Wednesday, January 12, 2011

late weekend recap....

I went to the gym.
Then to Target for groceries.
I cooked Billy and I some sweet potato fries for a dinner.
I know, I'm a chef ;) 
These ones are our new favorite!
We were in bed by 9 and started watching the movie Miracle, for like 5 whole minutes and we were out.

We went to my parents for breakfast/brunch for my Dad's birthday.
Him and Mom made a ton of breakfast food.
It was so yummy!
For my Dad's birthday we had this fire pit custom made for him.
He loves sitting outside and having bonfires on their front patio.
My brother knew a guy that could make the pits.
This is the outcome...
Dad loved it :)

My dad has a 68 Chevelle.
The license plate says ILLOU1.
( I won't be explaining that)
My Dad also loves playing pool so there is an 8 ball.
After checking out the fire pit we all played a poker game on the TV.
It was fun, I lost right away. ha!
After I left my parents Saturday I went to the gym for a long workout.
Then I had a few errands to run.
Once home I had cleaning and laundry to be done and put away.
Then I painted Cullen's closet.
I sat down around 8 to eat dinner and I fell asleep right after eating.

I got in a nice long workout.
Then my family went to my nephew's baptism.
Billy is Dominic's godfather.
Here are pictures from the baptism.

 I love this kid!! :)
And I love how he looks like an angel in this picture, haha!
He was bored and actually kept jumping off the pews.
Not really being naughty but for sure not being an angel.

My brother, Dom and his Mom...

BTW, his Mom was nice that day and all was good.
I sent her an email on Monday and she wrote me back and lets just say I'm throwing in the towel.
I give up.  She is holding me responsible for actions that I am not accountable for in any way whatsoever so there is nothing I can do. I will not be writing her back, she is not worth my time.
My brother and I are close and Dominic and him will still be in my life.
I'm sure Dom's mom will continue to come to family get togethers but our relationship is done.

After the baptism, Billy and I went to a cute little cafe for a late lunch.
Then home to nap.
Then I started hanging everything in Cullen's closet!
He has around 100 outfits already!!
I will post a picture tomorrow, I still have lots of organizing to do.
We went to my parents for dinner and crawled into bed once we were home.

And I have to add a picture of Gus.
This is our deck!
We have a TON of snow and Gus loves to play out there.
He climbs up over the mountain and will go to the railing and bark.

On Sunday he started bringing his babies out there to play with.

That's it for my weekend wrap up.
I have off tomorrow for doctor's appointments.
We have an ultrasound so we get to see our little guy!!!
And I have my glucose test, praying I pass!

Happy Wednesday!


d.a.r. said...

I love the Alexia sweet potato fries!! Have you had the chipotle ones?? They are amazing!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Awwww what a happy weekend. =)

Teenage Bride said...

What a lovely weekend. That fire pit is really cool! very unique, one of a kind for sure.

Every family has those who just can't seem to play nice, I am sorry to hear about that.

As soon as we find out what we are having, I am sure the closet will be full of outfits for our little baby! How exciting!!!

Summer said...

What a fun weekend girlie.....busy busy you are....can't wait to see the little guy room and all the clothes he is gonna be one stylin' little dude for sure! Gus is so cute in all that snow LOL....ok so I am praying hard that you pass the glucose test and YAY that you get to see your little guy today


Summer said...

ps that firepit is amazing....I never saw anything like it...

B said...

What sweet pictures :)

And I absolutely LOVE sweet potato fries. I make them from scratch most of the time (just because they are like 44 cents for one and that's normally all we need) but I'll have to try to find that kind.

Have a great day :)

carrie1 said...

Dom's pictures are so cute! =) Sorry his Mom isn't being nice still.

Kate said...

I have an awful relationship with my brothers wife also. She ignores me when I talk, doesn't acknowledge when I'm in the room and pretty much treats me as if I'm not alive. She can't stand me. She wouldn't come to my bridal shower last year. She has no reason to be so mean to me and it kills my brother b/c he knows how diffcult she is, but she's the mother of his children and his wife. I've learned so much from her... about what I don't want to be and how I don't want to treat others. The amount of tears I've cried over our non-existant relationship is unreal. I never did anything to her. To this day, I'm still nice to her. I totally get what you're going through and it's just an awful, awful thing.. especially when kids are involved!

