Wednesday, March 21, 2012

It's been a while.

I haven't blogged in what feels like forever! 
...and now we're at the awkward phase of trying to just jump back into it seamlessly. 
So, I'll catch you up on what's been going on around here via a ton of pictures!

Making adorable faces.

Helping with yard work

Showing off our adorable outfit of the day!

Going to see Sesame Street Live!

Enjoying the sunshine

Playing outside

...and playing so hard that you fall right to sleep.

I can already tell this is going to be a fun and exhausting summer!  

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Guest Posting & The Social Media Buzzzzzzzz......

Today I'm excited!  It's my FIRST TIME EVER guest posting on another blog!
You can find me HERE!
Today, you can find me over at "My Thoughts - Uninterrupted" guest posting for Laura while she takes a Spring Break from blogging.

I've been following Laura's blog for a while and love it. 
She has the most adorable little boy, Ethan and I can always relate to
something in each and every one of her blogs! 
So, head on over and check out my guest post and browse around her whole blog while you're at it!
I'm discussing social media and how to
remain focused on the here and now instead of the apps on your smart phone!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Haircuts and Look-A-Likes

I finally cut Olivia some bangs... her hair has been out of control since birth..  She hates having her hair in a pony or a clip and immediately pulls them out which makes for an even messier hair-do so, it was time.

Before and After

I love that I can SEE HER BEAUTIFUL FACE now. 

...and just for fun, I put her picture side by side with one of me when I was about her age. 
The resemblance is insane!  She's my mini me.


Monday, March 5, 2012

Not so fun Monday morning.....

Monday mornings can be bad enough but it's
even worse when your
bank closes your accounts
that you've had for 8 years and that had money in them!)
and the
state loses your tax return.
How and why did this happen to me today?!?!? 
This morning, I logged into my online banking since we got paid on
Friday and much to my surprise me accounts were GONE
I called the bank, where I WORK mind you, and they inform me that....
"oops, sorry, the accounts are closed and we don't know why and we
don't know who did it and even if we did know we cant tell you and now you're
going to have to call payroll and wait for your pay to come via snail mail.
sorry, have a nice friggin day!"
Needless to say, whether I work here or not, I WILL BE CLOSING MY ACCOUNTS!
Then I decided to check my tax return status because you know, maybe getting a big chunk of money into my non existent bank account would be a nice way to cheer me up...  and what do I see? 
"No Records Found"
Seriously?!?!  So, I call the tax department for the state of RI and the not so nice lady informs me that they cant locate any information with mine or my husbands social security number! 
So, I not have to call the software company I used to file and they tell me
"it's been submitted and accepted by the state of RI"
So, if neither place has it, and I don't have it...where the hell is it?!?!
I call the tax department back, wait on hold for 25 minutes until someone even answers and they then tell me that now, looking in some super secret back system they can see I filed and TaxAct attempted to submit it but it just "didn't go through" but NOW she can fix it, even though an hour ago she couldn't even see that we were US citizens because we didn't exist.   HMM.
Maybe it's because the state is so damn broke that they just didn't want to give me my refund!
Please pray that the rest of this week goes better than today.
Happy Friggin Monday!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday's Letters

Dear Husband - Thank you for remembering to set my alarm for me this morning since I was completely passed out asleep when you got home from work last night.  I thank you and so does my boss! 
Dear Olivia - I'm really glad you slept through the night last night, that was very generous of you to let me sleep uninterrupted!  I'm also kind of glad that you woke up super early this morning and I got to see your smiling face before I left for work today! 
Dear Dunkin' Donuts - THANK YOU for being there for me today!  It's Friday, it's been a long week and I needed that large iced coffee today.  French Vanilla, extra milk & 4 splenda.  It tasted great!
Dear Fellow Drivers - FYI, it snowed yesterday, then sleeted, and it was cold last night which could mean black ice this morning.  Please don't ride my bumper, I don't really want you to end up in my backseat.  There's usually VERY precious cargo (Olivia) in my car and if you do anything that could potentially hurt my child, I'm pretty sure that my fist will meet your face.  Thanks!
Dear Weekend - Thanks for getting here so quickly this week.  I've missed you.  Please take your time and don't go by too fast.  I really enjoy spending 2 full days with my family!
Today I'm linking up with Ashley at "Adventures of Newlyweds" for Friday's Letters. 
Go over and check out her blog. 
I found her through the sweet Megan from "Mackey Madness"!

Thursday, March 1, 2012


Yesterday was a tough day. 
I blogged about my friendship issue in the past and
I'm sad to say that it hasn't gotten any better or really changed at all.
I tried to reach out to this person again 2 days ago and still got no response. 
I'm at a loss as to what to do next. 
So, while I'm figuring it all out, I went through a slew of emotions...
Sometimes you just need to sit and think, have a good cry, hug a puppy or go for a walk.
Send me some good vibes and prayers that this turns out the way it should.  It's really heartbreaking to lose a friendship that you've had for such a long time and not even know why.