Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Post it note Tuesday!!

OMG I can't believe  it is Tuesday already..where in the heck did time go?!!!  I have been a little absent sorry but things here just up and got crazy I tell ya!!  CRAZY!!!!  Whooaaaaa nelly am I a busy woman right now with the girls back in school, PTSA stuff going on daily, after school acitivities in full force and private lessons starting up again this week..I said busy right?!!  *sighhhhhhhhhhhhhh*  Ohh to be young and have nothing to do right?!!

That One Mom

Today's post it notes is with a new blogger and I am very happy to introduce you all to her!  She got the Post it notes so of course she must be fabulous!!!  Click that button up there and go check her out and while you are at it you might as well grab ya some post it notes and join on in!

Pissy? just a weeee bit!!  Tired?  omg yes!!  Post it note lover?  Heeeeeeeeeck yeah!!!!  So go on over and get your post it notes on and join us all as we let it aaaaaaaaaaaaalllllllllllllllll hang out!!!!


Friday, August 27, 2010

5 Question Friday!!

Oh dear lord I am so happy that Friday is finally here! I was so stressed out about this whole week and everything that I had going on with it. My week is hardly done but atleast I made it to Friday..Yay me!!
Thank you to everyone who wished me Happy bday yesterday..you guys are the bestest!! As far as Mr. M goes he totally made up for the crappy morning I had yesterday and took me to my favorite restaurant with one of my favorite people, Mrs. Jamiacagirl! On top of that I had so many friends that called to wish me happy birthday yesterday and I received oodles of gift cards for Java..woot woot!!!  For those of you who don't know Java is like our Starbucks over here and I am such a frequent customer that I don't even have to order anymore they just start making my coffee when I walk through the door..it's like my Cheers and I am Norm!!  Love it really!!  So my coffee addiction is taken care of for a few weeks and I made it through the day without hurting anyone...I call that a great birthday!! :)

Now let's get to the fabulous Mama M and her fabulous Friday 5 questions...

1. How many pets do you have?
We have 2 cats right now, Tiger and TJ. It is wierd because we have always had a dog and a cat but we lost our beloved daisy a little while before we came to Germany and we just haven't had the heart to get a new dog yet.

This was our dear sweet Daisy! RIP girl!

2. If you could switch places with anyone in the world for one day, who would it be?
For just one day I would love to be Oprah!! Ok seriously ya'll who wouldn't want to know what her life is like on a daily basis?!!

3. What is your favorite money saving tip?
Hmmmm I have so many tips that I have been given or discovered on my own and use them every day. I guess my best one would be to never buy anything on impulse! If you want it then take the time to think about it first and if you really need it and if you can afford it and if the answer is still yes after all of that then by all means go get it! This has saved me numerous times from buying junk I don't need or really want even.

4. What do you want your kids to be when they grow up?
My only wish for my girls is that they find a man who will treat them like they are the world! I would love for them to both have fabulous jobs and great families but the most important thing to me is just that they be happy!
5. What is your favorite quote?
Ohh wow I have a few of those that I repeat daily to either myself or someone else if need be.  I guess I would have to say the one I say over and over daily to myself is "do unto others as you would want done unto you"!  It's all about how we treat others as to how we are going to be treated and I absolutely feel that if you smile at someone no matter who they are that they in turn will do the same without even realizing it.  Yeah yeah I am all about making the world a better place so get off my hiney!! :)
Ok now ya'll go grab your button up there and get your questions on!!!  Did I tell you how fabulous I think Mama M is?!!  She really is so go check her out and while there tell her I sent ya!  Can't hurt to have a little more traffic on my itty bitty blog right?!! *grins*

Ciao for now!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

It's my birthday and I'll wine if I want to!!!!

Ok all you grammar police out there..that is NOT a typo!!! :)  It is my birthday and even though I despise celebrating birthdays since I turned..errrrr...29 I am going to make today special!  I have been saying to Mr. M all week "do not do anything special for my birthday I am too old for that stuff"!  Ok so secretly I am a total kid at heart but alas apparently my words hit a chord with him and so far for my birthday...Nothing from Mr. M!  sniff sniff

I did however have the nicest surprise when DD1 decided to bring me breakfast all nice and pretty on a tray. I was not in bed since I always wake up before everyone else in the house so she brought it to me on the sofa and said "so no breakfast in bed but I did bring you breakfast at computer"  How sweet is that?!!!  I loves my babies!!!  Once I was done with the fabulous breakfast she made me herself...so proud..*insert tears of joy*  she promptly took my tray and all the dishes away.  My kids rock!!!

