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i am thankful.

Friday, November 28, 2008
I know i'm a day late with this one. But this time of year always forces me to reflect on the many, many things I am thankful for.

I am thankful for my loving family. They have supported me in everything I have done. I Love them all near and far and really do appreciate all the support especially during this past year.

I am thankful for my dad's health. This past year has been a roller coaster for my dad. He is so special to me and seeing what he has had to struggle with has been extremely difficult. A year ago this past wednesday marks the one year anniversary of his cancer diagnosis. He has come a long, long way since. He has had every test imaginable, had blood drawn thousands of times, had a few bone marrow biopsies, went on long term disability, spent a few weeks in the hospital, has had 2 surgeries, and TONS of doctors appointments. I am thankful he has shown me what true strength is. I am thankful he has never given up, despite what he has endured. I am SO thankful he is with us here today. and everyday.

I am thankful for my mom. Seriously, this past year has been the hardest on her. She has been so strong for my dad, my mimi and my entire family for that matter. She has truely carried the weight of the world on her shoulders. She has makes me want to be a stronger person, she is truely a testiment of strength. I am so thankful that she is my mom and that I have had her by my side through everything.

I am thankful for my Mimi. I am so incredibly thankful for the time I was able to spend with her, especially in the end. She was an amazing woman and I am so thankful I am able to call her my Mimi. She taught me so much about life, living and always kept me laughing. I miss her so much, especially during this time of year. Luckily, I know she is with me always.

I am thankful for my wonderful friends. They have all supported me in their individual ways and each and every way has been appreciated greatly.

I am thankful for my health. Seeing other's struggles really makes me feel lucky for the life and health I have.

I am thankful for Gar. He taught me so much about life. He taught me what unconditional love is all about. He gave me experiences I would have never had. He gave so much of himself to others despite his extreme suffering. He really was such a strong person. I still miss him every single day, I'm sure I will forever. But, I am thankful he was in my life and so thankful for the time we were able to spend together.

I am thankful for my boyfriend. Sure it isn't easy living states apart but all things considered he has been a huge comfort especially with Mimi and Gar's passing as well as my dads illness.

I am thankful for my two little nieces. They sure bring so much joy into my life. Even though they are 1,000 miles away :)

I am thankful for my faith. enough said.

Now for some of the smaller, yet still important things...

I am thankful for...

my new car.
my ability to go to college.
the beach right down the road.
good habatchi restaurants. yum!
good music.
artists who write all their own lyrics.
my job.
hot and iced tea.
wednesday night dinners at poppy and grandmas.
my lab/disection partner amanda.
lindt white chocolate & coconut bars...thanks gar for introducing me to these :)
my digital camera.
my cell phone and texting.
people who make me smile.
my comfy bed :)
rascal flatts and taylor swift concerts.
modern medicine.
my hopes and dreams.
the holiday season.
good home-cooked meals.
my love for cooking.
my laptop.
iTunes and my iPod.
my ability to be somewhat creative.


I hope everyone had a very happy thanksgiving!

No More Monkeys Jumping on the Bed!

Thursday, November 13, 2008
Oh man, this is from April. We were all standing at the door of my brothers room laughing our butts off! Maybe it was one of those "you had to be there" moments...
video

God is So Great

video
Chloe learned this song at preschool. I love it!

almost 30...






Today my sister turned 29!



Here are 29 of the tons of reasons why she is the best sister around!




29. She is an amazing mother.


28. She has given me two beautiful nieces.


27. She is a fantastic wife and a navy wife at that!


26. She makes fantastic nachos! :)


25. She has always been here for me.


24. She is kind, caring, and always willing to help.


23. She is a very strong woman.


22. Many times she has to be like a single mom when Andy is out to sea for months at a time.


21. She used to take me out to icecream when she first got her liscense.


20. We used to have date nights when Andy would go out to sea (before the
girls came along)


19. I was so excited when she surprised us one Christmas and told us she was
moving in!


18. She really is a good cook although she always says she isn't.


17. She is beautiful inside and out.


16. She always has supported me in everything I have done.


15. She would make a great manicurist--you should see her do her own
nails...man, I wish I was that good!
14. She makes me laugh-- our plans to open up a nail salon ;)

13. She is a fantastic organizer!
12. She always puts her family first.
11. She is very intelligent, even though she thought Alaska was an island ;)
10. She is a strong woman.
9. She always takes excellent care of my nieces.
8. She gives great advice that I value more than she knows.
7. She is one of the only people that I will trust with my future
children.
6. She has a beautiful smile.
5. She has been there for me at the most difficult times in my life.
4. She always made sure to have a close relationship with me and my brother
even when she lived with her real mom.
3. She always has defended me, no matter what.
2. She always tries her hardest at whatever she attempts and usually
succeeds!
1. She is amazing.

