Wednesday, August 31, 2011

WTF Wednesday - 8.31.2011

Ah back to school sales are going on everywhere. But Seriously Old Navy?

Seriously WTF?

This is linked up thru Funny or Snot



Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Going to the State Fair

After the parade we took Jakah to the fair. We were asking for trouble since he wasn't going to be able to take a nap that day. Ugh! But he did pretty good. Ended up falling asleep in his stroller for a half hour. That has never happened!

I worked at the fair as a teenager. Casey's sister's used to show cows with the FFA at the fair. Good times! We have a lot of memories of growing up there. We usually fun into atleast 15 people we know when we go. But this time we didn't... only 5 I think Ha ha!

We ate fair food (of course!) but were a little disappointed with it. It was expensive and not as good as usual.

Since Jakah is still too little to take on the rides, we took him around to look at the trucks, 4-wheelers, and tractors. (way cheaper to let him ride those for free!)




We walked him around to see the cows, pigs, goats, sheep, and dogs. He thought he was getting away with touching the animals when he would stick his hand thru the fence and pet them. He laughed when the sheep said "baaaa"

There is a tractor museum there. Pretty cool stuff too. He was in heaven looking at the tractors!

After a couple hours he was done. Which is fine cause we were too Ha ha! I'm sure once he can ride the rides we will have to be there all day!

Its just another sign that summer is ending. School starts the day after the fair here. Mostly because all the kids are working at the fair, or showing animals at the fair.


Monday, August 29, 2011

Big Timin' in a Small Town

I grew up in a small town. A small town that has a state fair every year. Every year there is a parade to celebrate the fair coming to town. Its a pretty big deal for this little town. You know summer is coming to an end when the parade and fair come to town. When I was younger and in Girl Scouts, I walked in the parade too. I'm sure everyone that lived in the town at the time has been in the parade. Now its a bigger town...

We took Jakah to the parade on saturday. It was hot. I felt like I was cooking Jakah... Poor kid.

He had a great time! Loved watching the police cars and fire trucks. Loved all the cheerleaders and dancers. LOVED the tractors and the pirates.

Waiting for the parade to start

Watching the line dancers

All the kids at the parade!
My nephew was chosen to go get an army backpack. At 5 this is the coolest thing ever.
There is a monster truck show at the fair, Here is one of the trucks

Pirates

Jakah loved the cheerleaders
At the end, one of the groups walking passed out otter pops! It was so awesome since we were so hot by then!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Goodbye Stupid Neon

Here's a little story about a stupid little car... the neon...

7 Years ago (holy moly 7!?!) Casey needed to buy a commuter car for work. We had been looking for a few months (ok he looked way more than I did). One day in November, he took his dad out with him to look at cars. I can't remember what I was doing, probably something super important like painting my toe nails... anyways I get a call around 4 in the afternoon. "Bring me the checkbook, I bought a car." Uh.... hm.

Now at this time we were living in our house, and saving all our money to pay for our wedding that was coming up in July. So the money he was putting down on his car was the money we were saving to pay for our wedding.

I was mad. No mad isn't really the right word... livid. Was seeing white I was so pissed. I drove the checkbook down to him, threw it at him and left. Never even looked at the stupid car. I didn't talk to him for an entire week. And If anyone knows me, I get over being mad about 20 minutes after it starts. But this time I was PISSED

(Now I know he needed a car to get to work and all, but he could have called and said he was thinking about buying it, what did I think? Did I want to see it? Yada Yada You know a normal conversation people that are getting married might have)

So.... I have always hated that car. I protested driving it for about 2 years. The only reason I did end up driving it is because Casey said "Do you need me to show you the right way to drive a stick shift." Again... Livid. And yes, challenge accepted.

I've had my battles with the stupid neon, always seem to lock the keys in it (stupid!) and I was the one driving it when it was involved in a hit and run in the parking lot of Kohls. (so apparently its my fault?)

But yesterday we sold it to my brother-in-law. Hooray!!! He needed a new commuter car for work (he works at the same place Casey does) And we sold it to him for cheap.

As much as I hate that stupid neon its a bitter sweet feeling selling it. The truck Casey had bought when I met him was traded-in for my mom car. And now the car he bought when we were getting married is gone. Guess when you have been together a billion years things will come and go. Its just a little wierd, but not wierd enough for me to be upset that the stupid neon is gone!

One of the best days of my life!

Goodbye Stupid Car!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

WTF Wordless Wednesday - 8.24.2011

I was reading thru another blog I found Twinisms and like how instead of doing "Wordless Wednesday" she does "WTF Wednesday" LOVE IT!

But I decided to combine the two... into WTF Wordless Wednesday!

Seriously! No Fear





P.S. - I should mention this is linked up to Funny or Snot And it was all her idea!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Random Playlist

I love my Zune. (And yes I am on my 3rd one since I keep breaking them... Best warranty Casey ever bought me!) Most people don't like them, but I like that I pay $17 a month and I can get unlimited downloads. Awesome. Of course I was loading my Zune up today (New music tuesday!) and it got me thinking. What do other people have on their playlist? Is it as wierd and random as mine? I think music says a lot about a person

So I decided to share the top 10 songs that come up when I hit random....
  1. "Young Forever" - Jay-Z
  2. "He Didn't have to be" - Brad Paisley
  3. "The Time (Dirty Bit) - Black Eyed Peas
  4. "Little Smirk" - Theory of a Deadman
  5. "Summer Skin" - Death Cab for Cutie
  6. "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) - Katie Perry
  7. "Good Vibrations" - Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch
  8. "Bounce Your Baby" - Caspar Babypants
  9. "Nightmare" - Avenged Sevenfold
  10. "Kings and Queens" - 30 Seconds to Mars
Pretty random playlist if  you ask me :) .... Hmmmm What does my music say about me?

