Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Ryan's First day of School

Today was Ryan's first day of 3 year old Kindergarden. I was sad but I got over it. He was just his usual happy go lucky self. I called Aunt Mer at 1:15 to check and see how he did. I don't know why I am so worried this year! But Aunt Mer said he did fine!

Of course he did pack blanky in his bookbag and tried to fit Lucky in there!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

My summer is over!

It is official...I am back at work. It wasn't too bad but I missed being at home with my child. I spent the whole day cleaning....my office was a disgusting mess is the best way I can put it. But the best part was 3 o'clock when I got off and got to go get my little boy and go home and rest. But as my mom put it yesterday.....1 day down and only 194 more to go till my next summer vacation...but who's counting?

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Wedding Photos

Here are just a few of the pictures from the wedding. I think I have over 500 pictures just from that day. It really did turn out well. There is no order to them b/c it takes so long to load them here.

Jamie, Summer and the kids
Sam's brother Sebastien and his wife Melanie
Me and my daddy
The ceremony
Sam and Ryan coming downstairs and seeing me in my dress

The cake which was FABULOUS!!! My cake topper wouldn't stay put.
Me and my two moms

Micheline and Raynald
Sam's sister Sophie and her family
This is my FAVORITE photo. It will be blown up when I get home.
Mimosa's!!! Need I say more! It was 10 o'clock in the morning.

As soon as I get home I will publish more. I think I can blog for the next year with all the pictures I have.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Day 2 & 3

We pretty much did nothing but relax! It was FANTASTIC!!! We would wake up...eat breakfast...piddle around....and then head off to the beach for a couple of hours. Come back to our room, eat lunch and rest then go swim again. It was great. Here is Ryan below one morning after he woke up. We are so lucky he is a morning person. He always wakes up with a BIG smile on his face. I just hope it continues as he gets older!

Friday night Papa got into town and we went and had dinner with them at Benjamin's Calabash buffet. It was nice to be able to spend time with Papa and Grandma Dianne.
This is Ryan one day after lunch. I don't know what it is about sun and water that drains kids but he took some very long naps after being out on the beach. It was nice. While he slept Mommy played on facebook and blogged as you see below. Isn't the hair nice? Who feels like doing there hair on vacations right?

We really are having a great time! Very relaxing!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Beach Day 1

Travel-Not the most exciting part of a vacation but it has to happen. Ryan and I drove Sam to work this morning so we could pick him up and hit the road. We dropped him off around 7:15 and headed back to the house to finish packing the car. I got everything loaded and about 30 minutes to 1 hour later while I was doing a last load of laundry I saw that I had forgotten to put in the car Sam, Ryan and my wedding outfits. I laughed. I could just see us getting down here and everybody being dressed nice for the wedding and Sam, Ryan and I all have on bathing suits. Anyway, Ryan and I left about 10:30ish b/c we had to gas up the car and stop at Target to get a couple of things and get some lunch before we picked up Sam. We finally made it to pick him up a little before 12. I still could not believe it was finally here.

So, this was my first time ever traveling with a potty trained child and I really didn't know what to expect. Ryan still waits till almost the last minute to tell us he needs to go potty so I was a little worried. We get going and he is doing good. We are trying not to give him too much to drink so we don't have to make too terribly many stops. We made the first one in Canton so the side of an exit ramp. I hope it is not illegal but we just let him rip it on the side of the interstate. YES, I took a picture! I can't wait till he starts dating and bust this out!

So, after this we hit the road again and ended up stopping 3 more times. Which in my opinion was not too bad. We finally made it here around 4:15ish which wasn't bad either. We got checked in and hit the beach. We didn't stay too long b/c we were all hungry and tired. After the beach we checked out the swimming pool and went to change to go eat. We went to one of my favorite places when I was a teen and used to play on a traveling softball team...Fazzoles! I was so excited b/c I had not been to one of these in years BUT I was a little disappointed. It was not as good as I remembered but it was food and we were all hungry. After that we went to Wal-mart (I know I go on vacation and just to go to Wal-mart) but Sam needed a new pair of crocs b/c he's broke as soon as we got here and we needed a beach chair b/c we could not find ours either. We left Wally World and we back to the hotel and walked across the street to a little ice cream shop. We all got a cone and some how I ended up with Ryan half melted mushy cone of soft serve chocolate while he ate my waffle cone of strawberry. I think I got the robbed! But oh well. We went back up to our room and cleaned Ryan b/c he had ice cream everywhere and needless to say we sat down and it was over! We were ALL in bed a little after 8! I think we were tired! We are just happy to be here! All and all it was a good day!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

And the countdown begins...

Less than 24 hours from now We will be on the rode heading to the beach for fun, relaxation, sun and oh yeah...a wedding!I just finished cleaning the house and packing! I am SO tired right now BUT no nap for me! I have been giving Ryan naps here lately and he hasn't been going to bed until almost 10 everynight so I decided today not to give him a nap and see how that goes. I am really not ready for the nap phase to be over! It is my favorite part of the day! It is when I do my workout and get ALOT of stuff done without interuptions. Oh well...they have to grow up sometime don't they?

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

It's Official...I am a slacker!

I am officially the biggest summer slacker. I have not blogged in forever! We have been very busy! Potty training, swimming, family visits from Canada, working and my personal favorite...NAPPING! But here are some pictures from Freedom Weekend Aloft. Sam's parent live in Simpsonville and from their front yard we can watch the hot air balloons. Ryan LOVES it and this is the 3rd year we have gone. This year Sophie, Sam's big sister, was here to enjoy it with us.

