Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas is OVER:(

Tim and I had a very blessed Christmas, we were spoiled by our family and friends and spent 2 amazing days with his side and my side of the family. Now we spend the last 4 days of 2009 together and gear up for 2010!!!

So many new things going on and in store for 2010.

Tim: He has started his own Construction/Handyman company, officially Registered and Insured with Putnam County!!! I am so proud, he has been wanting to do this for a while and finally put his mind to it. 2010 will be the official start.

House: The seller's signed the contracts and we received them Dec 22nd! Tentative closing is January 30th, 2010. We are still packing up, trying to sell furniture. Anyone need a complete Twin Bedroom, expensive Vaughan Collection?

Baby: Tuesday is the big day!!! We will find out is Baby Nugget is a boy or girl. Names are picked out, just waiting to see which one we will use. First Grandchild coming 2010!

Karen: I have become obsessed more than usual with decorating and baby items. I am hoping that after Tuesday I can come up with a nursery theme and start getting things ready. You know me, the Do-It-Yourself girl, I am going to make/design most myself. Tim may even help with making some of the furniture for the new house and nursery.

Well check back later in the week for the U/S results. Make your guesses under comments too:) Boy or Girl?!

Monday, December 21, 2009

18 Weeks and 3 Days Already

I can't believe how much time flies lately. Just yesterday I feel were were sitting in the doctors and finding out we were expecting. Now the next time we go to the doctors we are going to find out boy or girl. We have a girl name, still deciding on a boy name. I am most excited to go shopping after the appointment on Tuesday 12/29 (1 week), blue or pink!!
Here are the current belly shots:

Monday, December 14, 2009

4 Years Ago Today 12/15/05

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Tim proposed down in VA at the Normandy's XMAS party. I can't believe it has been that long. Just wanted to share.

COUNTDOWN UPDATE:
14 days: BABY GENDER
7 days: until school is done for break!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

16 Week Picture


So my belly is growing as well as my butt! My size 2, 4 & 6 pants no longer fit and were put away over the weekend. I went to look for maternity pants and found nothing I liked. Everything was frumpy and blah, so I bought more leggings, I love leggings. I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow, just a check up, I wish they could tell me what Nugget is. I feel movement but not sure if it is faint kicking or just body bubbles. I can't wait until we can feel Nugget, although I am sure I will be complaining of them keeping me up all the time once I do.

I am really enjoying my sleep, I have been waking up at 6:30am each morning, I should have been up at 6. I also have been waking up in the middle of the night a lot. Only 9 more days untl XMAS break and boy do I need it after this past week.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Needed: Dec 23rd 3:45 pm!

At that point I am off of work for 10 days. During those 10 days: I am celebrating XMAS, finding out what the baby in my belly is going to be and packing up my house for a move. Until then my life is wrapped up in work. Please make these next 12 work days fly by!

XOXO Karen

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

I have 3 countdowns: 27days, 23 days & 15 days

27 Days until we find out what the nugget is. Boy or Girl?
23 Days until Christmas!!!!
15 More School Days until a 10 day break!

Home Update: The House was inspected on Tuesday. Everything looks good, we are waiting for the contracts to get to our Lawyers so we can sign them. Now I need to sell furniture in my house and pack.

Baby Update: I cannot sleep and have to use the bathroom all the time. I still have 25 weeks to go also. We are looking into furniture for the nursery, we have agreed on dark wood. (One fight avoided). I am buying weights for my arms- they have always been toned and now they are not:( I have to get into a bridesmaid dress 2 months after birth! Yikes!!!

School: 3 months down!

Monday, November 30, 2009

YAY!!! 15 Weeks and Thanksgiving Shopping

Hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving. I hope everyone had a good time shopping too. I know I did, we went out Friday at 4:30am with Kim, Mom, and two of Kim's friends. We hit tons of stores and got great deals so it was very exciting.

Here are updated pictures of my growing belly:
15 Weeks 2 days here

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Baby Proctor Update Time

Baby Proctor 13 Week Ultra Sound Pictures are up!!




The Nugget looks cute in this picture:)

Here is my belly at 12 Weeks 4 Days

Up 3 lbs (total gained so far 9lbs =134lbs now)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Home updates!

