Welcome to my humble home on the web. It's not fantastic by any means, but it's a little piece of me.
I hope people can make it to the party with all of the winter storms we have been having. It reminds me a lot of my younger brother's birthdays growing up. His birthday is January 7th and no matter when my mom planned his party, there was always a snowfall. Thus, we had an abundance of cancellations, an unhappy sibling because he didn't get presents and more cake for ourselves! (Usually the party just got pushed back a week, but we know cake doesn't last THAT long). Anyhow, seeing that this is a virtual party, I hope the traffic wasn't too bad. So come in and grab a diet coke. There's some colored tiny marshmellows and plenty of goldfish crackers.
I haven't been blogging long. It's been something that I've wanted to set up for a while but just never quite got around to it. My initial purpose of setting up a blog was so that I could update our families about our daily lives and post a few pictures here and there. As you can see, I haven't done very well on the posting pictures part. I mainly just journal my random thoughts and funnies that the kids say.
As for myself, we just recently moved in the last three months to northeast Wisconsin. I'm a Chicago girl at heart and this has been quite a switch for me. I'm not used to small towns! I've been married to my husband, Rich, for almost 11 years and we've been together for almost 16. He's a flavor chemist - did you ever know there were such people in this world? Yes, he is responsible for giving a lot of the food that you eat taste.
Our oldest child is Ian. He just turned 8. He's quite an interesting little guy. He's almost too smart for his own good. He is currently in second grade and his interests include Nintendo Gamecube, Nintendo DS lite and Pokemon (noticing a trend here?). He also loves to read and play board games. He definitely marches to the beat of his own drummer and has not a care in the world (except when he gets the aforementioned Nintendo systems taken away). He's a very sweet and loving boy and he makes me laugh on a daily basis.
Kyra is my little princess at just 17 months old. She was definitely an answer to what we thought was an unanswered prayer. It's funny how people plan and God just laughs. Kyra is a firecracker with curly hair and an attitude to boot. She's at that stage where she feels entitled to have everything she can get her little hands on. If you take it away, you will get a full-fledged meltdown. Nevertheless, she is also a constant source of joy for me.
So, tell me a little about yourself. Sit back and relax - I'd love to get to know you! Stop by and visit anytime!