Ryan with Papie's binocular's

Daddy and Ryan relaxing
The balloon's in the air

Now, the next set of pictures of of Ryan and him swimming all by himself. We were so proud of him. Normally, when we go swimming he hangs onto Sam or I for dear life. I had gone to the beach with Nana to finish up some wedding details and found some spider man floaters. We called them his BIG MUSCLES! Now, he can swim all by himself! He is the cutiest thing. He will even flex them and kiss each one of them like he is macho man! It is hilarious.

Well, hopefully I will do better. The countdown is on. Two weeks from yesterday and I will be a married woman again. Scary thought! Hope everyone is having a great summer!!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

My First week of summer vacation...

And I am loving it!!! Potty training is going GREAT!!! I can't believe it. Ryan has done great! We have had very few accidents. As long as we are home I don't have to do anything. He knows when he needs to go to the potty and he does it all by himself. I was shocked! He has done pretty good when we go out too. Today we went and had lunch with Sam and he actually used a BIG person potty! It was amazing! Hopefully we will keep up the success!!!

On another note, Nana and I are going down to the beach on the 19th to "finalize" everything for the wedding which is 1 month, 1 week and 4 days away. I am so excited!

I hope everyone is having a GREAT summer!!! I know I am!

Monday, June 1, 2009

The last full day of school!!!

I have been waiting for this day since DAY 1! I knew it was going to be a crazy year when you expell a kid the very first day of school. If we can get past today only two half days and we are out! I am ready for the summer. Mainly b/c it is Potty Training 101 at my house. I have to get Ryan going potty before school starts back. Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated. Wish me luck!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Our Barn

We finally got our new barn this past Tuesday! We were so excited b/c now we can finish our garage and FINALLY all of our projects that we have started will be finished. Isn't it cute? The best part was we didn't have to build it ourselves. We had first looked at Lowe's BUT we really did not want to build yet another thing so we kept looking and a guy from Sam's work told us he had just gotten one from "The Barnyard" on Asheville Highway. WE checked them out and bought. They come out and build it on you property....level it and everything. We ended up being able to get a bigger barn for less than what we would of paid at Lowe's...AND WE DIDN'T HAVE TO BUILD IT!!! Can you tell I was excited about that. The only thing we had to do was paint it but that only took us a few hours. Not bad at all! We could of gotten it already painted but that was extra and we knew we could do that ourself. But we are VERY satisfied!

Now onto the garage....Sam finished up the painting the ceiling last night so all we have left to finish is the floor and putting the selves up. I can't wait to show you all the pictures. I wish I had done before and after pictures b/c you would not believe the difference. I didn't realize houw HUGE our garage really is. Its amazing!

Monday, May 18, 2009

What a weekend!

It went by WAY too fast! Friday night I watched Jamie and Summer's kids b/c Nana was sick. We had a blast and the kids were good as gold. I could not of asked for better kids. Then, Saturday was Sam's 32nd Birthday. We all went out to eat lunch at Sonny's Brick Oven Pizza and then that night we had some friends over for game night. It really turned out to be a good day.
Happy 32nd Birthday!!!

Sunday however, was the best. We got Ryan back. He had been with Jeremy for a week and I think Sam and I were ready to see our little man again. After last Sunday and Ryan riding around on Zachary's 4-wheeler we decided to surprise him when he came home with one of his own. So here is Ryan, who had that permanent smile on his face the ENTIRE time we were outside riding, on his new 4-wheeler or as he calls it "His Tractor!"

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Computer Desk for Sale

We have this HUGE computer desk for sale. When I say huge I mean HUGE. There is another table that is 2ft by 5ft that also goes with this. It has 2 filing drawers, a slide out keyboard tray and the over head cabinets. We will even throw in the mat for the floor so the chair can roll on carpet. It was orginally close to $1000 and all we want is $300. Please call me or email me if you are interested or know anybody that is interested. 864-529-8611 or gingervezina@att.net

Monday, May 11, 2009

Muffins for Mom!

Since yesterday was Mother's Day the boys cooked breakfast for me! They cooked banana nut muffins. I couldn't resist these pictures b/c Ryan was the biggest help to daddy! It made my day and made the muffins so much better!

For lunch we all went over to my brothers house and ate lunch. Then we all went outside. Sam and I were amazed b/c Ryan got on Zachary's 4-wheeler that he got for Christmas and was just riding all over the place. He could stop on a dime, navigate between bubbi's truck and the basketball goal. He is 3 and can do a perfect 3 point turn. We couldn't believe it.
Next came a friendly game of front yard football...which consisted of team Vezina-Sam and I verses team Marting-Andrew and Jamie. You would think Sam and I would have the advantage right? WRONG....Andrew is fast and quick and I couldn't catch the football. Or throw it if you want the truth....I think I had 2 or 3 good throws where the ball had that perfect spiral. But my favorite is where I went to throw it and threw it right to Jamie. It was funny! But we had a great time and hated to see it end but can't wait till next year.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

I got this in an email...

and with Mother's Day Sunday I thought it was appropriate.

To My Awesome Mom

Before I was a Mom,
I never tripped over toys
or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not
my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never been puked on.
Pooped on.
Chewed on.
Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind
and my thoughts.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held down a screaming child
so doctors could do tests.
Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night
watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held a sleeping baby just because
I didn't want to put her down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces
when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small
could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom,
I didn't know the feeling of
having my heart outside my body..
I didn't know how special it could feel
to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond
between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small
could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night
every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth,
the joy,
the love,
the heartache,
the wonderment
or the satisfaction of being a Mom...
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much,
before I was a Mom .

May you always be overwhelmed by the Grace of God rather than by the
cares of life

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's out there!!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

For Rhonda...

Here is my entire kitchen.

I don't suggest white cabinets if at all possible. They show EVERYTHING. But you work with what you got! I think it turned out pretty good myself.

The 2 new cabinets that Ryan helped put together.

The new range and microwave.

The dishwasher

And all my counterspace that I am NOT used to having!