Wednesday, April 24, 2024

What's Up Wednesday: April 2024


Hi Friends!  


FIRST THINGS FIRST TODAY.  Happy Happy Birthday Eva!  You are TEN...Double Digits!  WOW! Hope it is the best birthday ever.  We have grand plans as we celebrate with the grandparents tonight, in NYC starting tomorrow and with her friends in early May...stay tuned for all of the festivities!  WE LOVE YOU PIDGE!


It is time for my favorite linkup of the month when we share What's UP With Us...love seeing what  you are all up to and sharing what is keeping us busy around here!  Yeah for spring! We are entering my favorite time of year!  Without further ado, I am answering the questions below...

What We're Eating This Week

Monday Grilled Marinated Chicken, Rice and Broccoli

Tuesday Grilled Steak, Potatoes and Corn

Wednesday Eva's Birthday Dinner- Takeout from Pasquales

Thursday through Sunday- Eating in NYC during Diana's Last Dance Comp of the Season!

What I'm Reminiscing About

Since we are headed back to the Big Apple, I have been reminiscing about past trips- it is one of our favorite destinations and each time we go, we always make sure to check out something new to us.  We have done the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, The Empire State Building, Central Park, Theater, a Movie (that Diana was actually in), Shopping and The Rockettes Christmas Spectacular.  This time we are doing a boat tour and visiting the Statue of Liberty and seeing Wicked on Broadway!  While the girls are in dance classes, Rob and I will walk and explore and then the rest of the weekend will be observing Diana's dance competition and grabbing quick bites when we can!



What I'm Loving

My Girls of course BUT loving how exciting things have been with both of them and enjoying that excitement with them is pure joy for me!

What We've Been Up To

We celebrated Easter Weekend with those we love and some of our favorite traditions


We celebrated the end of an amazing hockey season!


I hosted a little bday get together for Lea and we had a blast


We enjoyed a crazy family walk with Remi....sigh...


Diana did well at the Nuvo Dance Convention in Boston

We enjoyed the Solar Eclipse!


I have been really into heated yoga again


Eva WOW'd us as Marlin in Finding Nemo Jr!


We started our Date Walks again and they make my heart happy :)

Diana did really well at the Headliners Comp- 3rd place for her solo- 1st place for two different group #s and 2nd place for another one!


I participated in Career Day at Eva's school and we all had a blast


Eva loved dressing up for Colonial Day!


Diana had a blast at the New England Drama Festival

We visited Grammy and have felt her around more than ever


Mama and Laurel finally caught up!


and someone has been putting in some driving hours- pray for me ;)

What I'm Dreading

Nothing at the moment- FOLLOWING THE JOY

What I'm Working On

Family- Work- Balance

What I'm Excited About

Spring and Summer!  Bring on the warm weather!

What I'm Watching/Reading

A great documentary on Netflix called "What Jennifer Did"

Re-watching/Binging the Series "Never Have I Ever" with the Girls

and Rob and I are still working our way through "Blue Bloods"

My two books for April were

"Do Not Disturb" by Freida McFadden 

Another Winner!

To avoid spending her life in prison, Quinn makes a run for it. She leaves behind her home, her job, and her family. She grabs her passport and heads for the northern border before the police can discover what she’s done.

But when an unexpected snowstorm forces her off the road, Quinn must take refuge at the broken-down, isolated Baxter Motel. The handsome and kindly owner, Nick Baxter, is only too happy to offer her a cheap room for the night.

the Baxter Motel isn’t the quiet, safe haven it seemed to be. The motel has a dark and disturbing past. And in the dilapidated house across the way, the silhouette of Nick's ailing wife is always at the window. Always watching.

In the morning, Quinn must leave the motel. She'll pack up her belongings and get back on the road to freedom.

But first, she must survive the night.

and "First Lie Wins" by Ashley Elst

another great thriller!

Evie Porter has everything a nice, Southern girl could want: a perfect, doting boyfriend, a house with a white picket fence and a garden, a fancy group of friends. The only catch: Evie Porter doesn’t exist.

The identity comes first: Evie Porter. Once she’s given a name and location by her mysterious boss Mr. Smith, she learns everything there is to know about the town and the people in it. Then the mark: Ryan Sumner. The last piece of the puzzle is the job.

Evie isn’t privy to Mr. Smith’s real identity, but she knows this job will be different. Ryan has gotten under her skin, and she’s starting to envision a different sort of life for herself. But Evie can’t make any mistakes--especially after what happened last time.

Because the one thing she’s worked her entire life to keep clean, the one identity she could always go back to—her real identity—just walked right into this town. Evie Porter must stay one step ahead of her past while making sure there’s still a future in front of her. The stakes couldn't be higher--but then, Evie has always liked a challenge...

What I'm Listening To

Taylor Swift's New DOUBLE Album

"Tortured Poets Department"

What I'm Wearing

More and more business attire and I have loved it- things are picking up all around- more client visits- more networking events and photo shoots for my 2nd job too....sneak peak here....

I will have more fun and casual outfits to show you after our little trip to NYC!



 What I'm Doing This Weekend

We will be in NYC for Diana's last Dance Comp of the Season AND sneaking in some walking and exploring while there- can't wait to see Central Park again!

What I'm Looking Forward To Next Month

So much goodness in May- Eva's Taylor Swift Birthday Party with her Friends- Lunch with Janie- Celebrating BA's Birthday- Diana's Cabaret Show- Nantucket with the Girls and Memorial Day Weekend which will be full of the first Softball Tournament of the Season AND a quick weekend in  Florida for Diana and me so we can surprise our Harry at his show :)


What Else Is New?

I think I covered it!

Favorite Recent Amazon Purchase


Doggy Wipes for My Little Pal

So What's UP With YOU?


Natasha said...

Oh enjoy NYC and Wicked!!! You have a FUN weekend ahead of you!!!

Maria Rineer said...

Oh my goodness! So much good stuff has happened and will happen soon. Can´t wait to hear about your long weekend in NYC which includes a dance competition. Your upcoming May sounds like it will be chock full of good things. Love the head shot- you need to share your secret for turning back the hands of time- you could pass for someone who is in her thirties!!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you have a fun weekend ahead! I've also been listening to Tay on repeat. SUCH a good album!

Tanya said...

Have fun in NYC...it never disappoints! I loved reading about your month in review!

Joanne said...

NYC, Nantucket, parties and more; it sounds like you are in for some real FUN!

Good Better Best Food said...

Have fun in NYC and happy birthday to Pidge! See you tomorrow for Monthly Musings!

Rightupmyaliway said...

Oooh... so exciting! I love NYC! I can't wait to hear all about it!

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