Friday, July 19, 2019

Another week without kids: part 2

On Thursday the 11th Jeremy and Annette came over and hung out with me in the afternoon before we went to dinner that night. Jeremy and I ended up going shopping together and somehow both ended up buying bird baths.  The worst part is that we were both so excited about buying these bird baths. 

These are pictures that he did on snapchat.  

We had gone shopping to buy materials for Jeremy to make this shadow box for the wife of a deceased veteran.  I think it came out beautifully. 

I bought the two red, white and coffee mugs.  They were $1 each!

Another snapchat at dinner.

We were celebrating Annette's birthday early.  Another friend of theirs joined us too. 

On Friday the 12th I bought candy to fill this jar to give as a gift.  It says "Snaccident" on it. 

Michael and I drove to Tucson that afternoon.  Picacho Peak looked lovely on the way. 


We had dinner with Elisa that night.  Elisa moved to Virginia in January, but they were back visiting. 

A disgusting palo verde beetle at my parent's house that night. 
There was bird poop all over my parent's patio when we got there. The next day, Saturday the 13th, we discovered a bird had built a nice nest in the tree. 

We found the bird. 

Then we found the bird's baby. 
I don't know if you've heard, but Charming Charlie's is going out of business and closing all of their stores.  I went to the one in the Tucson Mall on Saturday.  A woman in front of me in line was SHOCKED that she got such a good deal.  The cashier said that the sales would keep getting better and better each week until they closed.  The woman said, "until what closes?"  She was somehow completely unaware that everything was on sale because the store was closing.

These were plastered every five feet all around the store. 
And finally, on our last childless night, Michael and I went to happy hour on Sunday the 14th.  My drink was served in a can. 

Up next, the kids come home and we finish summer vacation. 

And with that, I think I'm basically all caught up! 

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Another week without kids: part 1

After less than 48 hours at home we took the kids to the airport on Sunday, July 7th to fly to Tampa. My parents had already been in Florida for two weeks, so the kids were flying as unattended minors. 

Despite being overly tired, they were both in a good mood. 

Final pictures with mom and dad. 





Getting ready to board.  They were the first passengers on the plane. 

We had to sit and wait in the terminal until they were actually in the air.  We had to be there in case something happened to prevent the plane from leaving since they were unattended minors. 
As we were driving out of the parking garage we saw Michael Phelps sitting in the backseat of a car.  His driver followed us out of the parking garage and then we took the same street out of the airport.  Once we got to this intersection we went straight and they pulled into a Circle K.  I think Michael Phelps needed a Polar Pop. 

My Michael and I went to breakfast and then we went to see the new Men in Black. 
I went to the dentist on Monday the 8th.  Yes, I am wearing the same shirt I wore the day before.  I took this and sent it to Nick because he called while I was waiting.
That night Michael and I went to dinner at Jason's Deli because we had a gift card for there. 
We went across the street to AJ's for dessert.  I made the monumental mistake of drinking a cappuccino at 7:00 pm.  I finally went to bed at 3:00 am after this little cup. 
It didn't stop me from getting more coffee on Tuesday morning the 9th.  Cold brew with cold foam.  Yum. 
Michael and I met for lunch that day and a guy in the restaurant insisted on us taking our picture in the enormous chair.  

My manicure from last week. It's the first time in a long time that I did a full set of jamberry wraps. 
That night Nick and Raquel came up from Tucson and spent the night with us before they flew to Chicago the next day.  We went to dinner where we all had a cocktail and a glass of wine.  Everyone did it, but there is only a picture of me. 

Then we went next door for dessert and a nightcap. 

Part two of our childless week is up next! 




Friday, July 12, 2019

Flag suits, 2019 edition

I took ONE picture of Spencer and two pictures of Elliott this year. Considering it used to take blood, sweat, tears, bribes, and two hours to get these done, we've made tremendous progress. 

2019

2019
And to recap.

Spencer

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Elliott

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Any guesses on when the first chest hair will appear?!