Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Everyday

One of my goals for the new year was to take more pictures of the ordinary, everyday things we do. Here are a few of my recent favorites.

This guy loves the fridge. And the dishwasher. And the vacuum. And throwing things in the toilet. Awesome.

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And here's Charlotte's first blog tutorial: How to Make a PB & PB sandwich. (Because jelly is super gross.)
Step One: Pull up your sleeves. This is serious business.

Step Two: Big glob of peanut butter + minimal spreading = perfection. If you're having trouble concentrating, just stick out your tongue. Problem solved.

Step Three: Lick the knife. This is kind of the whole purpose of making a sandwich, right?

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This is where I should make excuses for being a bad blogger lately. But I don't have any excuses. I'm just kind of not into it right now. I'm spending most of my free time house-hunting (we're moving again) and taking care of sick kids. It's nonstop. Seriously. Hudson has had a fever for a straight week now. And Nolan puked all over me before bed tonight. I have a feeling tonight's going to be one for the record books.

But I'm still here. And I'll be back to blogging regularly someday. Probably.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Unfinished Business

I've been meaning to share a peek at our current home here in Wyoming. While we were living in California, I did a home tour for Jackie. I probably never would have taken photos of our home otherwise, and I'm so glad I did. It's really fun to look back on what our home looked like. Ever since then, I swore I'd take photos of all the subsequent homes we live in so our kids can remember small details that would otherwise be forgotten.

I've shied away from sharing our current home because there are so many projects waiting on my to-do list, and so many furniture items on my to-buy list. But the winds of change are taking us to another new home in a few short we'll just have to remember this one as a work in progress.

There you have it. Part of my sparsely-furnished family room (and a solitary blurred-out sock abandoned in the hallway). I'll have more of my unfinished house tour accompanied by details of our new adventure coming soon.


Monday, February 4, 2013


February is here! At long last, we've pulled out our Valentine's decorations. The kids have anxiously awaited the return of their mailboxes. They stay up late creating little notes for one another and awaiting their special deliveries. Leaving love notes and surprises for my favorite people is a welcome way to break up the monotony of winter. 

Valentine's Day has to be one of my favorite holidays. It's sweet, simple and no-pressure. I don't have to keep any secrets, or hide any presents. The kids know I'm the one leaving the goodies in the mailboxes, so if I forget one day it's no big deal.  I love the charm and simplicity of decorating with paper hearts. It really doesn't get any easier than that.

Happy February, Everyone!