A little behind…

Sorry I haven’t updated in a couple days, life got a little busy and I was a little lazy. Have no fear though, I’m here with an update!!!


Wednesday – my photo for Wednesday is a photo of our dinner. Mitchell and I decided to make BLTA’s for dinner one night… except I forgot to buy lettuce — so we bad BTAs. Though it was lacking in lettuce it was pretty darn tasty. — we just added extra avocado. One thing I would change, is the bacon — I bought the lean healthier bacon and it had 0 flavor… It was really disappointing.

Yesterday, we had Breakfast for dinner — I took a photo of it too, but thats not the photo I’m going to use for yesterday’s photo a day.


I chose this photo to represent yesterday — It’s of my wonderful sweet little miss. She has a summer birthday so her school celebrates her half birthday. Yesterday was her day to celebrate being 4½ and I think she enjoyed it very much. She wore the dress I gave her for Christmas, and they made her a crown and everything. How cute is she?!


I’ve been using the TimeHop app for a few years now, and it’s fun… though sometimes – like the day after Archie passed away, its tough to look back… (that particular day was very Archie heavy as far as old posts go…) Well today was a wonderful day to look back on. 8 Years ago today I had quite the adventure with a friend of mine. It included the craziest weather day, realizing our umbrellas were not built for windy snow/rain days… going to the Portland City Grill soaking wet, in jeans and concert attire — I still to this day cannot believe they even let us in the door. We ordered Fries and cookies and drew on the (paper) table cloth. This particular night I got peed on by a complete stranger, but best of all, we managed to talk ourselves into being let on stage the next night at the next show.  Good times. Here are some photos from that night:

Gabe from Cobra Starship singing. We were front row, but being front row at a Cobra Starship show wasn't that hard back then :)

Gabe from Cobra Starship singing. We were front row, but being front row at a Cobra Starship show wasn’t that hard back then 🙂


Christy and I waiting for the concert to start… This was after the weather calmed down and we were able to fix our hair and makeup in the bathroom. Look at our babyfaces! I was 19, Christy was 22 🙂


This was before the concert, we made friends with these girls, and gave them freshly baked cookies, and coffee in exchange for holding our place in line while we went and bought stuff for the show/ate.


After the show we snagged Gabe from Cobra Starship. Here he is talking on my phone to a friend. Can we laugh at how dated that phone makes this picture look? This was about the time we convinced him to let us do the snakes on a plane rap on stage. I’d spend the next 20 hours memorizing it word for word… only to promptly forget part of it while we were on stage haha.


We doodled on the table cloth at the Portland City grill, one of the doodles was the rap from Snakes on a Plane…


More of our tablecloth doodles… How to draw a Starship and a cobra…


The view from our table at the Portland City Grill. The Roseland theater below.

Just wait until tomorrow’s timehop… The video of us rapping! hahaha.


Boop, boop, boop…boop…boop…beeep….boop…

The noises of 5 children is something else. Especially when they’re 5 children that you have watched grow up over the past 13 (HOLY SMOKES 13???) years!

The sounds they makein the morning, while you’re sleeping…is a whole different story.

“I waaaaaant a turn!”

When you reach a certain volume level you can’t simply use the technique that I use at work, the very quiet “inside voices please” doesn’t work with 5 kids all yelling at one another. I tried it though, and the oldest of all of them looked me in the face and gave me a look, more like a “ugh my aunt is ruining the fun.” 5 minutes later they’re back at it again.

That time I chose the “QUIET!” 4 of the 5 children hid from me. The oldest once again gave me a look that said “ugh.” I saw a much taller head pop up from behind him with a “oops” look. I hear “I’m sorry” to wich I respond, “No. TWO of you are 13 years old, and you ALL heard me ask you to keep it down, 3 people are still trying to sleep in this house,  and you need to be respectful to them!”

After 13 years you’d think those blank sad looks on their faces, the ones that say “oh no, the cool aunt is yelling at me” wouldn’t break my heart, buuuut I assure you, it always wants to make me curl up into a ball and cry. (I don’t though, and I think I’m pretty dang good at not letting them know I’m secretly super sad I had to yell at them.)

Of course 10 minutes later they’re back to yelling at each other, so really asking them to be quiet didn’t do me any good, just made me sad haha.

We drove from Portland to Seattle today. Which took a little over 5 hours. Normally it’s about 3 3-1/2 but not today. We passed time by playing “Punch Buggie” or “Slug Bug” game. EverSoLightly and I have one that is on going since Memorial day, even at work, we send each other picture texts that say “Punch Buggie ____” Once the punch Buggies were scarce we started the “Campering” game. Added in some “Mustangs” as well as some “Cucumbers” or “Mini-Coopers” and finally tossed in some “Banana Slugs.” It kept the car ride interesting!

We came home ate hot dogs, went to the store, and are now happily watching the Disney Channel, and debating Popsicles!

To anyone who is my friend on the + all photos are uploaded there. 🙂