Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Bucket list revisted..

The other day I was thinking about my bucket list, and thinking that two years almost two years have gone by since I came up with the list and said on my 30th birthday that I was going to accomplish these things in the next 10 years. 8 years to go and I don't think I am doing so great. I need to break this up and get going. I have some traveling to do, which with three kids I don't know how I will get it all done. I am going to aim high though and hope that my 40th birthday will be spent in Italy. :) Who wants to come ?

Travel to Lake Como
Take a gondola ride in Venice
Take Baby D to Disney world
Give a stranger $100
Volunteer at a shelter on a holiday
Give a jacket to a homeless person
Drive across country
Go to New England in the fall
See a sporting event in box seats
Take a cooking Course
Take a photography class
Get in contact with my Dad's family
Call a old friend and catch up
Go back to FL
Visit my grandparents graves
Volunteer in an election
Be a big sister or mentor to a child
Eat at French laundry in Napa
Sit front row at a concert
Go to the Oprah
See a show on Broadway
Volunteer at church
Marry a couple
Go back to school
Have a bonfire on a beach
Do something drastic with my hair
See the grand canyon
Go to Yosemite
Go on vacation without a phone or laptop
Walk in a marathon for a cure
Take an Alaskan cruise
Make something useful with my wedding dress
Volunteer in Ds classroom
Escort on a field trip
Own a home with a pool-(this one I don't see doing in the next decade)
live abroad for a year --(this one I don't plan to do in the next decade maybe in my 50's)

Monday, November 07, 2011


This year's Halloween seemed to last a while :) Darrian decided early on to be spiderman and my Mom got him a costume back in Sept. he wore it a couple times and it started to rip.. I had to order another costume from Amazon (that he wore 3-4 times for events and it started to rip) for actual Halloween events. At least he isn't the type yet to change his mind a bunch of times.

Quincy and Miles were Eeyore and Tigger, costumes a friend let me borrow. They were so cute in them I didn't want to take them off. :) We had a few fun events we went to. Darrian got to wear his costume to church for a parade, then we went to trunk or treat a free event in our city for the kids, and he had a school party.. and finally Trick or treating with our friends and their kids. All these events allowed me to get lots of pictures and Darrian is already talking about what he would want to be next year.
This picture is a free picture they took at the city's Trunk or Treat event

The crew before heading out trick or treating

Miles aka Tigger

Quincy aka Eeyore

Handsome Darrian aka spiderman

Love the tail!

Quincy and Miles Baptism

Quincy and Miles were baptized on 10/16/11. A bit late, but better late than never. I was baptized Catholic, raised in the Catholic faith, and I agree with the foundation of the religion. I believe religion is a personal thing, a personal journey, and a personal relationship. I mainly wanted our boys to be baptized so they can feel apart of a faith community, and to help them form the foundation that I am grateful I had growing up. At some age they will choose for themselves what they want their religion to be, if any. I am just giving them one option. Darrian this year is in religious education classes on Sunday for a hour or so while I attend Mass. I have been looking for a program for several years that introduced him to religion on his level because taking him to mass he wasn't really understanding anything. At this church I found a community I really enjoy, and I like how open minded and liberal they are. I choose to have the boys baptized there, and hope to enroll them in the same classes when they are old enough.

We are thankful for those to came out to see the boys being baptized, our friends and family who support our little family mean the world to us. Julie and Chris are the godparents for the boys, same as Darrian's. We trust them to guide them, we trust them with our most valuable possessions and happy the boys have them to lean on if they ever need advice in life. My friend Kelly is a wonderful photographer which you know now having seen all her pictures she has taken of Darrian and the boys this far. She was invited as a friend to the baptism but was gracious enough to bring her camera along. She got some images I know no one else would have captured. If your ever looking for some pictures to be taken look Kelly up, you won't be disappointed.

Darrian's first time in a suite. He took my breath away, I can't believe this amazingly handsome guy is my son.

Baby Boys 10 months old

I managed to actually get some pictures of the boys at 10 months. Quincy and Miles are doing great, happy, smiling, active little boys. Miles is starting to walk, takes about 6-10 steps then sits down and crawls the rest of the way. He stands up from the ground on his own. Quincy is letting go and standing on his own as well but has not started to take steps yet. They both have very distinctive personalities and they watch each other and learn from one another. It is not usual for something that was a Miles signature smile to become a Quincy's and vice verse. They already fight over toys, and are learning the hard lesson of sharing.
Feeding is going pretty good, they prefer solid table food vs the puree but it is the best way to get the veggies in.

*Both blowing raspberries

Quincy is the total flirt of the bunch, and the comedian. He cracks me up daily.

This smile pretty much says it all.

He loves to sing and dance, especially to Adele.

My smiley Miles, he has a smile that lights up his face, even with one tooth missing :( He is also SUPER independent, always off doing his own thing. No fear in this guy.

Big brother and Quincy

My three guys, we are so lucky.

Darrian and Miles
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