August 31, 2009

First Day of Pre-K

We were lucky enough to win the pre-k lottery. Monkey had her first day where she painted and made a new friend. She was a little disappointed with all the rules: no going up the slide, can't use the swings until they take out the baby swings, no holding hands with your new friend when you're in line. She and her new friend almost switched moms because they traded nametags on the bus ride home. They wanted to be able to remember their new friend's name (they can't read), but the driver doesn't know them yet, so he almost dropped Monkey off somewhere else. Glad we got her home safely.

Do you love the shoes? 2.98 at Goodwill. Sweet.

August 30, 2009

The New House

The only room in order is the living room. I want to get a new rug, but it will have to wait until we get paid. And I need to recover the couches. But otherwise, it looks way better than anywhere else in our house.

This is our kitchen. That's our table from our old house in the middle of the space. See what I mean about a huge space? The layout has much to be desired. There are cupboards and counters on the right, but nowhere else. The fridge and stove are on the left. We will probably head out to Ikea and get two kitchen carts. One for next to the stove and the other next to the table. We'll post more pics as the rooms come together. Meaning, when we get beds.

August 27, 2009


After our crazy tour of California and Oregon, we have arrived. There are tons of pictures to share. Tons of stories to tell.

We are exhausted. Monkey keeps losing me in the house. I never thought I'd say this, but my kitchen is too big. I miss my friends. And my family. And Target and Trader Joe's.

Whine, whine, whine.

Here's just some of the good: Everyone I meet is really nice. Monkey may never have to learn how to say her R's. The weather is fantabulous. I have a garage door opener and a new barely used car to park in that garage. We're together as a family.

Pictures to come

August 11, 2009

Hey, Wake Up!

It's Moving Day!

Maybe I'll post some pictures later, but for now, I just want it recorded that after a fabulous meal (thank you Ramas) and some delicious lemon bars (thank you Britt), and 4 hours of sleep, I have been cleaning my house at 2:30 in the morning. Rest assured friends, it could have waited until morning. But here's a little known fact about me. Under stress, I am a touch manic. I know most of you have a hard time believing it. Laid back Bekah intently washing windows, folding clothes, cleaning the fridge, and wiping down cupboards at 3 in the morning (I started packing my suitcase, but it woke up Jesse).

So when I come crashing down in a couple of days, family, please forgive me. But the house looked really good when we left!

August 7, 2009

Dwell Studio for Target, Yum

I've been in love with Dwell Studio's Target line since I got back from Japan. I love baby kimonos, first of all. The fabric is lovely. I especially love the hedgehog motif this season (finally making it to the US and it's a hedgehog, not an armadillo).

So how excited was I when my last trip to Target found these lovelies on clearance for less than $1 each? Pretty stoked. Especially since our lovely neighbor is having a boy.


If you pass by my house, you might see these awesome volunteer tomatoes. You can't tell that well in the photo, but there are three of them.

The soil is super rich there, as that's where the sewage overflow outlet is. And we've had three backups since Christmas.

So here's the question. Just what kind of tomatoes will they be? We favor cluster tomatoes, but what do the neighbors fancy?

I wish we were going to be here to find out.

August 2, 2009

Calling Cards

I took a cue from designmom and had calling cards made with our new address, blogs, and email addresses. I got the free ones from vistaprint, though expedited shipping was $13.68 for 250. They did get them to me in less than a week, so no real complaints there.

If the kids were older, I'd have them make ones of their own, but we still share friends. Convenient.

Yard Sale

Today at our yard sale I was a little dumbfounded when people came and after a quick once over, left without a word.

My first thought was "Hey! This is all great stuff! If I came to this yard sale, I'd want to buy just about everything. I mean, a shop vac for $5? What a bargain!"

Then I remembered. I did buy this stuff in the first place.
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