Wednesday, July 30, 2008

So It's Come To This, Huh?

If you would have been hanging out in my building's stairwell this evening you would have heard me say this:

"Why don't you have pants on? Oh well. Let's go."

Have I mentioned I carry two kids and an overloaded diaper bag up and down two flights of stairs every time I go somewhere? Well I do. So don't judge me.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Scenes from a Weekend

After we watched Dan in Real Life a few months ago, I remember thinking, 'Wow, that was a pretty movie.' When I loaded these pictures tonight, I thought, 'Wow, that was a pretty weekend.' :)

It looks like we had a laid back weekend. Actually we were running crazy to the pool, to a babysitter, to a wedding, to some sand volleyball--just trying to pack in some fun. Who wants to be laid back during the summer? Me. Actually. I'm no Busy Backson, I love to have those lazy days too.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

I'm Concerned

While thumbing through a catalog we got in the mail the other day, I came across this:

I was further disturbed when I found this:

Ok, I kind-of like that one. But seriously, what nerdy profession did I just align myself with? {And YES, I know I shouldn't end a sentence with a preposition. But after a few minutes of thinking how to restructure the sentence, I sadly realized I was being even nerdier!!}

My concern deepened as I looked at all the other super classy stuff that showed up along side these sweatshirts in the catalog.

I don't know how we got on the mailing list for this thing, but I'm oh so glad. I find them amusing. And they make me think of my old, sweet piano teacher who always had them lying around and got a kick out of actually buying the stuff.

{Dangit! It was driving me crazy so I had to look up the correct term, is it 'lying' or 'laying'? It's lying. And I quote:

"The verb lie ('assume a horizontal or resting position') is often confused with the verb lay ('put something down'), giving rise to incorrect uses such as: he is laying on the bed (correct use is | he is lying on the bed).

Somebody stop me!!!}

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

This Could Get Interesting

I saw this on a friend's blog and thought it was a great idea. Don't feel obligated!!! I just knew my sisters could come up with some good ones... Ha ha, how's that for some pressure?

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you. If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments.

Monday, July 14, 2008


I was working on the computer and J walked in and said "Hey, do you think Abbey's regressing at all?"

I started to turn and say "I'm not sure--she does want to sleep in the crib a lot more but I..." but stopped and laughed when I saw this.

"Yes. Yes, she is."

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

All I Want is a Pond Somewhere

I played the violin at a beautiful wedding last weekend for an adorable couple. The bridesmaids tossed hundreds of rose petals into the water and the scenery was just breathtaking. I fell in love with the house where they did the ceremony. Well, more the piece of land. I think I'll move in one day.

To top it off, they had patches of lilies {my favorite flower} growing everywhere.
I forgot the only problem about the lily--it stains bridal gowns and little girls' noses!
Seriously, I couldn't get it off her face. She wandered and played in the flowers and I had to get pictures of this gorgeous kid ... lily-stained nose and all.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Track Star

I pulled some pictures off my dad's camera a few weeks ago but just came across this gem today as I was sorting through them. It makes me laugh every time.

Did you know my sister married Bleeker?
We love you, Unkie Noah!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Favorite 4th Quip

So you can buy fireworks here. I mean fireworks. The kind that are illegal back home. The kind that people drive over the border and only get one or two because the police will be at their house pretty quick if you set off much more.

We got home last night and realized we could see six different firework shows from our deck. Afterwards, I was sitting inside taking care of Hayden when I heard J start laughing. He was listening to the kids across the street set off their awesome fireworks when one yelled 'Oh (expletive)! The tree's on fire!' Then he laughed even harder when the fire trucks showed up.

I, however, was not laughing when they were still setting them off around 11:30. But what the hey,
Happy 4th of July!