Wednesday, May 30, 2007

New Nephew

My new nephew has arrived! Baby HWF arrived last night at 12:04 a.m. My sister happily made it to 38 weeks exactly after her prior baby being a preemie. He weighed 6lbs 15 oz which shocked us all as she had gestational diabetes and we were expecting a big baby! He was 19 5/8" long and has reddish colored hair. I couldn't believe when I saw him how much he looked like his big brother. I'm not sure I've ever seen a baby born that looked so much like another sibling. I was at the hospital when he was born, but didn't actually get to witness his birth. My sister decided at that end that she needed some privacy, which was fine with me and my mom who was also there. They broke her water and in about 1 1/2 hours the little guy was born. She went so fast! There were three nurses all telling her not to push while we waited for the doctor to arrive. My mom and I saw the doctor sprinting down the hall with her purse and doctors coat in hand. I think the baby was born 4 minutes after she walked in the room. It was definitely exciting and nerve wracking! Both my sister and the little guy are doing great! I can't wait to see him again.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Tu-Tu Contest

5 Minutes for Mom is once again offering the perfect contest for Mom Tu-Tu and all their other readers as well! LOL! They are giving away a gorgeous Tu-Tu from Check it out and sign up to win!

Tagged Again!

I've been tagged again. This time by Mandalyn at
Link to name of person that tagged you.
Include state and country you live in.
List top five favorite local restaurants.
Tag 5 other people and let them know they've been tagged.
I live in Ohio in the USA.
1. My favorite place is The Grub Steak. It is a restaurant that serves fabulous bbq ribs on a stick. They come out on wood skewers and are all meat. They are so much better than ribs on the bone!
2. I also love the Olive Garden. This is definitely the place my hubby and I always go on our date night, when we get one!
3. If I'm going to have breakfast then I like to go to Bob Evans. There is nothing like the sausage gravy and biscuits that they serve there. They also have one of the best glasses of iced tea.
4. If I'm going to have a sub it's got to be Penn-Station subs. They make these great hot subs and home made french fries. The bad thing is that I have to drive about a half hour to eat at one.
5. Last, but not least I'll mention my favorite fast food place, Wendy's. They also have a great ice tea!
I'm going to pass on tagging anybody in particular. If you read and want to join in, just post a comment so we all know!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Motherhood Can Bring You to Tears

It's funny how being a mom can bring you to tears sometimes. When I went to see my daughter graduate from preschool yesterday I suddenly found myself teary eyed. I'm not really even sure why. She was up there on stage in a little cap & sash singing her song and the tears suddenly appeared. Perhaps it was the realization that my first born is about to be in Kindergarten. Maybe it's because I now realize that this little child of mine has a life outside of my own. When I dropped her off at preschool all those mornings she went on without me and formed friendships and did her own thing. It could be because I was so proud of her standing there smiling and singing her little heart out.

I know that last year at this time I saw her perform in her first dance recital. That too surprised me when I first saw her on stage and tears appeared. I could not believe that my little baby girl was dancing on stage and doing such a good job. Apparently motherhood can bring you to tears!

I know there are times when we cry for them in sadness or madness, but these happy tears are often the most unexpected. As a mother, things will suddenly move me and make my heart overflow! It's amazing and it makes me realize what being a mother is all about.

Monday, May 21, 2007


I have received the official report from my sister. She is just two days away from being 37 weeks pregnant and is 3cm dilated. Woohoo! She took her last 17P injection on Tuesday of last week and is hoping to go a little early because of her gestational diabetes. I tried to tell her not to be too excited because I once knew a girl who was 4cm dilated for like a month. Needless to say, that was not the right story to tell a pregnant woman. It's now just a matter of time until I have another nephew! My birthday is just ten days away and my sister is hoping he'll come before that. We have an interesting way of having babies around holidays in our family, so perhaps this little guy will come for Memorial Day!

