Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Danger! Not for the Weak [Shoppers] at Heart

Today I am writing from the confinements of my work cubicle.  Shh.  Today is also my half day at work so during my bus ride into work this morning I got the lovely idea in my head that I would go shopping when I get off.  To me it made sense, the afternoon to myself and I am already in downtown...why not peruse through some stores that I have not stepped foot in the last three or so months (think Nordstrom Rack or just plain Nordstroms).  Depending on the rain, I might even venture over to the Gap since it is one of three Gaps within our state that sells maternity clothes considering I need something decent to wear for AJ's baptism this Sunday...see I haven't forgotten yet.

My shopping agenda consists of shoes and a's make that dresses if I get lucky.  I don't get why maternity dresses always have patterns, but when you are large and in charge the last thing I want on my belly is a huge pattern.  With that said, and with the help from a Nordstrom email that landed in my inbox yesterday, I was thinking of the shoe below:

Steve Madden "Russhh" Pump
I absolutely love the look of this shoe!  Unfortunately, I did not find anything like it at the downtown Nordstrom rack but I did find two pairs of what I thought were cute judgement seems to be impaired when pregnant.  I would show them off except, the camera battery died on me.  So you will have to wait until later!

On a completely random note, I have fallen in love with a brand of maternity clothes.  I told you this post was dangerous, the shopping addict in me is starting to make a comeback.  I am somewhat saddened that it has taken me this long to find it but I will share but for those who have already heard of them then boo on you for not introducing me to it!  Anywho...without further to do, I proclaim my love for:
 Not only do they some cute maternity clothes, their regular clothes are not half bad as well...but don't take my word for it considering I do not remember what it is like to NOT be pregnant.  Oy Vey!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Hangover

I hope everyone enjoyed their Easter weekend!  We sure did especially as it was Andrew's first Easter.  Last Thursday we were able to take the boys to see the Easter Bunny which is something we took a hiatus from since Tyler has had a major meltdown at just the mere thought of a huge bunny.  Andrew was not too fond of sitting on the bunny's lap and given the picture of them, Tyler did not look too comfortable as well.  But when it was all said and done Tyler exclaimed "I love the Easter Bunny and Santa Clause too!".  Well alrighty then...

But the easter bunny was extremely nice to Tyler and Andrew (courtesy of Party City) and we were able to have our own Easter egg hunt within the coziness of our own abode since the weather was subpar on Sunday (go figure).  But here are some pics of my little boo boo on his first easter!

Thursday, April 21, 2011


Here is a little secret to our household, I am the breadwinner when I am working full time.  Then again, nowadays it is not uncommon to have the wife the breadwinner of the family.  My husband likes to point that I make more than him and quite frankly, I kind of enjoy being the breadwinner.  The only exception is that I am only working part time right now...and it is driving me INSANE!!

Since we are moving to Hawaii the hubs is pushing the fact that we need to purge and downsize.  So yesterday on our bus ride to work he mentions that we should probably sell our dining room set.  Granted, we have not eaten a meal at this table in over a year (obviously).  But this is what it looks like a majority of the time.  Just another reason as to why I fail at being a housewife.

Okay, so it is a bad picture but with a 72" long table and 8 chairs (with the plastic still on them of course) I am having a hard time parting with our dining room set.  But once again financial common sense governs in this case as we could probably purchase a whole new set with the money we would spend storing our current set.  Let us see here...

$60/month (5'x5' storage unit) * 36 months = $2160

Oh em gee...I know my math is flawed considering a 72" long table will not fit in a 5'x5' storage unit...or can it?  That is besides the point, I lurve that set but for $2000 I think I could get a far better set.  Yes, I had to say that quietly as to not hurt my dining set's feelings.  So if you know of anyone looking for a dining room set in great condition send them my way.  I want it to go to a good home...sniff.

Friday, April 15, 2011

It is FRIDAY!!!

Happy Friday to the few readers of my blog!  I have my ultrasound today and you betcha we are finding out if we are finally having a girl or a third boy.  Life will be crazy with THREE under three.  What are we thinking?  But below is just a glimpse into how excited the boys are to add a third to their rambunctious household faction.

