Sunday, July 24, 2011

Amici Siciliano

Our good friends, Phil and Aja, from Sicily were in town senza bambini (without kids) and popped by for dinner with us.  It was so great to see them and reminisce about our time in Sicily.  Aja and I had babies around the same time and we would meet several days a week at the gym to workout and then have lunch at the Applebees on base with Currier and Ella.  I have fond memories of those early days of motherhood in Sicily.  Manco la Sicilia.

Baby Shower for Erin's Little Slugger

The girls at Arcadia threw Erin a baby shower.  We went with a Red Sox theme because this child is sure to be a "wicked pissah"!  Congratulations Art and Erin.  We can't wait to meet your son.

Summer Vacation

The kids spent a week in Florida visiting with their Mimi and Papi and all their aunts, uncles and cousins.  While they were away one would imagine Trent and I living it up but honestly we just reveled in the peace and quiet and caught up on some sleeping and TV watching.    

Aunt Carrie and Aunt Beth drove the kids back up to South Carolina with a car load of cousins.  Clayton, Nyah and Kellie came and spent a weekend with us and Currier and Rya loved every second of it!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A Week Without Kids

Trent jokingly said to his sister, "You should take the kids to Florida with you for a week to see Mom and Dad!" and Carrie the good soul actually did it on a moment's notice!  While half of me is jumping for joy at this sweet taste of freedom, the other half is pathetically heartsick.

Fun with Aunt Carrie

Aunt Carrie came for a quick 2 night visit on her way down to Florida.  We squeezed in as much fun as possible including but not limited to mini golf and go-cart rides at Blackbeard's Cove.  Good times as always with Aunt Carrie. 

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Ella's Farewell 5K

I ran the Daniel Island Twilight 5K as a send off for my good friend, Ella.  It turned out to be about 95 degrees that evening with 100% humidity making it the most miserable race I've ever run.  I threw up in my mouth at the finish line and as soon as I stopped running I got a horrifying migraine.  I honestly think I may of had a mild heat stroke and I'd do it all again for Ella. 

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Annual 4th of July Cul-de-sac Party

Last night was our annual cul-de-sac potluck party to celebrate the 4th of July.  It was an evening full of delicious food, good company, lots of laughs, cold beer and fun games such as three-legged races, egg toss and sac races. 

We ended the evening with a firework extravaganza in the street and more laughs.  As always it was a BLAST! 

Saturday, July 2, 2011


The kids planted sunflower seeds outside of our garage and they have bloomed into beautiful bursts of sunshine.  I can't help but smile everytime I pull into our driveway. 

Friday, July 1, 2011

Friday Favorites- Girl Time

Today I picked Rya up from school early for manis and pedis in the living room.  I love having a little girly girl!  Happy Friday!