Sunday, April 12, 2015

Spring Break and the Fountain of Youth – Ten Things of Thankful

On Monday evening I left the office hoping that all my jobs were done, my desk cleaned and the vacation responder email set up. 

Four days off plus the weekend was exactly what I needed; the kids were home for spring break and we had a furry family member staying with us.

Meet Roadblock and Pothole…LOL!

So here are my thankfuls for the week:

I am so thankful that I had 4 days of vacation and spent those days with my kids.

Amelia and I spent a wonderful afternoon at the mall…girls love the mall.  

Free samples at Teavana Tea at the mall

Godiva Chocolate; no free samples, but yum

A trip to Queens to meet hubby at his job and then dinner; James came too but wanted no part of the selfie- he is such a 14 year old.

  See what I mean

A Christmas gift card for Miss Amelia at Forever 21 – she made some nice choices.

Look what my Soul Sister Rosie posted on my Facebook wall

I got a Happy Birthday Eve Image - YAY

Yesterday was my birthday and I am so thankful for all the wonderful birthday wishes that came my way.

My birthday goal for the year and years to come

Amelia picked out a beautiful  birthday card from her, James and Teddy- when Nick read it he said, isn't this too serious, her response was, it is how I feel. I also overheard her tell my husband to sign his card and that he should draw a heart – he said I don’t draw hearts – her response was, that’s your wife and drew the heart for him! LOL

Our traditional birthday Hostess Cupcakes

Last thankful, on April 12, 2010 we became a family!


  1. First of all, Happy Birthday, Marisa! Love your birthday cake!
    When you said you were at the mall with your daughter, I was going to ask if she were old enough for Forever 21. I call it Forever and Ever and Ever 21, because when my daughter goes in there, it seems to take HOURS before she's done. They should have more Mom Chairs in the dressing room!
    My son does THE EXACT SAME THING when I want to take his picture.
    Glad you enjoyed your spring break with the family!

    1. Thank you -
      Forever 21 - did take forever- my sister gave everyone a gift card to the store - Amelia was a tad overwhelmed but came out with a cute outfit and some extras- she was happy - Amelia will be 13 in December and already is about 5'3" my rule for her is modest, classy and age appropriate, and she knows this - although I let her decide how to dress with what she has the leash is short and mom gets to influence her quite a bit. its hard as they get older in between the stages but we are both happy with the outcome-
      Spring break was a good break - :)

  2. I'm so glad you had such a fun spring break. I know you were looking forward to it.
    The photo of James makes me smile. I have a kid who does that, too.Yet I bet when he's an adult, he'll make comments about how few photos there are of him in the albums. :/

    My daughter likes Forever 21, too. She has gotten some cute (and modest!) stuff there.

    Happy Birthday, but more importantly, Happy 5 years as a family!

    1. Thank you -

      James is such a moody teenager but so far still okay - when dressing Amelia key words cute and modest goes hand in hand = thank you for the Bday wishes and family wishes too. :)

  3. Happy birthday! And yay for fun vacation days spent with the kiddos!!

    1. Thank you it was a good week for all of us

  4. i'd say YOU have tapped into the source! happy belated birthday marisa!
    and james just doesn't know how adorable he is now. LOL.
    loved the responses to hubby from your amelia. what a sweet heart! well. we know nick is too. LOLOL.
    i'm so HAPPY you have some time off from work. the best present of all!!! XO♥

    1. James is way to cute, cool and etc - but key word he does not know this but will soon that conversation took place in her room and I laughed - they didn't know I can hear them Thank you

  5. Happy birthday! I love the names of your furry ones. So glad that you had a nice spring break with your children.

  6. Happy belated birthday..
    LOVE the cupcake tradition
    You are such a great mom..

    1. Thank you - that started when it was just me and nick and now the kids. :)

  7. Happy Birthday, Marisa! All the very best!

    So happy that you got that extra time off from work to really enjoy yourself with your family. Love the Hostess birthday cakes - very cute. And, Sophie Loren is one smart cookie, too!

    Hope you're having a wonderful Wednesday!



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