Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Oh my, OPI!

So I was getting my nails polished at my local salon and was flipping through the latest version of NailPro Mag (I used to work for them, many moons ago) and I saw that OPI has a new collection coming out this fall (the earlier the better), the Spain Collection. I am a lover of the dark, luscious nail colors. This is going to be the death of me, because you know how expensive their lacquers are. :sigh:

But one particular color caught my eye and I couldn't look away....

"Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees, Aragon Tomorrow, suzi in the sky... Manicurist of Seville.Pamplona Purple, Conquistadorable Color, Bullish on OPI"

Isn't that color just awesome? I have never been excited over nail color before. Just add that to my list of OCDedness! :anothersigh:

Also they have a Matte Collection coming out in July. I have always wanted to try a matte polish:

Alpine Snow, Gargantuan Green Grape, La Paz-itively Hot
Lincoln Park After Dark, Russian Navy, You Don’t Know Jacques!

OPI Matte is cutting edge for nails in terms of sophistication and style,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI executive vice president and artistic director. “An all-matte nail is fresh, confident, and very fashion runway, and OPI Matte is meant for those moments when you want to make a major fashion statement.OPI Matte does not wear as long as original OPI Nail Lacquer – but its impact is long remembered!”

Gorgeous colors and I already own Russian Navy and Midnight in Moscow in Iacquer.

I pre-orderd my copy of Eclipse in soft cover today! It will be released on 8/4/09, to coincide with the start of the filming "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" so exciting! I wonder when they will release the paperback edition of Breaking Dawn? That is going to be one huge softcover!

Monday, June 29, 2009

The Beeze 262...

is officially ours for the week of AUG15 - AUG23! We first rented this townhouse (owned by G's boss) last year and were more than pleased with the property. Plenty of rooms and space, flat screens in a few of the rooms which was a major plus! I am definitely looking forward to our vacation this year!

I also booked my airline ticket to CA last week. My youngest sister is getting hitched on SEPT28 and I couldn't miss it! It's going to be a quick trip, flying up Friday afternoon and then flying home Monday morning. This will be my first solo trip since the twins were born. I am a little more excited than I should be which has me feeling guilty. Ha Ha Ha!

My babies turned 5!

On June 27th, 2009 my babies turned 5! Still can't believe it. I need some bricks to put on their heads to stop them from growin up! We decided to have a Bowling Party since it is soo hot during this time. It was a fun, chaotic party! I recommend Buffaloe Lanes in Cary and ask for Erica to be your party hostess. She was awesome!

After that we headed back to the house and we had a cookout. Sooo much fun. I really love our circle of friends. Good times!

And since I have such a girly girl, as a surprise I took Gabby to Sweet & Sassy and had her hair done and a mini mani/pedi! OMG I was dying, it was the cutest thing ever.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Thanks TejanaMama...

for reminding me. We heard last week that our appeal was APPROVED. The duo is scheduled to attend Swift Creek Elementary. Go COUGARS! This was our second choice, but just as equally great news.

It is a Traditional calendar school, and from what I have researched, has excellent/high test scores from the lower grades. Oh and their after school care is $70 less per child a month. Woo effin hoo. Was stressing out there for a bit!

Plus I am not too far from the school and my MIL is less than 5 miles away, just in case anyhting happens!

Frist day of school is Augst 25th, which put a damper on our September vacation plans. Hopefully we can rent the beach house in early August, if it is available.

End of the Season.

and it started at 8 AM! What a hot morning. But we did it we finished the season and the kids loved it, never complained once, gung ho all the way. We had great coaches even if one of them kept calling Gabby "Debbie". On to Soccer! Here are a few pictures from the "Medal Ceremony". (Photos courtesy of my Verizon Blitz)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

My kids, in PRINT!

As promised here is the letter that ran in today's edition of The Cary News - News and Observer.


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Road

I recently read The Road. What a fascinating book. Scared me a bit more than I would like to admit. It left me with a gazillion questions that I am hoping the movie will answer. Vigo Mortensen, love him.

Finding time to read daily is getting pretty hairy! But I am trying to catch up, since we are in summer as we speak, the time when I get allot of my reading in for the year! If you have any great reads, feel free to add them to my comment box! I am over doing it again, and I am currently reading 5 books at a time. WTF?