So whats on your list?

Saturday, August 20, 2011

New Name?

So I have been thinking about changing the name of the blog. I don't get to bake as much as I want to anymore (stupid high cholesterol) and I really haven't been sewing much (possibly due to weather?!)

But I think I want to take this more towards a mom/ family / life blog.... But I need name suggestions.

My BFF suggested "Its Always Sunny in Sultan" Which I find hilarious... but what if we move (hopefully sooner rather than later!)

I was thinking "Mom-oploly" Its all fun and games until someone comes home crying....

But still not sure I really like that either.

So what are your ideas?

Friday, August 19, 2011

Summer, Summer, Summer Time

Its finally sun here in Washington! Perhaps we are having an indian summer?! (Hopefully!)

I wanted to show off some good ol' backyard fun





Is there anything sweeter than a popsicle stained chest?



Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Ocean Shores 2011

My husband's family has been going to Ocean Shores, WA forever. In fact his parents honeymooned there, and so I have been told, been going back atleast once every summer since. I have only been going with them for the past 10 years. (only 10 years! LOL) Over the past 10 years, I have realized that his family likes to do the same things when we are there. Always go to the arcade, always go ride go-carts, always go to the jetti. Sometimes I don't really want to go because of these things. And we usually camp. I'm not the biggest fan of camping, but its has been fun since they have a trailer. But now that the family has 3 kids under 3, there isn't enough room in the trailer for all of us and all of the kids. So we bunked up with all the kids in a hotel. It actually was really nice. There was a pool to take the kids to, and they could run around the room and play without sitting in rocks and dirt.

I had a great time! It was nice to be able to go back to our hotel and just get away from everyone for a little while. We had so much fun taking Jakah to the pool and the beach.

Doesn't everyone put their kid in a sand hole?

My boys


Cousin swim time!

Puddle Jumping

1st time riding the bumper cars

Dance off!

Playing some skee ball

Digging his hole

Puddles!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Summer Weekend Projects

We have a long list of house projects that we need to get to this summer. We need to stain the deck and fence, tear apart my bathroom and re-drywall it, and make a play area for Jakah. Unfortunatly we havn't really had a summer to do them.

Friday, I happened to be driving back from the store and passed a moving sale. Normally I don't bother stopping at garage sales, but a giant plastic playtoy caught my eye. So I turned around and went to look at it. Good thing I did. There were 2 of them at this moving sale. One had already sold for $75. The one left was marked for $50. I happened to be looking at it, and the lady yelled out "I'll take $30 for that, I just want it out of here!" I ran over and paid her the $30 right away. Even if I didn't want to keep it, these plastic climbing things sell for $75 - $100 on craigslist. Figured I could always re-sell it.


We cleaned it up and it looks pretty nice. :) Looked it up online and found out they retail for $500 + shipping. WOW I feel like I scored big time!

To complete the project, we decided to make a play area for Jakah. We tore out all the sod. (by hand of course!) And Casey built a border and filled it with cedar chips. Much easier to mow around than moving it all the time!






Looks pretty good! And was a quick weekend project. And of course Jakah LOVES playing there now.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Laughs and a Mommifesto

Today, While browsing thru a few other blogs I like to read, I found this "Mommifesto"

And it says everything I have been thinking lately. So if you have time go check out the Scary Mommy blog. It totally makes me laugh everytime I read it. And somedays, thats what gets me thru the day.

The Scary Mommy Manifesto (AKA The Mommifesto)

Please repeat after me:
• I shall maintain a sense of humor about all things motherhood, for without it, I recognize that I may end up institutionalized. Or, at the very least, completely miserable.
• I shall not judge the mother in the grocery store who, upon entering, hits the candy aisle and doles out M&Ms to her screaming toddler. It is simply a survival mechanism.
• I shall not compete with the mother who effortlessly bakes from scratch, purees her own baby food, or fashions breathtaking costumes from tissue paper. Motherhood is not a competition. The only ones who lose are the ones who race the fastest.
• I shall shoot the parents of the screaming newborn on the airplane looks of compassion rather than resentment. I am fortunate to be able to ditch the kid upon landing. They, however, are not.
• I shall never ask any woman whether she is, in fact, expecting. Ever.
• I shall not question the mother who is wearing the same yoga pants, flip-flops and t-shirt she wore to school pickup the day before. She has good reason.
• I shall never claim to know everything about any child but my own. (Who still remain a mystery to me.)
• I shall hold the new babies belonging to friends and family, so they may shower and nap, which is all any new mother really wants.
• I shall attempt to not pass down my own messed up body issues to my daughter. She deserves a mother who loves and respects herself; stretch marks, cellulite and all.
• I shall not preach the benefits of breastfeeding or circumcision or home schooling or organic food or co-sleeping or crying it out to a fellow mother who has not asked my opinion. It’s none of my damn business.
• I shall try my hardest to never say never, for I just may end up with a loud-mouthed, bikini clad, water gun shooting toddler of my very own.
• I shall remember that no mother is perfect and my children will thrive because, and sometimes even in spite, of me.