Thursday, January 24, 2008


I guess it is only fair since Emma said "Dada" first that Tatum would say "Mama" first....
She had been babbling sounds for a while like dadadada or babababa you know stuff like that but she has finally got Mama down and is actually referring to me. I LOVE IT.....I kept telling Chris that she was MY baby :) LOL
By the way Thanks Kerry I LOVE THIS PHOTO!!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

A little clarification....

Just wanted to clear up something from my last post.....We have no intentions of moving from our current home. When I said leave the hood I meant just to get out and have some fun....I think I 'll be living in that house forever :) That is not such a bad thing :)

And Tara if you can figure anything out about the gas prices let me know 3.10 for the cheapest is killing me....I remember when I was first driving it was .99-.97 a gallon :)

Monday, January 21, 2008


I know I know if you were to ask the President if we are in a recession he'll tell you "no" but I would imagine that is because it is not effecting him directly.... Where I live and in my business it is killing everyone. I guess it is something most people go through at one point or another during there lifetime so I do not know why I thought it would never effect me....Let me tell you all it SUCKS!

This is just a total vent post just because...
...I hate that my kids can not do extra activities or go anyplace over the weekend, I hate that Tatum is not going to have a party for her 2 Birthday (which by the way is in 3 weeks), I hate that Emma has to choose who she wants to go see Disney on Ice with since we can not afford for the entire family to go and worse then that I hate that she picked Chris...LOL

The worst part is the strain that financial crap put on relationships....I guess you do learn one thing from it and that is how not worth it is to live above your means. Hopefully by summer we can have it mostly worked out so that maybe we can leave the neighborhood. On the plus side there is tons to do in the hood so it won't be so bad, and beside once I sell my car who wants to go anywhere crammed in a 2 door civic.....Oh well such is life I guess, it well be nice not to have a car payment just have to keep our fingers crossed that our little civic well run forever it already has 150k on the original clutch, hehehe.

I guess we'll all look pretty cute sporting around in my little red car....who needs four doors anyway :) Just bigger incentive to perfect that walk to the pool.

OK, I am done complaining and now that I am laughing at myself I feel much better. Happy Monday :)

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Growing up...

I have begun to realize over the last month how grown up Emma is becoming. Her newest thing is showering all by herself, she actually does a good job. It snowed here on Thursday and it amazed me how she is actually old enough to play and sled like a regular kid. I mean she has always been a regular kid but it is like overnight she is no longer a baby. Although I miss my baby this new little girl she has become is a lot of fun. To bad she would rather have fun with Dad but I am working on that one.

Tatum is growing up also she is all over the house and into EVERYTHING. I guess you all were right the more she steadies her walking the more she talks to us even if no one understands what she is saying the sounds are pretty cute. I spoke to Lisa her ST the other morning and she also feels that after she m,asters walking she'll start talking. She says kids usually focus on one thing at a time and the big thing that I have noticed with Tatum is she is no good at multitasking. I guess she has realized at the ripe young age of 1 that it is way overrated!!

Well I hope everyone has a good weekend my consists of cleaning up after 3 kids and Pim who trash the house during the week :) I guess it could be worse...I am actually going to check out an apartment with Autumn this afternoon, yeah she is finally moving back to MD.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

From My Hometown...

OK so I have my AI favorite!!! He is from Dover DE and adorable, he can sing too :) Looks like the video clip is gone now you have to watch :)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

My Hero...

You are my hero, Dad
You're my secure foundation.
When I think of you, I'm filled with love
And fond appreciation.

You make me feel protected;
I'm sheltered by your care.
You're always my true friend;
When I need you, you're always there.

You have a place of honor
Deep within my heart.
You've been my superhero, Dad,
Right from the very start.

By Joanna Fuchs

Dad for taking care of me even though I am a grown up now. I love you and not just when you are helping me out but always...XOXO The girls have are so lucky to have you as a part of their lives and so are Chris and I :)

Monday, January 14, 2008

"Just Another Manic Monday"...

...Not really, but I so did not want to get out of bed this morning.

