Wednesday, February 18, 2009


I'm getting a taste of the single mother lifestyle for the next two nights. CJ has gone off to the bustling metropolis of Forks, WA for work. I'm guessing it has something to do with teenage vampires:)
Usually, the whole family loads up for these overnight adventures around our great state, but this time, Mommy has to work. I took time off last week for a quick adventure to the Midwest, to take Ryan to see his grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. So I NEED to work this week. Here is a cute photo of Ryan and his cousin Addilynn (2yrs old) playing together. They are "cooking" oatmeal according to Addi.  Yes, I am aware that they look enough alike to be siblings!! It was great to go back and see my family, if even for a brief visit. Flying alone with a 14 month old is a true test of character and upper body strength. I won't be doing that again any time soon.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

I saw this in the paper..

And it made me laugh out loud. 
We live in a small city north of Seattle, known for the abundance of elderly residents. The local weekly paper tends to be a bit "granny-ish" in its reporting of police news. This report is just skirting on gossipy. It is so exacting in standards, calling the cars "units", but instead of mentioning that the people involved were spouses, it HAD to say the passenger in one vehicle was the wife, which implies some sort of affair.  Too funny!  The following is directly from the paper.

"Accident. 23000 block of Highway 99.  Unit #1 was traveling southbound in the center turn lane of Highway 99, and Unit #2 was traveling southbound in the left turn lane of the same.  Unit #1 intentionally steered to the left and impacted Unit #2.  Unit #2 came to rest partially in the center turn lane and the left southbound lane.  Both drivers are known to each other, and the passenger in Unit #1 is the wife of the driver in Unit #2."

In other news, CJ and I celebrated our 3rd wedding Anniversary last week, we had a night out over the weekend. And Ryan took 3 steps on our anniversary, his gift to us. He's still wobbly as heck, and reluctant to go more than 13 steps at a time (yes, I counted) but he will be running around next week for sure.