Silly :: Julia’s Middle Name

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on February 6, 2013

Just before Christmas, while in New York, we visited America’s First Pizzeria and this is what Julia does… Classic!

Julia at Lombardi's in New York

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YoungMommy was in New York City!

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on January 15, 2009

Thanks to those of you who asked how I am, or where I’ve been… It’s nice to know I’m missed when I go MIA for a few days! Aside from being to scared to death to change, touch, or move anything here at From Dates to Diapers new home, I was also away from my real-life home for a bit…

I was in New York City, with a bunch of my favorite gals, for THREE DAYS!! Talk about some good times! We ate, talked, walked, talked, cried, laughed, talked, shared, rarely slept, had a few drinks, cried, and talked some more. Let me tell you, you bring 12 strong, opinionated, beautiful women together and they are bound to make some noise!


Lindsay, Me, Audrey, Arrianne, Colleen, Tara, Jessica, Katja, Alyssa, Erika, Nikki, Lori

I’m glad to be home with Ray and my kiddos, but boy, do I miss you girls!



by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on April 17, 2008

9:05pm Wednesday

Wow, what a day! Actually it’s been two days, but it has felt like one loooong day!

It all began on Monday afternoon when I responded to an email forwarded to me by one of my new blogging buddies. It was a request from The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, for a mom with a large family, who needed help with her grocery budget, to appear on the show. Even though I knew I could use help in the area of better budgeting our family’s monthly grocery bill, I honestly didn’t think much would come of responding, except for a possible connection with Fox News and The Morning Show. You know, for the future.

I didn’t hear back from anyone on Monday, and really didn’t think about it again until my phone rang just a little after 6am on Tuesday morning. I knew immediately that it had to be The Morning Show… Anyone else who has my number knows not to call me that early in the morning, unless it’s an emergency. We are not a family who rises early. Yes, I’m fortunate to have my kiddos sleep until 8:30 most mornings!

Thus began a very hectic day – Days, actually.

Phone calls back and forth from me to New York, travel arrangements made, scheduling the camera crew… I’m not quite sure if I ever actually said the words, “Yes, I want to be on the show!” It all happened so fast!

I was a frazzled wreck as I began to think of all that needed to be done, and called Mindy in a panic. Of course she came to my rescue – She dropped everything to help me prepare for the arrival of the camera crew. With all that I had to do to prepare for the shots and interview they wanted of me and my family, I also had to make arrangements for my kids, and get them ready for an overnight stay with Mimi, Poppy, and Aunt Rachel. Mindy was a lifesaver. Thanks, chica!

The camera crew arrived right on schedule – Just as I was putting away the last of the clean dishes. And they set right to work filming my family. They got some great footage, most of which was shown during one of the two segments on the show.

I will tell you all about the show and share the wonderful tips we were given to cut costs in our monthly grocery budget, but for now I am going to leave you with the link to view the segments on The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet. Ray, Noah and I are still on our way home, stopping just for a quick layover in Salt Lake City, and we are all exhausted.

I will be glad to have this experience behind us, even though it was a wonderful one!

1:45am Thursday

We are home now, finally!

I still can’t believe that I was on The Morning Show with Mike and Janice. Check it out!

Make sure you come back to see pictures and hear all about what I learned!


Christmas in New York

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on December 7, 2007

The tree at Rockefeller Center at Christmas Time with lots of Christmas ornaments

I won’t actually be spending Christmas in New York, but I will be there at Christmas-time… This weekend, in fact! Let me tell you, this California girl is super excited!!

My hubby and I leave tonight, on somewhat of a spur-of-the-moment trip. One of my husband’s clients is based near New York, and asked him to come out to give some media training. Their company Christmas party happens to be tomorrow night too, so we are going for work, but ultimately for FUN!

I am so stoked to see New York City at Christmas-time! We are only taking our littlest guy, so it will be a mini vacation from the kiddos, too.

I’m not sure how much I will want to be on the computer while we are gone, so try not to miss me too much (heehee). I am going to leave my last two giveaways open until I get back. So hop over and enter to win a butterfly necklace from i love blocks, and a Living The Dream laundry tee from LTDchix. On Monday I will choose the winners, resume my Christmas gift ideas, and I may have some more giveaways, too. Until then, have a fabulous weekend!


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