Wednesday, July 22, 2009

For CJ (and my other boys if they are reading)

I was so excited to see my boys again today..... I got to spend a couple hours just hanging out with them, while we watched the movie Coraline. Joseph did much better in the "crying...screaming....freaking out...clinging to me" department today; although it was still heartbreaking to drive off while seeing him lift his shirt up and wipe his tears from his face.....
But I told them.... 10 more days....10 more days and they will be coming home.... geez, July is a LOOONNNGGGG month!!

Anyway, while there, CJ says to me "Mom, why haven't you updated your blog since last Tuesday"... apparently my boy checks up on me to see what I am doing while they are away at their dads.

So, here you go CJ...and Ethan and Joseph..... I miss you terribly and can't wait for you to be back home and for things to get back to crazy!!! Love you bunches!!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tuesday's Tribute - My Guy!!

Tuesday's Tribute

In honor of Joe's birthday this Friday (don't worry babe, I won't tell them that this birthday rhymes with shorty), I am going to do my Tuesday's Tribute about my guy!!!
Joe is one of the best things that has ever happened to me (besides my children, of course!!!!). We met a little over 6 years ago, at work..... I had just seperated from my ex and he was going through a break-up. We became friends pretty fast, as we had a lot in common and just had fun together....we were both a good break from reality that we both needed.
I always looked forward to going into work so I could see him and talk and laugh with him (shhh, don't tell him, but from the start, I always had a little crush on him). And eventually we started hanging out, with other friends, outside of work. We enjoyed our time together.... either in person, at work or on the phone; but vowed to remain "just friends" since we were both going through personal stuff........ BUT, you know how that goes.....
What started out as "just friends", turned into "more than friends" and then.............. well, then the rest is history!!!
He is very good to me and the kids.... he takes care of us and makes sure we have whatever we need and most of the time whatever we "want". He is funny, adventurous, always up for a new challenge and loves to travel!!
He is a great daddy to Angie....
She loves her daddy dearly and it's safe to saythat she has him wrapped right around her little fingers!! And he has been really good with the boys.... I am sure that it was bit hard for him to go from being a single guy, living alone-- to dating a woman with 3 kids and one of his on the way...yikes!! The boys are always excited to tell him what's going on in their lives and Joseph has become particularly fond of him.
I am so thankful we found each other and have spent the past six years enjoying our lives together. I look forward to many, many, many, many more years.... Happy Birthday, Mi Lord (only he will get that)!!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

These boys..... and this girl!!!

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

Oh, how I miss these boys.....

my big "big" boy, CJ
my big "hearted" boy, Ethan
and my big "willed" boy, Joseph
July is always hard for me as the boys spend the w-h-o-l-e month with their dad.... and while it is "quieter" around the house and most things are a little easier without them here; it is also very "quiet" and much moring boring!! I know I usually gripe about things being too hectic and overwhelming at times, but always duing July I miss that hussle & bussle!!!
Anyway, I got the chance to see the boys for a couple hours today..... and it was a great couple of hours.... until I had to go and my little Joseph started to cry..... and cry harder....and cling to me and not let go..... and have to be pulled off of me and get closed behind the door---quickly. Oh how that breaks my heart!!!
But thank God for this girl.....
She keeps me on my toes and keeps my mind busy while "her guys" (as she calls them) are away. She talks my ear off and has me dancing and playing house.... and scolding her every other minute as she is an independent 4-year old.... but if she weren't here, I'd surely lose my mind!!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wordful Wednesday - Our 4th of July Weekend

For this week's Wordful Wednesday (hosted by one of my favorite bloggers, Angie) I will share about our 4th of July vacation.

Joe and I got to take an "adult" vacation last week and wow, it was GREAT!!! Of course, I love to take the kids with us too.... but it is also very nice to have alone time, with no responsibility!! : )
We drove down to Key West to spend 4 days of boating, swimming, tanning, relaxing, eating, drinking (alot), and just enjoying our time together!!!
It's always fun to spend a holiday down there, as all the locals (and tourists too) head out to one of many little islands to hang out.... and at low tide, you get the best of both..... deeper swimming with a sandbar just a few feet away!!!
This 4th of July seemed like more boats than I've ever seen out there.....
There had to be at least 200 boats.... all shapes and sizes.... all different types/ages of people..... we were even entertained by a DJ booth set-up on one of the boats (still not sure how they powered that)..... good times!!!
Hope you all had as much fun as we did......

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July!!!

Oh don't be jealous my friends..... but I am spending my 4th of July hanging out on the boat.... having some drinks, getting a tan, spending some "adult time" with my man and

I will share more about it later.... but for now, Happy 4th.... Have fun!!!