Thursday, September 17, 2015


something has gotten into me!
I found some an exercise I like. ...
I bet you haven't guessed by now.. it's yoga?

I learned about yoga when I stumbled upon Yoga by Candace on the youtubes and I have loved Candace ever since. So after following along with the tail end of her 30 day program for tight hips, my back and hips were feeling better than ever! (did I ever tell you I had chronic back pain? and had part of a bulging disc removed by surgery when I was 21?) I had been feeling some aches in the lower back area again, and this was the key to stretching and strengthening!

So anyways, getting a little more adventurous I decided to try a new adventure:
I just finished day 30, and I feel like I am ready for another challenge!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

the attitude

I feel like I fell off the face of Blogger ever since I signed up for bloglovin! oooops!
anyways. just came to share a couple hilarious pics of our girl. miss sassy!

this one's from this morning, I kind of caught her in transition from smile to grouch eyes lol
I sent it to my sister and she sent one back from Easter.

pic my sister sent in response to crabby eyes.
not happy with the dudes haha.
Hope everyone is doing awesome today! Today is the last day of summer break for my big boy! First grade starts tomorrow!

Monday, January 12, 2015

knit talk.

ah, so yea. remember how I like knitting?? maybe?
I do. But I'm sure you can imagine (or know from experience) that adjusting to the responsibilities of two littles really does a number on your hobby time. heh. and your sleep time. *yawn* (another post for another day)

annnyways! I did finally create something!!

(colors are kinda funny since I took this pic after 5pm)

ah, here we go.. a WIP photo in daylight.
A very rainbow-y and stripey cardigan. Still needs buttons, so I'll do my best to attach them and show the front here soon. before she outgrows it (hopefully). I would have liked it a tiny bit longer, but I knit every last inch of the rainbow yarn and it is juuuuust right - right now. I used KnitPicks (my fav.) Chroma yarn in the Mixtape Colorway (i believe) and used this pattern, with one modification - half the increases after splitting the sleeves off. I was really worried about running out of yarn, and thank goodness I did, the sweater might have been a few rows shorter yet!

So this weekend when I was trying to put off chores, I was scrounging my brain for what project I'd like to complete next... with whatever yarn I have at home so I wouldn't have to shop before starting... and I came up with nothing. Even though my Rav queue is umm... 4 pages long. huh. and then I started reading blogs this morning... and the KnitPicks Fair Isle Collection totally caught my eye. I want all of it. Buuuut I've never done fair isle.... so I guess no better time than the present to learn, right?? I'm probably not going to be doing a pattern from this collection, but I hope to have some colorwork to show soon :)

So i guess that may be my one and only resolution... knitting fair isle...
do you have any interesting new years resolutions??

Happy Monday!! (seems silly to say, but the sun is shining and I got in a bonus cup of coffee in today so it shall be! )

((((this post is *not* sponsored by knit picks..i just really enjoy their products for real))))

Monday, December 22, 2014

christmas knitting.

almost done:


all dressed up for brother's church Christmas program:

less than thrilled @ the Christmas tree:

Friday, December 19, 2014

five on friday

hellooooooo , helloooooooooo (that's supposed to be my echo hah)

here's 5 things on my mind today, i'm sure everyone was waiting to know :P

1. Christmas is almost here and I am so unprepared... I am hoping to solve that this weekend though.
Tomorrow afternoon I have a mommy-friend-date to bring kids to see Santa :) I am excited. aaaaand afterwards she said she will watch my kids so we can shop for the kids' presents :) awesome. still can't believe I have plural kids now.

2. THIS is happening tonight. North Dakota State is in the semi-finals and we are going to friends' to mooch their cable watch the game and have pizza. If they win, they will be playing for their fourth consecutive national championship. pretty cool for such a small state.

3. Sicks went around our house again this week. awesome. Devin missed 2 days of Kindergarten and we sent him today, crossing our fingers the school would not be calling us to pick him up an hour later :/ they didn't. Then yesterday the baby puked (not spit) at daycare. Thank goodness it's the weekend, we need some rest & to recover!!

4. new specs. :)
pardon my BRF,  i really am excited. i got them at JCP optical during the 50% off all frames sale (which might still be going on) with an additional 25% off coupon. amazing! my old lenses were extremely scratched, so this was overdue. the happiest part is they are pink on the insides.

5. the baby!!
she is completely charming and adorable (despite waking up at night still). and she sits in the bath now. which is actually the kitchen sink and so cute. plus it makes my life much easier, bye bye baby bathtub you big hunk of storage problems!

 Happy weekend friends!! and Merry Christmas if you don't hear from me again before then . . . . . .


Friday, November 21, 2014

two kids, one pic

i find it sooo funny how many tries it takes to get one picture of two kids looking/ not blurry/ not making a dumbo face!!
 here we go:

 AND SIX::: ok, that one will work.

these pics are obviously from my phone which is still:

so shitty pics, but still proves my point LOL. HAPPY WEEKEND!!

Thursday, November 13, 2014


well, it's only been about 2 days  weeks since halloween, so i'm not that late, right?
 This is literally the only non-blurry pic i got of these two squirmers. Devin had fun Trick or treating with grandpa, while I supervised (drove the car) and Aubree loved snuggling with Grandma while we were out.

it was so nice that Halloween was on a friday night this year because we never really know where to trick or treat since we live in an apartment and have lots of (security) apartments around us, so we got to go to my parent's town and had fun going to all the houses!