Friday, April 30, 2010


I prolonged the decision as long as I could. But unfortunately it was inevitable, I was going to have to get a new phone at some point which meant I was going to have to decide between getting another Blackberry or getting an iPhone....

That point was last week when after 2 years and 3 months my trusty Blackberry was finally on its deathbed.

I walked into the AT&T store with no idea which one I was going to choose. And after an hour of deliberating, I threatened to leave making no decision because I just COULDN'T decide. However, my mother was with me and told me that I had to make a decision before leaving. So, after pulling several clumps of my hair out over a heated debate with the store manager, I developed some pros and cons of the two devices:

  • BBM (BlackBerry instant Messanger) - The greatest thing since text messaging. It tells you when your message has been sent and when it has been read.
  • Deleting of Emails - Yes, from my wonderful blackberry I can delete emails on both my phone and in my hotmail inbox.
  • The Keyboard - I love typing on the Blackberry keyboard as opposed to the touch screen on the iphone.
  • Reliable - I have had the same blackberry for 2 years and 3 months. It had been dropped and slobbered upon by TWO children and still managed to live a full happy life.
  • Ryan Bassetti will continue to text me on my Blackberry but not the iphone
  • Photo viewing - I love the big screen on the iphone for looking at pictures of my super cute kids.
  • Google Maps - Got lost in SF the other night and thankfully some random girls on the street had an iphone and were able to navigate us up one more block to our hotel. It was super cool.
  • Weather Application
  • Tetris
  • Did I mention Words with Friends?
  • Games for entertaining Carson
  • Safari - Internet navigation is much easier on the iphone
  • Digital Voicemail

The manager at AT&T convinced me that the future of technology in happening with the development of the iphone. I am a sucker for technology and love to try new things....

I am now the proud owner of an iPhone G3S.

Yes Dean, I paid $199 for scrabble and it is TOTALLY worth every penny!!

Goodbye Blackberry. I will always love you...

Hello iPhone.... Welcome to my world. You and your orange cover are just so darn stylish. I am excited for what our future together holds.

Friday, April 23, 2010

The Cup

There it sits, that poor pathetic (ugly might I add) plastic Giants cup.

However, as ugly as it might be, this sad unfortunate cup actually has a very significant role in our household. It is the cup that scoops the dog food.

My question to you is.... Do you see any legs on that cup? No? I certainly don't either. That just means that the cup didn't get there onto the counter by it's self.

Let's take a look at the situation.

Here is the counter in relation to the dog food dish.

Here is the counter in relation to the pantry.

The pantry is where the dog food container is.

In the dog food container is where the cup should be.

But instead, the cup sits on the counter. Every. Day.

We agreed that the cup doesn't have legs. So, how did it get on the counter you wonder?

Well, EVERYDAY Steve feeds the dog then puts the cup on the counter and NOT back in the dog food container in the pantry.

EVERYDAY I return the cup to the dog food container.

And EVERYDAY I wonder why that wonderful husband of mine can't make it that extra 79 inches (to be exact) and put the cup BACK in the dog food container.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

What did you do all day?

A man came home from work and found his three children outside, still in their pajamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn all around the front yard.

The door of his wife's car was open, as was the front door to the house and there was no sign of the dog. Proceeding into the entry, he found an even bigger mess. A lamp had been knocked over, and the throw rug was wadded against one wall.

In the front room the TV was loudly blaring a Cartoon channel, and the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing.

In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, the fridge door was open wide, dog food was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door.

He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife. He was worried she might be ill, or that something serious had happened.

He was met with a small trickle of water as it made its way out the bathroom door. As he peered inside he found wet towels, scummy soap and more toys strewn over the floor. Miles of toilet paper lay in a heap and toothpaste had been smeared over the mirror and walls.

As he rushed to the bedroom, he found his wife still curled up in the bed in her pajamas, reading a novel. She looked up at him, smiled, and asked how his day went.

He looked at her bewildered and asked, "What happened here today?"

She again smiled and answered, "You know every day when you come home from work and you ask me what in the world I do all day?"

"Yes," was his incredulous reply.

She answered, "Well, today I didn't do it."

Tuesday, April 20, 2010



And to think I believed that I was the ONLY one!!

Ciantro haters unite!

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Gran Fondo

I am very proud of my husband.....

He completed the 100 mile "Gran Fondo" bicycle ride during the Sea Otter Classic at Laguna Seca in Monterey.

I do have to admit that I doubted his ability to train in time for the event considering he had shoulder surgery in November and could get on a bike until February.

But he did it.
I shall not doubt my husband's ability again.... (or at least not today).

Congratulations go out to the 7 guys (including my brother) that joined carb eating endeavors the night prior and completed the century ride that took them down River Road to Arroyo Seco, up through Carmel Valley only to end with the last 10 miles headed over Laureles Grade and back into Laguna Seca.

Can I get a "Whoop Whoop!!"?

Monday, April 12, 2010

Date Night...


I'd been dreaming of a date night with that hot husband of mine for a while, so during a morning of screaming children in the other room, I curiously searched flights to Las Vegas. And to my surprise, there was a flight to Vegas on a Sunday night for only $9.99... and a return flight for only $19.99.

Next was finding a room.... Cha Ching... Mandalay Bay... $69.00

Seriously, who could pass up that kind of deal??

I text messaged Steve and told him I was going regardless. He decided to come with. Thankfully.

So the date night went something like this...

Dropped the kids of at Grandma's.
Took a plane to Vegas.
Checked in to Mandalay.
Drank some cocktails.
Had Dinner.
Had some more cocktails.
Sex. (Yes, I just announced that I actually had sex with my husband. Don't act so surprised.)
Sleep!!!! Uninterrupted wonderful sleep!
More sleep.
Quick game of Craps.
Then home.

Now that is what I call an amazing date night.
And I didn't take a single picture.

I love my husband.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Confessions of a stay-at-home Mom

1. I can't go without a cup coffee in the morning. Some mornings require TWO cups

2. Pedicures (and wine) make my kids more tolerable. (even better when they are combined)

3. I am lucky to shower at least every other day. Showering is a major event in this household.

4. I wear the same black work out pants EVERY day. (Just ask Suzanne)

5. Make-up application is a completely different story. I am lucky to apply make-up after every OTHER shower.

6. I dream about extravagant tropical vacations and sipping cocktails on the beach. I hope my future holds one (a vacation and a cocktail) for me soon.

7. This is how I feed Brady. (don't judge)

8. I let Carson have candy on a regular basis. It gives me bribing power, and it works. (again, don't judge)

9. Naptime is my favorite time of the day. A close second is reading to Carson at bedtime and getting Brady and his smiley face out of his crib in the morning. He is always so happy!!

10. Visions of a clean house dance in my head. A clean house only happens on the rare exception I get to hire the house keeper, but seems to only last for a day or so.

11. I would not be able to function as a mother without the help of my mother, Grandma Heidy, who does more than her share as a Grandma.

12. I look forward to Steve coming home everyday and realize that I am extremely thankful for him.

13. I refuse to keep those 10 extra pounds that my children left on my body. I am working hard to get rid of them. That includes counting calories, working out regularly, and lots of cardio.

14. I love my children even though they drive me completely crazy!!