To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

OVHS Swim Banquet

Because it's been a while since I've posted any photos that actually have me in them, I am posting about my first swim banquet as a coach, using as few words as possible, because I am tired and lazy. And, according to my 7-year-old nephew (and many others, I am sure) I am a chatterbox. So, I figured I would keep this post short.

(My friend Sara a.k.a. Coach Spils)

(Herm, me, Christina & Sara - the coaches)

(Some of our rowdy, but fun, Varsity swim boys)

(Some of my cute little favorite J.V. babies)

(Sweet little Alba)

I came. I presented. There was no time to eat. It was HOT on that stage. I loved being a coach. I loved those kids. I will miss them. But, I will not miss waking up so bloody early.

Monday, May 23, 2011

A post for my friend Claire

I found this little quote someplace on some blog that I would cite, if I could remember which one. But, at least I am admitting it isn't mine, that's good enough right?

Dear Claire Monkey Manville,

This one made me smile and think of you.



Sunday, May 15, 2011

Some pretty awesome advice

I saw these little advice notes on this blog today, and I thought they were pretty funny:

I just keep thinking... it shouldn't really be THAT complicated right?!?

Which is why I loved this one:

Ha ha ha... never ACTUALLY felt like that, but still, I can understand the sentiment.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Too much to do.

I usually have a lot going on. I am just THAT person.

But, I KNOW I have even more than a lot going on when I start making lists.

List girl.... I am not THAT person.

But, so far today I am already on my second list.

And, the first thing on that second list is:

1. Find first list...

I have a feeling this is going to be a llllllllllllooooooonnnnnnnnggggggg weekend.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Jacob's Big Day...

I was reminded this morning that it has been a long while since I blogged. So, I decided to post a little update.

Since, I just unpacked my suitcase last night, it still seems relatively recently that I went to Connecticut to see my nephew Jacob get baptized.

My parents picked up my other two nephews who are around Jakey's age and they all flew out. Papa and Adam took the boys to a Red Sox game and Jacob had a Red Sox birthday cake (which was SO good).

While I was there, I took my nieces to get manis/pedis. It was Sadie's first time at the Salon. She ate her nail polish off in about 3 hours. But, she loved it! She was all smiles, as were Izzy and Sadie. It's our tradition. I always try to take my nieces to get their nails done. They feel like such grown-ups.

We played games, cooked, ate, and I slept a lot. The kids kept calling me "the sleeping giant." But, ask my roommates, if you turn on the t.v. and don't give me anything else to do... I am out! Plus, with four kids nuzzled into me, it was just so cozy. We had a lot of fun, and I miss everyone already!

I didn't bring my camera, so I only have these grainy photos from my phone. But, they should do.

All day, Jacob kept asking "Am I am member of the church yet?!?" I have never seen anyone so excited to get baptized. Congratulations Jakey, I am so proud of you!