Yeah! My Sketch is in Simone’s Room! The Guncles

Yeah! My “Owlet Loving Family” Sketch is in Baby Simone’s Nursery!
By now everyone knows how much I adore the “Guncles”. I was very happy for them when they welcomed baby Simone into their loving family.
While I was on Twitter one night Scout tweeted about how they were going to hang up sketches of owls in the baby’s room. I could n0t help but respond to the tweet.
Immediately, I thought of a sketch of two daddy owls with a little owlet in the middle…all forming the shape of a heart! I was thrilled to see it come to life and to get it right into the mail.
I received a thank you in the mail right away from Scout, Bill and baby Simone. They are so sweet! I am so happy they like the sketch! I thank them for honoring me by hanging it in a special place in Simone’s room…a room overflowing with love! You never know…a matching tee may be on the way…xo

Medieval Times Birthday!

Medieval Times Birthday!















Yesterday was Adam’s 11th birthday and our family decided to go to Medieval Times in Lyndhurst, NJ to celebrate! I have not been there in over 15 years! It was a pleasant surprise that things were as great as the last time I visited! Before going on the trip I checked out the website. I noticed that the little girls wore costumes, so I brought along Emily’s princess costume and crown. I was glad I did, since there were quite a few children and adults dressed up for the occasion! We purchased the birthday package, so Adam was given a birthday crown.
Medieval Times is a dinner show. The guests are broken down into color teams that match their knight. Our knight was Yellow. He did not win, but we had fun cheering for him. Emily was thrilled because he threw he kissed a flower and then threw it to her! Cute. Adam’s name was announced for his birthday and he was part of a “birthday knighting” ceremony. He was also given cake with a candle in it, so we could sing to him. It was a fun day for everyone and a great birthday memory for Adam!

Day Out With Thomas

Day Out With Thomas


During the early summer we went on a family trip to ride on Thomas the Tank Engine!

Last year we rode on Thomas at Strasburg Railroad in PA. This year we took the ride at Phillipsburg, NJ along the Delaware River. The fun begins the minute you get to the “Day Out With Thomas” location. There are balloon bounces, cotton candy, spin art, and many Thomas themed activities. Most of the Thomas activities are free, such as stamping out a picture with track and trains, Lego building, watching mini railroads, petting zoo,

etc.

Before boarding the massive Thomas the Tank Engine you can meet and greet with Sir Topham Hatt! After boarding Thomas you can find your seat and enjoy the Thomas themed music! Get your ticket ready. The conductor will be coming to each person to punch a hole in your ticket! Then, relax and take a 25 minute ride on Thomas!

Our family has taken the ride for two years and it has not disappointed! If you get the chance to ride on Thomas, don’t miss it! It just may pass you by!

Uncharted TerriTORI a Tori Spelling book signing

Uncharted TerriTORI

Book Signing with Tori Spelling
Borders, NYC


About a week ago my family and I decided to take a trip to the Borders, Columbus Circle, NYC for a book signing with Tori Spelling. It turned out to be a great experience! We Loved It!

When we arrived at the Borders, we were told that we needed to purchase Tori’s latest book, Uncharted TerriTORI, and then get into the book signing line. The line stretched through the book asiles and curved around different sections of the store. Thank goodness we were somewhere in the first half of the crowd.


The book signing was scheduled from 7-9, but as I hear it lasted almost until midnight. As I was able to get closer, I understood why the line was moving so slowly. Tori took time with each
guest. It was not the usual – not even look up and just sign the copy of my book you just purchased- It was quite a memorable experience. I personally had my two sons and daughter with me, as well as my husband. Tori took the time to talk to each one of us. She even took out her own camera because she thought something was very funny that my sons had with them, Emily’s dolls of the “gunkles”,

which she later tweeted about!


Of course, while I was waiting in line, and when I returned home I had to keep reading the book. Uncharted TerriTORI is an easy read and very enjoyable. If you like the reality show, you will love the book! I did!


Keith Urban BackstageExperience BBQ!

Keith Urban

Backstage BBQ Experience!
Not very long ago, my family and I had the pleasure, and I do mean pleasure, of attending the Keith Urban Concert at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ! All I can say is WOW! I thought the night would be great but I had no idea just how great it would be!
We arrived at the stadium at about 3 pm, a little early for a concert that was due to begin at 7pm, but we had a good reason. We were invited to the Keith Urban Backstage

BBQ! This is where the WOW
begins! We were greeted by an escort who brought us through special gates, since the regular gates were due to open until 4:30. The escort took us and a party of less than 2o
people to a private room where the BBQ was going to be held. When we entered the room it was entering “a dream”. There was a little stage set up at the far end of the room and a semi-circle of stools surrounding it. We knew Keith would be there for a meet/greet, but never expected our own little private concert.
We were greeted by a BBQ staff who showed us to our seats and invited us to dine on all the goodies you would find at a regular BBQ. My hubby, myself and our boys dined on pulled pork, hamburgers, chicken, and other choices galore. Of course, since it was sponsored by KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauce, there was plenty of BBQ sauce to go around! What do I have to say about the food? YUM! Delicious!
After our feast of BBQ and dining on our red checkered tablecloths, we roamed around the room looking a pictures of Keith and a signing a 10 ft poster of him with “good wishes”.
Before long the meet and greet began and each party was taken privately to meet Keith. He could not have been any nicer. He greeted our family with a warm smile and kind words. He signed my son’s cowboy hat and traded picks with my older son! Then we posed for a picture and headed to our front row seats! I do mean f
front row! We were less than 10 feet away from Keith as he took requests for a favorite song. My older son requested “Days Go By”, one of my favorites and Keith sang it. It was so emotional, I was brought to tears. WOW, was this really happening? Could someone actually be lucky

enough to be in a stadium filled wit

h about 35,000 people and be in a room with less than 20 people and Keith Urban not more than 1o feet away? The answer of course was yes!
After Keith warmed up and then played a song to us, he answered any questions people had and really showed off his “down to earth” personality! He talked about his childhood, his wife and family, and about playing to a big crowd! He gave my sons some tips on playing guitar, since they both have their own guitars and enjoy country music. You could not have asked for a better time! All I could think was how the actual concert did not even begin yet. I did not think it could get any better than it already was at that moment.

It was tough leaving such a wonderful BBQ, but we needed to head to our seats quickly. Keith spent so much time with us that we only had about 10 minutes before he was onstage! He definitely did not let anyone down with his wonderful concert. When he came out the fans went crazy, even though the rain decided to join us at exactly the same time. It did not seem to matter!
Keith Urban was the opener, followed by The Dixie Chicks, and then The Eagles! What a great night!