Saturday, October 17, 2015

Pullman 911

This picture of my child absolutely terrifies me.

I don't know if it's the evil look on his face or if I'm just FREAKING out because he's driving around tonight in the town I went to college in.


Saturday, September 19, 2015

4th of July

Better late than never!

We spent the Fourth at our usual hidden gem at the Oregon coast.  

Couldn't have asked for a better holiday!


Thursday, September 3, 2015

War on the Shore

When we were at the beach for the Fourth of July, JR & his cousin James mentioned they would love to come back for their birthdays (which I neglected to post about and will soon....woops!).

Since James turned 13 Friday and JR 16 on Sunday, we thought it would be a great way to celebrate both together.  Tierra Del Mar/Pacific City has turned into our spot and everyone just loves to come back to as often as we can.

JR loves beach football, so we dubbed it "War on the Shore".  I made tshirts for the two teams and we had a football custom engraved to be used for future battles.

Saturday was a blustery 70 mph windstorm which was not conducive to any football or human body on the beach, so we opted for other fun things like launching parachuting hippos (and balloons and other birthday decor) down the beach.  I will always wonder where those hippos and birthday balloons ended up.

Happy birthday to the greatest 16 year old kid that ever existed!


Friday, August 21, 2015

Husky Stadium

It's been 20 years since I've been in Husky Stadium for a game.

It is crazy to think that in two weeks, we will be in Husky Stadium for my son's game.  That will be 3 Scukanecs who will have played in Husky stadium at some point in their life.

Even crazier to think in 9 days he will be a legal driver.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Chalk Outline

A couple of weeks ago, we set out on a regular Saturday - chores, etc. Add to that list a sweet pair of IKEA shelves I found for $15 on Craigslist.

The list of what I should not have done is much longer than it should be (going up to strange man's apartment by myself, going into locked apartment building by myself that husband could not gain entry too when I fell down stairs, carrying shelves down stairs by myself, wearing son's Nike flip flops to carry shelves down stairs, etc).

I realize this.

When my husband started reviewing above list in the ER, I kindly reminded him he could share those things with me tomorrow. This was also after kindly reminding him in the stairwell that I had fell down not to touch me because he was not a doctor.

Not my finest moment, but I feel grateful this cankle and corpse looking toes are the end result.  It could have been a lot worse, especially since I was told I looked like a chalk outline when they found me.


Monday, June 29, 2015

San Fran

Somehow I overlooked our spring break trip!

We decided to mix it up a bit and instead of heading to Seattle, we took the boys to San Francisco. 

The best part of the trip for them I'm guessing would be hotel time. I have no idea why, and it would have been a lot cheaper to rent a room at the hotel down the street and let them wrestle and be idiots there, but they love just hanging out in the hotel having "hotel time". At least this hotel had In & Out just outside the door.

My favorite/funniest moment was on the ferry ride to Alcatraz.  A rugby team from New Zealand was on the boat.  Boys + teenager years equals teenage boys (idiots/ridiculous/bafoons).  The boys were daring each other to do stupid things.  One came over and sat by JR to ask what his favorite type of chocolate was.  The next had to get up and do a pole dance.  My awesome husband, being the coach that he is, openly applauded the performance and proceeded to get out of his seat and whipped a $1 bill out of his wallet for the talent.  The whole boat started cheering for his donation.  I heard those boys talking about it to their friends all over the island and how awesome it was.  Admittedly, I also found it hilarious!

Wrestling & Being Idiots (per reference above)

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Bathroom Remodel

Some time back, we noticed the floor in our shower was feeling squishy. We had someone come to look at it, but because it hadn't leaked to the bathroom underneath it downstairs, we were told it wasn't yet a problem.

We wouldn't ever really know what we were dealing with until it was ripped out. Rather than risk future problems, which eventually would come, we did just that.