Our Atlynn Tat!

Special tattoo design of our daughters name

Random Thoughts for the Day

1. I think part of a best friend’s job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you’re wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn’t want to nap when I was younger.

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How the heck are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5. I’m pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. I can’t remember the last time I wasn’t at least kind of tired.

9. Bad decisions make good stories.

10. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren’t going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

11. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don’t want to have to restart my collection…again.

12. I’m always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.

13. “Do not machine wash or tumble dry” means I will never wash this — ever.

14. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Darn it!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What’d you do after I didn’t answer? Drop the phone and run away?

15. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

16. I keep some people’s phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

17. My 4-year old son asked me in the car the other day “Dad what would happen if you ran over a ninja?” How the heck do I respond to that?

18. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

19. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lites than Kay.

Painted House

We had our house just painted! It used to be brown in color with brown trim. The new color really brightens it up!

August Heat Wave

Oh my, it’s a hot one in Oregon today!!

Fruit Roll-ups

So we were grocery shopping this weekend and I came across one of my favorite pastime lunch snacks…The Fruit Roll-up. These things are addicting, so be careful and proceed with caution before going out and getting some yourself! The one thing that I wish I could change about this crazy little snack is the LOUD crackly plastic paper they come attached to. Gosh I think everyone in my office heard me ripping off my roll-up off that plastic sheet. Why not make it wax paper or something that wouldn’t be as loud. Anyways…eat your fruit! 🙂


Ok, so lately I have had a little obsession with making smoothie drinks. I have discovered that making a smoothie is a great way to get my fruits and veggies in a way that I will actually like. For example this morning I made up my own little concoction called…Wide Awake (I just made that up)
So, you take a blender, or we have the cool little magic bullet blender thing either will work.
You just add the following ingredients into the blender and drink up…Serves 1 person.
1/2 cup prune juice
1/2 cup pineapple juice
2 tbs of cranberry juice
1/2 cup of carrots chopped in chunks (I prefer baby carrots)
Half of apple chopped up in chunks

That’s all for this drink. Its a good pick-me-up in the morning! I will post my other smoothie drink ideas as I make them.

Powers out

What better to do when the powers out than blog. This weather is crazy and the worst snow I have ever seen in the valley. We have over a foot here in Tualatin. We haven’t gone to work in what seems weeks. Today we got cabin fever and couldn’t stand being indoors anymore so we spent an hour shoveling our driveway. We then went down the hill to borders and got some new reading material. The powers been out now for about an hour and the only things left to keep us in touch with the outside world are these great little devices called the iPhone.

Amazing weather

This weather is amazing! We have well over a foot of snow on the ground.

Snow in Tualatin

It’s been snowing since 7:30 this morning! We now have about 5 inches!