Thursday, June 30, 2011

Thursday Threads

On a day when I was sick with MRSA (still!) and had to work a wedding, I wanted something easy to wear. I mean, I still had to wear a Band Aid on my face.

My "angelic" pose.I'm SO awkward. 

And, for your viewing pleasure, the swollen face with Band Aid.
Only to be made complete by the glasses from antibiotics that will turn my eyes orange if I wear contacts.

Dress: The Limited
Shoes: Anne Klein-I got them at Herbergers
Earrings: Lia Sophia
Face: ME

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


P.S. This is where Jeff and I went on our honeymoon. And this is an actual picture from that trip.

1. Sunscreen and a hat. This is a combined package. P.S. My sunscreen supply would be unlimited, like lets say 100 crates of box upon box of sunscreen washed up on the shore. This is all for me. This redhead's got to be careful!

2. Mascara. I don't really think this one needs to be explained.

3. My family. All of them. What fun we'd have on our own little island!

4. My pillow. A girls gotta have a soft place to rest her head.

5. Gum.

6. A wilderness survival book. So, you know, I could, like...survive.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Dear Face

Hi Face.
It's me, Sarah. You know, it's nice to actually put a face to the name- AHA! Pun intended.
Oh face. How we've changed through the years.
We've been through puberty together, we've been through pimples, sunburns and copious amounts of freckles together. We've been through the heavy makeup stage and the no make up stage. We've been through so much.
Now we're moving on to that next stage where I can see that some permanent lines might become a problem. Just so you know Face, I'm not okay with this. You should probably stop this right now. Not ready for the wrinkles.
"But Sarah!", you say. "I can't help it if you crinkle up your forehead when you're stressed or surprised."
Well Face. No excuses. Stay right where you are and no one will harm you. This might be blackmail, and there could be needles and lots of unnecessary face creams in the future if you don't stay put.
And now Face. You and I need to have another serious talk.
This thing on your face Face, its called MRSA and I'm seriously tired of looking in the mirror and seeing it. I'm tired of the antibiotics making me sick in the mornings and at night. My whole body aches from these pills and they suck the life right out of me. This new round I'm on also turns my pee, sweat and tears ORANGE. ORANGE I TELL YOU. I can't wear my contacts either because it would turn my eyes orange. ORANGE!
I'm tired of rocking the Band Aid on the face and coming up with new stories to tell people about its existence. There's only so many times you can say "Bad Botox injection" before it stops being funny.
For the sake of my face and my sanity Face.
Please get better soon.

Thanks. Looking forward to seeing you.


Saturday, June 25, 2011


And of course snuggling with Mimi every day:

Thursday, June 23, 2011


Sometimes I think our little Welsh Corgi, Ms. Lucy Stinklebutt could possibly be related to the scariest of scary dinosaurs, the T-Rex.

1. Did you know the Tyrannosaurus Rex had an incredibly powerful bite?
     Lucious ( pronounced Lew-shush) herself also has a very powerful bite. This bite is never used for pain. Rather, it is used to attack mommy when mommy's hands are attacking Lucy and tickling her. She hates being tickled. This bite is used to hold on to her toys so tightly mommy has trouble getting them back. For example,

2. Did you know the Tyrannosaurus Rex had bad breath?
     Lucy also has bad breath. This is from a combination of a few things that I shall name: deer poop, cat poop, bird poop, sticks, bones, grass, food from the floor, tampons...shall I go on?

3.The T-Rex had a very keen sense of smell
     With a snout like Lucious's, nothing is missed. She can smell a graham cracker crumb the second it hits the floor. From two rooms away. Observe the impressiveness of her snout:

4. The T-Rex was fast
     So too, is Lucy. She looks like a little bunny rabbit (with a much bigger backside) as she races after birds and squirrels or when playing in the yard. She's like this furry black blur. As proof:

I kid, I kid.

5. The T-Rex had short arms.
     My dog can barely get her little legs up to her tongue. But it is SO funny.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Hey- did you know this is my 497th post. Wowzer!

