Monday, November 30, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

wordless wednesday



I’m probably maybe done blogging for the week.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!

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Monday, November 23, 2009

the herbfarm

My weekend was wonderful. 

On Friday night we had a small celebration at home with the kids.

We had pizza.

And ice cream cake.


Cookies n cream, in case you’re wondering.


After we dropped the kids off at Grammy’s on Saturday we had a little bit of time to kill so my husband took me to Sephora. 

Ladies, he even WENT into the store with me (okay, he left for a while to go get us coffee, but still)! 

After that, finally, a little before 4:00 PM on Saturday he let me know what we were doing. 

I was not disappointed!

We dined at The Herbfarm Restaurant


9 courses.

6 wines.

4 hours.

Amazing experience!

The restaurant was very beautiful, but I only had my little point and shoot and nobody else was taking any pictures either so I just left the camera in the bag. 

We spent the night just across the way at The Willows Lodge.

The hotel was pet friendly:


Note the sign:


Our room:


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I’m keeping this one small because it looks a little grainy in a bigger size.   

This weekend has shot to the top of the list of the most wonderful, romantic things my husband has planned/done for me.

And the list is quite long.

I am so very blessed.

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the winner is…


Annie at Santiago Twin Girls correctly pegged my birth year as 1973. 

I am 36!

Those of you wonderful souls who guessed my birth year to be in the 80’s……


More on my wonderful weekend soon! 

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

it’s my birthday and I’ll post if i want to

Yes that’s right. 

Today’s the day I find out what my husband has planned for me.

I have the dress.

I have the shoes. 

I have no idea what we are doing. 

So excited!! 
And for you, I have a prize!
That’s right, just leave me a comment and let me know what year you think I was born.  The first commenter with the right answer will win my copy of Such a Pretty Fat by Jen Lancaster (it’s in good shape, I promise!)  AND a $20 Target gift card!


1) Family and friends and other people that know me in real life are not allowed to play this time – sorry, just too easy for you!! 

2) You can only guess once.  So no leaving me 20 comments with a different year in each! 

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

tagging along…

Seattle Dad at Luke I am Your Father tagged me to play along with this meme. 

Gotta support my fellow Pacific Northwest bloggers, so here goes….

1. Name someone with the same birthday as you:

Teacher Mandy at my daughter’s preschool.

2. Where was your first kiss?

Don’t exactly remember, but it was outside and I was 15 I think.  Yeah, that memorable.

3. Have you ever seriously vandalized someone else's property:


4. Have you ever hit someone of the opposite sex?

Only jokingly.

5. Have you ever sung in front of a large number of people?

This one time, at band camp….

6. What's the first thing you notice about your preferred sex?


7. What really turns you off?

Bad table manners.

8. What do you order at Starbucks?

Tall non-fat vanilla latte.

9. What is your biggest mistake?

Not sure, but being mean to my sister when we were kids ranks pretty high on the list.

10. Have you ever hurt yourself on purpose?


11. Say something totally random about yourself.

I have weird thumbs.  I think brachydactyly is the appropriate term.

12. Has anyone ever said you looked like a celebrity?

Yes, when I had red hair and Spider Man was out I got a lot of comments that I looked like Kristin Dunst.

13. Do you still watch kiddie movies or TV shows? 

I would not say no to “Teen Witch” or “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”.

14. Did you have braces?

4 years and a headgear….

15. Are you comfortable with your height?

More than I used to be.  I’m 6 feet tall. 

16. What is the most romantic thing someone of the preferred sex has done for you?

My husband has done many romantic things, but one year when we were “courting” as he puts it he snuck to my work on Valentine’s Day and decorated my car and put some gifts and a card inside and even had “Happy Valentine’s Day” by Outkast playing in the cd player when I started the car. 

17. When do you know it's love?

You just know.

18. Do you speak any other languages?

I can understand fairly basic spanish.  Very basic. 

19. Have you ever been to tanning salon?


20. Have you ever ridden in a limo?

No. But I have done the big party SUV in Vegas, which is almost like being in a limo.

21. What's something that really annoys you?

I fear I am one of the most easily annoyed people on the planet and that annoys ME plenty!  I hate extraneous, repetitive, loud noises!! 

22. What's something you really like?

Peppermint Jo-Jo’s (cookies) that come out at Trader Joes during the holiday season.

23. Can you dance?

Does the macarena count?

24. Have you ever been rushed by an ambulance into the emergency room?

No, but I should have been when I broke my hip, but I was too embarrassed to actually have an ambulance come get me so my sister and brother in law drove me. 

25. Tag 5 people!

  1. Jaime
  2. Tamela
  3. Lee
  4. Bliss
  5. Pinkie

Even if I didn’t tag you I’d love to read your answers if you want to play too!

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

OUr weekend involved…

Meeting a newborn.


Playing with her stuff.

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Photo ops.




Christmas dress wearing.

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Chapstick sharing.

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Back scratching.


My favorite cake.



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We had lots of fun!

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