Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Get Outa Town!

We usually head to Colorado to visit Nana and Papa

right after "school" gets out in May.

This year we got a bit distracted

by life.

I was really hoping we could work it out

so Hubs could come too,

but since he took a week off for moving,

he really can't justify another so soon,

so he's holding down the fort

while I take the chaos on the road!

Colorado, here we come!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Hit The Beach!

This is rapidly becoming our go-to spot
 for a fun family splash.
 The water is shallow enough for the big kids walk across the river
 and the little ones play in the sand and shallow water.
Free, Fun, Wet, Cool.

What else could you ask for?

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Four Days!

We got an offer on our house!

Four days!

That's how long we had it listed!

Four days!


Wednesday, August 13, 2014


We're kinda mostly unpacked.

I think we're gonna call our new town Whereville.

We used to live in a town we affectionately referred to as Whoville,

because it was so very Whoville like.

This town has a bit of Who-ishness,

but we've found that when we tell

friends where we're moving,

they say

"Where is that?"

Even if they've lived near it their whole lives!

So, welcome to Whereville!

Monday, August 11, 2014


I've reached the unpacking stage

where I'm considering just taking

 the last boxes and tossing them straight into the trash bin.

Except we don't actually have a trash bin yet.

And we are collecting trash at an astounding rate.

I peek into a box

decide I don't want to deal with the contents

and go sit on the couch.

The End

Friday, August 8, 2014

No Yike!

Me: What do you want for lunch?  Eggs or ham?
B: No
Me: Um...peanut butter?
B: Pop tart.
Me: No, no pop tarts for lunch.  How about a hot dog?
B: Corn dog!
Me: Ok, corn dog!

Momma makes a corn dog

B: Take off a stick
Me: You don't want the stick?  How are you going to hold it?
B; Take off a stick!
Me: Ok, ok

Momma hands him the corndog minus stick

B: Take off a bread.
Me: What?!
B: Take off a bread!
Me: You want me to take the bread off the corn dog?
B; Yeah!
Me: Why didn't you just have a hot dog?
B: I no yike hot dog!  I yike corn dog!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

While You're Away, The Pets Will Play

A tale of lost and found.

We left Milo the Wonder Cat at the old house until the day after the movers left.

We didn't want to chance him running away into a brand new neighborhood,

and didn't want to lock him up either.

So, the next day Hubs and I drove back

to pick up the detritus that didn't make it onto the truck,

and retrieve Milo as well as our current Madagascar hissing cockroach, Temp.

Imagine my shock when I opened the door

to see the bug tank lying on the floor, open and empty!

Milo had taken advantage of the situation

and gone after that skitterey critter.

We looked under every appliance

to no avail,

and after a few hours of searching and packing, left.

Then I called the person who was going to get our house ready for sale, and broke the news.

 She bravely agreed to look around for the escapee when she came over.

Sadly, at 11:00 this morning she sent a text letting me know she hadn't found him.

All I could think about was how awful it would be

to try to explain the situation to prospective buyers.

Or maybe not say anything?

How awful would it be to be in your new house,

and flip on a light and see this run across the room?!

I know a few people who would burn that house down

rather than live with that bug.

So you can imagine my relief

when I got a call a few hours later

 letting me know the bug had been not only spotted,

but captured!!

Sunday, August 3, 2014


My little man has strong opinions.

Dare I sing Jesus Loves Me at bedtime?

Don't be ridiculous!

Anyone would know bedtime is for a rousing verse of

Happy Birthday

followed by Jingle Bells.

And the words to Jingle Bells?

JUST Jingle Bells.

No craziness like "all the way"

 or even a quick "hey!"

Hey, at least I get a goodnight kiss!

Friday, August 1, 2014


I think every family should move every few years or so.

It makes you take a hands on inventory of the contents of your house.

You find yourself asking questions like

" How many pair if cheater chopsticks does one family need?"

And "just how attached are you to the Taco Bell commemorative Star Trek glasses?"

And when he replies

"What Star Trek glasses?"

You can just wrap them back up

and place them in the give-away box.

Well, until he wants to look at them.

Then you say "What Star Trek glasses?

I just meant if I ever found any,

would you want to see them."

Wednesday, July 30, 2014