Saturday, January 31, 2009

Haircut for a good cause.....

Finally.......Claire's hair was long enough for the cut to donate the hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths...for wigs for cancer patients. She had to let it grow extra to account for the curls.

Here is the before shot.....

Right before the big cut !!!!!
How CUTE !!!!!!!!!!!

The back view....still a little damp though.

To make it even more special, she did it with her BFF along (who had done it last summer, for the same wonderful cause). Had to go bow shopping after for a new hair bow to celebrate. Audra was beside herself with excitement for her friend.

I am proud of you Claire Bear !!!!!!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

More cruisin.....

Our waiters for dinner every night were the best. Sanit on the left and Paiboon on the right. We sang, did the macarena, they did magic tricks.......such great service !!!!! I honestly lost count how many ice cream cones John cream and pizza 24/7.
Claire met a friend, Tiffany the first day. Every fun day at sea, they spent it by the pool...all day.

Somewhere between San Diego and Cabo San Lucas.

The Elation.....our ship.

Cannot wait to go on another cruise !!!!!!!!!


John spent hours playing minature golf...he LOVED it !!!! Sombrero shopping in Ensenada :)
Us......first thing when we got on the ship.....cheers.....

The entire Lido deck was GREAT !!!!! Always music playing, swimming, hot tubbing, partying....FUN !!!!!!

Beauitiful way to end each day........

Monday, January 12, 2009

My Sharp Dressed Man ........

I LOVE that John LOVES to dress up !! Luckily when when we bought his First Holy Communion suit last spring, we bought big, because he wears the heck out of it. Yesterday was our wedding anniversary, so right before we left to go out to a casual dinner, here comes John, out of his room ready to go. How sweet is this.......

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Scratch one off the bucket list.....

I told John long before Christmas that one of the things on my "bucket list" was to learn how to play the violin. I am beside myself......he got me a violin. He had it made for me and it came today....a Christmas/Epiphany gift.
Isn't it gorgeous !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Plug your ears.....I'm going to start taking lessons....haha !!!!!!!!!! FUN !!!!!!!!!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year !!!!!!!!!!

I don't make resolutions. I never keep them and then feel crummy because I failed to keep up my end of the bargain. But, like Mo, I made a list of things I want to work on for the new year......

1. more date nights with John
2. more 1 on 1 time with each of the kids
3. scrap more......this makes me happy
4. live more "cup half full"
5. stay organized and on top of things to make everyday run smoother.
6. meal plan every week !!!!!!!
7. spend LESS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
8. keep going to the gym MWF and eat healthy..... everyday !!!!

I hope everyone has a healthy and happy 2009 !!!!!