We are awaiting the ruling of our appeal through the WCPSS, for the school transfer. Hopefully we will here from them within the next 3 days. If we are denied again, the twins will start kindergarten in less than a month. Why is this experience so horrible? It is making me sick to my stomach. It's more difficult than it really should be.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Sometimes I have to remind myslef..

that I am going to be 32 years old. But I couldn't help myself. I finally gave in and bought Twilight. I loved the series and the movie when it first came out. I told myself that I was not going to get the DVD, aaaaaaaahhhhhh the INSANITY. I bought it last week, along with a few DVD's for the kids bday! We, as in D &G (who love Jacob too BTW) watched it 5 times last weekend. We just couldn't get enough!

Then I just had to watch the MTV movie awards and get the preview of New Moon! Blah, I am way too old for this shit, but something comes over me when I watch these things. Did I mention I downloaded the Twilight Soundtrack? Oh and I also downloaded Radiohead's "15 Step". I promise I am done with this. For now anyway!

Moving on, this weekend is the 2009 Komen NC Triangle Race for the Cure. This will be the first year that I will not run the 5K but walk the Rec 5K. It's all for a good cause so if you live in the Triangle come out and cheer us on.

We are almost done with the kids baseball, so that will free up our Saturdays. Beach, here we come!

Proud to Be an American Post
My MIL sent the story into the News and Observer and they are going to print it. I am still waiting for details, but when I get them I will add another update. I am hoping they will add the pictures along with the story.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Can I say how much I hate Kindergarten so far?

I just want to pull all my effin hair out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gaaaaaaaaaaaah! So for those of you who don't know (most of you do) the duo were re-disctrict from Holly Grove Elementary to the new Herbert Akins Road Elementary in Fuquay-Varina. Well let me tell you something, the new school starts at 9:15, the after school care is $30 more a child per month because the new YMCA is running the program, and I would have to fight even more traffic on my way back through Holly Springs to Cary. UGH!

We put in a transfer to Farmington Woods, Swift Creek and Holly Springs Elementarys. We were DENIED! Booo. So I sent in our appeal and we are slated to give our 2 min/per child speech on the 15th! We are all going, MIL included to give our schpeal about how we want our kids to go to either those 3 schools because my MIL id the PDP.

There was an article printed in our local paper about how many transfers were denied and that 48% of appeals are awarded. Please lord let is be in that 48%! Paleeeeeeze!?

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Extremely Proud to Be an AMERICAN!

This brought tears to my eyes!

From my MIL:

"Hi Everyone I just wanted to tell you what nice thing happened to Derrick and Gabby this morning. We were at Panera's restaurant and we met a really nice solider. Well Derrick kept telling the man that he has a Army Guy just like him, very excitedly and he said his army guy even has the same color of hair. The man laughed and then got down to shake Derrick and Gabby's hand and asked Derrick if he wanted to be in the Army? He told Derrick that he jumps out of planes and then told us he has three kids and one of his sons is over in Iraq now and that he was leaving in a week to go over to Iraq himself."

He then proceeded to tell my MIL that he this will be his 7th tour of duty in Iraq. His son is there and his daughter is at WestPoint. She was so touched she thanked him for all he did for us and gave him a big hug and told him to be safe.

As he went to leave he bent down and gave Derrick his "Special Forces Ranger" patch and gave Gabby his American flag patch. What a special gesture, one that I will make sure that he remembers, the generosity of that one special soldier, fighting so that my son and daughter can live is this great country!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Time is flying by!

Where did May go? Plans for the duo's 5th birthday are almost done. We are having it at Buffaloe Lanes in Cary. They are excited, but I think I over did it with the guest list. Oh well. They graduated preschool a few weeks ago, it was the cutest thing ever. Not a dry eye in the house.

They are scheduled to start Kindergarten in July (yikes). We have applied for a transfer to a few other schools. I am hoping one of them is approved (please lord)! I want them to be close to my MIL so we picked a few schools around her!

The yard is coming along nicely. I am currently pulling out these half dead bushes from the back of the fence. You should see them, they are pathetic. Gary is going to have soil brought in for the other garden bed, and mulch for the very back of the yard.

Work is fine, busy and tiring. But I am lucky to have a job in this mess right?

My knee is still wonky, but I have been walking 3-6 miles 5 days a week trying to get it in shape for the Susan G. Komen - Race for the Cure 5k in a few weeks. Sad I am not running it, but atleast I can walk. I find myself very bitter that I cannot run. To teh point where I get teary. It's pathetic.