Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young—a place near your altar, O LORD Almighty, my King and my God. Psalm 84:3

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tuesday Treasure: Basketcase

Monday, September 28, 2009

Go Giants!

Football has alot of teams.....
Some are yucky....

Some are great!

They all have team spirit!

But in the end only one can win!
GO GIANTS! My first football game was this weekend in Tampa.

Saturday, September 26, 2009


Kelli got a suprise lunch date: Mommy!

Superstar September 09

Sal was Septembers Superstar of the Month!

So was his buddy AJ.

We are so proud of him!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

RooMS To Go!

Our kitchen and livingroom got a make-over!

Baton Baby!

The girls with their batons.
Our raffle this year is for a $300 grand prize. If you would like a ticket they are only a dollar!
I can mail them to you!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tuesday Treasure Family Frame

One of my favorite frames in the house is finally complete!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Are You ToXiC?

The 9 Signs You’re in a Toxic Friendship....

1) Your friend is jealous of you. Jealousy is different than envy and the first can be very toxic for the relationship. Jealousy is: "I want what you have and I want you dead or disappeared." Envy is just: "I want what you have." A jealous friend will want to cut you out of her life because she really wants what you have and can’t stand to be around you anymore. An envious friend will want what you have, but will look to you as her inspiration or role model, and compete with you to get in the lead.

2) Your friend is a "doormat": It’s tiring to always be with someone who is so malleable.

3) Your friend wasn’t there for you. It’s sometimes hard to see if a friend is really a true pal until there is a life-changing moment in your life that requires the person’s support. This eye-opening event is called The Inciting Incident, which is when everything is going along fine, until wham! someone gets sick, or loses their job, or gets married or loses a loved one, and you find that the friend you thought would be by your side isn’t there for you at all. She doesn’t celebrate your good news nor does she help you in times of need. For some women it takes an "inciting incident" to finally notice that a friend is toxic.

4) Your friend is draining you: You feel you’re psychologically and emotionally giving all your energy to her and receiving nothing in return.

5) You don’t share the same values or the same world view: It’s a red flag that this isn’t the right friend for you if you don’t respect her for who she is. I interviewed a woman who wished her friend’s husband ill. It made the married woman realize that her friend’s behavior is nothing like her own.

6) You are using one another: This type of toxic relationship develops among socialites. You want to be friends with your neighbor because your children attend the same private school and you can coordinate a carpool. Will the friendship last? Maybe. Is there really a friendship between the mothers or is it just using? Is it worth turning this friendship into anything more than an agreement?

7) The relationship offers no return on investment: This is similar to a friend who is draining you – but this isn’t just an emotional give and take. If you are the one calling your friend to make plans and going out of your way to be with her, but she makes no attempt to go out of her way for you, then she’s not meeting you halfway.
8) Your friend is harming someone else or doing something illicit. Do you want to be associated with someone who is morally unjust? That’s a judgment call on your part.

9) Your friend burdens you with a secret: Your friend trusts you by sharing the details of her affair, but keeping the secret has weighed on you emotionally. You might want to keep your distance. If you’re too close to this woman and the secret is really impacting your life for the worse, it’s time to disengage yourself.

How to Disengage: If any of these signs describes one of your friendships, it’s likely to be a toxic relationship that’s burdensome to not just your sanity but hers as well. You could deliberately distance yourself and let the relationship fizzle into oblivion. If you would like to renegotiate the relationship and improve the friendship, have an honest conversation to reveal how you feel. You’ll risk losing this person, but the reward could be improving the quality of the friendship. Honesty is the best policy. Say: "I’m really upset you didn’t do this and this. And I needed you there to do this and this."

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sunlight Sunday

Our church picnic was today! They had it indoors since it is still 95 degrees out!

Kelli, Paige and Sal played volleyball and badminton..

Nick hung out with his best buddy Ryan, while Vinny took pictures.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tuesday Treasure Circle of Hope!

My K-8 students participated in the school wide Circle of Hope for Cancer.

Monday, September 14, 2009

They Might Be Giants

We had all our "Giants" players with a "Redskin" and "Cowboy" mixed in. Our beautiful 'cheerleaders' shouted hooray!

Then our teams thought swimming was a better idea then watching the game...

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Ahoy Matey, Landlubber to You...

We spent the day checking out the Pirate Fest and thought they were lucky to be by the water!

So the boys challenged the girls to jump the waves without getting wet!

Vinny won! Everyone else was soaked!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Baton Babies!

Today started baton for the girls! Paige was really into the high kicks and jumps while Kelli was studing everyone's footwork.

Both girls enjoyed the spins and can't wait to use their batons next week.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Tuesday Treasure One Cool Cat!

Jacomo's new hiding place...

Lunch Date

Nicholas visited Paige at school today to surprise her for lunch!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Paige's Pool Party

No its not the public pool...its our backyard with friends and family over to welcome Emma Paige to her new home.
14 children, their parents and grandparents all came together for Paige's Pool Party!

Crystal gave the girls a little 'something something' for Paige's housewarming. Kelli and Paige are just loving all the 'girl time'!

Nana and Pop-Pop along with Aunt Ty-Ty, Uncle Jason and Uncle TJ gave Paige her first cross, which Paige proudly wore during the party.