Sunday, April 13, 2014

Hint: Will's 5th Birthday Theme

Wonder what it is?

Family time = Happy time

My cousin Mike, his wife Amy and their son, Ethan came up this weekend for a visit.

We all had a great time.

It was wonderful to see them, catch up and just all be in the same place at the same time.  

Mike is in the military, always in other countries, so when he has his boots in Maryland a quick trip up to PA isn't too tricky.  The thing is...his boots are hardly in Maryland.

We had a fun cookout at my place Saturday afternoon, celebrated some of the boys upcoming birthdays, then we took a quick ride up the Incline and then stayed up till the wee early hours of Sunday talking.  Perfection. 

I love my time with them. Wish we had more of it.

Hope you had a wonderful weekend too.

Hug the ones you love :)

taking a moment to say hi!

Post birthday celebrations, life has been going simply...too fast.
April has flown by. 

I have been super busy at working at one of our main yearly events, busy at nights going places and doing things, fun times with Lucy and Will, crafting, weekends are always a monster of a to-do list and then there is trying to fit in sleeping and being healthy. 

Exhausting but Excitingly Wonderful Exhausting.

Hoping that things slow down a bit but I doubt it.  

Oh and Spring is tulips, hyacinths and daffodils are starting to bloom, my grass is ready to be cut and weeds are ready to be pulled.

Slow down? Never! 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Someone just turned 30!

Let me take a second to hit pause.
Life has been majorly chaotic but I need to hit the brakes and wish my
dear, sweet and amazing friend a very Happy 30th Birthday!!!

Our dear McHottie joined the 30 club today.  

I mean...her 20's have been pretty spectacular so I am pretty sure her 30's will be even better!

Happy Birthday Alivia's Mommy!! You're a super duper shining star!!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Please hold...while I get a lot of stuff done

I know, I know.
I owe you guys like a million updates.
Life has been super busy.
Planning a big work event and when I get home I just don't feel like getting on the computer.
I promise after this weekend, I will be back. 
In the meantime...enjoy the adorable photo of Prince George. I mean...could he be any cuter?!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

A Little Girl Talk from Pam101: lucky, happy and now...34.

It’s no secret I love to celebrate my birthday.  I am pretty sure this will never change.  When people make that face that says, “Why would anyone want to celebrate their birthday” my response is simple, “why not?”

I am a big believer in living life to the fullest.  Make the most out of everyday, etc, etc.  Sure, I have bad days, we all do.  But I would way 90% of the time my cup is spilling over and life is rainbows, glitter, hearts and delicious chocolate cake with white buttercream icing.   I make a choice everyday to have the best day I can have.  To smile at those around me, to say hi to random folks…to wake up on the right side of the bed.   I choose happiness and joy over sulk and blegh (put that on my tombstone).

My birthday month has been better than wonderful.  Boo flew in from Texas, I laughed, ate and drank with my amazing friends, I relaxed, I spent time with my family, I had the most wonderful birthday dinner with my BFF’s.  My yard got covered in balloons, I wore a shower cap because it was the most brilliant way of wrapping a birthday gift, I ate too much cake, I drank too much wine, I am in need of sleep, I applied new anti-aging lotion (still look 30), I got lots of hugs, I got texts and calls from people I love, Facebook wishes came in all day, I got homemade birthday cards and some of the funniest and sweetest purchased cards.   

Birthdays are the most perfect time to celebrate you. To celebrate your life, what you have done, what you have achieved, what you haven’t achieved but want to, to focus on where you have been and where you want to go, to laugh at the past, to make wishes on candles, to sit with friends and family and drink homemade wine.  

I won’t tell you what I wished for on my amazing homemade cake last night (Shout out to Kylie’s mom, Wendy, for making the most delicious cakes).  I had 3 candles and each one had its own wish.  One was for me, one was for my BFF who is having her 3rd baby and the last one involves my favorite sports team and a certain shiny silver object.   I have a feeling 34 is going to be a great year. Not just for me but for those around me.

Tonight I am having my almost last birthday celebration.  Homemade dinner with my family.  Only a few more days in March…that means only a few more celebrations to be had.   

34 is going to be great. 

Happy 34th!

Great day!
Feelin blessed!
Feelin loved!
Life is good!

Monday, March 24, 2014

In 2 days

In 2 days, I celebrate my birthday.
My 34th Birthday.
34 awesome years.
Feeling lucky.
Feeling blessed.
Feeling like the best is yet to come.

PS- I love Birthday mail.

When you can't jet off to Paris

You know how Boo and I love Paris.
I mean...we love the city of light. The city of love. The city of amazing cheese, bread and fab women smoking ciggies.
Paris. Je Adore Paris!