Cara,

Even though I am in CT and you are in GA please know I wish I could have been there to help you celebrate....And I'm there in spirit :) I know it is a hard birthday having your Hubby gone. But just remember to take a few extra minutes for YOURSELF today. I love you VERY much! I can't wait to see you at Christmas. Have a very happy birthday!

love always,
Your little sis :)

Surprise, Surprise!

My parents had tickets to fly down and spend a week at my sister's house in Georgia so that they could be there for Chloe's 4th birthday. I knew I couldn't miss out on all the fun so I booked my ticket for a Thursday to Monday. And I kept it a secret from my sister and Chloe! It was SOOO hard, so many times I almost slipped because I wanted to tell my sister how excited I was. So Thursday Oct. 23 I flew into Jacksonville Airport. My parents had arrived the day before and my mom and I had devised a plan. She told my sister they had to run back to the airport because the suitcase with all of Chloe's birthday presents from family back home never made the connection so they were sending it the next day (thursday). So I arrive call my mom we plan to meet in baggage claim. Mind you the night before this all I had talked to my sister and she was convinced I would be showing up with my parents on Wednesday and how upset she was when I wasn't there but that she understood that I had school and all. So I come around the corner and there is Chloe and my mom. I yell Chloe's name and she saw me and came running yelling "Auntie, Auntie, Auntie!!" It was precious and of course melted my sappy heart. Haha! Everyone was clapping and commenting how cute it was. Then I grab my bags and I head outside and my sister pulls up with my dad. Notices me and flies out of the car and gives me the biggest hug. It was perfect. I had TOTALLY surprised her and Chloe. And poor little Hannah didn't know the difference, she was asleep in the car ;) Anyways...I had a fantastic time. I spent alot of time with the girls of course. Poor Andy was working non-stop as they were trying to get their boat ready to go out to sea. But all around it was such a fun trip and I was so sad to go home monday. I miss them all!
Sorry for the massive amounts of pictures and the fact that they are completely out of order!
Chloe got a Barbie Jeep from her parents and .my parents. She LOVES it. We let her open it at about 7am. So that Andy could see her. We didn't know if he was going to make it to her party because work has been so crazy for him (luckily he did end up making it). So that is why we are all in our PJs. And that is Chloe's cousin Allison who came up from FL along with Cara's mom to celebrate Chloe's birthday
My Hannah!

Me and the girls.


I can't resist those chubby cheeks! She has grown so much!


Chloes other grandparents bought her a bouncehouse for her birthday party--this was her and I bouncing in it!




Blowing out the candles!





Opening presents :)






The Friday before her birthday she got to bring in cupcakes to her preschool. She loved the frosting, but wasn't a fan of the "cake" haha!







Chloe got the job of sprinkler..She helped me make the cupcakes for her preschool.














Dear Catlin,

**warning, the following post proves that I am a true sap :)**

The past three months have been pretty great due to the cutie pictured above ;)

I couldn't have asked for a more supportive boyfriend especially with everything that went on with my dad and brother. It truely means alot to me. We have made some awesome memories in these three short months. I am sure that there will be many, many more to come. You make me laugh when I couldn't even imagine smiling. You came into my life at a perfect time and I couldn't be happier. Thank you for all that you are!

Love,

A very happy girl :)

Happy Birthday Gar

Tuesday, October 28, 2008
One year ago...

On his birthday last year Gar wanted a Rubiks Cube cake. So I tried my hardest to replicate the Rubiks Cube :)


Last Halloween Gar and I carved pumpkins together...it was a lot of fun! :)

This was taken in New Hampshire last October. It is definately a typical Gar picture :) Oh how i miss his funny antics!



