Wednesday, November 14, 2007
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Tuesday, October 9, 2007
The first day of fall has quickly passed. It's football season. It's less humid, and I'll be damned if I don't know where the hell the summer of 2007 went. We've been busy to be sure. This summer we.... moved back into the house, tried to redecorate the house, tried to recover from the financial shock of the renovation of the house, went to Disney World a zillion times, worked our butts off looking for work and had some fun times with friends and family. (See previous blog entries.)
I am delighted to have the change of weather upon us, but I am frightened by the speed at which this summer went by. I didn't even have a party to celebrate moving back in the house yet. Looks like that will have to wait until '08.
On a great note (and I don't have a photo yet, but I will post one soon...) Jason has lost 46 pounds! He looks great! YAY! I am so proud of him... now we've got to do some clothes shopping for him, but I'm not going to do that until he's done.
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Thursday, September 6, 2007
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Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Sunday, July 29th *Grandpa and Grandma Betty visit for a cookout!*
Wednesday, Aug. 1st *Jake and Mom visit Busch Gardens with Jay & Sara Riley, Jay's sister and their family!*
Sunday, Aug. 5th *Papa's 70th Birthday party complete with spaghetti dinner and swimming in the pool.*
Aug. 9 - 12th *Visit to Resort at Longboat Key Club with the Foshee's.*
A note about our most recent weekend... it seems that Jake has been bitten by the love bug for the first time. At the Longboat Key Club we shared a two-bedroom suite with the Foshee's and their beautiful 5-year-old daughter, Summer. Jake was totally smitten with her and kept making sure that he looked "handsome." It was funny and cute... I think he even asked her to be his girlfriend, but it wasn't when any adults were listening. The great thing was that all three of the kids had a great time playing together and no one was left out of the fun. Next up, Disney World (again) Aug. 22 - 25th.
Posted by Alisa at 1:32 PM
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
I need to admit something. This seems like the right forum in which to acknowledge that I have a problem. This is a problem that I've had for quite some time. In fact, I can't really remember when I didn't have this problem. As long as I've lived away from home I seem to have had it. It's a little issue with paper. Actually, it's a big issue with paper. I seem to have conquered it at the office, but at home, my docile little laundry room/office/mudroom/utility room is overflowing with paper. I can't make it stop. Artwork from the kids. Bills. Catalogs. Receipts. Oh my ever-loving GOD the receipts.
Now, that I think of it, I also have the same problem with my truck. I think I'm going to do something extreme. Like throw away everything and start over. I mean, I never really look at this paper again... OK... that's going to be my new tactic. Throw it all away and start over. I can do this... I can do this... I know I can. I'll keep you posted.
Posted by Alisa at 1:18 AM
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
It is summer. It is Florida. It is hot. Not just HOT. Frickin' hot. The pool is not even refreshing when you jump in it hot. Burn your feet on the pavers hot. Sweating at 9 a.m. hot. The only cool thing I've experienced was some rain for the past two evenings... we really need it. Sarasota has been parched. I think we got 3 inches yesterday. We're just about ready for the landscape to be installed at the house and I can think of nothing nicer than a loud, pounding thunderstorm with lots and lots of wet stuff.
Posted by Alisa at 9:47 AM
Friday, June 29, 2007
We have been extremely busy the past few weeks and a lot of interesting and fun things have happened that have yet to make it to this blog, but today, TODAY I just had to write. Jake finally did it. After more than two long years of struggle, angst, accidents and various other issues... that boy pooped on the potty. Yes, that's right, the most exciting thing in my life is that my son, my four and 1/2 year old son, actually took a dump in the right spot! Not in a princess pull-up crouched down in the corner, but actually in the potty. It is amazing. I feel like singing... dancing, whatever! It is a great day!
To commemorate the experience we actually took photos... however I PROMISE not to post those! We celebrated, we danced, we gave each other high fives, hugs, everything. We even saved the poopy in the toilet so Daddy could see it when he got home. Jake got to stay up late and watch Cars and tomorrow we promised we'd take him out to dinner and a movie. He even gets to go to Disney World. Maybe he was just holding out for the best present. I don't know and I don't care. I'm just happy to finally have him do what I knew he could do all along. I love you, Jake!
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Monday, June 11, 2007
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Wednesday, May 9, 2007
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Wednesday, May 2, 2007
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Friday, April 13, 2007
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Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Well, it's 12:26 a.m., the kids are asleep, Jason is snoring and here I am creating a blog. Whop-dee-frickin' do. I will admit, this is not an original idea... I give total credit to my friend Brent (hi honey!) who has kept me up to date on his whereabouts and life-happenings with his blog. Basically I'm just copying him. I even copied his template. How much of a loser am I? Also, for those of you who know Brent, this blog will not be nearly as interesting. Sorry.