Thursday, September 25, 2014

Fall Bucket List

I'm not a "bucket list" person normally. There are so many other lists in my life that adding one seems a little daunting.

To Do List - Home
To Do List - Work
To Do List - Fall.

I suppose if I look at it like a way to ensure fall memories with Logan I will feel a little better about making another "List." The fact that fall is very short here in Houston may also cause a little hesitation.

First up: Pumpkin Spice Latte.

Say what you will about this drink and the craze around it, but my first sip each year always makes me excited for the three days of fall weather we get to enjoy here in Houston.

Next Up: Boots and Leggings/Jeans.
I usually have to wait for this day until late October but I certainly enjoy pulling my boots out from the back of the closet, dusting them off, and pulling them on over some comfy leggings. I'm pretty addicted to leggings from

Decorating Pumpkins:
I found this little article with ideas on how to decorate without carving and I really want to make the Mummy pumpkins! 

Making a Halloween Costume:
I am NOT crafty. This year I wanted to merge making a costume with buying one. I bought Logan a knit hat of Toothless the Dragon from How to Train Your Dragon and then I will make him a cape with a tail on it. This way, he can wear the hat when it is cold and it's a bit of a double duty "costume."

Finally, the one thing that lets me know that Fall is here is opening all the windows in the house - and maybe still needing a little sweater...

Here is hoping I can open those windows before October ends...


Wednesday, September 10, 2014


After traveling to New York and then coming right back into a busy work week, we really needed some down time.

This started with Logan sleeping until almost 7:30am Saturday.

I almost bought him a car for that.

He then laid in our bed and watched cartoons until after 8am.

I almost bought him a boat for that.

I made breakfast and we laid around watching various forms of electronics and then topped all that off by swimming before lunch.

Then Logan took nearly a 2 hour nap.

I called the Porche dealership after that one.

After a trip to the store, Logan and I made cookies and again laid around doing nothing.

He went straight to sleep at 8:15pm and I called the boat dealership for him.

Sunday we went to church and Logan was upped to the Tiger room!

He was a little confused because Sunday school is the same hall as regular school but he is in a different room.

We have a wonderful sermon series going on about Modern Families. This sermon really spoke to me:
Share Your Lives

Then, once again, it was a whole lotta nothing while it rained and we watch football. My fantasy team won this week, which was cool.

We needed this restful weekend and it really set us right for this busy week where Lee is traveling and I am single momming it.

I hope you had a nice weekend and what do you know - another one is only a few days away!


Thursday, September 4, 2014


You know how they say you can tell how big a puppy will get by the size of it's paws?

Well what do you suppose this means for Logan?

His foot is 2/3 the size of mine and he is almost 4 years old.



Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Labor Day Weekend

This Labor Day, we didn't spend our time laying around the pool.

We spent our time traveling to Stephentown, NY for a wedding of a friend of Lee's from Middle School, Tommy Curi.

The Farm where Tommy and Teresa live

It was a beautiful drive from Albany and I was in awe of the countryside. The weather that day was pretty fab as well.

We stayed at Jiminy Peak ski resort.

I'll just say... not so much a resort. I really thought half the time I walked down the hall that the twins from The Shining would be standing there.

The next day, after 13 hours of sleep, we didn't have to be back at the farm for the wedding until 4 so we drove into New Lebanon and had a charming breakfast at Blueberry Hill Cafe. The best part of this was when I went to fix my large iced coffee on the way out the door and tumped the whole blasted thing over. So I go running over to this sweet 16 year old chick saying "Ma'm? MA'M?!" and she turned to me like "WTF?" After that I followed up with lots of "y'all". They looked at me like I was from another planet.

Then it was off to the wedding.

Taking Photos. The groomsmen all wore seersucker suits!

Hooray for finding this dress last minute and ON SALE!

Ben and Katie, he was obvs a groomsmen.

Katie and I with Tommy, the Groom.

Hello, Bee.

Signature drink - something with bourbon and honey and lavendar and I had 5...Bartender owns/runs This Bar.

The dinner tent.

Several courses - all chef made as Tommy himself is a chef.

Tommy and Teresa! That dress... I die.
The travel was overwhelming but worth it in the end. We had a great time and hope to go back with Logan and let him play with the chickens on the farm and cook with Tommy.

Only if he sends me that drink recipe...