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.
Sunday, June 30, 2013
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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.
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Sometimes friends gnome how to make magic in one's day.
Gnome Pops from sweetniks!
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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.
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Found, Now Inspired!
Thinking of doing this white on a gray wall:
I promise it won't be kitschy:
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Monday, June 24, 2013
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.
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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:
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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:
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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.
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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.
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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
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.
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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!)
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Monday, June 17, 2013
I ordered our backyard tree swing this morning from Ropetreeswings.com. I wonder if Andrew and I will smile like this when Piper is up on the swing in overalls?
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Sunday, June 16, 2013
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.
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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.
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Wednesday, June 12, 2013
We explored the Olympic Sculpture Park and the Pike Place Market.
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