Thursday, June 30, 2011


We have been swimming, a lot. The kids are perfecting their dives and front flips.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


This is me at the Grand Opening of Firefly Yoga Studio. I have been working hard to practice yoga, everyday, either at a studio or a few minutes at home. I'm having some pain in my neck and upper back but the yoga and chiropractor seem to have helping.

My intentions are to build strength and flexibility and cultivate calm.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


D is on extending school year which means he has to work until June 16th but he has Fridays off. It's nice to have everyone home and to spend time together.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Friday Night Knitting at Sugar Bunny Blvd

Friday night, I drove to El Dorado for KIP at Sugar Bunny Blvd's new location.
I brought my Sock Yarn Blanket which is growing and growing. These are all my mini skeins, how I love to collect them. Above is a picture of some micro-mini squares I made.
Just before I left, they went outside to knit.

Friday, June 10, 2011

A few of our favorite things

1. Henna- We are lucky to have an in-house doodler to create temporary tattoos. D free handed this spider for TT.
Our friends from India, told us the best place to buy premixed henna in a cone and the designs last about a week.

2. Starbucks Double Walled Venti cup- This cup is awesome. It's 24 oz and double walled so it stays cold and doesn't have lots of condensation on the outside. I fill it up with Peach White Tea for only 59 cents at QT.

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Both the kids are getting too old to really "play" with toys.

One exception is legos, the more pieces the better. TT is very talented at assembling the kits and imaginative in creating his own structures. Many nights, we will find him in his room creating miniature houses, cars, and cities when he's suppose to be sleeping. His current favorites are Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Knit and Fit

Yesterday, I got my copy of Elizabeth Zimmermann's newest book, Knit One, Knit All. It is full of garter stitch goodness. I have a couple of things that I want to knit in the fall (it's too hot to use wool, right now.) I'm planning some mittens and a vest. Right now, I'm in a KAL for the sock yarn blanket. I love trading the little skeins of sock yarn.

In fit news, I signed up to run the half-marathon (13.1 miles) at Prairie Fire on October 9th. I haven't run any races since the marathon last year and I think it's time to get back to it. My first year of teaching was so busy and intense that there was no time for training. I felt like a hypocrite telling kids to exercise for 60 minutes a day when I'm falling into bed at night without a single step in that direction. I'm not running it for speed and right now I'm walking more than I'm running (using Jeff Galloway's method.) I just want to have fun and run!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I'm not much of a gardener but I'm trying my best to make the front of the house look nice. D created this area and my friend gave me some plants from her garden. I water it everyday and hope for the best.

Monday, June 6, 2011


Friday night, ST and I were in the River Festival parade. We were with Fuel Up to Play 60, an organization that promotes being active and eating healthy.
The weather has been crazy hot!!
We have been spending most afternoon hanging out at the pool.

We planned on going to more of the River Festival but the 100+ temperatures are too much to brave.

Friday, June 3, 2011


The best way to take all our stuff to pool is our trike.
My teen's favorite pass time is hanging out at the mall with her friends. Four hours later, I had bought 3 tubes of my favorite Buxom lip gloss, 2 pairs of tights and a GIANT jawbreaker (TT's request.)
The girls love playing dress-up and tried on at least 10 dresses each.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


We went for a short bike ride and spent the rest of day at the pool. The water is still a little too cold for me but the kids jump right in.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


We spent the morning cleaning TT's room, that was quite an adventure and we only got half done. Then a picnic lunch at the park with friends.
We ended the day with a Wingnut's game and Freddy's Frozen Custard.