Confession: I can't sleep without some sort of white nosie. I have to sleep with a fan on. I will even take one with me on a trip.

Dream: I would like to have a garden one day.

No really great posts this week, I'm super busy.

Monday, June 20, 2011


Is this not the cutest headband ever! Even better these people are LOCAL for all my Montana friends. Look them up under Cupcake Couture. I want this headband because I think it would totally "pop" amongst the gloriousness of my red, curly locks.

Sunday, June 19, 2011


Confession: I absolutely can not stand muscle shirts on little boys. They make me cringe and almost vomm (short for vomit) a little in my mouth. Don't get me wrong. My son has the cutest arms of them all, but there's is just something wrong about a muscle shirt on someone under the age of 16.

Dream: This one is actually a confession about dreams I have...same thing? Who knows.
I have recurring nightmares about zombies and bears. In the zombie dreams I am always getting chased by zombies- usually in Great Falls. Why there???
In my bear dream I'm always getting mauled by a bear. It terrifies me and therefore has resulted in what I feel to be an unhealthy fear of bears. I've never been near a bear- unless you count the zoo. Why does this happen?

Happy Father's Day all you papas out there! I spent the day with some of my favorite guys. I spent the day in Great Falls with my daddy, my grandpa, my uncle, my son and cousins and aunt, grandma and mom. Good crowd, good crowd.
And now, I am at home snuggling with the hubster.
So much LOVE!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Thursday Threads

Trying something new here. I'm not much for style, but I do dress up for work and sometimes I want to keep track of what I wear.
If you don't like it, let me know. We'll talk. And yes, you can laugh at the pictures-- these are meant to make you laugh.
P.S. In the future, we're going to need a new camera. Our little Sony just doesn't cut it sometimes.

Dress: Banana Republic
Shoes: Aldo
Owl Earrings: Francesca's Collections
Side Ponytail: ME! Annoyed yet?

On a side note I have to give a big shout out to my favorite person named Sarah (other than me) for my sweet new COACH (omg yes!) rainboots. It stopped raining here in Montana, but gosh dang it, I'm wearing them and I love them!

Thanks Sarah! We need to Skype soon!
P.S. Don't you love my crazy mad scientist hair. Oh frizz!

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Should I get this?

If so, what color? Red, black or teal?
Voting starts....NOW!


Confession: Remember this post? Well now we're almost in the middle of June and I'm still having issues dragging the razor across my legs. And yes, I wear skirts and capris to work. My legs are hairy...but I'm soooo tired. Caderyn finds it hilarious to run up to me and rub his little baby hands on my legs. He likes laughing, "Tickle!" To counter this, I did shave my legs yesterday.
Confession #2: I planted my first ever flowers yesterday and my mom had to help me because I had no idea what I was doing. They look beautimous. Yellow, purples and orange. I love them. I forgot to water them this morning. Ooops.

A Dream: My dream is now a reality! I have been missing my parents like WHOA because they live in Arizona, but now I don't have to miss them anymore because THEY ARE HERE FOR THE WHOLE SUMMER! Yay! Last night Jeff and my dad had a man date and went to this movie. Last night my mom helped me put pricing stickers on my garage sale items and then we crashed on the couch and watched True Blood.
Best. Night. Ever.
Love them!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Dragon's Breath beer and some quality time with husband, little Bub and MY PARENTS (Yes they are here for the summer eeeeeeeee!) make up for one of the worst work day evah. Boo!
Tomorrow is another day.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Governor's Cup 2011

Caderyn ran the entire one mile of the Governor's Cup Fun Run Race without stopping. Oh, and he didn't let his treat bag go the entire time either.

The W Family finishing the race

Ice cream and friendship hugs after the race to celebrate.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Thursday, June 9, 2011


This morning I woke up to yet more and more rain!
All this rain. I'm tired of it and just don't know how much more my poor frizzy hair can take.
Or my feet. I've all together just stopped wearing socks because they get soaked and now just have really wet feet. Gross.

