Yearly Checkup

by Kristi on May 25, 2016 · 0 comments

We had our 10yo and 8you yearly checkup yesterday. It went well. My 10yo is staying about the same on her weight chart which is what we have been watching. For awhile she was going down so the hunt for the perfect amount of calories a day was quite a struggle.

So the 8yo jumps up on the hot seat and we discuss about some concerns of “paying attention”. Our first born tries to manage the household so the second born sort of just does what he wants. Pretty common, in my opinion, but our Dr had some fun ideas to keep him in line.

She talked about how she has a white board for her 9yo. When he finished all the things he needs to finish, he is allowed to watch TV.


Dr: Whoops!

The look on my guy’s face. Hilarious! He never watches TV as his Friday movie nights are usually spent on his iPad or playing video games.

We are actually planning a similar board/chore/homework list for the summer so we will see how it works.


Late – Week 8

by Kristi on March 6, 2016 · 0 comments

I honestly got nothing. Six days late on a self imposed weekly writeup and I can’t even get that done. Spring is here. Lots of things popping up. Normal work going on. My Dad has announced he is running for Tualatin City Council, a friend wanted some advice on social stuff, the kids have all these exciting things going on, the Hubby and family are running around getting their new business started, the house needs cleaning (haha, just kidding on that one).

I did go with Sam to get a plant last weekend. The one in our front planter has died. The gardener guy laughed at me when I showed him a picture of what I wanted. “I can’t possibly know what breed that is”, he scoffed at me. “Once you find out, let us know and we can order it.”

Thanks Gardener Dude, that’s super helpful. So we bought two other plants for small (empty) pots Hubby added to the gazebo to keep the dog from jumping the wall. The kids are in charge of watering them I wonder how long that will last.

Saw Whiskey Tango Foxtrot this morning. It was cute. Long, a little slow, kind of funny but cute. I forgot to wear my tshirt with the same saying on it! My favorite saying…

Off to Girl Scouts. Co-Leader is doing the flower badge and I hear it involves bath beads! Woohoo!


Wonderings – Week Seven

February 22, 2016

This texting article from Time made me laugh. Hubby and I are not big texters with each other. He always responses promptly with a “K” on everything so I know he got it! ** Ha! The conspiracy theories on Scalia’s death are already crazy. When I read that there was no autopsy, I did wonder […]

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Starting Over – Week Six

February 15, 2016

I’ve loved watching Lindsey doing her weekly write-ups. Totally stealing it. For now. It’s a nice overflow of information, cataloging her thoughts and dreams, small bits in her life. This is what my blog used to be but FB, Insta, and Twitter have taken over. Not to mention life, kids, house, animals, family, friends… I’m […]

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Social Funny

November 11, 2015

S: When can I get Instagram and Facebook? Hubby: When you’re 21. S: WHY!? Seriously? <Looks over at me, while I was tapping on my phone> Me: What? I wasn’t on it! I was checking my email! I have customers asking questions! S: I know. I just want to know when I can get it. […]

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Girl Scouts: 1st Junior Meeting

September 26, 2015

Oops, I guess I sort of forgot to blog about the rest of our Alaska trip. Darn it. I really love writing about our trips so I can read them later! I will have to go back and then back date them. Someday. So, Girl Scouts! Yes, another year! My girl still is so happy […]

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Exploring Ketchikan, Alaska with Wild Wolf Tours

August 25, 2015

After being on the ship for a day, we felt we would want to get out and walk around when we hit Ketchikan, Alaska. So we booked a tour with Wild Wolf Tours which ended up being fantastic. It took me a few minutes to realize we would NOT SEE WOLVES. Seriously. It was named […]

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Quick Stop in Vancouver

July 31, 2015

We are in Vancouver for a day before hopping on a cruise ship up to Alaska with my husband’s family. It’s been wayyy too long since I’ve been on a cruise ship so I’m so excited! Here is my bean with her new short hair. Driving into Vancouver Dinner at Cardero’s. Excellent scallops! The view […]

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Lazy Weekends

July 12, 2015

Younger child home alone: Complete and utter quiet as he finishes Harry Potter #5 quietly on the couch. Older child home alone: “I’m bored. Can you play with me? Can we do something? I’m hungry. What about playing a game? Can we go somewhere? Can you invite one of my friends over?” Both kids home: […]

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June 29, 2015

I had to put down Callie today. It was rough. I’m technically an emotionless person. Well, I’m not. They are there. Buried down deep. I’m happier when they don’t come out. Putting down a pet is such a good reason to let it all come out though. It’s so sad. It’s terrible. A defenseless little […]

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Exploring Yellowstone Mud Pots

June 18, 2015

The Yellowstone mud pots were pretty stinky Then we went on a little hike to see Yellowstone Lower Falls. And… since this has been in drafts for over a year, I’m just going to post the photos Enjoy!                                   […]

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When Will the Dog Park in Yorba Linda Be Built?

May 29, 2015

Good question, right? I’ve been emailing this really nice man since 2011. Mike from the City of Yorba Linda, Parks and Recreation Superintendent. The plot of land in Eastside Park has been set aside for the dog park and they are just waiting on funding. Since the housing developments have been doing crazy the last year, […]

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Soccer Update

May 28, 2015

Well, she finally did it. S tried out for a more competitive team and made it. We basically snuck on, really. Tryouts for that group were in January and we didn’t go because she was in the middle of “ZOMG WTFBBQ IS GOING ON WITH HER STOMACH” time and we didn’t want more pressure on her. […]

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16 Minutes

May 27, 2015

I have 16 minutes to write this. Well, probably about 14 since i walked downstairs, opened a browser, went to my blog, and hit New Post. Bad dreams, boogeymen, being scared… I keep trying new things for my child to feel safe and sleep in their bed. The newest thing is letting him set my […]

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Our Fabulous Dominican Republican Visit at Villa Gordon

April 26, 2015

We researched our next Spring Break vacation until we found the perfect spot in Villa Gordon. Hidden away between Sosua and Cabarete was a little community of 10+ homes, a hotel, and an amazing restaurant all behind a guarded gate. This beach house was perfect for our extended family of 11 to visit and hang […]

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