Now getting back to Mr. M and his nonsense listening to me about not wanting anything...I woke up to a sink with dirty dishes in it (left there last night totally on purpose to see if he would do them for me on bday) and nothing else!! No note to say Happy birthday!  No anything!  For real?!!!  I give up! To say I was shocked and a little upset would be a TOTAL understatement!!  We shall see how the rest of my day pans out and hopefully he will have some grand surprise for me later. If not then be ready for the vent of the century coming tomorrow!!

Did I mention my age?!! Nope!! Haha I said I stopped counting at 29 people now come on!! Hehe

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Shopping Italiano style!!

Ok so for days now I have been telling you all about the pics I would show you of the goodies I got in Italy...it's heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreeee!!!  Hehe!!

So yes I did find my camera..the blasted guy was hiding out behind a huge box of stuff I have been working on for PTSA..whoooooole other story but anywho...here are some of the stuff we got while in Italy.

ok so this was actually bought in Switzerland...I honestly have no idea what significance the bottle or the rocks hold for Switzerland and if anyone does know please feel free to share with me..I just thought it was really cute! 

So our first stop was Milano, Italy and I fell in love with this tote bag! It is so comfortable and holds all kinds of goodies so it's great. It also made me happy that it was waterproof since you know it did rain the entire time we were there..yay for good finds!!

Ok so we collect the mini monuments everywhere we go...corny maybe but I love them!  Here is the mini Duomo in Milan, the leaning tower of Pisa in stone and crystal and then the trio from Pisa.  Love them!!!

Now while in Pisa of course the markets were in full force and these little guys were screaming for me to buy them..seriously!!  One has grapa and the other has lemoncella liquor. I just had to have them since the bottles are shaped like the leaning tower..I mean could you resist?!!!

We also bought the books all about the stuff like we always do. I love to travel and see all the stuff in real life but having a book with the history of the places we go is just the icing on the cake!

So today has been busy, crazy, dramatic and draining so far and it is only half way over....CALGOOOON!!!!!!  

I hope you all enjoyed the pics and I will be back tomorrow when my brain is not on total overload and trying to accomplish a bazillion things at once. If there are spelling errors in this blog..deal with it ya'll I have no idea what I just typed let alone if I spelled anything wrong..head. on. overload!!!!

Ciao for now!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Post it note Tuesday!

Yayyyy it's Tuesday and time to get your post it notes on!!! Be sure to click that button up there and go get in on all the fun with us and be sure to go check out Supah and her fabulousness!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Fabulous weekend and an award!!

Of all the things that I love about blogging I have to say my most favorite is meeting such fabulous people!  You all have just made my life so much more fulfilling and for that I thank you!

I love that you all think of me when you get awards and it really does make me feel special. Steph over at Life of a Twingle Gal has given me this award...

Thanks so much Steph!! You are a total doll! Everyone should go on over and check out her blog. Not only is she fabulous but her blog design is so pretty it makes me smile everytime I go there.

This weekend went by way too fast. Friday night I had an intro party at my house and it ended up being a fantastic time with good friends, good wine and good food. I couldn't have asked for a better group of girls to have all together and we had a great time.
Saturday we recovered a little from Friday night and then went to a bbq for a dear friend's birthday. I love bbqing and hanging out with friends and watching all the kids run around with the dogs. It really is a relaxing and comfortable place for  me.
Sunday I headed off to the mall in Ramstein with some friends. We first hit The Spa and it was so nice!! I had a facial and a manicure and I just wanted a nap after that. If any of you are in the area you definitely have to check out The Spa it is so worth it and priced just right!  After that we went and had lunch at Macaroni Grill and then just enjoyed spending time together walking around the mall spending a little here and a little there. I was mesmerized every time we walked by a wine cart and am now regretting not picking up a few more bottles to have here at the house. I did get me some dutch cookies..they are so yummy..and a really cute bottle of French wine spritzer.
I still need to take pics of all my goodies from Italy and I will have to share a pic of my wine bottle. It is so cute it looks like a lipstick tube and the wine inside is pink!  Sooo cool!
Only one more week until school starts and this week is going to be busy and hectic as always but I will definitely find time to fit in some fun time on Thursday..shhhhhh..it's my birthday!! :)

Have a great week and join me here tomorrow for Post it note Tuesday with Supah!


