Sunday, March 25, 2012

Week(s) in Review

Well hello there!

It's been an uneventful couple of weeks, which is why I've been a bit silent from our family blog. Okay, well, that is not entirely true. Will did run a 50K race, we gave talks in church, we had a great family Saturday, have done a few more fixes on the house (sorry no pics though), and I've been busy working on music.

But that is kind of the norm anyway.

But here are some pics from the past 2 weeks...

The boys were both sick this past week, which meant they were still in PJ's in the middle of the afternoon. Here is sicky Taylor reading a really fun book called "Llama, Llama, Red Pajama"...which seemed fitting.

Taylor has acquired a new skill - two fingered nose picking. And all I can say is this is what you get when you have boys (though I'm pretty sure I did this as a little girl too).

This is the boys and I the day before Will's race - in Bellingham picking up his race goodies and packet.

In the car...

This is the amazing line of runners waiting for a port-o-potty. I suppose it is sort of important before you go and run 31 miles.

Here is Will before his race...and the facial hair is gone now, thanks to my strike on kissing until he shaved.

And one happy guy as he passes me by...

Oh whoops, one more pre-race photo. Yes it really was that cold.

Oh okay wow these photos are so out of order, but I'm obviously not bothered by it enough to do anything about it. This next photo is Will and the boys the day before the race (when we went to get his race packet).

Annnnd, I wish I had some post race photos, but unfortunately Will's cheerleading squad had to leave early to attend a funeral that was at the same time. He did sprain an ankle though and walked on it the last 10 miles - poor guy.

I wrote a post on the significance of music in my life, where I mentioned Will finishing the race to one of my can read that here.

Oh just kidding! Here are two more photos of Will running that he just emailed me to be sure I included them in the post.

Photo credit: Bellingham Herald

Photo credit: Seattle Running Club

Photo Credit: Glenn Tachiyama

Photo credit: Seattle Running Club

Yesterday we had a fun day NOT working or doing any fixes on the house. Yes I had to tear Will out of bed and sort of order everyone to get dressed and out of the house. Otherwise it would have ended up being yet another day at home fixing the house - which we do ALL the time.

Instead we drove a mile up the road from our house to Rattlesnake Lake, and hiked around it. It was cold...

Funny enough, afterwards we headed into Issaquah to a burger joint that Will has been dying to go to ever since we moved to the area 6 years ago (I'm not joking), and the sun was shining there and it was oddly warm enough to sit out on their patio with an umbrella.

Yes, that hamburger really was that big and YES Will did finish it. And yes we both worked out later due to the calories consumed at this place. I had a BLT sandwich (much smaller than Will's hamburger), however, I ordered a milk shake. It was pretty darn good. It was only later when Will asked me if I noticed on the menu they said that their shakes are 7% butter which is why they are so extra thick and good (memories of seeing a disclaimer on their door that said "Nothing in here is good for you."). I about puked right there. I did do an entire hour of cardio hoping to compensate for my splurge, but after hearing about the butter, I'm quite certain that my hour wasn't long enough.

Oh, and yes, one last thing - today is our wedding anniversary.

We ho'd and hummed about doing some things. Normally every year we go on a weekend getaway for our anniversary, and Will had been teasing me that this year he got me a house for our anniversary. And it would also be my anniversary present next year, and the next, and the next...

But we've decided that when Will's parents come into town in April, we will take advantage of some free babysitting and go out to dinner at the Salish Lodge, and also a Hilary Hahn concert that I've twisted Will's arm to take me to (left the concert tix info on the counter with a big circle around it and wrote "PLEEEASE!").

Yep. And that's about it. Ciao.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

New Music Studio

It's finally here - blog post about my new in-home music studio, how we soundproofed it, and pics to boot!  Enjoy.

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

This Just In...

....overhearing Preston say, while watching the intro to a Disney movie when the castle comes up on the screen with the theme music...

"Look! There's Disneyland, where my cousins live!"

Haha...not sure which one of you guys live in Disneyland, but if you really do, Preston would like to come and visit. :)

Saturday, March 3, 2012

New Website

My new music website is finally done.  Would love for you to take a moment and check it out!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

First Dentist Appointment

Preston had his very first visit to the dentist yesterday.  Aside from the first 30 min where he wouldn't lay down so I had to lay down on the chair with him laying on top of me in order for the hygenist to clean his teeth, he was very good.

Preston sort of goes into these "self protect" modes, where if he is scared of someone or something he just gets a total blank stare on his face.  Won't answer any questions. Totally acts like you don't exist.  

Once I finally got him to snap out of it, he finally did what the dentist did. I was so proud of him.  He was very good, and was so excited that he got a $20 giftcard to Toys R Us from the dentist for it being his first visit. We went afterwards and he picked out Mack (from the movie "Cars"), and a Thomas the Train for Taylor.

We've all had our fair share of doctor offices this week it seems. Monday Will had his dentist appointment. Tuesday I had another crown put in at the dentist.  Wednesday Preston had his dentist appointment, and then today I went to the ER for a very nasty bulge on my arm that came from me slipping and falling down the stairs and catching my arm on a baluster.

I know it's terrible, but I tend to laugh when other people get hurt, probably from all the physical comedy movies that I love so much, but when it's me that gets hurt - at least when it's something I can see - I totally want to throw up.  I went through like 45 min of shock and wanting to throw up as I saw my arm bulging out (the picture does not do it justice) and throbbing in pain.  But later it was subsided - not sure if it was the nice hot bubble bath or the leftover Percoset Will found in our cupboard from my last Csection. Either way, I was feeling much better. :)

But this morning it was still incredibly swollen and gross looking.  Being that I kind of need my hands being a pianist, I finally took the advice of friends and went and got it xrayed at the local ER.  I was dressed to head to the gym, but on my way to said gym I just had the nagging thought "Go get it checked out, you better be safe than sorry."  

So I made an alternate turn to the big H sign on the highway instead of heading to the gym.  Two hours and two restless kids later....

I am fine. No broken bones.  No fractures. Just one HUGE honkin ouchy bruise. Actually my entire forearm hurts from elbow to wrist, and I can't grip things very well without my hand tingling and shaking - but the doc  said it was probably all the swelling pushing on a nerve.  Should hopefully be gone within 3 weeks.