Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
My roomie from freshman year and I have managed to keep in touch all these years. I don't know the last time I saw her (jojo, was it 99??? has it been 10 years?), but I am so glad that she and I are still buds. Post college this smarty pants went on to get her MBA...in french...a Paris. Where she fell for a dude from Chili.
After the MBA was done, they got hitched, moved to Santiago, and had a baby girl. So cool. But she didn't stop there...they have now moved to some tiny town at the bottom of Chili, where they are helping to run the family seafood business.
How interesting, right?!?! And lucky for me (and you), she FINALLY started a blog...check it out. This will not be your average mommy blog.
Friday, August 28, 2009
I love me a good state fair. I have never been to Oregon's, but perhaps that will change this weekend? Their website is so well done, I love the cute graphics. I wonder if my boys would like a day at the fair? What is not to like? Of course they would like it!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
I think this picture is so cute. I like eggs. But I do not intend to join the movement of keeping urban chickens.
I am starting to feel like the only person in Portland that doesn't have (or at least want to have) chickens in my yard. Is this craze happening across the country or just here?
Sidenote: If I ever did keep chickens (trust me, I won't), I'd make sure they had a really cute coop.
I like this modern option spotted on dwell's blog :
Or perhaps something more classic...
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
This mobile is the cutest ever. It was custom made by the Anthro design team...no wonder its perfect. Birdie, you could whip one of these up, no?
And the mobile is just a tiny part of the most creative nursery I have ever seen. Check it all out here. Love it.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Below is a great video that will give you an idea of the event if you missed it.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
O just got tagged in a facebook picture taken 10+ years ago. Crazy how that can happen in the age of facebook...isn't it?
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Check her out! Melissa d'Arabian is the "Next Food Network Star" winner. And she is my (sorority) sister.
Do you watch the food network? Well, if so, watch for her. And if not, start.
Much like this sister of mine, I also fondly remember the late plates on Main Street from my college days. I would race home from track practice and devour whatever Gina had left out...ah, those were good days...
"Ten Dollar Dinners with Melissa d’Arabian” premiered Aug. 9 and airs at 12:30 p.m. Sundays on the Food Network.
Friday, August 21, 2009
- NO KEGS! Cans and bottles are fine.
- NO BOOZE! Parks does not permit hard liquor. Drink your vodka later on.
- Keep your beers in the “Beer Garden” – this year the “Beer Garden” means the 10 feet
either side of the entire course.
- Pick up your trash and don’t pee in the bushes
Thursday, August 20, 2009
I know his hair is (too) long...we have cut it twice...and he is ready for #3. But I sorta like the shaggy look too...
Monday, August 17, 2009
Oh I had a great trip. So much fun with my best girls.
Below is the only picture that I took all weekend. This was taken from the patio of the condo. How amazing is this place?!?! It was unreal. So much fun! So great. There was ZERO reason to even leave that patio. Yes, that is a private pool...on the patio...just for us...heaven.
I won't bore you with the details, but it was AWFUL. And next time you go in the ocean...do the "stingray shuffle". I'd tell you how to do it, but obviously I have no idea...
Thank god my girls were there! They rallied into action, calling 911, helping to get me to safety, stopping the bleeding, helping me through the 4.5 hour poison period (painful!), keeping the wound submerged in scalding hot water (the only treatment for a stingray attack), and keeping me positive through the ordeal.
True friends, they were prepared to pee on the wound (what? we heard it worked for jellyfish attacks!) and/or suck out the venom (haven't you read "Twilight"?). Thank god 911 was there in just a few minutes...the paramedics would have had a good laugh if they walked up on us treating the wound in our own way...
The baby and I are just fine. Still swollen, bruised and a little tingly, but getting better every minute. What an experience.
Despite the attack, it was THE BEST weekend. You know you have amazing friends and you are in a fab place if you can honestly claim that you had a fabulous weekend despite a stingray attack.
Oh my girls, I love you! Can't wait for our next TBL weekend! xoxo
Friday, August 14, 2009
If I know you, there is going to be a big party in St. Tropez this weekend...I wish we could be there! Maybe next year?
WKF is really itching to get back to Paris...he regrets sleeping through so much of it the first time...
We love our Coco!
Thursday, August 13, 2009
I love being pregnant. I love working. I don't really love when the two overlap.
I don't care if your wife has had a baby too...it doesn't make it more comfortable for me and it doesn't make you an expert. To play it extra safe...maybe just don't use the above words ever at the workplace.
I think in the last 2 years I have heard all of the above...in office place conversations. Weird, right?
The above pix are from my first go round. Poor baby#2...no belly shots have been taken yet. Gotta get on that...
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
My new kindle arrived yesterday. I am so excited to get it going. Do you use one? Do you like it?
Any good books I should read? I have a long flight tomorrow (YIPEE!!! Girls weekend here I come!) and I'd love to have a great plane read loaded up...
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
As promised, I am checking back in with you about balance...
I have been back to work for several months now...and I must say...I LOVE it. I LOVE it like I have never loved work before. I only work 2 days (was 3, now 2), and it's pretty great.
I must also say that the hardest day at work is way easier than the most average day at home with a baby. Without a doubt, full time mom-ing is the hardest.
At this moment, I feel like I really have this balance thing pretty well sorted out. For now. And...I am so confident that will all change when #2 arrives in a few short months. However, I think the balance thing is always evolving...that is part of it.
I also think that I am soooooooo glad I came back to work, because for me it was the right move.
Who knows how I'll feel on this topic 6 months and a year and 5 years from now. But right now...I feel GREAT. How about you? We girls can have it all!
PS - I got the above image here.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
I live on the west coast these days, but I was born in New England. My parents are spending a few weeks at the cottage (yes, its still for sale....)...and they made a day trip down to the birthplace of SKF.
Here is my first house...cute, isn't she? I don't remember her, I was pretty young when we moved away.
Friday, August 7, 2009
WKF has been weaned since he turned one...but my celebratory moon hasn't happened. Yet. But it is coming soon.
One week from today, I will be in heaven with 3 of my best girlfriends. No babies, no boys, just us...and the ocean, and the pool, and the sun, and the sand, and probably a bag of doritos. I AM SO EXCITED! Aghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. I think about this trip every day. Can't wait!
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Today's article about texting lingo left me feeling old and out of the know.
Do you know what any of these acronyms mean?! Do you use them?
WOMBAT (waste of money, brains and time)
WRUD (what are you doing)
IMO (in my opinion)
ROFL (rolling on floor laughing)
SWDYT (so what do you think)
WDYM (what do you mean)
GNOC (get naked on camera)
LMIRL (let's meet in real life)
IWSN (I want sex now)
Funny stuff. According to the Journal, we need to get smart and keep up with such lingo or we will not be able to communicate with our children. Yikes. I hope my children never GNOC because IMO that is trashy.