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100 Weeks Of Fill Ins – WOW!

February 21, 2013

Folks, this is Hilary’s 100th Follow Friday Four Fill in Fun link up! Can we get a “Yay!” I started doing this hop very soon after I started blogging and because of it, I have “met” many of you… So I’m very grateful to be a part of this great community!!! Congrats, Hilary! 🙂

Each week, Hilary plans on listing four statements with a blank for us to fill in on our own blogs. If you want to join the fun and come up with four fill in’s of your own, please email them to her at Hilary(at)feelingbeachie(dot)com. If she uses them, she will add you as co-host to the hop! This week’s co-host is Beth Ann from It’s Just Life – she came up with the last two statements! Also Beth Ann as been her for almost all of the 100 fill-ins!

Hilary would LOVE it if you could please help her spread the word about this hop…. So, please tweet, FaceBook share, and add the linky to your post…

This week’s statements:
1. I can’t believe____
2. I never liked the TV Show _____
3. If I were a ____________I would most definitely __________.
4. I ____________ when I ______________

My answers:

1. I can’t believe I have to wait another week for the Breaking Dawn Pt. 2 DVD to come out. I thought, the release date was February 16th for some reason. 

2. I never liked the TV Show (insert most reality TV shows), one of the worst offenders in my book “Toddlers and Tiaras”. I cannot believe how some of these moms behave and what they make their children do. I’ve never been able to stomach more than five minutes. Ack…

3. If I were a professional photographer I would most definitely love to do senior (High School) photo shoots out and about at interesting locations.

4. I cannot type very well when I have a cut on one of my finger tips. Yes, I am experiencing this right now – I sliced my pinky on aluminum foil preparing breakfast this morning and it’s a bleeder which equals lots of band aids and throbbing in said finger. Ouch!!!

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Bites, Orange Juice, Blogging and France

February 1, 2013

Time for some fill in fun. The day is getting away from me but not without first stopping by Hilary’s to play along. I’m very excited to say that I’ll be seeing Hilary in person this weekend!!! Middle and I cannot wait to sit and chat with her. I think, Middle is more excited to see her than I am. She hasn’t stopped talking about it for days… someone has got a huge girl crush on this blogger!!! 🙂

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Each week, Hilary plans on listing four statements with a blank for us to fill in on our own blogs. If you want to join the fun and come up with four fill in’s of your own, please email them to her at Hilary(at)feelingbeachie(dot)com. If she uses them, she will add you as co-host to the hop! This week’s co-host is Amy from Life According to John – she came up with the last two statements!

Hilary would LOVE it if you could please help me spread the word about this hop…. So, please tweet, FaceBook share, and add the linky to your post…

This week’s statements:
1. I was probably the only kid in the world who ____
2. ____ is my favorite juice
3. I never thought I would____until I___
4. I have always wanted to_____ but_____

My answers:

1. I was probably the only kid in the world who got bitten on the cheek by her little sister.

2. Valencia orange juice is my favorite juice.

3. I never thought I would be a blogger until I met Hilary (and also by suggestion from hubby.)

4. I have always wanted to live in France for  while but ended up coming to the US instead.

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Let's fill in some blanks…

January 25, 2013

Each week, Hilary plans on listing four statements with a blank for us to fill in on our own blogs. If you want to join the fun and come up with four fill in’s of your own, please email them to her at Hilary(at)feelingbeachie(dot)com. If she uses them, she will add you as co-host to the hop! This week’s co-host is Beth Ann from It’s Just Life she came up with the last two statements!

Hilary would LOVE it if you could please help her spread the word about this hop…. So, please tweet, FaceBook share, and add the linky to your post…

This week’s statements:
1. Making ____ is ____
2. I get ___ easily
3. The number of emails in my inbox is _________ and ____________
4. Traveling _______________ makes me _______________.

My answers:

1. Making baked ziti is one of my favorite meals for hubby to cook.

2. I get frustrated easily. (If I think, I know how to do something and then can’t figure out why it isn’t working.)

3. The number of emails in my inbox is not so bad right now and I may have just jinxed myself.

4. Travelling for short weekend getaways makes me happy and relaxed and also, enjoy coming home again.

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Fill in Time

January 18, 2013

Each week, Hilary plans on listing four statements with a blank for us to fill in on our own blogs. If you want to join the fun and come up with four fill in’s of your own, please email them to her at Hilary(at)feelingbeachie(dot)com. If she uses them, she will add you as co-host to the hop! This week’s co-host is Wayne from Touristic â€“ he came up with the last two statements!

Hilary would LOVE it if you could please help her spread the word about this hop…. So, please tweet, FaceBook share, and add the linky to your post…

This week’s statements:
1. I am a ____
2. Sometimes I don’t know when to ____
1. My two favorite words lately are ___________ and ____________
2. I would like ____________ if ____________ didn’t happen.

