Sunday, June 30, 2013

Go On

I'm proud they are gay.  Gay Pride Parade is whooping it up downtown.  I had an errand to run downtown not knowing about this.  Thank goodness Andrew could loop around in the car and pick me up.

Friday, June 28, 2013


Out for drinks and live music.  I love babysitters and getting to know my husband outside his "dad" role.  Time to get ruckus.


Sometimes friends gnome how to make magic in one's day.

Gnome Pops from sweetniks!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


Stuffed with a great dinner.  Mini cupcakes for the kids in lieu of a cake that would warrant left-over eating.  Just giving myself a break before Andrew's birthday celebration in a week and a half. Thanks for all the great birthday wishes.

Found, Now Inspired!

Thinking of doing this white on a gray wall:

Same feeling:
Modern Decals

I promise it won't be kitschy

Monday, June 24, 2013

Girls' Night

It was fun to drive downtown for drinks and a movie with new friends.  We saw Before Midnight in the Egyptian Theater in Capitol Hill.  The theater is switching hands so this is the last movie before it closes.  I loved the first two movies in the series so much, but tonight's movie left me on the fence.

Sunday, June 23, 2013


"You brung what you brung, and you hope that's enough."

For all those parents out there:

 It is Sunday so why not waste another 20 minutes:

Saturday, June 22, 2013


 Summer is here so time to sign up for the Summer Reading Program at our local library.  I can't believe I am filling in three logs this year.  

My new favorite quote:

Friday, June 21, 2013


What a gorgeous sunset we just saw for solstice.  We went down to the beach for burgers and bike rides.  We saw jellyfish poking along under the pier.  That was a bit alarming for me.  I seriously fear those things ever since watching a documentary on killer jellyfish.  Tomorrow is the famous Fremont Solstice parade where hundreds of naked, painted people ride bikes down a parade route.  I think we will skip this year and wait until the kids can fully enjoy the humor of all the nakedness.

Thursday, June 20, 2013


Today is a Junuary day (as they call it here).  A checker used the word gloomy today and I snapped back at him.  I reminded him that he had seen the sun yesterday and that this is a day of beauty and should be celebrated.  We agreed to disagree.

What a great day to plant cactus, right?  I have fallen head over heels for mimicry plants.  Little succulents that look like little butts.  Need I say more?

Will my tiny tuckus plants get the sun they need?  It's in the stars.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Book Bound

My mom left this book with me before she headed back to Sacramento.  I was skeptical at first because I dislike fiction.  I disliked this book in the beginning because it was fictional and added another level of emotional attachment to my already emotionally consumed life.  I got absorbed in the book and really enjoyed watching my kids play in the backyard while I put my feet up on my patio furniture, reading in the raindrops.  I'm done now.  Thanks mom for the good read.  I have a familiar appreciation for my own emotional happenings and look forward to getting back to it, and only it, tomorrow.  It is that comforting feeling like getting home from a vacation.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


I took the boys exploring to see the Discovery Park Lighthouse.  Beautiful, peaceful, and wonderful air.  Back to real life now - time to attack the grocery store with my three kids.
(don't tell anyone they are all sick with colds!)

Monday, June 17, 2013

Tree Swingin'

I ordered our backyard tree swing this morning from  I wonder if Andrew and I will smile like this when Piper is up on the swing in overalls?  

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Father/Dad/Mr. Man

Today we celebrated the dad of our household.  I hosted a brunch with two new sets of neighborhood parents (7 kids total between us) and then we turned into lazy blobs.  We went to Home Depot and then Mexican food.  I love this kombucha makin' man.  Our farm is a dream come true and I thank him for being my Superman.

Thursday, June 13, 2013


My littlest is 1 year old today.  She just walked into my favorite window of child development.  Literally, she walked just yesterday for the first time.  I love this sweet juice.  I love that she has no words yet (just like her brother).  I love that she is sharp (just like her other brother).  I love that she looks just like her daddy (and brother and aunties).  I love that she: climbs everything, screeches like a girl, hugs dollies, makes girl sounds, asks to be put to sleep at night, and gets a mouthful of teeth all at once (unlike anyone else in the family).  She is her own Piper Hallie Kay and I love her oh so much for that.  I put her to bed and she smelled just like cake.  I will gobble up all her yumminess and 
dough-y-ness for the rest of her life.

                                We climbed to the top of the Space Needle for her birthday adventure.