Tuesday, November 29, 2011


we went to the campgrounds for fhe. we had so much fun. climbing on rocks, and "skating" on the frozen river, making s'mores and foil dinners. we saw people riding horses and met a family searching for their lost dog. it was nice being together and talking and playing and watching. (although riley got her feelings hurt...again. that girl can {and does} cry at the drop of a hat. sheesh.)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

grace face is 6

riley grace wanted a fashion party. so she invited 6 of her favorite little dress up buddies (i think we had 9 guests show up!) to get their make up, hair and nails done (notice that the daddy and the big brother are the nail artists.  love that). they watched "barbie: a fashion fairytale" while they got super fancy. the pink cake i made got completely stuck to the pan. there was no saving it. so i sent the daddy out at the last minute to get "anything girlie". he came back with tinkerbell. the birthday girl was cool with that. we all had tons of fun.

p.s. when jakob got his piece of cake, he looked at it, said, "uuuummmmm" and then immediately asked for a different piece. the daddy, who was the cake cutter, thought the boy was trying to get more icing, so he told him to scram. but when we noticed jakob had a square with nothing but tinkerbell's "hips" on it (as riley calls them. woops!) he immediately got a new piece and the daddy vowed to pay closer attention to where he was cutting.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

"a lot of people go to school for 7 years." "yeah...they're called doctors." -tommy boy

the first week of october, he went to texas to defend his dissertation. and not to brag or anything, but the director said, "i've never said this to anyone before, but this doesn't need any revisions." can you believe that?! hallelujah!!! my husband is a doctor! ("not the kind that helps people"-randy pausch's mom) but a doctor nonetheless.