Thursday, May 20, 2010

a great day.

Today I became "aunt" to this sweet boy.

Weston Walter Boss, May 20, 2010
7lbs. .08oz.

My cousin Vanessa, her husband Wally and their almost 4 year old daughter Samantha welcomed this little guy this morning.

Not only that, but today I found out that I am going to be a {legit} Aunt to a baby girl this fall! My brother Alec and his wife Jennie are expecting!! WOOT!
And I've already ordered these shoes for her:

Monday, May 17, 2010

6 things to question trust in.

1. Any cell phone company. I found this photo awhile back. I love it. While I'm not so keen on the word "sucks" in this instance I'll make an exception...and I completely agree, Verizon is not to be trusted, heck what cell phone company is? Fees slapped here, there, and everywhere. It is a total rip-off, yet it'd be near impossible for me to get rid of my cell.

2. Any business that substitutes a K or Z where a Q, C , or S should be. {or change the entire spelling} Kids Korner? I don't think so. Kwik Kopy? Dream on.

3. the phrase "diet menu" at a fast food joint. As a general rule if it is fast food, it isn't good for you.

4. local meteorologists. Is it just me, but are they always wrong? I mean like they are right maybe 1% of the time. I remember when we lived in Madison, the meteorologist had a 4 degree guarantee...and he was always giving out free umbrellas because his predictions were off so much. I wonder if they finally cut him off...or if the station has part ownership of Totes umbrellas or something.
I trust the Weather Channel guys everytime...and it's not just because they wear those fancy Weather Channel jackets, but it doesn't hurt.

5. Shirt sizes. First of all EVERY STORE has different sizing. Second of all, the majority of the shirts I have bought in the last year have been size small {and sometimes even extra small}. I am what you would call, NOT small in the chest area, which is why I've pretty much have worn a medium my WHOLE life...well since I hit puberty anyway, and all of the sudden I am buying size small? Something is up because I certainly have not gotten SMALLER in that area since having children.

6. Health Insurance companies. Need I say more?

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Arizona finale. {until next time we go, because we will}

mark & grace's place. 4.25.2010
the house. It was outside of Scottsdale, and I can't tell you how AMAZING it was standing in the kitchen in the early morning, door wide open listening to the sounds outside.


Just drivin. 5.22.2010
my driver. :)

going to airport. 5.22.2010
What's Up?! We are about to have some good times!

az1 034
at lunch with our friends, the Kemps.

az1 135
Justin's 29th Birthday dinner.
az1 128
Have you read this? Have you seen Food Inc? Changed our lives for the better I tell ya.

pool play. 4.24.2010

splash. 4.24.2010

a$ 4.24.2010

us. 4.25.2010
Justin in front of peak. 4.25.2010

pace out cacti 4.25.2010

lookout.  4.25.2010

sunrise. 4.26.2010
our last morning.
cacti and us. 4.25.2010

Monday, May 10, 2010

10 random things you never knew you wanted to know.

My cousin Sara triple dog-dared me to reveal some random things about myself. I'm up for the challange!

1. While I like to shop, I hate the mall.
2. I don't do seafood. I don't know if it was too many fish sticks as a kid, but I don't like anything from the sea, with the exception of tuna salad.
3. Moving to Kentucky was one of the best decisions Justin and I ever made. I never thought Kentucky { we had never been until we were MOVING into our house} would be a place I would live. It has been so good for Justin and I in so many ways.
4. I recently discovered that big carrots, peeled and cut taste MUCH better than baby carrots.
5. I break a lot of on a weekly basis. We have had to replace so many juice and wine glasses. I guess on the plus side we have had a variety of glassware.
6. My own sin, my wicked heart is being revealed to me in new ways. I am thankful though, that the Lord is teaching me as I seek his will that I can deal with my sin in a manner that is honoring to him and a reflection in his love. I'll never 'get there' {Philippians 3} but I'm thankful for all the things I am learning along the way.
7. I hate dusting. I am really bad about it, and am guilty of the quick hand swipes around objects instead of moving them.
8. Speaking of dust, I'm allergic to it, heck I am allergic to everything under the sun.
9. And speaking of those allergies, I am really bad about taking medicine to help cope with them...I just deal with it. Smart, I know.
10. Moving to London is a possibility for us. I'm not saying we are, or that we really have even thought about it, but the option is there...and I gotta say it is appealing. CHEERS!
I lead a really complex, yeah.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Flowers from Justin {and boys} and a flower Maxwell made at school.

