Sunday, November 28, 2010


Since Jacob had the day before Thanksgiving off from School my mom took them to see Santa. Jacob told Santa that he would like Bakugan and Joshua said that he would like more Lightning McQueen toys.
Look at how sweetly they are holding hands.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Jacob's 5th Birthday Bowling Party

Jacob had so much fun this weekend for his fifth birthday extravaganza! His friends were little bowling maniacs!

Jefferson Valley Lanes
 The warm up, Patience, Maya, Jacob, and Eva.
 Eva, Jacob, Patience and Dillon making a game plan?
 Jacob, Maya, and Sammi...
 Dillon, Jacob, Joel and Lilly the future "Lakeland Bowling League".
 Trying to get a family pic....
Little Ish up front and Johnny in the background... 
 The feast! The kids had 5 food choices...
 Jacob and Liam
 Uncle Mike and Uncle Jim, they will never stop playing games!
 Jacob chasing Lilly (in the orange shirt)
 Eden LOVED the fruit punch.
 The big 5 year old, nice bowling pose!
 Dada smooch...
 Bakugan cake, Vanilla cake, vanilla cream pudding filling, vanilla frosting
all Jacob!
 The happy birthday boy, Vinny in the background.
 Making a wish...
 Ish and his daddy (hey Gina no orange shirt!)

Hopefully we get our new camera soon so I can take more pictures of the upcoming events!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

My sons express thier love for me in unique ways...

About two weeks ago Jacob told me that he missed me during the day at school and that his heart was so big (from his love for me) that it filled his whole torso. 

I can't believe he's going to be five a week from Sunday!

Jacob showing me love on his 4th birthday at Chili's last year.
 This morning Joshua told me that he wanted to call me Lightning face because he loves me so much. Since Lightning McQueen is the love of his life this statement is a huge compliment.

Joshua on June 14 of 2009, his 2nd B-day, when he got his electric Lightning McQueen
All I can say is that I can't even find the words to express how much I love them both. They are both so amazing and beautiful.


Friday, November 5, 2010

Creating timeless memories with holiday cards from Shutterfly...

My Christmas memories of my childhood include memories of my mom getting our family Christmas cards in the mail and hanging them from ribbons around our livingroom. As I got older I even enjoyed helping mom hang them on the ribbons.

Winter holiday in Vermont 1973
 We have a big family, my mom was one of eight children, some of whom still live in my mom's homeland of Scotland. Christmas cards were and still are our way of checking in with each other once a year at minimum. We really look forward to some of the letters we receive from old acquaintances. One in particular we read aloud on Christmas Eve and laugh.

I think that Shutterfly's story cards, like the one below, would be great for this use.

With the creation of photo cards the holiday card has been brought to a whole new level. 
Two years ago my sister in law even made her gift tags at shutterfly with a photo of her pet chihuaua on them and they were hysterical! 

I think this one is cute:

For the last few years, since I now have my own children, I have used Shutterfly for my Holiday Cards. This is the one I used last year:

Since my husband is Jewish we keep the sentiments to "Happy Holidays" so we can mail them out to his friends and family too!

I kind of like this one for this year:
I love the holiday season! Shutterfly always has the very best quality.
Jacob's first Christmas 2005
Joshua's first Santa picture 2007
 Happy holiday card hunting :)


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wordless Wednesday... Pumpkin 2010

Here is my Picasa album for the whole weekend :)

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