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What a summer

Posted by Christine Fleeger on 8/09/2010 10:12:00 AM
Wow what a summer it has been. The time has just flown by. As I sit here there are only 3 weeks till school starts for my small people. I look at that with mixed emotions. During the summer months I also take a bit of a respit as you can tell from the lack of entries. On the one hand I so exited to send my son off to his fourth grade year! On the other hand my baby starts pre-school this year! And then there is the thought that for two days a week I will have the house to myself from 9am to 3pm so I may actually get some work done this year. As well as the thought of having to get up early again to get my oldest off to school. So as you can see the upcoming school year will be approached with many mixed emotions, but none the less it will be an adventure so stay tuned for the fun details.

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Adult time?? What's that??

Posted by Christine Fleeger on 6/11/2010 01:37:00 PM
This weekend another one of my husbands friends is getting married and he is in the wedding party. I was so nervous last time since I didn't think I was going to know anyone there and would be all alone while he did his duties. This time I am feeling a little less apprehensive about the wedding. First I do know the group of friends a bit better and am more comfortable sitting with them at the wedding. Second I am excited about not having the kids. I think it has many years since we have had a weekend to ourselves. Originally we were suposto get a hotel room Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and the kids were going to my parents. Due to some last second fixes needed to our van Thursday night got scrapped so we took the whole family (borrowing my mothers car) up to Millcreek mall to get Brian's tux. For all of you who are about to fall over yes although he did not wear one to our wedding apparently he will for others. Today my husband is going to pick up our van hopefully it is correctly fixed this time and we are going to the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner kid free. Unfortunately because of the cost of the van repairs we are going to have to drive home tonight. On a better note the kids are staying next door at my parents all night even tho we have to come home. Tomorrow I will probably get the kids and give them breakfast and some mommy time before we have to get ready for the wedding. Another good note my husband will have to get in his tux and I will be dressed up so hopefully we can get some nice pics here at the house before we leave.

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Where has the time gone??

Posted by Christine Fleeger on 6/04/2010 02:53:00 PM
It seems like just yesterday I was sending my sweet boy off to his first day of first grade, and yet today he walked off the bus as an official 4th grader. 2019 is fast approaching! When I had my sweet boy I never realized that this time would go so fast. Everyone tells you to enjoy it because they will be all grown up before you know it. Every year September 15th to be exact my son turns a year older. Every year I allow my son to go into school a bit late. We sleep in and then he gets ready for school but we make a pit stop first for breakfast, just Robby and I. We have so much fun reflecting about what all happened in his life in the past year and predicting what will happen in the year to come. I then take him to school. We have been doing this since he started Pre-School and I will continue the tradition with my Daughter as she will be starting Pre-School in the fall. So as we start the summer months of sun, swimming and vacations I will remember to Cherish the time I have with my precious children.

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Baseball Mom

Posted by Christine Fleeger on 5/18/2010 07:59:00 PM in , ,
This past weekend was my first experience with Baseball tournaments. My son who is now in the farm league of our local baseball club played 6 games over three days. One friday night, 3 Saturday starting at 8am and then 2 on Sunday. We were on a streak too till Sunday (I think the kids were just worn out). We ened up coming in fourth place. I am so proud of our team of 9 and 10 year olds and as much as I would like to brag about them all I am after all I am only Robby's mom so I will take my rightfully place and start bragging now. Friday nights game was for the most part uneventfully, we whipped the other team 12-4 and everyone had a part in that. Saturday came and getting up earlier on a Saturday morning than we do on a school day was hard not only for me but for my son as well. We had a chat about how you can't skip the first game just because you are tired and how his team was depending on him. The first game we played just as we had the night before with everyone doing their part and getting the job done. The second game we were even more on fire than the first. Robby had a great play helping to get a few guys out and then even scored twice! Wow we are on fire!!!!! Then came the third game and the most amazing thing I have ever seen my son do!!! He got up to bat and had a great hit got on first. Then he stole second and third WOW WOW I was so impressed!!!! The next batter was up and got walked while he was walking to first it hit me if Robby go to score he would have the WINNING RUN!!! The next batter was up he also walked to base so with the bases loaded and two outs our next batter was up. Three Balls and two strikes later he got another ball and walked my son home for the WINNING RUN!!!!! I know it is not as exciting as if he had hit a home-run but I am still the proudest mom ever!!!!

