Wednesday, February 25, 2015

In other news...

Let's just call this one the Dummy's Guide to Castro February 2015, or at least, up until now.
Thanks to instagram, my not-ever-enough-storage iphone, and a waterproof point-and-shoot with some messed UP color...
The daily grind - only, preground, pre-sugared, and pre-pared.
But, always tastes better in one of my many rainbow mugs, fo sho.

Evan is shoe tying BOSS now. 

I keep a book in my car at all times. It's what I read in the parking lot when I'm waiting on kids to get out of school. Finally finished this one. And, as I reluctantly started reading it, I got to the point of not leaving it in the car anymore, because I HAD to finish it.
Good read. 

The annual Daddy/Daughter dance night. By FAR the best looking couple in town, just sayin'. 
This was the only picture I got of them this year, due to the fact that my date and I had to leave earlier for our adventure. :(

And that adventure was OSU's ComiCon!
We grabbed Uncle B and wandered around meeting our Bat friends (or enemies? I have no idea...)

This guy, who was running one of the booths there, asked Evan for a photo. 
Well, of COURSE! He was the cutest Batman there!

At one point, we got interviewed for some news program, but it was loud, so I couldn't really hear what she said. My brother and his friends sent us some shots of the interview, which went pretty well, besides the fact that we couldn't hear crap! Pretty sure she asked me about our costumes and we told her that we love Totoro, but whatever.

Now, I KNOW these guys are our nemesis's...

More interview...

A geocaching/photo walk day! 
Enjoy this candid, unposed photo of the crew...

And an afternoon raking leaves for vacation money turns into a leaf rumpus.

Got this tray for a dollar at an estate sale. The plan was to scour it and paint it bright yellow or green, but after the heavy washing, it actually looked pretty cool, so it stayed. 

Instead, we spray painted some rocks for an organic version of tic-tac-toe.

A family bike ride to the pond...

I put these spuds in my hibiscus tree's pot until I could get their potato barrel ready.
Apparently, I wasn't fast enough.

Evan and I testing out the panorama cam - love the "frozen" face he had to hold so it wouldn't blur. He told me in the "president's time", they had to sit for ten minutes to get their pictures taken, so that's why they didn't smile. Because it was too hard to smile for ten minutes.
(True story, as anyone who's ever had wedding photos taken knows!)

Valentine's Day party at school!

 Evan's fav onigiri - the office ladies love (and request) them all year.

Two girls, two piggies, two pandas, and fox footies. 
Doesn't get much more fab than that?

The start to our President's Day - No school. 

Annual birthday breakfast at ihop for Emma's 12th!

After the school dance, a few of her friends stayed over and the next morning woke up earrrrly to go hit the garage sales in search of items for their own Flea Market Flip. - Emma's new favorite show.
In fact, our neighbors across the street, knowing this, gave her an antique table for her birthday that she could redo on her own! SO sweet.

Since there was only one sale that morning, the girls had to combine their finds and came together to make vases with book pages modge-podged around them. They even had battery powered tea light candles to put inside each one. 

The snow came one morning, and we headed down to the pond to sled down the hill.
It wasn't 5 minutes later, the winds picked up and started pelting us with sleet.
Pretty sure I stood there in pain just to see if the exfoliation would be beneficial...

Sideways sleet!

We headed home soon after - the boys on the 4W and us girls in the heater.

Some more snow pics via instagram:

And a SNOW DAY!!! kept the kids home with me yesterday, so as anyone snowed in would do, we ventured out for some cadillac queso at MJ's!

And now, I've used my morning sitting here at the computer and I must, must, must get this place picked up before my life group comes over tonight and gets lost in the piles of snow pants and gloves gone wild!


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