Caderyn was rustling around in his bed starting to wake up so I quickly scooted into the kitchen to heat up some coffee and then waltzed into his room with my usual sweet-as-syrup "Good Morning!"
Over to the window I went to open the shade and let the gray drizzly light into his room.
Caderyn still didn't feel the need to pick his head up off the pillow, so he lay there snuggled in his blankies playing with a stuffed dog he has that talks. He loves this dog. It's name is Scout and it talks in a cute little kid voice and barks and sings songs and plays music.
So there Caderyn was playing with Scout while I was going around and picking out his clothes for the day.
Caderyn squeezed Scout's paw and the little voice stated, "Ruff! Ruff! Wanna play?"
To which my handsome and amazingly polite son replied, "No thank you."
I don't think Scout was offended. How could he be?

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Today is Mr. McJefferson's Birthday

Also known as Jeff, Jeffy or Hubster.


I want this bedroom set.

I really want a new bedroom set that's all matchy matchy. Right now we have a beautiful bed frame that my aunt gave us that used to be hers. It's a lovely dark wood from Ethan Allen, but, methinks it's on its last leg. The frame is bent and one of the posts broke when Caderyn was climbing on it. It doesn't squeak, but rather shrieks with every single little movement and makes trying to get a good night sleep quite interesting when you think there's a banshee under the bed but it was really just your Hubster rolling over to his side.

Here is kind of what our bedroom looks like. We now have a couch in the room and some pictures on the wall. Oh, and that stuffed hippo is no more.

But how gorgeous would my new "imaginary/maybe one day" bedroom set be with bedding like this:

Or this:

 This one is my fave.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Not so much going here in our neck of the woods, except:
1. It is still raining. Day 45 I think?
2. Because of the rain my socks are always getting wet. That is how much rain we've had! So much that when I walk outside, no matter what shoes I'm wearing, my socks get wet. If there's one thing I hate the mostest in this world it has to be wet socks. Yuck!
3. To counter that, I am expecting a pair of rain boots any day now. YAY! Thank you my darling-est of darling friends who are named Sarah. I think she's my fave- besides me of course. P.S. I haven't forgotten to send you the monies. That shall arrive when you least expect it. Mwahahaha.
4. Tomorrow is someone's birthday. Not mine. Not the Bub. Not Lucy. Who does that leave...hmmm? Oh I love birthdays! They make me so giddy with excitement! Oh the cake! Oh the presents! Oh the balloons! Oh the special-ness of your special day. I love my birthday and I love everyone else's birthday. I love surprises. I have a surprise up my sleeve tomorrow, You can't see me right now, but I'm looking quite devilish.
5. I went garage sailing with my friend Lisa on Saturday morning. We pretty much hit the jackpot on our first stop. I got not one but FIVE things at one garage sale. I don't know what garage sale etiquette is, but that's almost unheard of in my books. Here's what I got:
  •  a) My fabulous new carpet cleaner. Lucy and Caderyn be warned! Any spots you try to leave on my sometimes vacuumed carpet will be no more! Huzzah! Actually, I almost want them to leave a spot so I can try it out...but really, don't. Not yet.
  • b) A pack n play crib. We discovered we actually needed three. Not one or two, but three. One for Jeff's parents house, one for Jeff's parents cabin (that one stays) and one of our own. Oh I guess I didn't factor in the one at my parents house too- so FOUR. Good gravy! Who has four pack n play cribs?
  • c) A brand spankin' new snow suit for Caderyn in 3T. It's Lands End- that's a good brand. Brand. Spankin'. New.
  • d) A cashmere sweater in the color of gray. I've never owned cashmere before. But once I touched this baby I knew it was love. I got it for $2
  • e) A pair of black work pants from Old Navy. In my size. And in longs! Do you know I have never found pants in my size in longs at a garage sale before? Or maybe I have but I would NEVER have bought them. But, these puppies were like new!
And that's what I bought. It was wonderful.
What else is going on here besides rain, wet socks, rain boots, birthdays and birthday surprises and garage sailing?
6. Well I have been working my tail off. I actually don't have a tail. That would be weird. But I probably don't have one because I've been working so much and it just doesn't have the energy to even try to grow. Whatever that means.
7. My face is almost healed. Now, what was once MRSA, just looks like a bump on my lip. A bump! But now I have a wicked sore kanker sore (kinker sore?) in my mouth and I keep biting it and it hurts.
8. But we are going to a birthday party tonight for one of Caderyn's friends- Caderyn has friends!!! And there will be cake! Cake with frosting. I'm so happy.
I'm so happy I'm going to eat a piece and not feel guilty about it. No thank you. No guilt here.
9. Random picture attack..........NOW!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

A Grumble of a Day

Yesterday, my friends, was one of those days where I worried about my quality as a parent.
Don't we all have those moments?

