Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Hi family

Not too much new stuff going on here. I was on vacation last week, a week I didn't even ask for off but I'll take it! I did NOTHING all week and it was great.
It was a week for the ncaa tourney. Ben's family takes it very seriously and I've heard about past years that were crazy. So I decided I would take it all in! It all started on Sunday. That was Selection Sunday, where who ever I don't know, decides which teams get which seeds and where they will be playing. UCONN got a #1 seed! They were put in the west, where they've won it all in another year. So everyone is pretty excited about that.
Monday I got to hang out with Nino. It was suppose to be nice out, but of course it wasn't. So we hung out inside playing all day. Ben's sister was in town and we had to meet one of Ben's friend's new lady friends, so we went out Monday night to grab a couple of drinks. Well, the place we went to was having karaoke that night. Even after a couple I couldn't go up there and sing, no way!
Ben and his sister went up a few times. I had a good time, we never go out so it was nice.
Tuesday and Wednesday I really didn't do anything at all. Slept in both days, went to the mall to get my hair cut but too many people were there so that ended that. Cole came over on Wednesday with Nino so we could go get a baby shower gift for one of the girls we work with. Me and Ben went one time to Babys r us with Nino and Nino kept asking one of the workers if he could get a job there. Ben told Nino that if he wanted to buy something he would need money and to ask someone for a job. So he did, and he didn't get the job:(
Then on Thursday....I cut up some veggies and made dip for the long day of basketball ahead of me. We went to Ben's parents house to watch all the games. His parents were there, his brother, one of his friends and a friend of the family came to watch UCONN, who kicked some major butt. The veggies went over very well and there was food all day long.
Friday the same thing.
Saturday the same thing. I made some chili cheese dip at half time and that was gone in 10 minutes. So for my first tournament, I had a great time. I filled out a bracket which was a good way for me to cheer for teams, otherwise I would have been bored out of my mind. Basketball from noon til past midnight isn't so bad if you have good people with you, good food and a good bracket!
Then it was back to work on Sunday :(
That's all that's going on with me...I miss everyone so much.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Hey Family....

What's shakin? I know I need to finish our Hawaii vacation blog....I just have been crazy busy. I think Benehana is next....followed by our trip to Anna Millers for PIE:)

I have had the crud....as we have heard that Jenn and the girls have also had it...love it when kids share their germs:) I have to wean Zach from drinking from my cup...bad habit.
Go on over and check out my blog for pictures of Zach with his shaved eye brows......I blame Amy and Ben:)

Rick is in port four a couple of months...then he does a couple of weeks before Britts Graduation...then shore duty...whatever that means. Britt still has not decided about school...for me the choice would be easy...but what do I know?

Saturday, March 14, 2009

ninos bday party

hey everyone,
this is alittle late but ninos birthday was fun. of course we got snow so three kids couldn't come. but we did have four others plus nino. the theme was star wars, and tony found a ballon that sang the star wars theme, we still have it and it is still inflated, awesome hearing that everyday! but the kids played musical chairs, which amy was the musical chair leader, pin the tail on the donkey and sword fights. one of the younger kids beat the crap out of nino and caden, the two older ones. it was very funny. we got him his first bike with a lighting mcqueen helmet, he rides like a madman. amy got him a darth vader costume, which he puts on everyday at some point.
miss everyone

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Canopy Tour

Ron & JJ's MiniVaca

Well Jen and I are on a little vacation, just hanging out NH and doing some of things we haven't had the opportunity to do up here since the girls were born. Skiing, Snowshoeing, Sitting Around doing nothin! The girls slept until 9 AM on Monday, only happened the night we got home from HI (of course they went to bed that night at 2 AM)!

Friends were up this weekend and we enjoyed some skiing on Sat. with just a long sleeve Tshirt and a Fleece Vest - gotta love spring skiing! Monday JJ and I went skiing again, and only in NE can you go from 58 degrees to 4" within 48 hours, but the skiing was great and the mountain was empty.

On Sunday, we had scheduled a canopy tour for Tuesday . . . 48 hour cancellation policy . . . no worries right! Ha, pick up Cassidy on Monday and she has a fever and Strep is going around the daycare . . . figures . . . take her to the walk-in and they see that she has an ear infection and don't even bother checking for Strep because she will be on antibiotics anyway . . . she sleeps through the night and feels good enough to go to daycare, and now that she is on antibiotics is ok, whew . . . this little tour is not cheap!

The tour includes 10 zip lines (larger ones are 600-800 feet long) and over 1oo feet in the air, 3 repels (longest 65'), and a couple of sky bridges! We got really lucky today . . . beautiful weather, no winds, great sun, and the entire presidential range was free of clouds! I can't explain how fun this was . . . mixture of adrenalin, speed, beauty, and peace. Can't really speak for all of you but Amy you have to do this in the near future!

Later, Ron

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Happy Birthday Tony:)

These early birthday's sneak up on me:) Someone remind me about Jenn's next month:)
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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Kendall's Bday and Cassidy's boo boo

Well Cassidy has had her first tear jerking accident . . . kids and tread mills don't mix well. Although it was very scary and sad, she is fine and doing well. Oddly her hair doesn't really look all that bad when just lies where it normally would, and Jen can put a little ponny tail right over it and it covers it perfectly. The interesting part should be when it is about an inch thick, we'll have to wait and see what comes of that.

Otherwise she is doing great as you can see. I really planned on bring a camera last Thursday when we went skiing again. We went together this time, when in the past she was taking a lesson while I skiied by myself. A few things were obvious, first she likes to ski, second she is not afraid to go fast, and third in a couple of years I will have a hard time keeping up with her (by the way Jen can't already!)

Kendall had a good birthday - Tinkerbell theme - sit and sping, and bunch of stuff from tinkerbell. Nothing to exciting as we didn't do a party this year, but she was very excited and had a good day(s), cake on Thursday at school, then present from Mom, Dad and Cassidy. Then Mr and Ms J were up for the weekend, so another cake and more presents, and I'm sure Dave and Jeff will have something for here next time we see them . . . so they are both spoiled and birthdays and xmas sometimes go on for weeks . . . but that's okay. Here is one photo of Kendall. Love ya all. Ron