Well today would have been gar's 23rd birthday. Today many, many memories flood back of great times we shared together. He loved this time of year. He loved Halloween and always thought he was lucky to have Halloween and his birthday so close together. He had told me last year, that this year for halloween, he wanted to find a big box and paint it like a Rubiks cube...if that doesn't sound like Gar then I don't know what does! :) It was also about this time last year that he, Sara and I all went camping in New Hampshire. What a fun time we had. He loved camping and the fall foliage was amazing. Even though we were iceicles when we woke up, I guess camping in october in New Hampshire wasn't the warmest idea! Another great memory was when gar insisted that we carved pumpkins around Halloween time last year. It was alot of fun, even though Gar's looked 10X better than mine! haha!


It is comforting to know that Gar is happy now, afterall that is all I ever wanted for him. He had a wonderful heart. I was lucky to have known gar, lucky to have felt his love, lucky to have spent many fun times together. I will never forget him and all he taught and gave me. Today on his birthday I remember him just as much as any other day. There isn't a day that goes by when I don't think about him and miss his smile, his laugh, his jokes and hearing about his dreams. Such dreams as driving an Audi, going into space, having a family of his own. I will always hold Gar deep in my heart, on his birthday, and every other day of the year. I love you Gar!




Happy Birthday!!!

Update...Update...Get your update!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Once again it has been a crazy week around here. Dad is back in the hospital. He was doing fantastically until Wednesday night. He just said he was feeling "under the weather." Well once again, that "under the weather thing" just happened to be his body retaining fluid. Another "side effect" of the chemo...the drug that is doing so wonderfully combating his cancer. Anyways. He, luckily, had an appointment with Dr. Millstein (cardiologist) who is an exceptional doctor. He insisted dad be admitted because his heart rate was in the 40's (about half of what is healthy). Due to this low heart rate his kidney started failing. As some may know, dad only has one kidney. He was born with one kidney therefore he has had to take extra careful care of the one kidney he still has. With this they addmitted him to C.C.U (basically ICU for coronary patients). His renal (kidney) sepecialist came in and shocked us when she said his kindey was only working at 20%. NOT GOOD.


Then there was a miracle.


His heart went into a sinus (normal rhythm). No more atrial fibrolation! Mind you, he has been in atrial fibrolation since his chemo began. Bascially A.fib as it is called is fluttering of the atrial chambers of the heart. They aren't as strong as they once were and can not give a strong pump as they should. But his nurse realized a legitimate "P wave" on his heart monitor and called the doctors in. Sure enough, for no known reason his heart bounced out of A.fib. This meant that his heart went from the 40's to the 70-80's! Wonderful! With this his kidney function jumed to 39% and things started to look up.


Even though he is not in Afib anymore. Being the exceptional doctor that he is Dr. Millstein still wants to put a pacemaker in on Monday. No more rush as there was before. So Monday dad will be under the knife once again. It is hoped that this device will keep his heart beating high enough to keep his other vital organs doing well. That way there is no worries of heartrates in the 40's anymore. If it drops below a certain bpm it gives his heart a wee little shock and bam he's back pumping at normal speed :)


As long as his bloodthinner levels are at the correct levels on monday he will be having his surgery. please keep him and our family in your prayers.


Sure this is just another "bump in the road" so to speak. It is very difficult to see my dad so sick. I miss him around the house. But I must say he is a strong, strong man. He takes all of these issues in stride and never looses his spunk :)


thank you to everyone for your continued support, our family couldn't do it without all the prayers and support!


xoxo

Do It :)

4 PLACES I VISIT OVER AND OVER
1. Avery Point
2. Three Rivers
3. Walmart
4. Curves in Mystic
4 PEOPLE WHO CALL/TEXT/EMAIL ME REGULARLY
1. Monica
2. Chelsey
3. Catlin
4. Jeannie
4 FAVORITE FOODS
1. Chicken
2. Mac & Cheese
3. Green Peppers
4. Chocolate Covered Strawberries
4 PLACES I WOULD RATHER BE
1. Georgia
2. New Jersey
3. Hawaii
4. a cruise ship :)
4 MOVIES I WOULD WATCH OVER AND OVER
1. Juno
2. My Girl (1&2)
3. The Notebook
4. Rent
4 BANDS/GROUPS I LOVE TO LISTEN TO
1. Rascal Flatts
2. Jack Johnson
3. Colbie Callat
4. Jewel

Dear Volkswagon,

Thursday, September 18, 2008



I really do love you. Call my crazy but I am sure loyal to Volkswagon. And that shiny 2006 Jetta 2.5L 5 cylinder above may be mine...sooner rather than later ;)
Guys, keep your fingers croseed the loan comes through!