My answers:

1. I am a chatterbox. (See #2)

2. Sometimes I don’t know when to shut up and just be quiet and listen. I talk and talk and talk. Too much.

3. My two favorite words lately are possibilities and dreams.

4. I would like this day a lot more if losing Macy didn’t happen.

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Picture Perfect Weekly #1 {A Day On The Water}

January 6, 2013

I love to share photos and I love Instagram. I was one happy little blogger when Instagram became available on Android devices. I jumped, no leaped, on that particular social media bandwagon and have developed a love affair/addiction with it. That has not changed with the beginning of the new year. 2013 here I come!

Won’t you please join me once a week by sharing your favorite pictures from your phone and Instagram?   

It’s easy – share just one or many of your favorite shots from the week with a small description and link up your post.

Please, paste the badge into your post or sidebar.

You can find me on Facebook, Twitter and of course, Instagram!

I look forward to seeing your treasured moments!!!

Here we are again. After taking last week off to enjoy some family time for New Year’s I’m back for the first Picture Perfect Weekly  post of 2013.

We’ve had quite the busy week working on the house. Not only did I put all the Christmas decorations and tree away, we also decided to rearrange some furniture and move the family room into the living room and make the family room into an office/music room. Of course, one thing led to another and things snowballed… this shelf had to be moved to this room and that one to the other room etc. We are still not finished. Now we are looking for some new shelves, wall sconces/cubes and also a new couch. Once everything is more in order I’d be happy to share some pics with you guys.

This morning dawned bright and clear and we thought we were in for a relaxing day at home. But plans have a way of changing. So, instead of spending the day sitting around at home we unexpectedly ended up spending it on the water instead.

1-6 Intracoastal

 

My father in law called in the morning and invited us to come along for a ride on his boat. We went south on the Intracoastal to a waterfront restaurant (for lunch) where you can dock the boat and back again. It was an absolute gorgeous Winter day in South Florida with the sun shining brightly and the breeze blowing gently.

1-6 Middle on boat

 

Here’s Middle right after we got on the boat. Besides the five of us, hubby’s aunt and her husband, as well as my FIL and his wife and her niece and nephew who are visiting from Brazil, were on the boat. Oh, and of course the captain who got us safely  to the restaurant and back.

1-6 Lake Boca

 

This is an area of the Intracoastal called Lake Boca where the weekend warriors anchor their boats and hang out. Kids were swimming in inner tubes or tooling around on wave runners and people were soaking up the sun. Today was one of those days where it hit me again how lucky I am to live here in beautiful South Florida.

1-6 Middle and I

 

Middle and I. I was busy as usual taking a million pics (which I will share soon) but stopped to ask my MIL for a pic with me in it. You know, for proof I was there too! 🙂

1-6 family pic

 

This is actually the first Instagram pic of the year. My mom took it for us before we headed home on New Year’s Day. It’s not perfect, but neither are we. It is family though, and that’s what matters.

1-6 hubby and I

 

Hubby and I on our first date night of the year. Yay for us. Thanks to our awesome babysitter we had a wonderful dinner out all by ourselves at out favorite Japanese restaurant. Sake, anyone?

1-6 waffle iron

 

And tonight, I made these. As a treat for the last night of the Winter break. I was sneaky and used whole wheat flour (half and half) in the batch and the kids were none the wiser and enjoyed their seconds before hubby gave away my secret! I also served them with strawberries.

So, how was your first week of the new year? Anything exciting to share? I’d love to see what you did.

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A New Year ~ A New Fill In

January 3, 2013

Each week, Hilary plans on listing four statements with a blank for us to fill in on our own blogs. If you want to join the fun and come up with four fill in’s of your own, please email them to her at Hilary(at)feelingbeachie(dot)com. If she uses them, she will add you as co-host to the hop! This week’s co-host is Ali from the daughter-in-law diaries – she came up with the last statement!

I would LOVE it if you could please help me spread the word about this hop…. So, please tweet, FaceBook share, and add the linky to your post…

This week’s statements:

1. Every time I see a ____ I oh an ah…
2. I don’t have a ___ bone in my body
3. I like ___ on my burgers
4. If I had one more hour in the day I would __

My answers:

1. Every time I see a sunset I oh an ah… I never get tired of seeing a beautiful sunset and I always wish I had my camera with me.

2. I don’t have a sarcastic bone in my body. As in, I don’t get a lot of sarcasm and often take it the wrong way.

3. I like ketchup and pickles on my burgers.

4. If I had one more hour in the day I would read a good book.

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Chocolate Lovers Unite {Wordless Wednesday}

January 1, 2013

fonduefunWe spent New Year’s Eve with my mom, just like we have the past few years. As usual, a smorgasbord of goodies was waiting for us. The kids’ favorite (mine as well) was by far the chocolate fondue. I couldn’t stop going back for more and finally had to  clean up and put all the food away. A new tradition may have been born!!!

~Linking up with Hilary at FeelingBeachie for Wordless Wednesday!~

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Last fill in of the year!!!

