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Woe is me

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Well, not me, but Tabi. She’s actually been sick all week. It’s a cold, but it was slow burning so she had a very sore throat for 3 whole days before the stuffy nose and achy head came on. She missed a super-fun field trip and we won’t be going to park today. I think […]

Wax and Alley

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

This year Tabitha decided she didn’t want a birthday party. I can’t say I was sad about it because I still have Dee’s party and frankly, Tabitha has a lot of friends- it’s hard to fit them all into my house. We offered her a day out with two friends and that was an […]

The dress whisperer

Friday, November 16th, 2012

I mentioned that Tabitha and I went shopping and the first dressed she showed me was not only perfect for me, it was my size and fit beautifully (cannot wait to wear it!). Yesterday we were browsing Target (does anyone ever just browse at Target?) and were looking at the dresses for Daisy. Now, I […]

Brownies and ice cream

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Monday was just a day of lessons, though I did break it up with a Jack in the Box run specifically for dessert before our lunch. The kids enjoyed that and the cashier thought it was funny- probably because I ordered a Diet Coke with our cheesecake, cookies, and churros. It was a long day […]

full day

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Wednesday was what I envisioned many days this summer to look like. Yet so far, it’s been the only one. Since we don’t have dance right now and Tabitha is only in 2 camps total this year, I really thought we’d focus on lessons. But then I got this great idea to take that week […]

Who needs sleep?

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

This weekend was a bit taxing for one Miss Tabitha. Saturday started innocently enough. Tabitha had cleaned the playroom the night before, which trust me, was quite the undertaking. She was motivated by the desire to build with her Legos. It was understood the playroom needed to be spotless in order to bring out those […]

End of the week

Friday, April 8th, 2011

I had a birthday gift to buy that I had put off and by the time I decided to go it was inconvenient. That would be how we found ourselves at a Lego Store on Thursday morning. We hit the one in Downtown Disney so I had to make it very clear to Daisy we […]

Birthday Eve.

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

Today is the last day my first baby is 11. We went to Disneyland, though it has nothing to do with her birthday. Rather, we wanted to do the character fan weekend but didn’t want it to cut into her birthday celebration tomorrow. We were there about 3 hours and then headed to my in-laws’ […]

We survived!

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

Another birthday party for Miss Tabitha. The kids keep getting bigger, but my house sure doesn’t! Last year I said not in the house again, but we didn’t do any real planning to not have it here, so this was our only choice. I think next year though, we really are going to look outside […]

atmospheric conditions

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

It never fails, whenever there’s something cool going on up in the heavens, we get clouds. Sure enough, tonight is a full moon and the girls were supposed to study it with binoculars. Last night and all throughout today, it was the most crystal clear, cloudless sky. The minute the moon rises- clouds. Hopefully it […]

The past

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Other things that have been going on. Chris had to go to Arizona for some training for work. I hate when he leaves as I hear a million bumps in the night. This time his leaving also coordinated with a difficult day in terms of getting the kids to their various activities. But the 3 […]

not very halloweenie

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

So every year we go to Disneyland with the girls in Halloween outfits and take pictures around the park with various decorations. We also make it a point to ride Haunted Mansion, Space Mounting Ghost Galaxy and find characters in costume as well as do the craft in Woody’s roundup. After lunch we head […]

tag team day

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Once again I’m at dance. Pretty much assume any blog written in the afternoon is done at dance. Loving being able to connect to the internet via my phone; it’s handy when I can’t tap into some free wi-fi. Today is Daisy for an hour and a half, during that time Tabitha does some lessons […]


Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

This afternoon we did Tabitha’s bridging ceremony to signify her going from Juniors into Cadettes. She planned the whole thing herself and included all of us wearing silly hats, trumpet blowing and confetti pelting provided by Daisy, and a speech by Tabitha. It was short but sweet and thoroughly her. I also presented her with […]

like a missing limb

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

We sent Tabitha off to camp yesterday.
I’m practically hyperventilating just typing that sentence! I actually was fine saying good-bye and didn’t cry or embarass her, but as we were driving away I just felt so weird. I thought I’d be fine because she goes on outings and sleepovers without me but I guess since I […]

progress report

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

I was asked about Tabitha’s current grade level by no less than 3 people last week. This leads me to believe others might have the same question so I thought I’d kind of spell it out for anyone wondering.
She turned 11 this past January, so if she were in a brick and mortar school […]


Sunday, June 13th, 2010

Is it pink?

