Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Trying IMovie ~ Tommy's Goal

Friday night was Tommy's first game of the spring season. His team won 5-1, he plays defense and had 1 goal and 2 assists. Great game!

Here you can see his goal. He's number 10 on the white team. Kind of poor quality, someday we'll get a nicer camera.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Tommy's 1st Communion & Confirmation

Rounding out our Spiritual weekend, here are some pics of Tommy's big day. I can't believe how grown up he is getting. He got to read the 2nd reading and did well. He looked forward to this day so much. He is a very devout and faithful little boy. We had a party afterwards celebrating both he & Ashley's Sacrament weekend. It was a great time though the weather was bad. We had 63 people come over! It's a new record!

I had the kids pics taken professionally for the Sacraments. They turned out awesome! Joe and I are having a bit of a disagreement about posting them on here, he says no due to copyright. I don't know, it's not like I would claim them as my own and would even link to the photographers website but hey don't want to make waves. This was our first stint with a real studio and not in a mall. It was a very nice and non-stressful experience. I wish I could show them off to you. We're going to spend a small fortune on them when it's all said and done. I should just see about buying the rights to them.

Ashley's Baptism

Oh my heavens! What a wonderful experience. We decided to have her Baptized during a school mass on Friday morning. The school has been such a wonderful support for us and the kids were so excited. They sang beautifully and did sign language for the last song. Ashley looked beautiful and slept through most of mass. Such a memorable moment.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Story Time

I don't know how I always find myself in these predicaments but through the years I have had bad luck with vehicles.

1991 - My first driving disaster. I got my Dad's Grand Prix stuck in the mud in our backyard trying to drive around the house with my friends in the mucky spring. I tried going in reverse with the door open to get unstuck and mud flew up into the car. Bad Bad Bad! Grandpa pulled it out with a tractor and I was only grounded for a month. We'd only had that car for a few months.

1994 - My Mom gave me her old 1985 Chevy Cavalier for my 16th birthday. I drove that beautiful rust bucket for a year without incident except for being a jackass and getting my hazard lights stuck on just seeing if they worked. My friends Mom had to get it off with a screwdriver. This car had holes in it, the turning indicator had been karate chopped off by my little brother so I could barely use that and brights were impossible to use. It had no cruise, no air, no power steering, the passenger seat was broken, it had no handle to pull the door closed and had to open the window a bit to do so, and the horn didn't blow. But gosh I loved that car, it had 186,000+ miles on it when I sold it for $200.
That summer Joe was trying to teach me how to drive a stick in his Pontiac LeMans. We were at the grocery store and I came off the clutch hard, stalled it out and then it proceeded to not move when in gear. I had broken an axle! Fudge! It cost Joe about $900 to fix. Ouch! That's love.

1995 - I had worked my little dime store job for over a year saving about $1500. My Dad matched my money and I bought a little 1989 Ford Escort with less than 100,000 miles. Still no air, but it had cruise and power steering. Cha bang! 4 days after selling over Cavalier I backed into a tree during a school pop can drive quickly getting the nickname Crash or Crash Test Dummy. My Dad thankfully bailed me out after the accident since my savings were drained and fixed the car. That same month I got rear-ended on my way to work but thankfully no damage was done and I ended up spinning out nearly into a ditch on snowy roads, I also hit a bunny right in front of the high school so of course got made fun of for that. One morning my English teacher was going through papers, raises his eyebrows and reads "Crash Osantowski" some friend of mine had erased Dawn on my paper. Dork. The teacher got a kick out of it. The name Crash is very endearing to me. I have many mentions of "crash" or "the tree" in my yearbook autograph page.

After my senior year things got better for me driving wise. Until a fateful morning in 2002 when I was running late for work, I was backing out of our driveway and scraped down the side of our 2000 Grand Am while driving our 1997 Chevy Venture, I knocked the sideview mirror clean off the car. I wish I had taken pictures. In 2004, I ended up totaling this same van getting hit in the rear by two different vehicles in Florida about 20 miles from our destination. What are the odds?