The morning started off great.
We went garage sailing with friends- I scored a carpet cleaner (originally $125 for $55- yeah!).
Went to the Farmer's Market-- ate my first ever cake pop (yum).
Picked up my house--thank you again Lisa for entertaining the kids
Had company visit--thank you Grandma and Grandpa for coming and for lunch and ice cream.
Put Caderyn down for a nap.

Sounds pretty good, huh?
Well then we had to go to a birthday party, but it was right during the last leg of Caderyn's nap. I consider this to be the most important.
I had to wake him up. He wasn't happy.
Got to the party super late. Only ate cake for dinner.
Came home, Jeff left to go do something and I was stuck with a Mr. Crankpants.
Nothing worked for Caderyn.
He whined. He cried. He screamed. He threw himself dramatically on the floor for about two hours straight.
Every little thing would tick him off.
His car wouldn't hook up with another car. Throw yourself dramatically on the floor.
Mommy took away a rubber band he found on the floor. Scream like a banshee.
Mommy tried to redirect. Go limp and lie pathetically on the floor sobbing.

By the time tub time rolled around I was spent.
I felt like the worst Mommy ever- especially when Caderyn mimicked me saying "Gosh dang it."
I didn't curse, but he'd thrown a toy at my foot and it was a sharp toy and it hurt like the dickens.
So I said, "Gosh dang it."
Caderyn immediately said the same thing.
So I texted my husband that our only child was turning my delicious red hair blondish-gray and plopped him in the tub.
Tubs usually make everything better, right?
Well Caderyn did calm down.
But then thought it was funny to start talking about his "pee-pee" and wanting to wash it.
He's only two. How did we get to this conversation already?
So I had a heart to heart with my boy about pee-pee conversations.
What is appropriate, what is not. Am I crazy? I'm sure we'll have many more of these conversations.
I don't know, what do other parents out there do?
Then I looked at my sons hair which has recently started to resemble a mullet and without thinking grabbed a pair of scissors and started snipping away at his "business in the front, party in the back" hair style.
Five minutes later the back of his head looked great but he moved when I was cutting his bangs and now has a nice chunk above his eyebrows that  is much shorter than the rest. He looks a little like Frankenstein in that part of his face. I think we'll take him for a professional trim this week.
Once the tub was over and he was dry, lotioned, tooth brushed and jammied the only thing I could think of doing was putting on some Bob the Builder and crashing on the couch.
I threw a minor pity party for myself thinking that I was a no-good-for-nothing mom who was too hard on her son and didn't make him happy. Who let him watch too much television and fed him cake for dinner (we did have a banana and chicken nuggets later) and woke him up early from his nap. Who had a patience that yesterday only stretched as far as my pinkie finger and butchers her only sons beautiful hair. PITY PARTY I TELL YOU!
But, as soon as I stretched out on the couch Caderyn was right there with me.
He snuggled into the crook of my neck and whispered, "I love you, Mommy."
With those words, I knew everything was going to be fine and I wasn't as awful a mom as I sometimes made myself out to be.
I kissed his sweet smelling head, covered us up with a blanket and told him exactly the same thing.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Happy Friday

Well friends, another weekend is upon us. I think tonight we will order a "CHEESE" pizza

Relax upon our favorite "seat/throne"

Maybe "pick" out a few good movies to watch while upon that "seat."
And just let everything happen "naturally."
Happy weekend. I'm going garage saling tomorrow, working, cleaning and, as you can see, trying some more potty training with this guy.