Ok, I have to know. Who the h-e-double-hockey-sticks decided that pumpkin carving should be a thing? And what in the world made us decide this would be the year we'd say yes to carving pumpkins after six years of successfully brainwashing convincing our kids that painting was the way to go?
Smart kids. Sucker parents. That's my story.
For some reason, Gavin was pretty stoked to carve
I recently decided that I should start being a more responsible adult and doing normal adult things like going to the doctor for annual check ups. So, I asked around and found a doctor that one of my friends had a good experience with.
I scheduled my appointment.
I showed up early to do my paperwork. (Showing up early in and of itself is an
This past weekend we marked three years in Portland. THREE YEARS....since we moved from Philadelphia to Portland, Oregon. I can't believe it.
Most of the things I felt last year around this time still ring true.
But, at the same time, a lot has changed since then.
And a lot has changed since we first moved here.
Look, ma! I have friends! I have to admit
...when you send that text to your spouse around the time when dinner should actually be done and your spouse should be strolling through the front door licking his or her chops.
I apologize for the cursing and typos, but they actually punctuate my frame of mind quite nicely. Hahaha. (That should be "...grab something", not "...gav somethjng.")
Remember this post where I said I push
We were wandering around Cost Plus World Market on Saturday because we happened to be in the area.
If you've never been, it's an import store...kind of like a more affordable / cooler Pier 1? Hmmmm... I don't know if that's the best way to describe it. Regardless, it's pretty fun to stop in every once in a while and wander around.
They have a
Yay, this blog is three today!
I find that crazy. Mostly because that means in just a few short weeks, we will have lived here in Portland for THREE YEARS.
I am sure I will blubber about the past three years in an upcoming Portland anniversary post, so let's get back to celebrating going west coastal's third birthday.
I thought it would be fun
In August, I was in New York City for work. Our office is located right across the street from the World Trade Center site, and over the years, I've watched that area transform from a recovery site to what it's becoming today - a poignant reflection and memorial area punctuated by a nod to the future with the construction of One World Trade Center.
Every school year, Kenny and I start out thinking, "This year's gonna be different. We're going to go for wholesome, healthy lunches and minimal junk." (Ok, so it's only our third year going to this rodeo, but still, that's enough to try to successively better ourselves, right?) I imagine many parents think the same - no shortcuts, we'll just prepare and try to be healthy,
Well, here we are. The last hurrah of summer break is upon us, and the start of school is looming just around the corner.
My kids are pretty excited to go back to school. I am glad - this means they like it! As for Kenny and I, well...we both work full time so the kids are in camp every week during the summer, so
Ever have one of THOSE shopping trips with little ones? Where you know, just by the simple act of informing them you have to run an errand, you are doomed?
Yea, I had that trip to Target this afternoon.
I literally only needed handful of things, so I figured it'd be a quick in-and-out trip and I wouldn't have to venture out after the kids