Posts in category "Family"

To Work, or Not to Work

This topic has been the source of argument & contention since women joined the workforce. Do I leave my job to raise my kids? Can I work? Do I even have a choice? I remember the mad scramble in the years leading up to having a baby. We paid off my car, but I didn’t get pregnant. We... Read more »

10 years ago...

I absolutely remember where I was and what I was doing the day the World Trade Center was attacked and America fell. I was 9 months pregnant and less than an hour away from the madness that was unfolding. I was sitting in my Nana & Papa’s house watching Good Morning America when the Charlie... Read more »

The Man Weekend

Last weekend, all the Kubal men embarked on a little getaway to Apple Canyon. Early last Friday morning Bill, his dad, his brother Mike, our nephews Justin and Jack, and of course, Dylan, stuffed three cars full of supplies, snacks and bags and headed off for three days of golf, fishing, and hanging out in... Read more »
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I'm a "Titi"!!!

My family is slowly taking over all the holidays. I have already blogged about how both my grandfather’s death and our signing the paperwork to pursue Dylan’s adoption happened on Valentine’s Day and how my grandmother passed away on New Years’ Day. Now my brother – whose birthday falls on Groundhog’s Day – has welcomed... Read more »

Finally, a GOOD vacation!

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As you might remember, the last time that Dylan spent time with my family, he was NOT on his best behavior. Tantrums, sleepless nights, general grumpiness…the boy definitely made us re-think taking him on any more trips for a long time to come! However, before we even decided to go to Disney World, we had... Read more »

Happy Valentine's Day!

When I think of Valentine’s Day, the last word that pops to my mind is “romance.” This might have something to do with the man I married. You see, I married my best friend. I married the love of my life. I married a strong, supportive partner. I married someone I knew would be an... Read more »
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"Go Away, Mama!"

I’ve been hearing that a lot lately. No, it’s not because I’ve been unusually strict and now Dylan is mad at me. It’s not because I don’t let him have any “alone” time. It’s because Bill has been traveling a lot for the past month, and when he gets back into town Dylan wants absolutely... Read more »

"El Nudo"

If things continue the way they are, when Dylan grows up he will either live in an isolated tropical island or in a nudist colony. This boy does NOT want to keep his clothes on. It is cold outside. Even with the thermostat at 71 degrees, I walk around the house all day long in... Read more »

A Whale of a Trip - Part 3

Of all the parks we were scheduled to visit during out trip to Florida, I was most looking forward to Animal Kingdom. Dylan loves animals, and the combination of both animals and Disney characters seemed perfect for our little guy. We tried to get him excited about the theme park telling him he would see... Read more »
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A Whale of a Trip - Part 1

When my parents mentioned last summer that they were planning a family trip to Disney World during the holidays, Bill and I immediately told them we would not be joining them in Florida. There were many reasons for us not to go. The expense was number one, of course. We also thought that, at 3,... Read more »