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Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I couldn't help but take a picture of the gulls surrounding the boat while we were on the bay. They are beautiful while they are in the air but darn if they aren't annoying little scavengers. This was taken at Tyses Shoal it's the very end of Island beach state Park in NJ, hundreds of boats dock on the weekends here and then walk over the dunes to a private beach on the Ocean. It is just gorgeous.
Lol I was looking at the theme list and nothing seemed to fit then I started playing on words and this one still makes me laugh. I wish this was a boat junkyard but it's actually an eyesore that is close to my mom's beach house. Three boats and none worth the paint they have on them - I'm sure at one point someone had a lot of fun with them
I didn't take this photo - I wish I could have because that would mean that my grandparents were still here, but they have been gone almost 20 years and I miss them as much as ever. This is my Jiddaw and Siddaw (Syrian for grandma and grandpa) and they were the best anyone could ask for. I used to stop over their house on the way home from college each Friday night and my jiddaw would always make sure I had $5.00 gas money (which he saved from his Bingo winnings) and they always had food waiting for me. They always wanted to know how everything was going and were so upset when I had to leave . My Siddaw had very bad arthritis, worse than I have ever seen even now after being a therapist for 15 years- but I never ever heard her complain. She is my hero and I hope that I have a little of her strength in me.
I miss you both so much
I will love you always
Oh I am sooo behind :( With the warm weather I am trying to get out and do some yard work and keep up my biking so unfortunately this has taken a hit :( I have a ton of pictures I just need to post them so please scroll up and take a peek
This is my dad and Sean on a tilt a whirl at a local fair. I can't go on anything that spins so my dad was gracious to volunteer to take Sean and he had a great time :) Thanks dad!!
Monday, May 11, 2009
I set up my camera for my sister to take a picture of my husband and I and she thought it was hysterical that I stand on my toes when I take a photo with him. Well I am over a foot shorter than Chris so I kind of have to tip toe when I am wearing flats :( Anyway I thought this was cute when I was going through my photos so I thought I would share.
My niece plays soccer and my nephew plays hockey...wow what a difference in the two sports!! Hockey is way to fast for me to keep up with but it was very cool watching my nephew skate like that! I noticed how blue the shirts were and the bench was also blue so I went with it :)
This is my niece - she is actually the princess because from my sisters and I we have 8 boys and 1 girl. I love this picture of her...we spent a great deal of yesterday teasing her because she wants to wear makeup...I think she looks beautiful just as she is :)
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Ok so I would have loved to post a picture of my mom but she will NOT let me take her picture. I tried sneaking one today but she would have killed me if she saw it! So I'll just say to my mom happy mother's day and thank you for being my role model and for giving me the guidance to be the mom I am today. Thank you for being my best friend and for always giving me encouraging words to achieve my goals. I love you mom!!
Now my boys are well known to my blog already but they make me a mom! I love being their mom and I couldn't have picked 2 more special boys if I had tried. Thank you Adam and Sean for making me proud to be your mom every single day! I love you both so much
And to all the mom's out there...Happy Mother's Day!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Ok I did it!! The NYC 5 boro bike tour - 42 miles in the POURING rain!! I felt awesome, no problems with the biking at all. The pace was very slow because of the conditions so it took us 5 hours (I also figure we had to walk the bikes a few miles becuase of the congestion.)
I realized last night that I biked 42 miles and to date I have lost 42 pounds so this was a really great day for me!
So now I can put my focus back on the blog and get caught up (that is until my next adventure!!)
Thanks for everyone's support it means so much to me