Friday, March 28, 2008

It's Almost Here!!!!

April 10th is the big day!!
A BRAND NEW episode of The Office!!!
Oh, happy day!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Decisions, Decisions.......

I need help!
Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine I would need to purchase a DOUBLE STROLLER. But, with baby #2 on the way and 2 1/2 year-old Olive clinging to my side, I'll admit it. I need one.

I have casually looked on-line, but the majority of my research has been at the ultimate, stroller durability testing site on the west coast: Disneyland.

I will see something I like and simply ask the person,"Do you like your stroller?" The results of my field study have so far been productive. I know what my needs are:

* A good amount of storage
* Something that doesn't weigh more than me
* One that is reasonably priced. (I'm not talking "Blue Light Special", but on the other hand, I don't want to have to cash out my Trader Joe's retirement fund to foot the bill.)
* Very durable and safe.

What I am asking of you, my fellow bloggers and mothers, is to help me out. I need both positive and negative feedback on what kind of stroller you have, wish you had, or are happy you do not have. I would be forever grateful.

The following are some practical strollers I have looked into:

The Combi Double Stroller:

The Graco Duo Glider:

The Baby Planet Unity Sport Twin:

Now, this is where I really get confused.

Do I really want a practical stroller or do I want to "WOW" my friends and neighbors and be the first one on my block with this baby:

Or this stroller with it's special circus unicycle attachment that if purchased now, would be very handy. Olive could sit in the stroller part, I could sit on the circus apparatus and Rob could push us! Oh, shopping and Disneyland would be such a breeze!

Which brings me to my next question.
I am almost six months pregnant and "carrying very low", to quote my doctor. Walking around for long periods of time, like 5 minutes, is really taking its toll on my ever expanding body. I think it would be wise for me to invest in a little "assistance" to make life a bit easier and more comfortable. So, once again , I need your opinion.

Which Jazzy Scooter should I buy?

The smooth and sleek model:

Or, the Original Jazzy:

Thank you, in advance, for all of your time and crucial opinions.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Easter!

I hope everyone has a "hoppy"day!

Thursday, March 20, 2008


Is everyone excited for Easter like I am?

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

It's A ...........

Professional hockey player

MVP for the NBA

Baseball player for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

World's Strongest Man title holder

Quarterback for USC

Boy George impersonator

Actually, our baby will NOT be any of these things because...

IT'S A.... GIRL!!!!

We need more princess dresses, PRONTO!

Monday, March 17, 2008

My Tony

Funny, loving, loyal, adventurous, outspoken, intelligent, free-spirited, generous, quirky, sweet, creative, Star Wars geek, musically gifted... just a few words that come to mind when I think about my best friend Tony. Unfortunately, on March 6th, the world lost an amazing individual. Tony passed peacefully in his sleep after a two year battle with brain cancer. He was 34 years young. He was a devoted husband to his beautiful wife Sinnamon, an inspirational teacher, an extremely talented and passionate musician, a father to his dog Max, and an incredibly fun friend. He was a son to my mother, a brother to my sister, and everything to me. I met at Tony at a party when I was 19 years old and my life was forever changed. We became fast friends bonding over favorite bands and music at the time, a love for the beach and our obsession for ice cream and all things sweet. For years we were inseparable. Summers were spent swimming in my mom's pool and endlessly lounging in her backyard, enjoying evenings out with huge groups of friends, going to watch his band Bikeride play at various venues, going to concerts, and laughing, laughing, laughing. Tony introduced me to life. He lived in the now. He didn't dwell over the past or worry about the future. He just wanted to enjoy the now the best way he could with as many people as possible. And he did just that. There was nobody like Tony. He was magnificently unique. My heart is broken that I now live in a world without him, but I find comfort knowing he is in heaven (probably organizing jam sessions with John Lennon and George Harrison, two of his musical icons) free from pain and watching over us all.
I love you, Tony.
Thank you for life.