Thursday, February 26, 2015

Home! (Special Opportunity for Seattle Readers)

I'm super excited about this movie and the fact that I have free passes for all my Seattle Readers! 

Home comes out on March 27th but you can see it sooner with the links below. Enjoy! I'm planning on taking Molly to this and it will be her very first movie to be seen in the theatre. 
Home Synopsis: 
When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own. Through a series of comic adventures with Tip, Oh comes to understand that being different and making mistakes is all part of being human. And while he changes her planet and she changes his world, they discover the true meaning of the word HOME.
Screening Date:  Saturday, March 7
Screening Time:  10:00AM
Location: AMC Loews Alderwood
Passes:  Enter Code:  ZFHEq63352

Screening Date:  Saturday, March 14
Screening Time:  10:00AM
Location:  Lincoln Square Theater
Passes:  Enter Code:  QnQUw78505

Screening Date:  Thursday, March 19  
Screening Time:  7:00PM
Location:  AMC Southcenter
Passes:  Enter Code: qtPSH85980

Screening Date:  Saturday, March 21
Screening Time:  10:00AM
Location: Regal Thornton
Passes:  Enter Code: IAxnU85939

Screening Date:  Tuesday, March 24
Screening Time:  7:00PM
Location:  Regal Meridian
Passes:  Enter Code: dhYaW90028

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Checking In, New Podcasts and Awesome Colors are This Week's Links Around the Web

Fremont Directions

Just Checking In OMG! This is both the worst and the best!

Three dads don 'empathy bellies' to experience pregnancy I love this! I remember how hard it was to get comfortable at night and how much Scott hated my pregnancy pillow. I told him he could take it over my dead body before hissing at him. 

The 5 Best Podcasts for Creative People I've added a few of these to my podcast list. I'm still listening to tons of podcasts because they entertain me while I do tons of dishes at the end of the day. 

Don't forget to vote for my Girl Scout Samoas No-Churn Ice Cream recipe. I'm a finalist in the Western Washington Girl Scout Cookie Contest! I'd love it if you voted for me - HERE.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

San Diego!


I went to San Diego last week to meet my friend's newborn. The weather was sunny and warm. I was able to get a good 8 hours of sleep and help out my friend. I hogged the baby snuggles because my children rarely sleep on me anymore and I love the sweet breath of a newborn baby as they sleep on your chest (I don't love this enough to have another child though, that ship has sailed). I loved seeing my bestest friend as a Mom. She's wanted this for so long and she's really good at it. I was more than happy to help usher her into the tribe of Motherhood, the exhausting, worrying and awesome tribe of Motherhood.

Fresh #fmsphotoaday Sweet clouds tonight!

This is So Me #fmsphotoaday



Monday, February 23, 2015

Fourteen Months with Mag-Pie


Dear Maggie,

You are 14 months old and such a little person! You have your very own desires that don't always aline with the rest of the family's desires. In those cases, you really let us know. I admit to having some hearty laughs at some of your temper tantrums. You have passion!


I'm starting to think of activities for you to start participating in. We start swim lessons later this week and I'm checking to see if you can get an age exception into gymnastics class. Like your sister, you are a mover and shaker and need to get that energy out. I'm already thinking ahead to this Summer and all the time we'll spend at the pool. Momma loves to go swimming! 

Love Sisters

You still don't have any words but you clearly communicate your needs (and desires) to anyone and everyone around you. I love watching you find an adult to get you a toy, a cup or something else you've decided you want. I also love how you problem solve to get your wub out of your crib when I've hidden it from you. Speaking of your wub, you are obsessed with that thing now. OBSESSED!

You loved Valentine's Day because you got your first taste of chocolate. It's good stuff, isn't it? You have started begging for chocolate whenever you see anyone eating some. 


We've been hitting up the tot gym a lot and you go nuts. You love ride-on toys and spend most of your time at the gym, on them, going backwards. I like the tot gym because it wears you and your sister out. 

I've signed you up for Toddler Co-Op preschool next year and I know you are going to be excited. We'll go once a week while your sister is in drop-off preschool. I'm also trying to figure out what activity we should do together on your sister's preschool days. 


You are almost down to one nap a day. We are in that time where I never quite know when you need to drop and take a long nap. I've been trying to put you down for two naps but some days you reject that idea and struggle to stay awake until you collapse for two-three hours. 

Makes Me Smile #fmsphotoaday These two monkeys make me smile!

You and your sister spend so much time playing together and it reminds me why I wanted to have two kids. Your sister is sad every day when you take a nap because she can't play with you. She just loves chasing you around the house and dressing you up like a princess. 

Wee Patient Maggie and Mini Doctor McMolly! Maggie went in for some vaccinations today. We had originally delayed the MMR to her 15 mo appt due to a rash she had at her 12 mo appt. In light of the current measles outbreak, I asked if we could come in this

There has been a measles outbreak going on so we got your vaccinations done a few months early. You were excited to go to the doctor until the needles came out BUT this means at your 15 month check-up, you won't need to get any shots! I feel better knowing that you have gotten your vaccinations even if you didn't find the experience to be that awesome. 


Keep rocking, Mag-Pie! You have the best personality, awesome hair (that is growing like a weed) and a smile that keeps me laughing. We love you so much!

Temptation #fmsphotoaday Maggie won't even look at the camera if something more tempting is walking by.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sunday Moment

I'm not sure if this is even a real Swedish proverb as I couldn't find anything about it online but I love it nonetheless. It reminds me to be patient with my children. They really need my love when they seem to least deserve it. They are just little with big emotions which means they sometimes (often) act out.

It reminds me to be patient with others because sometimes they are fighting their own battle, one I know nothing about, one that means I need to love them more because they need it.

It reminds me that sometimes I need more love because I'm acting out due to my own battles. Sometimes I need people to be more patient and loving with me.