Friday, May 9, 2008

i've been tagged

A-attached or single: attached
B-best friends: Jacob is the best! I also love my mom and Mandy and Andrea
C-cake or pie: Pie-really any kind, but blackberry or coconut cream are my favorite
D-day of choice: Friday
E-essential item(s): my crocs, DVR, dates with Jacob, Paperchase pencil boxes(found at Borders), a good book, my phone, maple bars, mascara
F-favorite color: Blue
G-gummy worms or bears: Trolli Sour Gummy Worms have seen me through many road trips. I love them.
H-hometown: Rainier, WA
I-indulgence: watching old movies during the day, laying on an air mattress on the lake, eating a whole bag of Cool Ranch Doritos(I only do this about twice a year), McDonald's(I have to go by myself. My kids won't eat there)
J-January or July: July
K-kids: Adaline Haden (7), Alice Mettine(6), Jack Thomas(3), James Orion(4mo)
L-life is incomplete without: Love
M-marriage date: August 22, 1998. 10 years sounds like so long!
N-number of siblings: 5 brothers and 3sisters.
O-oranges or apples: apples. Fugi are always reliable
P-phobias or fears: going off the road, in my car, into some type of water, trying to get out and eventually drowning. On a lighter note, ticks and alligators
Q-quotes: I love quotes. I have a collection of them. I thought this one was very funny, Jacob didn't. Let me know what you think. " The bagel, an unsweetened doughnut with rigor mortis. " ~Beatrice & Ira Freeman
R-reasons to smile: Spending the summer here in Coeur d'Alene, Adaline's writing, Alice's fashion sense, Jack's singing, everything about James
S-season: I like living where we have four seasons, though this winter was a little long. Summer is my favorite.
T-tag friends: Holly, Emily, Jacob
U-unknown fact about me: I am doing the Hayden triathlon in July. My first time trying anything like that.
V-very favorite store: I love our local grocery store called Super 1. I would rather shop for food than pretty much anything. I also love Target, Anthropologie, the used book store downtown Coeur d'Alene and when the Farm Chicks come to town twice a year for their huge flea market/antique sale.
W-worst habit:. Not doing the hard/annoying things on my To Do lists
X-x-ray, ultrasound, or mammogram: Ultrasound
Y-your favorite food: Deep dish beef pie, blue cheese and dates, anything with cream sauce, peanut butter cookies, caramel sundae with nuts. Right now, I can't stop eating the frozen egg rolls from Costco.
Z- Zodiac: Virgo

Friday, May 2, 2008

washing the car

My land cruiser is disgusting. It is always so dirty. Do you know why? Because I drive with a cargo box on top year-round. Yes, it is handy for when we go out of town since we are always carting around so much junk. For daily life though, the box is a menace. I can't park in parking garages and I don't fit in the car wash. I have tried to convince Jacob that surely with all of the room in our garage and our huge shop, we could store the thing somewhere besides the roof of my car, but no such luck. So, I'm always dirty because it is way too cold for hand washing. I prefer dirty to cold. Today, however, is a different story. It was so sunny that I decided to wash the cruiser myself. It was great! It made me feel like summer is just around the corner. This is a picture from the last time I washed a car. Adaline(3 yrs.) stripped down and jumped in the bucket when I wasn't looking. Adorable.
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