Saturday, May 30, 2009
Choosing between this bed, or this bed ... what's your vote? The first one, I LOVE the posts, but the headboard has some woven rattan-ish thing which I'm not loving.
Put music on my website (the wrong way because I could not for the life of me figure out how to do it the right way.) Yay or nay. On music in general? First song in particular? Is it too sad? Wrong vibe? I saw it on SYTYCD and fell in love.
Speaking of SYTYCD. Does anyone else love love love that show but feel totally depressed watching all of those amazing, strong, flawless bodies dance while you sit on the couch eating moose tracks, corn chex, and bananas, feeling terribly chubby?
or is it just me?
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
We suffered through a time share presentation that got so bad four hours in, ROSS got rude. you heard me right. Ross got rude. But it made for great conversation for the rest of our trip. There wasn't a day during the trip where we wouldn't remember over burgers, or in the car, or while we brushed our teeth, or watched John and Kate, one more lame thing Brian said. One more story that was clearly fabricated like the one where he unknowingly ate the peanuts that his nana had sucked all the chocolate off of (which Ross informed me was an old boy scout story), one more ridiculous extrapolation about how our marriage would fail just like the couple in his very credible three-ring-binder if we didn't buy a Lawrence Welk Time Share. I mean, he was quoting a laminated piece of paper. And I think my marriage is worth more than $3.86 a day. Does that really work on people Brian? Oh... what we'll do for a little incentive.
Yes, that's Ross looking at Newport Real Estate. We can dream right? Well then that house up top, that's mine.
I know it's been done (the phone-pic thing)... but not by me so what the heck. The mouth one of Ross had us rolling for hours. I still get that jolt in my chest when I look at it and like I said... I'm drugged....(I just reread this and peeked up at the photo again and that jolt escaped my throat again. oh it kills me... oh yeah and clearly, I found a new obsession with John and Kate plus Eight since TLC had a marathon on which is what I turned to anytime I turned the hotel tv on. They got me. The scandel got me. I'm hooked now. She really is a nightmare, but it's all so so sad.Thanks Brooke, for letting me borrow every dress I wore while we were there. :) Who would want to wear their own clothes when they could wear yours?
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
So we started in Del Mar with the Smiths, where they have a family beach house. We got there Fri night, put our kids down, ate a bunch of mint oreos and talked 'till midnight while Ross snored on the couch. (He was getting sick.) Then Saturday brought breakfast at Pipes in Cardiff, and a nice walk to the beach where the girls threw rocks in the water for like an hour straight. Why oh why don't we live here? I swear my life would be so much better, my kids would be happier, our lungs would be filled with less dust. Ross is convinced our hair would be shinier, our clothing hipper, our bodies fitter, our testimonies stronger, everything... EVERYTHING would be better were we closer to the ocean.... We love the ocean. Who doesn't?
If you're answer is "me", don't comment on this blog, you're not a welcome reader anymore.
but not really. what are you? martian?
Saturday night we planned on going to a Padre game and doing the grass seats where we'd then proceed to get our $5 hotdog, cookie, popcorn, soda, and peanuts meal that Ryan was so excited about, (even though he's allergic to peanuts and despises the smell, he was going to take one for the team in the name of affordable dinner for all.) BREATH... but after paying for our $20 parking, (2 cars) we realized the tickets were sold out. bummer. So we wandered downtown, ate at Fridays (where we thought we were being so honest by telling the waiter he accidentally charged us $5 for our meals and he said... oops, just add it on my tip, so we did just that, still felt lucky, and then saw a commercial for Fridays that night where we learned of their very UNsecret $5 salads and sandwiches for a limited time. scoundrel.)
After Fridays, we stuffed every last nook and cranny of our bellies with GHIRADELLI sundaes... YUM. while the kids got balloon animals from the crazy dude out front. Not such a bad night after all.
Sunday--- La Jolla Cove. Few places in the world are better (in my opinion... and I HAVE been to like 15 of the 15 billion "places" in the world.)
I know I know... we're so lucky to have such great friends.... with family smart enough to buy a home in Del Mar a long long time ago. Some day Ross... some day.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Just because I got this new dark grey seamless paper and this new blue cowboy hat...and I have a daughter with the biggest eyes you've ever seen...
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
- "I love my mommy because she plays on the computer." sad.
- I finally ran out of my Kirkland brand laundry detergent and can start my GAIN. I could SO be on a commercial for GAIN. I would totally be one of those angels sniffing the clothes right off the line. Yum.
- I'm getting my hair done tomorrow- I'm thinking super blonde. Like maybe super duper blonde. I don't know, we'll see.
- If any one's still interested in a San Diego Session, Monday the 18th is still available. Any of you desert families want to drive out of the heat and enjoy some breezy, non-sweaty family photos?
-I'm 28. And it's going to take a different entry to tell you what I sort of got for my birthday. Holy cow it's exciting. Are you in suspense? You should be. a hint? Ok maybe one. It's related to the bullet preceding this bullet. Uh huh. Just wait.
Monday, May 11, 2009
We're going to SD this weekend with some friends, and then the following weekend for a romantic getaway while my parents watch the girls (!!!!!!!!:):):):).... I'm a little excited for that) ...so I'm considering staying down there for the few days in between.....
This would mean I would have three availabilities for San Diego photo-sessions, if anyone is interested.
- Dates: May 18th, or 20th?
-It's a Mon, or Wed. Tuesday's booked.
-We'd start around 6 or 6:30pm and go until we're out of that lovely light. :)
-We could do them wherever you like. The beach, a park, downtown, a field.....
If you (or someone you know) is interested :), let me know asap. You can comment here or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org). And just in case you're a casual passer-by, how about a peek at my site.
Oh and I updated the photo-blog with four gorgeous faces. Can you guess which one is not in her twenties? It took me a minute. Seriously.
Thursday, May 07, 2009
Monday, May 04, 2009
Saturday, May 02, 2009
Now I'm feeling all this pressure to be interesting and it's just not helping the creative juices. Ross and the girls are in Orange County seeing his family, my Achievement-Day-Girls Mothers-Day Breakfast is over, and I've got this empty, quiet house to myself, nobody tugging at my brain-strings... I should be taking advantage of it all with some great story I usually don't have time to tell!. But Mr. Sour-puss-anonymous ruined it for me. Too much pressure.
I'm off to have the Butterfish tonight at Roy's for our anniversary. I still remember blogging about it last year for the same occasion. I'll spare you the mouth-watering description of it this time, but if you haven't gone yet and you have one close by... GO. amazing.
(Oh and the photo above is from my most recent shoot of one of the cutest little blond families you've seen---just wanted to post one over here.)