Monday, November 26, 2012

More pics

Since I've been too lazy to properly update...have some pictures... christmas photo shoot2 025 christmas photo shoot2 036 christmas photoshoot3 073 christmas photo shoot 055 christmas photo shoot 115

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

christmas photos

christmas photo shoot 120, originally uploaded by Fiorinda.

Trying to get christmas photos done early. Worked some on the twins, but mostly they made funny faces. They were really cute.

Also, Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Boys

splicat got this photo tonight. There are some more really cute ones at his photostream.

Thursday, October 04, 2012


tonight the twins had a performance at school. it was preceded by a long boring meeting. They did a lovely job. I will upload some short video later, but for now here are some pics of the kids.

Kindergarten Performance Kindergarten Performance
Kindergarten Performance Kindergarten Performance Kindergarten Performance

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Six years ago

Two Sleeping, originally uploaded by splitcat.

Can you believe it's been that long ago? sigh. Happy Birthday, boys.

Monday, August 13, 2012

First day of school!

first day of school 2012, originally uploaded by Fiorinda.

School starts today! The twins are off to kindergarten and E is starting 4th. P catches the bus to middle school two hrs later than these guys. We have to be at the bus stop at 6:45. This is why the lighting is so bad in this picture. There are a few more pics on my flickr, mostly of poor quality because I didn't have time to mess with the camera settings and had to use the flash because it was too dark outside.

The twins were very excited about going to school. the looked a little nervous as they got on the bus, but since they have their big sister, they weren't really scared. And since her class is just a few doors down from theirs, she can walk them to class every day.

Also, the twins will celebrate their 6th birthday this Wednesday!

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Sorry I didn't get more vacation photos up. I've been having trouble loading them to flickr. I will keep trying.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch....
I was cleaning my room yesterday and decided to move the bed so I could vacuum really well under it and clean out whatever was living under there, and so decided that while I was back there I should tkae my headboard off so I could finally paint it. So, without further ado, my freshly painted headboard.

Bed Before
Bed After
bed made

I need to do a few touch ups here and there, but for the most part I am very pleased with how it turned out.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012


vacation 2012 028, originally uploaded by Fiorinda.

We are currently on vacation! yay! splitcat decided last week we needed to get away, so here we are in the middle of nowhere north ga. Somewhere in the blue ridge mtns between Blue Ridge and Blairsville. We rented a small little house on a creek in a valley.

We got here last night and went into town to get some dinner(town being 1/2 an hour away) then came back and played in the creek and sat on the swings.

This morning we awoke to thunder and rain(no lightning). There was a brief lull so the kids and splitcat spent about an hour in the creek and I took some photos. I don;t know what splitcat had the camera set for, I just point and shoot. If you want to see more pics from this morning, just click on this pic and it should take you to my flickr acct. I am too lazy to post all of them here right now.

Obviously, we have wifi here(and cable!), so I am going to try to update when I can.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


I'm bored, so I am going to torture you with some I-Tunes memes, mwuahahaha(all taken from tumblr)
Please bear in mind, I have only had my computer for about a month and still have a ton of cds to upload to my itunes. So I'm just going with what I've got, so there will be a lot of repetition.

Meme 1
How many total songs?  702
Sort by song title –
First: A-Cha-Super Junior
Last: “40”-U2

Sort by time – shortest and longest?
Shortest: Mr. Buechner Wakes Up-Daniel Amos-:40
Longest: And so it goes=Daniel Amos 18:57

Sort by Album – first and last?
First: Achtung Baby=U2
Last: Cooking, Cooking-Super Junior-H

Sort by Artist – first and last?
First: Alexandre Desplat
Last: 4 Non Blondes

 Top five played songs
 1. How Come-Kim Min Seok
 2. Jaywalking=Sung Joon
 3.Break-ups are so Like me-Kim Jang Hoon ft. Kim Heechul
 4. Clue+Note-SHINee
 5.Wake Up-Sung Joon

First five songs on shuffle?
 •Thru the eyes of Ruby-Smashing Pumpkins
 •Dreams-The Cranberries
 •Cosmic Love-Florence and the Machine
 •Look for Me as You Go By-innocence mission
 •As the World Turns-Daniel Amos

 Find the following words. How many songs show up?
Death: 1
Love: 23
You: 68
Home: 4
Boy: 8
Girl: 6

Meme 2

1. Put Your itunes, windows media player etc on Shuffle
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
4. Put any comments in brackets after the song name

 How would you describe yourself?: You Don’t See Me-Keane
 What do you like in a guy/girl?: Walls of Doubt-daniel amos
 How do you feel today?: With the Benefit of Hindsight-We Were promised Jetpacks
 What is life’s purpose?: 너를 사랑하고 (I love you)-예성 (Yesung)             

What is your motto? Roslyn-Bon Iver and St. Vincent
 What do your friends think of you?: Better-Daniel Amos
What do you think about very often?:Alarma!-Daniel AMos

what is 2 + 2?: I didn’t Build it for Me=Daniel Amos
What do you think of your best friend?: Into Brooklyn, Early in the Morning-innocence mission
What do you think of the person you like?:A Murder of One-Counting Crows
What is your life story?: Grace-U2 (This is pretty accurate)
What do you want to be when you grow up?: Bright as Yellow-innocence mission(actually, yes)
What do you think of when you see the person you like?: Song About travelling-innocence mission

 What will you dance to at your wedding?:Elevation-U2 (ha ha, we didn’t have dancing at our wedding)
What will they play at your funeral?:Going Away-innocence mission (lol)
What is your hobby/interest?: Bedshaped-Keane(lol)

What is your biggest fear?:Paper Dolls-innocence mission
What is your biggest secret?: One-U2

 What do you think of your friends?:Hong Kong Cemetary-Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit
What will you post this as?:Sparks-Coldplay

Meme 3

Go to your music library and type in each word into the search box and put in the first that comes up-(Some of these were album titles, so I just put the album instead of the first song)

Happy: 요리왕 (Cooking? Cooking!) 슈퍼주니어 Happy (Super Junior-Happy)  
Sad: Smashing Pumpkins-Mellon Chollie and the Infinite Sadness
 Love:  Some Day You Will Be Loved-Death Cab for Cutie
 Hate:미워 (Hate U, Love U)         슈퍼주니어(Super Junior)        
Light: Sufjan Stevens-All the Delighted People
Dark:  I Will Follow You Into the Dark-Death Cab for Cutie
 Good : 결투 (Feels Good)-슈퍼주니어                (Super Junior)
 Bad: A Bad Dream-Keane
Smile: Try Again, Smile again=CNBlue
Cry: Do Big Boys Cry-Daniel Amos
 Girl:  라라라라 (Be My Girl) –슈퍼주니어(Super Junior)           
Boy: 어쩌다 (How Come)      김민석 (Kim Min Seok) (Shut Up! Flower Boy Band) [Original Soundtrack]
God: In God’s Country-U2
Devil: none
Sex: none
Kiss:  Kiss With A Fist-Florence and the Machine
Red: none
Blue: Perfect Blue Buildings-Counting Crows
Green: Green Grass, Red Tree-innocence Mission
 White: Hurricane Drunk-Florence and the Machine
Black: Ghost Town-First Aid Kit
Yellow: Bright as Yellow-Innocence Mission
Mother : Mothers of the Disappeared-U2
Father:  Father Explains-Daniel Amos
Brother: Brothers on a Hotel Bed-Death cab for cutie
Sister: My sister’s Return from Ireland-innocence mission
Daughter: none
Son: Illuminate Me-Gregory Hoskins

Meme 4

All you’ve got to do is put your iTunes on shuffle and answer each question with the first line of the song. (Surprisingly, none of my k-pop showed up, which would have been awkward, since I don't speak Korean)
1. Your first words were?
 We will walk on a hill.
2. When you fell down from your bike, what did you say?
Give me one more chance and you’ll be satisfied
3. What do your friends think of you?
Now the day is over, night is drawing nigh
4. What do you think about your friends?

Time for the final bow
5. What was the first thing you said to your crush?
There’s something slipping down the stairs
6. What was the first thing your crush said to you?
Now your back is to the road

 7. How did you respond? 
8. What did you say when your best friend and you were having a fight?
Oh, bless me, Am I going silent now?
9. What is the line that describes what you’re feeling?
We turn away to face the cold, enduring chill
10. What is your message to the world?
There are ten thousand graves in Hong Kong Protestant Cemetary
11. What was the first thing you said in your wedding vows?
Since I still tell you my every day, my darling.

12. What did your husband/wife say on their wedding vows?
All I hoped for I kept inside your car 

13. What are the first lyrics you will dance to on your wedding?
When the day is done, moving out of here
14. When you’re scared, what do you usually say?
I’m over the moon, taller than clouds
15. When you cry, what do you usually say?
 Tomorrow you’ll see it through 

16. When you’re angry, what do you usually say?
 When you wake up sun will shine

 17. You cry over what words?
 I was raised up believin’ I was somehow unique.

18. What did you say when you told your/or your partner friends that you were pregnant?
 If I was to listen, I’d turn back, give up on my reasons

 19. What did they say?
 Something has left my life and I don’t know where it went to

 20. What’s your biggest secret?
All of the astronauts, champagne in plastic cups

21. When you breakup with someone what do you say?
 There’s no work in walking in to fuel the talk

22. Your first thought when you wake up?
 Yes the sidewalk soon will launch you into brooklyn 
23. What are the last words you will say?
Load up on guns and bring your friends it’s fun to lose and to pretend

Well, thanks for playing along with my boredom. Doing this just reminds me I have so much more music to upload. sigh.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Hippo Birdies

It's my birthday! Happy Birthday to me!
I tell people that my kids basically have their own lego store, and they think I am kidding.  I'm not.

This is not all the Lego. It's at most half. Splitcat has lego stashed in boxes in the closet.

This is supposed to be P's bedroom, but it's in the basement and sometimes there are spiders/other creepers, and if it gets away, he won't sleep there for months, he goes to the twins room. So now it's pretty much the Lego room.  I don't go in there unless I'm looking for someone's shoes. Splitcat goes in and cleans and sorts the Lego periodically and vacuums.  

And now they've opened a Lego store right by splitcat's work. This scares me.

Friday, June 15, 2012

It's birthday time!

It's birthday time again. We have 4 June b'days in my family(+2 anniversaries). Yesterday was my older sister's.  She turned 40.  So today we went to a little tea place/cafe and did lunch with my mom, and 4 of our friends.  It was really fun.

 This is my food: Chicken Salad on a Croissant and pasta salad. Mint Iced Tea to drink.

Friday, May 25, 2012

end of the year

At last!  I have a computer. I got a laptop for mother's day.

School is out for the kids!  We ended the year fairly well. P got an award this year for his score on the science portion of the CRCT-he scored over 900 (last year he had a perfect score on the reading portion).  The twins graduated from preschool again.

 P will be going to middle school next year. I don't think either of us is quite ready for that, but is anyone ever? 

I have no idea what we are doing this summer. But I am sure it will pass all to quickly.

photo by my dad.

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Howdy folks.  It's been a while.  Our computer got a nasty virus just before Christmas, and various other things have made it difficult to get here.  And, well, I haven't really had anything to say.  We got a new computer, but had to send it back. :(  Now I am back to using splitcats school laptop. :(

The girl recently turned 9.  We had several parties to celebrate the event.

Ummmm.  It's currently spring break.  We're just hanging out. Hope everyone has a good Easter on Sunday.

Friday, February 10, 2012

My Dad

My dad has joined the blogging world!  He just started a photography blog here.  Go check it out!

Sunday, January 15, 2012


I'm bored, so I thought I'd update.  The boy and I got to be on the news right before Christmas.  It was really embarrassing for me, but he did a great job.  The camera must add 50 or so pounds :)  Also, the boy is now 11.  :(  He's getting really tall.  But he's still so thin that I have to get slims with an adjustable waist and tighten them.  When I asked him what he wanted to do for his birthday, I was surprised and pleased when he told me that he wanted a day out with just me.  So we are going to go out one day to either Tellus or Fernbank(probably Fernbank because we have a yearly pass).  

wow.  I think that's all there is to say.

Here's a cute story for you. 

One day, I was in the kitchen cleaning, and M suddenly noticed a picture of the last supper hanging on the wall(it's an antique my m-i-l gave me).  He stopped what he was doing and said, "Momma, is that a picture of Jesus?"  "Yes, it is," I said.  "Oh," he said.  "So that's what he looks like."