Dear past two months,

Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Gar and I on a fun snow day :)-- Gar attempted to teach me to drive "better" in the snow (er...ice)


Christmas Day 2007-- Gar insisted that my mom get us matching Boston Red Sox hats :)


These past two months have been extremely difficult. At times I sat in disbelief wondering if he was really gone, wondering if I would really not be able to talk to him again. But reality has its harsh bite and I remember, it's true. Two months ago today my best friend went to a better place. The time since he past hasn't been easy. Sure, I take comfort in the small feelings of his presence. I have had dreams with him in them, I have visited my Mimi and felt him there. But it does not take away the broken heart I am learning to mend. This was the first time in my life I have had a legitimate "broken heart." My mom says she felt the same way when Mimi passed. There is no other way to explain it other than you feel like your heart has been shattered. This world isn't fair, there are rough spots, and the world is far from perfect. Beyond that God does send comforting feelings. I know Gar is in a better place. But that will never take away how much I miss the guy. That will never take away my yearning for one more conversation, one more "i love you," one more hug, or one more laugh. If there is one way I could sum up these past two months it would be that "time does heal even the deepest wounds." I know I will get through this, sure there were times when I wonder why I was given this trial and I wish I didn't have to go through these deep, painful feelings. I do know, though, that this will only make me a stronger person. Eventually I will be able to let go of these intense emotions that come with loosing someone so close to me and be able to live in the comfort of his spirit until I can see him and be with him again.


I love you Gar and you will forever live on in my heart.
xoxo








Dear Pleasure Beach,

Monday, September 1, 2008
Summer's end is drawing near. As this was my nineteenth summer enjoying you thanks for all the fun in the sun you provide and have provided through the years. Until next year.

Dear Surveys,

I have quite the obsession going with you right now. I just can't get enough.

Rules:
1. You have to post these rules before you give the facts.
2. Players, you must list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of your middle name. If you don’t have a middle name, use the middle name you would have liked to have had.
3. When you are tagged you need to write your own blog-post containing your own middle name game facts.
4. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.
ANNE-- A-Always trying to have fun! N- never likes yelling N- nutella and banana sandwiches rock! E-Everyday Italian is a fabulous show!
1. Do you like cheese? yes, too much
2. Have you ever been arrested? no way
3. Have you ever shot a gun? nope
4. Your favorite song? Jewel- Stronger woman
5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments?sometimes. actually alot. i have this completely unrational fear that the doc will tell me I have 6 months to live or something
6. What do you think of when you eat hot dogs?um, yum?!
7. What's your favorite Christmas song? All I Want For Christmas is You. And anything off the Jessica Simpson Christmas CD ;)
8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? coffee some mornings, DP others, and water others
9. Can you do push ups? um, the female version. I could prolly pump out a few of those.
10. Is your bathroom clean? yeah it is actually
11. What's your favorite piece of jewelry? the aquamarine ring gar gave me & the love life/be brave ring aunt Cathy gave me when Gar passed
12. Favorite Hobby? spending time with friends. shopping. crafty stuff
13. What are you listening to right now? Love song by leona lewis?
14.What is the last thing you ate? mom made french toast, i know...she's the best!
15. What one trait do you hate about yourself? my anxiety
16. Middle Name? Anne
17. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment? I should get my butt in gear and go to the beach. i need to hook up my printer to my laptop. i should make my bed.
18. Name the last 3 things you have bought. paperclips, a DP, desk organizers all at walmart last night :)
19. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink. H2O, DP, Seltzer
20. Current worry right now? classes tomorrow
21. Current hate? people who don't text back....EVER
22. Favorite place to be? relaxing on the beach
23. How did you bring in the New Year? at Matt's house.
24. What is your quirkiest habit?I can't stand people who don't match
25. Name three people who will complete this and return? I doubt anyone will. unless they have all this free time like me :)
26. How many siblings do you have?1 older sister 1 younger brother and 1 older brother in law
27. Do you own slippers?yeah
28. What shirt are you wearing? my royal carribean shirt from one of my cruises
29. What shampoo do you use? ummm, i am not sure the brand. Its from Lisa's shop and its Mango Coconut scent...YUM!
30. Favorite colors? pink, orange, yellow, aqua...
31. Would you like to be a pirate? no thanks
32. What songs do you sing in the shower? anything that's in my head
33. Favorite girl name? Mackenzie
34. Favorite male name? Brendan
35. What's in your pockets right now? sweatpants=no pockets :(
36. Last thing that made you laugh? my mom telling me about her detectiveness
37. Best bed sheets as a child? LITTLE MERMAID!
38. Worst injury you've ever had? my knee injury- well its more like a congentive knee problem that my mom was so gracious to pass to me. I have a flat knee cap. but, soccer always just made it 150X worse.
39. When's your birthday? June 10 baby!
40. How many TVs do you have in your house?6 i believe?
41. Who is your loudest friend? um not sure
42. There is no 42
43. Does someone have a crush on you? doubt it
44. Do you wish on shooting stars?yeah
45.What is your favorite book ? Complications: notes from a young surgeon. yes i know, i belong in the medical field. somewhere, somehow
46.What is your favorite age? I like my age
47. What song do/did you want played at your wedding?lost in the moment by Big and Rich
48. What song do you want played at your funeral?i try not to think about that.
49. What were you doing at 12 am this morning? talking to brian (he's home from Iraq!!) or sleeping
50. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up? i'm going back to sleep!

