Friday, June 3, 2011

Western Mass Tornado

So, it's no surprise that we were all hit with a rude awakening 2 days ago that "anything can happen," even something like a tornado that usually only happens in the south. Everyone was affected in some way from that devastation! We should all be so grateful that we still have homes to live in. Unfortunately, Nancy's car fell victim to the tornado, but luckily everyone is ok. Let it be a lesson to all of us not to take anything for granted, especially life.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

To tube or not to tube....

I always knew that Mamahood would be a big responsibility, but I didn't realize all the stresses and worries that would go with it. I am battling a decision that seems like a no-brainer!

My sweet little girl has been dealing with ear infection upon ear infection since September. The current one has been since late March and did not want to go away. After 3 cycles of different antibiotics, she is finally starting to get better. I learned yesterday during her hearing test that she cannot hear. It saddened me to see her head turn the opposite way of the noise. Then at the test that checks the response to the eardrum, I learned that her ears are so filled with fluid that the eardrum is not responding either....You can imagine how much I wanted to cry when I saw that my 16 month old can't hear well, and I have no idea for how long.

After seeing the doctor, I am more confused than ever. He admitted that her hearing level is very low and she has lots of fluid...BUT he said that the decision goes either way. He could do the surgery and it will probably do wonders, but it could also possibly go away on its own. His suggestion was to give it a little more time and see. He said that if I choose to go forward with the surgery, he is all for it. He confessed that I live with her and see what she has gone through, so it's up to me. I reluctantly agreed to wait a bit, but I haven't sat still about this since. My gut strongly tells me that it will help her immensely. My feeling is that she has been going for possibly months without hearing, why torture her and keep it up. But, there's also the conservative side of me that is scared of putting my baby under anesthesia. Everyone I talk to that knows her history, thinks we should go for it. I'm torn.....Do I stand up for her as her mother and take the plunge or go the conservative route and wait a little while????

Sunday, April 17, 2011

New Challenge

It's Sunday night, Amazing Race just finished and I'm reflecting on a day in which my son was celebrated by my amazing family and our closest friends.

It was an absolutely perfect day and we couldn't have asked for more!

You should have saw the way it started!..haha... (as I laugh to myself). Getting out of the house these days is no easy feat but by far the funniest today was my husband getting ready.

We get dressed up here and there to go out but he does not wear a tie on a daily basis what so ever. He always manages but today he wanted his tie to be perfect and they usually end up looking something like this:

Needless to say, this look wasn't going to cut it today. So while I was getting Keaton dressed and ready to go (actual pictures to come at a later time) He Youtubed "How to tie a windsor knot" and just kept getting fustrated because no matter how closely he followed, the tie still looked like this:

(I'm sure you get the picture) So I think my new challenge to myself is to learn how to perfectly tie a tie so I can do it for him!

What is your new challenge this week?

Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday Funday

Daycare was closed today which means a day off for mommy too! YEAH!!

Since Keaton and Molly go to daycare together, Kelli and I were able to plan a breakfast and Kristyn was home with Jacoby so lets just say it was a party!

It was great that the 3 of us were able to get together this morning because its hard to get together with all of our crazy lives.... Here is a look into our friday funday:

Cobeman making mommy's coffee "yummy" what you can't see is the butter, salt and pepper that is also mixed in :) He is so sweet and I could have spent the whole day with him!

Nugget just chillin' in his pink floyd t... this one's for you Auntie Jill!

Kelli and Molly... poor Molly not feeling too well!

Enjoy your weekends



Tuesday, April 5, 2011

I am THAT person..

That person who says they are going to blog and then something else comes up... like work, or house work, or the baby, or zumba, or or or I dunno, life in general I guess!

I did work on Krissy's challenge though. I started on a saturday because it was easier and have done it since.. Can I tell you that 1.) I hate self portraits 2.) 3 months after having a baby and I'm a frump 3.) I hate self portraits

But GREAT challenge Krissy.. Now I can really see what I look like before I leave the house (not that I have time to change but it's ok). I am more aware now and will maybe put better outfits together from the get-go.

So without further ado... let's get this embarrassing show on the road:

(all pictures were taken with a camera phone in awful light - plesae excuse the under exposure)


Saturday was a day filled with errands and a much needed pedicure. I wanted to wear my skinny jeans but I knew that skinny jeans and a pedicure wouldn't fly because then I would never get the leg massage I oh so needed.

Here is what I looked like

Scarf - Old Navy

Navy Blue T - Gap

Sweater - The Loft

Jeans - Gap long and lean (which make me look neither)

Hair just pulled back blah....

My favorite accessiores for a Saturday (not pictured)

my oversized sunglasses - Banana Republic

A Dunkin Donuts coffee


Sunday was a day that was filled with some errands and a family walk and nap!

