Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Our last visitors...

So Brian and Wendy were our last NYC visitors, unless any of you surprise us! We jam packed the weekend. Those two have got some major energy reserves! I don't think Soph and Jack are giving them a hard enough time at home. We shopped SoHo, ate pizza, toured Time Square, ate Middle Eastern cuisine, got Wicked tickets(hey-oh!), ate bar food, rode on the Harbor Lights Cruise, and then ate some more greasy delicious food. Our New York touring is officially complete after having Bri and Wendy. Hope you had fun!!!

I am so impressed with how great they look. Tan, thin, even svelte. They made me feel a bit too pale and a bit too soft but that's okay because I am motivated.
Brian was a picture taking fool! He was all over utilizing his new camera. He might as well have painted TOURIST all over his forehead. I'm surprised we didn't get robbed. Probably because I am so street smart these days.
Yes this is us taking pictures of each other...nerdiness is in the genes:)
Brian was so awed by the city, I had to practically hold his hand to keep him moving. Like a little kid in the candy store.
Check out Wendy and Brian staring; Wendy at people, Brian at potential photography opportunities. Out of control.

We hope you had as much fun as us. Love you guys!

Sunday, May 10, 2009


I started a fitness and health blog family! brookesballbuster.blogspot.com....now you might be asking why Brooke's ball buster? Well, I owe Bryson credit for the stellar name. Thanks Bruce! These are some pics I took for the blog, I document all the food I eat. It really holds me accountable for the choices I make. Come check it out and support me!

Gabe eating the opposite of a healthy meal.
Me eating overpriced yogurt, just come check out the blog, brookesballbuster.blogspot.com

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Time for warm weather visitors...

Robin stopped in New York on her children visiting circuit and we think we showed her a pretty good time....
Gabe's cousin Gage and his family just moved to New Jersey so they came to visit us. Their little girls Charlotte and Evelyn were the calmest most cuddly kids I've ever met. I was in heaven holding Charlotte....I pray our kids will be cuddly!
We went to the Aquarium in Brooklyn. This picture was taken at the Sea Lion show. The best part was the pre-show dance off between the down syndrome guy and his girlfriend standing a few bleachers down from us....in hindsight I probably looked like I was making fun of them but I was really just loving it. They had some killer moves!
Gabe's ready to be daddy.
We played at the beach at Coney Island. While I tried to nap the girls thought it was a good idea to try to bury me in the sand.

It was a great time and we really enjoyed having Robin with us for a few days.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Hey-oh for life experiences!

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I had quite the life experience today...I got a colon cleanse and wow was is an intense experience! This man was not there but this was the machine that did the magic. To be honest I would not recommend the procedure. To begin with the salon that I got this service done in was super sketchy so I probably should have taken a hint and just left it at that but I didn't of course. I could really go into detail about the discomforts and awkwardness and if anyone is curious let me know, because I am more then happy to fill you in:) But I'm going to sum up the experience as invasive and I've got to be honest I feel a bit taken advantage of. You live and you learn!! and then you don't get a colonics!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter, New York Style

We hope everyone had an absolutely wonderful Easter weekend! We missed the fam but we continued on with some of our old traditions of egg dyeing and we checked out a fabulous easter parade on 5th avenue....so first off we need our viewers to vote on the eggs that we dyed. Batch #1 and Batch #2, you let us know which one wins your hearts delight.
Batch #1
Batch #2
And here goes the Easter parade...

Alice in Wonderland were a big hit.
Don't these guys look like missionaries? Well, they're not. I checked for badges.
I'm just thinking, what encouraged these women to want the attention from ugly hats?
It was starting to get awkward standing next to this guy, because it took forever to get the camera to work. He kept saying in a really munchkin like voice, "we done yet, we done yet?"
This family was so adorable. I am going to make my kids dress up just like this, though I will not make them parade around 5th avenue and have random people take pictures of them.

It was my goal to get a in a picture with a transvestite. Don't ask me why, I'm just fascinated with them!...They were really bitter that we were taking the pictures in the wrong direction of the sun. DIVAS!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Spring has sprung...and so have my eyelashes

Gabe threw his back out last night, so if it looks like he's got a stick stuck up his bum then that's why.
I absolutely love the smell of spring. This was the first tree to blossom in our neighborhood.
Do you notice my beautiful foe eyelashes?...Yesterday I went with 2 of my students to the nail salon, while they got 3 inch acrylics put on. I opted for the familiar choice of fake eyelashes. They are a little bit out of control and Gabe says it kind of looks like I'm playing dress-up with them on but I think that's why I like them:) Dress up is my favorite...anyways, I have never had so many compliments from the students. Funny, huh?

Thursday, March 26, 2009

I'm a proud owner of a Bluetooth

Thank you Momma for the Bluetooth! Even though you didn't realize what the device was;) I am hands-free and lovin' it! Tonight I came home and opened up my package and I immediately made Gabe take Reggie on a walk so I could talk to him on it. I feel so uninhibited with this new piece of technology that I just want to take a page from Robin's book...(she is a recent owner of a Bluetooth herself and she is looking into getting it surgically implanted to her ear). I can't wait to catch the looks of people on the street wondering if I'm talking to myself or if I am on a Bluetooth...the simple joys of life. Call me!