love being Mom to these boys!

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful Mom's {and soon to be Mothers} I know!

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

school pick-up mediocre, and butt case you were interested.

1. We usually walk to pick Max up from school. As you walk {UPHILL} to the school entrance you have to walk past "the lineup"...where parents who are picking up their kid{s} by car line up for the exit system they have in place. By the time we are walking up the hill cars are packed beyond the driveway and into the street {some nuts get there at 2:15....I don't know about you but I don't want to sit in my car, all sweaty and bored for an HOUR before school lets out all so we can be the first ones outta there. I don't get it.} so basically you are on display for all these people leisurely sitting in their cars {reading, listening to music, or picking their nose while they wait} watching you walk up the hill.
So what if I change before we leave just because I feel like I'm walking on a catwalk and maybe put some lip gloss on {forget makeup...I don't wear it because I am hear that I am a bum!!} just so I might be somewhat bearable to look at as I walk up that hill.
Nevermind the fact that I can't walk in a straight line or that I usually end up CARRYING Evan while pushing Liam, because he is "too tired"...I mean heck if I can haul my blubber up a hill his little legs should be able to make the short hike.
When we get up to the school, I am catching my breath like I just finished running a half-marathon {OK, fine. a full marathon} and Evan is running around in the grass because ALL OF THE SUDDEN his legs don't hurt anymore.

2.Evan uses the word "mediocre" as if it were his name. He just adds it in a sentence here and there. I finally asked him what it means.

"It means you need to drive your car."

Of course it does. DUH.

3. I'm sure you will all be pleased to hear that it has been a good while since Evan has slammed his P with the toilet seat.
HOWEVER, we have recently been teaching him to wipe his own behind and he uses half a roll...meaning I spend a good portion of each morning after his post breakfast relief unplugging a toilet. {fyi...I've been trying to pay attention to WHEN he is heading in, so I can remind him to keep the squares to a minimum.
Why not just wipe him a little longer you ask? {well maybe you don't ask, but I'm going to tell you why anyway}
The kid has NO RESERVATIONS about using a toilet with the door wide open and asking others to join him inside the bathroom, you know as to not miss anything. It must be like when your in the middle of a movie and you get up to use the bathroom and hope you don't miss anything important.
As another side note, I have also caught this child on our back porch pants around his ankles spraying our yard. {and I should add that our neighbors can see our yard VERY WELL and are outside MOST OF THE TIME}

He also has no problem, no matter who is over at our house, yelling at the top of his lungs;

"MMMOOOOOOMMMM!!! Can you wipe my butt?!!!!"

Let's just say it's happened on more than one occasion when people have been over.
So, we decided that it was about time this kid began wiping his own derriere.

Monday, May 03, 2010

No, we didn't just consume food while in AZ but...

we did also go here:

IN-N-OUT we have arrived . 4.22.2010

Our friend Chad, who has a plethora of useless knowledge in his brain, had read a book about In-In-Out and gave us an education while we were there, and the inside info. on fancy ordering.

bugers. mmm... 4.22.2010

I'm pretty sure they do not hire anyone over 30, but all the youngins we encountered were so sweet. :)

busy In-N-Out workers. 4.22.10

So yeah, we went not once but THREE times while we were there! And I'm actually not a big meat eater, but I'm pretty sure the burger got better every time.

In-N-Out wrap 4.22.2010