White T - Gap

Blue wrap - Banana Republic

Skinny Jeans - Old Navy

Tiffany bracelet

Ugg boots

FLAT hair (notice a trend?)

Monday = WORK.... I have been back to work for 4 weeks now and our new schedule means that I have to pick out an outfit the night before or else all hell breaks loose... We are all late or I break down crying because something doesn't fit.. so here goes

Black Cardigan - Express

Embilshed tank - Forever 21

Black Pants - Banana Republic

Tiffany's bracelet

FLAT hair (bangs pulled back - I'm growing them out again)


Ah my late night at work.. work until 6pm get home at 7pm.. :(

White button down - NY and Co

Navy Blue Cardi - JCrew

Khakis - Gap

Chunky silver neckalce - Express

FLAT hair

We will be continuing this for the rest of the week but I can't promise that it will get much better! haha.. I think the zumba classes need to be stepped up and then a shopping spree is in order...

Plus, isn't he much more fun to dress now?!


FAB 5, Y'all have been pore participants this past week so far, I am very disappointed : P

Just so you know, I didnt shower until 3 pm on Sunday and didn't bother to dress in anything other than my sweatpants and never did my hair, or put make up on.  Although it rained the passed 2 days I made a bit of an effort, not much though....

You can check it out here

I need a vaca....

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Saturday Refresher

Maybe y'all didn't get the idea... or I am guessing you're all in comfy pants and t-shirts today! (I am in comfy pants now, but I even made an attempt to wear shoes out with heals on them which I never do anymore) I am a flat queen - in more ways than one I should say too. 1 being flat hair - so I neeeeeeddd this stuff to get some uuumphh.

2 - Think I am the flattest of the Fab 5 speaking - that flat would need a push up once in awhile I guess

and 3 - is the obvious FLAT shoes, love FLAT shoes!

But I woreeeee heals today! Boots, but with heals.

Boots - Macy's
Jeans - Nordstrums 'Mek's'
Tank - Banana Repub
White Cotton Cardi - Lands End
Belt - we'll say vintage since it was mom's when I was like 4
Hair - you saw it, Bed Head!

Yesterday though, the weather was much less desirable to get dressed....

Blue Sweater (in honor of Autism awareness Friday) - Target
Hunter Wellies - Again
Skinny jeans - White House Black Market
And.... FLAT Hair

So its back!
Oh and Necklace for a little dress me up - since im trying to be a lil' less Casual...

Here's what I wore before I remembered Katie, the special Ed specialist she is, reminded me of Autism Awareness Friday, even though I figured the down town clients i'd be dealing with really wouldn't be aware I felt deamed :)

Thankfully I changed too, because after looking at this picture below, I dont like it at all!

 So then I was on my way to work finally, after my mom came to watch the kids, because they were sick and she ordered me to stay until 10 am so I could help her order her, her Reba tix (laugh)!

thought you would all love to see what time I went to work and left at 4pm... and had to pick up a dunk-a-chino, it had been awhile

And anyone who can desipher what this goo has been stuck in my car for months and why it hasnt been cleaned is beyond me, wins a free coffee on me :)

Thursday, March 31, 2011

New Spring Task/Mission Girls!

Hi Girls!
Here's a new task/mission to try out, all because I want some help. Task is to picture yourself at some point each day for the next week or so and post it and talk about what you're wearing, why you are wearing it etc. Mission is to see how you really look each day, step out of a "usual dressing" rutt like myself. We'll critique what we think of eachother in all honesty, I swear be honest about me at least! I want hair help, accessory help, make up help and suggestions, anything that you think of. Ill post looks I would love to try too or things I think would be great on each of you too! It will be fun yet helpful I think too.... What do you say???? (Yesterday I did a post about what I wore Weds. and I did not like what I saw in the camera, which is what gave me this idea... So I pictured myself today too - totally not self admiration, just task/mission to attend to)

What I started in...

Cardigan - Limited
Tank - Khols
Jeans - Anthropolgy J Brand
Boots - Macy's

Tried to style my hair, give it more volume... but its still so drab. I asked Genn, who you can find through my other blog as to how a good way to get some oomph and style... Think I just need some new product, maybe a cut too. (BTW, you would love Genn's brother's music)

 Just thought this picture below was freaky hahahhaha...

Then came the cobeman....

Who is much cuter to photgraph....


Phineaus in the boot...

Here is what I ended in after hearing it may rain/snow today, yuck!
Cap - Jill's
Scarf - H&M
Black Knit UGGS - Nordstums

Here is something I would've loved to wear today.... which I probably could have minus the bag.

Things I could wear if I didnt live in the NE!

I love Nicole Richie today BTW!

