Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Oh, How Pinteresting!

Thanks so much for the well wishes!  My dad is feeling better every day and my Pop called me today to say hi and that he is feeling a little better than yesterday. {awesome news}  Let's just keep hoping it stays that way.

I'm linking up with Michelle  today to share the latest things that I'm pinning...

Source: via Maggie on Pinterest

Source: via Sadie on Pinterest

Source: via Sarah on Pinterest

Happy Hump Day!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Who Knew?

Who knew...
playing outside was so tiring, for Momma? lol. {2 playdates in one day, so much fun, but now, much needed sleep}

giving up my Dunkin Iced Mocha Lattes for Lent would be as hard as it is? {i think the fact that I "can't" have them makes me want them more}

weekends could go by as fast as they do? {i like my family being together all weekend}

that you could dread Mondays even when you don't report to an office job?? {although I do have "job" per se}

we could have such nice weather in Feb.?  {actually all winter pretty much, hope I don't jinx it}

not being able to help my dad through his healing process, would make me feel so bad?  {He had surgery, and I wish that I could have been there to help, but with Gwen I wouldn't have been able to focus on him.  It pulls on my heart strings, and I hope that he knows I would be there for him in a heartbeat.}

that my heart could hurt SO much knowing that my Pop-Pop is in the hospital? {I can't really think or talk about it}

Please send some prayers and positive thoughts to two of the most important men in my life. 



Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Daddy Novelty

I don't want that title to have a negative tone to it, because I don't mean it to be.  Let me explain.

Jason, my amazing hubs, works hard.  Very hard.  Even when he is home, on vacation, supposed to be sleeping, he's working.  He provides an amazing life for our family.  He is the reason that I have not missed a single milestone of my daughter's.  The reason that my daughter and I are so close that it is hard to separate us. {in a good way}.

Gwen and I spend, pretty much, 24/7 together, and I love it.  Don't get me wrong, there are many-a-moments that I am ready to pull my hair out, but still, I would not change a thing.  Since we are together all the time,  I am not the "fun" parent.  Of course she loves me, we laugh, play, and when she is hurt or upset she comes looking to me for help, but what she and her daddy have is something special.

When that man walks through the door Gwen LIGHTS UP!  She runs to the door and starts yelling to him and then proceeds to run so he can chase her and "take the batteries out" {that's what Jason's grandpa used to do, he tickled them and told them he was taking the batteries out of their stomachs, cute right?}.  And I have to admit, it never gets old.  It makes me smile from ear to ear, watching the way that they love each other.  The way that she makes every single stress of his day melt away with her smiles and giggles.  And I can see it THE moment it happens.

He is such a great dad.

I hope that he feels fully rewarded for the job that he does.

I love them so much!


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Some Fresh Air

The weather here, this week, well, it's just gorgeous.  I mean I don't think that we can even count this as winter, it's just THAT nice.  So, today, Gwen and I spent some time at the park, lil mama loved every second of it.  I did too ;)

She just ran, and ran, and ran, and her Momma followed her all over the place.  It really makes me want a big backyard, badly.  So we don't have to pack up and drive somewhere for all this fun, instead, just open up the back door and head on out in the fresh air.  ::sigh::  One day.

She has the best giggle.

Hope you got some fresh air today!

Oh, How Pinteresting?!


It is absolutely RIDICULOUS how much time I could waste on Pinterest.  Like hours.  

Here's some stuff I am lovin!

So true, so true!

Source: via Samantha on Pinterest

So smart.

Chili and Cornbread, such a cute idea!

Our kids won't even know what cassette tapes are!


In love!

I need this dress!

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Wii Are The Champions

Thank you so much for all the well wishes!  I am better now, actually I was better just in time to participate in our beach club's {yes, we belong to a beach club, it's amazing, cheap drinks, great view, and it's where we had Gwen's 1st bday party} Wii Bowling Tournament!

There were 12 teams, 5 rounds, and in the end we tied with another team for 1st place.  How do we determine the winner???

A bowl off, duh!

3 frames, winner takes all...

And WE won! 

In all seriousness though, it was SO much fun, and a great way to spend a Saturday night!

Some of our competitors.

The Champs!

Right on the water... Ahhhh, I love being at home. 
Such a beautiful night!

I can't wait to defend our title :)

I can't believe what amazing weather we have been having, it is unbelievable!  Hoping to get to the park tomorrow.

On another note, I am giving up my DD Iced Mocha Lattes for Lent... could get a little hairy, lol. Wish me luck!


Friday, February 17, 2012

Who Am I?

When I published my first blog post, circa March 2010, I just assumed that my only readers would be family and a few friends that cared to see all my belly pics, pregnancy updates, etc.  I never in a million years thought that I would "meet" other bloggers from around the country, therefore, I never really introduced myself or wrote that "About Me" post.

Being that one of my resolutions for this year is to expand, I am writing that post now, and linking up with Neely over at A Complete Waste of Makeup in hopes of meeting a few new peeps.

So, let's pretend you don't know me :)

Hey!  I'm Sam {Samantha} and this is my little blog.

