22.4.14

Silly Faces - Baby Version


It's been so long since I've done a "silly faces" picture/post!  They're so fun and goofy. Especially when there's a cute little baby to take them with!

I was trying to get some cute pics of Dean helping me sort through cards the other day and these are some of the out-takes.  Can you tell I was tryin to copy his faces?  It's amazing how fast baby's facial expressions change!

The moments while he'a awake and we're hanging out are so precious to me.  Every single minute with this little guy is one I want to freeze in time.  Guess that's what camera's are for, right?  So be prepared to see more of these in the future!

20.4.14

Morning Snuggles & Ramblings


This morning I got to sleep in, and so this is I did for an hour.  Snuggle with my two babies.

It surprised me when I felt Rinoa pawing at the blankets near my hand to get under them as I was dozing off.  It's lovely we can relax together.

Aaron was in the computer room working on stuff listening to various music and then Rilo Kiley cane on and it transported me back to a particular place in time...

2003.  I was working at the job from hell, I was driving around delivering documents, the sun was shining, it was hot, and I thought I knew everything.  It was a bitter sweet time for me.

11 years ago.  Crazy how long ago that was, and how far I've come as a person.  I was a year out of high school, Aaron & I got our first apartment together, and we were figuring out how life worked.  I was a completely different person then.

I'm so glad I'm not that girl any more but I wouldn't be the woman I am today without that girl.

I wouldn't be right here, exactly where I want to be in life without all the silliness of that girl.  Silliness may be a very down played word for that time, but as I look back on it, yeah, I was silly.  Not in a funny way... more foolish than anything.  But that's ok.

Anyways, that Rilo Kiley album used to be hard for me to listen to, but now I am so far removed from all that I can listen to it peacefully.  The memories just float by.  It has been a nice way to spend my Sunday morning.

18.4.14

Yarn Time


I think Rinoa is trying to tell me something, hehe!

The main reason I didn't knot much for Dean while I was pregnant was because I wanted to make sure the items would fit him.  Now that I can check sizing as I go i can't wait to start knitting.

Little booties.  Cardi's.  Oooh I can't wait to get started!  Once my tindinitis chills out be prepared to see a ton of little knitted items!!

What We've Been Up To

So it turns out life after giving birth is crazy.  To be honest, I've been doing more and being out & about more than I probably should.  But the craziness doesn't have much to do with baby Dean.


Owning a brick & mortar business isn't put on pause when you have a baby.  Our responsibilities don't allow much   maternity/paternity leave. Customers will understand a day or two of being closed, but after that they want the store open to spend their money.


One of the most popular items at our store is Magic the Gathering cards.  About a week before Dean was born we took all the cards home so we could revamp and reprice them all.  All 120,000 of them.


So every single day Aaron, my parents, our nephew, and I have been working to get all these cards organized by set (there's about 60 sets), color (there's 8 colors), and rarity (there's 4 types of rarity). Not to mention only some of these need to be in sleeves.  Aaron spends about 8-10 hours+ a day on this- no joke.


Tedious?  Yes.  Murder on my wrists?  Absolutely.  Insanity?  You bet.

But after four weeks we're starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.


We wouldn't have done this if it wasn't worth the time and effort.  These cards are worth a small fortune and we have the market cornered since no one else on this side of the state has the set up we do.  Customers want to drop $$$ on them and have hounded us every day since we moved te cards home.  It's a pretty big deal.

Aaron feels like he has hardly seen his son, and my tindinitus is flaring up hard core, and we're both totally stressed out and frustrated about it.  But it's worth it.  Once we are done we can switch our focus home and just exist with our baby.  I cannot wait!


7.4.14

Wrestlemania 30

Pretty sure I've mentioned this before, but we're big wrestling fans.  Big fans!  So big we actually closed our store yesterday because it was Wrestlemania 30. Woooooo!

There are some spoilers (but I'm leaving out big details) do if you care about the show and haven't watched it you've wen warned. :3

Some people make a big deal about the Super Bowl. We don't.  Nope, we make a big deal out of Wrestlemania.  We had a huge snack spread, I baked a cake, and we got the belts out~~~~


Aaron and I shared the World Heavyweight Championship and Dean was sporting the World Babyweight Championship I knitted him.


Aren't they a handsome pair?!?!

The party started at 2pm when the rediculous(ly awesome) two hour pre-show started on the WWE Network.  This payperview was slated to be pretty epic and we knew there was excitement in store for the preshow.  It didn't dissapoint as one of our fave wrestlers had the first of his two "Wrestlemania Moments".

The actual show itself was bookened by our hometown hero, Daniel Bryan (who is from north western Washington), kicking butt.  He's spent the last year fighting for the top spot in the company with all his attempts being thwarted.  The payoff was incredible!

There was also a HUGE upset with a long time wrestler that left us and the 80,000+ people at the venue speechless.  Not neccesarily in a bad way for us, but it left us scratching our heads.

Overall, Wrestlemania 30 was the best Wrestlemania we've seen since we started watching in 2008.  d^_____^b

Did anyone else watch it?  <3