Monday, December 8, 2008

Baby, it's COLD out.......

Holy Crap, it was 21 degrees out today........

I've been considering sticking my head in the oven all day, not because I am suicidal, but because my cheeks are ice cold........I love all the season, including winter....I just don;t love it when it falls under the 30 degree mark and we can't afford to turn up the thermostat past 61........

Anyway, things are (as always) busy and hectic here, with the occasional dash of insanity.....

Presents for Christmas are largley dealth with, now I just have to wrap them.....and keep Kyan from UNwrapping them before Christmas......

On Saturday, I went to Blessignway for my friend Melody, who is currently very pregnant with her 4th child. We said Blessings for her and the baby and the upcoming birth, Our friend Molli gave her a footbath and massage, and we did Henna on her belly-which looked great when the Henna mud itself was on there, but did not really leave much in the way of design when it came off......

Molli putting on some finishing touches:

The finished design:

Yesterday, Jon, Kyan, Sean, Amelia, Lily, and myself took the kids to Storrowtown Village because it was FREE and they had cute little displays up and Santa (dressed in purple??) we put the kids in their Holiday outfits and headed out:


Kyan with Santa:

Kyan enjoying the snow:

Lily Was getting cold feet!

If you'd like to see better pics from the excursion, please visit my friend Amelia's sight, as she is a fa better photographer than me....You mayve to scroll down a bit...

And here are a few random Kyan pics....

Kyan with Daddy:


Kyan jumping on a chair:

Video of Daddy making Kyan laugh (best sound in the world!):

Monday, November 17, 2008

Tis' the Season....

To be really, really freakin' busy......

Sorry I have not been on more.....Life is hectic in the Jacobsen household....what with work and house stuff to tend to..

Jon and I celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary this weekend by going away for a night...the grandparents were nice enough to babysit Kyan Jon and I stayed at a place called Emerson Inn by the Sea, in Rockport, MA, and it was beautiful...old rooms, very charming, a jacuzzi tub in the bathroom, and spectacular views of the Atlantic right outside our window......and we unwittingly tried Escargot at dinner! Jon couldn't eat them after he knew what they were, though....he kept making jokes about how they just went scavenging for them under the deck when they needed more....

Anyway, here is some video of my busy little man, talking up a storm...

Suddenly THIS
seems like an awfully long time ago.....

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


I know, I know...lame, lame, lame.....What can I say, work has been unbelievably busy...But, hey look, Pictures and video!!

Family pic from Califronia in September

Kyan asleep in our hotel room one monring

Me and my message board friends and babies on the Santa Monica Pier

Kyan is a Cubs fan

Kyan at his friend Ella's First Birthday Party in September

Kyan with Uncle Jeremy when he was up for a visit last weekend

Kyan and Lily at the Pumpkin Patch

Rnadom Pic of Kyan

Video of Kyan saying "Ta-Da"

Video of Kyan in a box

Video of Kyan eating with a spoon

Kyan had his 15 month Doctor's appointment last week:
34 inches (off the charts for growth)
27 lbs, 5 oz--75-90% for weight

He looks to be right on target with everything!

And lastly...(Mom, look away).......New Hair color (it was time for a change):


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

And I was tagged

10 years ago I was:
1. A young, naive freshman in college
2. Dating my first very serious boyfriend, Micheal
3. Spending weekends in NYC going to museums
4. Refining my non-existent sewing skills
5. Spending ALL my hours in the Costume Shop

5 things on today’s to do list:
1. Take Jon lunch (done)
2. Work (oh, how I hate it)
3. Return books at library when I take Kyan to Story Time
4. Clean (something. Anything)
5. Wash a load of diapers (you ALL wish you were me right now, don't you??)

5 snacks I enjoy:
1. Chocolate
2. Red Wine
3-5. Anything including the above

5 things I would do if I were a millionaire:
1. Buy a "green" house with a nice bathroom and kitchen
2. Pay off all debts
3. Pay off my family's debts
4. Travel with friends and family
5. Save, save, save for kids education and retirement

5 places I have lived:
1. Hatboro, PA
2. New Brunswick, NJ
3. London, England
4. Bloomfield, NJ
5. West Springfield, MA

5 jobs I have had:
1. Wardrobe Mistress-Shakespeare Theatre of NJ
2. Nanny
3. Secretary for FedEx Home Delivery
4. Sales person at Kay Jewelers
5. Executive Assistant to the CEO

Um.....who to tag.....Jessica, Melody, Alana and Heather--Have any of you been tagged??

and.......I'm back. it's been a while since posted...I have been:

Kyan got a cold
We went to California
I got drunk during the VP debate so as not to shoot myself
We went to Pennsylvania
Kyan learned to walk
Kyan is getting another tooth

So yeah, it's been busy.

