Here is a picture of the girls with Dave's dad on Father's Day after enjoying a tasty lunch (cocktails and dessert).
Friday, June 25, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
This gem was taken at a, I guess some would call it, dive bar. We were celebrating a birthday party of a lady who worked at Western National Parks Association with my Mom.
I had to drop Kayleigh off backstage- no parents were allowed back during the recital. They performed twice. One a tap number and the other a ballet. The girls were so adorable. Both Dave and I were really proud of our little dancer. She was the happiest little girl after. I'm not sure if its because she felt the energy from being on stage, excited never to go to dance again, or happy to be having our traditional dessert before dinner. Either way, it was fun to experience.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Wowzers. My house hasn't looked like this since Christmas! Kinda just want to throw everything in the trash and start all over in the new place.
Speaking of new place... Our fabulous condo in N. Scotts didn't workout. Long story short, we have a new mid/south-Scottsdale address and I think it's fabulous too. It's older and small, but it's perfect for us. Great school with a language immersion program (Spanish, maybe Mandarin!). We'll know more come July 19.
1o more days. 10 more days. 10 more days. It will go by super fast, right?! I'm worse at being alone than I thought. (Insert sad trombone here.) Wha-wha. These kids are INSANE. Really. I could start a whole new blog dedicated to getting ready to leave the house, "No! I will not go to sleep!" or adventures in "really gotta go POTTTYYYY!!!" Seriously. Sometimes I'm so at the end of my rope I invision myself driving the girls over to my parents house, ringing the doorbell, and taking off. Where? Just to my house. I'd put on The Blindside, eat tons ice cream, and just cry it out... Am I being a little dramatic? Maybe. Before you judge though, ask my mom how much she enjoyed her over-night trip to Phoenix today ;o)
It's times like today when another set of favorite lyrics (and band) come to mind. "F*ck it, Fight it, It's all the same."- Sublime
Wow. Can you say BAD MOOD?
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizza with a homemade crust, red onion, and cilantro paired with a Cabernet Sauvignon
Roasted Pear & Blue Cheese Tart with caramelized onion paired with a Sauvignon Blanc
Vanilla Layer Cake with Raspberry Buttercream and fresh berries
Some day I hope to make a full 4-5 course meal for someone...
Yeah! Silly poses by the pool. Perfect.
I have the best friends and family in the world.
The rest of the day we spent at the condo enjoying the patio, coloring, napping, and getting ready for Daddy, Katie, and Shana to come over.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
These past few weeks have been crazy and hectic intertwined with fun and joy. My brain has been in overdrive for these weeks too which has made for thoughts that are more appropriate for a journal than a blog.
This weekend we found a condo and signed a two year lease. I'm excited about the place and nervous at the same time. It's out of my comfort zone for sure. Oy. I hope it's the right place for us. The condo has everything on our wish list, the school is top notch, the location is great. But, the average person is 47+, white, and rich. Not that that is a bad thing, but we only have white going for us. Hopefully we can still find away to surround ourselves with down to earth, young people.Above is a picture of a similar entrance to our new pad. We are 1.5 miles away from the school and 50 feet away from the pool, exercise facility, and clubhouse. And best of all we no longer have to drive 20 min to the nearest store of any kind!
I'm so thankful for Dave. I'm glad we get to go through life together and give all these amazing opportunities to our girls.