Wednesday, May 30, 2012


I don't think I've mentioned it here yet, but I booked the three of us tickets to California for September.  Disneyland here we come!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Under the Dresser

FYI - I finally updated my book blog last night with my Winter reads.  Hope to upload my Spring reads next...

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wake up call

Jeff and I woke the other morning to hear Edie yelling in her bed. It was after 7am when we heard her shout, "Stop chirping!!"

Then we heard the birds outside chirp.  And she yelled again, "STOP CHIRPING!"
More chirping.
Edie: "Mom and Dad are SLEEPING!  I SAID, stop chirping!!"

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Rhubarb Cake

This Rhubarb Upside Down Cake is amazing - highly recommend making it if you have some extra rhubarb lying around.

We ate it hot after only letting it cool for 10 minutes.  Looking forward to more tomorrow.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Computer Fail

Jeff's computer died while I was in California.  This has had a domino effect on our home computer "system"... blah blah.... long boring story about technology.... the end result is that photos are currently unavailable to me for posting.  Things should be up and running again soon.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Mexico cont.

Hard to see and I feel like one off those weirdos that takes pictures of the fish through the glass at the Aquarium even posting this, but this tree is COVERED in giant iguanas.  It smelled horrific.
Our one day in town.
Edie pretty much freaked out when we passed this store filled with hilarious dresses.
Freaking out.
Flirting with Rueben - our house manager.  He spoke no English but they were be sties by the end of the week with Edie yelling "Hola Ruben!" every time he entered the house.
Pool time.  We require 1.5 flotation devises per person.
Edie insisted on taking "nude naps" every day and would need to be tucked in with various assorted accessories.
With Grandpa. Family resemblance much?
Her "rainbow-kini"
The sunsets weren't too shabby.

My cousin Sarah and I are only 3 weeks apart in age and grew up together.  This is a rare moment when neither of us are tethered to our girls (who we call cousins, but I suppose are first cousins once removed.  Or something like that?).

Cue "the girls".  Hannah is 1.5 and the two of them were so adorable together.  They live in Alaska, so this was really their first time spending QT together.

Edie teaching Hannah about popsicles (not much cause for them in Alaska!).  She's got her own style.


Walking down the beach to the port where huge barges would pull through.

I didn't wear any makeup while on vacation.  I'd ask Jeff to Photoshop some in for this photo, but I did that once and regretted it.  

Since I posted unflattering photos of myself without makeup and in my swimsuit, forgive me the indulgence of this one glamour shot.  Thanks for the hat loan Amy.
Sarah made the girls matching dresses. 

After the little girls went to bed, the cousins/siblings would stay up playing Bananagrams and drinking.  Fun times.
Edie picked a lime off a tree and carried it around ALL DAY.
A fruit stand where we had tasty fruit.  And experienced the grossest toilet for a "potty trip" ever.  I will not speak of it again.

Colima ruins.  After this photo, I started to die from the heat and took shelter in the van so there are no good shots of the actual ruins...
Last day before heading to the airport for our late afternoon flight.
Honorable mention goes out to Aunt Emily who became Edie's IDOL during this trip.  Edie spent every minute of every day needing to be right next to her.  Thankfully Emily was gracious enough to sacrifice reading in the sun time for playing in the pool and reading stories with Edie.

Before the trip home went awry and Jeff I tried to stab ourselves in the eyeballs.   Edie was a champ for 9/10ths of the first flight.  Just like the fruit stand "bathroom", we will also not speak of the remaining 1/10th OR the next flight from LAX to Seattle.  

Saturday, May 12, 2012

All Done

Dropping in briefly to report that my event has (successfully) come to a close.  I've been away from home setting up, managing and wrapping up a very exciting conference all week, but I fly home in a few hours and I can't wait to squeeze the guts out of one Miss Edie Bee.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Mexico Teaser

A few photos from our travel day and first day and a half in Mexico. I can't promise more before leaving this weekend, but we'll see...
Annie's gummy bunnies=excellent plane treats.
Cousin Hannah sitting right behind us.

Her future is bright.
Immediately upon arrival, we all hit the pool.

My Mom and Aunt making tropical beverages

Grandma giving Edie a mani-pedi.

Edie spent the first afternoon doing nothing but running up and down the "coast" of our swimming pool.  I was only able to coax her into a swimming suit for the last hour of the night.  As a result, most of the photos are not suitable for sharing.

Seriously Circo, you can call me to book my daughter as a child model for your swimsuit line ANYTIME.

Grandma and Edie enjoy some pool time on day 1 or 2.

That's totally a fedora.

And an inflatable frog.