Our annual Mother’s Day Brunch was a bit smaller than usual, but it was still filled with love, laughter and some really good food. I know some people think it’s a bit unusual that I (a mom) want to have hostessing/cooking duties on Mother’s Day, but I enjoy it. Me and my beautiful mom. Love […]
A crazy old lady… but in a very good way.
My mom is quite the adventurer. Several years ago she and my dad to a cruise to Alaska and while there, she rode a zipline through the forest. She loved it and she has been asking my dad to build her one in their back yard ever since. (My dad has so far refused.) Mom […]
In addition to mph, some speedometers measure nagging as well.
My parents are visiting friends on the East Coast. They left their car parked at our house and I drove them to the airport. In their car, I noticed this…. Little strips of pink sticker on the speedometer. The stickers correspond to 25 mph (“David! Slow down! You’re in a neighborhood!”) and to 65ish (“David! You’re […]
The Easter Claus…. Or Santa Bunny… (Either way, it’s all kinds of wrong.)
Scene: My house. My parents stopped in for a quick visit. The boys are talking with their Gramma about upcoming Easter events. Grant: “…And will we do an Easter egg hunt at your house?” Gramma: “Yes! Of course! And what do you boys want the Easter Bunny to bring you for Easter?” Me: “Mom! The […]
That’s right. My Labor Day Post. Better late than never.
OK, I had to post about Labor Day weekend because I am so proud of my mom and dad. They were the Grand Marshals for the local fair and Labor Day parade. They are tireless volunteers for their city. I can’t think of anyone more deserving. We went out on Saturday to the fair. It […]
Mother’s Day Brunch Inspiration: birds, butterflies and booze. Ahhh. (decor ideas)
Why do I host a Mother’s Day Brunch? I’m a mom… shouldn’t I be the attendee and not the host…? Why play hostess? Because I get to do crafty things that are purely unnecessary… but they bring me joy. Crafty Joy is my Mother’s Day gift to me. Each year I have a different color […]
Camping Is Good (Part 5) …Why We Do It.
Camping Is Good (Part 1)Camping Is Good (Part 2)Camping Is Good (Part 3)Camping Is Good (Part 4) “Once you do something twice, it’s tradition.” ~ Family Motto My Uncle Chris took a summer job with the California State Forestry Service when he was in college. He lived in Southern California at the time, but for […]
Am I being Punk’d? So bad it’s funny… or at least it will be someday.
My day yesterday: 6:15: wake up and go back to sleep 6:30 wake up and go back to sleep 6:45 drag ass out of bed 7:00 make coffee 7:15 start chugging coffee 7:29 (note to self: do not go to bed with wet hair) 7:30 put hair in hot rollers to get rid of “Medusa” […]
O creativity, creativity… wherefore art thou, creativity?
Grant spent the weekend at Gramma & Poppa’s house. In addition to serving waffles on demand, Gramma is cool because she likes boy things. Dinosaurs. Planes. Space shuttles. Science. (shut up shut up shut up. Yes. I am sexist. I think math and science are boy things. ew.) Anyhoo. Under the umbrella of science (both […]
Butterflies are beautiful, but don’t stand underneath them.
Grant has a bunch of plastic bugs. I don’t know where they came from (I know I didn’t buy them!) but they’re scattered all around in the toy bins. The only one he plays with at all is a butterfly. We’d like to think he’s pretending it’s Mothra, but probably not. The butterfly’s name was […]