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A high-heel loving gal and her trusty sidekick…
Monday, October 31, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011

Pumpkins!

My pumpkin!
Love those pumpkin kits - such cooler pumpkins than I am actually capable of making on my own...

And, here is us picking out said pumpkin at Greenbluff!
Love the excitement.

Love

Just found this awesome website: Tattly - Temporary tattoos, which are amazing.

Here is just a small sampling:






Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween everyone!
Okay, so I have a little story.
Last year, Lulu dressed as a ballerina piggy for H'ween. I loved it, she hated it.
I swore I wasn't going to dress her up this year.

BUT, then something happened.
Her dog food brand is having a contest... we could win dog food for a year!
(Now would be the time to VOTE)
So, what to dress my little angel as???

Of course, Lavs the genius jokingly said "A Fascinator."
And we all know there is really only one fascinator worth making:
So, yes, that's exactly what we did.
We dragged Cara & Tony to JoAnn's while they were here.
We fought over ribbon vs fabric (in the end, we compromised)...
We argued about the foam.
We put off making it until the very last minute (can you tell?) ;)

And here is the final product!
As you can tell by her face, she is THRILLED.




Honestly? It's ghetto, but I kinda LOVE it.

Now, go VOTE!!! (You can search by her name, then scroll until you find her picture... There are a LOT of Lucy's.)
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Palm Springs mega post!

After a super rough week last week, with Grandma Gay's passing and funeral, a vacation was in store!

Bethany turned the Big 3-0 on Monday, and decided she wanted to do it in Palm Springs!
I was all for it, as Vegas seemed a bit played out. And it is cooooold in Spokane right now.

Well, it was a fabulous weekend.
I haven't laughed so hard or so much in ages. Just what the doctor ordered.
Here are just some of the many adventures we had, in possibly the cutest hotel EVER.

Michele, me, Scott and Bethany posing in our room (B and her hubby Brian stayed next door.)

Seriously? cutest hotel ever. Totally "Rat Pack-y"

Bethany is the QUEEN of doing super cute decorations for our birthdays. So Mish and I tried our hardest to return the favor! Not sure if we quite met her level, but it was still cute!

The view from my room! The hotel only had like 10 rooms, and come Sunday we pretty much had the run of the place!!! It was awesome! (Also, those cabanas at the back had flat screens and firepits - so football was on pretty much nonstop... And they were free - take that, Vegas.)

Last pic of my room, promise! :)

Me and Bethany at "Streetbar Named Desire" - we have an amazing story about how we thought this would be a classy piano bar, and instead ended up watching the "Mr Leather Palm Springs" contest with a bunch of giant, hairy, leather-sporting older gay gentlemen.
Yeah...

This pic is out of order... it was our last dinner. I obviously did NOT think I was in the frame. I look like a creeper.

Back at Streetbar. We are semi-faking happiness. Scott is trying to avoid getting his ass grabbed again behind us... And not succeeding. :)

Back in the safety/normalcy of the mexican restaurant!

2nd night dinner with Michele! Super yummy pizzas.

Love my girls!

The ONLY thing we did other than randomly go out to eat meals and drink? Lounge.
We lounged like professionals.
Shuffleboard? Check.

Scott got a little too into it...

Also, we looked up the rules to Shuffleboard. Cuz we are cool like that. :) Apparently the stick thingy is called a "tang" and the pucks are "biscuits"... Huh.

Pool shenanigans? Double check.

Complete with synchronized toe-points/drinking...



I attempted to buy some souvenirs. But the only store we went into sold shit like this.


The boys! Love them.

We ordered some Birthday Cupcakes to get delivered to the hotel... The birthday girl was so surprised! And those cupcakes were worth every calorie.


Last night birthday dinner! With probably worst waitress ever. She kept sneaking up behind me. And then I ordered linguine with clams (which was delish) and she literally asked me as she was preparing to grate parm on it "Do you mind if I get parmesan on your clams?" Um, I really didn't know how to answer that... I think I just said "uh, no... just do what you want." But then she veerrryyy carefully placed that cheese on ONLY the pasta and did not touch a single clam. I was proud of her?

The strange girl is Brian's brother Michael's girlfriend... they drove up from San Diego just to go to dinner!

Can't wait to go back when we are crotchety old bedazzled 60 year olds! So fun!
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011

Seattle fun

Friday night, Lavs and I decided to make a quick trip over to Seattle for the weekend... Mom's goal was to help Auntie Sue pack up her house, my goal was to NOT pack. :) J/K, I had no goal.

Lucy's goal was to be in the car as little as possible.
God I love this face:
Full of excitement:

I ended up rescuing Bob from a weekend babysitting Hadley and Carsie by kidnapping Little Miss for the day on Saturday!
Apparently Bob made the mistake of telling Hadley about it the night before, I'm pretty sure she got zero sleep.

Yes, I am that exciting folks.

So I picked up the little lady. Tried to talk her into taking Lulu to the dog park. She voted no.
Instead, we did this:
She picked possibly the PINKEST pink ever made. And of course, flowers.
I thought we should go out to lunch, somewhere fun.

We ended up eating McDonald's at Sue's house.
After a failed attempt at a nap (even though Hads was the one who insisted she needed one)...

We went down to Kip & Lis' house for dinner with Laurie!
So fun, I can't believe I had never been to their house before. :)
The dinner was fab, as was the company, and all the gals got to swing a whole lot:



And Lucy and Rudder got to chase the ball. A lot.
Well, Rudder did. Lucy mostly just looked bewildered.

Thanks gang for a super fun weekend!
Sunday, October 16, 2011

um, what???

Okay, I saw this picture while stalking on facebook tonight (taken by someone "planning to become a professional photog within the next year")...

I'm sorry, but WHY?!?! This is terrible.
I don't understand why someone would do this. At all.
And why you would EVER want a wedding picture where the groom looks like a giant, holding up his tiny bride??? Anyone?

(for the record, no i do not know these people. was stalking a friend, they had commented on a different picture but of course this caught my eye...)
Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Things we learned today...

1. Mice are expensive little fuckers.

2. Apparently they can have a new litter of creepy little mice babies EVERY 19 GODDAMN DAYS.

3. We will spare no expense. This IS War.

4. We asked the nice mouse-killer man who came over to "please don't give us any details or tell us how many mice you find or anything. We want to stay in the dark." Instead, he told us horror stories about ladies who woke up at 2am with mice in their beds!!! Boo, mouse-killer man.

5. Lulu is the worst guard dog ever. (Ok, ok. I already knew this.) But she barks and gets her hackles up, then runs up to the stranger/intruder/guest sounding mean and lets them PET her immediately. WTF Lulu.

6. We may be moving soon. We'll keep you posted.