Wednesday, July 30, 2008


The kids are playing quietly together in their room. This is such a rare moment, so I am going to try and get my sewing machine out and make something.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


So it is two days shy of two weeks since my last blog entry. One of the reasons why I signed up for the blog 365 was because if I don't do it everyday I have long breaks. My last post was from our trip to Seattle and Portland, we had a great time. Our schedule up there was late nights and late mornings, so it has been really hard to break it since we have been back. We got home one week ago, but Jason had the rest of the week off and we had the Comic Con to attend, friends to see, bike rides to go on and the premier of Mad Men to watch. I blog at night and all of my nights have been too busy to sit down and write. It is fun being busy, but I am craving some routine and want to try and get the kids back on some sort of a schedule. We are not really schedule people, but I think it will help us. I thought that I would be back on track this week now that the vacation is over and Jason is back at work, but we are going to Merced and San Jose in two days. Jason's daughter, who he gave up for adoption, used to live in San Jose, but moved to Alabama two years ago and she is in San Jose for the week. She is so close that I felt we had to see her so I am driving with the kids up to Merced on Thursday to visit with some friends and then Jason is flying up on Friday morning. We are just going to hang out with her for an afternoon and I hope it is a nice visit. I don't know when I am going to get back on the blogging waggon, but I hope it is soon.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

just photos

I don't have time to write, but I will leave you with some photos from the last two days.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

We are here and having a great time, a real post tomorrow when we get the computer out.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


We are leaving for our trip to Seattle and Portland tomorrow afternoon. We are going to stay in Seattle for one night and then drive down to Portland for 5 nights. We have not been up there for almost two years, so we are all excited to be up there again. My sister and her family are going to be there Saturday to Tuesday so it is going to be a good time.

Monday, July 14, 2008

photos by porter

I taught Porter how to use the self timer on my camera the other day and here are some pictures he took.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

new bike

Jason bought a new bike on Saturday and now he is a bike expert. He had a bike, but it was a mountain bike and now he has a road bike which is way more fun to ride. Jason used to ride a road bike back when he was a teen and getting back on one has brought out the expert advice giving rider I never knew he was. It is cute and fun because he wants to ride bikes as much as I do now. The only thing is now I want a new road bike to use for when I am not riding the kids around.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Stripwork Apron Top

I made this top tonight for my friend's daughter and I think it came out so cute. It has been a while since I sewed and I missed it.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Mad Men

Jason and I are fans of Mad Men and they are having a contest that we decided to try and enter. Last night we were practicing and this was my best take. I am so bad it makes me laugh!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Monday, July 07, 2008

no more

Liesl is on day 6 of not nursing and we are done. Tonight I was holding her after her bath, pretending she was a baby and I asked her if she wanted milk and she just gave me this funny look. I tell her that my milk is all gone because she drank it all and it's in her tummy. She thinks that story is funny and likes it when I tell it to her. Anyway, it was a slow gradual process and it was not as hard as I thought it would be. I put in my time and I am confident I gave her a good start.
Here is the little munch a year ago on our camping trip.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

long break

I took a three day break, not because I was planning on it, but it just happened. There was a lot I could have blogged about and I could still post, but I guess I needed the break. I did 6 months of blogging everyday and I intend to continue blogging everyday until the end. The truth is that I blog at night after the kids go to bed, but Thursday and Friday night we were out and I just could not fit it in. If you want to hear a funny story about Thursday night just ask me the next time you see me and I might tell you. Anyway, I will leave you with a few pictures from our Sunday.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008


I was blogging earlier, on my phone at the bar, but my friend was making fun of me and I lost the post. Anyway, we made it home from LA at a reasonable hour and we were able to feed and bath the kids before I left for my bike ride. We had a really fun ride and ended up singing karaoke at a bar with some friends. It was a good night!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

fun day

Today we went to the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center to play in the fun pool. My sister's kids had a great time, but my kids did not have as much fun because they are not feeling well. On the car drive up yesterday I noticed Porter coughing more and today it was even more and Liesl is coughing now. The kids did not eat very much food while we were camping and what they did eat was not that great and they have not been eating that great up here either. I need to get home and feed them some good food and get them healthy again. I was going to drive home in the morning, but my sister asked me to watch the kids, so she can go to a meeting at 2:30 near Downtown LA. I am going to leave from there as soon as she is done so I can get home in time to go on my weekly bike ride.