Monday, November 23, 2009

Where'd November go again?

Evidently the last month (or two!) has gone by, and I sort of forgot to blog about it. Ooops. It's been a tad busy, to say the least. We've still not posted about our trip to San Diego, Halloween, various fall events, and oh yes - my parents moved to Hawaii. Last weekend. And that's pretty much all I'm going to say about that, because it's not really something I'm processing right now.

Denial. It's not just a river in Egypt, so I've heard.

So here's what I'm going to do. I've done it before, I'll probably do it again. I'm going to do a catch up post, with links to the posts I missed. Just click on the title, it'll jump you right to that post. Cause I know you're dying to sit and read my blog posts all afternoon.

beach baptism & bonfire.
fancy clothes and a new purse.
san diego roundup.

So, this catches me up through mid-november. Which is aproximately the last time I downloaded my pictures. Seriously. So I'll catch up from here. In my spare time!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

beach baptism & bonfire.

Our friends wanted to get baptized, and had for a while. They really wanted my dad to baptize them together, but hadn't found a time to do it. Then my parents took a job in Hawaii. Which I'm still not writing about. Anyhow. The only time to do it was the middle of November, on a stormy day, on the Oregon Coast. We were actually going to do it on a Saturday, but a small tornado touched down at the beach house we were going to use. Ahem. So we rescheduled, for Sunday. It was raining off and on, but they went for it! It was a very cool moment for them and for both my parents. And I mean cool in both senses of the word. Ha. Ha.

We thought we would have to make a run for it if it started to rain, but the skies cleared, the rain held off, and it turned into a beautiful night for a bonfire, good company, chili from the pub, and maybe a cold growler (to wash down the chili of course!) I do love Pacific City. It's one of my favorite beaches on earth. Even when it's cold, and almost rainy.

It could have something to do with the people, of course. Have I mentioned that we have super friends and a super cool family? Or......FRAMILY, as we like to call them!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

fancy clothes and a new purse.

She's such a girl. She wanted a purse. She dragged mine all around the house for a few days. We went to the store to buy one. They were all so......ugly. And plastic. And ugly. So I made her one! I think it turned out smashingly. And I think she agrees. I used the pattern for the simple tote in Bend the Rules Sewing. Fab, and easy.

Also, she keeps getting new dresses. It's just that she can walk around in them now, and it's cute, and she asks for them so nicely. "Pretty pretty, mama?" Could you say no to that? Apparently, none of us can. Even her Nana, who gave her this little ensemble. Could it be cuter? Have you checked out Tea Collection? You'll die. I'm not kidding. You'll fall over and die of a heart attack from sheer cuteness overload. Don't blame me. I warned you.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


It pretty much speaks for itself. Except this year, we tried something new. We got the kids dressed up, and headed downtown Mac for the annual trick-or-treat thing. Which we will NEVER repeat NEVER do again. It was crowded, and basically like standing in line for way too long, for way too little candy. Nice thought, but no thanks. As we were on our way out, we ran into some friends who have a tasting room on third, and were enjoying the spectacle with their kids from the big windows looking onto the street. Suddenly, things were looking up! There was wine! Friends! Chocolate! It was a much better time. :)
We raced home to meet up with mimi & pa for trick-or-treaters - the boys took the kids out, and the girls answered the door. (YES! GOOD PLAN!) Fun was had - especially when Melissa showed up as Tammy Faye. Chloe cried. For good reason. Scroll to the end...just grab a tissue for that mascara if you do!

Costume notes: we did get a super cute Queen Amidala costume to go with the boys' costumes from Nana, but, being newly independent, Miss Coco flatly refused it. I'm pretty sure it was the headpiece she wasn't hot on, but without it, you couldn't tell what she was! So, the night before Halloween, we happened to be in babies r us for diapers, and found the pink princess dress. For SIX DOLLARS. New policy - always shop for costumes the night before Halloween!

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