Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday Favorites- a glimpse into my future.

I love the dad laughing and the little brother asking, "There's paint on my face?"  This will be happening to me.  In fact, I am going to throw all the paint in the trash to delay this scene for a bit!
Happy Friday ALL!! 


Thursday, November 20, 2014

A Thankful Thursday!

Yesterday Paul had his Thanksgiving program at school and I played hooky from work to watch him perform!  Nothing makes me laugh more than preschoolers singing songs about fat turkeys!  Enjoy!

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Things That I LOVE.....

1. My iphone.  I know you should not "love" technology and I feel a little guilty about this because no one wants to turn into the person who is on their phone ALL THE TIME, but it really is a helpful device.  It has that map feature.  I can google anything.  I can text my heart out.  I can take 800 pictures of my children.  I love it.

2. Coffee.  One time I gave up caffeine and I am never doing that again.  I love coffee.  I love it in the morning.  It smells good, it tastes good and it is a central part of my morning routine!

3. Wine.  Just like the mornings need coffee, the evenings need wine.  It is a great wind-down to the day and you can't ask a friend to go out and get a glass of water.  You need to go out for the red glass of delicious.

4.  Laugher.  I love the kind of laughter that leaves you crying and and your belly hurting.

5.  A clean house.  More importantly, a house that I did not have to clean. I love the smell of clorox and vacuum lines and washed floors.  Too bad my kids ruin it in 2.3 seconds.

6. YOGA.  It is sweaty, it is hot, and I couldn't love anything more.

7. Making the bed.  I like it even better when Ryan makes the bed, but I think it starts the days off right once those sheets and comforter are tucked in!

8. Amazon Prime.  I mean free shipping?  It is amazing!!  I have done so much Christmas shopping from my friend Amazon.  It is so easy with one-click access!  And dangerous.

9. My Boys.  They are loud and rambunctious and break stuff but mostly they are sweet and funny and great little loves!!  Ryan fits the above description too :)

10. Costco.  What is it about buying big boxes of goldfish crackers?  Or 18 packets of spaghetti?  Just makes you feel prepared when you could feed an army of 734 with all the supplies in your house!

What do you love? 




Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tuesday Top Three

I love this article I read this week!


 I mean we have all done this, yes?!




Just can't stop loving this family! 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Weekend Recap!

Another Monday but I am off today so it is not so bad.  And I just have cute little Charlie on my hands, so I plan to do a few errands and get some more Christmas shopping off my list.  We had a full weekend with LOTS of pizza and LOTS of wine.  That is always my favorite.  

Friday we had our co-worker Kate and her family over.  Her oldest and Paul are similar in age and they loved playing with each other and getting every single toy we have ever owned out.  Obviously. Here are the crazy kids.. baby Cameron loved crawling around in our dog hair and Charlie already went to bed by this point.  A long week for the Char-Man.  

Saturday I woke up to teach the high school girls swim team some yoga.  Teaching yoga to teenage girls, most who have never done yoga, is an experience.  But a positive one.  There is lots of laughing and falling and probably cursing under their breath.  But when I got them to savasana which is just laying down on the mat with your eyes closed, not one of them moved for 2 minutes.  People need savasana.  


Then I came home and picked up the boys and met my friend Ashley at Monkey Business.  But it was a Saturday.  And it was snowing.  And we were certainly not the only people with that idea.  It was SO busy.  We lasted an hour and I didn't say one word to Ashley.  But at least we got out of the house.  I parked myself on the couch for the rest of the day because it was cold and the DVR was full. We finally pulled ourselves together and went to our friend's house for more pizza and wine.  The boys had a great time and I got some great ideas for Christmas from their toys.  Perfect. 

Sunday = yoga, grocery store, crazy people at Costco, laundry and more laundry, a little school work and forcing myself to read my book instead of cleaning 800 things.  Ryan was depressed because the Broncos lost so we drank beer while the kids watched CARS 2.  

Finally, a little laughter to make your morning better.  My mom sent this to me and it is by far my favorite parenting strategy! 

Hope you have a great Monday!!                                                

Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday Favorites

I have a really important question: are those pictures of Kim Kardashian real?  For real, real?  I need answers.

And another question while I am asking.  What do you all make if you are having people over?  Not a formal dinner party, but you are just having a co-worker over with their kids (for example).  We usually do pizza and a salad and wine (duh) because most people like it and it is easy for the kids, but is there something I could make to spruce these dinners up a bit?  Not time consuming and kid friendly?  Let me know!

Here are some Friday favorites:

1. Bare minerals make-up.  I wore this for years and then switched things up.  I just went back to my old favorite and I really like it!


2. Rodan and Fields! I received this text messages yesterday from one of my clients!  I've had bad skin for basically my whole life, and I know that feeling of relief when you feel like something is finally working!


3. This article had me laughing.  I know I am the default parent because of the tasks I perform in the shower, I always know the wrapping paper situation in my house and I am the one to switch old clothes and seasons out of the boy's drawers! 

4. It has been SO COLD in Colorado, like take your breath away cold.  For example, it is currently 9 degrees.  I mean seriously.  The high today is 41 which will feel like a warm summer day.  But this weekend is still pretty chilly.  So I hope to lay on the couch and drink hot tea and read books.

5. And just because it is funny!

Happy Friday All! Have a wonderful weekend! 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Stocking Stuffers

I think the best thing about Christmas is the stocking.  It is fun to find little things that a person would love but probably wouldn't but for themselves.  I even wrap every one of my stocking presents to make the process longer.  I am my mother.

But lets be honest.  Boy stockings are just not as exciting as girl stocking.  It is too bad I have no girls to deal with.  But let me tell you, I will probably win my daughter in-laws over with my stocking stuffing skills one day. #truth

If someone had to (cough, Ryan, cough) put a stocking together for me, here are some suggestions. You are welcome ahead of time.

Is this the cutest thing you have ever seen?

If these don't scream New Year's Eve, I don't know what does! 


I love candles because they really mask the dog and boy smell of the house.  

This mug would probably make my coffee taste better 

If you don't love a monogram, you have big problems! 

Wouldn't say no to these beauties

Nail polish is a nice treat! 


Everyone loves some cute stationary !




And this cute sign won't fit in my stocking, but it could go right next to it and would look great in my dining room! 



There you have it!  Anything you love to put in stockings??





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