Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Golden Gate Awaits

Booked: Round trip to San Francisco

Love FromMy Darling Husband! 

When: September 17

Occasion: Our 5th anniversary!!

Accomodations: The Good Hotel
The name says it all.

Company: Kirsten, Scott, Josh & Shelley (YAY!)

James' highlight: Attending his 1st ever MLB game.  Go Giants!!

Me highlight: Visiting Danny Tanner's house.....

Real me will hopefully be wearing clothes.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Now this is exciting.

Yesterday, we bought a DV cord.

'What does a DV cord do', you might ask?

My friends, I will tell you.

It'll take our many dozens of DV tapes 'Home Videos', and allow me to transfer them to our computer.
Therefor allowing us to also transfer them to DVD.

Guess, what I'll be doing all week.

Yep, you got it.

Taking an electronic trip down memory lane.

I'm a sucker for nostalgia.

I for warn my children, we will be partaking in home movie nights.

Oh yes-- we will.

Popcorn included.

This weekend also involved:

A trip to the spray park.
+28, FINALLY!!

James saving a little girl from flying away.
Or throwing her away............ I'm not sure?

Ava & Avery taking their dads for a drive to McDonald's.

And bike rides.  Lots and lots of bike rides.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

It would appear summer decided to show her face again and finally bless us with some decently hot weather.

Maybe, just maybe,
we'll make it out to the lake sometime soon so we can really get to enjoy the heat.

A few important things from last week...

First, it was my niece Georgia and my mom's birthdays last week.

I come from a large family and married into a large family,
so you'll notice birthdays seem to pop-up nearly every week.

Birthday girly Georgia :)

Happy Birthday Mom (Grandma & Ava)!!

 And second.

I modeled last week.

And got paid for it.

James says that makes me a legitimate model.

I love how he humors me.
Take a sneak peek at the photos here.

Ava finished with her swimming lessons last week.

She'll be re-doing Sea Turtle.
....Until she can confidently fully dunk that little head of hers under water.

Aaron started his swim lessons this past Tuesday.

He said it was the best day of his life.

He says that a lot.

FYI- Last Friday was the worst day of his life no thanks to a stubbed and broken toenail.

I think I might start judging my days by best and worst ever...
It seems to make for good dramatic effect.

Took the kids to see Despicable Me.

I loved it.

Oh, and so did they.

It was our first time seeing a 3D movie.
Way cool.

Ava kept yelling 'It's BIG, it's BIG!!'.

I think that was her way of saying,

'holy moly, it's jumping out at me'.

I also went to see Inception on Tuesday.

With my brother Dustin, not the kids.

A real head scratcher that one.
I hate when they leave the ending up to your own deciphering.....

Can't you just tell me how it is?!

It was good though.
Real good.

And in closing...

Yesterday, I made Banana Cupcakes with Cream Cheese frosting.

Cupcakes make me smile :)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

A Plumber's Wife?

It has been brought

 to my attention (thank you Mr.

 Commercial Plumbing Baltimore, sassy pants) that the given name

 of my 'family' blog is potentially a misleading title suggesting it

 actually be a blog/forum concerning plumbing, hence 'A Plumber's

 Wife's Life'.

While there's no doubt in my mind that he thoroughly enjoyed

my post, quote 'Nice post.',

it has lead me to thinking:

Why yes--I have been holding out on valuable plumbing goodies.

So from now on, I will try to delight readers, on occasion, with

helpful/fascinating/did-you-know tidbits all pertaining to the lou, or

 plumbing rather.

While I actually am a plumber's wife

my knowledge on plumbing is to say the least, limited.

Therefor my husband, I've so lovingly entitled 'Jim Plumb',

will be the source of all my random Plumbing 101 goodness.

And so, I leave you with this:

If it's yellow,
let it mellow.

If it's brown,
flush it down.

Kidding!  Kidding, KIDDING!!

Seriously, here goes.



 the whole entire pizza my mom tried to shove into it last week.

