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

Thursday, December 18, 2014

the toothpaste day where i got stuff done {i think}

this one time,
it was really quiet upstairs,
and i knew max and chase were up to no good,
but it was just so quiet and nice,
and i was getting something done that was fabulous.
i can't remember what that fabulous thing was now, but i just remember it was great.
so finally i went upstairs because i heard chase and toothpaste in the same sentence together,
and i found toothpaste everywhere.
like covering three large hooded towels,
one slab of travertine tile,
two wooden bathroom cabinets,
4 little legs,
2 arms,
3 cheeks,
and a partridge and a pear tree.
the next day i found this cup.
and every day i find more around the house.
hard from sitting for a few days without being found.
on the banister,
on the seat at end of my bed,
on the wall by the little stairs,
on the chase lounge next to the christmas tree.
and every time i find the little toothpaste hansel and gretel trail i try to remember what i was doing again that was so fabulous on that quiet day.
man i hope i wasn't just checking instagram.
cause then it wasn't worth it.
right now i'm fantasizing about putting away 2 weeks worth of laundry,
mopping floors {ok, who am i kidding, i KNOW that wasn't it},
unloading the dishwasher,
making beds.
i sure hope it was something fabulous like that.
the end.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

hannah banana

hannah banana.
the one chick that can truly put up with max's crap and love her dearly for it.
ain't nothing better than a friend you can be yourself around.
especially when you're just being yourself. 
best rendition of santa claus is coming to town i've ever seen!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

the wolverine gingerbread man

this year i learned that chase just needs his own gingerbread house.
and two helpers.
he refused to take off brennan's wolverine costume.
and he was just so cute i had to let him go with it.
because if you can't decorate a gingerbread house in your big brother's $15 halloween costume,
what can you decorate it in?
nothing better i tell ya.
everyone else is good to go on their own.
and it is FANTASTIC!!!
they didn't even argue. 
max did most of the fine motor frosting,
and brennan was on candy patrol.
sometimes they really do love each other.
praise the lord.

Sunday, December 14, 2014


after all that,
the starving man has never been so fed.