Friday, May 18, 2007

Check it out

Check out my new graphic I found! I was so excited when I stumbled across this graphic. It looks like a woman who could be a mom and she's wearing a PINK tu-tu! I couldn't be happier to have this picture representing Mom Tu-Tu. I bet you can feel my big smile over this wonderful find!

Thursday, May 17, 2007


I always think it's interesting that 55 degrees in December would feel like a spring day, but 55 degrees in May feels like it's winter again! We've had a cold front move in here along with rain and I'm freezing! I sometimes wonder why I live in Ohio. It's high on unemployment and low on nice weather. LOL. Oh well, I guess if you're born somewhere and have family there you just settle in and stay. There are times I think living in Florida, Texas or Arizona would be really nice. Hawaii would be really nice too, but definitely out of my price range. :)

My kids had a field trip with their preschool yesterday. They went to the bowling alley and they sure did enjoy it. It's so funny to watch 3, 4 and 5 year olds try to bowl. They were also supposed to go to the park, but see above on the weather and you'll know why that was cancelled. Next Wednesday my daughter has her preschool graduation. This year has passed by so quickly!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!! I just want all of the mom's and grandma's that read my blog to know that I wish them a great day on Sunday. It's always nice to have a day where you feel appreciated. If you're not a mom then make sure to tell the special women in your life Happy Mother's Day. Their are definitely women out there that are mother's without having ever given birth or even adopted children. I had a babysitter when I was little that was like a grandma to me and I would definitely wish her a Happy Mother's Day if she was still here with us. Enjoy your special day, everyone!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

My First Game of Tag!

Well, I've been tagged by Cindy at to do the 8 Random Things meme. This is the first time thats ever happened to me. Here are the rules I found over at Cindy's place.

Here are the rules:
1. Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves.
2. People who are tagged write a blog post about their own 8 random things and post these rules.
3. At the end of your blog you need to tag 8 people and post their names.
4. Don't forget to leave them a comment and tell them they're tagged, and to read your blog.

Random Things about me:

1. I have emetophobia.
2. I love, love, love the color pink.
3. My favorite place to vacation is Florida.
4. My parents, my in-laws and my husband each own their own business.
5. If I had the money I would get a massage once a week.
6. I love to take naps!
7. I love sunny summer days.
8. I love to talk to people whether I know them or not.


1. Bree at
2. Hope at
3. Mandalyn at
4. Military Mommy at
5. Robin at
6. All Things Avery at
7. Peeping Mom at
8. The Cheerio Queen at

Friday, May 04, 2007

Pink Pampered Chef

I just thought I would let anybody stopping by my blog know that in the month of May The Pampered Chef offers some really cute pink products to support Breast Cancer research. I'm not a consultant, but I know you can by from the website, or from your own Pampered Chef consultant. The products are good quality and really cute! Plus, what could be a better cause then helping research a disease that effects so many women. I found a lump in my breast last year at this time and it was really scary! It ended up being nothing but a fibroid tumor, but when first feel a lump you always wonder if it could be Cancer. I've had a lot of women in my family have it and other women that I simply know as friends. So if you're in the need of something pink for your kitchen it's a great time to buy!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007


It's finally May! I just barely survived April. LOL! It was quite a month starting with sickness, then surgery and a hospital visit, two birthday parties, my husband quitting his job to start his own business, my sister having premature labor contractions, my parents new restaurant openening and anything else I might have forgotten! It's good to see a new month roll around, especially when the first two days have been filled with sunshine. This month could bring me a new nephew. I also celebrate my own birthday at the very end of May, and of course who could forget Mother's Day. There is nothing better than saying thank you to the mother's and grandmother's who mean so much! That also reminds me that my Grandma has a birthday this month. She is turning 79 and is still the most feisty lady I know! Everytime I get a Maxine cartoon in my e-mail I think of my Grandma and have to smile. Let's all hope that we get to enjoy the month!