busy and I don't always remember to pick up my camera every day.  I'll try to do better! hehe =)