Friday, February 27, 2015

Friday Favorites

It's Friday y'all!  Here are my favorites from the week! 

Paul had the letter basket this week at school and of we were assigned the letter "U."  We had to find things around the house that started with that letter.  He was so excited to bring UNDERWEAR to school.  He just knew his friends would think that was hilarious.  And they did.  

I think these mantra bracelets are so sweet.  A friend gave them to another friend, and they look especially nice stacked on top of one another! 

This next thing is actually not my favorite, but hilarious.  It is no secret that every Monday night Ryan and I have a date with the Bachelor.  We have watched this show together for YEARS and it's dumb and ridiculous but it is just what we do.  One of the things that kills me every year is the sound of SMACKING lips when people kiss on the show.  It is as if they turn up the microphones so you can really hear it.  Gross.  Disgusting.  Nails on a chalkboard.  And here is a little video that highlights my biggest cringe moments.

Now I like Christina Aguilera. 

And if you are wondering what I will be doing all day, all night this weekend.. it is this: 

Have a wonderful Friday and fabulous weekend! 

Thursday, February 26, 2015


Well we did something rather exciting.... and booked ourselves a little trip to IRELAND in June!  We are so excited!  We have never been and looking for plenty of suggestions to help fill our trip and allow us to see as much as possible! 

We had been talking about this trip for a long time, and two things were holding us back: 
 #1. Money- why are all the fun things this expensive things?  
#2. Getting people to watch our kids.  We NEVER underestimate how hard it is to watch 2 boys with everlasting energy and this trip was even more of a challenge because it is a little longer than previous ones as we have to travel so far.  Our parents graciously are splitting the time and we know it is a lot to ask. 

But... We lost a co-worker last month, a young one at 28 and it was sad and unfair and all of those feelings.  It was also a HUGE slap in the face that life is short and unpredictable and meant to be lived.  I think we both found the urgency to start working on our bucket lists right now, as much as time and money and the generosity of others would allow!  

So we are going to Ireland! 

Have you been before?  Anything we must do? 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Oscar Fashion

So many award shows, so little time.  I know you are on the edge of your seats with my opinions, so lets just dive right in: 

Not So Great: 

Listen Jared.  I want to love you.  I really do.  But cut your freaking hair.  Please.  

Remember this guy from the 90's???

I want to like this Gwyneth, but I can't get over the weird shoulder flower thing.  

I also feel bad ripping on Lady Gaga after such an amazing performance, but what are the gloves??  Were you doing dishes right before the awards show and then forgot to take them off?  Help us.  

Scarlett Jo... It's a lot of green.  A lot.  

Maybe I Could Be Convinced: 

Kerry Washington/Olivia Pope- you are fresh and beautiful but I don't think I am a fan of the peplum look?  

Listen, I love me some Emma Stone and I really like the color, but I am not having heart palpatations when I look at the dress.  

Dakota Johnson. I didn't realize that this was Melanie Griffith's daughter #wherehaveibeen.  I saw a REAL awkward interview with Dakota and Melanie and to top it off, Mel must have gotten some brand new botox because girl could not even move her face.  I felt weird. 

Reese looks beautiful, but sort of plain too?   It's pretty but doesn't knock your socks off, you know?


Kelly Preston, good length, good neckline, amazing color! Bravo! 

Rosamond Pike.  You scared the shit out of me during Gone Girl, but you looked incredible! 

 Cate.  Yes to the dress and YES, YES, YES to the necklace.  I love everything! 

 I follow Anna Kendrick on Instagram, so I think we are friends and I loved this dress.  The simplicity of the style and the color, she looked beautiful!

But I think the best part of the night was this speech!  So touching!

What do you think?  Favorites?  Not so favorite?  Weigh in!!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Weekend Recap!

We had a great snowy weekend here in Colorado.  It helped us to hunker down and get some things done around the house! 

My brother was in town this week, so we went to my parent's house on Friday to say goodbye.  They had to leave a little earlier then they planned because of the impending snow storm!  G and Charlie watched a little Robin Hood (our new favorite)!