I started this when I was about 12 weeks prego, with the intention of saving myself the trouble of telling the SAME stories over and over again to each of our parents, grandparents, friends, etc.  I could just write it once, they would read it, and I could save some breath.  lol.

12 weeks prego

I really began to looove blogging.  It was therapeutic {still is} and people seemed to like it.  And I loved the thought that everything was "written down" for my baby.

So, who am I?

I am a 20-something {7} year old, wife to an amazing man, and Momma to an absolutely perfect daughter, Gwen. {hence the name of my blog}  ALTHOUGH, the blog's first name was "Jasovsky Baby Blog" {oh-so-creative, lol}.

I am a sucker for...
pasta & seafood.  {like, signed. sealed.delivered.}

a glass of good red wine {and other various types of booze :)}

my family {duh, that's an obvious}

dirty, trashy, completely ridiculous "reality" tv

Chocolate Labs {we are on our second, and seriously he is lucky he's cute!}

dance music

Dunkin Donuts Iced Mocha Lattes

I despise...

smart cars, mini coopers, or any of those other tiny, not safe cars

feet!  Ugh.  other than mine or Gwen's, keep those suckers away from me

politics.  {need I explain?!}



I am a born and bred Jersey girl, who could never live without the beach and boats.

I can't run to save my life.

I can't live without Blistex.

I am a hypochondriac who hates doctors, needles, and hospitals, lol. 

I try love to cook.

I love to dress up.

My family is my whole world.

So, there you have it.  I am sure there is much more to me, but maybe you should stick around and check it out for yourself! 


Thursday, February 16, 2012

It finally got me...

...that stupid stomach virus, that is.

I HATE being sick {I am a hypochondriac as it is}, and become completely useless.

It all started last night.  I just knew something wasn't right.  I felt it.  Hubs didn't believe me {he's over my hypochondriac ways! lol}, but sure enough @ about 10ish, I was making a bee line to el bano {for which I visited almost every hour until the morning}.

After my 5th or 6th trip to the porcelin godess, I demanded begged Jason to stay home and give me a reprieve.  He had something he HAD to be at work for, so he took Gwen with him {bless his heart, what a brave man}.  And then my savior Momma came and took Gwen for the day!

Thank God, because what was I capable of doing today?  Ummm, spending the day in the fetal position, that's what.  lol.  And truth be told, I was more worried about Gwen getting sick than having to pull it together to be an actual functioning human being today.

So, Gwen get's a sleepover with her Wela, I get to catch up on sleep, disinfect the house {actually Jason is on top of that, love that man}, and try to pull myself back together.

To all my fellow Mommas out there, don't you think that after the 10 months of pregnancy, the enduring task that is labor and delivery, and the sleepless nights/months that we endure, shouldn't we get a pass on all sicknesses forever until they are self sufficient?!?!  Seriously. 

These fellas and I have been bonding BIG TIME!

Hope you are having a better day than me!


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's!

Hope you all are having a love filled day!

Gwen was supposed to have a play date today, but I had an epic Mom Fail...  I totally screwed up the time, and when I logged on to get the address, I saw that I was completely wrong.  Ughhhh.  I felt awful, still do, but hopefully we can reschedule for next week. :(

Jason came home for lunch, with some flowers for his sweeties :) and we gave him our cards and gift that we made {via an idea from Pinterest, of course}.

We also gave him some of his favorite treats!  {Who doesn't love Reese's??!  He BETTER share with me!}

So, now we wait for Daddy to get home for a little cuddling, but in the mean time, we are jamming out to Gwen's V-Day present from us...

It is almost sickening that I basically know every word to every song.  lol.  but it makes Gwen happy so I don't care.

Happy Valentine's Day from our home to yours!

Here's Gwen last V-Day, so little!
She's so not a baby anymore :(
But, who's kidding who, she'll always be my baby cakes!

My dearest Jason & Gwen {& Wiley, most of the time, lol},
I love you, my family, with every bit of my heart.  You make my life complete and make each day better than the last.  Thank you for all the love that you bring into my life!


Monday, February 13, 2012

The Dark Side

It has taken me forever, but I have joined Twitter.

I still have no clue what I am doing {Jeeez, that makes me feel old}, but I am learning, slowly.  Lol.

I also made a FB page for this little blog.

Busy day for me.


So please...
follow me.

And like me :)
And maybe help me figure out what the hell I am doing??

Valentine's Party

This past Saturday, we attended Gwen's Valentine's Day party with the Mommy Group we joined... and we made some Valentine's to bring to our friends!

Can you guess where I got the idea from???

Yup, Pinterest.

Adorable, cheap, and personal.


The party was at a local pizzeria in their private room.  It was so cute.  Each kiddo got to make their own personal pizza, chef hat, and apron, and to make their own sundae.  awesome, right?!?!

Except...  Gwen was "nap free" and had no interest other than running like a mad woman all over the restaurant. lol.  I know that it's just her age, when she is a little older she will LOVE that stuff.  Thankfully we had Daddy with us and he occupied Gwen and gave me the chance to talk to all the other moms, some of which was my first time meeting.


We had a great time, it was so well put together!  Can't wait to see everyone again!