Friday, August 20, 2010

5 Question Friday!!

Wow this week has gone by so fast!!  I do love my Friday because that means fun weekends and that I survived another week!! Yaaayyy me!!!  I also love the questions that always show up no matter if you want them to or not and they always make me think..it's like a brain workout for free!!  Free is awesome right?!! :)

1. Do you have any nicknames and if so how did it come about?
Well the only nickname I ever had in my life was "the suz"  It was a highschool thing and I believe it came about when I got my first car and a friend bought me one of those personalized plates for the front of my car that said it. From then on in school I was called the suz.  Wierd now that I think about it..kids are so crazy!!

2. What is your birth order amongst your siblings?
I am the middle child. I have an older brother and a younger brother and yes I was the total middle child..spoiled,bad,bratty, you know perfect!! :)

3. In a movie of your life, who would play your significant other?
OMG this is a toughy...hmmmmm.uuuhhhh.errrrrrr....geeezalooo this one really is hard. It would have to be someone who is ultra tough, ultra protective, ultra gorgeous, and of course sensitive but that part would have to be totally hidden from anyone but me.  I believe Bruce Willis might do the party just right..yeah yeah him!!

4. What is currently your favorite song?
Ok well it takes a lot for a song to become my favorite and my favorite song has been the same for quite some time now...Josh Groban's  February Song.  If you have not heard it before go download now!!  It is uplifting and beautiful and makes me smile everytime I hear it!

5. Are you saving your money for anything right now? Big or small purchase?
Wow this one is a loaded question for me right now...Mr. M will be retiring in the next few years so we have a retirement just in case savings...a house fund for incidentals we might want to change about the house we buy...a downpayment fund to buy our house...college savings for DD1 and DD2 funds...vacation fund for London next Spring break...and Mr. M has his change jug.  I am sure I showed you all his jug and he has decided that whatever money comes out of that jug by the time we leave here will be our vacay in the States once we get back.  So yes we are saving fools right now..it sucks in a way but I know it will be sooo worth it in the long run!!!
Ok so there you have it..me and my life put into questions!!  Do you feel like you know me now?!!  Yes you do...don't be silly!! pshhhhhh

Now head on over Mama M's quaint little blog and get in on all the questions yourself! You know ya wanna!!

Have a fab weekend ya'll!!


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Pisa, Italy

So Saturday we left our hotel and drove what should have been a 3 hour drive to Pisa. Now I said should have been because besides the horrible traffic it was down pouring on us the whole way there.  By the time we got to Pisa and found a parking spot..of course as usual here in Europe the parking is always a mile away from where you actually want to go..it had slowed down to just a drizzle..Yayyyyy for drizzle!!!

This is the breathtaking scene when you first go through the gates!! Notice the clouds up there?!!

I swear it just got more and more beautiful the further we walked into it all.  To see if online is one thing but in real life it really does take your breath away.

Notice all the market sellers on the right...they had just about everything you could ever want from Pisa. All the mini building..which we love and buy them all...and tons of things that had Pisa or the leaning tower on them or all 3 buildings.  I bought a few things of course which I will share in another post all about my goodies from the entire trip.

Ummm is that building leaning?!! Haha  of course it is it's the leaning tower of Pisa..duhhh!!!  :)

There she is....in all her beauty and a breath taking gigantic bell tower!!  Did you all know that the leaning tower of Pisa was actually the bell tower for the cathedral next to it?!!  See not only am I showing you great pics but you are learning..hehe!!!

This is the cathedral!! Gorgeous eh?!!!  I can't tell you enough just how beautiful these buildings are. If you all ever have a chance to go to Italy you will definitely never regret it..rain or shine!!!

As soon as we got all the pics we wanted and headed out to check out the markets those wonderful clouds you see in all the pics opened up and drenched us!! Aaaarghhhhh!!!  We stopped at a little cafe and had lunch, shopped a little bit and then headed back to our hotel soaking wet and totally happy!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Milan, Italy

Ok so today I will share with you our adventures in Milano, Italy!  We stayed at quaint little hotel in Milan and there were some very interesting elements to the room. Like the face that it took us about 30 minutes to figure out how to turn the lights on...yupp I said it!! Crazy Americans couldn't figure out how to turn the lights on in our hotel!!! It was funny!!  Really!!  So this...

was the key card holder just inside the door that we finally figured out was the way to turn all the electric on in the room!! Can you say duhhh?!!!  Yeah we felt silly once we finally figured it out!

