Search my journal

Archives

Calendar

November 2017
S M T W T F S
« Oct    
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  

© 2012 CiaoBellaMamma - All rigths reserved.

Firstyme WordPress Theme.
Designed by Charlie Asemota.

OSU-Michigan ’09

November 24, 2009
Save pagePDF pageEmail pagePrint page

Michigan Day was kind of a lady’s day over in the Sanders household. Mom, me, Les, Pammy, and Maurine were there. Dad, J, and Becca showed up later. Of course The Bucks won. Duh. Truth be told, I wouldn’t have minded if Michigan won. We were already headed to the Rose Bowl- we didn’t have much to lose- and I think it would have fueled the fire of our rivalry. Not that it needs that much fueling (yet), but still :-P. What, was this our sixth or seventh win in a row? Plus, Michigan is part of the Big Ten, so I always root for them to be a good team. Not that they didn’t play well during the game…. Better season next year, Michigan!

I took a few random pictures before the game started on Saturday. Just wanted to post them here.


Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

My dad took the following pictures while mom, Les, and I went to see Blind Side. Which I thought was a really cute movie, by the way.
Also, I edited these photos in the dark with a low-batteried dim computer screen and I kind of ruined them. I am mad at myself. Oh well. I still think they’re cute.
Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Categories: Ciao Bella Vita : Daily Journal

Bein’ a Mom

August 5, 2009
Save pagePDF pageEmail pagePrint page

Photobucket

Things in this picture that do not happen often [ever]

1) foundation AND face powder
2) eye shadow
3) blow-dried hair

I still need eyeliner, 3-layer eyeshadow, and hair that is actually STYLED instead of just dry (curling iron? round brush? something?), and lip liner and stick. I can’t remember the last I took the time (HAD the time) to do everything. I can’t remember the last time eyeliner touched my eyes, or a curling iron touched my hair- It’d been months since I got out the blow dryer! Man, I used to do-up my eyes nearly every time I went out in public. Now I’m lucky if I have time to powder and maskara.

And since I inadvertently got a tan at Irish Fest, I am remembering how much I used to enjoy tanning/being tan.

Am I the only one that feels like my youth and vitality are being quickly sucked away by a 2-foot tall babbling, adorable little human being? I am cranky, overweight, achy and OLD. OLD!

And yet the one thing I am MOST excited for about my life is… being pregnant and doing it all over.
How do they do it, those irresistible little creatures- they have such a hold on us we’ll give up anything– Our life. Go ahead you 20-pound little energy sucker- take YEEARS from my life with your whining, raise my blood pressure with your tantrums, rip my hair out for me and save me the trouble…. And after all that, you give me 30 minutes of cuddling with your little arms wrapped around my neck, your legs around my waste, your head buried in my chest, and my heart grows three sizes and I find the strength of TEN mommies, plus two.

Categories: Ciao Bella Vita : Daily Journal

Bike Ride and the Dublin Irish Festival

August 3, 2009
Save pagePDF pageEmail pagePrint page

I had a very pleasant weekend 🙂
I may be getting my days mixed up, but I’m pretty sure it was Friday night that I stayed home so that Ben could go to a cookout with a bunch of friends. He said he played mafia with like 20 people. I don’t know if you’ve ever played mafia, but if you have then you know that a 20-person mafia game is pretty intense, haha. I kinda felt left out, but whatev- mamas have make these kinds of sacrifices I suppose. Sooo, I stayed home and painted my nails a coral orange for August. Mhmm- Friday night was WAY exciting for me.

