Thursday, July 29, 2010

Canoeing and the like.

So as I mentioned earlier, we went on a fun-filled camping trip complete with canoeing. I came home looking like this -

Exhibit A:

Exhibit B:

I fell out of the canoe. A lot. Now, before you think I'm completely uncoordinated it wasn't all my fault. My husband thought it would be fun to dump his cousin's husband out of the tube he was riding in. Naturally this resulted in all out war. I just happened to be caught in the middle, and on the edge of the canoe. All of the other incidents may or may not have been alcohol related. Despite of the colorful souvenirs I came home with, we had a blast. I can't wait to go again!

Friday, July 23, 2010

And we're off!

We're going camping this weekend. Without the kids. This will be our first weekend away leaving them behind. Sure they've gone to grandma's for overnights, but we've never been more than 15 minutes away from them. I'm not nervous, I'm excited! I know they'll have a blast and so will we.
So I'll be back on Monday, with swashbuckling tales from the high seas (we're going canoeing LOL) and tall tales from around the campfire. Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

It's been a very long time ....

When last I wrote I was anxiously awaiting the arrival of New Moon in theatres. Since then I've seen New Moon AND Eclipse. I'm still a Twilight fan, still obsessed with Robert Pattinson and still counting the days until the next movie comes out. Breaking Dawn (part 1), November 2011. Let the countdown begin LOL.

In other news, the girls are 3. Very soon to be 3½. They are growing by leaps and bounds and hilariously funny. This afternoon for example, Payton composed her own clean-up song "It's Not Nice to Make a Mess", a Billboard Top 100 in the making. Addison prefers to be the muse for such work. She works quite hard at making her presence known in the world. She has no volume control ... just like her mother.

A good friend of mine, Jules, has started a project on her own blog (Pancakes & French Fries) called the "Unread Library". It basically consists of taking all of the books from her home she has bought and never read and finishing them before buying anything else. Because I think Jules is awesome, I fully intend to do the same. I will soon be posting my own list of unread works, although I can confidently say hers seems much more scholarly than mine.

In other news my lovely children and husband gifted me with an iPod Touch for Mother's Day this year. There is only one word I can use to describe how I feel about it. OBSESSION. I'm rarely without it and am, as I type, currently listening to my music collection on shuffle. Best. gift. ever.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Friday, July 3, 2009

Cleveland Zoo


More tomorrow, err today, this is one tired mama.
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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

So we're quite lucky in these parts. We have fireworks, literally in our backyard. It's so nice. We simply walk out, set up a chair and enjoy. Maybe next year the girls will actually be able to stay awake to enjoy them.