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being scenes from our weekend. the patch.



The kids and I hit one of our favorite places in Bellingham on Saturday morning. I tried to just get one good picture on this gorgeous day, but instead, I caught them after Everett had just yelled “BOOTY!” at this sweet couple walking by and the girls were cracking up. As you can see, he’s also shaking his own booty, just in case they didn’t get what he was saying.


Thankfully, this picture made up for the day before’s. We finally hit up the pumpkin patch on Sunday and I was surprised to see that there were actually pumpkins left and that we weren’t the only ones who were slackers. Pretty sure those three pumpkins cost us nearly $100, but at least we have some on our porch now. Can I confess that I really hope the kids forget about carving them this week? I just have to get through Wednesday and then I’m golden. It’s not that I don’t like carving pumpkins, but from my past experiences carving with the kids, I know that they’re interested for approximately 16-seconds, and then Josh and I end up carving all three pumpkins ourselves.

Other things we did this weekend… Dessert tasting with cousins and some cousin play time too. So much scootering. So much carburetor adjusting. (not me) A tiny smidge of the laundry that I should have done. Work. Lost power at the house due to the wind. Caught up on a few of our favorite shows. Fell asleep midway through a few of our favorite shows. Introduced the kids to The Addams Family movies.

What did you do this weekend? Does your week look as insane as ours? We’re leaving for the beach on Friday morning for a little fall weekend getaway!

being 10 things we did this weekend.


we have lice

after i took this picture, i threw some lice shampoo in my cart. just to be safe.

one. Josh made beer on Friday night, which means that I fell asleep on the couch before 9 p.m. It was lovely. For both of us.

two. Finally watched the last episode of Breaking Bad. Oh, Walt. I wasn’t as thrilled with it as I expected to be, since everyone who watched it a few weeks ago was FREAKING OUT. I thought it was okay. Just okay. I’m sad it’s over, but I was ready to move on.

three. Laundry. A lot of laundry. Both washing and folding. And sorting and putting away.

four. I thought about Christmas. For about 18-seconds.

five. A friend left a little splash of moonshine at our house on Friday night. It was mixed with apple cider and some other stuff that made it really good. I drank it. And I didn’t go blind.

six. I’m not sure how I got an entire two-hours to myself this weekend, but somehow, the stars aligned and I did. I used it to watch Pitch Perfect, which was brilliant if you love movies about a capella. And college. And 90s music. That’s pretty much the movie trifecta for me.

seven. We took the kids to the marina to ride scooters. That sounds weird, if you don’t know that the marina in Bellingham has a really great paved path that goes all the way around it. They scootered their little hearts about and the fresh air had them fast asleep quickly last night.

eight. Meg and I have been working on a huge coloring sheet and we worked all weekend and getting it done. Almost there. I love to color and admit that sometimes, when she’s at school, I sit down and work on it for a few minutes. My favorite marker is this pretty lilac-ish/magenta-ish color. Also, I’m six.

nine. Steak. For. Dinner. (I’m still full.)

ten. Stayed up way too late last night, working and watching the Real Housewives of New Jersey in the background. I try not to write pitches when I watch that show because I start to come up with some odd ideas when I do… We’ll leave it at that. #somanysparkles

What did you do this weekend? Raise your hand if you went to the pumpkin patch! (everyone.)

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being scenes from our weekend. omg. it’s hot out.


And, another summer weekend on the books. This one was a little hot. Like, nearly 90 degrees out hot, which I will gladly bitch about because we do not have air conditioning and my upper lip is sweating.

Besides trying our best to stay cool, we hit up Monsters University (cute movie, but a little long…), played in the backyard with a new baby pool and Slip N’ Slide, did a Target run, had breakfast at our favorite spot on the water, did a lot of housework and a little yard work and even squeezed in a nap or two somewhere along the way.

Here’s to another fun-filled summer week! We are finishing up swim lessons and have plans to visit some parks this week… finally!

being scenes from our weekend. hello, summer.


Well, that was a busy weekend. We had a very full, very fun weekend… and we’re all exhausted and the house is a disaster to prove it. Cousin Taran’s lacrosse tournament on Friday night (they took 2nd place this weekend!). Wild Waves on Saturday. Dinner at Etta’s for our anniversary on Saturday night. John Prine concert at the Zoo on Sunday. Can you hear me yawning through the screen? What did you do this weekend? (click through on the pictures to see them better.)

being scenes from our weekend. 80 degrees.



If you were trying to get a hold of anyone in Seattle this weekend, it’s likely that you didn’t get a response.

You see, it was 80-degrees in the Great Northwest, about 20-degrees warmer that it usually is this time of year, at the least, and if you live in this area, you pretty much put everything else on hold to soak up the sunshine.

Seriously. I just convinced myself that the entire world was on pause while I basked in all of that yummy, much-needed vitamin d.

We kicked off the summer season with an impromptu neighbor bbq, which is as all neighbor bbqs should be. Sara made strawberry-rhubarb margaritas, because she does things like that. Josh busted out the Weber and we let the kids run around, Lord of the Flies-style, while we visited and laughed and listened to Pearl Jam. (i swear.)


Sunday was spent on chores that didn’t really feel like chores because it was just so nice out. Ev discovered the joys of mowing the lawn. Please note the sippy cup in the cup holder of our lawn mower, which is actually more like a vacuum, if you ask me. Add some Slip-n-Slide action and fresh halibut for dinner (which I butchered).


Sometimes, sunshine is really hard work.

What did you do this weekend?

being scenes from our weekend.


A quick hello in between articles and before I need to get dinner on the table. By dinner, I mean quickly-made quesadillas and whatever veggies I can find in our fridge. What did you do this weekend? (I just realize that it’s Tuesday, by the way.)


It was over 50-degrees in Seattle, so I busted out the shorts. Yes, my legs are even that white with an Instagram filter.


Bethany turned 30 and nobody has ever made a crown of flowers look so appropriate or so good.


I introduced Josh to sangria. He forgot that beer even exists.


This one came to town from Tahoe. I didn’t want to give her back.


Although I love my dearest friends for more than their looks, um, hello.


Bethany sat a small crowd of us at what we dubbed the “kid’s table” at the party. It was a good decision.


This is what a road trip to Bellingham the morning after Bethany’s 30th birthday party, with three kids and not enough coffee looks like.


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