Friday, September 11, 2009


September 12th- Three years ago, I married the man who completes my whole world. We're escaping to Center City Philadelphia today (the place where we dated, fell in love and spent our honeymoon after our Bahama wedding). So, enjoy a few pictures from that day and we'll be back on Sunday...

This look says it all- absolute love and happiness.

A moment of total abandonment...nothing like a lil cake to distract the bride and groom from posing for pics :).

Just married.

Friday, September 4, 2009

No Place To Go

If I could be paid a dime for every time I've procrastinated, I would be a millionaire. The latest activity that I put off was getting my car inspected. In my defense, I couldn't find my updated registration card. However, my inspection was up at the end of August and I started looking for my missing card on September 1st :). I just got the car inspected yesterday, so Norrin and I spent Tuesday- Thursday in close proximity of home. We took a long walk around the neighborhood, played in the backyard (its amazing how virtually everything in our backyard is climbable to an almost two year old), did laundry, napped, knitted and sewed (well, I did the sewing while Norrin stuck pins in a pin cushion and dumped out my button box). Our evenings were the only time we made an escape. Todd would come home and I would make suggestions for little trips. On Tuesday, after a delicious dinner of homemade Ratatouille, we made a trip to Cold Stone Creamery with a short little visit to Pier One Imports. On Wednesday, we went to Barnes and Noble- Norrin knows exactly where the train is set up and he loves their little stage (the Neshaminy Mall one is so kid-friendly, unlike Willow Grove). And last night, we went to Target in an attempt to buy things to tempt our child into the bath tub...he liked changing the water's color, but he wasn't about to bathe in it...hmmm. All of these little outings catered nicely to our child's need to be social. Would I prefer to have him running around in fresh air and open fields?...yes. But he thrives in his city environment. He loves seeing all the different people and he greets everyone with a smile and a sometimes quite loud "Hi!". And as for me, I love spending time with my boys in any location :). Besides, I found the most perfect mugs at Pier One. I was drawn to them because they have a cow on them. Then, I saw they were on clearance. And finally, as my mother taught me, I held them in my hands and they fit so comfortably I just had to buy them. I got two and they've been used for coffee, hot chocolate and water so far. They are my absolute favorite mug right now. My only regret is that they only had two :). Anyway, off to work. Hope your Labor Day weekend is more fun than mine :).

The overalls I made for Norrin...he looks absolutely adorable in them, despite his mama's amateur skills on the sewing machine.

My new cow it!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

How We Spent Our Summer Vacation

Ocean City, Maryland for 12 days!!! Lots of family, lots of sand and a strong desire to never, ever leave :).

Every day Norrin played in the sand.

Look out, Pop Pop!

Fly, baby, fly!

On the way to the beach...again.

Flooding from one of the hurricanes...but no rain.

Norrin was a little concerned by the giant waves.

Much too violent for swimming.

However, it resulted in a great lil "baby pool" for Norrin, Da and Grandmom to play in.

So much fun.

And now he must rest.

One of many evenings on the beach.

The lil drop off carved by the flooding...Norrin loved jumping off it.

Burying Ma's toes.

Looking for sea creatures off Assateague Island.

Ma showing Norrin the underside of a horseshoe crab...

And Norrin hiding behind Ma...he was not a big fan of the horseshoe crab.

Ma trying to wrangle her lil man away from the big kids to more age appropriate fun.

Ready, Set....


Ma on the beach.

Da on the beach.

Life is like a box of chocolates :).