Friday, May 23, 2014

7 Quick Takes: Party, Hearing and Rain

Joining Jen for 7 Quick Takes this Friday...

Tomorrow marks one event closer to my sister getting married!  My parents are hosting a huge ranch party...somewhat of a reception in order that those closer to home can celebrate with the future bride and groom while not having to travel to Chicago.  My sister is incredibly talented and has been sending out the neatest invitations, designing the coolest graphics and painting signs all week to make this party look like something out of Style Me Pretty.  No detail is left unnoticed.
Complete with a barn dance, a washer pitching tournament, local food and lots of guests, my favorite part might just be the theme to everything - celebrating in the two "windy" cities.

  I have a weakness for caramels (among plenty of other sweets).  My sweet sister always brings me a few from Chi-town when she comes home.  Sometimes that even means stopping in Caribou Coffee at the Denver airport for their cinnamon caramels.  My favorites might be from here
However, my sister's coworker found out how much we both love them and made a whole box of cinnamon caramels that were brought home this weekend.  Addicted...that's me.

Some days I feel myself counting the seconds until nap time.  Today was one of those days.  Seriously I think my kids could use a hearing test (or a comprehension check).  As Carter said to Aunt RoRo on the phone, "Wait a second, I can't hear you - you're cranking up!" - I feel like they're living in that state with me lately.  Honestly though, I think kids sense when you've got a lot on your mind/plate and just need to mark a few things off the ol' to-do list.  Seems like those are the days when someone gets scratched, dead/wet grass is tracked all through the clean house, a completely potty-trained boy has an accident all over the newly cleaned bed (and again the couch), the toilet plunger suddenly becomes a giant stir stick in the toilet and you notice outside that they're trying to prove that regeneration is in fact true with earthworms.  Maybe that all happened before naps.

However, the earthworms in the sidewalk were great news - we got half an inch of rain last night!  Praise be to God!

Mango.  I used to hate it.  Seriously, I thought that a mango tasted like perfume.  Fast-forward to the last few weeks of my fourth pregnancy.  I am a girl who has never really seriously had cravings (how many times have I said "seriously" this post).  I LOVE them.  I mean, can't get enough.  I've even ordered these because we don't always have them fresh at our grocery store.  Crazy, I tell ya!

Monday I'll be guest posting at Bonnie's place talking about my time working at the White House.  Be sure and "tune in"!

Finally, remember the fallen as we celebrate our freedom this weekend.  This is my Ranger, and I know he'll be remembering so many.  


  1. Rangers lead the way! Haha! Thank him for his service! I hope you guys have an amazing weekend :)

  2. I'm a big fan of mangoes. Fresh, dried, covered in chili powder, and (my favorite way) dark chocolate "enrobed" mangoes from Costco. I can eat the whole (large, large) bag in two days. >__< So good!

  3. Have fun at the ranch party this weekend!!! I really wish I could be there to join in on the celebrations! Can't wait until July!!!!!! :)