And there you have it.
Helping solve the world's troubles,
one comment at a time :)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Din Din

This is us.
BBQing in the pouring rain last night.
Because we crazy like that.

Menu: Steak Bites
Outcome: Better than expected.
Actually, phenominal.

Like my toque?
It's serves more as functional opposed to fashionable.
And I'm cool with that.

Monday, July 12, 2010

10 Things from the Last 10 Days

1.  I was wrong about summer.  It's just as busy as any other time of the year.

2.  Aaron started summer hockey camp last Monday.  I was a smidgen concerned it might be over-kill considering he just finished inline 2 weeks ago, but the little guy was pumped to get on the ice.  Maybe it's the new skates?!

3.  Ava's got her own important schedule as well.  Swimming lessons began on Tuesday.  From what I gather, getting the kids to successfully dunk their heads under water without fear or hesitation is the main focus of the 'Sea Turtle' class.

Sounds advanced.

Maybe I  should have signed up too.....

(Yea, she's crazy like that.  Shera, Princess of Power!)

4.  Lessons have been going so well we decided to reward the kids with a night at the movies.  In hind sight, maybe a bad idea...

Warning to all parents:

Toy Story 3.

Great movie, however.....

During the movie, Ava broke into tears as the toys were seemingly coming to their (SPOILER ALERT) fire-y demise, stating 'I wanna go home and play with my toys!'?!

She also commented, in a mildly uneasy manner, on 'Big Baby' looking oddly similar to her own baby.....


Aaron kept us company in bed that same evening (the first in a long time) due to fear of the crazy-eyed, cymbal-bashing monkey.

'Do I frighten you?'

5.  It was my eldest neph-y poo, David Jr.'s 2nd birthday last week, as well as my niece Nevada's 8th.
Happy Birthday kiddos!

Nevada & Me, Kananaskis.  Luvs her :)

Baby Davey Jr.!

6.  James and I finally watched the season finale of LOST.
You Should Know- I'm ashamed to call myself a fan having waited this long to watch the last episode.
Bad fan!  Very bad fan!!

It was sad.  I was sad.
James was equally depressed,
stating he was not sure he'd be able to attend work on Monday.

RIP Jack Shephard.

7.  I received my Stella & Dot Soiree Earrings this week and they were just as lovely as a I had imagined...

8.  We attended James' 10 year high school reunion.
Which made me wish I had attended my own reunion.
Which actually was cancelled due to lack of interest from a large number of my former classmates, including me (guilty),
......Which had me super relieved at the time.

I'm glad he/we went.  No one likes regrets :)

9.  Cray fishing is fun.
Until you fall in.
Just ask Aaron.

10.  I've been stumped as to what to blog about these last almost two weeks.
I assumed nothing all that interesting had gone on.

I think maybe I was wrong.     

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Canada Day

Picnik fun.

The original:

Unfortunately, my camera does not produce when it comes to outdoor shots in the evenings.
Therefor all attempts at capturing the perfect firework were foiled.
Fortunately, today is a 'make lemonade out of lemons' day so I had some fun with it anyhow.

The fireworks were great.

Too bad Ava missed out.

Her new Petz Catz DS game got the best of her:

I even had a plan in place for her to wear her pink fluffy earmuffs so maybe she could actually enjoy herself this time around.

Last year:

All turtled snuggled up with my niece Chey; hands strategically placed over her ears.

Oh, and she fell asleep.

Those of us who did get to watch gave it a thumbs up :)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

One Year

Happy Bloggiversary!

That's right!  Today, also known as Canada Day, 'eh', marks one year since I started my family blog.

119 posts later, I think I'm finally beginning to discover my personal journaling groove and have nearly determined the style to which I enjoy sharing our daily going ons.

Yep, it's been good.

Moving on...

This morning's festivities: Canada Day Parade.

Plenty more activities to come throughout the day, so 'til then friends...

Thanks for reading :)