So last week we had put offers on a house, countered back and forth and then gave up. We said thanks but no thanks and walked. They came back with their last offer after that point. We decided we go back out looking at homes and decide then. Today we went out and brought my dad to 3 houses plus the one we put offers on. Upon returning to the office we submitted the paper work to accept their counter. So hopefully sometime this week we will know if they accept and go into contracts next week! I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed. Tim is shooting for a closing by December 30th. We shall see. Once we go into contract I will post pictures.

Also this past week, we went to the doctor to see the baby. The nugget is looking like an alien, but a cute one!! I have to put the pictures up, my scanner broke though, so they will be pictures of pictures. December 28th is the big appointment to see if Nugget is a boy or girl!!! We can't wait.

Friday, November 13, 2009

We have placed an offer..

We found a house and placed an offer. The seller's countered, we replied, and now we wait. I am nervous but after the last one fell through, I am trying not to get my hopes too high. Tomorrow, Saturday, we should hear back, probably with another counter. The house is small, but cute and perfect for Tim and I plus the new baby on its way.
Other news: morning sickness is not my friend. Why at now 13 weeks is it hitting me like a bag of bricks? I can't sleep, I am sick, I want to eat but can't because nothing is appealing. Seriously? I wish this would stop, and all I hear is it is going to get worse and my sleep with be gone when the baby is here, which is fine if I can get my sleep now.
Today my mom and I went to Babies R Us and she can't get over how much has changed over the years. She was amazed, it was fun to look and see the cute bedding and toys. I can't wait for registering time. !!! Well I will update about the house SOON!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Baby Bumps 9 & 11 Weeks


9 Weeks (+2.5=131lbs (6 lbs since BFP)


11 Weeks (above and below)


More to come. Enjoy basking in my weight gain!

November begins

Already 1/2 way through the 1st week of November. This month is going to fly, 4 days off from students (3 off from the students), weekends, holidays, bring on Christmas. I survived the first round of student report cards, I am so happy they are done. This year there is so much required of me as a teacher compared to last year. I am beginning to understand how much of a joke Medical Science was. Lesson plans, observations and team work did not exist and the school does not prepare you at all for real teaching.

The pregnancy is going well. I enter the 12th week on Friday, I can't believe we are 12 weeks already, it was yesterday that we found out. I have my new belly pictures to upload, once I get them onto the computer. I know picture queen that I am is slacking on the pictures. I am also becoming the worst wife around the house. I haven't put away my laundry in weeks, I still haven't unpacked from when we went away over Columbus weekend. I haven't done the dishes in days or anything else besides: school work, sleep, eating and watching TV to relax. I don't know what I would do without Tim.

Since we found out, Tim has been doing everything for me. He has been cleaning the house like crazy, dealing with the dogs and running around doing all our errands and OF COURSE COOKING!! I love him, and he is the best I could ask for. Even at the times I want to bite his head off. I hope to start to feel better soon and go back to being me soon too. My organization has gone out the window. So, if you find it send it back my way. Well its approaching 10pm, my bedtime, and I need to get there. I promise to get the pictures up by the weekend! Also I hope to have an update to the house hunting.
XOXO Karen

Monday, October 26, 2009

The leaves are changing...

Hope all is well with everyone. Last week, I was out of work 2 days with Strep Throat. I took the medicine though and it was wonderful! I feel so much better, and feel better than before. This weekend was busy for us both. Tim is building a deck for family friends and I helped celebrate my parents 28th wedding anniversary with them Sunday walking across the Hudson Walkway bridge. It was beautiful with all the trees changing.

We contacted a real estate lawyer. I hope to have contracts in the making by this weekend. Keep your fingers crossed for us. Once that happens I will post pictures. Halloween is this weekend too, Tim and I are supposed to go to a party but I am not even sure anymore. I know I have NO costume and neither does Tim. We shall see.

School is going good. I am going to have to wait and apply to grad school in the Spring. Nothing is ready in time, and I can't be worrying about it now. Who knows what the Spring will bring too. I am going to keep looking, look for scholarships and apply to more schools in the Spring since I will have more time. Then try to start in the summer. Fingers crossed. I am giving myself a December deadline to have everything done and ready to be mailed.

Until next time... xoxoxo

Thursday, October 22, 2009

WE ARE EXPECTING!!

9/11/09



5 Weeks

7 Weeks +3.5 lbs = 128.5lbs.
8 Weeks

I know most know by now but making the official blog announcement for those who don't know yet. My due date is May 21, 2010. We found on on September 11th, when I went to the doctor because Tim was still in disbelief after taking tons of at home tests. The dollar store ones proved right!!

