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2012: the year of awesomeness and some goals

2012: the year of awesomeness and some goals

I don’t really make resolutions each new year, mostly because I don’t really have any bad habits I’d like to break (Not that I don’t HAVE any bad habits. It’s just that I want to keep them. And I will never, ever give up chocolate so you can just shut it. ha.) But I do… KEEP READING »


goodbye, 2011!

goodbye, 2011!

It’s already 2012! But here is my 2011 review survey that I borrowed from the lovely Janet. Heeeere we go! 1. What did you do in 2011 that you’d never done before? I traveled to Austin TX for The Blathering to meet and play with some lovely ladies. I tagged along with Dan to Las… KEEP READING »


So! Christmas! It happened! And I took pictures!

So! Christmas! It happened! And I took pictures!

fancied up for church brand new box of crayons. YES. Does this look like a kid who has hand foot and mouth disease? BECAUSE SHE TOTALLY DID. Thanks, Santa! (Thankfully she was in a pretty good mood, despite the fact that she hadn’t slept very well the night before, so Christmas Day happened as planned.)… KEEP READING »


Christmas Food Extravaganza

Christmas Food Extravaganza

We are super lucky at the holidays because we have most of our relatives within an hour drive of home, so we don’t have to travel very far. I didn’t truly appreciate this as much as I do now, with two kids to consider. I hear horror stories of airport drama, car road trips through… KEEP READING »


Christmas awesome

Christmas awesome

I never got around to making an Advent calendar and planning Official Advent Activities for the girls this year. I meant to… because apparently that’s a thing? Official Advent Activities to do each day leading up to Christmas Day? Yeah, I failed at being that organized. But that doesn’t mean we didn’t have some fun… KEEP READING »


when programmers try to be plumbers

when programmers try to be plumbers

About four months ago, this happened. Long story short: the upstairs tub in the girls’ bathroom had been drip drip dripping for a very long time and was getting annoying and starting to corrode the drain cover and it was just nasty. Dan decided he could probably fix it. He took the faucet apart, put… KEEP READING »


Thanksgiving plans

Thanksgiving plans

We have a four day weekend coming up. YOU GUYS. SO EXCITED. These are my plans. 1. Run a casual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot tomorrow morning with some family and friends. Two miles! Totally doable! In fact, that’s OVER A MILE SHORTER than my runs have been lately. I never would have imagined that two miles… KEEP READING »


overheard lately around our house

overheard lately around our house

“Mommy, I’m gonna marry (insert boy from school’s here)!” A week later: “Mommy, now I’m gonna marry (insert a different boy from school’s name here)!” Then Dan’s head exploded. — Via text with Dan: Me: Oh crap, I just realized I forgot to get milk this morning after I dropped the girls at school. Sorry…. KEEP READING »


let’s get Christmas Crazy for the kids

let’s get Christmas Crazy for the kids

It seems like everyone always says this, and maybe it’s true for a lot of people, I don’t know. But I know for us, it was a fact. When I was a kid, we didn’t have much money. We lived in a small trailer in a trailer park. I wore almost all hand-me-down clothes. We… KEEP READING »


on running

on running

I think I have slowly fallen in love with running. I used to run- about a billion years ago in junior high and my first few years of high school. I was on the cross country team and I ran the long distance races in track and field. I wasn’t very good. The only running… KEEP READING »


homecoming weekend

homecoming weekend

This weekend we celebrated our 10th college reunion. TEN YEARS. That means it has been 14 years since I moved into my freshman dorm room, scared, excited, clueless about how to do laundry, having no idea what amazing things the next four years would hold. While I don’t use my degree anymore (a BS in… KEEP READING »


on blogging outside a bubble

on blogging outside a bubble

I have an amazingly happy life. My husband is my best friend and he has been for 15 years. We have two ridiculous cute (or so I’ve been told!) daughters who are healthy and happy and even when they drive us crazy, we love them to bits. We are blessed. My primary reason for keeping… KEEP READING »


typical day(s)

typical day(s)

Ginger of Ramble Ramble inspired me to write about our typical days. I find this stuff fascinating, personally. A few years ago, I participated in video version of something similar- action snippets of a day with Little Maggie. It’s so fun to look back and watch. Partly because ONLY ONE KID TO KEEP TRACK OF!… KEEP READING »


in sickness and in hell

in sickness and in hell

Overall I’m a pretty healthy person. Lots of it is just dumb luck, really. I wash my hands, I try to remember to use antibacterial gel when I leave stores (because OMG GROSS) and I take my vitamins. But now and then, no matter what we do, we ALL get sick. It’s inevitable (even moreso… KEEP READING »


back to normal-ish

back to normal-ish

YOU GUYS. SOMEBODY STOLE THE MONTH OF JULY. Seriously. It’s August already. What. The past three weeks or so have been a blur of coughing and stuffy noses and work and sweaty-hot weather and birthday parties and Audrey cutting her four top teeth. Then last week, my cousin and aunt were visiting from Florida so… KEEP READING »


Kennywood’s open!

Kennywood’s open!

