Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Android and the Tooth Fairy

If you are, at times, a person of *ahem* forgetfulness and your child loses a tooth first thing in the morning, might I suggest putting a little reminder in your phone, be it Android or otherwise, to perform your Tooth Fairyish duties that night? 

It sure saved my bacon. 

Thank you, Android. 

Monday, June 20, 2011

Father's Day Recap

Yesterday was Father's Day, you know.  I've got some great fathers in my life and I'll just tell the world that I love them.  Dustin.  Dad.  Roger.  Gpa Earl.  Gpa C.  I love you. 

I'm blessed with some flippin' sweet dad's, but Dustin and my own daddio are the stars of my own personal Father's Day.  For D, I cooked him an amazing breakfast (can I say that if I cooked it?  guess so, cuz I'm sayin' it).  I tried to keep the kids from fighting, but that's kinda like telling the wind to stop blowing... I wasn't very successful, but maybe the effort was worth something?  Then I cooked his dinner of choice, Yaki Soba.  It was messy and turned my kitchen into a vegetable-scraps-explosion.  I chopped eight zillion veggines and sweated my little, wife-heart out while I cooked the Father's Day meal.  It turned out delish, (do you hear that horn tooting?  yeah, that's mine.) and I was happy to make his tastebuds smile.  My kids whined and called it "Yucky Soba", but when do they not whine about food?  Oh, let me answer that question.  When I make Maria's Homemade Mac and Cheese.  That's about it. 

My sweet father-of-my-children is the best thing in my life.  I have many bests, but he is at the center.  I often marvel at the relationship we share.  It's loss-for-words kind of awesome.  Love you, Dusty.  Thank you for us.  Thank you for the way you make me feel.  Thank you for our beautiful family.  These kids of ours kick our butts at times, but what a wonderful journey we are having.  Thank you for being by my side and growing in our capacities together.   

My own dad was working yesterday, so we're doing his very own Father's Day next Sunday.  Lucky him.  As he said today... "I get my very own holidays all the time now!"  One of the (few) perks of working two weeks on, one week off, out of town.  My dad is pretty much a rockstar for doing this out-of-town work thing.  I'm so proud of him.  I miss him tremendously when he's gone and find myself breathing easier when he's home.  He's always been such a patient father and so validating of his children.  I've always known where I stand with him.  Love unconditional.  That's my dad. 

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Tonight I was running with Maria. 

Tonight the cloud hazed full moon was GIGANTIC(!) and stunning. 

Tonight my dinner-cooking pleased my children immensely and Rohan hugged around both of my legs until it hurt. 

Tonight my baby folded herself into my body the moment the lights went out, just as she does every night... and my heart melted, just as it does every night.

Tonight I am up too late doing nothing productive.

Tonight I washed every dish and completely cleared the table... a big deal, as this doesn't always get accomplished. 

Tonight I want to create beautiful spaces in my home, but because it's almost 1 a.m it must wait until...


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Family Portraits, or Lack Thereof

I suck at getting family portraits taken.  I think my #1 reason is the fact that I am scared of picking "cute outfits".  Lamesauce. 

So, you can imagine that this article caught my eye,and I scoured it and dreamed of a cute, sassy family photo hanging in my living room. 
The last family photo (or the ONLY one??  Yes.) was taken when Rohan was 18 months old.  Yep.  That would be 4.5 years ago.  Lamesauce with meatballs.

It was sure cute, but I have another child in my family now who is almost the same age as Roh was in this pic.  WHAT??!!  Time for an upgrade, dohncha think?

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Sometimes I forget I have a blog anymore. 


So, this is me saying HI....

This pic was taken in my long-haired days, back in March for a senior project of a cousin? (I think) of my friend. She did some photo project that showed that moms can still be beautiful. It was a last minute-thrown-together-ish thing, but I thought it was fun to have a pic of myself. I don't get them very often as I am usually the one behind the camera.