Marian said...

My goodness...100 outfits for baby boy already. He is going to be one stylin' man:)

Kaycee said...

Girl, you were busy!! All the while,w e've been snowed in all weekend :)

I'm glad you got to spend some time with your nephew. That stinks about his mom though. I hope over time it will get better. If not, at least you have your sweet nephew!

And wow 100 outfits?! lol!! He's going to be styling!

{N} Jones said...

So sorry to hear that you are still having the problems with Dom's mom! I like what Kate said how she uses her own experience as a learning tool. What a great idea!

Yeah for painting the closet - see you are making some progress on the nursery :) Can't wait to see his full closet!

Have a great rest of the week!

Elizabeth said...

What a nice weekend!!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fun weekend :) I am sorry to hear about family drama...we all have it, but it still sucks and can ruin my mood from time to time...why can't everyone just be nice and get along?! Ha..I guess that's too much to ask. I can't wait to see all 100 outfits :) He's going to be such a spoiled little boy :)


Suzanne said...

Sorry things are still rough with Dom's mom. My aunt's husband never really got along with my family (they are currently divorcing, but that is because they aren't a good match, not b/c of issues between him and the extended family). However, we all came to a point where we realized that their kids were the most important thing and we all started putting on good faces in front of the kids. I am sure things will work themselves out at least to do what is best for Dom.
I can't wait to see pics of Cullen's nursery. I'm sure it's adorable!

J and A said...

I'm sorry Dom's Mom is still causing you stress. Try not to let it get to you.
Can't wait to see pics of the nursery! Gussy is so cute in the snow!

The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

Hm...I might need to try those fries!

Dom is just so precious!

Rissy said...

that fire pit is one of the coolest, most creative gifts I have ever seen. Your dad must have been so excited.

I'm really sorry about you and Dominic's mother. At least you know that you made all the effort you could. Some people will just always be difficult. It sucks : (

We all know you are a sweetheart!

Chicago Cuisine Critique said...

Happy Wednesday to you! Sounds like you had a pretty productive weekend. I'm sorry to hear about Dom's mom, but once again you have tried and that's all you can do. Now there is nothing more to do but to move on.

Can't wait to see the nursery! I know it's going to be adorable.

Gwen said...

Sweet potoato fries...DELICIOUS!!!

Love the manly fire pit!!! Your Dad looks thrilled!!! Glad he had a great birthday!!!

What sweet photos of Dom's baptism. Sorry you're still having to deal with the crap from his mom but you're right..there is nothing you can do anymore. You've tried to work it out best you can. Good luck girl on still seeing her. I'm not able to hold my tongue. :) XOXO

The Branches said...

Wow that fire pit is amazing! I need some snow HERE!!!!!

Lana said...

I'm sorry his mom is holding you responsible for things you can't control. So happy to see pictures from his baptism though!

Lori said...

Hope you pass your glucose test!! And yay for getting to see Cullen!! So exciting! You had a super busy weekend! Do as much as you can now because at around 30 weeks ALL my energy left me! I am praying it will come back! I love the fire pit!! My Dad also has an old Chevelle, not sure of the year. They are so cool!

Marcy XOXO said...

I am very sad that Dom's mom cannot get over herself... very immature and honestly you are better off!!! PS those fries look delish and I can't wait to see Baby C's closet pics ;)

Katie ♥ said...

Those sweet tater waffle fries look good! I have to pick some up if I see them !

Bummer about your sis, but hey what can you do, you cant control other people, your a good person, dont forget that, and your nephew will always be in your life, thats what matters most! He is adorable and god bless him on his recent baptism!

Have a great week Annie! xoxo

Matt and Vanessa said...

Hi I'm a brand new follower and I think that fire pit was such a good idea, if he loves being out side and having a bon fire going its the perfect gift!

Cristina said...