Now it is time for my random, off the wall thought for today.  I am watching Bethenny Ever After while folding my boys' laundry.  Even though she has never been my favorite housewife (I also am not a big fan of the NY series) I never realized how much I can relate to her.  Once again, my life nowhere parallels hers but personality wise it is like looking into a mirror.  Perhaps I belong in New York or just on the east coast in general?  So why the heck am I moving even further West?  Maybe I will find my way there in my 40's...oh wait the kids would be in high school.  Well then New York, I will see you in my 50's when I will wipe out my 401k just to pay one month of Harlem.

Oh and I cannot forget...tonight I get to see my dear friend Rachel!!  It's always a breath of fresh air when she comes up to the PNW especially since my motherly self cannot get down to NorCal and visit her.  But I am so excited for dinner tonight!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Parents of the Year

According to me, I have been the self proclaimed parent of the year at least 5 times this year and we are only halfway through April.  The criteria for parent of the year is typically an unsurmountable amount of choices that only one parent (myself) can make.  I hope everyone can sense my sarcasm right now.  So below are events in which I earned parent of the year thus far for 2011:
  • Being the only parent to allow my kid to drink and have his own soda at a birthday party.  Oh if only y'all saw the looks other parents gave us.
  • Bribing my kid with a candy cane in was March.
  • Letting our kid play Angry Birds during church just to get him to sit still and be quiet.
  • Feeding our kids McDonalds at least 4 times at week...yes, I mean kids as in plural.
  • Our 3 year old has a sweet tea addiction.
So to add onto the list, and in my opinion this one definitely takes the cake.  I would like to present parent(s) of the year once again to myself for forgetting about Andrew's Baptism.  The only reason why I even remembered it was because I had scheduled a zoo-date for Tyler and went to go put it in the calendar and realized my uber BIG boo boo.  So here we are with about two weeks to go and Andrew has a godparent (yes, singular) and no invitations to the baptism.

That my friends deserves parent of the decade.  Wish us luck and if you happen to have May 1st, 2011 at 10am open...feel free to join us for Andrew's Baptism.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

My Mid-Twenties Crisis

Perhaps my life is just a crisis but I swear I am going through my mid-twenties crisis.  Or maybe I went through that when I was actually 25 considering I freaked out one morning and then after 6 months of searching we bought our first home.

I am thankful we were able to buy and keep our first home.  In a nutshell, it is a first home.  I love our home and I love making it even more of a home with each day that passes.  So why am I going thru what seems to be another mid-twenties crisis?  Well, it is the lack of vitamin D in the Seattle area.

Our winter has been HORRIBLE.  But even most skiers and snowboarders will agree that winter never made its' appearance until 3 weeks ago.  It is only now that we are getting lovely white powder after enduring a soggy past 5 months.  I know Seattle is gray, rainy and cloudy more times than not but this past winter was by far the wettest I have ever experienced in my gray days here.

I cherish the days that it doesn't rain in Seattle BUT (yes, there is a big BUT) when the skies are not dumping rain on us, it is just gray and...ick.  I love a nice slate gray as a bathroom or bedroom color but it is definitely not my first preference for sky colors.

So one day, hubs shoots me an email regarding a job opportunity in what many of us know to be the 50th state.  Yes people, Hawaii.  Fast forward through working on emails, cover letters, and getting good reference...hubs was offered the job and is wanted out there by...drum roll please...June 1st.

"Woo hoo!" is how I feel on the outside but on the inside is "OH @#(*&$%)($%".  Here is just a taste of the chaos that is about to ensue:
  • Must sell house (and possibly payback tax credit)
  • Job for me or just plain housewife?  (Trust me, I am not good at the latter)
  • Find place in Hawaii (Just when I got accustomed to 1800 sf)
  • Move family including two three kids
  • ...and so much more...
Oh what is that you're asking?  Was that TWO kids crossed out for three?  So a wrench was thrown, sorry we are apparently being blessed with a third child.  Considering, I do not want to change doctors while 7 months pregnant, I plan on staying in Seattle until number 3 graces us with his or her presence.

Chaos I tell life is absolute chaos but I wouldn't have it any other way.  As a bonus, this is what is going on around me as I write this: