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Nicole
West Chicago, Illinois
I am a mom, President and CEO of my household and very busy!
Interests: i love scrapbooking, but lets face it, i have no time for it right now, so my pictures and notes for them are in a file waiting to be done. i read all of the time, it is one of my great passions, i go to the library sometimes and just randomly pick books form the shelf, not knowing what they are, and to date i have never picked a bad one!! i love playing princess and vet with my baby girl, she has such an amazing imagination and my lexi, she loves the makeup!! poor kid, i dont wear it so im lost. lexi does tap, ballet and jazz and i love watching her perform. i love spending time with erick when i can, but unfortunately with his demanding position, most times thats few and far between, but the 10 minute conversations we have in bed before going to sleep are priceless even if they are sometimes just about the cat i love spending time with anthony before we send him off to college in the fall :( and i love going to his plays and musicals, and playing sorry with him at caribou. im ruthless at that game! and of course i love cleaning especially my floors, i could eat off of them and i would be totally ok with that!
Recent Activity
It's crazy it's been four years. Some days it seems like just yesterday... and some daysit seems like forever ago. I think what surprises me the most is that I survived to tell the tale, because four years ago I wasn't sure I would survive the night without Olivia let... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2010 at The Ponce's Place
I have two new babies in my house....... and I am really tired. Lacy is 10 weeks old now and she is a German Shephard/Pit Bull and Rocky is 7 months old and he is a German Shephard/Boxer. Lacy looks like a Pit... Rocky looks like a Shephard. Lacy is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2010 at The Ponce's Place
Olivia Nicole was born on a warm September day what now seems like forever ago. But it wasn't forever ago.. It was 4 years ago on a Monday evening at 7:01pm. I will always remember that day, just like I remember the days my other children were born. She came... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2010 at The Ponce's Place
When your ten yr old tells you she has another mom. You never really ever have two mom's. Even in divorce situations. Someone may be "like" a mom, but its not your mom. So when my kid tells me she has a "new mom" I know its time to gracefully... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2010 at The Ponce's Place
thanks for the recipe! that sounds delicious!
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.....And today held one of those moments. I thought I would cry, but quite frankly I have cried so much about this day that today all I could do was smile and beam with pride. My boy is a graduate. We joke that its "our graduation" and "our diploma" because... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2010 at The Ponce's Place
The moment of truth....its 3:30 pm. I've already seen Anthony. He has informed me that finals have gone well. He felt good about them. He has left to pick up a friend. I am awaiting the email from his teachers with his final grades after his exams. I want him... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2010 at The Ponce's Place
It never fails... Things get hectic and the next thing I know I haven't blogged in a week and our lives have changed dramatically in that one week! Friday the 21st was a day of chaos. Ericks job changed significantly and he is now working in Bolingbrook....and hour from our... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2010 at The Ponce's Place
Friday morning at the crack of dawn Anthony and I got up went to Caribou and got some "fuel" for the morning. AHHHHH how I love my double espresso in the morning. We had to be at the school no later than 630 to pick up his cap and gown... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2010 at The Ponce's Place
"I Believe... That no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn't stop for your grief." How incredibly true. NO matter how how grief stiricken I was in life following the death of my daughter, life went on around me. The sun rose and set, people still went... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2010 at The Ponce's Place
I start this entry with a poem of sorts that I received from someone when Emily was born at 26 weeks, 14 weeks too soon and small enough to fit in the palm of my hand. Did you ever wonder how the mothers of premature babies are chosen? Somehow, I... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2010 at The Ponce's Place
I had a wonderful Mother's Day! We hosted a beautiful brunch at the Historic Hotel Baker. Our table was ina room off the river so we had a waterfront view. It was fabulous! The food was wonderful and I got to share my day with my family and friends. I... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2010 at The Ponce's Place
Every week I wait for Friday just like everyone else, when it gets here I think... Why the heck was I so excited for the weekend, its not like the weekend brings anything different in the way of my routine, it just means I have more people to entertain and... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2010 at The Ponce's Place
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So I have black toxic mold in my house....... need I say more??????? You may wonder how someone as neat freakish as myself could have black toxic mold in my house. Let me explain. The people who lived here, who did a shit job of taking care of our house... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2010 at The Ponce's Place
The past couple of days have been quiet here at "The Ponce's Place". Actually not so much quiet but status quo I guess. Erick was off today, SHOCKER! and we spent the morning running around trying to find our last door. We ordered these doors like 3 months ago. One... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2010 at The Ponce's Place
I don't know who wrote this but I liked it enough to put it on my blog After living what I felt was a 'decent' life, my time on earth came to the end. The first thing I remember is sitting on a bench in the waiting room of what... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2010 at The Ponce's Place
OK, most who know me know that other than housework, I used to live by the motto "I DO NOT do manual labor". This past year has been a new year for me, I have done manual labor, and I have felt pretty accomplished by it. I shoveled by hand... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2010 at The Ponce's Place
Today was a good day. The sun was shining. I got my weekly pedicure, all was well, until Emily got off the bus. She was still happy go lucky as always. We had snack, practiced riding her bike and played on the swings. While I was pushing her on the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2010 at The Ponce's Place
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So as many of you know, I stay home. I am a student, but most of my time is spent at home. The benefits of being home far outweigh the drawbacks. Unfortunately or fortunately all my kids are in school and Erick works, which leaves me to meander around during... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2010 at The Ponce's Place
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So this morning was our third ballet class for Emily. It brings me such joy to see her in her little pink leotard and tights, dancing around the room. It is something I always dreamed of for her, but never thought would be a possibility. Emily has always danced to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2010 at The Ponce's Place
Geez,I started this blog with the intention of writing in it daily instead of my journal, and its been over a month. Not off to a good start here! Today was a big day here for me. I went to my final probation appointment. I will never have to pee... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2010 at The Ponce's Place
Its St. Patrick's Day. I didn't wear green today, I didn't drink green beer(ewww!), I considered making green eggs for breakfast this morning but I didn't. It was just any other day. We did go out for corned beef and cabbage though, so I guess in a way we did... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2010 at The Ponce's Place
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