Once we got all of our stuff unloaded and were able to pee with light..it totally makes a difference especially to men!! :)  We headed off on foot to find the metro...I really do love the metro and am sad we don't have more of them in the US.  We figured out where to go and were soon standing in front of the biggest, most gorgeous building I had ever seen in my life...Duomo!!

Can you see why we stood there for a few minutes with our mouths opened wide?!!  Fabulous and gorgeous and we felt just in awe in front of the building!

Right next to Duomo was the galleria....

where they have Gucci, Prada and so many other stores that just made my wallet drool!! Of course once it was done drooling it hid for dear life.  I found one gorgeous dress that I would loved to have had but...

the dress... and....

the price!!!! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEks!!!!  Could you imagine?!!!  Ohhhh how I wanted that dress just to have it!!  But alas it was not meant to be..sniff sniff!

So we moved on to find the bull in the floor tiles.  We had read online all about how their was a bull made of tiles on the floor of the galleria and it was a tradition to spin on the bull's balls...yes I said it..his balls!!!  Apparently this will bring you good luck..who doesn't need more of that right?!! So we headed out on our journey to find it. It didn't take very long either as you see a crowd of people all spinning and taking pics we figured we had found it and here he was....

Now you can see that there is a gigantic hole where normally his balls would be because of people constantly spinning on them.  The girls didn't understand at first but once they saw people spinning then they were all in!!  Hopefully we have given ourselves some good luck now...we shall see!!

This last picture from Milan that I will leave you with is the cutest darn pizza box I have ever seen in my life!! Mr. M would not allow me to keep it..something about dirty, greasy, messy and bugs but anywho...I took a pic instead!  The pizza was fabulous and we wanted to take some home but again Mr. M and his silly rules about trash..sheeesh he can be such a bugger at times!!

Ok seriously ya'll don't you just love that box?!!!  I wish I could have shared some of the pizza with you but I dare not try to send it in the mail..hehe that would be funny though!!

So other then a lot of walking and tons of shopping and good nights rest that is pretty much it for Milan.  We had a fabulous time there and I will continue throughout the rest of the week with Pisa, shopping, food, and of course our run in with the Pilizia..teeheee  Mr. M is hilarious with cops!!!

I hope you all enjoyed your vacations this summer and please let me know what you did and where you went and if you would reccomend it!!!

Ciao bella!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Post it note Tuesday!

Yayy it's Tuesday!! Although I am a little off on my time it is still Tuesday and I still love my post it notes so here goes.....

Ok readers I had to do my post it notes today because me lubs post its!!!  However, I will leave you with a few pics of my trip until tomorrow..

Monday, August 16, 2010

Ciao Italia!!!

We're baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!!!  Italy was fabulous even though the rain tried to drown us!! Switzerland was gorgeous and I even came home with some Swiss chocolate...woohooo!!!

We had such a fabulous trip and saw so many fabulous things and it will take me a few posts to share them all with you.  I have so much to do here and the weather here is not much better then Italy was so today will be quick but I hope you will enjoy some of the fabulous pics I took on our journey this weekend.

These are all pics of Switzerland and the grand mountains and fabulous pastures we passed through.

I was so in love with the scenery in Switzerland and the mountains in the background just made it all breathtaking!!

Really have you ever seen a more beautiful place?!!!  I loooooved Switzerland!!

except for one thing.....

every mile or so we went through a tunnel through a mountain. As cool as it sounds we lost radio(driving Mr.M's bmw with a broken cd player) and gps(have you ever seen a gps get lost?!! Sooo funny!).  It seemed as if we were never going to be done with the tunnels at times.

Ok so I leave you to admire Switzerland and I will be back later this week with Italy pics from Milan and Pisa!  Fabulous trip and thanks to everyone who wished us happy trails. All went well with our trip..of course I will tell you all about the Polizia in Italy pulling Mr. M over later..haha it was funny and scarey at the same time!!  Don't die of suspense ya'll I have tons more to tell you about!!

Ciao for now!!!