EXPLANATION / EXCUSE : Pardon our Appearance

The posts on this page are from the online scrapbook I started 3 years ago.


It was not compatible with this site to import.

So I imported entries to Blogger and from there was able to import them here.

They are a bit of a mess. But they are here.

One by one I'll go thru and try and make them pretty or attach a picture, but for now they are safe and sound here at our new site.



Pweeze can we go to the pen and pencil? (Space Center)
Aiden :
It's OK to call me Pumpkin..
K... IDK. Spider Pig, the text tone of choice.


Tue, Dec 18, 2007 10:10 AM
Happy Birthday Gooey.. 13 years old.. Just a baby. A baby that is 2 inches taller than I am. Annual Birthday Party/Sleepover sponsored by your favorite Aunties. With 13 of your favorite friends. We now have an official TEENAGER in the house. A teenager and a two year old? Is it weird that they are strangely similar? Happy Birthday Oldest Baby, We love you.


Fri, Jan 18, 2008 8:07 AM

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, Happy New Year!
Slacking just a little..
Everyone had much fun at Christmas.
Aiden finally got the idea of Santa and had himself so excited that it was like watching a good movie. Emily had spent since Thanksgiving making a Christmas Wish list, everyday without fail she asked for EVERYTHING PRINCESS. Nicole had requested clothes and wouldn'tja know.. That's what Santa brought her, lots of clothes. *her pants are 3 inches too long for me, so I can't even "borrow" any. If you have a min. I put up a video of our CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA.. Dan and I didn't do gifts for each other, but with the help (Christmas $) of our loving families we bought the kitchen some UPGRADED appliances. I heart my new dishwasher, stove and microwave. They were not born before me and therefore when I ask them to please perform, they do. Our old appliances would say "WHEN I FEEL LIKE IT, or I'M OLDER THAN YOU SO LEAVE ME ALONE. A huge Thank you to our families for their generous gifts, it has saved my sanity


Sun, Dec 16, 2007 6:23 PM
I didn't forget about Disney.. But my loving husband has been working some crazy hours, thus leaving me all alone with my (loud) active children. Actually, Nicole spends every moment at either school or Cheerleading, so I don't even have her help.. It's the under 5 crowd that's killing me. I know poor ME! 2007 Disney Highlights: Per usual, Tourgide Danielle managed to plan our entire trip down to every last detail. We had groceries delivered to the house as we got off the plane! THANK GOD! .. Aiden + Hungry + sick of the plane = CRANKY. We were lucky enough to dodge that bullet. All the Chesley Babies are growing up, Kurtis has moved up the ranks to OLDEST TEENAGER. Emily has decided that Kurt will be her PRINCE and she will marry him when she grows up. And let me tell ya, Emily does not take marriage lightly. For at least the last 6 months Aiden was her prince and she was going to marry him, and there was no talking her out of it. However, it appears that Aiden has been replaced by Kurtis. Her exact reason " Aiden drools too much." She has a point. He does. Let it be recorded in stone (or on the internet, same thing) that for the first time Mister Christopher Ford shed all apprehension and went of EVERY ROLLER COASTER there was. He was very brave. Emily is obsessed with princesses, but when the time came to meet them, she froze. These are the princess whose faces are on her bed, pillows, toothbrush,plate, cup and pj's. It might freak a person out to see them come to life. She eventually warmed up to everyone. She had no choice, she had to protect the Princesses from her BROTHER. Belle from Beauty and the Beast mentioned that she was going to the Ball with the Beast later that evening. Never under any circumstances say the word BALL around Aiden. He went crazy. Jumping and crouching hitting an imaginary ball and yelling at Belle in his man voice. "Ball? I play Ball. I play baseball. Soccer Ball. I love football. " Emily was so embarrassed she hid under her shirt. Poor girl. This is only the beginning. Left Florida and it was a balmy 75ish degrees and landed in Manchester, NH to the first snow of the season. The kids were so happy to see Yellow House with snow. Thanksgiving was filling and shopping has been an adventure. Next up Nicole's Birthday and then Christmas! How could I be busy?