So far though, we went to the ER once for some bleeding, but everything turned out alright and we got to hear the heart beat for the first time at 7 weeks. The next day, on Tim's Birthday we went to the OBGYN and got the first picture of the peanut and saw the heart beat again. My next appointment is on the 18th of November. We are excited to see the changes at that point. Around Christmas/New Year's is when we find out the sex of the baby, which we will be doing. I don't do surprises and want to plan and have the nursery set up before hand in either boy or girl stuff. Picking names is going to be hard enough too.

I am taking belly photos throughout the pregnancy, as it is I have gained 5 pounds since getting pregnant. Pretty sure most of that went to my chest. They have become the most painful things.. This week I went to the doctor and was told I have Strep throat, YUCK! I hate being sick, now being sick and pregnant is just horrible. So lots of rest and liquids for me.


Monday, October 12, 2009

The Cold Weather Is Here

Tim and I at the Look Out Point of Route 23
Some of the Family at the Haunted House
Tim doing Karaoke with the Leonard Leopards

Tim and I at the Bronx Zoo (above) Tim's Birthday at the Haunted Hayrides with Friends (below)


The cold weather has come and I want heat! My job is going well, I love my coworkers and my students are finally learning how to walk in the staircase and hallways. Who would think it would take 3rd graders over a month?

We went upstate to Glenbrook for Columbus Weekend with family and it was great seeing everyone. We went to Octoberfest at Hunter Mountain, had a camp fire at the camper while some of the kids went into the Haunted House. The food was delish too!

Back to work tomorrow, at least it is a 4 day week again. October is almost 1/2 way through, Christmas will be here before we know it. We are still house hunting, but shopping around for mortgages now also. We hope to have things figured out by the end of the month.


Sunday, September 27, 2009

Just another rainy Sunday

Rain rain go away! This morning we woke up to our Truck keyed (yes the new one). I am beyond pissed. At least tomorrow there is no school and another day of rest. I can't stop sleeping to catch up on all I have missed since school started. Friday night Tim had a bunch of guys from the Firehouse up to the Go-Kart track to race, Kim and I went to Amy's for pizza. It was yummy and homemade!! After we joined the boys at the go-kart place and went to the bar.

In other news, I received an email from someone this week about missing our friendship. It's ironic that one can send that at 25 but still act like high school and block me on Facebook. How am I supposed to respond? Too bad in 9 months too much stuff has been said, too many shows have been put on by a certain mother and then you want to "turn back time" and "miss the good times we had." What has been said has been said. I wonder the truth behind it or is it that so much has been said about OTHERS to me and that could be damaging? Especially with proof. Well tonight's post has been more venting then happy news but thats life sometimes!

Over and out! xoxo Karen

Sunday, September 20, 2009

We've been approved!!

We finally applied and was approved for a mortgage!! YAY!! We still have yet to find a house though we both agree on. We hope to be able to get the tax credit if we buy before December 1st. So much change in a short time. The new job is going, I feel as much as I liked the younger kids I should teach middle school. I am so confused. One day maybe I will figure it out.
We bought another car- 97 Ford Explorer for me to drive to work everyday. It's really nice, I am so happy. So wish us luck that we find a place soon without much stress.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Back to work.

Today I went to my new school for my new job as a 3rd grade regular ed teacher. My classroom is HUGE! I will have a whole reading area with carpets and tons of books that are grade appropriate unlike last year. I just have to empty out about 50 bags full of those books and organize them. I am looking at having about 24 students. I have a few computers, not sure if they work yet though and tons of closets with hooks for the kids stuff. I am going back Wednesday with more of my stuff and to continue to set up the room. It is still very overwhelming, but I am excited, I just want school to start so I don't have to worry anymore. I still will worry but at least I will know what I really am dealing with.

Tim and I are trying to pay off a lot of our debt this year. We have a goal and hopefully we will be able to meet it. Only $200 more and 1 credit card will be 100% paid off!! We paid off $3000 on Friday at once with the grant that came in for me working in a low-end school last year. What else went on this weekend? We went to Hunter's 5th birthday- he got double presents since Tim and I couldn't agree, MY GIFT WON!! I bought him Geo Tracks train set booster pack from the movie Cars, and Tim picked out Nerf guns. He liked the guns but he likes trains better!! YAY ME!

