Sunday, December 30, 2007

I don't have time for the haters

The Patriots have gone 16-0. They broke all kinds of records last night. First the Red Sox and now the Patriots. What a great time to be a New England sports fan, right?!
Except all I hear is how much everyone hates the Patriots, their a bunch of cheaters..blah, blah, blah. Not that I condone what they did, but they are not the only team in history to cheat. And seriously are they cheating when Brady throws a touchdown pass to Moss over and over and over again?? The team in freakin' awesome!

Nuff said.

Saturday, December 29, 2007


We had a great Christmas and hope that you all did too. The girls were spoiled as usual and everything was a big hit. Nonna and Nonno arrived Christmas eve and spent the night so that they could wake up with the grandchildren on Christmas morning. Nonna cooked a big seafood feast for dinner, then we kicked her out of the kitchen for Christmas day. I wanted something different to change things up for our Christmas feast so Dom and I decided on cornish game hens which came out pretty tasty! We also enjoyed sausage and apple stuffing, green beans and rolls. For dessert I made pumpkin mousse parfait, cause as donkey from Shrek says "everybody loves parfait!"

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Boston Pops Concert

So I am finally getting around to posting about last weekend. We had lots of fun in Manchester.
We got there early and braved to crowds at the mall to bring the girls to Build a Bear as a special treat. Becca made a polar bear that she dressed in a cute skating outfit. Kenzie made a Bunny that she dressed in a cute Christmas outfit similar to her own christmas dress. I had to get in on the fun too and I made a bear that I dressed in a Bruins outfit. The girls brought their new furry friends to the Pops concert which was great. The orchestra was joined by special guest Cantus which is an all male singing group. They did a reading of The Grinch backed up by the Pops and they did a singing version of Twas the Night Before Christmas as well as several other songs. The girls really enjoyed it and we are planning to attend again next year.

We spent the night in manchester but despite getting up early the ground was already covered with about four inches of snow and it was coming down like crazy! Needless to say it was a slow ride home but we made it safe and sound. Now it is snowing again and has been snowing all day!

I don't have as many pictures as I had hoped. I forgot the camera for build a bear, nor did I have it at the Pops concert.(It was so dark there I don't think they would have come out anyway). I do have some pictures of the girls in their dresses and of course our furry friends.

Friday, December 14, 2007

More snow headed our way

Not a lot going on here, just the normal getting ready for Christmas type things. I got all my packages sent and Christmas cards too are all on there way. It has been a pretty unsettled week around here and man has it been cold. You know its been cold when 35 degrees feels warm! We got about a couple inches of snow on Monday morning and yesterday afternoon we got about 7 or 8 more. Poor Dom left work as soon as it started to snow down there and it took him four hours to get home! More snow is expected on Sunday so we will definitely be having a white Christmas.

The four of us are headed to Manchester tomorrow to see the Boston Pops perform at the Verizon Arena. We are all excited to get dressed up and go out. We have decided to spend the night right in Manchester and then hopefully get home before it starts to snow on Sunday.

I should have lots of pictures to share when we get back.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


I am so proud of myself for figuring out how to add music to my blog. I did it all by myself without any help from my husband. This is extremely rare as I am not very computer savy, but I did it! Now I can annoy you all with my music. I know you will all be so excited. I will start by driving you crazy with Christmas music, some of my faves. Actually there is a pretty wide range so I bet you can find at least one you like, yes I even included Gene Autry and Roger Miller for mom and dad. And well if you don't like the tunes then turn them off! A little hint the music is way at the bottom of the page and you can click on whichever song you want to hear...or none at all..if your the Grinch or something.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

We had our first big snowstorm of the season today, actual it is still snowing. We probably have close to ten inches. There was of course no school so we spent the day playing in the snow, watching Christmas movies, drinking hot cocoa and eating chocolate chip cookies. What better way to spend a snow day?? We did some snowshoeing too.
We have close to 14 acres of land behind our house and way down in the back is a river. The land was logged long before we ever bought it and many of the downed trees are still in the way making walking kinda rough. Because of this we haven't done much exploring back there. This fall Dom took on the huge task of creating a trail to the river which he just finished a week ago. Yesterday we took a walk out to the river before the snow and today we did it again in the snow. It was fun. We all used our snowshoes though the girls abandoned theirs about half way through the walk and alternately walked and rode in the sled. It was pretty fun though Boomer was an absolute pain in the butt!! Boomers favorite winter activities are "steal the mitten", "Knock the kids in the snow" and " sled tug 'o war". All of them are kinda funny the first time. By the fifteenth time it's not funny.
It is still hunting season so that is the reason for the very fashionable bright orange.