May 30, 2009
May 28, 2009
May 27, 2009
singing, singing singing, abruptly stops singing
"No Kael! No! You didn't win. This is my (imaginary) friend Gongalinda. She's sitting here.
NO!! Don't step on my friend! How would you like it if I stepped on your friend?! That's not nice!!!"
" No!!!!" profuse crying. Kael weeps because Rae threatens to step on his friend. To teach him a lesson. He is distraught.
"Well MY friend EATS your friend so you can't step on him".
and that settles the argument
May 26, 2009
May 24, 2009
May 20, 2009
May 19, 2009
May 18, 2009
May 17, 2009
I'm not sure how it happened, and I'm not sure why, but it took a long time for the ring to be mailed back to our local Fred Meyer jewelers store. When I went to pick it up I happened to be there on a day when the store manager was working the desk. She asked that I wait to get it, she may have an alternative option ( for repair?). Three weeks later we got a call. I had a ring waiting for me. A perfect, beautiful NEW whole ring waiting for me. No charge.
I have no idea how this happened and I'm still sitting here, bling on my finger, worrying about a phone call for repossession. Apparently during shipping another of my stones had come lose?( it had to be another of the browns) And in the course of researching my ring and it's maker, the ladies at my local jeweler store had located one other ring, identical to mine, in storage at a Fred Meyer Jewelry store on the east coast. The ring was sent over, shipped to a repair shop that was willing to re-size a tension set ring to my tiny 4.25, and a phone call was made to me telling me to come get my brand new shiny ring. Free. No charge. Also? No brown anywhere!
This photo just isn't accurate. Doesn't capture the sparkle and magic of the ring that I love, at all.
A much better view of my new/old bling, with additional sparkle to show how special it really is.
I love this ring. LOVE. When Matt had originally picked it out for me I was skeptical. It looked too big, and I have tiny tiny fingers. But when I first put it on, I fell. It is just perfect for me. Shiny and sparkly, but FLAT and simple, nothing poking up to get caught on things, nothing hanging off to snag. It's just the right ring for me, and for the first time in almost three years I'm finally wearing it again. My naked plain fingers are happy!
May 12, 2009
MADSEN Cargo Bikes
May 11, 2009
For Mothers Day this year Matt spent the day at work and I spent the day with my kids. We went to Petersons Rock Garden on Saturday and the kids had a blast, so we went back on Sunday with the fab Kari and her son Riland. All the kids had a great time and the peacocks were out in their finest, calling back and forth and showing off for the ladies the whole time. Rae and Kael got a real kick out of them! After some short down time at home we went out to Davinies and played outside for a while as she prepped a home for her new kittens! It was a fun day for the kids and they went right to sleep come bedtime, which was the ultimate Mothers Day gift to me!