Saturday we both went to the gym and then hung around the house.  Paul somehow convinced Ryan to buy him some new legos #sucker 

And then it started snowing so Charlie played with cars while I drank a beer and finished my book.  Charlie never got out of his pajamas which always equates to a good Saturday.  

After naps for all we watched Robin Hood (again) and Charlie entertained us with his funny faces.  I just love that kid! 

We hung around and it felt nice to not have anything to do anything for once! 

Sunday I braved the snow for the grocery store and yoga!  Then I came home to pick up 800 million legos (I feel like this is how I spend the majority of my time) and when the kids went to nap Ryan and I painted the bathroom.  I was going to do it myself, but Ryan offered to help.  He must still feel bad about Charlie's haircut!  

While we painted we listened to the "Dear Sugar" podcast.  This particular episode talked about feminism and sex and women's image of themselves.  Ryan concluded that being a woman sounded hard and I agreed that raising a girl in this day and age would be extra difficult.  Although telling Paul to take his hands out of his pants 632 times a day is no picnic either.  

Paul woke up and helped us finish up.  We have a little more touch up to do this week, but overall we really like the color.  But it is making me want to paint my cabinets in there.  Has anyone done this before?  It looks relatively easy on Pinterest, but we all know how that goes!  I would love to hear about some real life experience! 

Charlie woke up and we all watched the Oscars.  I thought we were going to get a snow day, but we sure didn't.   I am working on my Academy Award fashion likes and dislikes!  Check back tomorrow! 

Have a great Monday! 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Friday Favorites

This is so funny.  And I feel like I experience one of these at LEAST once a day.

My friend Jill sent me this and it is hilarious!  You have to play the video and scroll at the same time.  
This is beautiful! 

Happy Friday Blog Friends!! 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Odds and Ends!

#1) Have you all had cinnamon sugar toast?  We made this with my dad growing up.  It was very labor intensive.  First you had to toast the bread.  Then spread butter.  Then sprinkle sugar on your bread and carefully shake off any excess.  Then add cinnamon.  It was delightful.  My dad passed this delicious treat on to Paul and then found this at the grocery store.  Someone was smart and mixed cinnamon and sugar into the actual butter.  Paul is a huge fan.  Welcome home diabetes.  

2) Adnan Syed was granted an appeal?   And when does the second series of Serial come out?  I am so excited!! 

3) I have been going to the gym more than yoga lately (shocker).  It is really because I can go to the gym anytime I want to and don't have to wait for a specific class.  Sometimes this means I go at 5:00 in the morning.  It is exhausting.  Anyway, I obviously roll out of bed, throw some gym clothes on and go.  However, are you aware that some women wear a full face of make-up to the gym?  At 5:00 in the morning?  Why?  Don't people just sweat that off?  It is very confusing. 

4) This was my Sunday afternoon.  The kids were napping and the snow was falling.  I was reading a book and People and drinking hot chocolate.  Heaven.  

5) Ryan and I watched FIVE hours of The Bachelor Monday night.  FIVE.  It was about 4.5 too many.  Kelsey = crazy.  Britt = crazy.  Not sure about virgin and I like Whitney but unsure how she will be a fertility nurse in a town of 15.  

Any interesting things happen to you this week? 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

My New Obsession

Ryan's new favorite phrase of mine is, "I need to get my steps in."  Actually it is not.  I think he is over my new obsession.  But I am in love.  This little bracelet is AWESOME.  You wear it around your wrist and it counts your steps.  When you go to bed you can put it in sleep mode and it tracks your sleep; how many times you wake up and how many times you are restless.  It tells you how many miles you have walked, how many active minutes you had during the day, and how many calories you burned.  

The best thing about this is that it all syncs to your phone and you can be friends with people who also have a fitbit.  So we do a lot of competitions at work which is why sometimes I find myself running the stairs of my house at night so I can compete with my co-workers.  I guess that it is the true con, it can be a little obsessive.  But mostly it has been eye opening.  I thought I was an active person but it turns out you really have to work to achieve 10,000 steps a day.  Oh, and if you do yoga it gives you about 4.5 steps for an hour! :) 

Do you have a fitbit?  Lets be friends! 
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