I will post pics from sunny California, where I finally got to meet up with my message board buddies, Michelle, Julie and Alana-and had a GREAT time, just as soon as I have the time to upload them.

Fallen off the wagon with my diet, though still trying to be good walking, and I fully intend to get back on the horse with that......

The real question is:
Should I ask Jon for Doc Marten's for Christmas? I wear nothing but flats any more, so buying fancy, cute shoes no longer makes sense....and I am trying to downsize the shoe collection, which once numbered close to 50 pairs because I don;t have the room and I never wear most of them.....and I used to LIVE in a pair of bronze Doc Martens......But seeing as they are 12 years old, and no longer bronze from wear and tear, perhaps it is time for a new pair? and this is certianly more practical than say, jewelry......
Leopard-always fun and funky:

Cherry Red-Red being my favorite color and a nice way to liven up all the black (it's slimming! really!) that I wear:

Because embroidered shoes are always fun:

Metallic Blue-Um, these are bright metallic blue-WHAT IS NOT TO LOVE?

These make me think of funky wing tips...They'd probably get dirty really quickly, but aren't they cool??

Okay, well that's all for now.....Please let me know what you think of the may be THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION YOU MAKE THIS YEAR-(Screw the election).

Monday, September 15, 2008

I ate my way thru New England....

Ahhh, the Big E (also known as "The New England States Exposition") Annual event in which you pay $15 per person to get in, then pay way too much money for deeply fried is wonderful.

I have been backsliding the last few weeks with my weight loss, so I have renewed my commitment with Weight Watchers and counting my points and am writing everything down....

It's been busy here, but fun-I have lots of new pictures and video to share!

But first, I have to post this clip from Saturday's Season opener of SNL-I thought it was SO dead on....I have probably watched this clip 20 times, and it is STILL hysterical:

Here is what happens when Mommy plays with hair gel:

And here is some video of Kyan dancing.....I apologize if you don't like Celtic music....I was listening to it a lot last week:

Here is Amelia and I at the Big E with the babies:

And here is Jon with Kyan:

And Sean and Amelia with Lily:

A picture of Kyan and Lily climbing the stairs:

And some video of it:

Pics of Lily doing her doggie impression:

And some video of them playing "together":

And lastly, some video of what Jon has seemed to be "the cutest thing he has ever seen":

Lastly, Kyan took about three steps on his own today!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Happy Birthday!

To my Honey, Pooh bear, and generally Awesome! husband, Jon.

Happy 30th Birthday, honey!

You are the best Dad and Husband any woman could ask for, and I am a lucky lady indeed. I look forward to celebrating many more birthdays with you!

I love you!


Friday, September 5, 2008

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Why I loved the 90's

Because Tammy Wynette was in a KLF video....which included lyrics like:
"They're justified and they're ancient and they drive an ice cream van"...

And whatever happened to Salt N Pepa and En Vogue?? I can so clearly remember rapping to this song about my crushes when I was 14......I'm so white.....

Kyan pics

Kyan showing Ella a little love...



Variations on "Blue Steel"



Kyan trying to take steps....(please ignore my fat know I am already working on that)

Weigh In

Down to 168.6 lbs today....YAY!!

Pictures of Kyan to follow-Just need to download from the camera....

Thursday, August 28, 2008


This one is for Kyan and Lily-And because I am so glad that I have a friend like Amelia :-)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Weigh In

Sorry for the late post, and the lack of's been pretty busy around here. About 1.5 weeks ago, Kyan started cruising everywhere.....he'll take steps while holding on to my pinky finger, so walking is not far off.....HOLY CRAP!

Weigh In was 171 lbs this week...earlier inthe week, I was down to 169 lbs, but not now, apparently. I am still walking every day-it helps to have a walking buddy!

I promise to write a more in depth post soon, but right now Kyan has left me a present in his diaper.....

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Weigh In

172.4 this .4 lbs lost :-(
Gotta work harder this week....

Thursday, August 14, 2008


I thought this song was pretty cool...

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Weigh In

The scale this morning read 12.2 lbs lost so far. I continue to walk every weekday, but with all the rain, there have been days when I am not able to....Jon has also decided to do Weigh Watchers with me, and has lost 14 lbs already (of course).

Anyway, that is the news...

On to the pics:

Kyan enjoying a chocolate chip cookie:

My friend Melody and her family at Kyan's party-WOuld you believe this is the ONLY pic I got from his party?

Kyan playing with his Bubble lawnmower from Me-Mom and Pop-Pop:

Letting Kyan try and eat with a spoon..

"I'll just use my hand-that seems easier"

Kyan and his buddy, Ella, taking a Cheerio's break:

Kyan in a cute hat (that stayed on for TEN whole minutes!)

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