Tuesday, February 12, 2013

jumping in

{just jumping in like I'm not the worst blogger. ever.}

J has been out of school since last Wednesday for "Spring Intercession". Whatever that means.. LOL They're also out all this week. Needless to say, we're trying to stay pretty busy so we don't go crazy.

On the first day they were out, we just stayed in our jammies all day & chilled out. Then, on Thursday we went to my friend Miriam's house for our weekly "crafty" day. I've really enjoyed getting together with her every week & working on fun crafty goodness.

Here are a few of the goodies I've made:

Later that night, Rebecca & I went to a book signing for a couple of our favorite bloggers. {literally a couple. they're married} John & Sherry are the awesome couple behind the DIY blog Young House Love. {I totally stole this pic from Rebecca, btw}

Friday I felt pretty crappy, so it was another jammie/lay around day. Our weekend was fairly low-key as well. Though, J did have a basketball game Saturday afternoon. I love watching him play! He's very good at defense, and we're working on helping him be confident enough to actually shoot during the game. LOL Hopefully we're getting a basketball hoop for the house soon so we'll be able to practice more. He's kind of in the middle left of the picture with his {crazy pale} arms up in the air. 

We've got plans pretty much every day this week, which is nice. Yesterday we met some friends at Chick-fil-a for a lunch playdate. Between the four of us we had seven kids & boy was it loud! They had fun playing and of course the mommies enjoyed chatting. 

Today we went to J's friend Cole {and my friend Kaliska's} house. She was going to get her hair cut & I was going to watch the boys & the season 3 finale of Downton Abbey. Things were going well until the boys & I walked outside to get something out of our car... and I locked us out of their house. With my phone inside. We decided to just chill in our car until she got home. I was finally able to finish the finale and can I just say... O.M.G! No spoilers here, but seriously.... O.M.G!

Tomorrow J has a dentist appointment, then Thursday is crafty day again followed by basketball practice. We don't currently have any plans on Friday, so maybe we'll have another jammie day. We'll see. It will be nice when he goes back to school next week & we can get back to our schedule. 

Well, that turned out to be quite a novel. I guess that's what happens when I go so long between posts...

Friday, January 18, 2013

2013… so far

It’s not a “resolution” per se, but I’d like to take a picture a day in 2013. So far I’ve been able to do it. Granted, we’re only a couple of weeks in, but for me, it’s a big deal. Here are the pics I’ve taken so far…

Another goal for 2013 is to go to bed with a clean sink every night. 1.1.13

80% off Christmas items? Yes, please. 1.2.13

2013 is going to be the Year of Independence. J really needs to learn to do some things for himself. He cooked this corndog! 1.3.13

A big Lego mess! 1.4.13

Crafty day!!! 1.5.13

The corner looks so bare without the Christmas tree! 1.6.13

Playdate with Patrick & his brothers. 1.7.13

Stopping for gas is stop #2 on a day of errands. 1.8.13

Documenting the everyday. 1.9.13

First basketball practice of the season! 1.10.13

After practice CFA run with his buddy, Cole. 1.10.13

Silly friends getting ready to play “Fibber”. 1.11.13

Grocery day. 1.12.13

A napping boy is a rare sight these days. 1.12.13

Pyramid Solitaire. My new obsession. 1.13.13

Silhouette playdate with my friend, Miriam. 1.14.13

Having issues with my pancake flipping skills. 1.15.13

This IS American Idol! 1.16.13

Trying to be warm AND cute. 1.17.13

Hopefully I can get back in the swing of posting. I kind of miss it.

Thursday, January 17, 2013


Wow, it’s really been five months since I blogged last. That’s shameful. There’s really no way to “catch up”, so I’ll just post some Instagram pictures & hopefully can do a better job from here on out… {I decided to just do 2012 pics in this post & will do 2013 in another.}

Crazy long line at DragonCon. Which, it turns out, I didn’t need to stand in. Whoops. 9.1.12

Helping mommy paint the kitchen table. 9.8.12

When sanding, wear safety goggles. Or swimming goggles. Either way. 9.12.12

Helping mommy make scrambled eggs. 9.25.12

Lego club meeting with Nate. 9.29.12

Birthday fun at Legoland Discovery Center. I can’t believe he’s six!!! 10.12.12

The aftermath of Legoland. 10.12.12

The beautiful wedding of a good friend of the family. 10.14.12

Intently listening during story time at the Fall Harvest Festival. 10.18.12

Community Dress Up Day. Calling Dr. Mann! 10.19.12

A much needed date! 10.20.12

A common sight at our house. 10.25.12

Helping mommy bake. 10.25.12

Trick-or-Treat bag I made for J using my Silhouette. 10.27.12

Fun Jack-o-Lantern! 10.31.12

Our crazy amount of leftover candy. 11.2.12

Zucchini bread waiting to go into the oven. 11.5.12

I was feeling crafty so I made a wreath! 11.10.12

Happy mail in the form of a book written by a couple of my favorite bloggers. 11.10.12

Seeing Breaking Dawn Pt. 2 with friends. 11.17.12

A new friend came for the holidays! 11.23.12

A beautiful sight! 11.26.12

Fun nails for Christmas! 12.1.12

A blast from the past. 12.5.12

Made our Christmas wreath & really like how it turned out. 12.14.12

Christmas cookie time! 12.18.12

Roadtripping to Oklahoma. 12.22.12

A house divided. 12.24.12

Crazy cold temperatures couldn’t keep us from seeing Les Miserables. 12.26.12

Well, that’s it for 2012…

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