I just got caught up on your blog, I used to follow you a while ago (remember me - Another Day in Paradise??) I am back in blog land and glad to see you're still here :)

Whitney said...

LOVE the fire pit you had made for your Dad, so cool!

Anonymous said...

you guys DO have alot of snow!! that is crazy!!

Anonymous said...

I have been on the look out for those fries..I can't find them but always crave them when I see them on blogs!

Sorry about the mommy situation...some people are just difficult and it's a shame but you just gotta try and make the best of it. you deserve to be treated so much better than that though. Sorry, love!

diana kang said...

how cute!

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Miss K said...

that fire pit is awesome!

My family has been obsessed with sweet potato fries lately! so good!

I'm sorry to hear about your sister-in-law. I'm currently in something similar, my future sister-in-law is very difficult to deal with. I think it's mostly out of jealousy and being insecure, but I too have cried a lot over this and I only have an ENTIRE lifetime to get used to her i guess.

Amanda said...

mmmm sweet potato fries!!!! i want to try! :) that is such a cool fire pit too!

Annie said...

Sorry to hear that Dom's mom is STILL being difficult....her loss not having a relationship with you!! I hope that you will always have Dom in your life...I know how important he is to you!! xoxo

Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma said...

love all the pics! Im so sorry that your STILL having to deal with drama from Dom's mom! That is just so sad...who wouldnt want to be close to such a sweet girl!!!!

Megan said...

I'm so sorry about what you are going through with Dom's mom! It is absolutely insane that she holds you responsible for something that happened 4 years ago that was NEVER your fault! I'm proud of you for attempting to talk/reconcile with her...but if she won't, there is nothing else you can do. Just continue to love on Dominic and that's the best that you can do! I'll be praying for you!! You seem like such a sweet girl!

Shannon said...

Oh gosh, don't get me started with the in-laws...shesh! The stories I could share!

Hope your glucose test goes smoothly! I remember that stuff thought was fortunate not to have to do the three hour test!

Thinking of you. Oh and what precious memories from the baptism...such a special time!

Hope your week is going well!

Melissa said...

That custom fire pit is incredible!!

Neely said...

I live off of Alexia fries!

Kendra said...

Those pictures are adorable. Your weekend seems like so much fun.! I am sorry you are having trouble with Dom's mom. I hate when stuff like that happens, I totally understand.

P.S. I love your blog and I am a new blog follower.

Inna xoxo said...

Yummmmmm! i LOVE sweet potato fries! Where do you get these? And i have no idea how you workout and your pregnant, im not preggo and i still wont get my butt out there to workout haha. i guess ill have to sooner or later, if i wanna swim this summer that is! haha!
I just started my own blog, stop by and say hello whenever :) i love your blog!

xoxo inna
@ :)

Chelle & My boys said...

Beautiful Blog! New follower here, your lil boy is so cute! Check out my blog, I do giveaways!! Thanks

Katy Mary said...

Alexia Sweet Potatoe fries are soooo good, their onion rings are yummy too. Looks like you had a nice weekend, what a great gift you guys got for your Dad. Sorry about Dom's Mom but I say forget her!

Mrs. Mama said...

Sounds like a great weekend. Sorry to hear about your brother's wife again, she definitely doesn't sound like someone I would want in my life, especially after how hard you tried. It's a sad situation but I wouldn't let her bring you down, it's her loss and her problems and insecurities. Your little nephew is just an angle though! Loved all the pictures! I can't believe your little man already has 100 outfits! Wooohoo what a stylin' little man he will be! :)

love jenny xoxo said...

that is the coolest fire pit ever!!! I want one!!


D said...

Left you something on my blog! :)

Llama said...

That fire pit is so cool! I how personalized it is! Good luck on your test, hope you are well sweetie!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

I know this is an older post, but I had to say how happy I am for Dom. What an important step in his life!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

That fire pit is awesome!!!!! That's so neat!!

OceanDreams said...

oh my goodness your nephew is an angel, he is so sweet as he grins from ear to ear! what a fun fire pit and good work painting the closet!

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