Birthdays, Babysitters, and Brews

March has been quite the social month for us! We kicked off the first sunny spring day we’ve had in weeks with a epic trip to the park with a bunch of Piglet’s friends. It was like the most adorable biker gang ever!

We have had a couple of fun date nights now that we have a couple of regular babysitters. The first was in Portland, going to visit some high school friends of mine. She took us around town to different breweries to sample their brews. We will definitely be going back!

We also had a fun date night with Fliz, playing Cards Against Humanity, and then yesterday we had a working date day, helping her dismantle her deck.

Here’s Match pretending he was ordering me around while I worked. Truth is he worked his booty off too! I am excited for Fliz and her house addition project this spring.

Now that Piglet is in Preschool, I swear we have a birthday party to go to at least once every 2 weeks. Not that I’m complaining, because he loves them! But it does seem to busy up our weekends here lately. We had a birthday party at the local play house in town last weekend, a party today at the bowling and another birthday party this coming weekend.

We also just celebrated my oldest nephews birthday on Tuesday. This was even more special because it marked the first time I was able to see my niece, nephew and brother in 3 months. He finally broke up with his psycho fiancee. Get this readers, ol’ Turkey Penis is in JAIL! I knew she was bad news. My brother and I had a long talk and patched things up. He knew I was concerned for him, and coming from a place of love, he just didn’t want to see it at the time. Very grateful to have him back!

This coming weekend we have another birthday party to go to! Then, on April 8th, GEEKY IS COMING!!! OMG, OMG I’m so excited to have her and her family visit. It has been over a year since I last saw her. I could not be more excited. I just hope we get a break from all this rain so we can have a proper visit.

In the mist of all the excitement, work has been full on crazy pants. We are moving our office, and there’s tons of construction going on in the district. My poor boss seems to be a total stress case, and I for one just cannot wait til it’s summer. We’ll get a break from some of the drama, and more importantly, I’ll be up for that big promotion. Fingers crossed it happens!

Match also interviewed with a potential closer to home apprenticeship. I’ve got fingers, toes, arms, everything crossed that he gets it. His hour long commute is driving us all crazy, and I know he’s miserable. At least he loves the work, but it’d be so nice having him home more!

What’s new in your world, readers? How have you been?

Halloween Decor-2016 Edition

I had so much fun decorating for Halloween this year. I finally have my built ins, and this being the first Halloween in the new house, I had to make it special.

I made a countdown for Piglet, with a little ghost that he could move every day.

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I went with a Harry Potter theme this year, and I plan on doing it next year too. I had a potions display, and made some Harry Potter themed book covers. I even made us wands from sticks we found on a walk. He’s super into Harry Potter now, which is a dream come true for me. I’m hoping next year we can dress up as a family of witches and wizards!







We hung up the pirate ship, and had the bats dangling from the ceiling again. Piglet loved watching them. I loved all of his cute artwork from school this year.

Happy Halloween!!

Halloween ’16 PJ Masks

Happy Halloween, from the PJ Mask crew. Yes, mom and dad’s costumes are a bit thrown together, but Piglet loved that we dressed up as his favorite characters. I feel like we’re sort of a Pinterest fail. I ran out of time so the masks were very sloppy.


We threw a toddler trick or treating party with a few of our friends, and it was such a fun night. I loved seeing all the kiddos in costumes, and they were so cute running from door to door yelling Trick or Treat! I loved the party, and watching the kiddos play.






What a great night with friends. Happy Halloween, everyone, from our Catboy to you!



Piglet’s 3rd Birthday

Last Friday, our little boy turned 3 years old.  The day before his birthday, I brought cupcakes to his daycare. They all sang him happy birthday and he got to sit in the special birthday boy spot.


My parents drove up for the weekend, and Piglet got to have a special day, just him and Gramma. They took his new red wagon from my MIL and spent the day at the park. I love that they got to have quality one on one time together.



Saturday was the big birthday party. We were supposed to have it at the park across the street, but we got rained out. So we switched gears and moved the party to our house.



I was secretly excited because it’s the first time we’ve had company since moving. It was cozy, but the layout of our new place was perfect for guests. Piglet had a great time with his friends. He only had a couple of threenager meltdowns, and luckily they were over quickly. My parents, older brother, youngest brother, and my aunt all came. We had all of Piglet’s friends there too, except for Adventure Family who couldn’t make it.



It was a very fun day for our special little boy. I am still reeling over his age. How is he already three? Three so far has been a big challenge, but for all the whining and tantrums, there are also so many heart melting sweet moments, like how he races over for “huggies and kissies” and when he spontaneously tells us he loves us.

Happy birthday, wild Wyatt. 3 years ago you made our family complete. We are so lucky to be your parents. You are such a silly, kind, intelligent and happy little boy. You are most definitely our sunshine. We love you to the moon and back!

Top Mementos to Keep From Your Wedding Day

It’s been over five years now since our wedding day. It was an incredible day that I’ll never forget, and I still love looking back on it in any way I can. I wrote lots of blog posts in the run-up and aftermath of the wedding. But apart from those, I have a number of other keepsakes tucked away to reminisce over. I’ll always have the memories in my head. But I think it’s important to have some objects to prompt those memories. Sometimes something triggers a memory you had almost forgotten, and you’re reminded again. If you’re about to get married, here are some of the things I recommend you keep.

Some Stationery

Do you have a stationary obsession? I’m not ashamed to admit I like a pretty note paper or a good pen! Planning my wedding stationery was fun, especially because it was some of the first choices I made. I recommend ordering a couple of extra invites for yourself. Fill it out to yourself for a bit of fun! If you buy wedding invites by Paper Themes, you can get some free samples first and customize your invitations. There are other items you can put away too. They range from save-the-date cards to place setting cards and wedding day programs. Stationery should last forever if you keep it somewhere dry and safe.

Wedding Smells

Did you know your sense of smell is strongly linked to your memory? I bet you have a scent or two that takes you right back to your childhood. If you can take something yummy smelling away from your wedding day, you’ll be able to send yourself right back there whenever you want. Maybe you had a special wedding fragrance made, either for yourself or the venue. You can keep a bottle of it and take a whiff whenever you want. Or you might press and dry a flower from your bouquet to smell.


This one’s a no-brainer! You have to have some lovely photos from the day that you can frame or keep in an album to look at when you want. I recommend having a mix of professional photos and some from your friends and family. Don’t let your guests spend all day snapping, but make sure they each get a shot or two. They often manage to catch a magical moment that the photographer misses.


Whatever you use to decorate your venue, keeping a couple of little items will give you something to remember the day. You might take a flower, a candle, a paper lantern, or something else you love from the day. Another decoration you should definitely put away somewhere is the cake topper. If you have one, make sure you grab it at the end of the day.

You can do lots of things with your wedding mementos. Put them in a box, frame them or even create some art.