Thursday, December 30, 2010

Want to know why we skip putting ornaments on the tree....

Yup that would be my trouble maker Gumba in the middle of the tree..
He is lucky he is so cute!

Happy New Year Everyone!!

Shelly <3

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

Today is Christmas Eve, and I just had a wonderful dinner downstairs with my mom and step-dad. We also celebrate Damien's birthday. His birthday is the day after christmas, Yea a kinda sucky He always gets jipped so we try to do something special. Outside of christmas.

We do christmas eve with my family. Then christmas day damiens family comes over. This year his mom's fiance is also joining us. Along with Johnny who is his best friend and over all the time anyway. He is just family. His wife has to work, so we invited him over, no need to eat alone when we will have plenty. So while we may not have alot of presents this year. I usally go all out and get something speical for everyone. This year I did the best I could on a limited budget, but no where near what I usally do. 
People seemed to like everything so I'm good with that. 

Well what I was trying to get at is we may not have alot of presents this year under the tree, but we will have family. And that is the real reason of chrismas, to be surronded by the one's you love.

So I want to wish everyone out there a Merry Christmas! 
Damien and I - Christmas Eve - 2010
Happy Holidays!

Shelly <3

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

More Katie...

Holding Katie for the first time

Momma Patti and Baby Katie

All that holding and cooing over her is tiring work. She drank a bottle and promptly fell asleep. ;)
She is 1 week and 1 day old..

Shelly <3


When I first started blogging I mainly did it for picture posts to enter on certain sites. I never thought I would actually find people who care about you even though you have never met in person.
I may not get alot of followers on this blog but the couple I do are the best anyone can ask for.

So today I wanted to give a little time to the 2 people who mainly comment on my blog, Who see me through bad posts and good posts. Who make comments that make me smile and cry. 

Mainly for you 2 to invest your time in me. Even if we have never met in person. Even if we are only online friends, you two both mean alot to me. Just know that every comment written from you guys makes my  heart smile. That there are people out there who read my thoughts, who look at my pictures. when at times I feel people in my real life really do not listen to me, Or I don't really express myself as openly. 

Thank you, for being there and always listening. Though you both have things going on in your own lives, you still take that time to read mine. And that means more to me then both of you will ever know.

Now,  I know you both know who you are, but what is a little shameless blog plug right?

So maybe I have some lurkers who don't comment, if so check out these 2 lovely ladies blogs. 

Mrs C @ Homeschool and Ect.  and Lisa over at - My Version of my life 

You won't be disappointed in either one, trust me.

So as another year is almost up, Thank you Lisa and Mrs. C - You were there for me when some of the worst things happened this year, and I appreciate every word that was typed. Thank you both once again and I Hope the new year brings good things for both you and your beautiful family's.
<3 <3 Shelly


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Katie Lou - 2 Days Old

Today I got to meet my new little Cousin. Sure she slept the whole time but what else do you do when you are 2 days old?

She is Absolutely beautiful, perfect in every way. Patti is also doing well. She looked really good today and is going home tomorrow. Sam is overjoyed to be a Big Sister..

I do have to say this is my first time taking pictures of a newborn. These are just the first of many that I will snap in her lifetime.. however I think a couple turned out really good. Now if I could just figure out how to use photoshop I might be able to make them great!

Til next time 

Shelly <3

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Welcome to the Family..

My Cousin and Best friend had her baby girl yesterday.
 There was some extra fluid around that baby so they decided to induce her .  Her due date was supposed to be the 22nd. The baby was measuring big enough and her head was down, so it was all scheduled for the 14th. So she headed in at 7am.. 
Me and my mom went to see DreamGirls yesterday also. (More on that in another post)
So we were waiting for a call all day, or a text or anything to let us know what was going on.
6pm.. Still nothing, The show started at 7:30..I finally heard that there was nothing going on yet right before the show started. While Patti was ready for her to come out, the baby had other ideas and decided to turn around. So the doctors were trying to get her to turn around again. The show started so  I had my phone on vibrate just in case they called they could leave a message.

Right at Intermission I get a call from Patti's Sister
Katherine Louise O'Donnell ( she will be called Katie)  6 pounds 10oz

Via C-Section, she just was not cooperating. Patti is doing well. I talked to her a bit today, she's sore but good. and the Baby is doing great. So My favorite 5 yr old 
Sam - is now a BIG Sister!
 while in reality we are only cousins, I am auntie to Sam and Katie, we are just really close.
I cannot wait to go meet little Katie, and I am sure I will have lots of adorable pictures to share soon!

Welcome to the world Katie! 

Shelly <3

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Letter...

