Thursday, December 14, 2017

It's snowing!!

It's been snowing and I couldn't be happier!!  I love snowy Decembers!  Around here that doesn't always happen so I'm very grateful.

My siblings and I took my Mom to see a "Rocky Mountain Christmas" John Denver tribute concert last weekend.  It was really good!  My Mom has always loved his music so we grew up listening to his music as kids.  I still listen to his music today.  It was very fitting that we had a snow storm that day.  The snow looked gorgeous with all the Christmas lights...



I grew up in Norwood.  It's a beautiful town and I'll always consider it my home...


When I got home after the concert...I saw this...


My cozy little house...



And this morning it's snowing again...



It really helps with the Christmas spirit...



And these two little guys...



Not quite "friends" yet...but they're working on it...I think...


We're all set for Christmas here...


and I'm really looking forward to my annual Christmas by the Sea this weekend!!

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Thursday, December 07, 2017

They're baaaaack!!!!


Jessica, Jeremiah, Jenny, Jeanette, Jackson, Jedi, Jasmine, Julie, Jamie, Joy, Jaeger and Jada.

My heart is happy!!  The Willis Clan is coming back!!  They've had a very difficult year to say the least but on Thanksgiving they posted this on their social media...

"We have so much to be thankful for today. This year has brought so much change for us and has been challenging in many ways but we are grateful that we are able to make new memories together. We hope you are having a blessed Thanksgiving weekend with the family and friends you hold dear. Official Willis Clan news is coming soon. In the meantime, have a Happy Thanksgiving!"

- The Willis Family

They are fabulous musicians, dancers and performers.  They play Irish music, country and pop. I just love them!!  If you don’t know them....they’re a family of 12 siblings who rose to fame on America’s Got  Talent. They also had a reality TV show on TLC for two seasons.  Check them out. Here are some of my favorite videos...











Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Music Video

Julia and Gianna shot a music video this past weekend. They posted this little clip of the filming on the choreographer's Instagram page.  Julia's the one in red (Gianna wasn't in this part). Can't wait to see the finished product!


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

New member of the family

Gianna has been volunteering at our local animal shelter for a few months now.  She fell in love with a cat named Eli so what's a Mom to do? 



He's very cute...


and about 6 months old...


He loves her already...


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Hockey Banquet

Last night was Nicholas' Midget hockey banquet. Good food, good company, and a really nice group of boys...






Saturday, November 11, 2017

Mom's birthday

We had a fun birthday party for my Mom yesterday.  She's turning 83 on Monday and you'd never know it by looking at her...or spending time with her. The best word to describe my Mom is silly...


It's so nice having the whole family back together again...




Friday, November 10, 2017

Joy

Today I choose joy. 
I'll focus on my family 
and not let the negative in.


Monday, November 06, 2017

Saturday night road trip

When we were at nationals at Mohegan Sun, Gianna and I discovered Chick-fil-A.  Oh my...so so good!!  The Chick-fil-A sauce is to die for!  Ever since, Gianna's been begging me to find one in our area.  There aren't many around this neck of the woods I can tell you that.  So Saturday night it was just the two of us for dinner as Julia went to a Sweet 16 party and Danny took Nicholas to an away hockey game.  It was a perfect time for Gianna and I to take a little road trip to the closest Chick-fil-A in our area...about a half hour away.  When we got there the line was out the door!  But thankfully it moved quickly and we were able to find a table to enjoy that delicious food...


YUMMY!!!!

When we were in the parking lot I happened to notice this store...


I was so excited!! I had heard all about it!! Gianna at first wasn't looking forward to it and I promised her we'd be quick.  But when we walked through the door there was a HUGE Christmas section and the store was playing Christmas music.  My girl loves Christmas so it was a hit!!  



They have a HUGE selection of pictures which I'm a total sucker for...and I'm thinking about heading back there this week to pick up this one...


and I love this one too...


and I love all the colors in this one...


My favorite word is everywhere when it comes to Christmas...


I'm also considering getting this little side table for my living room.  But there are so many great ones to choose from...


We left the store empty handed but I have plans to head back there for sure! We ended the night with a frozen yogurt.  It was such a fun night with my Gianna Mae! 

Here are a few pictures from Julia's friends Sweet Sixteen party.  Julia looked absolutely gorgeous...


She's getting so grown up!  It happened in the blink of an eye I tell you.  


And last night was Nicholas' last North hockey Midget game of the season.  They only play a half season so the kids can get ready for high school hockey.  So needless to say it just flew by.  



Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Halloween

Halloween 2017...hey that rhymes! 


Gianna loved Julia's costume so much last year that she wanted to wear something like it this year....so voila...so cute and perfect for her...


This was all Julia's idea.  So creepy...


Gianna had a great night with her dance friends...


And Julia had fun with her friends too. (I'll have to check her phone for pictures.)

Like I said...Julia's costume was so creepy...


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Communications Director


Gianna was selected Student Council Representative again this year!  Those positions are picked by the teachers after the kids fill out a questionnaire.  Then she came home the other day saying she was going to run for the Student Council Communications Director. She had to prepare a speech and everything.  And she won that too!!  Yay!!  That position was voted on by her peers. Good for her for putting herself out there and having the confidence to get up and speak in front of all those kids and teachers. We are so proud of her! 


Monday, October 30, 2017

Slime

She is obsessed with slime.
She makes slime.
She buys slime.
She talks about slime.
She watches slime videos.
She loves slime.