I tag anyone who wants to waste their time filling this baby out ;)

Tag, I'm it....AGAIN :)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008
I am:watching tv in bed
I think: this semester is going to be hardddd
I know: i'll make it though it though
I have: the best family and friends in the world!
I wish: i knew what the future holds
I hate: my anxiety
I miss: mimi && garrison. and my sister & the girls
I fear:loosing my loved ones
I hear: my air conditioner rattling away
I smell:popcorn :)
I crave:carrot cake, random i know!
I search:for the one
I wonder: what my career will be, who i will marry, how many kids i'll have...
I regret:not sticking up for myself more often
I love: my famiyl & friends, near and far!
I ache:after i workout
I am not:someone i'm not
I believe: everything happens for a reason
I dance: in my car
I sing: in my car & in the shower
I cry: when i need to
I fight: rarely
I win:sometimes
I lose: sometimes
I never: regret (or try not to)
I always: try to take everyday as it comes
I confuse: my feelings sometimes
I listen: to a lot of different kinds of music
I can usually be found: with my friends or my family
I am scared: to loose loved ones
I need:to feel loved
I am happy about:my clean & organized room
I imagine:how accomplished i'll feel once i have my college degree!
I tag: anyone who reads this!

Dear Chloe

Monday, August 25, 2008

I can't believe today was your first day of preschool. It feels like just yesterday you were born. You're that little girl with a smile that could light up any room. You sure have been the bright spot in the past (almost) four years. Your giggle is contagious. You shine Chloe in everything you do. You are a very bright girl, you have been that way since the begining. You will go on to do big and brilliant things in your future. But, for now, enjoy your first year of preschool. I'm sure you will do great. I love you my little Chloe!!
xoxo
Auntie Jamie

New Ideas

I'm going to change my blog up a bit.

Instead of writing the traditional way I am going to start writing letters. To anyone and anything. I find I can express my feelings much better that way. Plus I have a feeling it will help me to write more often. This may also help me get over the idea that each post has to have pictures. So here goes...

Dear Summer,

This summer has brought with it its fair share of tears and heartache. I surely have grown quite a bit since the end of last semester. I know God put these trials in my life for a reason. I know now with the closing of summer I am now able to close that chapter in my life and open a new one. I am starting a new semester at school with plenty to learn and keep me busy. My summer went super fast but I had plenty of time to relfect and feel all the grief that I was dealt. I learned alot about myself, my strength, my family, my friends. I bonded on a new level with many close friends and family members.

