Friday, June 27, 2008


So, I am officially on vacation until July 7th! We are heading out of town tomorrow to visit Grandma June and Grandpa Doug for a couple of days then heading to Portland! My brother and sister-in-law bought a house recently, so we are going to visit and get in a mini-vacation. Zoe is excited to go to the zoo and ride MAX. Mommy is excited for some big city shopping and warm weather! We'll post pictures when we get home!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

New Jeans

I wrote awhile back about the custom jeans my hubby got me for Mother's Day. Well, they have arrived and I LOVE THEM! They fit perfectly and it's so weird knowing they were made just for me and nobody else! The great thing was I got to pick out everything from the color, cut, wearing, etc. I am definately a fan of my indi jeans!

Monday, June 23, 2008

I Wanna Know...

whose bright idea it was to put Zoe and Teagan in bunk beds, in the same room! If Teagan isn't asleep when Zoe goes to bed, they lay in there goofing around. Sometimes it's really cute to listen to them, but mostly they start being naughty, then get in trouble. Oh yeah, and they get up at the first crack of daylight! I swear, I'm going to get black out shades for their room so they sleep in until at least 7:30am! And they want to eat the second the wake up; whose children are these??? Don't they know that Mommy can't even think about food until at least 9am!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Potty Training

So, Teagan is 25 months old and we are working on potty training. Nothing hard-core yet (the weather has cooperated enough to be outside for the majority of a day!) but she is getting the idea. She is definately more patient than Zoe was and will sit and read or sing. And Zoe is quite the cheerleader, encouraging Teagan and praising her for trying. We'll keep you posted!!

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day Duffy!
This is Duffy's Father's Day present to himself! Supposedly, it's to save us money with the rising gas prices; I think it's just because he's a big kid!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


Do you ever stress out about something that is not worth stressing out about? I am seeing this pattern in my life lately and realize it is something I need to work on.

Example: I have clients that live in Arizona. Not a big deal really, but they are building a house in Port Townsend, WA!! So, they are only here once every 6 months. We communicate via email on a regular basis and decision making has gone rather smoothly (I coordinated all her lighting, cabinets, countertops and now hardware; designed her kitchen, baths, and laundry, and coordinated installation with our installer and the plumbers and electricians). They are super laid back people and the best clients to have, yet, Monday morning, I wake up all stressed out because they are in town. I kept feeling like something was going to be wrong and they were going to be unhappy about something. It's not like things couldn't be fixed - we have until next June before they move permenently! Yet, I still get all worried about stuff - for NO REASON!!! We met yesterday and everything is great - they love their cabinets, there countertops and our installer is helping them do all sorts of other projects.

I am really trying to evaluate the things in my life that I feel stressed about - how much control do I really have? Is it worth thinking/stressing about? Am I the only one affected by my stress or is it affecting my kids, husband, co-workers, etc.? Is the situation going to change because of my stress or will it stay the same??

Monday, June 2, 2008

Happy Birthday

Ok, so here is a video from Duffy's birthday - mind you he worked from 3am - 6pm that day, so everyone was in PJ's and ready for bed! Notice the princess waving in the beginning too. But my favorite part is the singer at the end!

Monday, Monday Monday

Today was one of those Monday's I dread. It was gray and damp; the weekend is over; I woke up kind of cranky (for, like, the 5th day in a row!) and I was stressing about something at work (I stress about things that I don't need to stress about - I just want my clients to be happy all the time!). All day I just felt edgy and annoyed.

But there was light at the end - I was going to a little gathering at my bosses house and Duffy was taking the girls on a date. I got some time away, not worrying about home or work, where a couple of glasses of wine cured my crummy day and dad and the girls had good bonding time over hot dogs and ice cream (Zoe wanted to go to Costco for a hot dog!)

My day ended much better than it started.

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