Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
We leave for Venice tomorrow. We bought our tickets today - we have a couchette. My first time ever in a couchette! We lazed around most of today. I beat Jamie at Monopoly, we bought a couple things at the Commissary, and bought our ornament. I really need to do crunches - g'night!
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Merry Christmas! Mom & Dad sent me film, gum, razors, & hot chocolate just like Jamie brought me. He got me the new Caedmon's Call CD! We had a really nice lazy day w/ a good meal and a wonderful pecan pie. Tomorrow, I think we're going to Ramstein. Kim was here with Bryce, also. G'night!
Monday, July 6, 2015
He's here! I'm pretty excited now - not at all in the mood to write in a journal. We're at Matt & Nat's and it's Christmas Eve. Yesterday, we walked around Paris for a few hours - bought some chocolates and a painting for Matt & Nat and then got on the train. The train ride sucked. All the non-smoking sections were full so we were in the back corner of the smoking section. I was pretty miserable. Jamie's back in the room. More later.
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Monday, June 29, 2015
Stitch Fix is a personal shopper service that I've enjoyed for a while now. (I hate shopping for clothes for myself!) You pay a $20
styling fee for each Fix, and 5 items are sent to you. You can request
certain kinds of items, and they're sent based on a sizing &
style profile that you fill out beforehand. You can even request a
certain price range for each type of item ("as cheap as possible" for
jewelry, $50-$100 for pants, etc). The $20 is applied to anything you
purchase from your Fix, and if you buy the entire box you get a 25%
discount. (If you don't buy anything, you lose the $20.)
For Fix #11 I had the same request I've had for the last few boxes - easy summer tops (no ironing) that would show off my waist.
First up was the "Abrianna" Longsleeve Knit Cardigan from 41Hawthorn ($48):
Next up was Market & Spruce's "Sam" Hi-Lo Tee ($44):
Next out of the box was the "Page" Flutter Sleeve Blouse from Skies are Blue ($48):
Papermoon's "Watford" Knit Top ($44) was next:
Last up was Papermoon's "Lucasta" Knit Top ($38):
I still have my June Fix to post about, and I'm looking forward to my July Fix in just a few days!
If you'd like to try Stitch Fix for yourself, I'd love for you to use my referral link. (I'd get a credit if you order a box!)
Friday, June 19, 2015
It's been nearly a month since my last post. A lot has happened since then, and it seems like I rarely post about family things anymore because I'm too busy living what's happening to post about it. And that's as it should be. :) Twitter is so much easier - less involved than sitting down and typing out a post, uploading pictures, etc.
That being said, I have two Stitch Fix posts that need to go up, and I'll try to get back into the blogging habit soon. I know I need to get another Europe post up soon so that we can all move past that day long ago when Jamie missed his flight to Paris!
Gisèle has finished 2nd grade (all A's all year!) and will be moving on to 3rd this fall. She's so ready, and is really excited about being able to start choir now that she's old enough. She's still in gymnastics, and will be doing a couple weeks of swim lessons starting next week.
Miles graduated from pre-K and will be starting kindergarten this fall at the same elementary school Gisèle is at. He'll be doing swim lessons with her, as well, and they're attending a day camp this summer together. Hmm... maybe we should plan some time apart for them!
Jamie is doing great at work and enjoying listening to the Royals kicking butt. We've both become fans of The Big Bang Theory, and watching DVDs of past seasons (currently borrowed from the daughter of a colleague) is one of our favorite ways to relax together.
I'm preparing for a trip to Portland in just a few weeks for my cousin Cassandra's wedding (yay!), which also happens to be our 3rd annual Sisters Weekend (double yay!!) and I CAN'T WAIT! In the meantime, I just started kickboxing (seriously just started - tonight is my second time going) and am trying to survive.
We just had a fun visit from Jamie's parents, who we don't see nearly as often as we'd like. They spent a few days here and we got to play a lot of games, eat some good food, and visit the zoo together. Next up (tomorrow!) is a visit from my brother Matt and his family, and I can't remember the last time we saw all of them together!
I'll try to get better at taking pictures, which hopefully will prompt more blogging! I'll leave you with a blurry phone photo (all I seem to get lately) of the kids a couple weekends ago. This is our life: