"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Saturday, August 20, 2011

For the next how ever long they are open.

REAL shave ice in Utah.
I could not believe my eyes.
But it's true.
And it's going to take all of our cash for the next how ever long they will be open.
Holy smokes,
I've died and gone to heaven.

90th and redwood road.
Straight from Kauai to us.
Have mercy.
There's even free hanging lightbulbs and Hawaiian music playing.


One last hurrah.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Tinsletown a la outdoors

These are the summer nights I will miss the most.
And when you see that sparkly Disneyland princess castle appear you know you are in for some magic.

Oh happy day.
I don't want summer to end.
Until it gets too hot tomorrow.
Then I will want it to end again.

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Their band name is "mooskawata" and they walk around singing "enchilada, enchilada, enchilada" to the beat of the drum over and over and over again.
Until they find something else they'd rather be doing.
See why Brennan keeps telling people he has "wilder hair"?
Bc his friend wilder had the buzz cut first.
Now it's hard to tell them apart.
But this was the day we buzzed it:)
Man I love these boys.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Home alone

We could totally sled down our stairs and out the front door like Kevin in home alone.
Just saying.


Soaking up the last few days of summer.
Why does school have to start so early???
And yes I realize schools in Arizona started last week or the week before,
It's all too early!
Don't get me wrong.
I love fall just as much as the next person.
In fact, i don't think I've ever met a person and I've definitely NEVER met a blogger that didn't go on and on and on AND ON (MYSELF included) about how much they love the fall.
I am getting excited for football and pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.
And the now NINE (counted last night) jack o lanterns growing in my pumpkin patch.
I'm just not quite ready to hang up the swimsuits yet...

Baby Calvin fell asleep IN the swimming pool.
Slumped right over onto Andrea and started snoring.
No joke.
We all laughed.
And then Andrea moved him to the blankets.

And I most definitely have not had enough firecracker shave ice yet.
They put pop rocks and cream on top.
Ice cream at the bottom.
Tiger's blood, piƱa colada, and blue raspberry flavors.
Like a firecracker in your mouth.
Good thing too,
since it's named the firecracker shave ice.
Summer summer summer time:)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Secret's Out!

Uh oh.
Secret's out:)


My computer is STILL NOT fixed.
But it is being reviewed.
In the next thirty days.
I'm ignoring the aggravation this is causing me.
Most of the time.
Just don't ask me how it's not aggravating me.
The very best news of the day is that arctic circle STILL gives out complimentary ice cream cones like they did when I was a kid (even if it's the only thing you want in the drive thru).
Did I mention even in the drive thru???

And that can get rid of any aggravation you might ever have.