Monday, September 18, 2017


Long time, no blog. 

I was going to blog when we got home from vacation, but the Indians had a nice little win streak going so I didn't want to jinx it. I also didn't repaint my toe nails until after they lost (yuck). Since I'm blogging you know that means they lost (and I repainted my toe nails).

Have you heard about Kroger's Click List? If not, let me tell you about how much I love it. I've done Shipt before and it was ok but produce wasn't always the freshest and I couldn't always choose EXACTLY what I wanted and I didn't get my fuel perks Kroger offers.  

Then click list comes along and I'm in heaven. First two trips have been amazing. Do all my shopping from home, drive up, call in, and everything is loaded in my car. Plus I got my fuel perks. It's $5 an order after your first three, but that will be a live saver when Peaches arrives next year. 

I've only had one Click List issues and it wasn't even a biggie. The first time I got someone else's chicken and not my bread but that's easy to fix. 

If you haven't done it yet, try it. 

I'm thinking of becoming a Click list shopper in my spare time because 1) you get exercise 2) your get to shop and 3) you get to spend everyone else's money. 


Over the weekend C and I watched The DUFF. It was funny but apparently not funny enough for us to remember watching it until we got to the end. I was thinking through out the movie "there were a lot or scenes in the trailer" until I realized maybe I've seen this before. Also the main guy looks like Tom Cruise so major negative there. 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

a trip to fire station #2

Mom and Dad took the kids to drop Riley off at the groomers last week and Monkey asked if they were passing "Fire Station #2".  Sure enough they were.

Friday, August 18, 2017

We're were on a boat!

Last weekend the Upps invited us to Buckeye Lake for a boat ride.  The kids were in heaven.

GMac was only happy when the boat was going fast and Monkey is now asking when we're going to get out boat. Spoiler alert: we're not.

(I have more pics of GMac than Monkey because she was near the back of the boat during most of the ride.)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

I want to go to there

Why does the travel bug always come at the most inconvenient times? Is it because we're unsettled? 

Here's where I'm wanting to be today:


Friday, August 4, 2017

replacing a downer of a post with an upper.

I had a really depressing post ready about being sick and summer almost being over and it being cool and being tired, but then I thought of happy things.  Like this place (but now I want to go to here so I'm a bit sad again).

Happy Weekend!

Friday, July 28, 2017

here we go (again)

Now that the news is out and you have a better idea for why I haven't been blogging, let's chat.

We're due to welcome Peaches in late February 2018. Which means I won't be able to drink mochas until that point. I tried one today (after 46 days of being mocha free) and could not get past the first few sips.  So does that mean I've broken my streak or can my streak be in tact because I couldn't drink it? Also, I've been crazy tired, and drained, and yucky feeling of late. I blame it on GMac who is three times as active as Monkey was when I was pregnant with him.

Also, I may be getting a cold.

We watched Hidden Figures this weekend and I. LOVE. IT. I can't praise it enough.  If you haven't seen it, and chances are you all have, because I'm just so slow at getting around to stuff (in this case I was in the hold line at the library since Easter), please see it.  That was easy to follow, right?

And for the really big news.... Monkey made great swimming strides Wednesday.  This has been a banner year for her in terms of swimming, she's fully comfortable doing (almost) anything with her floaties on (everything but the diving board), but yesterday she decided she could swim without floaties. Watch out world! Or really, Mommy who now needs to keep a better eye on her at the pool.  Boundaries have been set (the flags), but it's only a matter of time before she's joining swim team.  Oh, and she discovered she could get dive rings off the bottom of the three feet.  We are so, so proud.