Saturday Night- Bailey ran away for 4.5 hours, we searched everywhere, Amy and Patrick came up to watch a movie and helped us look too. We looked on every road nearby, the woods, the ditches (fearing the worst), I contacted both the Sheriffs and Troopers. At 1:30am Amy and I went out posting signs for people to see in the morning in case anyone took him in since it was raining. After hanging up all the signs and driving around with the flashlight and calling his name more he came running up to the car like nothing happened.

Tim was very happy his dog came home. Guinness had been sitting on the floor starring at the door all night or laying on the couch moping. It was funny to see how he knew something was wrong. Poor dog thought he may have lost his brother.

Hope all is well with everyone! Until next time...xoxo

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sunday Night Blues

School starts back up in 2 weeks, just I finally have free time and starting to relax. The house we went to see yesterday that we were interested in is a no-go. It needs TOO MUCH work, at least 60,000$ before even living it. I wish it could have worked out but it just wasn't meant to be. So we will go back to casually looking and if something else comes along that spikes our interest we will look again.

On Tim's way home from work today the tire popped, literally spilt along the whole side. Now we need 2 new tires tomorrow. Have I mentioned how much I hate that car? Now I am home playing with my pictures on the computer while Tim fixes a leak in someone's wall. Then its Sunday night TV time and bed. Tomorrow I am baby sitting my favorite 2 boys!! Pray that this week goes by slow!!

Friday, August 21, 2009

This old house?

So we may have found a house. We are going to look at it tomorrow again, and if goes well bump our mortgage prequalfication to an approval. I am excited but at the same time not putting all my hopes up for the house. The house needs MAJOR work, and that is what we know from just driving and walking around it so far. No idea about structural damage, the house is 200 years old with a history a mile long. Which I think is one of the coolest things.
The awful count down to working again has begun. I go in on the 31st to see my classroom and begin to set up and figure out the "game plan" for the year. I still can't believe I am teaching 3rd grade and that I don't have to return to my job from last year. YAY!

Keep you posted!! xoxo

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Our 1st Garden- Tomatoes, Cucumbers, and tons of Peppers
At the Renegade's Game with Ryan for his 7th Birthday!

Finally I got around to adding some pictures, and I still have lots more. We started a garden this year, unfortunately our tomatoes got hit by the plague and Tim ripped out our those plants today. He is very proud of his cucumbers and making them into pickles. My farmer husband! We went upstate on Friday night to spend the night camping with his cousins and sister and parents. We swam in the creek that has a rock slide, very cool until I thought there were leeches, but they turned out to be tiny snails. Thank God!! My brother turns 23 tomorrow- Happy 23rd Robert!

Monday, August 3, 2009

July flew by...

and now it is August! Soon I will be back at work, teaching 3rd grade at my new job. Yikes! July was full of excitement and fun! My sister, Kim, turned 21 and we celebrated all week long! My cousin Daniel came up to NY with my Aunt and Uncle to visit and rode the quad with Tim.

I went to the Katy Perry concert in NYC with Briana, went to a Bachlorette Party for one of Tim's coworkers in the firehouse. Early evening rooftop bar at a new hotel in Brooklyn, a great time and experience. Then Sunday night 8/3 Tim and I went to the Jones Beach Theater to see Kid Rock and Lynard Skyndard- we had such a great time together. The ride home was long but well worth it. Monday morning was rough to wake up for work.

I am trying to be better at posting and keeping everyone updated! Stay tuned!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

School is out. Back from vacation too!



My first year as a teacher is OVER! I made it through my first year as a 6th grade special ed teacher in the South Bronx. I will not be returning to the school next year, I am changing schools and grades. I was hired for 2 positions at 2 different schools and accepted a 3rd grade regular education position over a 5th grade CTT position. I think the 3rd grade is going to be better for me, I want to teach younger students, always have. Another year another challenge, bring it on!

Tim just marked 1 year at his fire house. He started the job July 4th, 2008, we left the Jersey Shore early for his first day. This year we left the Jersey Shore a day early again so he could work too. I cannot be more proud of him and his accomplishments, first the US Navy and now the FDNY. Along with working every 4th of July since we have been married ;)

We also bought a new car 2 weeks ago. We bought a 2009 Dodge Ram Hemi 1500 (I think thats how you say it). Our Colorado was a piece of crap, we couldn't pass up the deal on the truck or the offer for our trade. I never thought I would like pick ups but I am learning to love them. I will get my Subraru eventually, that is the deal though.

