Monday, December 19, 2011


We have a new addition to our little family!

Meet "Tiny", our sweet, rambunctious, toe biting, Christmas present eating kitten 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

It's hard to believe that Christmas is right around the corner....only 11 days away!

We got our Christmas tree over the weekend and decorated it on Monday night.  The presents have already started piling up and the smell of Christmas is in the air.

We also have an new furry addition to our family.....more on that soon!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Speak correctly please

I'm quite a tolerant person, but there are a few things that really get under my skin.  One of those things is when people speak badly.  I realize that's somewhat of a blanket statement...but it covers everything from bad grammar, to saying words incorrectly, to using words like the 'f-word' so frequently that it loses all of it's power.
Some examples:

 "Look it" 

6 year old: "Hey Jessica, look it!"
Me: "What does that even mean?"
*Six year old shoves toy in front of my face*

This drives me crazy!  It's "Jessica, look at this!"

Drawling is not the correct word to use if you're describing a piece of art drawn with a pencil/crayon/etc.  Drawing is the correct word.  There's no"L" "L" it!!
(enough said)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

The past few weeks in photos

A beautiful November day

My little brother came to town for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving was so nice out!

Prepping food for Thanksgiving dinner 

The table at my Mom's 

Chris trying on my brother's 'Beard Beanie' 

He wanted a surfing cake....I improvised 

This is a REALLY cool toy!  Air Swimmers Flying Shark

On the train at the local tree lighting ceremony

At great-grandma's having an orange fight

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Great Necklace Exchange

Such a fun idea!  You sign up by Dec 9th, get a "match" on December 10th and then have 10 days to make a necklace and mail it to your "match".  Everyone makes and necklace, and then receives one by Christmas!

I can't wait to start thinking of ideas for the necklace and the wrapping.

If you'd like to participate too....head on over and sign up

Thursday, December 1, 2011


I took up hot yoga a couple of months ago, and have to say that I'm totally in love with it.  I go anywhere from 4-6 days a week and it makes me feel great!  I feel stronger, more centered, less anxious and healthier.  One problem is that during my practice a few weeks ago, I tweaked my hip and it's been killing me ever since.  I haven't stopped the yoga, but I think I may need to take a few days or a week off to rest my poor hip.  I feel like an old Grandma; so bummed!  I owe it to myself to take care of it though; having a hip problem this early in my life would not be a good thing.

Anyway, I've been working on a pose called 'tripod balance' for a while and finally mastered it! It's really not that hard...but I have always had really weak arms so it's a big deal for me!  The next step in this pose, is raise the legs straight up to 'tripod headstand'.  I'm not quite there yet, it takes a lot of core strength and balance, but I'm working on it!