December 28, 2012

This is the last Follow Friday Four Fill In Fun hop of the year! Can’t believe it’s almost over. Crazy how time flies when you are having fun…

Each week, Hilary plans on listing four statements with a blank for us to fill in on our own blogs. If you want to join the fun and come up with four fill in’s of your own, please email them to her at Hilary(at)feelingbeachie(dot)com. If she uses them, she will add you as co-host to the hop! This week’s co-host is Tami from Empty Nest in IL– she came up with the last statement!

Hilary would LOVE it if you could please help her spread the word about this hop…. So, please tweet, FaceBook share, and add the linky to your post…

This week’s statements:

1. without fail, whenever I fly__
2. I used to be___
3. When I ___ I ___
4. My greatest fear is ______.

My answers:

1. Without fail, whenever I fly (which hasn’t happened in a while) I listen to music and read. I can never sleep because I feel like I need to keep my eyes in the kids at all times.

2. I used to be a waitress in my parents restaurant when we first came to the US.

3. When I get up in the morning, I first walk the dogs and then have my first cup of coffee.

4. My greatest fear is losing one of my children. My heart hurts just thinking about it.

 

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The 5 Days of Florida Christmas… and some Fill In Fun!

December 21, 2012

This week for your viewing pleasure I give you the one and only — Ashley — singing The 5 Days of Florida Christmas!

This was a school assignment. The children were supposed to take a holiday song and change the words to make it funny and different. After some consideration Ashley and I decided to go with the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas” and give it a Florida spin.

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Each week, Hilary plans on listing four statements with a blank for us to fill in on your own blogs. If you want to join the fun and come up with four fill in’s of your own, please email them to her at Hilary(at)feelingbeachie(dot)com. If she uses them, she will add you as co-host to the hop! This week’s co-host is Pam from Trooppetrie– she came up with the last two statements!

Hilary would LOVE it if you could please help me spread the word about this hop…. So, please tweet, FaceBook share, and add the linky to your post…

This week’s statements:
1. When I am in a ____ mood I ___
2. When I ___ I ___
3. If I could donate a ton of money to a charity it would be_____ because _______.
4. I like to visit ______________blog(s) because __________________

My answers:

1. When I am in a bad mood, I tend to pout and get very quiet.

2. When I get home from dropping the kids off at school, I have to go around the house and make all the beds before I can do anything else.

3. If I could donate a ton of money to a charity it would be St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the Humane Society because families that have to deal with their very sick children shouldn’t have to worry about paying the bills and such, and I love animals. Our pooches all came from the humane society. I would never, ever pay thousands of dollars for a pet when there are so many waiting for good homes.

4. I like to visit photography blog(s) because I learn so much just from reading and I feel it has helped my photography tremendously. 

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Hubby to the rescue… and a few fill ins!

December 14, 2012

I’m late to the party again.

I had grand plans to join Hilary at FeelingBeachie this morning. Get the post out while enjoying my first quiet cup of coffee after dropping the kids off at school.

That was not to be.

Instead, I was not so quietly freaking out after my WP 3.5 update didn’t go so well and I couldn’t access my admin panel.

I had asked my brilliant tech hubby to do a back up of everything so that I could do the update without worrying about screwing something up or worse losing content.

Even though hubby kept warning me not to do it yet as there had been problems reported with the update, I decided to go ahead anyways.

Not. A. Good. Idea.

Good thing, my knight in shining armor came to the rescue and everything was fixed much faster than anticipated.

Thank you, thank you, thank you my darling!!! What would I do without you?

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Now without further ado.

Time for the Follow Friday Four Fill In Fun #90!!!

Each week, Hilary plans on listing four statements with a blank for us to fill in on our own blogs. If you want to join the fun and come up with four fill in’s of your own, please email them to her at Hilary(at)feelingbeachie(dot)com. If she uses them, she will add you as co-host to the hop! This week’s co-host is Ali from the daughter-in-law diaries – she came up with the last two statements!

She would LOVE it if you could please help her spread the word about this hop…. So, please tweet, FaceBook share, and add the linky to your post…

This week’s statements:
1. I usually ___ but never ____
2. I was named ___because ___
3. I would never change _______about my body, but I would change _________
4. The last time I said “I Love You” was to _________

My answers:

1. I usually get up at 6:30 AM but never on the weekends!

2. I was named Susan because when my mom was pregnant with me, she was reading one of my grandma’s romance novels and the story had an American girl named Susan in it. (I guess, it was predestined that I would become an American citizen one day!) I had to call my mom just now to find out. Its strange that I never knew this story. 

3. I would never change anything about my body, but I would change the way I treat my body and try harder to live a healthful life.

4. The last time I said “I love you” was to my son when I dropped him of at school this morning.

So, there you have it. And isn’t it just wonderful that I learned something new about myself today?

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend.

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xo, Susi

P.S. My heart goes out to all of the families and victims of the horrendous school shooting that took place just hours ago in Connecticut. What is this world coming to? It’s one thing when nature decides to hand us a heavy blow, quite another when our fellow man strikes out against us. My mother’s heart is aching right now.