Monday, October 29, 2012

Current favorite...

While I generally enjoy TV, right now I am especially loving this show:

It's snarky, witty, cutesy, and light. I love it.

But I feel like it's missing something... Like Seth Cohen needs to show up and take Summer home for Chrismukkah!

I suppose I will settle for George or Wade

If I must.....


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Goodbye: Google Reader

Recently, I decided to leave Google Reader.

We had good times, we had bad times, but mainly Google Reader did a bad thing to me:

Made me lazy.

How easy is it to scroll through blogs while drinking coffee at 8:35am at my desk? Super.
But I stopped commenting. It took more effort to click out of reader and onto the site and then comment.

I have gone back to my old ways and bookmarked my favorite blogs. And when I did that and counted - I was down to 15.


well - some have changed thier niche and it's just not my thing.
Some have stopped blogging (A'hem- Jessica! Donald!)

Now I am down to my 15 favorites and I am going to start carefully choosing a few new blogs to add to my list.

I hope, if you are even reading this, that you start to see my comments on your site and welcome me back.

Lazy is no longer an option.


Monday, October 22, 2012

Pumpkin Patch

Saturday morning, we headed out to the Pumpkin Patch. Thankfully, Logan enjoyed it - which was a vast difference on how he felt about it last year...

We got there just as a truck full o' punkins was unloading.

Full Steam Ahead!

I can lift this! Er... maybe not

Sea of mini pumpkins

Ok I can lift THIS one!

This one made it into the wagon

A smidge too big to lift!

Better luck with this one!

Super cool knobby pumpkin

Lee picked this one to drink beer out of....

Out final selection

Logan added more and then tried to pull it!

Yay! Pumpkins rule!
I am so glad he had so much fun this year. While I still don't have those iconic pumpkin patch photos, I have these showing how active and fun he is.


Wednesday, October 17, 2012


As far as birthdays go, this one is one of the best EVER!

My mom came into town Friday night and Donald and I took her for Sushi. The place we went was very friendly with Logan - even gave him a balloon! - so that for me makes me want to go back for sure.

Saturday my Mom graciously watched Logan while Lee and I went car shopping. We pretty much knew what we wanted so we drove a Honda Pilot - and went ahead and purchased it!
So - it looks as though I got a car for my birthday, but it was really a coincidence of timing ;)

After the car buying, Lee drove me somewhere as a surprise and we wound up at the jewelry store buying my second wedding band - that I have wanted for years!
The one on top is the new one
Talk about a rockin bday present!

Sunday - my actual birthday - we went to Brennan's for fancy brunch!

Birthday Cappuccino

Impeccable decor

Donald and our friend David

Alyse and her husband David

Ben and Katie

Christi, Alyse and I

My handsome hubby!

Fish cakes with a poached egg. SO. GOOD.

Singing Happy Birthday (Donald is ducking out of sight)

Bananas Foster tableside

Pralines as you leave!
Wonderful wonderful day and I spent the rest of it shopping with my mom and hanging around the house.


Monday, October 15, 2012

Fall Decorating

I've been a bit of a slacker on decorating for fall.

Could be because we are so busy.

But I am pretty sure it's due to the fact that I have to move a huge treadmill out of the way of the closet that houses my decorations so most of the time I am more like "eff it."

I did make some progress on Friday, however.

First - my beautiful new wreath showed up!
This beautiful creation arrived via Chapters Of Our Life - Annie! I also ordered a Christmas Wreath but I will save those photos for - you know - December.

While at the store on the way home Friday for an emergency wine run (let's be honest) - I picked up a few pumpkins:

I nestled them among the Ivy and weeds, which are fighting for majority right now.
Logan picked out his own little pumpkin:
For now, I am not sure how much effort I am willing to put into digging out my decorations - but I will try to fancy it up a little more.

Have a great week!


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Growing older but not up...

This coming weekend, I turn 32.

It's kind of sneaking up on me this year. I'm not as giddy and freaking out about it. Maybe because I am too busy and tired to really focus on it?
Maybe I am reaching the age where it is not a big deal anymore?

Anywhoo - I suppose it's tradition to make a list of wants huh?

Here are a few things I would like:

1 - Charms for my Pandora Necklace. Ideas.

I like the Topaz because that is Logan's birthstone.

2 - Acrylic Stemless Wine Glasses (a set of 4-6)

3 - A spa day. Like full blown mani, pedi, massage, steam room - spa DAY.

I know it's not much but I don't feel like I need much. Just to be with family and friends and kiss my sweet boy on the cheeks.

What else should I ask for this year?

Monday, October 8, 2012


I feel kinda... Meh.

Which is odd since my birthday is in less than a week.

Odd because this is my absolute FAVORITE time of the year.

Odd mainly because things are really really good for us right now.


I haven't even decorated for Fall yet.
I have nothing interesting to blog about.

Get up, go to work, come home, play with Logan, watch tv, go to bed.. repeat...

One interesting thing we just did was go to the zoo:

Where Logan climbed on everything

The chimps ate out of jack o lanterns

Logan loved it

Logan and his pal Ariana pulled the wagon too!
Sunday since it was GORGEOUS outside, I opened all the windows in the house... Logan loved sitting in the window seat in the kitchen:
I had him in big boy clothes mainly because everything else is shorts and t shirts!
I can't believe we are 6 weeks away from having a 2 year old!