With Boo in town...and leaving me today...we decided to have a nice brunch at this adorable little place called Tartine.  Located about 5 minutes from my house, this charming little place has everything we love.  Great French food, adorable atmosphere, lovely staff and above all...holy crap the cutest dog.  

Love you Boo. Thanks for being here. Thanks for being you. 

I do I top this weekend of wonderfulness?

What an amazingly awesome weekend.
I am sitting here in my now empty house (well empty except for Me and Hey Girl) thinking about how I have the best friends.
I love that they all spent their weekend with me. Celebrating life, toasting my birthday, eating deliciously bad food and enjoying every moment.
The biggest joy of the weekend? Having Boo here.

It's becoming a tradition that she is here to celebrate my birthday.
What more could a girl ask for?

This week the celebration continues. Dinners with family and friends. 

So hard to be healthy with all this amazing birthday food. Oh well, there is always tomorrow.

Hurray for amazing weekends!!!
Hurray for having the most amazing girlfriends!!! 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Let the Birthday Festivities BEGIN!

Boo is coming to the Burgh!
She lands in a few hours!

Dinner in the city tonight. 

Lots of fun plans for tomorrow.

So much fun will happen this weekend!


Can't believe I am going to be 27 again!!!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Yinzer Dinnerz Supper Club does Breakfast!

Our theme for March dinner was...Breakfast.

Blood Mary's
Hash Brown Casserole
Sausage, Gravy, Biscuit and Egg Casserole

Waffle Bar
Fruit Salad
Cream Cheese Sweetness Baked Goodness

We followed the rules of the Supper Club:  All made something delicious, lots of drinks were consumed and  lots and lots of laughter was had.  

Mr. Spice was the lone man.  Good thing he thinks we are all funny.  But poor guy needed a dude to hang out with.

This is what happens when you have a bunch of girls trying to figure out what
Beyonce is singing about in Drunk In Love.

Poor Justin. He had to listen to our nonsense.
Snuggies and Jammies!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Let's start the Birthday wishlist

Ok, so my first thing I was going to put on my Birthday wishlist was Matthew McConaughey's Alright Alright Alright t-shirt. But apparently they are sold out. 
Well, shit.

Anyway...I would love for the Birthday fairy to bring me Beyonce's latest CD, Beyonce

Going through a music phase.  Adding a few new albums to the wishlist.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Aaawwwwww YEA!

You all know I love to celebrate my birthday.
Lots of plans have been made.
People have been invited. 
Life's to short not to celebrate!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

A Little Girl Talk from Pam101: One Word

A while back, like New Years Eve back, some girlfriends and I had brunch.  We talked about normal girly things but being that we were so close to NYE we talked about Resolutions, or lack there of.  

My good friend, Kylie, mentioned this article she read about picking one word instead of making resolutions.  Which is a brilliant idea.  Words were tossed around...discussions were held and words were selected.  

It's no secret that I am very ambitious. I have so many goals, things I want to do, places I want to go, etc, etc. But I am horribly lazy.  Ambition and Lazy do not go together.  And half the time I am all over the place.  So, while I talked about the things I just mentioned I couldn't figure out what my word should be and then it hit me (well all of us).  

My word is... FOCUS.

I need to focus.  Focus on the things I want to do. Stop saying things...just do them.  I mean what is the worst that will happen?

My friend posted the word on my bathroom mirror so I can remember to FOCUS on my word.  And I will admit...this helps.  It is nice to be reminded everyday that there are things I want to do and if I FOCUS on them more than likely I am putting myself in a position to achieve them.  

What is your word for 2014?

Cams, Whiskey and the Pens lost

My good friend, Cams, came to visit me this weekend.  And while mother nature sorta jacked up the plan ( I mean seriously snow you can stop).  Anyway, we had a fun day catching up, enjoying walking around the Strip District , eating and drinking.  Speaking of drinking...we took a tour of Wigle Whiskey.  Who knew Pittsburgh had such an interesting history in the whiskey biz.  My good friends Carissa and Jacob joined us too.  From there we headed to the South Side for some beers and to watch the Pens vs Blackhawks game.  Shitty game...but good beers. 

It was a great weekend with a great friend!  Can't wait till I get up to Rochester to visit her!

Happy Belated Anniversary (with a dinner crasher)

Lucy wanted to see Liz and Justin.
It just happened to be the night of their 7th Anniversary.
Of course they didn't mind if we crashed their dinner.
Happy Anniversary to Lucy's (and mine too) Best Friends.

Sssshhhhh cute kids are sleeping.

Disney wiped these kids out. 
Serenity now.