I have an incredibly crappy history of epic fails when it comes to giving gifts to my husband. He is impossible to shop for. I mean, IMPOSSIBLE. He will not tell me what he wants, leaving me guessing. I've been guessing and failing for the past 6 1/2 years.
One year I bought him a set of really nice wireless headphones. We lived in an apartment and Sophia's bedroom was right off the living room. So when she went to bed, he couldn't listen to his beloved collection of old punk vinyl. I knew he was missing that, thu... read more
I just turned 40.
Thankfully I am married to a super sweet guy who planned a romantic trip for just the two of us last weekend as a birthday present. It was WONderful. I mean, I am totally in love with the guy, but there's a lot going on around here to keep us distracted. We talk a lot about the kids, who's turn it is to put the chickens to bed, how much half and half is left, what we're having for dinner, who can pick Sophia up from Brownies...on and on and on. So to have 3 full days of, "Oh yeah! H... read more
I have a date tonight!
With my husband. :) First we're having cocktails with friends at The Wit's rooftop lounge, then we're going to Moto, a restaurant I've been dying to check out for the longest time.
Our friend Steph offered to babysit Will for us tonight. It's our first date night out alone since before he was born. I was so excited that I went and picked out a new outfit, mostly from Old Navy since they're running a 30% off Get and Give sale for the next couple of days. If anyone needs a coupon, let me kn... read more
Taking care of the winter birds, originally uploaded by Alana Waters-Piper.Dave and Sophia tending to the feeders in the backyard. read more
Nothing phases Wilbur, originally uploaded by Alana Waters-Piper.
Dave blows raspberries on Will's marshmallow cheeks and he doesn't flinch a bit. read more
Pulling up the carpet: Will supervises, originally uploaded by Alana Waters-Piper.Dave spent Sunday afternoon pulling up the carpet in the living and dining rooms. We lucked out and it's all in pretty good shape. PS: Unexpected perk to hardwood floors--skidding cats.This is what the same area looked like the day we bought the house: read more
Stupid icy sidewalk. Poor Dave tried to fold his foot backward. read more