2005 - Coming home from Disney, we drove straight through from 5am to 3am next morning. About 2:30 am, we're almost home and I hit a dang raccoon. It totally cracked up the front of our 2003 Olds Silhouette and had to be fixed. Not soon after I got to close to a pole at the hockey rink and have a nice little blemish on the front of that van which we still own and I wish I had been driving today.

Today, we are taking a trailer to my IL's. I try to back it in, Joe starts hollering woah, woah, woah!! And I hear a big crunch. I jack-knifed it broke my tail-light cover on our 2007 Chevy Uplander by crashing it into the trailer I was towing. I'm just a stupid dumba$$. Joe is used to these crazy things, just rolled his eyes, and very calmly said drive around the *#$(@!) block and pull the $#@!*# van in the driveway. I guess he's used to this Sh!t. I'm such a loser.

Hope you enjoyed my eventful car ride down memory lane. And these were just the major incidents, I've had a few more incidents involving lawnmowers, go-karts, bikes, mailboxes, my old house...oh it's bad. But not a ticket until that darn no turn on red in October. Thanks for reading if you made it this far. I think the moral of this story might be I should just drive beater cars. ;)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Easter Fun

It was a memorable Easter with Miss Ashley here. Also my youngest brother Lil'Justin was fully welcomed into the Catholic church, being confirmed and receiving his 1st Communion Saturday night. He is 11 and you can see there is nothing little about him,(he's almost as tall as Mom) but he'll always be Lil'Justin to me. Sunday we were at my IL's and they had a nice dinner and the annual egg hunt. It's always a good time.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Testing Ashley's Looks

Well the homely bugs are trying to get a hold of my sweetie pie. This week she has started to drastically lose her hair and baby acne has shown up on her beautiful face. Thankfully it'll just be a patch here or there and clears up fairly quickly. And my goodness she is changing so fast!

Ashley loves her bath!
So cute!

Are you sure I'm losing my hair?

Umm, yeah definitely going bald.

Get me out of this boy outfit! This is the outfit I bought to bring home little Easton or Brendan. We didn't need it I guess but I couldn't resist putting her in it just for a minute.

Flower power is more like it for the beautiful baldy.

I hope all of you have a Blessed and Happy Easter! Shouts out to the Bojo family as Dennis, Lauren, and Emily are all welcomed into the Catholic Faith tonight and also to my brother Lil' Justin as he too is Confirmed and makes his 1st Holy Communion! This is an Easter that we won't soon forget.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Tiger's Opening Day

With our snowfall today I think it's a good thing they are playing in Toronto under a dome! Here's a few pics of their fans! Ashley's outfits were provided by Tiffany Muylle and thankfully she has two of the pink one. She got an additional one from the Sella's. Good thing though as she spit up all over the one after the pictures. :)

And I probably should give a shout out to MSU as they play in the NCAA Finals tonight! Very exciting. I'm going to have to forgo my 24 tonight to watch them. Thank goodness for DVR. How did we ever survive before this awesome technology arrived?

Prairie Ashley??? She doesn't seem too thrilled with the bonnet.

Friday, April 3, 2009

My Hate/Hate Relationship with cooking

Okay, so I'm a horrible cook and don't like to cook. The guilt and shame associated with being a woman who can't cook caused me to try and fake it and even learn but now that I'm older I just say heck with it and am not ashamed to say that I seriously lack any culinary credibility and am happy to have a gourmet hubby. I still like to eat, just not cook.

That being said I have a story. I can't even boil a darn egg apparently!! I am one of the parent helpers for Austin's Easter party in school today and they didn't want to give me too difficult a task with the new baby and all so his teacher just asked if I could supply the class with 2 dozen hard boiled eggs for decorating. Sounds simple right? I went online to just find out how long to cook them in the boiling water. Little did I know that it was a many step process and even should have used "aged" eggs to get them to peel better, yada, yada. What a joke. Cold water, just boiling, then off the heat, then cold water again. Sure a few steps but simple right? I swear I followed them to a tee! I made extra just to make sure they were okay, well I made flippin' soft-boiled eggs instead of hard-boiled! For Pete's sake I can't even boil a dang egg! I suck eggs! GRRR!!!