Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Magic House

Even Disney’s Magic Kingdom took a backseat to The Magic House in Zagat’s 2005 ranking of national attractions designed for children. Founded in 1979 (I went as a child) the Magic House in St. Louis is one of our favorite places to visit when we are in town.  It is three stories full of fun exhibits for children of all ages (including husbands :) Some of Lucy's favorites are the  "Town" complete with grocery store, ice cream stand, fishing pond and car repair shop; The bubble room where you can make bubbles as big as you are; The 3 story slide... I could go on and on. It was a lot smaller when I was little but I always truly enjoyed visiting and am happy now that Lucy does too!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Dr. Yurgionas

My brother graduated from medical school this past week! Graduation was held Thursday night and we had a little family party afterwards. The Ceremony was a little long for the girls, two hours of speakers and names, but over all we all we came out unscathed. Brian received several awards and we are so very proud of him!

We had a small group come over to Brian's house after to wish him luck in San Fransisco and eat some tasty food. We decorated with homemade "skeletons" and a board where people could write well-wishes to the graduate.

Everyone is sick

We have all been sick here including the computer!
Lucy  had her first trip to urgent care this week, she had a fever of 103 that would NOT go down no matter how much medicine, cool baths and Popsicles I gave her! So at 9:30 on Tuesday night I finally gave in and took her. Double ear infection! She is feeling much better. I am going to have to dig into my memory to remember all we did in St. Louis :)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Were going on a trip

We are in St. Louis till Monday for Brian's graduation from medical school. I hope everyone has a great week!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

A little picnic a lot of water

Wednesday night we had a family picnic at Line Creek nature area with Uncle Brian (he is done with school and we all go up to St. Louis next week for graduation from medical school!). Lucy proved fearless when she brought down both poppa and mom because she walked so fast into the water we could not keep up! There was little eating done by either of the girls they were too excited to get into the water, however my mom made yummy crab salad, water melon, chips, cute little ham sandwiches and cherry turnovers. Lucy wanted nothing to do with holding hands in the water she kept saying "hey, hey, hey" she has become Little Miss independent.

Last year

Sunday, May 8, 2011


“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” - Rajneesh
I am very blessed to be Lucy's mommy, and equally as blessed to have such a great example of what a wonderful mom is.
We had a wonderful weekend. Saturday mom, Tiffany and I went to the Cotton pickin fair and shopped (mostly for Lucy hairbows) and later on in the afternoon Andy, Lucy and Andy's momma joined us to enjoy a BBQ lunch at the fair and a quick ride on the cho cho and of course more shopping.

That evening Andy went to work and Mrs. Johnson and I dropped Lucy off at my mom and dad's so all the girls in the family could enjoy dinner at the Melting Pot, kid free. A very rare treat. We had the same waiter from my birthday dinner, and he remembered us.....yes, we were that memorable.

Sunday I woke up to flowers and cards, later on in the afternoon all the ladies went to see Water for Elephants while the guys cooked dinner and watched the girls. What a wonderful husband I have!
I enjoyed a nice relaxing weekend.

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Back in another life; know as before Lucy, I was a flight attendant. I guess it's without saying the job comes with a lot of travel :) I have been to 49 states and 11 countries. I have many "favorite" trips but I would have to say my favorite place to visit is Greece, with Paris as a close second. Look out this could be a long post.

In 2006 we spent 10 days in Greece visiting Athens, Mykonos and Santorini during Orthodox Easter. My mom and I flew into Berlin to pick up my brother (he was there studying for his masters) and took a very cheap flight from there to Athens. It's VERY cheap to fly between countries in Europe.

In Athens we stayed at a very nice hotel near the Parthenon and the Planka (a shopping and food area). All the locals were getting ready for the Easter celebrations and on every corner huge spits of lamb were roasting in the streets. From there we left for Mykonos. Okay, don't make fun of me, but it was here I learned that shrimp have heads :) We took a day trip by boat to the ancient island of Delphi some of the oldest artifacts in the world are there, while on the boat we watched a fisherman kill an octopus for a local restraunt to serve for dinner that night.

From Mykonos we headed by fairy to Santorini, the seas were rough and much of the boat got sea sick :(  Santorini is by far my favorite place in the entire world. Our hotel balcony overlooked the caldera of the volcano. While on the island we visited a winery and several beaches. We also went to a local Easter service for the town's Saint and watched them light luminaries (thousands of them) on the side of the mountain, it was breathtaking. I would very much like to take a trip back next year for my 30th birthday (hint, hint Andy).

I also love Paris and London (and Hawaii and Germany and Italy.... I could go on and on) If you have any questions or need recommendations I LOVE to talk about travel!

Outside Edinburgh Castle

London Bridge
Kensington Gardens
Versaille Paris
Lake of Love in Bruges

Naples Pompeii

After the climb up Mount Vesuvius


Happy Cinco de Mayo from a little girl who very much enjoyed her quesadilla tonight :)This week we have been resting at home getting ready for a busy weekend. Today we went over and picked up my mom's house (Happy Mother’s Day!) and had dinner at a local Mexican restaurant. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Future Picasso?

We love to paint in the tub! It makes for easy clean up and I know a very prissy little girl who does NOT like to be dirty!
On a side note, please continue to pray for my cousins baby, Mason. He made it out of surgery, however he started chemotherapy last week for brain cancer.