Tag Archives: Gotta have fun

More Rafting Adventures!

After our rafting trip last month with the kiddos, we were excited to do an adult-only trip with our friends again as well. It has been YEARS (seriously, like 6 years) since I’ve been on an adult trip, and as much fun as we have with the kids on the river, it’s also kind of […]

Microblog Monday: Rafting Adventures

Last weekend we took the kids on their first overnight rafting/camping trip of the summer, and we had a total blast! There were a couple of overtired meltdowns and potty accidents and whining, but overall it really was a fantastic weekend with them! I even ran 10 miles before we left on Saturday morning, which […]


For most of my life, I’ve been a “guys’ girl.” I got along with women just fine, and I always had a couple of close girlfriends, but for the most part, I preferred guys as they seemed to encourage less drama and bullshit and just go with it. BUT…over the past few years I have […]

WWW – Softball Edition

Well, slowly but surely my ankle is starting to do better! Last night was our first softball game of the season, and I was definitely nervous about it (I play first base), but it actually went pretty well, even with my abysmal hitting. My ankle held out okay for running the bases (though the twisting […]

Painting Painting and More Painting

So this spring we got the harebrained idea to build the kids bunk beds ourselves instead of paying thousands to get the built-in queen over queen style that we wanted. Well, the bunks are about 90% done (pics & big reveal to come when they’re complete!) and while we did that, we converted the rest […]

The Monday Snapshot – Closing Day Ed.

Yesterday was a beautiful spring day, and it was also the closing day for our local ski area. Charlie and I got a babysitter so that we could go up for the day with our friends, and it was a bluebird day full of skiing (and snowboarding), people watching, and drinks with friends. I am […]

Harvey’s First Day on the Mountain

Well, I don’t think he’ll be ripping up the slopes yet this year, but he sure looked cute trying, even when he didn’t want his picture taken. 😉

Pushing WAY Out of My Comfort Zone

I mentioned last month that this winter I am participating in a fashion show fundraiser event. I’m not even quite sure how to describe this thing. Basically, close to 40 people donate their time to organize the show as it’s a huge fundraiser for the local no-kill animal shelter (which also owns the local thrift […]

Mental Health Day

Tuesday was payroll day, and when I glanced at my paycheck stub I realized that I had one unaccounted for vacation day that needed to be used in the next 2 days or I would lose it. Well then – that’s a no brainer! Yesterday became my mental health day wherein I actually used a paid vacation […]

Friends In Low Places

The last 48 hours have been an emotional roller coaster for me. I’m coming off a week of being horrid sick and I’m probably PMSing (CD32 over here, but I have no idea what that really means since my cycle could be 30 days or 50 days, I never freakin’ know)… so the combination of […]

…and then he goes and *TOTALLY REDEEMS HIMSELF*

Marriage is tough on so many levels, and I think once you have kids it tends to get even tougher for most people. Charlie and I have been in a decent place lately, but we still struggle with feeling like we’re growing apart sometimes. Busy lives get in the way of togetherness & romance and […]

Tiny Tuesday Thoughts

I want to be back by a pool on vacation with great friends again. #ThatIsAll

The Monday Snapshot – The End of Summer

This past week the early mornings and late nights have suddenly turned cold and felt like fall, so we are spending the middle of the days soaking up every bit of sun we can before summer is gone!

The Monday Snapshot – Rafting Edition

Man did we have a great time on Stella & Harvey’s first rafting trip! See more pics here. 

Besties…5 Years Later

Quality over quantity is what matters most to me when it comes to friendships, and 5 years ago I was fortunate enough to make a friend who definitely fits in that category. She is kind, she is compassionate, she is fun, she is non-judgmental. Our husbands are best friends, and we can hang out at any time […]

The Monday Snapshot – Weekend Away Edition

Time has gotten away from me today between caring for a sick kid & playing catch-up at work, but I just had to at least throw a pic or two up here! Charlie and I went to a town about 2 hrs away last weekend with our best friends. The guys had a hockey tournament, and Marissa (my […]

Girls Night Out…without Jaime

Yesterday was my friend’s 35th birthday. She is single with no kids, so she is obviously in a very different life stage than me. She was meeting up with some other friends at the local brewery for a couple of beers at 8pm and invited me to join them, and I figured that was perfect! […]

The Monday Snapshot – Slip’n’Slide Edition

Showing Stella the ropes at our friend’s beach themed party last weekend. She wasn’t impressed. Harv laughed. #GoodTimes

The Most Fun I’ve Had…

Don’t get me wrong, having Stella in our lives is its own kind of fun and joy and happiness, but last night is the first time I have truly felt like me since … well, since before I got pregnant.  On a whim, Charlie and I joined a local slow pitch, co-ed softball league this summer. […]

To Give a Spe.rm Sam.ple

I meant to share a link to this poem ages ago, but it sadly got stuck in my draft-land somehow. It’s honestly one of the funniest IF-related posts I think I’ve ever read. Get yourself over there – stat. 🙂 I just love this quote. Love. It. 

That can be my next tweet

Okay, thanks to The Bloggess, I’ve found my new favorite website and 2ww time waster.  It’s called “Yes. That can be my next tweet.” It compiles often-used words from your past tweets to guess at what your next one will be.I don’t know the last time I’ve laughed so hard. 🙂 FYI, my Twitter handle is […]

Saturday, March 19th was a good day!

At 2am, my little brother (who has been here snowboarding for the past 6 days) and his college roommate took off for home – and 18 hrs later, texted that they’d made it safely home in record time. It was so great to have him here all week!!  Then we Skyped with our adorable nephew […]

Summer is Coming!

I spent this morning watching two of my friends load up their truck, tie down every last item, and head off to the Grand Canyon to float for 21 days through some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. I’m so jealous! Do you know how much liquor is required for that long of […]

Saving my husband’s life ;-)

Watching the Daytona 500 while drinkin can hurt u otherwise! Sent from my BlackBerry Smartphone provided by Alltel

It’s dumping snow and I swore I wouldn’t blog this morning…

…but then I opened up my reader real quick while getting ready to head up to the mountain to go snowboarding today, and lo and behold, I saw this. AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! Steph is one of the very first bloggie friends I had that I actually emailed/contacted in real life, and I am SO freakin happy for […]