Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
At 7 years young, she's not really a puppy anymore. At 75 pounds, she doesn't look like one either. But she is still a puppy at heart and she will still be my very first child. This year, amidst all the craziness from the move, we didn't celebrate her birthday - which is April 1st (April Fool's) - no kidding. So I thought better late than never, the kids and I got her a cute little birthday cake made out of homemade dog cookies complete with "icing" and "sprinkles".
Happy Birthday to our special girl!
Tiny puppy - she is hiding her then blue eyes!
Thinking of what she wants for Christmas (2005)
With Skylar at Martha's Vineyard
Doggie paddle at Martha's Vineyard 2008
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Sixteen years together. Six of them in wedded bliss. Three wonderful kids in the first three years of our married lives. I have been blessed. Here's to the next 80 years! Happy Anniversary to my wonderful husband.
Our wedding day, June 21, 2003
Hyatt Lake Las Vegas Resort, Henderson, NV
Flashbacks from the past! Pictures of us through the years. 1993 to present:
July 1990 (15 years old) Chino, CA (not yet a couple - just buddies)
June 1993 (18 years old) Azusa, CA with my younger brothers (that little baby is 18 years old now) - and yes, finally a couple!
December 1994 (19 years old) CA
December 1997 (22 years old) CT
Chris' graduation from Fairfield University May 1998 (23 years old)
2002 (27 years old) Greenwich, CT
2003 (28 years old) Greenwich, CT
July 2003 Henderson, NV
Our precious monkeys: Skylar (born 10-17-04), Deacon (12-23-05), and Peyton (11-08-07)
Present day May 2009 with everything that we've accomplished the last 16 years!
Monday, June 15, 2009
What's red, white and blue with pretty flowers all over? This beautiful Ciao Bella dress from Janie and Jack! My girls have matching ones in their closet for the 4th of July.
Taking inspiration from this dress, guess what is coming to my shop? Hint - it's red, white, and blue with pretty flowers all over (with a headband to match)! A pretty picture will be up before the 4th of July (just in time for the fireworks).
Saturday, June 13, 2009
That's right, mates! Skylar's Candy Clips is coming to Australia. April in Paris, a children's boutique in South Australia will be my first stockist Down Under. Come and take a peek at some of the goodies that Lucy will soon have at her store:
Best of luck to you, Lucy! Happy selling!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
You wouldn't want to miss out on this yumminess. Found this recipe on a blog before the holidays - sorry I can't remember which one. But I've since made it for several occasions and has become one of my kids' favorite treats. I made these for my cousin's baby shower:
You will need: corn flakes, a really good chocolate bar (I used Hershey's Symphony), muffin cups, and optional ingredients that you want to add*
1. Melt the chocolate over boiling water (I used three full chocolate bars) - be careful not to burn the chocolate
2. Stir melted chocolate until smooth and creamy
3. Add your cornflakes (about 4 cups of cornflakes for the 3 bars) - just make sure that each cornflake has a good amount of chocolate coating. This is also the time to add any extra ingredients *.
*optional ingredients for adding: mini marshmallows, crushed nuts, Heath Toffee Bits,
mini M & M's, colored sprinkles, crushed peppermints
4. Pour in muffin cups and refrigerate until the chocolate hardens. ENJOY!!!
Saturday, June 6, 2009
You are such a wonderful daddy. Thank you for loving us and taking care of us the way you do. We love you so very much.
Skylar, Deacon, Peyton, and Wendy puppy
To my husband, my best friend, my soul mate. Happy Birthday, sweetheart. I love you.
With Deacon December 23, 2005
With 4 month old Peyton
Wiggles Concert August 2007
Vail Hike August 2007
Marine Corps Marathon October 2007
With Peyton Martha's Vineyard June 2008
Telluride April 2008
Lake George September 2007
Your surprise 32nd birthday (with pregnant me on #3) June 6, 2007
Sesame Street on Madison Square Garden
With one day old Skylar
Monday, June 1, 2009
We love New Canaan's May Fair at St. Marks. We go every year. There are lots of little rides for the kids. Little itty bitty rides.
Like this mini roller coaster:
My trusty assistant pushing his baby sister:
Peyton was still too little to go on any of the rides but she sure enjoyed hitching a ride on mommy's hip!
The Sweetest Skylar's Candy Clips Tea Party
But the sweetest part of May was the first ever Skylar's Candy Clips Tea Party hosted by a friend of mine at her house. She invited all the moms in her moms group and it was quite a success. 15% of the proceeds were donated to the March of Dimes foundation in honor of my cousin who had her first baby at 27 weeks (but doing quite well, thank you). We ended the Tea Party with a raffle from the Skylar's Candy Clips collection and 100% of the money went to March of Dimes as well.
To everyone who was involved in this event, thank you for making it successful. I am hoping to do another Tea Party this fall so stay tuned!