Saturday morning I woke up and went on a bike ride with my pops. It was an absolutely PERFECT, gorgeous morning for a bike ride in a nature park. There was a nice breeze and the sun wasn’t too hot, but it was bright enough to illuminate all of the tall wildflower colors and the HUGE monarch butterflies that liked to flutter about us as we rode, sometimes even landing on us/our bikes which was really crazy! And the ponds were sparkling, and the trees were a vibrant green against the bluest sky I’ve seen all summer. It was a fairy tale day, I tell you- a good one to be alive and outdoors. Anyway, dad and I rode the park trails, and also around some roads in Galloway. We stopped by a really old cemetery- there were graves from the 1700’s- and found Jonathan Alder’s grave.—

—Alder was born in 1773, was captured by Shawnee Indians when he was 7 or 8 years old, was adopted by a chief and lived with them until well into adulthood (his bother was with him when he was captured, but his brother was scalped and killed!). Alder’s Indian village was one of those attacked and destroyed by Benjamin Logan in the Raid into Ohio Country. He eventually joined the Shawnee Chief Blue Jacket in defense in the Northwest Indian War and was asked for advice on the Treaty of Greenville. He eventually married an Indian woman, reunited with his white family, and was the first settler to make a home this far west in Ohio. Later he became captain of a company of men during the War of 1812, and lived out the rest of his life as a farmer. I think that’s a pretty awesome story, so it was neat to see his grave sight.

Anyway, I spent the rest of Saturday with my family, and then woke up early on Sunday so that we could get into the Dublin Irish Festival for free.

Photobucket
Adryel and Ben beside “Alien Corn”. It’s good to enjoy festival food every now and again, right? 😉
Photobucket
Adryel has this thing with wanting to be the center of attention. Toddlerhood is quickly approaching!

Photobucket
I’m not gunna lie- I kind of enjoy these bagpipe circle things. They’re fun

Photobucket
Adry was hamming.

Photobucket
I got a kick out of the fact that everyone whipped out their camera phones, encouraging him to ham

Photobucket
I don’t think he’ll know what to do with himself when a little brother or sister steals his limelight in a few years.

There was a Celtic Rock stage. You know- bagpipes, fiddles, drumsets, and electric guitars- like Flogging Molly or Flatfoot 56 or something. Adry, Hutch, and I found an open space in the field behind the stage and let Adry dance his little baby heart out. I loved it- so great!
Photobucket

Photobucket

And then there was sheep herding, which was OK, but I actually got a kick out of the duck herding, lol
Photobucket
I want that dog

Photobucket

Photobucket
Uhoh- two of them got away

Well, the whole reason we went to Irish Fest was to see Taylor play the drum set in his Irish Fiddle Fetish music group. They did a great job and it looked like they had a lot of fun up there. I tried to get some good pics of Tay, but it was sort of challenging since he was behind all of the fiddlers.
Photobucket
There’s Tay peekin through! But that girl was happy to smile for the camera 🙂

Photobucket
The stage and audience

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket
This is Ben enjoying his 5 dollar lemonade that I had to walk a mile for. It was decent, though- aaalmost worth it…. maybe.

I managed to get a pretty good burn on my chest:
Photobucket
You’ll have to ignore my face- I was trying to pout/frown, but instead it looks like I am trying to be seductive, haha.

Without the jacket- here you can clearly see the impressive burn lines.
Photobucket
I’ve been applying massive amounts of aloe vera. Hopefully it won’t be too terrible when it begins to peel.

When we got home from Irish Fest we ate delicious chocolate covered cheesecake balls that Alexz (and sort of Matt) made- good job, guys!- and watched In Bruges for the 50th time because it’s Ben’s all time most favorite movie EVER on all the planet. I swear he quoted the entire thing word-for-word before he even put it on.

That’s all I have to say about that 🙂

Categories: Ciao Bella Vita : Daily Journal

Our Friday Night

July 17, 2009
Save pagePDF pageEmail pagePrint page

Ben and I stayed in tonight. (Scratch that- I stayed in. I think Ben is still planning on going out.) I fully intend to snuggle in bed and read a book after I post this.

Before Adry went to bed we hung out in the living room together, just the three of us, which is very rare. It was so nice, though :-).