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Inspiration

Posted by Christine Fleeger on 5/13/2010 11:30:00 AM
Last night my daughter decided there was no way she could possibly sleep in her own bed and decided to posess mine. By the time my alarm went off to get my son up and ready for school I was actully relieved. This is how my inspirational morning started. After getting my son off to school and BSing with my neighbor for a few I came home knowing that there was no way I was getting to go back to bed with my mini bed hog. (she was now spread eagle in the dead center of my bed) I got on the computer and one of my new friends was on as we chatted she asked me what I do for a living. I explained how I do Christine's Creations and then how I have my own radio show Live Laugh Love LIVE! I realized durring this conversation that I have not done a show in a while with our internet service being so unpredictable thru comcast and having internet access thru my phone. This past week we changed our internet to verizon and now have some reliablility I can get back to it. So back to trying to come up with a topic for this weeks show. I was scanning the internet reading all the blogs that I hadn't caught up on in a while. I realized that altho there are a few basic rules that everyone follows there are a few that people seem to have a fuzzy line on. Altho some of these rules are just a suggestion to follow some are actully laws and must be followed. So if that didn't slap me in the face nothing will "Here is your topic" So were back Wednesday May 26th @ 2pm please join me for a discussion on blogging rules. We would love to hear from you on this topic if you have any questions you would like answered please feel free to comment here and I will get them answered. If you have a blog of your own please join in on our discussion!

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Should Mommy Be On Meds???

Posted by Christine Fleeger on 5/12/2010 12:24:00 AM
Today was one of the most serene days of my life. although getting there wasn't that way. It all started last night while watching the hockey game with my husband and our new BFF Casey. (OK he's always been one of my husband's bff but that's a story for another day) We had picked up subway for dinner that night on our way home from my son's baseball game. Now I have been avoiding a bad tooth for a few years now and every once in a while I completely forget that eating subway will irritated my tooth but tonight it was in rare form. I ended up taking one of my husbands left over vikes. (OK for all of you out there who will yell about saving meds give up I don't want to hear it) Off to bed I went with a rice heating pad on my cheek and meds in my system I usually get a good night sleep and wake up feeing fine. But noooooo not this time about 5am I woke up to extreme pain sooooo yep I took another pill so I could just get back to sleep. After waking up getting my son ready for school and sending him off with my sweet husband to the bus stop. I layed on the couch till 11 yes 11am my daughter slept in. Normally I would be freaking because her waking this late means a late night for me. Completely out of character for her she looked at me and said mom can we cuddle on the couch and watch a movie. Of course I am still exhausted and comply. After enjoying our movie she asks for another. At this point I am thinking is she sick?? After a compleat mommy look over nope she is fine I offer to make PB&J sushi and we have a blast making it together. At this point I decide that I am going to make an effort not to yell at all today no matter what. (I did stick to it) She and I had a great day spending time together and after that she allowed me to get my work done while she quietly played. By the time dinner came I pulled out all the leftovers in my fridge that I always swear were going to eat and never do. Everyone ate with no complaints!!!! I don't know that has ever happened before! My son and I sat to do his homework with again no complaints and whizzed thru. Then with compleat amazement my children went upstairs and played nicely together until snack. Soon there after was bed again no complaints. At this point I am now checking to see if these are really my children. I actually got to sit and watch my shows while they were live not DVR'd. As I sat and actually had a conversation with my husband I realized that we were actually talking without any interruptions for the first time in many years. I am considering the statement that my husband is always telling me "chill out" I defiantly felt chilled out all day today and just didn't sweat the small things.

