Tuesday, March 25, 2008

I've Moved

DaddyZabba has convinced me that Wordpress is better than blogger.

So, we packed up and moved.

Come by and visit. Don't be a stranger.



Happy Birthday

DaddyZabba celebrated his birthday on Saturday. The day started out with breakfast in bed, then a long bike ride, a birthday present scavenger hunt, a quality lunch at Carl's Jr. (my treat of course), and the day ended with a fun birthday party - he even requested his Mom's frosting for the cake.

We hope that you felt special and loved on your special day DaddyZabba. We love you!


Monday, March 24, 2008

Life Moments

The last few weeks I have been reading Maggie Mason's blog posts about things she would like to do before she dies, and memories that she hopes flash before her eyes just before she dies. It has been interesting to read her thoughts.

This week I started a short Bible Study called "Live Like you Were Dying". The last question for the week was, think back to some of your best life moments. This sounds a lot like Maggie's list of memories she hopes come to mind in her last moments.

Here are a few of my favorite life moments: ( I could write more, but I hear the girls waking up)
-singing the Stars Spangled Banner at the top of the Eiffel Tower
-riding a vespa in Italy in the rain
-Easter in Ecuador
-practicing shoe tieing with my parent's dinner guests
-taking walks with my Mom (the more you talk, the further you go)
-throwing my sister's surprise bridal shower
-my wedding day
-seeing the stick with two lines
-running on the beach in Brazil
-sledding down the hill at Pappy's house
-the days my girls were born
-fireworks over the Sydney harbor
-East End Hoagies
-Gardners Peanut Butter Meltaways
-getting tipsy for the first time
-girls night out with Lola
-2am Dr. Pepper explosion with my Mom and Sister
-trying to make butterscotch pie by melting butterscotch candy
-my first day of teaching
-salad with italian dressing and english muffins with my Mom
-hiding in a huge pile of leaves
-sleeping in my sister's room when the thunder was too scary
-riding my bike super fast down the hill on our street

What are your favorite life moments?


The Flu

quote #1
My stomach only hurts as much as a baby hedgehog.


quote #2
moments before BZ got sick LittleZabba tried to stick her fingers in BZ's mouth, even though we told her several times to not touch BZ since she was sick. shortly after BZ got in the bathtub to get cleaned up she said,

BZ: If LittleZabba gets sick this should teach her a lesson about touching me when I am sick!


Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Slow Down

Seen at my local gas station...

If you don't have time for drive-thru, something in your life needs to change. (plus it just looks gross.. a roller burger?)


Monday, March 17, 2008

A Reunion

My teaching pals and I went back to our school to surprise our principal and fellow teachers. We had such a fun time. It was great to see everyone again. We have wonderful memories there and the school & teachers will always hold a special place in our hearts. If I ever go back to teaching it will be so tempting to call Mrs. F and ask for my old job back!!


I am so Close

This morning a friend and I went running to try and beat DaddyZabba's time. We came so close. Next time watch out buddy. I am so going to beat your fake win time!


Saturday, March 15, 2008

And the winner is....

I was really hoping for a little more participation folks. Oh well, you snooze you lose.

Jennifer was right. The song is from Family Ties, the series finale, when Alex runs to the train station to stop Ellen from leaving. I tried to find a clip of it online, but I couldn't find one.

So, Jennifer you are the big winner! You have won MomSpit, the universal cleanser for the hands and face, courtesy of NeatoStuff.com. I actually have your address, so look for your prize in the mail!

Thanks for playing and you never know when there may be another chance to win.


It's On

So DaddyZabba went running today (with a uncalibrated chip I might add..which means his nike+ chip doesn't know what a true mile is, so his "mile" is a little shorter than mine.) That being said, had he run with a calibrated chip, he probably would have run a faster 5k than me. Good thing the challenge doesn't end until April. I still have time to bring it. Let the trash talk begin.


Friday, March 14, 2008

The Race

Speaking of friendly competition...

