Friday, February 26, 2010


...back in to the world of regular blogging, that is. Today is the last day of Jeremy being home. I'm not gonna lie- it's kind of a weird feeling.

Me and the cousins cliff jumping at Lake Powell, 1998-ish.

Me and Jake Rogers jumping at Conchas?? 1997
(freak there's only like 2 lakes in NM, you'd think I'd remember the name)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Reality is taking up residence in my brain. For real.

Today marks the 13th day that we've known our life is, indeed, going to change. Jeremy after months of applications, resumes, rejections, frustrations, redirection and a whole lotta "what now?" finally has a job. A job which starts on Monday about 45 minutes from our sweet little abode. And while I'm over the moon with this news, obviously, I'm a little apprehensive as well.

You see, before the unemployment gig Jeremy had a job which allowed him to work from his "home office" AKA the bonus room upstairs. Life for the last 3+ years has included my husband being, for the most part, at home. At home when I had to run to the Dr, at home when I needed to teach a piano lesson, at home when I wanted to have lunch with a friend, or run to the store, or visit teach, or a million other things I needed/wanted to do without a gaggle of children in tow. You see where I'm going with this?

And now it all comes to end. I will finally have to navigate life the way other moms do. And I'm not quite sure how I feel about that.

It'll work out, but change is always scary. Ya know?

Monday, February 22, 2010

Family Makes the World Go 'Round

I have this cousin, who I love dearly. Growing up we had a lot of fun times and she never ceases to impress me with her wit. I mean, girlfriend is hilarious (I taught her a lot of her skills the summer we lived together) and she is a riot to be around. She finally moved out of the smog of California, but I think that the hairspray fumes in Utah might be having the same effect on her judgement.

Presenting her latest endeavor.

PS - You'll want the sound up for this.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Biznis of Cake

3rd Birthday

This girl loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, and I think it turned out so cute.

See what I have to work with? I really love my job.
(kidding, kate)

Melanie's Baby Shower cake.
I flew solo on this one since our schedules didn't mesh.

My mother-in-law's birthday cake.
Yes, it was as good as it looks.

I've been wanting to try some old school piping scroll work for a while and this gave me the perfect excuse. I love the way it turned out.

Friday, February 12, 2010


10 months or...
46 weeks or...
326 days or...
7827 hours or...
469,668 minutes or...
28,180,134 seconds

anyway you count it- I'm glad to say it's finally over.
Jeremy clocks back into the work force on March 1st!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

This looks like so much fun and Jeremy really wants to win, so check it out. If we aren't lucky enough to win but you are I will totally come and visit you in the Emerald City (as long as you take me to lunch). Deal?