Tuesday, May 29, 2007


Remember when our license plates looked like this?

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Happy Birthday Chooch!

Three years ago you came into our lives!
I am so glad you are my baby, even though you are such a big boy now.
May 26, 2004
May 2005

May 2006

May 26, 2007. Happy 3rd Birthday!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Beautiful night

The weather was great tonight. I took lots of shots of the flowers blooming in the yard and of the kids enjoying the sprinkler. I hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Mother's Day Weekend

Happy belated Mother's Day to my mom, mom-in-law, and all the other Moms in my life. Thanks for all you do for me and our family. Remember, like I always tell you mom, be nice to me or I'll put you in a home someday! =)

Mother's Day weekend finally found us back at Camp Osto! We officially opened the camp, mowed the weeds, vacuumed up 500 dead flies and of course swatted mosquitos. Everything is looking great and no mice! We can't wait to get up there now and do some camping.
I also received my mother's day present, a kick ass 1983 Ford F150 - hand painted (with a paint brush) from its original silver to the beautiful black you see below. Now, that's called customization! This beauty has an am radio with the push button tabs, crank windows (my son had to ask how to get the window down) and no a/c. Plus those cool triangle window vents you will remember if you are a child of the 70's/80's. This is the official Camp Osto vehicle. I know you are jealous.

A great mother's day indeed!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Bye Neighbors!

Our next door neighbors moved away yesterday. We lived next door to each other for 8 years! We sort of grew up together. It is very strange knowing that their house is empty and they are gone. Luckily they didn't move that far away and we will remain friends.

Now I have to stress about who will move in, how long their house will set empty, how long the grass will grow, how many dandelions will blow their fluff onto my nice dandelion free grass...ah summer!

Hopefully someone cool will move in. Someone with kids or better yet, a babysitter! =)


Thursday, May 03, 2007

Spring Update...

Finally, it feels like spring! The grass is green and the flowers are blooming! The sun is warm and after 7 yards of mulch, the yard is looking beautiful! I can't wait to plant my annuals in a few more weeks.

Baseball is in full swing (ha!) and the kids and I are at the park almost every night. They are improving their games and Chooch is busy wrastlin' with some new little kid he met. literally.
The artwork shown called, Tree in the Park, is by T. He was chosen as artist of the month and this was featured in the elementary school art show. I love his work. I am not sure who the original artist was that painted this. If you know - please advise.
Again, Happy 30th bday to Joe B Pyle. We had fun at your party. Fun with Russ, Amy, Brad and Shellie too. Can't beat Kale's for some good ol' smokey, karoke, beer drinkin' times.
Matt is now in barbecue grill heaven sporting a new Weber! I expect to be eating a lot of meat this summer. (I know, "That's what she said")!