Monday, February 20, 2006


This picture needs no explaination. :)

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Beautiful Sunday

I don't have a beautiful poem or dedication but I would like to share this....these are the beautiful things I get to enjoy this Sunday:)

Friday, February 17, 2006

Welcome Baby Balkus

Yeah, Conner James Balkus was born yesterday at 5:44 p.m. weighing 6lbs, 11 oz. His parents, Matthew (a.k.a. Matty B) and Jackie are very happy and proud new parents. Aaron is a proud Uncle once again.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

my morning....

So I woke up this morning feeling a little down. I think to myself, "what can I do today to cheer myself up?". Well I don't know about you but for me planting flowers always lifts my spirits. Aren't they pretty?

Yeah! time to travel...

It's official...we can travel!!!!! We are so looking forward to this years vacation, cruising the Mexican Riviera. Now it's time to start planning next years, hmmm...where to go.....any suggestions?

Tuesday, February 14, 2006


Now this is a stone! Valentine's why is it that people feel an obligation to shower their significant other with gifts on this day? In our family?...because it's fun. I have always told my husband not to buy me flowers on this day. Why? Two reasons....for one they are so darn expensive and two because they just die. We have always done something small for one another but this one takes the cake! Thanks honey, you did good!!!!! Have a fun and Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 03, 2006

Trevor, the day after.....

What an emotional morning it was yesterday, having to hold your child while an anesthesiologist injects him with medication to put him off to sleep. I felt as though I was putting him to sleep indefinitely (just like I did when I held my parents dog while being euthinized). In my head I knew that he would wake up and all would be good but tell that to the heart! Anyway, when he woke up he was loopy and dizzy but just like he always does he bounced back full force. In fact he told me that he likes that dentist and wants to go back. My thoughts on that? Not if I can help it :) Hopefully his phobia will not be so bad next dental visit. Unfortunately he has inherited bad teeth (thanks Dad). This kid brushes better than me sometimes and he had 6 fillings. Yikes!

I did learn one thing about this whole procedure and that is Anesthesiologists make the bucks$$$

Thursday, February 02, 2006

this mom is nervous.....

Well in a few short hours Trevor will be asleep at the dentist getting work done. Why I am so nervous about this? I mean it is done all of the time and I need to be the strong one right? Wrong. What kind of mother wouldn't be nervous for their child? I am sure and confident that all will go well. If our kids only knew the agony and pain we feel for them on a constant day to day basis. Wow, my mom sure was strong!