Saturday, February 8, 2014


The couch... oh my LAWD, the couch! Heavenly would be an appropriate adjective. I love it more and more with each sit.
It's important to note that the furniture store has this thing where they give you a balloon to hang on your mailbox the day of the delivery to help the drivers find your house much easier--basically the most ingenious/simplest thing to do. If you have the balloon displayed when the drivers arrive you get a $50 off $100 purchase coupon. We hung our balloon (we need a floor lamp desperately - have you noticed that torn paper lamp in a slew of my photos?) that morning and lo and behold, Jon realized it must have blown away about an hour before they were set to arrive. We are po' and not ones to let fifty dollaz blow away into the wind, so my man's inventive spirit shone bright like a diamond:
Newspaper bag. Plan B: Condom.
With all the Dylan Farrow shaming/blaming/sketch that has been going on, the ever-talented Suzannah wrote with grace and beauty something I could not put into words. Please take a few minutes to read it here.

We were running errands today and Elden attempted to pick out his own Valentine's gift:
Sorry, Bub. $40 and the size of our living room? Not happening.
Lately Elden has been crazy cuddly. I get to "wock" (Elden-speak for rock) with him in his room for a good 15-20 minutes each night before bed and I soak it up like it's my job.

We heard from Squaretrade that our good camera is too expensive to repair so they will be refunding us the full purchase price. We've already found our replacement (a Samsung!) and I am so excited about it. We're waiting to pull the trigger on it until our tax return arrives, which is supposed to be Monday. Hopefully I will start taking good pictures again once we have it.

Elden refused to eat his dinner last night... until I busted out some chopsticks. He kept stabbing his chicken with them and they worked like a charm. Go ahead and throw that in your picky toddler repertoire. 


  1. OHMYGOSH. That pic of Elden. Dying! Also, definitely need to try out the chopstick idea!

    1. Make sure ellie sees you using them first!