Saturday, June 20, 2009

CSI: Mommies

Friday afternoon, as Zoe and I sat on the front steps painting each others' toenails, a white mustang parked in front of our house and out popped a man with a gun. And a badge.

As he hurried across our lawn, he told us, "I shouldn't be here too long. I'm just going to try and arrest your neighbors."

My reply:

"Please do."

The Backstory:

About a month ago James and I noticed our neighbors attracting unwelcome attention. There were cars and "suspicious" looking people coming in and out of the house all day long.

Now, for nearly three and a half years we lived a mere stone's throw away from a cul-de-sac affectionately nicknamed "Felon Circle" so James and I can spot shady behavior with the best of them. We knew something fishy was going on.

I started sharing my theories with some neighbors across the street (since they could get a better look at the goings on) and though I think at first I was regarded as paranoid, soon my views were shared.

A few of us put in calls to dispatch, recorded license plate numbers, and generally kept our eyes open.

The result was the scene on our lawn as previously described. The two men staying at the house next door (whether they are actually renting is yet unknown) are fugitives with a warrant out for their arrest. The police missed them this time, but I'm hoping they catch them soon. The detective gave us his cell phone number so we can call if either of these gentlemen show their faces again.

Our case isn't quite closed, but at least it's in the hands of professionals (along with some semi-automatic weapons). I hope no one takes for granted the safety of the area you live in. If you're not watching closely, it can be gone before you know it was even threatened. Even in "Zion."

Now when I sit outside, chatting up my neighbor, watching the kids run up and down the sidewalk I can smile as I think, "Not only am I having a great time - I'm fighting crime as well!"

Friday, June 12, 2009

Clip Show

Girls Camp was this week and though I only got to go for one afternoon/evening, I had a blast and came home smelling like a camp fire. I'm feeling lazy today so here are some things I've been meaning to share:

1. Tomorrow (Saturday the 13th) is the LAST episode of Pushing Daisies that will ever air on TV. So sad. Here's a clip from a previous show:

2. I saw the preview for Where the Wild Things Are a while back, but was recently reminded that I wanted to share it with all of you when the song came on my iPod a few days ago. Growing up, I was never a huge fan of the book, but this clip sold me on the movie. I hope the rest of the film lives up to my high expectations. (Sorry I can't embed the video, just click on the link to see the video)

3. I have to admit that I watched the MTV movie awards to see this next preview. Then I got on Youtube the next day and watched it no less than 5 more times. As cheesy as the first movie was, this one looks like it could be good. I don't want to get my hopes up, but things look promising.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

That Time of the Year...

Swimsuit season is upon us. Last year I was in a maternity suit, and my suit from two years ago was not looking so flattering, so I decided to treat myself to a new suit this year. I had heard a lot of good things about Modbe, Shade, and Layers and in previous years had liked their selection. This year, I wasn't too ecstatic. Not that they are grotesque or anything, but for the prices they charge, I wanted to absolutely LOVE my suit. Then I stumbled upon Lime Ricki and this little gem:

I love it love it love it! The top is super long and seems to be triple-lined. It is cute beyond belief and I love wearing it. As an added bonus, it was much cheaper than the other sites I had been checking. I am so happy with it, I just had to give the company a plug. They're in the process of restocking a lot of their styles so check them out!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Srawberry Fields Forever

We've already picked about 100 times more than we got last year and we are loving it!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Owen + Patio + Shovel =

As stated earlier, we spend a lot of time outside. Owen even loves to be outside and makes a break for it any time a door is open. Seriously. He will sit in the grass and chew on shovels to his endless delight.

The last two weeks hasn't been just fun and games for this guy, though. He's had two bottom front teeth break through, he started babbling - dadada, nanana, yayaya, and the occasional mamama - he can push himself into a sitting position and he is starting to pull himself to stand. Then we'll really be in for it!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Giving Boredom the Finger!

OK, I'm nearly caught up, but I just can't do the daily posts anymore. Between playgroup on Tuesdays and Thursdays, craft/story time on Wednesdays at the library, trying to find time to go to the POOL, swimming lessons (starting in 2 weeks), and the regular household duties, I just can't devote enough time to editing photos for a daily post. So I'm going to attempt every other day. June is quickly filling up with things to do and places to go and July will probably be even busier, so I can't afford to get any further behind.

Today I'd just like to leave you all with a short lesson: be careful when attempting to photograph the end result of crafting.

For more practical (and hilarious) lessons in crafting, visit my friend Kiora's blog. It's funny because it's true.

Monday, June 1, 2009

We {HEART}.... Rain

The weather has been amazing lately so Zoe has taken to living in her swimming suit. We play outside every day and there is usually water involved - sprinklers, buckets, wading pools, etc. One afternoon we had a blast in a nice warm rain storm. Is there anything more perfectly entertaining than a puddle?