DaddyZabba and I are having a competition to see who can run the fastest 5k. Who do you think will win?

The stats thus far:


Thursday, March 13, 2008

Pop Quiz

In the spirit of a little friendly competition, and due to the lack of comments...I am starting to feel like I am talking to myself, we are having a contest. Google tells me that there are about 40 of you out there, so who wants to win a prize?

Name the TV show this song was in. For extra credit tell me the scene.

Leave your answer in the comment, a winning answer will be chosen at random, and you will get a prize...for real!

Good luck!

p.s. Sister, I know you know the answer, so sorry...you can't play.


Wednesday, March 12, 2008

So Close

Almost to 300 miles. Tomorrow will be the big day I think!


Heads Up

Just in case this happens to you...

If you happen to be boiling pasta and your sink breaks and you need a place to drain the pasta, I would advise not draining the pasta over your grass. Who knew that scalding hot pasta water killed grass? This event was several months ago. Watering, re-seeding and fertilizer still has not revived the grass.

Question for the scientific out there.....who done it? The scalding water or the starch in the water?


Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Credential Renewal

Just in case anyone has been sitting on pins and needles wondering what happened...

A while ago I began looking into renewing my CA teaching credential. I had conflicting information about what was required; just paying a fee, or completion of hours & teaching days. I received an email from the commission that seemed to state that all that was required was payment of the renewal fee.

Well, I am here to report that after completing the online renewal form, I only had to pay the renewal fee. I was curious if there would be any questions regarding my professional growth hours, or number of teaching days completed, but there wasn't any of that. So pending my approval by the commission, that should take place in 10 days or less, I am renewed.


Monday, March 10, 2008

Did I Just Blink?

My how times have changed. My 1999 self would have never guessed that 9 years later our little group would turn into this:How did that happen? Weren't we just teaching, worrying about what tomorrow's lesson plan would be? Now look at us...3 mothers, 6 children, living thousands of miles apart, having play dates at the park. I love these friends! I am so glad that even busy schedules, and thousands of miles don't get in the way.

We had a very fun day together. It was so great to see our kids playing together, enjoying their play time. It is too bad these days cannot happen more often.


Friday, March 07, 2008

Love You

This shouldn't be too hard....what is LittleZabba's favorite book?


Thursday, March 06, 2008

Revlon Run/Walk

On May 10th I will be running in the Revlon Run for Women. I don't normally run in races that ask for fundraising, but this one is close to my heart. My Mom, ShaSha, fought breast cancer and with God's grace and mercy she won. She has been cancer free for just over 3 years now. If my few dollars can help prevent another ShaSha from having to fight cancer, then I will put down my pride and do a little fundraising. If you feel so inclined, (please feel no pressure) you can help sponsor my run, here. If you would like more information let me know, or you can visit the Revlon Run for Women website.


Wednesday, March 05, 2008


Today AllyZabba hit 1000 orders!

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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

At Dinner

Tonight at dinner BigZabba was so complimentary..

BZ: Mommy thank you for taking such good care of me, and giving me such wonderful food. But most of all, thank you for giving me such a wonderful sister.

What could be sweeter than that!?


Sunday, March 02, 2008

The Bed

Here are some photos of LittleZabba's new bed. She did great last night and during nap time today. I think she made a perfect transition into the bed. She is so grown up!


The Race

I wish I was there. Maybe 2009 is my year.


Saturday, March 01, 2008


Guess where LittleZabba is sleeping tonight?! In her very own big girl bed! She was so excited today. She couldn't wait for DaddyZabba to get home from picking up the bed. She was quite giddy when she saw the bed parts coming in the door. It was a family affair putting it together and getting the sheets on the bed. Every 2 minutes she asked if she could get on the bed.

I would post a picture of her new bed, but we left the camera in her room and I don't want to risk going in there to get it. She whimpered a tiny bit when I put her to bed, but from the sounds coming from the monitor, she just might be asleep. Now I just hope that she doesn't fall out of bed.