Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Nothing all that interesting going on. Just the normal assortment of spring activities plus end of the school year things.

Jake is having a successful baseball season and attending about 1/2 of his basketball games and practices.. Clara is enjoying basketball and doing some fun things with Girl Scouts.

We're trying to get our summer planned out which is proving to be a pain in the ass. At this point each of the kids are going to a week long girl or Boy Scout camp. They're also going to do at least 1 golf clinic.  Not sure what else we can fit in due to the month of July being a total mess with lots of family coming into town. Jake will hopefully make it to dc for a couple of weeks, and Clara will take a trip there in the fall.

I'm hoping to get some stuff done around the house and yard. Working on a project to do list. With Tom and I off only 1 day a week together, there isn't a ton of time.

I'll try to post a project list soon, as well as a craft project list.

Annalise is finally talking a bit more. Current words include car and ball, and hello. 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

People are dumb

I could list a hundred examples, but I think we all know its true.

I don't understand why some people feel the need to be "brutally" honest, but in reality, they seem to be doing it just to be a fucking bitch.

So over the stupid mom drama and everything that goes along with message boards. It makes me sad and question why I even bother. And makes me ashamed that some people act the way they do.

On that note, here's a cute picture. She's not dumb. She's awesome ;)

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Game-time review

Tried out a new place today. The kids and I drove to lake Oswego and met Tom plus the inlaws for dinner. We went to Game Time.

Just in case I have any local readers, here is a quick review.

Fun place to go with kids. A little confusing when you first get there (FYI it's open seating, so just find a table), but the food was good. Service was about slow, but we'd definitely try it out again!

Join the VIP club if you am on going--they email a good coupon that's expires a week out. We were there for almost 3 hours between dinner and 2 rounds of bowling. Kids are already begging to return.

Lots of tvs with sporting events, a full bar, sandwiches and pizzas, bowling and video games. Fun!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Shutterfly give away

I happen to love shutterfly, and a site I turn to for free codes is having a big give away.  Check it out!  Good luck!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

So soft

Baby cheeks

Thursday Thoughts

Thursday Thoughts

  • Not too much going on around here, except for baseball, basketball x2, girl scouts, and boy scouts.  That's all.
  • I waited until the last minute to file our taxes, and now I want the refund ASAP.  Can't remember why I waited so long. Hmm.
  • The weather is finally changing to more nice days and fewer not nice days (knock on wood) but it's still freaking FREEZING sitting through a 2+ hour baseball game at 6pm.  It's windy as all get out, and Annalise has little ice cube hands.
  • It feels like Friday.  Hate it when I'm off by a day.
  • Jury duty on Monday.  Wonder if I'll actually get called in?  Either way it kind of sucks, beacuse I block my schedule at work.  If I don't get called in, I still have to come to work, and then I'll have nothing to do.
  • Earth day is on Monday, so we're going to do some street cleaning on Saturday.  It happens to be right during a baseball game, but I'll somehow make it work.
  • Last weekend I tried some new recipes.  This weekend I think I'm sticking with more classics.  I do want to try some variations though.  I'll be sure to link pinterest recipes I use.
  • First the bombing, then the fertilizer plant explosion.  The funny thing is, the bombing will get and got MUCH more press, but which was more deadly and which was actually more likely?  It's like car accidents vs. plane crashes....
  • I think Tom and I are going out this weekend.  I should probably try to find a babysitter.  We'll have to go to our favorite bar, but I think we're going to try a new resturant.
Feel free to post your own Thursday thoughts, just link back to Jen @ Ramblings of a Suburban Mom!

Sunday, April 14, 2013


Didn't get even close to everything finished that was on my list. I did start a new book, Freedom by Jonathan Franzen, but no one ever lets me read around here :-/

Did get lots of laundry done, as wells some spring cleaning in the kitchen, but I did not purge the cupboards.

Sweet potato tot things I made were not great...but the hash made out of the leftovers was good!

Not ready for the week to begin, so I'm going to read for a bit before bed.