I think it is the rain that is killing me! I am so ready to get up and start running in the morning but the weather is just not working with me. If I am going to start running again I can't start on a nasty morning not that dedicated , hopefully I'll get there but not yet. The plan for now is Chris and I alternate mornings, it sounds good we just have to see how it pans out. As you can see in a totally different life we were quite the athletes. Chris way better then me....These are pictures from the 2nd iron man that he did. I have very few pictures from races I did since we were both doing them together, I was a spectator at this IM(Lake Placid). I never did a iron man with him but I did a 1/2 IM and other races. For now all I want is to run again and I'll be happy. Hopefully it well give me lots of energy, and if my kids keep boycotting sleep they are going to run too HA-HA.

It is nothing for Tatum to scream for a good hour every night and my goodness is she clingy to Mommy these days I just don't get it. She has issues sleeping at night but has no problem taking a two hour nap in a bowling alley, does that even make sense?

Honestly I am sure I'll regret saying this someday because once she starts I know she won't stop, but I just want her to talk already. I do not think asking for a Mama is really to much do you. OK enough poor me!!!

We are postponing our KY trip until early spring, hopefully we well have the money to go then right now I do not even have enough to pretend like we can afford it LOL. Besides who knows by then she could be talking more, I think maybe a new speech teacher is in order....Amy K says I should just hold tight till she really gets the walking thing, she may not be up for multi tasking right yet...who knows, crazy kids :)

Hmmmm maybe lunch well wake me up today ....

Sunday, January 06, 2008

One Terrific Weekend

Kerry and her family got to our home about 9:00 or so on Friday night. It was weird because it certainly did not seem like the first time we had meet. Tom and Chris got along great and the kids had a great time together, Brady and Michael are both just the cutest. I could not believe how light Brady was compared to Tatum, it was like night and day.

Saturday morning we all woke up had some good ole Dunkin Donuts for breakfast and started our day.The kids played so well together all weekend and shared toys nicely.
By the time we were all ready to leave the house we decided that it was just to late in the day to go downtown ( DC) and be back by 4:30 to see the Skins playoff game, so we check out downtown Frederick instead...It was actually a beautiful day to walk around outside.

We got home in time to watch the football game ohhh what a sad day for football unless you are a Patriot fan then apparently there is never a bad day. Kerry and her family are just die hard Pat fans, thank god they had a week off, I think Michael taunted Chris enough just because he is a skins fan, who can blame him the Skins are pretty bad.

For the 2nd game, which was also lost by the team I was cheering for :(, Kerry and I left the kids with the guys and headed out to JP's for a few drinks. We made the guys a gourmet meal including pasta and a chicken sandwich before we left so they were fine HA HA. It was really nice to get to go out with Kerry and have her meet my friends. The weekend went by way to fast, I think it is a safe bet to say we'll all get together again.

Maybe we can visit them this time. Although I am not sure if Tom is ready for that Tatum may eat them out of house and home. He kept saying that girl does not stop eating LOL. We all really did have a great time. The went home Sunday after brunch, Michael wanted to be home in time for the amazing race... Emma just wants then to come back, me too, sooner then later I hope :)

Friday, January 04, 2008

They'll be coming around the Mountian...

or I guess I should say BELTWAY when they come.... Yep it is finally here Kerry is rolling up to our house with her family this evening sometime, I would guess later then soon but that fine :) I can not wait. They are stopping by for the weekend on there way home from Louisville. I can not wait to get the kids together they are going to have a blast together!! I promise to take tons of pictures.

I have actually been very lucky in the amount of Williams parents I have actually gotten to meet face to face and even the parents that I have not actually meet I feel like I have. Like we have all said a million times what an incredible support system we have created. I hope everyone is having a great 08 so far.....I think this is our yr to win the lottery, at least that is what Chris thinks, then again he also thinks the Redskins are going to the super bowl HAHAHA!!!!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008


I talked to Whitney briefly yesterday... They were discharged from the hospital but in the Dr.'s office due to low O2 levels... I am thinking Whitney has some pretty big decisions to make. I should speak to her sometime today so I'll update soon.