Thursday, July 31, 2008

Have I mentioned I love my company???

So most of you know that my company is great. But it only gets better...

we had our quarterly meeting today and not only did an astronaut come to talk about how they use our software in a lot of aspects of getting up into space, but we also got told about our 25th anniversary.

So you might remember that for the 15th we went to the Bahamas and for the 20th we went to Disney... well, for our 25th they are taking over a cruise ship and sending us on a cruise for 4 days. We leave from Miami on Feb. 5 and sail to Cozumel and back!

Can't wait... although this is pretty much the same cruise that I was just on in May :)

Someday he'll make 70 mil...

So, I can only tell this story second hand, but it is amazing...

We've been really busy this summer and part of that is Timmy playing summer baseball. Which he loves and we love to watch. Although sometimes it is hard because it is the first level where the kids pitch, so you can imagine that the accuracy is pretty bad and we end up watching the kids walk a lot.

Well, after I left his game the other night (Sam and Max were driving me crazy) Tim's friend Evan got up to pitch. Well, this kid had great accuracy so was throwing strikes, but he didn't have much speed so the kids were able to hit him. This really made it a game. Now Tim tends to catch a lot (which is important with all the balls that fly in from the pitcher), but this time he was playing outfield.

Well a kid cracked a hit right out to him in right field. He bobbled it a little and it got past him slightly, so the batter was waved on to go to second... well Tim hussled after the ball threw it all the way in to the 2nd baseman where he had plenty of time to tag the kid out. Apparently our whole team went crazy and the mom's that also weren't there and that I've seen since were even talking to me about it.

So sad I missed it...

I will also warn you that next week is going to be even worse time wise for us. Tim starts football practice 4 nights a week, and it is also the last week of baseball, so this poor kid will have football from 5:30-7:30 and then go straight to his night games under the lights at 7:45. The games won't even be over until 9:30 or so. Luckily baseball is only 3 nights!!!

Saturday, July 26, 2008


and !

That's a big sigh as I sit down on the couch and put my feet up... I'm trying to figure out what I need to do to convince Rich that he wants to rub my feet ;)

Today I threw a party for my whole Usability group. Meaning everyone that reports to my boss was invited... that's 42 people (and their families). Luckily only about 12 or so were able to come, so we had about 28 adults and a dozen kids (perfect size).

The party was really fun, even though I didn't get to socialize as much as I would have liked since I was running around being hostess. Almost all of the kids were in the range of 3-7 and they were really good together.

Thank God for my sister... despite having her car smashed in from a hit and run last night, she still took her husband's car and went out to my parents today... taking Max with her. I'm really not sure if I could have gotten ready for this party with him around. Thanks, Les!

Ok, as I type this, Rich is rubbing and I didn't even have to offer him anything. He loves me.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Holy Hotness, Batman...

There is a reason that I don't like to cook when its really hot. (Ok, fine I don't like to cook at all, but being really hot gives me just another excuse to get take-out.) But today I remembered why it really is true when its hot. I baked chicken this evening since we have been eating out too much, well, it was so hot that Rich had to even leave the table to cool off during dinner.

This prompted him to put in the air conditioners. So it is starting to get really nice in here... the one problem is that the boys still just have window fans and there is a storm on its way.... Hopefully we'll hear the storm (or the boys crying from the sound :( )

BTW, I'm finally back to work for a full week starting tomorrow.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

July 18, 1998

Here are a couple of pictures from July 18, 1998...

Friday, July 18, 2008

Happy Anniversary to us...

Today is our tenth anniversary! It sometimes boggles my mind that we have been married for 10 years and we're both still so young... it is unusual now!

13 years ago today, I met Rich on a blind date. One of his best friends was dating one of my sorority sisters and she hooked us up... and despite his friends' first impression of me (he thought to himself, "This is never gonna work!" the second he saw me.) here we are today.

It was within a couple of months that we first said I love you and then it was 11 years ago today that he proposed. And let me tell you, he's lucky that he proposed that night because he was really pissing me off leading up to it... but he knew that and it was on purpose :)

And 10 years ago today was a beautiful fun wedding, though one of the reasons that he'll never forget it, is that he made a huge running faux pas when someone asked how many meters were in a mile.

And here we are today, I spent my morning at Chuck E Cheese's, my afternoon in the pool with the boys, my evening playing soccer and the night folding laundry and getting a shoulder massage from him :)

And really I love him more everyday.

Tomorrow, we'll be romantic and get some quiet adult time dinner! (If I remember and have time tomorrow I'll scan and post a wedding picture.)

vacation pictures

So, We did a lot on vacation...

First we went up on Thursday and just hung out... in fact, my dad, gram, and brother took the boys to Chocorua lake to swim.

Then on Friday we went to White lake where the boys swam and then my dad and Rich split turns in taking the boys kayaking. They loved it.

On saturday we went to the water park, which we all absolutely loved.

Sunday was story land, and monday was cannon mountain, mini golfing, and a campfire with smores.

Here are the pics:

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

We're baaaacckk!!

Well, it was fun and exhausting at the same time. I have a lot of great photos that I will share, but for tonight, i am sitting and chilling in my own bed ;)

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

headed for vaca...

Well, today was technically the first day of vacation and a day home running around with kids is NOT a vacation!!! Thank god they are in bed now (I'm sure you all heard me sigh when I finally sat down.)

The boys and I went out for breakfast, cleaned my car, packed, grabbed a few things at Target, went swimming in the afternoon while Lilly watched, dropped the dog at the kennel, packed, had dinner, went to Tim's practice (which was then canceled due to a t-storm), packed, went swimming again, and finally went to bed.

But now, I'll finish my beer and go pack (and clean) some more :(

Can't wait to be up in Tamworth tomorrow!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Summer days...

I have to say that over the past couple of weekends, I have taken the boys out to my parents to swim and other than Tim having an attitude, it has been a blast. This time I actually remembered the camera... Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The Cardiologist and my B.P.

Yesterday was not the kind of day that you should have when visiting the cardiologist. Everything I had said my appt. was at 1... but when I walked in they said it was at 3... OK, no big deal these things happen, so they still took me in to do my BP and my ekg and said they would try to get me in sooner... (B.P. was 142/90)

So I waited and waited and finally at 2 told them I was running back to work to get my laptop because I might as well get some work done while sitting there. Got back and found out there is no wireless in the office so I couldn't really do any work!

So I played games on the computer and at 3:30 (yes, 30 minutes after my appt. was supposed to happen), I shut my computer. At 3:50 someone who works there was walking through the waiting room and said, "You're still here? How long have you been waiting?" I said, well, my appt. was at 3, but due to a mistake, I've been here since 1. So she went over to the receptionist and they got me in within 5 minutes.

So, by the end of it, the verdict is... All of my tests were normal, so there is no extraordinary reason for my B.P. to be on the high side. I can go back on Birth Control... and she put me on a Calcium blocker and we'll see how that goes.