Tuesday, December 25, 2012


 We always say that we will down size every year and every year I end up with way too much stuff! I started shopping really early this year for toys. So I didn't realize what I even had until it was time to start wrapping. This was the first year that Briella understood what was going on. She was so much fun to watch and seeing her get excited. It was a long hard year this year and I'm so grateful that we were able to be together as a family and just enjoy this Christmas. Valerie was with us this Christmas too. It was fun to see her the baby and the boys.


 Christmas Morning:

 Off to Grandma's:

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve our kids were so excited. Briella was so stinking cute. I gave them each pajamas for their Christmas Eve. Briella was so upset. She looked heart broken and asked, "What about the toys!?" We gave them dream lights as well and she was totally content after that. They went right to bed after we read the story of Baby Jesus. Such a great Christmas this year. 

 Dominic, Briella, Alyssa!

 My Tree

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Happy Birthday

My birthday this year was pretty uneventful. I have an amazing friend who made me a beautiful birthday cake and awesome chicken alfredo dinner! Happy 31st Birthday to ME!


Thursday, November 22, 2012


So many things I'm thankful for this year. We are together, Jose is here, my brother being able to see and have his son, my amazing family, that Dominic's team won the Superbowl, my kids are happy and healthy, and on and on! We are so blessed in so many ways.

Jose being pissed off and grumpy as usual. 

Saturday, November 10, 2012


Football has finally come to an end! We ended up 2012 SUPERBOWL CHAMPIONS. Going 9-0, these boys were undefeated! These boys were so much fun and practiced so hard all season. What a great coach they had that not only taught them to love the game but also to, "Do Hard Things." Dominic didn't play much being one of the smallest on his team and youngest. But, he learned a great deal about the game and working as a team. I can't wait until he is the big kid next year and hopefully gets a little more playing time. Congratulations Vikings! 

Posters I made for all the kids. 

Twinkle toes! I look over and he's just dancing. 

 Muscle Check