Well it came today.. Fidelis on the cover of the envelope.. The place where I interviewed 2 weeks ago..
and it says...with my thoughts in green...
Dear Shelly,
We would like to Thank you for your interest in the position. Although (now you know it's going downhill from here) we were impressed with your experience
and credentials, we are pursuing a candidate who was a closer match to our needs at this time.

We wish you great success on your future endeavors.

So there you have it, you just aren't good enough for what we need. It's not a huge shock as I figured it did'nt get it when I did'nt get a call back right away.

It's really not the end of the world I am sure something else will come up, I would lie if I said i'm a not a little disappointed. In myself mostly, wonder what it was I could have done a little better to make myself stick out more.. What I can do differently on the next interview.. which I am guessing probably won't be until after the holidays, who wants to hire someone the week before Christmas?  Oh well at least I have one interview under my belt.. I guess On to the next!

Shelly <3

I Heart Faces - Pets

I think every Time a Pet week comes up at I heart Faces it is the most difficult week to choose a picture to enter. If you could enter more then one I would be golden, but alas only one photo allowed. During the pet week it really doesn't have to be a pet, mainly just a animal face instead of a human.

I have so many pictures of my Cats and of friends animals,that I could choose. But I did go to the zoo this summer and I got some great shots of some animals you just don't see everyday.

now to choose just one is the problem..
I think I will go with this beautiful Brown Bear ...

He just looks so happy sitting there in the sun..and as I am in Buffalo, NY and under a lot of snow, I love thinking of the warm summer days in the future..So head on over to I Heart Faces for more pictures of beautiful animals small and large!

Til Next Time
 Shelly <3

Friday, December 10, 2010

Random Fun Old Photos..

Just because I have been in a funk lately, let's liven it up a bit with some old photos of me.. 

It's always fun looking at old pictures.. you can't help but smile..

Me and My Puffalump.. The Original Pillow Pet!!

Me @ 3yrs old

My 8th grade graduation

Me and my Brother,Ronnie - newborn , Me - 7yrs old

Halloween not sure what year..1989?? I am the Pound Puppy

Me and Damien - 2001 I think..
I Love looking back at old photos..How about you??

Til Next time

Shelly <3

Monday, December 6, 2010

I Heart Faces - Self Portrait

This week at I heart face's the theme is Self Portrait:

I like this self portrait even though you can see the back round, It makes it real. A little clutter,  a cat. Yup that's my house..
Head on over to I Heart Faces for more Self Portraits!

Shelly <3

Saturday, December 4, 2010


Car - Unburied.. But unfortunately not working.. I am not sure what is wrong with it.. Have to get it towed somewhere and get it fixed before Monday so Damien can go to work.

I was supposed to have a girls night tonight, Which I had to cancel with no car to get to it..

Damien and I were supposed to go see the new Harry Potter movie tommrow and go out to dinner. That is not happening anymore.. no car and the money we did have now has to go to the towing and the fixing of the car.

Honestly I'm very disappointed. This was our date night I was looking forward to for 2 weeks. We have not gone anywhere together for a night out since he proposed back in June, as shortly after we both got laid off. Since he got his job back and we have not gone anywhere we were finally going to go see Harry Potter and go to Dinner. It;s not easy getting Dam out of the house, so when he agrees to do something I'm excited.

But the weather and our crappy car ruined it all. I know there are worse things that can happen, but I am sick of Disappointment. Whenever the car is broken we fight. Its just not fun. I'm sure tommrow will be better. Just sucks a little right now..

Well I am sure you don't all want to hear me whine. I promise next post will be better.


Friday, December 3, 2010

That's no Snow Pile... *edited* with some updated pics

  See that Snow Pile there.. that is my Car!
and me..

Shelly <3

*EDIT* to add some of the progress, we will tackle the rest tomorrow

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Snow please Stop... Edited with more photos

So I was talking yesterday about the crazy snowstorm we were having. It continued all night long and we are covered in snow. The cars are covered completely, The schools are closed. You can't even drive down the street without getting stuck. 

Here are a couple pictures from my top porch, or really my hand sticking out the door because I can not get out the door the snow is too high. 

Some people are stuck on the thruways still from last night. Over 7 hours. and it is still snowing. The joy of Lake Effect Snow.. I just hope it stops soon.. we need to dig ourselves out!

Frozen in Buffalo
Shelly <3

*EDIT* with a bunch more photos, I decided to go outside and check it out..

That is my car.. can you see the window??? This will be fun digging out tomorrow..

My Snow Mobile er.. I mean car..

My Street

cant even drive down it

My front yard

Crazy big snow piles

Front Yard

My Drive way

Me out in the snow.. The Piles are Huge, Im in the drive way here.