Happy Happy Joy Joy

This weekend I am having my nieces over for the WHOLE WEEKEND! I'm so excited, but not as excited as my kids are going to be, lol.

DH and I went to the store and pretty much bought out the snack aisle.  I thought to myself, they are gonna LOVE coming to Aunt Tracey's house, then I thought, wait I gotta give this junk food to my kids too!  Hence the phrase YOLO! (you only live once).

We are gonna watch movies and stay up late and bake pies and eat pizza and everything is just going to run perfectly smooth............RIGHT???

Fortunately I'm finally getting over this cold that has been lingering around the house.  I think the chicken noodle soup my sister made me definitely helped


Doesn't it look yummy?


We also celebrated our 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY! Whoa. It's funny to think about it like that, because really DH and I have been together for about 13 years now.  Since I was 18 and a freshman in college (man I miss those days).  Life with DH isn't always 100% roses and cupcakes but it's an adventure I'm thankful I've got a front row seat to.

We went to Philly for the day on Veteran's Day because I have off and he took a vacation day.  We had so much fun just being tourists. We ate breakfast a the Reading Terminal, than we shopped and walked and shopped. Had drinks at A BAR - PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE try this place if you are ever in town.  It was the best part of our day. and I highly recommend The Picket Fence as a drink.  I probably could have had 10.

Lunch was served at Luke's Lobster. It was good but I think my mind had already been blown from the drinks we had previously.

So Friday was our real anniversary.  Since we already went out and had an ER trip that morning (more on that later), we stayed in.  Had some great cheeses and ordered appetizers from a nearby restaurant. All in all - I'd say it was a success!


We were supposed to visit with my newest nephew again, but since Chewy (AKA Matthew) had some issues (again ER trip), we stayed home while DH had some fun with his brother....Looks like Chewy was still a little out of it, hahaha.


So to make a long story short, Matthew had an allergic reaction.  Thursday morning he had hives but Urgent Care said it was ringworm. Cut to the next day, it had gotten worse and was swelling his eyes so momma bear came roaring and said enough is enough, it's ER time.

Turns out it was NOT ringworn. We now have an allergist appointment scheduled for next month.  Sounds like a nightmare, but you gotta do what you gotta do. All in all, it wasn't that bad and it could have beeen a lot worse, so I'll thank my lucky stars.

So changing subjects, I really needed to write another blog post, I was going crazy seeing the pic of me and my mom every time I came back to the blog.  I don't want every post to be sad and about her but even at lunch today I told DH, "I'm sad that I don't know when I'll ever not be sad". I hate to be so cliche, but it's a feeling you will never understand until you live it. I could say a million more things but I want to keep the post light and happy.  

Matthew and Emma are happy and thriving.  Emma may kill me with potty training and Matthew apparently only needs 5 - 6 hours of sleep a night to function, but my children are my life. My children are pure and perfect and I made those little snot buckets. They came out of my body after I grew them for almost a year.  It's pretty crazy if you really think about it sometimes (cliche #2 of the day). I wrestle with not spending as much time as I want to with me but that's for a different day. 

Well, Until Next Time........



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