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December 21, 2013 7:41 pm

Naughty List

Wesley’s Nana and Papa took him on this boat ride “to the North Pole” extravaganza the other day. Santa was there, and he started the boat ride by reading out a list of names of kids on his nice list. (Names of the kids on the boat.) Except… He didn’t say Wesley’s name! Nana and… Read more > 3 Comments >

November 29, 2013 9:39 pm

Christmas Tree

We put up some Christmas decorations today and I seriously love the atmosphere it creates in our apartment. It’s so much more cheerful and exciting in here now. I told Wesley what to do if he’s under the mistletoe (we have the felt one from West Elm) and he thought was really funny. Three and… Read more > Comments Off on Christmas Tree

November 28, 2013 9:55 pm

Thanksgiving 2013

This year, we only had one Thanksgiving to attend! It was a nice change. Daniel and I volunteered to bring pumpkin pies and then Daniel got a wild idea and decided to also attempt sweet potato pies. So we made four pies, which was about two and a half pies too many for the number… Read more > Comments Off on Thanksgiving 2013

November 10, 2013 5:38 pm

Happy Birthday, Grandpa Ed

We’re headed to my grandparents’ house to celebrate my grandpa’s birthday! Not much happened today; more later when there’s actually something to talk about. Comments Off on Happy Birthday, Grandpa Ed

March 25, 2013 1:00 am

Wesley Turns Three

For Wesley’s third birthday, I got really excited about doing a lumberjack-themed party. It’s not a super common theme so it doesn’t feel overdone, but it was easy to find decorations and I thought it’d be fun to have everybody dress like lumberjacks. We held the party at my parents’ house. I found some plastic… Read more > Comments Off on Wesley Turns Three

November 27, 2012 10:34 pm

Ornament Nostalgia

I really wanted to decorate for Christmas today, but when Daniel picked up our decorations from my parents’ basement the other day, he sort of… forgot the tree. I have all the other decorations and a box of ornaments, but no tree. I think this is the latest I’ll have put up Christmas decorations in… Read more > 4 Comments >

November 26, 2012 11:34 pm

Ate the taxi?

My mom had minor surgery on her foot today and Daniel got nominated to drive her home from the hospital because he has Mondays off. We had joked earlier about hoping she didn’t say anything inappropriate while coming out of anesthesia, and fortunately she didn’t, but she did send Daniel this text: Hi. Not ready… Read more > Comments Off on Ate the taxi?

November 25, 2012 11:27 am

Thanksgiving #3

Tonight was spent at Daniel’s mom’s house eating falafels, and then coming home and watching Once Upon a Time. Nothing else to report! Comments Off on Thanksgiving #3

November 22, 2012 10:19 pm

Truffula Trees

Today during Thanksgiving dinner, my grandma informed us all that she is offended by The Lorax, because we live in a logging community. I don’t remember the last time I laughed so hard. This quote encompasses practically everything you ever need to know about my grandma. 1 Comment >

November 3, 2012 6:34 pm

My Saturday

This morning, Daniel’s mom invited Wesley and I over for brunch. When she called, I was actually JUST ABOUT to have a bowl of cereal for breakfast – I set the milk on the counter to answer the phone and everything – so it was perfect timing. We had a veggie scramble and some herbed… Read more > 2 Comments >

July 30, 2012 9:16 pm

More Buffy, HP Birthday, Hi-Kid, Computer, Life

More Buffy (Follow-up to my Buffy post) I’ve now read through Season 8 and (what’s been released of) Season 9 of the comics (though… I read S9 first and want to go back and re-read now that I’ve finished S8) and if you are a Buffy fan, I’d recommend them. They’re totally outlandish but it’s… Read more > 2 Comments >

May 4, 2012 2:44 pm


Some backstory, since I’ve only posted about this on Twitter: I got a part-time job! I will be working Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays doing web development for a local company. Wesley will be in daycare Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays for the month of May so I can work on a fast-paced freelance job on my… Read more > 8 Comments >

November 24, 2011 1:52 pm

Thankful Thursday (Week 4)

This is the last installment of Thankful Thursday! Big thanks to B for the idea/inspiration. I’m thankful that I made up my own chili recipe on Friday and it worked wonderfully. It basically consisted of me looking at the recipe I printed out, mostly ignoring it, and adapting it to what we had in the… Read more > 5 Comments >

June 29, 2011 11:21 am

15 Months

Wesley turned 15 months old on the 25th, and a few days later came down with some kind of horrible virus. He has a low-grade fever (100-101°F) and a full-body rash that’s the worst on his thighs and bumcheeks. He’s refusing to nurse and won’t nap for more than an hour. Night before last, he… Read more > 7 Comments >

March 10, 2011 7:08 pm


I have some exciting news! Ready? I have given my notice at my job, and we are moving back home to Idaho. This is one of those times I wish I felt comfortable talking about my workplace on my blog, but I do not. Suffice to say, things got weird, people I admire and respect… Read more > 15 Comments >