Thursday, September 22, 2011


A. Age: 36
B. Bed size: Hide-a-bed at the moment, but king in about a month (THANK GOODNESS!!)
C. Chore that you hate: Dishes....they never end.
D. Dogs: I wish. Like a weinererimer (sp?) or a dalmation or a dachsund. 
E. Essential start to your day: Black coffee.
F. Favorite color: Green
G. Gold or Silver: Silver
H. Height: 5’7"
I. Instruments you play: HA!!  I like to listen to instruments...that is about as musical as I get.
J. Job title: New Business Development Associate
K. Kids: Yep....two....they are prevalently displayed here on the blog.
L. Live: a suburb of the Minneapolis.
M. Mother’s name: Colleen
N. Nicknames: Beckster, Beckles, Ra-Ra, Reba...and a bunch of terrible nicknames that I don't even want to mention.
O. Overnight hospital stays: For the babies....
P. Pet peeves: People that are they pretend to be hippies and then throw cigarette butts on the ground....stuff like that.
Q. Quote from a movie: The powerful play goes on and you contribute a verse (Dead Poet's Society)
R. Right or left handed: Right handed.
S. Siblings: Many....4
U. Underwear: Yes.
V. Vegetable you hate: Uhhh....I like them all, I think.
W. What makes you run late:Sleeping in....I am not a good morning person.
X. X-Rays you’ve had: Knee and teeth and ankle and arm.....geez I am a klutz.
Y. Yummy food that you make: Homemade mac & cheese....chocolate zucchini cake...cinnamon rolls.
Z. Zoo animal:  I go back and forth...I love them, but the you see the movies like "The Cove" and you feel weird about them being caged up.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Pregnancy = Beauty

I was at a wedding this weekend and at my assigned table was Alyssa (a friend)....who despite her teeny tiny bump is due in 15 days.  I grabbed her and we went outside to take some pictures with the Lake Superior background.  Doesn't she look super fabulous?

Thursday, September 8, 2011

First Day of Kindergarten and other fun facts

First off....this is Kendall's favorite dance song right now (just don't watch the scantily clad women in the video).

Secondly, her next favorite song is this:

The day started with Dill bouncing out of bed.  That never happens.  Never ever.  Today was a big day.  Kindergarten was starting.  BUT EVEN BIGGER THAN THAT!!!!.....she was going to become a full fledged RIDER OF THE BUS.  Dressed in a flash.  Pulled the hair up. Got dressed.  Pinned the little card to her shirt that had her name on it (just in case they go AWOL or something).  Out the door at 8:10 to wait for the 8:21 arrival of the bus.  8:35 rolls around and I am suspicious.  Call the bus depot.  The route changed....they don't come down our street now(let's just say it was a miscommunication between the school and the bus depot with a dabble of having moved recently to really goof the whole thing up).  Kindergartener in tears.  Jump in the car.....don't want to be late for school on the first day.  We will try again tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

First Day of Preschool and Bonus Boy Pictures

We did a "free cucumber and eggplant" stand.  Not too many takers.  He sat there for 30 minutes hoping someone would take one.  He got a lot of waves.  Some honks.  I also dig that he likes to wear his hiking boots, sans socks, all the time.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

For you madre--I posted this on Facebook

In tribute to my mom...
We remember the stereotypes about home economics, while forgetting the movement’s crucial lessons on healthy eating and cooking.
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Monday, September 5, 2011


So the bees have been super happy all summer. Flying in and out. Covered in pollen.  Yesterday Josh went in to remove the top box and sadly we found that it didn't have hardly any honey in it (lazy bees) we removed it so that they could focus on filling just the bottom box.