June 30, 2012

RIP Corgi

Yesterday was supposed to be a nice relaxing day off but it turned into a tragic day!  

Around 3ish, I was getting ready to pick up the girls for school and I noticed our dog Corgi (the older one) was breathing really hard.  I thought maybe she hot so I gave her some water, she drank a little then wanted to go outside.  She went outside, came back in and she was still breathing super hard and I noticed that her tongue was blue.  I immediately called my husband, as this point I was freaking out because she was just standing still.  I opened the treat jar, nothing, I finally called her toward me and she stumbled towards me when she just laid down next to me, right then and there I knew it wasn't going to be good.  FYI - TMI... Before I knew it there was liquid ozzing from her mouth and her breathing was getting more shallow.  Thank goodness my husband called our friend Cara over to be with me.  Cara arrived and within minutes Corgi had passed.  That was by far one of the most traumatizing thing I've ever had to witness.

The past 8 years I've been greeted by this loving, sweet, friendly puppy.  And I just don't know how I am going to start each day without having her by me.  I know some people just say she was an animal but she was apart of our family, one of our kids.  I am praying with time this will get easier but for now my heart aches. . . 

RIP Corgi.... we love you, always!!!  You will never be forgotten!! <3
The hubby and his BFF.... we are going to miss you Corgi!!!

June 28, 2012

Patrick Michael Hogan

Six years today since our whole world was turned upside!  There are no words that even explain what a amazing person my BIL was.  I still can't its been SIX years.... We miss you more and more EVERYDAY! 

Patrick Michael Hogan - 05.01.74 - 06.28.06
This is our favorite picture of Patrick, it is in our living room.  This picuture is one of the very first things we see every morning and one of the last we see before bed.  You are always with PMH!  <3 you always

4th of July Treats

Since the 4th is just next week!  I thought I would share with you some of the yummy treats I found on pinterest!  I can't wait to make some of these!  They all look so yummy!

**Click on the picture and it will direct you to the recipe!  Enjoy!

June 27, 2012

June 26, 2012

Can there really....

be sunshine and NO rain in the forecast for this weekend?!  Ahhhh how I hope since its been way too long since I've seen the sun!

She can't be turning 3?!

There is no possible way that its time to plan Camryn's THIRD birthday, I mean how can that be, she just turned 2, didn't she?!  This past year has just flown by!!!

I decided since this will most likely be the last year I can use a birthday party theme for Camryn.  I have decided to go with the Monkey theme.  

I love all of the bright colors!  It's so fun!  We are going to have Cam's party at the park this year.  The weather is still nice in October so I figured we would take advantage of it.  I just hope the rain stays away!!

So far these are the two invites that I like.  Although I leaning more towards the first style!  I like the bright colors!  And I have three different option colors!  I am thinking of removing the photo part of it since I use Cam's photos on her thank you's.  I love want to over kill the whole photo thing!  Of course both of these invitations I found on Etsy!

Some personalized shirts and outfit ideas.  Of course thank you to the wonderful world of Etsy!! For a tutu this year I am thinking of doing a petti skirt since we have done the regular tutu thing the past two years.  Both of these skirts are adorable!!!

Stay tuned to my million in one posts about Camryn's party details!! :-)

June 25, 2012

Recipe: BLT Pasta Salad

It's a rainy Monday... not much to blog about but I did get to pin some yummy recipes from Pinterest!!  Ahhh I love that site!  Enjoy!!

  • 12 ounce corkscrew shaped pasta
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 12 ounces lean bacon
  • 3 medium ripe tomatoes, cut into chunks
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup mayo (i used 1/4 cup mayo and 1/4 cup greek yogurt)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 4 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 5 heads Bibb lettuce, quartered, or 5 cups chopped romaine hearts
Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water as the label directs. Drain and toss with the milk in a large bowl; set aside.

Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Discard all but 3 tablespoons drippings from the pan. Add the tomatoes, thyme and garlic to the pan and toss until warmed through; season with salt and pepper.  Crumble the bacon into bite-size pieces; set aside 1/4 cup for garnish. Toss the remaining bacon and the tomato mixture with the pasta.

Mix the mayonnaise, sour cream and 3 tablespoons chives with the pasta until evenly combined. Season with salt and pepper. Add the lettuce; toss again to coat. Garnish with the reserved bacon and the remaining 1 tablespoon chives. Serve at room temperature.  

June 24, 2012

Lazy weekend!

It's been a pretty lazy weekend around here!  It's been raining on and off since Friday and it doesn't look like it will be clearing up anytime soon.  Oh how I hate the month of June for that reason.  I am hoping since this is the last week of June that the rain will ease up so we can actually enjoy some fun activities outside!

I did head over to the outlets yesterday which was quite interesting.  That place was ridiculously PACKED!  And the deals weren't anything WOW.  I did pretty well at Bath & Body Works and Gymboree.  But other then that the deals were ehhhh.

Some of my good finds at the Gymboree Outlet!

We decided since the rain kept us in the most of the weekend to head out for some breakfast this morning!  Thank goodness for technology.  It makes going out to eat much more peaceful :-)

June 22, 2012

My Cuties!

This session was MONTHS ago, and I am just getting to posting the pictures now!  I have used a few for Wordless Wednesday but I wanted to post the rest of them.  The girls had a great spring photo session with LL Photography.  I LOVE all of them!!!

June 21, 2012

Weekend - Part 2

It's Thursday already and I am finally getting to post the rest of the pictures from our weekend!!!  It's been a busy week around here, still playing catch up from the weekend!

Saturday we enjoyed a nice day at the beach.  The kids had so much fun!  They spent most of there time in the water.  They were like little fish!  Luckily there Dad's love the water too because there were in there the entire time with them :-)

 Payten & Rylie
The whole gang
 The little beach babes!
Little and BIG fish :-)
 Sandcastle time!
 Camryn fetching some water for the castle
Cool dude Bryce!
All the fun wore Camryn out!!!

After our fun day at the beach with the kiddies.... the adults got to enjoy a night out ALONE, thanks to LeeAnn's amazing mom!!!!  We owe her BIG!  It was so nice to actually go to dinner and be able to enjoy it!  We had dinner at this cute restaurant on the beach called Hurricane's.  The food was yummy and best of all we got to spend a great night out with great friends!