A counselor once told me that I need to learn to "suffer a loss." Well this summer has surely put alot of loss in my path. But I have learned, I have grown, I have suffered the loss. As much as I miss Gar and Mimi every single day I know that what I have gone through in this past summer has changed me as a person. Learning something from the most difficult of situations helps to heal a wounded soul, sew up a broken heart and ultimately move on.

So in short. Summer you have been a huge learning experience for me. Beyond all the loss I suffered I also became a CNA (and passed my state test!!), got to spend two amazing, happy, fun-filled weeks with my sister and two nieces, worked alot, and made plenty of new friends. So as much as it sounds I had such a terrible summer I didn't. Summer you treated me well you proved to me even as hard and difficult as certain days may be the sun always rises the next morning to remind you "life will go on."

Until next time.

xoxoxo
Jamie

You Learn...

Sunday, August 24, 2008
I found this poem while going through my Mimi's condo and it really did hit home for me.

After awhile you learn the subtle difference
between holding a hand and chaining a soul,
And you learn that love doesn't mean learning,
And company doesn't mean security.
And you being to learn that kisses aren't contracts,
And presents aren't promises
And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head up and your eyes open,
With the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child.
And you learn to build all your roads on today
becasue tomorrow's ground is to uncertain for plans.
And futures have a way of falling in mid-flight
After awhile you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much.
So you plant your own garden and decorate
your own soul, instead of waiting fof someone to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure,
That you really are strong,
And you really do have worth,
And you learn and learn....
With every goodbye....
You learn.

Garrison Brent Childs

Friday, July 18, 2008
October 28th 1985- July 2nd 2008
On July 2nd I lost one of my best friends. As many may already know Gar passed away peacefully at his home in Utah. He and I have been best friends for quite some time and we dated for just under two years. Gar had a wonderfully large heart and he truely taught me the meaning of unconditonal love.
He battled a long, hard fight with Bi-polar disorder and now he is free from all of the confines of that horrible mental illness. Even with all the ups and downs he faced he had a wonderful smile and laugh that could light up the room.
Gar was the type of person that wanted to help everyone. He always put others before his self and took time to show he cared. I will never forget the amazing times we had whether we were camping in New Hampshire or going to Troys (our favorite resturant) we always had a fun time. I will never forget these memories and I will forever be thankful for all he taught me.
In the time I knew him we became extremely close and no one will ever be able to fill the void he left but I luckily feel peace knowing he is in a much better place and is no longer suffering.
Because of the graciousness of his wonderful family my mom and I were able to fly out for the viewing and funeral. Both of which brought both closure and peace. A part of my heart is now in Heaven and I find peace in the fact that one day we will meet again.

I love you garrison!

Hello again...

Tuesday, July 1, 2008
So I firgured it was about time I jump back into this blogging world.


At about 8 tomorrow night Monica & I will be off for our big adventure! I can't wait to see the Schneiderman family. I miss those chica's so much! Today on the phone Chloe couldn't stop talking about how excited she was to see "auntie and monica" and then she told my mom she wishes Georgia and Connecticut were next to eachother...quite a complicated thought for a 3 year old :) those little girls sure amaze me ;)

In other news, Pops is doing well. He's on his way to Dana Farber Cancer Center in Boston with mom today to determine if he is a canidate for a bone marrow transplant (bmt). That will largely determine his treatment/the next year or so. If he is a canidate, Boston will likely become our home away from home. But one thing at a time :)

I finished my CNA course two weeks ago. I will get my "state test date" shortly. I can work 120 days on my certificate. When I get back from my GA/FL adventure I'll start applying around to nursing homes since they only want experienced CNA's at the hospital.

Other than that I have been spending lots of time with my amazing friends, missing mimi alot, and getting geared up for our amazing trip.

I'll attempt to blog while I'm away but who knows because we have a crazy busy schedule while there.

'till then.

Tag I'm It

Sunday, May 25, 2008
What time did you get up this morning? 10ish

What do you usually have for breakfast? usually cereal sometimes an english muffin

What is your favorite CD at the moment?JACK JOHNSON

What kind of car do you drive? '98 volkswagon passat

Favorite sandwich? chicken salad, no mustard/tom from PANERA :) (turkey otherwise)

Favorite item of clothing? my light pair of jeans that are ripping :(

If you could go anywhere in the world for a vacation, where would you go? Georgia to see my nieces...or a European cruise would be nice!

