Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Craigslist treasure

Treasure found! I've been looking for the perfect stroller to roll around the continent of Europe. The winner by far was the Maclaren XT. Being cheap, I decided against buying it. With less than a week until we take to the sky, I got desperate. So, I cruised the site of Craigslist for THE MAC. Craig didn't let me down. Just in the next county, someone was selling a red Mac XT. It was used and cost $300 less than a new one. I got excited & emailed the owner. She responded with her address & said it was mine...then it hit me. People who respond to Craig's ads end up dead. I decided to call my husband & ask him it was a good idea. His last words were "be careful". Not helpful. I then called my twin sister who freaked out. "you're not going by yourself, are you?" I told her NO. It was true...LAN was with me. My anxiety started getting the best of me. One more call. My mom! She was excited that I found the stroller! I quickly hung up & drove into a nice neighborhood. It felt safer surrounded by upscale homes. I pulled into the driveway- car still running, door wide open, and walked up to the door. The stroller and money exchanged, I jumped back into the car. Driving off I was excited with finding such an awesome deal. AND I was alive. I will admit Bundy did push around in my mind. Next time Cody is going with me on my Craigslist treasure hunts!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

The many sleep positions

My daughter is a contortionist...it's her super power. We rarely catch her in the act of using her powers because it occurs in her sleep. I have no idea how she can sleep in such awkward positions, but she makes it look comfy.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

1st Mother's Day in pictures!

Taking Lan on her first airplane ride!  I was the pilot!
My special gift from Cody and Lan,  plus lunch at Elevation Chophouse:)
Playing golf at the airport

Dressed up
Surprise photo shoot that my brother-in-law planned

I have a super daughter and wonderful husband/baby daddy!  My whole fam is pretty rad.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Cinco de Mayo.

We celebrated the Mexican holiday by going to Chili's and having chips and salsa. Okay it had nothing to do with the holiday and it actually happened yesterday on "May the Fourth be with you" day.  We also visited the grand opening of a sporting store and spotted random fish in the the parking lot.  I've realized I frequently talk about fish tanks.  So here we go again:  Picture version

Bass tank up top with L and pops.
Catfish pond on bottom.  It stunk.
Today we went to MAY-rietta Daze.  And I didn't have to spend a dime.  Woot.  It's a local crafts fair in historic downtown Marietta, Georgia.  My favorite part of the day was eating at The Australian Bakery.  A nice Aussie made Landyn a balloon kangaroo and sang to her in his awesome accent.  I sometime talk to Landyn in fake accents hoping she'll catch one and "grow with it."  Right now she likes to blow spit instead of talking.  Words are invisible, but spit produces bubbles. I would want to see something for all my effort, too.  Adults have it all wrong.

A day would not be complete without a stop to shop.  We purchased some Landyn Gear.  She is now hooked up with some cool shades.  Will they stay on her face?  Nope.  But like training her to speak in a foreign accent, I will keep trying and trying...

For Cinco de May try your own Mexican accent.  My attempt? No bueno.

The Australian Bakery with the nice Aussie and kangaroo
Cool shades.  She prefers the spit guard 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


I was impressed with their salads. The waitresses were nice, too! For a girls lunch date it was fun...but I wouldn't invite my husband to a Hooters outing. He doesn't like salads.

The Girls!


They are all around Europe! Today we went fountain hoping to get ready for the big trip. It looks like Lan is going to be a fan of the fountains. I will be packing a handful of pennies!

Find the fountain...instead she found some grass

Sunday, April 29, 2012


This is how Landyn treats boys. Fellas beware. She's known for biting your head off.
I like it.  You will not.

She's got some sharp teeth.   All two of them.