Thursday, August 19, 2010

Schroon Lake in the Adirondacks

Katelyn and I just spent the last 3 days in the Adirondacks! My sister and her husband have a place there, they were nice enough to invite us and two more sister's and family. Seventeen in all,eleven kids and six adults, we had a great time.

Me with three of my four sisters
Water was warm but this is as wet as I got!
Kids did a lot of this
and this..
loved doing this...
and this....
cruising on this
At night we had these
And with this guy there is always this!

Katelyn and I had a great time...thanks Andres for sharing your vacation with us.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Creativity needed

Our new home has four fireplaces. That's four places that I'm clueless on how to decorate. One mantel is a struggle but four is an overload. Any thoughts ideas for a overwhelmed girl?

Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The what's and why's?

What I LOVE about Western New York,so far!

People are very friendly
Accents are really different, sounds like a mix of NY,Canada and Fargo North Dakota!
Everything is new and interesting to us
Lots of  choices of Mama and Pa diners and restaurants
Produce stands on the side of the road with NO one manning them, honor system applies

Ice cream!

What I don't understand about Western New York, so far!

Why are there so many Camaro's! I can't get that song out of my head...Bitchin Camaro!
Why does Nobody use their front door? The UPS guy keeps leaving packages at my side garage door that leads not into the house but a garage work shop. I guess some people have side entry doors. And yesterday I received a package and the mail lady went in my open garage and put it on top of my recycle can. I saw her coming up the drive, waited at the front door anxiously. Went to the garage and there she was in my garage, struck me as strange. 

Why do people park on their lawn, when they have a driveway and garage?

Why do restaurants serve a beer in a bottle only, where's my frosty mug or glass?

Why are there Garage Sales starting on a Friday?

Monday, August 9, 2010


Monday's always start a diet on a Monday. Today I'm starting new, taking a step towards a healthy lifestyle. I'm long over due and have lots of really good excuses but in the end I have only myself to blame. I'm going to make better choices and reintroduce my self to our mini gym in the basement. Drink more water, lots more and drink less or none of the hard stuff. Hard stuff being soda and alcohol wish me luck it's going to be hard. 

Our unpacking is going quite well, Katelyn has been a huge help and a good majority of the house is up and functioning. There are still boxes and boxes of stuff. Luckily we have a full unfinished basement that we can store everything. Our German movers did a great job, so far we have nothing broken. That's pretty good considering the distance and amount of time and people that handled and re-handled our stuff.  

I really like where we are living. My husband work is 8 minutes away, so he comes home at lunch almost everyday. I love how quiet it is here. I love hearing the Llama's from the farm below our house. Seeing deer wonder through our yard. I love being able to drive twenty minutes away and be at the largest mall around or go to down town Buffalo or cross the boarder and be in Canada. We are really looking forward to all the new sites to see within an hour of our home.

I think TODAY is a good day to start new, I'm sitting here in my living room and it is starting to feel like home. I'm really happy and comfortable now I need to go put on my yoga pants that have never been to a yoga class and dust off the elliptical machine and sweat!

Happy Monday! 

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tonight we are taking a break from unpacking and heading over to the neighbors for a get together. Our neighbors next door are really nice, she is from WNY and he is from Italy. They have invited us and two other families for a get to know ya outing and we are going to play some Bocce Ball.  They are big Bocce Ball players on a league and everything, I think it is big in this area, maybe an East Coast thing? My husbands work even has a league! I have played before, my parents had a set but it's been years. So tonight we learn from the WNY masters!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

August Already

I feel like summer has been a blurr. Finally the light at the moving tunnel is here, our sea container arrived at our home yesterday. Air Shipment arrived last week, everything is here safe and sound. Now the fun begins...there are so many boxes, everywhere I turn boxes and boxes. I just want to wiggle my nose and have it done! I know I have been waiting for this and it should feel like Christmas. But the big decisions like where to put the Tupperware and which drawer is the silverware are overwhelming me. Our house here has more rooms the fill than our other houses but less closets and smaller rooms. Suddenly I hate everything we own and can't believe we have lived with it for so long. Okay I think it may be the overwhelming part of me talking....!
I have plenty of time so I'm taking room by room. I hope my motivation kicks in, right now I want to continue to sit on back porch sipping my coffee listening to the birds.

We really love our neighborhood, it's so peaceful. The neighbors we have met seem very nice. We received Zucchini bread for one, Blueberry cake from another, Sparkling white wine from one and Oatmeal cookies from another....not a bad welcome!

Okay off to find a home for the 20 boxes in my kitchen!

Happy Tuesday!