Thursday, July 31, 2008

off we go.


My email is my hemorrhoid of sorts to keep in contact with my husband over these 7 months.
Being computer less for nearly 2 weeks is going to be rough.
But in a romantical way, writing letters like people used to is going to a nice change of pace.
A letter a day while we are traveling is my goal.
or maybe postcards.
Below is a quick email before we head out.


darn.
I have yet again stayed up way too late, but I am really off to bed now.
Just getting together last minute stuff and triple checking everything.
With snack bags of cereal and fruit we will be off hopefully around 8am.
That's the goal anyway.
I love you honey!!!
Can't wait to share all the pictures I take along the way with you when we get back home.

I'll try and touch base with you in the morn.
coffee in hand and kids in tow.

night night

Adventure, here we come.
Hopefully a little scrappin' , nature walking, picture taking,
family chatting, wine drinking, and potty training will take place too.
Just to name a few highlights.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

"Life is adventure, not predicament."


So on my ongoing quest to make the best of things while daddy is away, I extended our Colorado trip.
We are no longer going the airport route, we are hittin' the road.
Route 66 style.
See Kyan is a HUGE Cars fan.
I mean everywhere we go, he has something Lightening McQueen in hand.
He pretends to be Lightening and always wants me to play Sally.
So what would Sally do to make Lightening happy?
Take him for a nights stay at the Cozy Cone!!!



This is the info I found that sealed the deal for me...
The Cozy Cone Motel's design is based on the two Wigwam Motels along Rt. 66; in Holbrook Arizona and Rialto, California. These were once two out of seven motels, with individual cabins shaped like tepees. Another motel from the chain survives in Cave City, KY. The name "Cozy Cone" was inspired by the Cozy Dog Drive-In of Springfield, IL, which lays claim to being birthplace of the corn dog.

Happy trails to us.
If you know of any must see sights along Route 66, I'd love to hear about them.

Monday, July 28, 2008

6 days 1 hour 22 minutes...

While in Santa Monica I spied with my little eye this billboard.
The time has come.
and then I had to go see if there where more details online and possibly a first episode promo.
A little promo, yes, but not the estate saley one I was hoping for.
Can you tell I am the least bit nervous that J and I are going to be seen on E! this Sunday.
Geeking out and everything?!?

and then I got to thinking...Did I ever show my big find?
I think not.
Here it is in all its put together glory.


So the tale of the lockers may just come to TV fruition on Sunday.
Hopefully someone else was much more entertaining than me.
i.
am.
nervous.

and what's ironic is that I will be in the middle of nowhere Colorado on a family trip come the weekend.
old school style.
No phones, no TV, no internet.
As soon as I enter civilization again come Friday the 8th, I am calling you J.
eeks.
geek in neon yellow alert!!!
Of course I chose to wear an absurdly yellow tank not knowing at all that this madness would take place.
If I am on your TV screen, you won't miss me in that get up.

CHEERS!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Sunday, July 20, 2008

i was like DAMN.


ok.
So I really make a conscious effort to not swear around my kids.
Especially the big words like sh!t and f*ck, but you know let's be real, sometimes they are the only adjectives to give something justice.
and as my friend opened page 35 of this Air and Space magazine (July 08) issue, I whipped out a damn.
like daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn.
In front of a bunch of little ones...oops.

All for the handsome hunk of the far left.
Let me zoom up...



My man is a modest and humble one when it comes to flying.
I love that about him.
But in this case and reading through this article he deserves a little woot woot.
Love you honey.
Can't wait to see you walking towards me with that look in your eye.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Tuesday, July 15, 2008






On this overcast Seattle day it felt like my hometown was just giving me a big ole' hug.
Welcome back Michelle, he said.

I loved that.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

distracted much?

Tripping over garage sale crap leads to cleaning out garage all day.
Going upstairs to get some water leads to calling a friend.
Multitasking while on the phone and kids need a snack.
Now I am hungry.
and dang it I still can't find my camera charger.
Flickr 208ish needs to be updated asap.
One of my bestest friends is pregnant and I can barely stand the excitement.
Wondering why in the hell I thought it was a good idea to book the kids first dental cleanings on the same morning.
That leftover Sprinkles cupcake is still calling my name.
I better get back to the garage before dinner time.
What is for dinner anyway?
I am so tired of changing Kyan's poopy diapers.
blushing at all the welcome home love...thanks.

damn. I need that cupcake.
happy Sunday.

ETA:
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Productiveness trumps distraction today.
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