Is it blue?

You decide!

American Girl Place

Monday, April 5th, 2010

I forgot about our trip to Ameircan Girl Place for the girls’ birthdays. I just finished those pictures and they are up on their own page.
American Girl Place
Now, onto party pictures (after I take care of children’s lunch needs).

case of the mondays

Monday, March 29th, 2010

You know I had such a fabulous weekend and today was the complete opposite. It’s a busy week of fun things but I also have several not so fun but absolutely must-do things and I cannot fit them all in. I was majorly stressing today; enough so that I gave up on the raw foods […]

Month 3 (12 Project)

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

March 2010 will forever be known as Cookie Madness. We did nothing but eat, sleep, and breathe cookies. Tabitha and I had a total of 9 booth sales, 7 of which were in March. All family activities were put on hold. In the end, Tabitha sold an amazing 755 cookies.
New this month: Tabitha has […]


Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Tabitha went to her callback this evening with an updated list of her conflicts. Turns out the Club 500 Girl Scout event that Tabitha worked her bootie off to be able to attend is on the same day as one of the performances. That’s non-negotiable for the theater. The woman there at least told Tabitha […]

Cookie Madness 2010

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

It’s over! We had our last booth sale tonight and completely sold out. And that’s without having a single Thin Mint due to a shortage. The troop did so well and collectively sold over 2600 cookies! Our council’s goal was 1400 per troop so we are ecstatic about our sales. Tabitha did get her goal […]

5 minutes = over an hour

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

My quick project was anything but- good thing I didn’t wait until any later. I got the one peplos done and now I can learn from my mistakes It is easy and the future ones should be much faster but I was having machine issues that lead to frustration which never helps.
I did […]

waiting for Tuesday

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

At this point I’m actually looking forward to when Lost is on so I can get Daisy’s pictures up.
Today marked the 5th, and final, day of celebrating Daisy’s birthday. We ended with a trip to the American Girl Place. It was a girls’ day being that it was myself, Daisy, Tabitha, and my MIL. […]

birthday pics

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

I put up Tabitha’s birthday pictures for those that are interested.
She had a really nice birthday last Saturday. We got up very early due to Disneyland opening at 8am and Tabitha insisted on opening her gifts before we went. She was thrilled to receive her new American Girl doll. She immediately proclaimed that both dolls […]


Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Tabitha’s party was today.
The theme was madness crafting so Oriental Trading Company came to the rescue.
Chris and I are utterly exhausted as there was zero down time this whole weekend.
Bedtime hasn’t come soon enough.


Friday, January 29th, 2010

Today was insane with here/there/everywhere antics. I’m home now but still have to decorate, wrap and take care of some GS cookie business.
My BIL babysat tonight so Chris and I could head out to The Grove to hit up the American Girl shop. We bought Tabitha a new doll named Lanie who is this […]

I wish it only rained at night

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Because then Tabitha wouldn’t be able to A) talk non-stop about the rain B) constantly run back and forth from the dining room to the living room to see which window had the better view of the rain and C) stare aimlessly at the rain instead of doing lessons.
Don’t get me wrong, I love […]

poppin’ in

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

Just quickly popping in to say hi. We’ve been enjoying the cooler weather with pants and short sleeves though the mornings look so gloomy it’s hard to believe it will warm up. But if you start the day in long sleeves, you’ll be sweating by noon. It feels like fall around here which means holidays […]

Fair Square

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Thursday was a jam-packed day starting with the fair! We look forward to this time every year. I’ve been going since I was a kid since my day really enjoys fairs of all kinds. The fair bug kind of stuck with me when I grew up. Tabitha has been entering competitions in the fair since […]