4th summer vacation at the Jersey Shore, we went and are back!! Some how we lucked out on the weather, it was great. What we didn't do is a shorter list. I can't wait for the professional pictures to be posted up on the website. I will post my own soon though. We both have a busy summer planned ahead of us. Hope everyone is enjoying their summer!!!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

PHOTO BLOG!!

theproctorfam.shutterfly.com  

Just a few Disney photos are up now and a few oldies.  More will be added shortly!  

Only 22 days of school left!!

Summer vacation is creeping up.  Tim and I kicked off the summer season with spending time in the Catskills for Memorial Day Weekend with Eric, Clayton, Michael and Sean.  We went quadding, the boys went fishing and we all hung out by the fire.  A bunch of Tim's family showed up to visit too.  It was very relaxing, and the camper looks great.  Nothing like camping and sleeping on a full bed without bugs!  

Graduations mean parties!  Rob graduation UConn on May 10th (Mother's Day).  Tim has cousins graduating high school and middle school.  June is almost booked up completely on the weekends.  We are looking forward to the Jersey Shore which is now only a month away.  

Kim, my sister, is now in Egypt until the 1st of June.  Smooth sailing up the Nile, lucky her.  Everything else is daily routines.  I cannot wait until school is out and I have time to catch up on my reading, scrapbooking (our Disney Vacation) and going up to the Catskills whenever we have free time.  Just a few updates on us.  Stay tuned!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

May is here!!

Only 2 more months until Summer!  May is going to be a busy month.  It started off with a Communion Party, Boxing Match House Party and Baby Shower, this weekend is Bri's 25th birthday, Mother's Day and Rob's College Graduation.  Then I have Zootopia Concert with my sister on the 16th.  Following that is Memorial Weekend in the Catskills and ending with a CF Walk and Memorial Dinner for our friends' father.  Can it be June yet?   What is good about a busy May is June will be here before we know it.

Now if only the rain could stop, isn't April supposed to be the rainy month?  We want to take out the motorcycle, quad and go up state more.  Here is to the rain gods- STOP IT!!  Hope everyone else is having a good start to May. XOXO


Sunday, April 26, 2009

Spring Break and the heat...



Tim and I had a wonderful time in Florida and at Disney World.  We only wish we could have stayed longer.  We did 3 Disney parks, visited a few different beaches and visited the World's Largest Harley Davidson at RossMeyers near Daytona, we also visited my friend Amy where she was staying with her sister's family.  Overall we did A LOT in 5 days.
Alena was an amazing host and I loved her hot tub, it was so nice to come home and relax in the hot tub.  She came to Epcot with us and was our tour guide at the beaches, making it possible for us to see dolphins and manatees, in return at the biker bar Tim wanted to go to she was hit on by a 69 year old named Guido LOL.  We also were able to see and have dinner with Tim's Aunt and Uncle at Raglan Road in Downtown Disney.  
I have pictures up on Facebook and have to make a link for the Shutterfly album too.

Other updates:  Tim has now put up the new roof on the camper, we went up yesterday and put in the new vents, scrubbed the outside and most of the inside of the camper.  Memorial Weekend Irish Fest here we come!!  I can't wait for it to be completed and be able to go hang out up there whenever we want.  

Only 44 more days of school until Summer Break!!  YAY!! So far for the summer we are going to the Jersey Shore, Catskills, maybe Lake George with some friends- looking into hotels.  Along with nice motorcycle rides and rides on the Quad.  We have a pretty busy summer ahead of us.  If anyone would like to go up to the Catskills, please let us know.  As always, the more the merrier!  

Sunday, April 5, 2009

April Showers.

The year continues to fly by.  Spring break starts Thursday for me and Friday Tim and I leave for Disney World!! We are both very excited to get down to the warm weather and relax.  My birthday is also coming up, April 10th  (the day we leave) and I am turning 24, Tim got me a pink helmet for when we ride the quad and a fox racing shirt to wear.  Very cute accessories.  The camper is basically done being fixed, Tim and two friends tore off the roof and replaced it 2 weeks ago.  Camping season, we're ready!!

Promised motorcycle picture:
Finished Product!

April 3rd, marked 1 year since my grandma passed away.  On Friday, my mom and I went to the grave and put out flowers and easter eggs.  I still can't believe it and  not a day goes by that I don't miss or think about her.  At least I know she is still looking down on me.  

