Potato Face Mask

Here’s a video of a fairly typical dinner.  As you can see, Wyatt got sooooo messy! 


Turtle Pool Out – check!


Cookout/Tractor Rides/Bonfire – check!


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ICE CREAM!!!! (This is at a place called Dairy Depot in Delaware.  It was sooooo good.  I had a grasshopper flurry) – check!


Watermelon at the park – check!

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Bare feet - check


Garden growing strong – check!  (more pictures of the garden to come.  It’s our biggest garden ever.)



OK this is a silly post, but I must tell.  This morning I was driving along happily and felt something on my neck – the feeling you get when you think there’s some kind of bug crawling on you.  Well I reached up to feel something that felt like a scab.  I grabbed it, starting to panic a bit, looked at it and realized it was a tick.  Yes, a disgusting little tick.  I know many of you may not think anything of these little creatures, but I think they are so gross!  Keep in mind this is while I’m driving (just when I needed a red light, and it didn’t come!).  So there it sat on the door while I scrambled for a paper and smashed the heck out of it.  Goodbye tick.  Thank you for not giving me lyme disease.  After I stopped I actually snapped a picture before I got rid of the little bugger, but I can’t seem to get it off of my phone right now.   


(I – O!!!)  David is now an Ohio State Graduate!  Have we already been here 3 years?  Sure doesn’t feel like it.




I think that graduation lingo is funny - “hooding?”  How about “caped?”  There’s gotta be some meaning that I just don’t know about.


P1010473We’ve had a very full week – more posts to come.  It was amazingly wonderful to have our family here! 


David is DONE with law school!  I’m a proud wife to be sure.  He finished in the normal 3 years, but did a year of medical school in the middle!  After one of his finals we went to check out the new OSU Union building – and it was incredible.  I loved the floor to ceiling shelves and the cozy study areas on the end of each floor.  One even had a nice huge fireplace!  Buckeye details were everywhere – the squared “O” the buckeye leaves etc.  We’ve been doing tons of projects since he’s finished!  Organizing the garage, cleaning our “Dave’s computer stuff/craft/guest/office” room, mowing the lawn and working in the garden, fixing the outdoor bunny cage, deep cleaning the indoor bunny cage. 

We went to Benihana on Monday night!!!  We had a $30 off certificate and the food was amazing.  It was quite a night for me because I was just bursting with happiness.  Seeing Harry’s eyes light up as he got to wear the red chefs hat and watch the food and knifes fly around was soooo fun for me.  I liked watching Harry and Wyatt more than the cooking.  Wyatt loves food and that also makes me happy.  He downed everything that was cooked for him (they even cut it into tiny little pieces for kids).  I felt on top of the world because I have two beautiful happy boys, a wonderful, smart and loving husband and the good food in there just topped it off.  Very great night.

I’m at a transition phase with Wyatt – one of the times I’m torn as a mother where I want him to stay right where he is.  Just slow down time!  At the same time it’s so fun to see him grow.  He is ALL OVER THE PLACE.  Seriously mobile, minus the walking part.  He is imitating sounds and actions and I just love love love this stage.  I say this because tonight the boys are sleeping in the same room for the first time.  The crib sits empty, and I’m a little sad tonight, but like I said it so fun to see him grow – and to see Harry and Wyatt become better and better friends.  Anyway – some pictures!



Oh and look at this!  My mother’s day happiness just keeps going too – I love flowers that keep living after the celebration is over.  Roses are one of the most beautiful things on earth.P1010454Some more recent pics:


We have 11 peaches this year!  I watch them closely every day.  This was a week ago and they are even bigger now.  Soon I’ll do a post about all the gardening we’ve been doing.


I love Wyatt so so so much. 

Tomorrow family arrives for graduation and my birthday!  HOORAY!  There’s just one chain link left on Harry’s countdown chain…

This will brighten your day.

Found this through my friend Jenny’s blog.  It is long, but amazing. 

Random Stuff from the Life of David

So I couldn’t narrow things down to one more adventure for Fan vs. Wild that I actually have pictures of (most of my adventures just weren’t planned with cameras in mind), so I’m kind of just going to throw out a bunch of pictures and adventures I’ve had.  Some of them are more adventurous than others and some are just pictures that show a little bit of my personality.

We’ll start with some pictures of me climbing a rock in Southern Utah.

Next up are some pictures from Alaska. Canoeing down the Russian River and some mountains with me and my cousin Caleb (I was Scruffy Dawg A and he was Scruffy Dawg B for that trip – neither one of us shaved for the time we were there and it really didn’t matter because neither one of us could grow any real facial hair).


Camping out in the western-Utah desert with Jordan and Joseph (my brothers) and then some salt tasting/morning push-ups on the Salt Flats (I still do at least a hundred push-ups six mornings a week, just not very often on the Salt Flats).


DSCN1807  DSCN1811 Next up are some wrestling pictures.  Actually, they are more like concentration camp pictures from when I was pretty skinny.  Sorry for the bad quality – if I ever come across the originals I will definitely rescan them.Skinny Me 

Skinny Me -2 Next up we have some pain and injury pictures  Basically these are shots of when I’ve been injured or at least I was pretending to be injured.  The first are following our motorhome wreck in 1994 (someday I’ll have to write down that whole story – it’s where I got the piece of glass or gravel that’s in my cheek).  The next ones are paintball-related.

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DSCN0462  You can see the scars from the first picture in the second picture on my lower back.Paintball marks 6

And, since I’ve started showing pictures of paintball, (that and I’m pretty consumed with writing about it and dealing with it as a business), here are a few more including the time that Recon Magazine (now out of business – so sad) did a full-page shot of me.


David - Paintball - Recon Magazine

Finally, here’s a very brief clip from a music video I made that shows me “foot-skiing” down a mountain.  I think of this as a form of skiing where you just slide and jump and slide and jump down steep portions of rock or dirt on mountains.  Someday I’ll have to go to a long rock slide and show me skiing all the way down it.


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