What color is your bathroom?mine is tanish/sponged...downstairs is light blue sponged w/ silver

Where would you retire? near my future kids/grandkids

Most memorable birthday? my sweet sixteen, my mom woke up and i came downstairs to see my passat sitting in the driveway with a big red bow on top :)

Favorite sport to watch?football

Are you a morning person or a night person? morning, usually.

What is your shoe size?9ish

Pets? toby and we inherited Buddy when my mimi past

What did you want to be when you were little?a teacher

What are you today?a circuit tech and soon to be CNA

What is your favorite candy? Lindt white chocolate w/ coconut bar

Your favorite flower? i love flowers, my favorite are Gerber Daisies though

What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? June 10 its my birthday :)

What are you listening to right now?my mom vacuuming the entire house with her new Dyson

What is the last thing you ate?Rita's Italian Ice

Do you wish on stars? sometimes

What faith are you? I'm Catholic

Who was the last person you spoke with on the phone?monica

Hair Color? dirty blonde

Name of your favorite school teacher? Mr. Cannemella or Ms Collins

Chocolate or vanilla? vanilla

When was the last time you cried? today when my sis and the girls left

What is under your bed? lots and lots of stuff

What did you do last night? hung out with some favorites

Favorite smell? the BEACH!

What are you afraid of? bugs, spiders, snakes

How many towns have you lived in? 1

Do you make friends easily? for the most part

I tag anyone who wants to do it! :)

CHRISTMAS :)

Saturday, March 8, 2008
Flashback from Christmas! As the saying goes, "Better late than never," Right?
Prego sis!
My mom & cathy!
Christmas morning mayhem!
See what dating a Red Sox fan does to you?
Mem & Chloe


Go Sox :)
Our "fancy" tree...this year we had TWO trees. The artificial with all the sentimental ornaments and then a real tree that you can see above!
Chloe fell asleep before she could even take a bite of Christmas dinner, notice the untouched fork, plate and cup! Haha! She was just too exhausted from opening all of her presents.
And this sums up our usual Christmas morning/afternoon. Get up earl and lounge around in our jammies for the rest of the day :) I swear it's the best part of Christmas morning.


Hannah Marie Schneiderman!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Hannah is finally here! She is such a beautiful little girl! She weighed in at 7 lbs and 13 ounces and is 18 1/2 inches long. She was born at 7 this morning! We brought Chloe to see her and Chloe was such a great big sister! She gave Hannah tons of hugs and kisses and even shared her puppy with her! Congrats Schneiderman famiy! Memei holding Hannah for her first time :)
What a face!
We have matching hair color :)
10 Little Toes
Sleeping away
Hello All!
Papa holding Hannah for the first time :)
Daddy and his two girls!
Monica came to visit on her break! :)
Mommy and her girls!



The happy Schneiderman family!
Memei and Papa meeting Hannah for the first time :)

Look at those cheeks!
Chloe sharing her Puppy :)
I will surely post mor pictures either later tonight or tomorrow. Love to you all!





My favorite litte girl!

Friday, February 22, 2008
Here are a few random ones of my little (well, almost big sister) Chloe Gene!

This Summer Mom, Dad, Chloe and I took a trip to Buttonwood Farms with Cathy and Christa for some YUMMY ice cream and BEAUTIFUL sunflowers!
My best friend Monica and Chloe at my Graduation party
Beautiful Chloe all dressed up for Christmas Eve Mass :)

I'm SO excited to have a day off! It snowed all night so Mom closed Curves so I didn't have to work today which was really exciting for me because I had marathon week of tests at school. And of course it looks so beautiful. I may venture out and get some pictures. We haven't had much real "snow" this year its been more of an icy, slushy mix. But then again this storm is supposed to end with some slush...but it sure is beautiful now! Have a great weekend everyone!!!

Christmas Time



Here are some pictures from hanging Christmas lights to the time Gar and I took Chloe to the Mystic Aquarium for their holiday light display...we had a great time!
Almost done!
Before we went to the aquarium we had a yummy dinner at Friendly's!

Chloe and I in front of a HUGE Christmas tree at the Aquarium!