Friday, September 24, 2010


7:58 a.m. - United Airlines Flight 175 departs Boston for Los Angeles,

carrying 56 passengers, two pilots, and seven flight attendants. The

Boeing 767 is hijacked after takeoff and diverted to New York.

7:59 a.m. - American Airlines Flight 11 departs Boston for Los

Angeles, carrying 81 passengers, two pilots, and nine flight

attendants. This Boeing 767 is also hijacked and diverted to New York.

8:01 a.m. - United Airlines Flight 93, a Boeing 757 carrying 38

passengers, two pilots, and five flight attendants, leaves Newark, N.J.,

for San Francisco.

8:10 a.m. - American Airlines Flight 77 departs Washington's

Dulles International Airport for Los Angeles, carrying 58 passengers,

two pilots, and four flight attendants. The Boeing 757 is hijacked

after takeoff.

8:46 a.m. - American Flight 11 from Boston crashes into the North

Tower at the World Trade Center.

9:03 a.m. - United Flight 175 from Boston crashes into the South

Tower at the World Trade Center.

- U.S. Federal Aviation Administration shuts down all New

York area airports.

9:21 a.m. - Bridges and tunnels leading into New York City

are closed.

9:25 a.m. - All domestic flights are grounded by U.S. Federal

Aviation Administration.

9:45 a.m. - American Flight 77 crashes into The Pentagon.

10:05 a.m. - The South Tower at the World Trade Center collapses.

10:05 a.m. - The White House is evacuated.

10:10 a.m. - A large section of one side of The Pentagon collapses.

10:10 a.m. - United Flight 93 crashes in a wooded area in

Pennsylvania, after passengers confront hijackers.

10:28 a.m. - The North Tower at the World Trade Center collapses.


May God bless the many souls who lost their lives, on September 11, 2001, at

the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and on airline flights 11, 175, 77, & 93.

The courage and sacrifice shown by the FDNY firefighters, the NYC Police, and

other NYC EMS will never be forgotten. History will remember 9/11/2001.
This day will carry a whole new meaning for me now.  It is a day of prayer, a day of silence, a day to remember all of those who have lost their lives in the tragic attacks against our country.  I remember that day as if it were yesterday  how could anyone do such a awful thing and how could any God let it happen?  I never knew why and was always and still will be saddend by that day.  Sat. September 11th 2010 I lay in bed watching the news of all the recaps of that awful day crying thinking what an bad day to have a birthday.  Yes I was contracting thinking please let them go away  I don't want my babe to share a day with this tradgedy, this day is for remembrance only, little did I know that my sweet little baby girl was well on her way.  By 11:30 in the morning my contractions fizzeled out so I decided to go to fox River and do my elderly hair.  It was around 2:30 that I was having some teeth grinding pains.  I just smiled and thought to myself lets get all these ladies done and get home so by 4:30 that is what I did.  I drove home with my white  knuckles glued to the steering wheel from the pain(okay it wasn't to bad but it still hurt) pulled in the drive and waddeled my way to the bedroom where I laid for about 2 hours until Brad decided that the yard was good, the boys were ready, the car had gas, and his shower was taken, and Payton's "friend" of the male gender was gone, and that we could go to the hospital.  GRRRRR  My sister about scooped me up and took me herself.  We got to the hospital and I was a good 5 so they kept me about an hour later I was a 6-7 and  I decided that I was not superwoman anymore and opted for the epideral I was not in agonizing pain they were bearable but I just thought the last contraction was stronger enough that if they got stronger which I new they would some man sitting beside  me shootin the sh@# with the nurse and my sister would have to pay dearly!!  At 10:52 with three pushes my precious nameless baby girl was here.  She just walked right out with no problem  it was just like you would see on t.v.  I looked down and scooped her up (with the help of the doctor) and she was placed on my chest and in an  instant love was formed.  It wasn't until later that I realized that this day would carry a new meaning.  I would never forget the brave men and women of that day but I realized that life does go on and  I will pass that day on to my new little one and we will have new memories to make on that day as we had already did.  So with that never forget those lost but remember that life  always prevails and goes on.
So I would like to introduce my sweet little baby girl
Little Miss Piper Jane Mann

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Well Payton turned the big 16 on the 8th!  Wow how time has flown by.  Just think about it brings tears to my eyes.  It just seems like you get lost in the hustle and bustle of day to day activities and loose track of what is important...savoring every momement with your family and loved ones.  I know I have far from done that lately she and I have not been excatly the best of friends lately.  Yes she is a teenager but their is no reason that that makes it okay for her to talk back or to run around and do whatever she wants, and there is no reason I should let her get away with it either.  I guess I think if I do let her she will think I am a "cool" mom or something or sometimes it is just easier to give in so you don't have to hear the smart comments and the doors slam.  It is just hard being a parent!  I thrive for her and I to have a good relationship my mother and I didn't and we butted heads constantly(we still do on occasion) I remeber always wishing we had a close relationship.  Payton is full of accomplishements and all in all a good girl who I am proud to say I can trust, she is not out drinking and smoking. 
Payton I am very proud of you and you seize to amaze me everyday!  I love you and hope that what ever you do in life you try 100% and never give up.  You can do whatever you put your mind to:)  I hope you dance never sit out try every new thing you can!  Life is a journey which we all go through and  I am proud to say that I get to go through my journey with you by my side.  I love you Payton Brianna please never forget that!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Almost there!
Had the last ultra sound done on Tuesday.  Amazing simply amazing!  We think it looks a lot like its big  brother Patton but guess we will wait and see.   The babe is weighing in at 5lbs 12oz.  I am weighing in at sorry no details there;-)  I had my checkup after and she said I was dilated to a 1.  I know its not much, but I will take it!   Lots of braxton hicks contractions that are little more painful every time I have them, better get used to that because the real ones will be 10 times harder.eekkk  We will keep you posted:0