thankful thursday




things i am thankful for this week:



**the loose tooth that FINALLY came out at the pool last saturday:

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i tell you what: that baby was holding on for dear life by the thinnest of threads. the only way she was letting it go was the fact that her cousin showed no fear 2 minutes earlier and lost her first tooth to jody's expert hands:


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the tooth fairy was quite busy that night:

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**a kitty that makes me laugh when i see i've passed my "FOMO" (Fear Of Missing Out) right on to him:

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ahhh, mahhhhhtin:

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**once again, i want to express my thankfulness as a mother of four girls to the young men out there that are still asking to dances.


and in a clever way, at that:

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katie is psyched to go to homecoming with taylor h.~




**& finally, for this priceless clip i saw of amy sedaris promoting her "weekender pants". which i TOTALLY need to get my hands on-- watch starting at :58:


every day i'm shufflin'.



looks like i'm gonna have to buy a kia soul.

more mayhem.





so many good ones that i had to post them in two different segments. enjoy~

























i {heart} mayhem.






i am seriously (SERIOUSLY!) considering switching to allstate insurance just because of their freaking genius 'mayhem' commercials--


plus, the fact that they star my favorite beeper salesman-slash-liz lemon's boyfriend dennis duffy ( dean winters in real life) certainly doesn't suck:




do yourself a favor and watch each one of these. they are each nice & short, which equals success to those of us with adhd as well as seriously funny:



































{thanks to my fb friend ellery for reminding me how much i love these.}

thankful thursday






things i am thankful for this week:






**a blogger who took the time to write me AND my blog a love note.

even after 3 1/2 years of doing this, it's always does my heart good to hear from somebody who actually reads. thank you, jamie~



{note card found HERE}





**a brother-in-law who is trying to break into the lorn industry: (that's LIGHT PORN to you...)





**the fact that sprint has taken the guesswork out of my christmas present from russ this year......



awwwwhhhh! so sweet of them! i love that they are only looking out for my best interests.


actually, i don't care that they are going to bleed me for every last dime. i just want that phone.




**a daughter who doesn't know how to throw the 'peace' sign:


have i NOT TAUGHT HER BETTER? {sigh.}



**the creativity of others:





**& finally, for ok go and their tribute to the muppets:

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one of the new things we experienced this year in park city was the utah olympic park



coming up the hill we could see the ginormous ski jumps and were just a bit awestruck:

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the main agenda was the zipline. we opted for an all-female run and fared pretty darn well:

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having proved at lagoon that she was a gnarly adrenaline junky ready for the next thrill, mia sailed through like the seasoned veteran she'd become:


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she also decided that once was NOT enough, so she went for round two:

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my favorite part of the afternoon was watching the freestyle aerial show.

the skiers, which seemed to be on the MUCH younger side (am i getting old? hmmmmm.) would ski down the jump up to 60 feet in the air and perform acrobatic fantasticness before landing in the 750,000 gallon splash pool:

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super hardcore:


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clever little couple.



these engagement photos make me long for a "do-over":














& i confess that i might feel a tad bit put out by the fact that nobody has ever offered to eat MY brains. bummer.


{courtesy of the wedding bee}

married to the sea




married to the sea: still WINNING.


























thankful thursday



things i am thankful for this week:



**my friend's husband's amazingly creative way to celebrate their anniversary--

this banner was displayed proudly on river road today:

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**a sweet new baby cousin for us to love & kiss on:

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**& for her incredible fashion GOOD sense she displayed at a mere two days old by wearing kitty clothing:

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**the last two elementary girls i have taking the annual "back to school" obligatory photo--


my 5th grader:

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& my 1st grader:

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i must admit that i got a bit misty-eyed when watching this from the front porch:


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i felt like i had a love-hate-love-hate relationship with the fact that i had no child at home during the day for the first time in SEVENTEEN YEARS! crazy.




**speaking of said child, did you see her awesome backpack that we purchased solely for the fact that it looked just! like! her! :

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i might have been so enamored by the items we found at target from the harajuku mini line that i may or may not have purchased THIS backpack for no reason at all.

or for myself: (really. not joking.)

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**& finally, for zac. i still wuv hims. even if he says a naughty thing now and then....