Thursday, July 29, 2010

Old MacDonald had a farm...and a glass of wine

Bucket List: Random Trip out to VA

This wasn't one of the place that I had wrote on down LJ's bucket list but one weekend, my parents and I decided that we wanted to go to a winery or two. I had from this farm that was having a Strawberry Jumbree and also was a about killing two birds with one stone! It had a ton of areas for kids of all ages to play and run around, a petting zoo, tractors to climb on and cow train that you and your kid can sit in and ride around the farm. Each little cow has a name cute! Also they had a rope swing and the biggest moon bounce I have ever seen!!

One of the things i loved about it was that you could go strawberry picking..even though we didnt get a chance to, i would go back and do it with some friends or even when LJ is a little older

I would say though after going through the whole thing, this is more of a place for kids a little older probabaly starting at 4 or 5. They seem to get more out of it.

Liam loved going to the petting zoo.. here are a few pictures of him and parents interacting with the animals.

We had so much fun, minus the fact it was sooo hot that day.

"She thinks my tractor is sexy..."

"on his farm he had some cows...."

min. cute..

he loves sheep!

This is the view from the ever! I fell in love with this place!

I could have stayed at this place forever. It is across road from the farm. You drive up this steep hell to a stone like building.. it is absolutely beautiful. Then you go to the top, some wine tasting, buy some cheese and go out on the top balcony and look out over the whole middle of VA area!! Not only is the building and views are amazing but the wine is great! I can.not.wait to go back.

if you are looking for a wedding venue..please please check this out!! or a good glass of wine.

Summer Bucket List: Chuck*E*Cheese

Bucket List: Chuck-E-Cheese

We took at a trip to the Chuck-E-Cheese in Sterling, Va with the Hurley kids and my best friend Tracy!! We had such a good time! I got to see the Hurleys' and I haven't seen them in so long and Liam and Andrew are about a month apart, that means Liam had a friend to play with, while the older ones were off playing games.

One thing I am glad that they updated was the singing, mechanical animals for birthday parties and such.. I remember back in the day they had a hard time moving around and they were just plan thank goodness for the update! Having parties there is still a thing to do, I was a little surprised but did enjoy that you can get beer there -I did not have any, I hate beer.)

I havent been there in so long, it just makes you crazy and you want to get as many tickets as you can to win the over priced prizes but it is worth it to see how much fun Liam had with everyone. Here are a few pictures from that day!

The kids had a blast and of course Tracy and I had so much fun being able to catch up! I can't wait for our next trip. I will suggest not going in the sumer time and not a weekend, but most of you know that already!

Liam and Andrew in the truck : ) This was probably millionth picture taken because they both very unsure about it and wanted to jump out the sides..

Luke and Liam playing a broken game, but they didn't care they just wanted to push the buttons, I love how easily kids are amused :)

Climb LJ, Climb...such a little monkey

Hanging out with Andrew : ) Don't smash his finger, please...

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Jeans? Leggings? no...JEGGINGS!

Favorite Things: Jeggings

Shop @ AE

Okay, so I have have a few pairs of these, of course I feel like I can only wear them on my " feeling uber skinny" days but they are soo fun! You can dress them up or dress them down.
of course you are thinking..duh. I just think they add something extra to your warebrobe. You dont feel like wearing heavy jeans in the summer but still want the look.. this is the way to go. I do love myself so skinny jeans but in 95 degree heat... who are you kidding.. so uncomfortable.

I just recently, got a black pair and absolutely love them! I never have own any black pair pants besides dress pants so I am branching out fashion wise lately, and it feels great!

I do have to say that because I have chicken leg legs, these make me feel more comfortable about that issue plus, the form fittingness is great, i you want to feel great about yourself. You will definitely turn heads in Jeggings.

I have bought both pairs at AE because they are in my price range currently. Also even though at the age of 26 I still get my jeans there because they just have aways fit me so good. Being 5'2 and skinny, chicken legs: it is not the easiest task to go to jean shopping, so once I found a band that works for me, it is hard to change it up. I have also seen them at Express and at check them out!!!

If you like leggings and skinny jeans... you will fall in love with jeggings!

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I survived the Bermuda Triangle...

Bermuda Cruise 2010

well the family took a cruise to Bermuda to celebrate my parents 60th birthday and my sisters 30th. My parents were brave enough to have both sets of parents and 2 grand kids with them. The kids did great and had a blast!! I got to hang out with my sister and spend time with everyone.. One of the things I absolutely love about cruises is the all the thing they have for you to do while you are on board. It took us 3 days to sell to Bermuda, so we have some time to enjoy the pool and playing bingo ( which Heather win at) see shows at night...Skylar was in love with them, she did awesome and would talk through the whole thing...thank god she didn't set with me! JK. We had two formal nights.. those are fun because besides going to prom or a being in a wedding: when do you get to wear gowns and get professional pictures taken?? Thank you to my BFF for loaning me dresses and a thing that made me super skinny! I have uploaded own a few pictures to give you an idea of the things we did. Take a look!

yes, that is part of a ship sticking out of the water. We went on a glass bottom boat at night time to the Bermuda Triangle. Even the captain asked if we were crazy. It was awesome! It was once and life time experience and to see all the coral, it was beautiful.

a good picture of my mom and me as we sail to the bermuda triangle..

one of my favorites!

my sister and me at the beach...she takes great self pictures!! love her!

my little sand monster. Too bad I didn't get a picture of them when he was trying to swim in the sand. Yes, he is only wearing a swim diaper.. he barely let us put that on him, he wanted to play so badly!


LJ at the aquarium and zoo..smallest zoo ever but he loved the hand on part.. he felt a sea cucumber!!

I love this picture.. i think hr wanted to get in the tank or he was looking for nemo!

cutest family!!!

hello,, I would love to live here. First off Oprah could be my neighbor. Second, the have free water.. sounds normal right.. well they collect rainwater throughout the year! Every building in bermuda has to have white roof shaped like that one so it collects it. Don't ask me how it does it because i am still trying to figure that out. It then goes into a hole they dig before building the house. Im sure thee is more to it but thats all I got. Also, bermuda just got their first and only recycling center, that just makes my heart happy. The people on bermuda have to be the nicest people I have ever met! and the cutest cars! Each house is only allow one car. But the down side is that it soo expensive to live there because EVERYTHING ( besides rum) is imported. Their " low income" housing STARTS at $300,000. crazy. Okay, take breath before you read this next buy a Kia ( the car) here is what $15,000.. there it would cost you at least $40,000.. for a Kia.. I know I know...pick up your chin off the ground.

I have the best time, met so super nice people, and just really enjoyed spending time with my family. Getting a good tan, didn't hurt either.. the sunburn did a little but I would do it all over again!!

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010