Goodbye for now!  Be back after Disney!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

March Madness

It has been a month!  Time is flying and I for one and not complaining because it means summer is approaching quickly.  Tim injured his back last week and is currently going through physical therapy during the week.   I am walk next to someone who moves like an 80 year old.  My parents are almost back in NY after a trip to France for a week.  I have received many phone calls, by the way they have sounded on the phone they are enjoying themselves.  

We are enjoying time with the cat Punk.  He is staying with us currently and playing with the dogs once again!   St. Patrick's Day marked 3 years we have had Bell the dog who resides with Grandpa Proctor.  I can't believe it has been 3 years already, Guinness turned 3 this week too.  My pups are getting old, Punkie turns 4 in April, another animal birthday approaching quickly.

The motorcycle is FINISHED, I just have to add some pictures to show everyone.  I just am finishing my 4th term of teaching tomorrow, only 2 to go!!  That is very exciting, my students were also well- behaved today and I am STILL the reigning champ of UNO cards!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

February Break!

Tim and I finally wound up with time off together.  My break is coming to an end and I will be back at work on Monday.   This week, we shopped, picked up parts for the motorcycle and ate out a bunch.  My sister was home too for her break so we were able to go hang out also.

We are currently house-hunting hoping to be in a home by the end of 2009.  This week we looked at 3 homes but none that were overly appealing.  So our hunt continues. 

We also booked a vacation to DISNEY WORLD!!  It will be Tim's first time in Disney ever and our first vacation alone ever.  We leave April 10th (which will also be my 24th birthday) and return to NY April 16th, 7 days in sunny Florida.   This vacation will help get through the long month of March at work without any breaks/holidays.  
Disney here we come!!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Happy February!!

Tim and I are officially on vacation, although his lasts longer than mine.  We kicked off the break by going to the Thayer Hotel in West Point for a dinner dance hosted by his Firehouse.  We both had a great time and spent Saturday (Valentine's Day) sleeping the day away.

100 days of school are completed, only 80 or so left.  YAY!!  Which is also scary because I need to start looking into grad school programs and start my masters.  This coming weekend I am taking hopefully my last Teaching Exam for a while.  (crossing my fingers)  Only 4 more months until SUMMER TIME!


Friday, February 6, 2009

Surgery.

On Wednesday 2/4 I had surgery on my heart to cure SVT.  (My heart would race for no reason). I was pretty scared going in but once they gave me lots of good drugs I passed out.  I woke up when it was over and got to see Tim, my mom and Bri down in my room.  The hardest part was not being able to move for almost 7 hours so my legs got really sore.  Actually my legs are still the only things that are sore and it hurts to stand up, sit down and walk at first.  

I am home the next few days until I return to work on Monday. Mini vacation!!!

Thanks to everyone who called, emailed or facebooked!  Your thoughts/prayers were so kind.  

 

Saturday, January 31, 2009

What we are up to...

How it looked originally (above) 
Naked bike (below), while Tim works on it

Tim has been busy working on his motorcycle.  He took it apart, powder coated many parts, got a paint job for the tins and now putting it back together.  It has been a busy project, but great for passing the winter months when he can't ride.  I am excited for the spring to get back on the bike with him and go riding.  Above are before and during pictures.  The final project will be posted as soon as it is done.  

It has been a year now since Tim joined the FDNY, time sure does fly.   It seems like just yesterday he got out of the military and started the academy.  For me work is going, 3 semesters down and 3 semesters to go until summer vacation!  Currently I am just looking forward to winter break in mid-February!  
I wanted to share this picture from when we went to the indoor rock climbing gym.  This is after we raced to the top (I WON!!).  I wished we lived closer because I would be at the gym all the time.  It was so much fun, we went with Joe, Mike and Brett (Mike's Dad).  It is such a great workout for your body (my arms were sore for the next few days).  

For now, I am counting down the days until Spring and over the snow that makes my drive to work an adventure every time the white stuff falls.  XOXO

Thursday, January 1, 2009

It's 2009!!!



Christmas is over and 2009 is here!  We wish that everyone has a great year for 2009.  Tim started the year off working a 24 hour shift, while I spent it with my sister shopping and hanging out.    Christmas was great this year thanks to our wonderful families and friends.  Thanks everyone, one again.  I have been enjoying my vacation time, although it is quickly coming to an end.

Check back soon!