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Friday, July 29, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011

summer! finally!


Summer has finally arrived in the Northwest! While the rest of the country is battling record-breaking heat waves (I'm looking at you, Virginians), we've been struggling to hit 80. It's been kinda sad. But the weather is finally staying nice on a regular basis! (I hope. Knock on wood. etc.)
I have been in a blogging slump.
But here is a run-down of what I've been up to:

Restarted Weight Watchers with Lavs. We are on week 3 now, going well so far (only down 4 pounds, but am very motivated still)...

Watched Harry Potter... twice. Just as great the 2nd time.
Had a ridiculous epic cupcake making adventure. Tried to make these (a running joke with my awesome friend Beth):
And ended up with this:
Ha! Not quite as cute. But it's the thought that counts. And then I had to overnight them to Boston, which it turns out is quite pricey and also not the smartest idea during the above-mentioned heat wave. Alas, only about 3 of the 18 cupcakes I mailed came out intact. But apparently they still tasted good!

Been to Camp a few times (mostly so Lucy Lou gets the chance to swim).

Got the (mostly) all-clear from the knee surgeon! I don't have to go back to see him ever again! (well, hopefully. Again, knock on wood.) I need to do a few more months of physical therapy to get strength back and all that, but am finally allowed at least to do a bit more than just bike/walking. I'm excited for that.

Watched the US women lose the World Cup to Japan. Great game, still not sure how we lost. But it's tough to be too disappointed, when Japan could use the morale boost a heck of a lot more than we can.

Watched Cadel Evans win the Tour de France. Now, I'm no Ryan Prentice die-hard up-at-3am-watching-live kinda person. But I do love the Tour. And this was probably the best overall Tour I've seen in years... exciting stuff nearly every day, and the winner not decided until the final time trial.

My friend Michele (the one who got married in TX last January, and came to Vegas with us) moved to Coeur d'Alene! I'm super excited to have her close!

There you have it. That's what I've been doing. Not super exciting folks. :)
Monday, July 11, 2011

i love my friends.

My good friend AJ knows how much I love this guy (in fact, he is the one who first introduced us)... So the other day he sent me this:

Watch it. It's totes worth it. (And it's only a minute long) :D

Saturday, July 9, 2011

seriously. LOVE.

If you aren't watching "Toddlers & Tiaras" you are seriously missing out on one of life's great joys.
I'm not even kidding.
The season premiere featured Eden, T&T's resident "superstar" debuting her song "Cutie Patootie"... Sidenote: for a hilarious "drunk" version of the song, go HERE.
But this is the best version, as it finally breaks down the amazingly deep lyrics to the life-changing song...
(Which just so happens to be the ringtone when my mother calls me now. Don't hate.)

**you have to click the "X" on any ad that pops up at the bottom, or you will miss all the subtitles - which are the whole point of the vid** :D

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Monday, July 4, 2011

we fancy...


I finally got a new phone this weekend!

I have been wanting one for ages (I actually had my BB Curve for 2 whole years, a new personal record)! I was all about switching to the iPhone...

But the salesman talked me out of it, and so far I'm not sad about that! My new Motorola Atrix is great.

Of course, the learning curve is a bit high - as Lavs said, I've spent the entire weekend with "my nose in my phone" trying to figure it out/get it set up the way i want... :D

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy 4th of July everyone! I spent a lovely but exhausting weekend out at Camp Cross with Pia and, shockingly enough, Mom! Yes, we managed to talk Lavs into coming out to Camp for the first time since I was probably in 4th grade!
Of course, now I feel bad, cuz we ended up needing her help in the kitchen (there were about 100 people out for the weekend, so it was super hectic)... So now she is exhausted and probs won't come back for another 18 years!

Of course, she did have time for a couple of knitting breaks in the sun!

Of course, Lucy Lou was the Queen of Camp once again. She makes friends everywhere she goes...

Last night we got to go on the "cocktail cruise" - Lucy insisted on coming along (aka - i tried to get someone to lock her in the dining hall, she escaped their clutches 3 times and came sprinting back to the dock in a panic)! She regretted it, as she's too little to drink and there was nothing fun to do on the boat for her... :)

Lavs and I enjoying the Cruise... Forgive my hideous outfit combo - it was a bit chilly and I had to borrow a friend's coat :D

Cap'n Krista and her first mate Michelle!

Overall, a fun weekend. But I'm tired today from all the cooking/dish washing we did. And the only food I really loved was the Flag Cake I made yesterday - super delish! And cute!