Monday, May 31, 2010

Visiting the Anton Family

Mr. Wonderful and Stephen with the Priest in Greensboro, North Carolina

The two Mary's and I at The Dormition of the Theotokis in Greensboro

Baby girl had so much fun playing with the O'Brien girls

Mr. Wonderful with Bill

Mr. Wonderful with his Godmother, Tena

Going for a ride with the girls and her new friend from Polly

Sunday, May 30, 2010

I Love To Celebrate Joy (and her family)!

Beautiful Baby Grace

Beautiful BeFrie and I poolside

BeFrie and I at the pool on Memorial Day weekend. Earlier that day her little girl, Gracie, was dedicated by Joy's dad, Major Dalton Cunningham, and her husband's father, Major Rick Mikles.

After the dedication and a snack break, Joy's parents retired after more than 30 years of service as officers in The Salvation Army. It was an incredibly touching service and one that both Mr. Wonderful and I were so happy to a part of...The whole weekend the Cunningham's adopted our little family which reminds me of how they did the same thing many years go when they opened their home to me.

I have always enjoyed celebrating with them the milestones. I love them all so much.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Birthday Bike

Thanks to Auntie Lanie she got a new Little Mermaid Bike that has a nice little compartment for Baby Cindy to ride in when she goes exploring. She's not quite reaching the pedals yet but she's enjoying the ride anyway. Notice her and her baby match thanks to the Daniels' kids and their keen shopping ability. She had an awesome 2nd Birthday! Thanks to all of Baby Girl's family and friends for loving her from near and far!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Splash Park with the Williams'

We absolutely love going here...ever since Pie Festival when we learned that Baby Girl loves to splash in the water. This time around, she refused to wear her swim shirt. So, my extremely light-skinned daughter went topless the entire splash-filled time. Love her.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Day @ SeaWorld

After running around all morning -- breakfast at First Watch, grocery shopping for curry chicken ingredients and loading the car with what we may or may not need at SeaWorld -- we FINALLY got to the park right before noon. Of course, it was blazing hot but we still made the best of it. We started off at the Pets Ahoy show which was so much fun for the Baby Girl. I had the best time watching her react to the dogs, cats, birds, mice and pot belly pig. After the pet show, we went over to the Shamu show. It was again very strange to watch the show without any trainers in the water. We ate lunch over where the horses once were. Sad to see that change too. Then, we finished the day off at the Dolphins show. By then, it was time to head out to Charley's to meet up with the Lay's and Budimans' for the annual steak dinner celebration.

Cousins Night Out

Sexy Tanya...Let's do this girls!

We decided to start at the Monkey Bar. Oh and now Super Shah is our adopted cousin.

My beautiful cousins, Shelly and Tanya

The elevator ride down from Monkey Bar.

My longtime friend, Tina and I at Ember

My dear friend and adopted cousin, Soluna, and I at Vintage.

My sweet baby cousin Shelly and I

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Cousin Lanie!

I love that she's wearing my favorite color AND
she was cool with wearing Baby Girls' Backyardigan
Adventure Kid Ribbon. Love you Lanie!

First Cousin To My Current Office

Tanya visits Orlando...We started our weekend at the office.
Very, very dorky but I think she might've had a little fun with attending the Soap Box Derby Social with me.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Visit to the Dr. with Baby Cindy

Went to our favorite pediatrician's office today for Baby Girl's two-year check up. She does so well and has ever since we started going there. She somehow has always known to stay still and calm when the Dr. checks her ears and when the nurses measure and weigh her. The only time it gets difficult is when they give her "pinches." That's tough every time for both of us. I'm so proud of her and how she's growing up. Thank you God for such a beautiful Baby Girl!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Women's Auxiliary Luncheon

The lovely ladies who joined me this year for the Women's Auxiliary Luncheon at the Grand Bohemian in Downtown Orlando. The proceeds from the luncheon go to the women and children of the shelter. This event is always one of my favorites since in so many ways it's a celebration of friendship and love and how we can all come together to support each other through anything...

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Birthday Bouncing

Happy Birthday to Madysen!
We went to Monkey Joe's for the first time. Baby girl loved it
but I get why they have comfortable chairs, some that massage you, right at the entrance.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

1+1 = 2

Happy Birthday to my baby girl! Her birthday party was a lot of fun.
I am so thankful for friends and family who showered her with love and happiness all day long.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Lakeview Terrace to The Proposal

Why am I watching this movie at 11:40 in the evening? Seriously. This is not the way to go to bed. Not sure if it's because I'm ultra-sensitive when I watch stuff like this. Oh good, just switched to STARZ and the proposal is on. Much better. Betty White will give me good dreams or at least really funny ones.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Thank you Aunt Tori!

My husband's sister is my baby girls' best friend.
She absolutely loves playing with her and often asks for her by name.
God bless the Aunties! They are truly our children's angels.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Why I Love Mother's Day

1. Family. Because I get to spend it with my family and others get to do the same.
2. Food. I usually get to go to a nice lunch or dinner. This year, we went to one of my favorite Lakeside Restaurants in Winter Park.
3. Cards. I love greeting cards every day of the year. The Mother's Day cards lay it on extra thick (just the way I like it). I received the sweetest card from my cousin Tanya and the baby girl.
4. Relaxation. I got to relax a bit in the afternoon which is what I did last year. Always a treat of course.
5. Love. Anytime and any day you can make someone feel loved, do it. Mother's Day is a great excuse to really send the I Love You and Thank You message.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

love it when...

love when i get some time in the afternoon to read and write in my journal.

love when i have a chance to talk with my brother and find out what's happening in his life.

love it when there's a breeze in orlando with lots of clouds and sunshine.

love it when the baby girl sings the abc song.

love it when mr. wonderful calls me out on something.

love it how i multitask so much i forget i'm doing it.

love it when i get to celebrate with friends for whatever is bringing them happiness in their life...a birthday, a wedding, a baby, a new couch.

Friday, May 07, 2010

a very important day!

this is a special day for me since i get to wish
my mom and my friend a very happy birthday!

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Little Diva and Snow White - So sweet!

Thanks Fio for sending this picture of Little Diva with
one of my favorite characters of all time. So sweet!