Tuesday, July 8, 2014

I'll Take Them!

Nels accompanied me shoe shopping tonight.  We were both looking and he had more luck than me.  He said "I'll buy these shoes.  They fit!"  I learned an important lesson today: If you can fit your foot inside a shoe, it's the shoe for you!


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

We Moved

We moved closer to the ocean to become pirates.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Las Vegas

 My mom got married in Las Vegas and I was the witness.  I was surprised how little sleuthing was required.  I left the kids and husband at home so I could...

..ride a roller coaster 

..stay up late

...and go to a show

Guy said he wanted to do all of that stuff.  He probably could have handled it.  I kept seeing things I thought he would like.  I even rode on the roller coaster thinking I'll take him to ride one soon.  Nope.  The scariest part of the roller coaster for me was imagining him on it.  He said he'd go to a show but once he realized you had to sit in the same seat for over an hour he said it sounded very boring.  I think I can find a better place for him to hang out than Vegas.  He talks fondly of two story homes.  We could go to one of those.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Backyard Dining

It almost feels like spring here.  I thought we could eat dinner in the backyard tonight but I don't know how to keep the dog from eating Daisy's food.  Thankfully Daisy didn't mind dining in her swing set.  The dog didn't mind either for Daisy has a good throwing arm.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

1 Year Old Girls


Daisy turns 1 today! 
 I have a picture of Lucy on her 1st birthday I like so I stuck Daisy in the same clothes to take her picture.  It seems kind of morbid but if Lucy were alive it seems like this would totally be okay?  I guess it's one of the few days Daisy has to see how she looks compared to her sister.


Lucy- June 2009, 1 year old

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Why Dogs Are Not Kids


If one of my kids did this they would feel terrible about being a jerk.  This dog just bounces around with a "Look at what I discovered inside this ball!  It's amazing!  Don't you just want to taste a little?  You can have a little.  Not too much.  I like food.  I like to put food in my mouth.  I like to put everything in my mouth.  I like to chew on everything just a little.  Unless it's good then I chew on it a lot.  Look at me!  I can hop around!  I have some fur!  Want to touch it?  Can I bite your hand?  I'm going to bite your hand."  At about that point, Nels will interrupt her to take the ball away and throw it in the garbage.  And that's why I like kids more than dogs.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Interior Decorations

I made an appointment for an interior decorator to come to my house next week.  I don't really know what I'm doing but I hope she'll let me know.  Between now and then all I have to do is compile a bunch of pictures of things I like and they don't even have to be related or look good together and she'll try to figure out my style off of those.  I should hire people more often.

I guess my totally random likes actually have many similarities...



Monday, February 3, 2014

Nels' Sweatsuit

I like that kids can walk around with their sweatshirt tucked into their sweatpants and still be cute.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Boxed Cake Mix

Cakes need layers.  You can bake a boxed cake in a jelly roll/cookie pan lined with parchment.  That easily makes 4 layers.

My frosting consists of one block of cream cheese mixed with a jar of vanilla curd.  I guess I didn't really make anything in this cake.  Mixing random stuff together still makes a pretty good cake.

Adding fruit to a cake makes it healthy.  You can substitute a cake with fruit for any meal.  My children agree.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

January Reads

This month I read (in order of greatness):

An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield
Non-fiction. File under:
-Life skills I wish I figured out a long time ago.
-A book I should force my children to read as teenagers.
-Nice mustache.

Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
Non-fiction.  File under:
-People are weird.  But I already knew that.
-Data driven.
-Some content revealed in superb TED talks.  Interesting Q&A blog.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Fiction.  File under:
-Pretty much what you'd expect from the previous 5 years of hubbub.
-My favorite book style: shifting points of view. 
-Watching movie after reading book = movie that jumps all over the place.

Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
Fiction.  File under:
-Tragic teenage love stories. 
-Reminiscent of author John Green.
-Likable. Must be younger than me to really enjoy the book, I think.