we celebrated memorial day yesterday with our families at ryan's parents' house. we were all so exhausted, so it was a nice calm indoor picnic since it was so darn hot outside. we had a lot of fun playing with the kitties too!
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Monday, May 30, 2022
Friday, May 27, 2022
Thursday, May 26, 2022
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Monday, May 23, 2022
Friday, May 20, 2022
so happy to see that our purple irises are blooming in our yard! it's always so nice to see the vibrant purple color alongside the garage. the purple ones always seems to bloom first, followed by the yellow ones.
have a great weekend! we're back to working dance recitals this weekend!
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
i remember my dad having a bleeding heart bush in the yard when i was growing up and i was always amazed that a plant could produce a heart-shaped flower. i love having 3 bleeding heart plants in our yard now and every time i see them bloom they make me think of my dad.
happy to see the pretty pink hearts in the yard this past week!
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022
Friday, May 13, 2022
Thursday, May 12, 2022
the tulips are blooming on campus which always means one thing . . . the spring semester is done and the school year is over! we submitted our grades for our classes and graduation is this weekend! looking forward to the campus being much quieter for the next few months!
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
we celebrated mother's day on sunday at our house with our parents. everyone came over for a tea party brunch and we enjoyed egg casserole, tater tots, a cast-iron skillet pancake with berries, mini mocha chocolate chip muffins, and cinnamon rolls.
we took a walk on a newly opened trail and then later in the day made homemade pizza in the backyard with our pizza oven. we capped off the evening with a gender reveal ice cream cake (but you'll have to wait a little while longer to find out the baby's gender)!
it was such a nice day to get together, relax, and celebrate!
Monday, May 9, 2022
Friday, May 6, 2022
Thursday, May 5, 2022
happy cinco de mayo! we love any excuse to eat mexican food! two years ago, we had our own little cinco de mayo party for two when everyone was quarantined for the pandemic (pictured above).
when we're in a hurry, we also love making our recipe for 5 ingredient tacos in 5 minutes.
there's also other fun spins like broccoli guacamole a.k.a. broccomole.
then there was the year we did a mexican fiesta theme for ryan's birthday complete with a churro cake!
all of this is making me hungry!
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
yesterday we had a client appreciation day at work. the clients came to the theatre to have lunch and then watch "the greatest showman." it's an annual event which we normally do every year at the beginning of may, but we haven't been able to hold the event for the past two years because of the pandemic. it was a nice afternoon and everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves. before the festivities started, all the food was delivered, and i couldn't get over the detail on the greatest showman themed cookies that were ordered! they were so clever and really tasty too! glad i snapped a picture before everyone devoured them!
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Monday, May 2, 2022
oh man, i have been absolutely miserable for the past week fighting this stupid cold. what started out as a sore throat (and the doctor thought might be strep) has morphed into the head cold of a lifetime. luckily, we know it's not covid since i've been tested several times and it's been negative.
being sick is always awful, but being sick while pregnant is a whole new level of torture since there's nothing you can safely take.
i'm relying on kitten cuddles and mom's homemade soup which has enough pepper in it to cure anything i'm sure.
please, universe, please, let this pass soon. i'm at my wits end of not being able to breathe, a perpetual headache, clogged ears, and the most annoying cough. i would really like to get some rest without having to blow my nose or cough every 5 minutes!