We went to Kennywood last week! Of course I’m just getting around to posting now because we’ve had a whirlwind week with some out of town relatives. Relatives who, luckily for them, got to come with us to Kennywood :)


pictorial documentations of our fun

pictorial documentations of our fun

Hey, remember when I used to blog more than once a week and my daily blog stats weren’t inching closer to single digits? That was fun, right? Probably not as much fun as we’ve been having, though. Fourth of July! Shall we? And a few days before that, Dan and I spent the day downtown… KEEP READING »


parenting milestones: a vacation recap

parenting milestones: a vacation recap

Well, we did it. We survived a 5 day weekend trip with a 4 year old and a 9 month old in a single hotel room, all alone without the (AWESOME!) grandparents along to help out. Despite a few meltdowns here and there, it went really, really well. And I think everybody had a blast…. KEEP READING »


our very mobile Easter

our very mobile Easter

I spent most of last week thinking that our Easter weekend would be pretty much a disaster. I was puking my guts out (sorry) from a stomach flu and PRAYING that nobody else in the house would get it. I laid on the couch, imagining an Easter morning filled with gross laundry and sick kids… KEEP READING »


what happened in Vegas

what happened in Vegas

Our trip started with a 3am wakeup on Monday morning and didn’t end until we pulled into the driveway at 7pm Friday night. It was an awesome week. A crazy week, an EXHAUSTING week. But so much fun! I took a bajillion pictures of the mountains and the desert from the plane (I’m a Window… KEEP READING »


I think it’s pretty obvious now which side of the fence I’m on.

I think it’s pretty obvious now which side of the fence I’m on.

(This post includes some TMI kinda stuff. Some people might think it’s weird to share this stuff on the Internet, but whatever. It’s Life. I’m totally comfortable with sharing it. But boys- or MY DAD- if you’re freaked out when girls talk about Girl Things, feel free to skip this one. Or you know- grow… KEEP READING »


so there IS life outside of the glowing screen. huh.

so there IS life outside of the glowing screen. huh.

Sadly, blogging has taken a backseat in life lately. Same with sleeping, laziness, and general sanity. By the time I sit down on the couch after the girls go to bed, the only thing I have the brain power for is staring at the television for an hour before I crawl up to bed myself…. KEEP READING »


farewell, February.

farewell, February.

I’ve never liked February much. For one thing, it’s usually cold and snowy. And not the fresh, clean cold and snowy that we get in December at the beginning of winter: it’s the gray, dirty cold and snowy that makes us all depressed and gives us cabin fever. There are no good holidays in February…. KEEP READING »


from the land of snot and coughing

from the land of snot and coughing

Oh you guys. To say that these last 7 days have been insane doesn’t really cover it. To sum up: we are all sick. Maggie had a cough all of last week, but nothing else, and she was acting totally normal. Then last Wednesday, Audrey started coughing. And if there is anything more adorably pathetic… KEEP READING »


an update on life

an update on life

(aka: I don’t have anything real to say but figured I should probably blog. heh) I’ve been back to work for three weeks now, and I am JUST starting to feel like this is a normal routine. And yes, I realize I’m only working two days a week, but dude. It’s still crazy. Mostly because… KEEP READING »


biggest blogging loser

biggest blogging loser

I had a baby this fall. (Duh.) And I gained 35-40 pounds while pregnant (I’m not exactly sure how much because I quit weighing myself and paying attention at the doctor at the end because seriously, I didn’t need to be reminded of how gigantic I was. I COULD FEEL IT. I didn’t need a… KEEP READING »


in which I prove I can ramble on about ANYTHING

in which I prove I can ramble on about ANYTHING

Dan and I have been married for… (*counting*)… eight years. Eight years, one apartment, two houses, and two kids… and we have yet to own a complete bedroom set. Our bedroom furniture consists of a metal IKEA bed (which I actually love!), two cheapy IKEA nightstands (which aren’t fabulous but they’re better than the FOLDABLE… KEEP READING »


tumble out of bed, stumble to the kitchen, pour myself a cup of ambition

tumble out of bed, stumble to the kitchen, pour myself a cup of ambition

(GOLD STAR IF YOU CAN NAME THAT TUNE!) (WITHOUT GOOGLE!) So! I started back to work this week! And when I say ‘started back to work’, I maybe might probably mean that I took both Maggie and Audrey to daycare on Monday morning, came home, and made out with my quiet, empty house for like… KEEP READING »


unseasonable

unseasonable

Yesterday was New Years Eve. We spent the day hanging out at home in our pajamas and doing not much. In the afternoon, we suddenly noticed this weird light coming in through the windows from outside. It… it COULDN’T BE?? It was. Sunshine. Last year on New Years Eve Day? This was a little bit… KEEP READING »


show me your Christmas!

show me your Christmas!

I love Christmas. I love the decorations, the lights, the cold, snowy nights (and days!) huddled inside where it’s warm (Fact: I only like snow if I don’t have to go out in it.) I love figuring out what gifts to buy for people. I love the cookies (duh.) Last year when we moved into… KEEP READING »