Monday, June 21, 2010

Perfect Weekend

Dear Sunshine,

Thank you for being out all day Saturday and Sunday. I had 2 lovely long walks by our house. Brad played volleyball for 4 hours. We got tan lines. We ate at the Chili Cook Off in downtown HB. We watched the surf competition from the pier. Because of your warm rays the salt from the ocean dried on my legs all weird, but thats ok.
You made my weekend. You can stay out all summer if you like.

Your biggest fan,

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

i love this face.

she comes home from taiwan in 4 months. believe me, you want to be friends with her.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Who is your FAVORITE AUNT?

Well, for 7 year old Matthew, it better be ME! :) I will say it again, I LOVE BEING AN AUNT. I love holding little people's hands and getting to have special time with them. I took Matthew to Disneyland this Friday and we had SO much fun. He was so good and happy and it was a great day! We watched shows I hadn't seen before, rode the train around, saw fireworks, played all over Tom Sawyer's Island, and DEFEATED ZURG!
i confess i love the tiki room. i shamelessly sing along the whole time. lucky for me, matthew loves it too! he sang with me, so we went twice. almost 3 times. :)
mmmmm.... churro.
"Aunt Lindsey! It DOES taste kinda like a donut!"
"What do we win if we pull the sword in the stone?"
"You win Disneyland."
He tried to pull it out SO HARD. hahahah

Thursday, June 10, 2010


that nothing riles me up more than hearing our president substitute profanity for leadership. just DO something, like you said you were going to. there is no excuse, and never will be, for someone in that position to act like an uneducated, unclassy school bully "LOOKING" for someone to beat up. hey, we know you didn't personally cause an oil spill, just do what you can do to fix it.
i feel sorry for your mother who had to listen to her son talk like that on national tv. she should wash your mouth out with soap.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

whenever i hear the sound of the birds or look at the blue, blue sky.

You know the only thing better than getting home from a long vacation?
Having a present waiting on your porch when you get home!!

My friend Lisa Lewis is a talented gal. When I saw THESE it took me about 5 seconds to visualize them happily hanging in my kitchen window.

(it LOOKS like its a messy kitchen, but really it's all clean dishes sitting drying, i promise.) The pictures don't do them justice. Really, they look so happy looking at the blue-ish overcast Southern California sky :)

If you are in the market- PLEASE check out her Etsy Shop:

At this point, my kitchen is the only COMPLETE room in our house. It feels SO GOOD. It is now completely finished as far as curtains, decor, organization are concerned and seeing these birdies in my window this morning just made the morning BRIGHT!

moo moooo

Calling all Vegetarian, Vegan and Lactose-intolerant friends:

Milk ain't my friend no mo'.

WHAT CAN I EAT so I don't cry everytime I see cheddar cheese??

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

home again home again jiggity jig!

many posts to come (probably on the barttels' family blog, tho') about our weekend away...

2 days at brad's dad's house in atwater,ca.
2 days with the middletons in sacramento area.
seriously wonderful people and an incredible time.

highlights being:
beka's graduation
tawni's salsa
family wiffle ball
"camp barttels"
5 very small and DELIGHTFUL children.
"uncle brad"
rafting down the american river
the "talent" show (oh my the video to come is to DIE for)

THANK YOU to the barttels and the middletons!! we love you all so VERY much & it was quite the pleasure to visit with you!
pictures to come :)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

remember that time i ran an awesome 3 miles?

really good time.
really great run.
got out a lot of energy.
i'm so glad i bought those awesome new white shoes....
i'll spare you the picture of the tarnished new shoes. it's too sad.bloody sock.