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My baby girl is growing up

Posted by Christine Fleeger on 5/04/2010 01:36:00 PM
Every day there is one thing I have completely mixed feelings on. My Daughters hair!! I love how long her hair is but on the other hand I completely hate brushing it! It is always tangled and always has bits of food in it. Anne screams bloody murder every time I brush it, I am real glad we live so far off the beaten path or people might call child services on me for just brushing her hair. We have been talking for months now about getting her hair cut and donating it to locks of love. This past Saturday I geared up to brush Anne's hair and get ready for the day. As usual she screamed and screamed, that was enough for me we went straight to get her hair cut!!! We ended up with 11 inches to send to locks of love. I have to say that her father took it better than I ever thought. He was willing to go on such a whim that day. He held his protective dad pose and walked her right into the salon and watched over her the whole time. Although he is disappointed with how short we had it cut he is being a wonderful father!!!!

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School Project

Posted by Christine Fleeger on 2/28/2010 10:16:00 AM
This is Black History Month. At my son's school they had to pick a famous black person and write a speech as if they were this person to be presented in a wax museam. My son picked Roberto Clemente. Since we are from the Pittsburgh area and my son is a huge baseball fan, he was excited when his person was approved. I have to say that I think I may have been a bit more nervous for him than he actully was. video

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Friends???

Posted by Christine Fleeger on 2/01/2010 02:27:00 PM
So here is the question of the day. Do you allow your significant other to be friends with people of the opposite sex? I live about an hour away from the town that I grew up in and I never imagined that anyone I went to school with would end up in the next town over, let alone one of my best friends from JR high. Yes as the previous question would suggest my best friend was a guy. To be exact I had two best friends and they were both guys. I have recent reconnected with both of them via Facebook. One lives a couple of hundred of miles away and the other ended up being less than 15 miles away. When I told my husband that I was friends with these particular two men he didn't care as we have a trusting relationship. As I began my on line friendship with one of these "old friends" I was given the impression that he was happily married and had a wonderfully life with his wife and children. As we further discussed getting our families together and possibly beginning a new friendship as well, I received a phone call from his wife telling me that she was trying to get him to divorce her and leave her alone. I was for lack of better explanation completely blown away. I discussed this with my husband and we decided that being his friend now was even more important than ever. This friendship was progressing nicely my husband and friend were even talking about going hunting together. I was looking forward to not only having my friend back but having someone who knew me so close, as my husband grew up around here and has many friends that we hang out with. With in the next 24 hours I once again was getting a phone call from his wife telling me that I had no right to try to reconnect and did my husband know that I was talking to him. I tried to tell her that my husband knows everything. I do not keep secrets! So here is my dilemma do I continue to try to be friends or give up on this friendship?????????

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Wordless Wednesday

Posted by Christine Fleeger on 1/26/2010 11:32:00 PM

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PB&J Sushi Rolls

Posted by Christine Fleeger on 1/24/2010 09:59:00 AM
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New Years

Posted by Christine Fleeger on 1/04/2010 09:51:00 PM
So here it is 2010 and I can no longer say I will do that in the new year. So here are my resolutions, (hopefully by posting them I will stick to them) Of course I want to loose some weight not only so I can look better but for my health. Second I want to do more blogging/Vlogging I have not done nearly what I wanted to last year. Third I want to make it to at least one conference this year. I have met so many wonderful women blogging, on MomTV.com and Twitter and would love to pick some brains how I can make my blog better. And as always I want to be the best wife and mother I can. I write this at almost 10pm on Monday night, my 3yr old is downstairs fighting with her father about picking up her toys and my 9yr old who has school in the am keeps coming into my office with STUPID excuses as to why he is not asleep. So I think I am adding a resolution to my list and making it a priority. I AM going to get the kids into a steady night time routine and make them (an me) stick to it so I can spend some time at night with my husband. There they are out there did you hear that universe!

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