Photobucket

 

Like Father Like Son:
Photobucket
And here they are looking at me, annoyed with me…
But then they both went back to being concerned about the game:
Photobucket
Adry thinks he’s playing. He takes it very seriously– probably because he sees his daddy take it so seriously lol.

Photobucket
There will always be a vanity photo.

Photobucket
BENNY SMIIILE!! It was a genuine one, too! He was laughing at Adry 🙂

Photobucket
He’s trying to sneak up on me :-). He enjoys playing with my kitchen utensils

Wrestle Matches and Tickle Tackes!!!
Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket
Ben is about to get in the fetal position to protect himself. Notice the head cover- I gave this to Adryel today. He loves it as much as his $50 big toys. It has become his favorite stuffed animal (his little doggy who’s name has evolved into Night Night)’s day-home. He stuffs Night Night into the box, then stashes the box in one of my kitchen cabinets.

Photobucket

Photobucket

Categories: Ciao Bella Vita : Daily Journal

seriously, everyone’s doing it.

September 19, 2008
Save pagePDF pageEmail pagePrint page

I have no clue what the point of this is, especially since I seriously do this all the time anyway, and on days I look much worse than I do today…
but without further ado:
Picture Meme:

Instructions:
Take a picture of yourself right now.
Don’t change your clothes, don’t fix your hair – just take a picture.
Post that picture with NO editing.
Post these instructions with the picture.

…kinda dark. photobooth picture.

Categories: Ciao Bella Vita : Daily Journal

August 30, 2008
Save pagePDF pageEmail pagePrint page

Hello, LiveJournal.

Update:
*First, I MUST mention that today is my papa’s big birthday!!!! He’s 46! Let’s see, I must find my most recent pic of my dad… *searching*
ah, this was just a couple of months ago:
Photobucket

*My momma was diagnosed with Diabetes last week. Huge bummer. I cried for her. I hate that disease; it sucks on so many levels. I had a taste of it when I was pregnant… your entire world revolves around food and blood when you are diabetic. I’m *real* sad my mom has to have it hanging over her head.

*My brother lost his most favoritest job ever for unfair reasons… That kid loses more things he falls in love with than anyone I know. That sucks, too, on so many levels. I’m thankful he’s a resilient kid. I wish I was more like him; when I heartbreak there are pieces of me that never recover.

*Adry says “mamama” and “bababa”. Most babies’ first word is “dada”, but it looks like Adry’s will be “mama” or “baba”. I can’t wait ’til he says one of those words with meaning!!! He really responds when I say “baba” or “bottle”- he stops fussing and gets this big smile, haha. Of course I’ve been holding his bottle in front of him and saying, “say ‘bottle’! boooottle. baba. boooottle” since he was born ;-).

*Yaaay it’s BUCKEYE SEASON!!! My mama has tickets to four games this year: the first three home games (including today’s game- she took my brother, J) and the MICHIGAN GAME. Omg I would LOOOVE to go to the Michigan game, but alas, she invited somebody else :-/. I think I am going to the game against OU, Skull Session and all, and I am pretty stinkin’ excited about that. This reminds me, I need to get registered for Fall classes at OSU asap.

*Obama was in town today. I kinda wanted to go listen to him… you know, just because he is a presidential candidate… and he was here. This reminds me- I need to make sure I am registered to vote under my new address. …ah, I’ve been procrastinating so many things.

AGH, I have one of those annoying pressure headaches in the back of my head and neck :-/
Crap, it’s getting really bad, too.
Better go find some pain relievers…

Go to the post ›

Categories: Ciao Bella Vita : Daily Journal

Photo Booth-Adry 5 mo.

August 23, 2008
Save pagePDF pageEmail pagePrint page

I decided Adry and I needed some pictures since he is FIVE months old now!!!!
🙂 <3
(He was calm but extremely sleepy, so I didn’t get any smiles yet again 🙁 )

Photobucket

 

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

and a few of me after Adry fell asleep:
Photobucket

Photobucket

LoveJess

Categories: Ciao Bella Vita : Daily Journal