Tuesday, June 30, 2015

It's been 4 years!

Nick and I were on the internet today, when I came across our blog here.  He was very interested about it and how it works.  So, here I am showing him how to add a post.  It's been a long time since I've done this!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Happy Birthday, Nick!

Today is Nick's 4th birthday. He's such a sweet boy. I just love his little face...................

Happy Birthday, Nick!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Lego Nativity

This is Bryn's Lego Nativity. I love it - so cute and kind of funny. That tall blue thing with the clear and yellow blocks is the new star.

Here's a close-up of Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, and the three wise men.

Not-So-Nice Santa

We took the kids to the mall today to visit Santa. We tried going to a different mall the other day and it was CRAZY busy, so we decided to go to the mall we usually go to. It's not the nicest mall, but it's close, the line to see Santa is always short, and the girls behind the camera always let us take our own pictures.

When we got there, we noticed that the poster with the photo prices had a note on the bottom saying (paraphrasing), "We kindly ask that you don't use your cameras in Santa's court so that we can continue to bring Santa to the mall every year." Okay, no problem, we'll just take pictures from the gate - zoom in a little and it will be perfect.

Well, when it was our turn, I started taking pictures of Nick & Santa. Nick was looking my way, so no problem...........

Bryn went up and started talking to Santa. As you can see, she wasn't facing me, so I yelled out to Dave to position her in a way where we could get a good shot. That's when Santa noticed me outside of the gate. He told Dave that we were not suppose to use our camera. Dave explained that I was outside of the gate, like the sign said, and that we just wanted one shot of Bryn with him. He said he would not pose and would not look my way.

That's fine; we understand that they're trying to make a living. We only wanted the one picture of Nick anyway :-) Here we are stealing some more shots outside of the gate......

Merry Christmas from the Carattinis!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Yummiest bread!

A woman I used to work with would make this bread from time to time and bring it in to share. SO STINKIN' GOOD! The last time I tried to make it, I really messed it up. I needed something to take to bookclub and this seemed perfect. We were discussing "Mockingjay" the third book in the Hunger Games Series. So, since Peeta was a baker and Katniss was known for her long braided hair...............

Look at those layers of butter!!!!!!!!!!



"Mom, if you take one more picture of me I'll beat you with a banana!"

Mission Accomplished!

My desk has been a dumping ground for years. I couldn't take it anymore! I hated how it looked and I hated using my computer with all those piles of junk in my way. So......................


In between


I'm loving it! I just wish Dave would come in and organize those wires under the desk. I'll add that to his "honey do" list.