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age 7
2nd grader
family hooligan
weirdly into fashion
ladies man
good at cuddling

(Quoted lately)

While holding his thigh and limping: "Mom, I really hurt my palm."

Out of the blue while playing with legos: "You know why I wouldn't want to be a giraffe? What if you got a rash on your neck? How would you itch it???" Ok Mr. Randompants. 

Climbing into bed with me in the morning: "mom I just had the BEST dream. We were driving all over the country getting candy from everywhere we went! We had so much candy!!!"

"Mom, my tummy's exhausted, because it needs food."

While singing the national anthem to himself as he unloads the dishwasher: "...Oh say does the star banner, to the Lord our God, we sing..." Nailed it.

Love this fella.

What I Wore


Just the two outfits this week! 

No. 1
Old Navy shirt & scarf, American Eagle jeans, DSW boots
Living it up on my swanky personal boat dock. Fine, on our vacation rental's boat dock.

No. 2 
Old Navy white blouse, Maurice's cardigan, American Eagle jeans, Target flats
(Rawwrr! It was a beautiful day so I dressed like it was spring... consequently froze to death. 
Note to self: check weather report instead of just looking out window.)

Happy Wednesday!

pleated poppy

Weekend in Lincoln City


Devil's Lake, Lincoln City

I arrived home yesterday from an awesome team-bonding weekend trip to the Coast with Russ, his assistant, Lisa, and her husband, Jay, and their basketball teams (varsity and JV). No ball games were on the agenda, just fun and relaxation, in the most amazing house we've stayed at yet, Laurel Haven, on Devil's Lake. 

Activities included a LOT of shopping and eating out, going to the movies, relaxing at the house while watching movies/napping/singing in impromptu acapella arrangements/what have you, daily trips to get coffee, and many, many group photo sessions ;)

I can't tell you how fun it was. These girls are a hoot and easy to hang out with and so... good! There was no drama at all, and with 17 girls together for 3 days that's saying something ;) 

Russ and I have done these trips before but this year was a new experience, having Kendall along as part of the group! I tried my best to leave her alone and let her just be part of the group, and failed pretty miserably if I do say so myself. 
MOMS. There's no taking us anywhere! 

(Except when we're need for photo-taking. We're pretty useful then.)

What I Wore


No. 1
Costco plaid shirt, Old Navy scarf, American Eagle jeans, Converse shoreline sneakers

No. 2 
TJ maxx top, Ross scarf, Maurice's jeans, Target flats

No. 3 
Banana Republic dress, American Eagle jeans, Matisse boots, thrifted leather belt, Maurice's necklace

No. 4 
Costco sweater, Old Navy vest, American Eagle jeans, Ugg boots

Yep, that's a dress over jeans in outfit #3. I gotta be me ;)

Happy Wednesday!

pleated poppy

Monday Confessional


While driving to work the other day, I was be-bopping along to the radio like the dork mom that I am (read: dancing in the car like a fool), when I realized... hey I kinda really like this song! It's so catchy! And kinda funny! 

So I shazammed that sucker (because I drive a 1999 suburban that doesn't have a fancy stereo that tells me the song title and artist, like those of you living in the current decade) and this is what the app brought up: "Love Yourself".


And I swear I said outloud: "What? No. Wait, what? No! Really?! Oh crap NO!"

But the fact remains, I still like the song. (and dare I say it, the clever music video.)

This is a very conflicting time for me.