Saturday, November 22, 2008


We are home from Las Vegas tired with money in our pockets. The whole reason for the trip was to see Justin and Jenn get married. The wedding was very sweet and little. Brian and I were the only non family members. The hotel TI is very nice the food was to die for.
We didn't do a whole lot since we don't gamble or drink. We did play the slots once lost 3 dollars okay with that.
We ended up making 15$ each while there. Since we had no pressing plans we watched a tv pilot. the show stank but hey we got money to tell them that.
We also hit up the bakery JJ Boulangerie in The Paris Hotel. They have to melt in your mouth goodies. We ate there 2 years ago for R's wedding.

I don't think we will ever hit up Vegas again. That city is just not for us.

Now I would love to see a Cirque du soleil show but those cost too much. I will have to wait for them to come back to OR.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

wasting time

Right now Nolan is napping and instead of packing. I'm writing a post while watching tivo. We take off for Vegas tomorrow morning for out 1pm flight. My mom is driving us and having Nolan for two nights. I am looking forward to seeing Jen and Justin get married. OH and Cake for some reason that just sounds super good.
We talked about seeing a show while there I hope so. I know its a little more then we can spend right now. The only way we are able to go is we got flight vouchers. Found a hotel for 33 a night so not bad at all.

Saturday Brian and I will be married for 5 years. Time has just flown by I can't believe how fast.


Thursday, November 13, 2008


I need to find a play group ours stopped meeting. Nolan and I are not getting out of the house enough. this is making us both cranky and turn to movies way too much.

I don't know where to start looking. I would do book babies but 9 am is a little too early for us. he wakes up around 8:15 then breakfast. That would be cutting it much too close.
There is a huge play place up the street with blow up things. It cost 5 bucks each time and well i'm cheap. I don't mind once a month or so but not every couple days.

I'm at my wits end to be honest. Since the weather has gone down hill we don't play outside. So we don't see any of our mommy friends.

starting to fall into the dislike being a stay at home mom rut again.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


For whatever reason Nolan is just pushing my buttons today. I don't know why this day is any different. Maybe I'm expecting too much from him. Oh well its just all part of life.

Baby news I'm doing better keeping food down. Looks like I will not be throwing up for 5 months this time.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Christmas list

This is a list of things I need to do. Some items like the food stuff will be done in Dec. Others I need to start busting out tomorrow. Right I need to have Brian take a look at my sewing machine. along with get my power cord for the surger back.

my list
crayon cookies for my son's toddler friends
Fabric shopping bags
pin cushions
sweet and spicy nuts and some sort of candy. bark I think or truffles

oh and flannel socks for my dad if I can find a pattern.

If I have time I have some dish towels that could be dyed and embellished.

What sort of things are you crafting for Christmas? I know Kristi made a post about making the boy's sleeping bags. How is that coming along? I would still love to know if you have a pattern.


One of my mother in laws students is doing her senior project. On my pregnancy because she wants to be a L&D nurse. I just email her info every so often. Which is really easy this is what she wrote me.

My main goal for this project is to learn more about pregnancy, and having a baby in general. I don't need any personal information, I don't need to use your real names, or anything like that. I don't need to be there for your delivery or anything. What would be really helpful, is if you could email me every other week, once a month, or as often as you'd like to.. and just explain how you're feeling, if you have morning sickness, certain cravings, mood swings, any doctors appointments (I don't need to know any results for anything..) or anything like that.. that would be extremely helpful. I would greatly appreciate it if you wanted to share about your pregnancy with a complete stranger like me, but I want to make it as comfortable for you as possible. Just let me know if you would like to help me out with this project.

Anyone else that is pregnant who wants to help her out. Should comment or email me sara.m.d

Sunday, November 2, 2008

8 weeks

Tomorrow Brian heads back to work. After having 8 weeks off which didn't fly by. So I was thinking of the things we did. Below is a list not really in order.

Walt Disney World 8 days
Nolan's first hair cut in Disney.
Dog Park 3 times. Yes we take our child he loves it.
zoo 2 or 3 times
Beach once
pumpkin patch 3 different ones
Mall play area 4 times
park 5 times
walks almost daily
visit the sheep 3 times.
I read 10 books
we read countless board books
Good Will drop off twice.
Nolan mastered drunken sailor walking.
Got knocked up once.:P
tore out the carpet in office.
painted office
Brian put in the new flooring
Family pictures
library countless times
made applesauce and pearsauce
went to the Portland nursery Apple fest
got a job without looking.
I did some make up for friends who dressed up.
Nolan started using the potty for poop. couple times a week.

Well that is all I can think of at the moment.

Nolan and I are going to miss Brian tomorrow. I'm glad to have life get back to normal or sort of.