Weekend Snapshots

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Bosco at the Vet

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Oreo and cheesecake blizzard … I haven’t had a blizzard in years!

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can’t wait to try this!  If the smell is any indication of how it will taste, it will be delicious!!

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Me and my hunny

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Fri. night photo shoot    🙂

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yum!

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Do You Remember?

Hey guys!

Last week a few co-workers and I started talking about toys from our childhood. We are all children of the 80s and it was so fun to reminisce about all the toys, shows, movies, and food of our youth.

Here were some of the things we talked about:

Garbage Pail Kids

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I loved these! I remember my dad would bring home packs of these for me on his way home from work. When I think about them now, I have no idea why I (as a girl) liked them, but I did.

Super Mario Bros.

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I can remember spending hours and hours playing this on the floor of my bedroom growing up.

Cabbage Patch Kids

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I had several Cabbage Patch Kids and loved them.

Pizzarias

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My girlfriend brought these up and I wasn’t sure I knew what she was talking about, but as soon as I saw the picture, I remembered these tasty chips.

The Berenstain Bears

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Lisa Frank

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I had so many Lisa Frank items – pencils, pens, book covers, and even a comforter.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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While I wasn’t a big fan, I do remember that my sister’s best friend growing up (who was a boy) loved them.

New Kids On The Block

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I remember New Kids On The Block because they were the first concert that I ever went to.

He-Man and She-Ra

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Strawberry Shortcake

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D.A.R.E.

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I remember that cops would come talk to our class about drugs throughout the year.

Fraggle Rock

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Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

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Double Dare

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Dirty Dancing

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OF COURSE I remember this .. only my favorite movie EVER!!!   🙂

The Smurfs

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Full House

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My sister LOVED this show.

Sweet Secrets

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Care Bears

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I LOVED LOVED LOVED Care Bears!

Sweet Valley Twins

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I think I read pretty much every one of these books.

My Little Pony

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I LOVED these!

Popples

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Another favorite of mine as a child.

Pound Puppies 

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Easy Bake Oven

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Super Soaker

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Mall Madness

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aahh, memories!!   How many of these do you remember?  Anything not on the list that you remember from the 80s?

Happy Hump Day

Hey guys,

Happy Hump Day!  I leave for vacation in less than 3 weeks, and let me tell you, it can’t come fast enough!

I need to thank you all for your kind words and comments on my recent post about my dad. I was super close with my dad and losing him was the hardest thing I have ever had to go through, so I really appreciate it.  ♥

Things haven’t been all that exciting around here.

I have found my new favorite yogurt, which I have been eating daily.

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Fage – Orange Cinnamon

After the recent mold situation involving Chobani, I decided to try some other brands of Greek yogurt for a while.  This was one of the first new kinds that I tried and I LOVE it. If you have never tried it, you NEED to!  It’s delicious!!

I am still obsessed with this cute little guy.

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Pumpkin coffee has been in full effect! Can’t.Get.Enough!!

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Orange TicTacs are my absolute favorite candy, so you can imagine how happy I was to find this last weekend.

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I’m glad someone finally realized the original container size was simply not big enough.

I have mentioned this on a previous post, but I need to tell you about it again because it is DELICIOUS!

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This is the best milk that I have EVER tasted. I use it as creamer in my coffee each morning and I am IN LOVE with it.

I will leave you with the following words of wisdom:

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Have a great day, guys!

Weekend

Hey guys!

How is your weekend going so far?

Saturday AM started with an early weight session (arms and legs) at the gym.  I love getting my workout out of the way nice and early.  I was at the gym for about 1/2 hr. then went home to shower and do some laundry.

I also made a trip to Target to stock up on some K-cups.  Of course, a few other things ended up in my cart as well (as always!).

Here are some of the things I got:

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After I got back from Target, I went to get my nails done.

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On Saturday night, Pat, my mom, and I went to watch The Somerset Patriots (a professional baseball team based in Bridgewater Township, NJ).

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It was a nice cool night and we had a lot of fun (and lots of yummy food).  It also happened to be Fireworks Night there.

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It is now 12:04 AM on Sunday and we just got home. I am off to bed.

Talk to you guys later!!  🙂

On my mind

Hey guys,

I have not talked about many personal things here on my blog, but lately I have had something on my mind and thought I would share it with all of you.

On January 27th of this year, I lost my dad.

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My dad and I

To say that it was the darkest day of my life would be an understatement.  My dad was without a doubt my biggest supporter. My dad had been very sick for a while and even though there were many days that we did not know if he would live through the night, I still wasn’t prepared to lose him.

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My dad and I on my wedding day

While I am glad that my dad is no longer in pain, my life is obviously not the same without him. I have many, many great memories of him, but it breaks my heart that I can’t call or see him anymore, that he will never meet my children someday, and will never see my sister get married.

Long before my dad passed away, he decided he wanted to be cremated. Most of his ashes are now in a niche next to my grandparents. A few days after my dad passed away, Pat came up with the idea of taking some of my dad’s ashes to spread in the ocean the next time we went to Aruba. I loved this idea and know my dad would have too since he LOVED Aruba and it was his absolute favorite place in the world.

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Our first trip to Aruba

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I have a small urn of his ashes for this reason that I currently have on my dresser, next to my jewelry box that has his picture in it. As our next trip to Aruba is coming up, I have been thinking about this a lot and I am unsure if I want to do this anymore. While I know my dad would have loved it, I also like having some of his ashes with me because it makes me feel he is with me.

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Lately

Some eats from the last week 

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just bought this today – can’t wait to try it!

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these may have been the best strawberries that I EVER had

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big batch of roasted chickpeas, tomatoes, asparagus, peppers, and yellow squash

Some things I liked this week 

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Fall like temps (in the AM at least!)

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agree!

Next book I am going to read

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Favorite new shampoo

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I LOVE this shampoo!  I have used Pantene for as long as I can remember but decided to try something new after Katie mentioned it on her blog.  Guys, you need to try it!   It is definitely my new favorite!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!  🙂

Throwback Thursday

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me and my sister

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sisters

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my parents

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my mom, sister, and I

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Pat, my sister, and Bosco as a puppy

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my parents

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baby Bosco

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pumpkin picking – 2010

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one of our first vacations together – 2004

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swimming with dolphins  – 2006

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me at 5 or 6 years old

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Halloween – 1988 or so

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me, my sister, and my dad

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my mom and I

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me – 1984 or 1985

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my sister and I – 1991