Saturday, May 9, 2009


Today's post is totally not related to me but one of my nieces. Jess lives in Nasheville with her husband, Mathew Turner, and ADORABLE baby Elias. She is an avid blogger and is Southwest Airlines Mommy blogger. Please check out her first blog about traveling with a baby. Aren't they adorable???? Don't forget to scroll down about halfway, click on the link and see her video.

Go to her blog and see how you can win four 4 tickets through Southwest Airlines. Nice!

Great job Jess, I am proud of you!!!! xxoo

Friday, May 8, 2009

Quote of the Day

Do not go where the path may lead,
go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Random poll

42 things.
1. Do you like blue cheese? Hate it! Love feta though.

2. Have you ever smoked? Ummm....

3. Do you own a gun? Yes..

4. What flavor of Kool Aid was your favorite? Anything red.

5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? Hahaha NO!

6. What do you think of hot dogs? Love them! With yellow mustard, catsup and relish. I can eat two in one sitting.

7. Favorite Christmas movie? Holiday Inn.

8.Favorite thing to drink in the morning? Coffee with hazelnut or french vanilla creamer.

9. Can you do pushups? No not currrently.

10. Favorite piece of jewelry? Diamond earrings.

11. Favorite hobby? golf, photography, blogging,reading.

12. Do you have A.D.D.? No, but I have brain farts.

13. What is one trait you hate about yourself? The around the waist middle age thing going on. It's better since I lost some weight.

14. Middle name? Marie.

15. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment? Beautiful day, hate being here at work, vacation.

16. Name 3 drinks: pomegranite martini, lemonade, Blue Moon

17. Current Worry: Finances.

18. Current hate right now? Men.

19. One of your favorite places to be? Anywhere near the water.

20. How did you bring in the New Year? I was in bed at midnight.

21. Where would you like to go? Anywhere warm

22. Name three people who might complete this. ?

23. Do you own slippers? No, does slipper socks count.

24. What shirt are you wearing? Black.

25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? I am not sure.

26. Can you whistle? No.

27. Favorite color? Red

28. Would you be a pirate? Sure.

29. What songs do you sing in the AM? None. I am not a morning person.

30. Favorite girl's name? Natalie.

31 Favorite boy's name? Billy.

32. What's in your pocket right now? Tylenol

33. Last thing that made you laugh? A text from someone.

34. What vehicle do you drive? Jeep Liberty.

35. Worst injury you have ever had? Never been injured.

36. Do you love where you live? Love my house, hate the weather.

3 7. How many TV's do you have in your house? 5

38. Who is your loudest friend? Hmmm. Not sure.

39. Do you have any pets? Yes – 1 cat and a dog.

40.Does someone have a crush on you? Ha! I wish!

41. What is your favorite book? Memoirs of a Geisha.

42. Do you collect anything? Dust in my house.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Day Seven Arizona

Sadly, this was our last day in Arizona. We had a late flight out so we just layed around the house today. I was up early and went for my daily 3 mile walk, came back, got my swim suit on and headed out to the pool for some reading. I wanted to bask in every spare minute of sun I had for I knew I was headed back to crappy Wisconsin.
Here is the gorgeous house we would be leaving soon.

The flight was uneventful, we grabbed our luggage (thank you Midwest we had no lost bags) and headed over to pick up our pup. She was beyond thrilled to see us, although she had a great time with her two sets of babysitters while we were gone. It was a long day. Why is traveling so tiring?
I so looked forward to a vacation after the last 6 months, and I enjoyed every minute I was there (except the damn car ride to Sedona). Back to reality slaps you hard in the face the day after a vacation and this was no exception. The weather was horrible, I was back and work,had no food in the house and laundry piled high. Get the picture?? My next trip is coming soon. Yep! Another trip.... and this time to Florida with my best friend Cathy at the end of June for a week. We are escaping the world of children, husbands and responsibilities of life to enjoy some time to ourselves. I can't wait! There is nothing better than a girls only vacation.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Boob update

I had an appointment with Dr. Hijjawi this morning and everything looks great. Three of my four drains have been removed. Whooohooooo! The other one may come out later this week depending on the fluid output. And.... in about three weeks we can start expanding! YES!!! There is light at the end of the tunnel!

Day Six Arizona

Today we headed to Sedona again for the Pink Jeep Tour. The road to sedona heads north through the mountains and it is snakey and the speed limit is 75 and it winds through the mountains and I have a fear of heights while traveling on this snaky windy road at 75 mph.

This sign makes me feel much better!!!!! John thought he was in the Indy 500 and several times I had to tell him to PLEASE SLOW DOWN, YOU ARE MAKING ME NERVOUS!

The pink jeeps are open air, the windshields even are moveable and come down. Each jeep holds up to 9 passengers. Our guide was Cindy and she had traveled this route for the past 11 years, thank goodness.

As we got off the beaten path we headed up... you are kidding me right? That is the way we are going????? She assured us it was the ONLY way to see Sedona.
The mountains and views are breathtaking. Pictures do not even do them justice.

The tour takes about 2 hours total, traveling the rocks and making several stops along the way. Cindy was very knowledgeable about the native trees and plants and you could tell she had great fun being a guide. The trail ended and now we headed down.......and I will tell you our jeep was vertical!!!!!! I wanted to jump out to get a photo but that was not possible,so you will just have to believe me and see that Natalie is hanging on as we go down.

We ended up in downtown Sedona where we had lunch and I got a few pics of the mountains from the city.

We headed home after lunch down the windy, snakey mountainous road again. I think I will just close my eyes for the ride.