Saturday, November 17, 2007

Here is a link to my new favorite commercial. This is Megan White. I went to school with her Daddy and she just finished chemo on Halloween. You can read more about her and her battle with cancer at She is an amazing little girl and is an inspiration to so many. So here's the link to her new commercial with Reggie Bush!
Watch this and then take the time to hug your babies and thank God for each second you have with them!!!!

Friday, November 16, 2007


Don't tell Claire but here is one of her Christmas gifts I ordered her today!

She has been really into ballet lately and keeps asking me to take "ballet dancing lessons." I am waiting a little longer because soccer lessons didn't really work out. She wasn't interested at all. The program was awesome, she just wasn't into it! She asked me for a pair of "real live ballet slippers" so you KNOW she will be getting those!! I can't wait to get my Tutti Fruity Tutu from my good friend Emily in New Orleans! I let Claire pick the colors (she didn't know why she was picking them!) but she chose citrus and Lavender. (By the way Em, I think I misspelled Lavender on my order!) I think it will be beautiful! Be sure to browse the other stuff on Emily's website and see if you might be interested in something for your little "Tutti Fruity!"

OH, and today I will fill you in on a few things. For those of you who don't know, Brian has been in New Jersey for 3 weeks. ICK. The Lord truly blessed us with a job offer from Johnson & Johnson. He will be working for Ethicon (a subsidiary of JNJ) and selling surgical devices such as sutures, mesh patches and things like that. During sales calls he will sit in on surgeries and answer any questions about the product that the surgeon may have. Needless to say, the training is pretty intense. He has been actually learning how to use these products on live pigs and even a cadaver. It is an amazing company to work for and we feel so blessed for this opportunity. SO, that would explain the impromptu trip to the east coast! Brian called his first Saturday there and said that he wasn't sure he could make it 2 more weeks without me! (Boy was I flattered!) So I hopped on and looked at a ticket for the next weekend. UGH! Almost $1200.00! I decided to go ahead and bid on a ticket and put in what we can afford at the moment. So $300.00 was my offer for a flight out of Springfield to Newark. It was 10:30 at night and I hadn't talked to anyone except Brian about this. With priceline, if they accept your have a non-refundable ticket. So as I waited for "The Negotiator" aka William Shatner to find me a deal, I was in a panic! Then BAM! I had a ticket. "That's nice Chrissy, just assume that someone will watch your kids while you fly across the country!" But, as I'm sure you all know, my parents and Mother-in-law were more than happy to help out with the kids! I jumped on the plane and headed for parts unknown! And the rest is history! But TODAY IS THE DAY BRIAN FINALLY COMES HOME!!!!!!!! We can't wait to see him. The kids are really missing Daddy. YYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The city that never sleeps. Featuring the Mommy who doesn't either.

On Thursday I left at 6pm for the east coast! It was completely spur of the moment and I will explain later, but here are some pics from our trip into New York City! It was just what we needed and we can't wait to go back. When we do go back we will try not to schedule our trip during a time when EVERYONE is on strike! It's okay though, we saw TONS of stuff and just enjoyed each other's company.

This was one of the highlights of my trip! Tiffany & Co. on 5th Avenue!!! I've had my eye on this necklace since before Cohen was born. What better time to splurge!!!
Me and Brian at Rockefeller Center. (Self-portrait!)
Rupert at Hello Deli! (From David Letterman!)
Bad Boy Entertainment. He's so gangsta!
Ground Zero.
If you look really close, you can see the Statue of Liberty in the distance. We got there as the sun was going down and it was beautiful.
Manhattan Times Square.

If the shoe fits.

Well, I found them! The perfect shoe for my "little" guy. If only I would have ordered the right size! They were actually too big. They are the shoes mentioned in the previous post by See Kai Run. They are great! The soles are flexible enough for his little tootsie to move but they offer a little more durability compared to other "new walker" shoes we have tried. I think this will be good for the wet and cold winter months. I'm considering buying another pair! (He really needs a size 8 for anyone looking for Christmas gift ideas!!) Shameless...I know.