One last food for thought, my mom decided to tell me that she heard the rain coming through the NE is suspected to carry some of the radiation from Japan... True , not True, My moms quirky findings, but hey use an UMBRELLA if it rains!!!!! and God Bless Japan :(

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Fab 5 Of American Idol

This season of American Idol could very well be the best season ever! Here's the breakdown of my Fab 5:
James is beyond Phenomenal
Pia is sensational
Paul is Ridiculously Amazing
Casey is Incredible
Scotty is so Fun and Youthful

In all honesty, I don't see what the judges see in Jacob. He does nothing for me. I like Lauren, but I'm not sure she has it to win. Thia is adorable and sweet. The rest I have no comment about because they do nothing for me! Who's your Fab 5 of American Idol?????

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Really interesting article on diamonds!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Morning Delight to Sh!t

What a day so far! We had a leprechaun visit and make a tower in our house this morning...

obviously poor quality photo, i have better ones on my camera not downloaded yet

Jacoby woke up and I went to get him and had him look over the balcony and he goes... "mommy, was dat?" I say: a leprechaun was here! He says: A lep - chaun build a taw - urr? I say: yes Jacoby yes he did, lets go wake up cammi and tell her!

He then proceeds to run in her room stuttering a lepachaun here cammi! Cam refuses to get out of bed and is now yelling my ears my ears! (apparently Jacoby's wake up call didnt go over well) She eventually gets up, we go down stairs and they pull the stools over and sit and stare at the "taw-urr" (tower) in aww and keep pointing at new discoveries they see on it, like Phineas, the bananas etc.

Everything was going, got them dressed, fed and all ready to go on time for once... I was very proud and they got to enjoy a st. patty's morning.  Then I get in the car... its on E instantly so I had to the nearest gas station, full service sunoco looked good. I say please just put 30 because i was in a rush and wanted to make sure cam got to school on time. The gas is pumpling the lady comes out and says, im sorry but I ran the card 2x and its not going through. SH!T I panic!

Like huh, I know theres money in there, like those stupid deadbeat people. I have no other means of payment on me at the time, what do I do!!!!
I call Z, no answer, no text answer also...
The kids are fine and dandy though...

After Cam's drop off, i check the computer at my mom's and find a huge debit. Freak out, check it still have no idea, call the bank, still no idea blablabla. Finally a few hours later Z decided to call me back! He did it, and just hadn't got to transfering the $ this morning but it was on his agenda! You know what I said, sitting at a gas station trying to figure out how to pay for my already pumped gas WAS NOT on my agenda this morning Thanks! Grr.

Happy ST PATTY'S Day Girls

Top O' The Morning To Ya My Little Lassies

My little Leprechaun (Molly) is talking up a storm and taking lotsa steps! Where does the time go? Kristyn, I'm sure you ask yourself that question every day! Nancy and Laura, cherish those baby moments with your little lads, because the first year flies by too fast! Jillian, my dear -- your mommy days are soon to come. My gut tells me sooner than later....Hmmm is my intuition onto something???? After my no weightloss meltdown yesterday, I had an epiphany! In honor of the song we heard at our, what was it junior prom....This is the time to remember, these are the days to hold on to! Let's embrace our 30's and make this the best decade ever! Laura and I are soon to follow your lead! Love ya ladies and Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

American Idol

I love american idol!!! I have so many favorites!

Ashton and Haley I think are next to go

What Gives????

It's very frustrating when you try and try.....and don't succeed! I think I'm past the point of saying, "I need to lose my baby weight." Considering my daughter is 15 months old, I can't really call it "baby weight" any more! Having said that, it's very discouraging when you eat healthy and exercise....and don't see the results! C'mon ladies, I need some motivation to keep me going! Anyone up for walking? Not today,'s raining out! Happy Wednesday to all! ~Kelli

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Hello Blog World!

Wow my first ever post! Tons of fun! Krissy I'm glad that you said that you like Phish in your description of yourself! I got tickets to Mansfield and Bethel!! Psyched!! PS how do you put pictures on this silly thing!!

Whats for Dinner???

Z first brought home a winning ticket for the MassMillions tonight! Obviously all will benifit if we win, because Im just that giving ; D

Here was my dinner tonight which was fantastic! Who knew a grilled Ham and Swiss would hit the spot. The rest in honor of St Patty's Day gathered for some Corned Beef and SaurerKraut (spelt incorrect b/c I do not care)

Lastly, as usual Bomps ended the dinner proceedings with one of his famous gasious surprises, Completely unnecessary! Will he ever learn, look a Cobes poor face... and Camryn went running away yelling "Bompa smalls!"

Just a typical night for us Mekal's, not getting home on time for the kids to be in bed at 8 pm, but we still have a half hour for bath, dressing, teeth brushing, stories and chasing and bribing them into to be.....

Can it be done!!!!???

Good night Y'all!
Krissy *

Get the feel Get used to it

When you have assumed your rolls here, comment. Hows the design, any other idea??? My first is for Laura to create our "button". And I am trying to find out how to create multiple pages so we can have other tabs too??? Kelli any idea on that one???