Friday, May 17, 2013

Meeting Scout

After we arrived in Phoenix my parents picked us up from the airport in their new Ford Flex. Poor mom stuffed in the back with the luggage, car seat & a wedding dress she was either altering or made.

Then we headed to Debbie's for lunch, cousins and for Debbie to reveal the gender of her baby!

The Pink balloon means a girl in case you needed clarifying. My other sister in law is pregnant with a girl so we were all pretty sure Debbie was having a girl just because that is they way our family rolls.

Then we moved on to holding Scout, funny enough it was Joe who told me to get him a pillow so he could hold her first, that is after Debbie of course.

Then Gracie

Even Grandpa got a turn

Debbie's kids have become obsessed with Michael Jackson and they shared their love with Sam. 

Who's Bad?

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Somewhere In Middle America

My brother Mark and his family moved to Omaha Nebraska a couple years ago to go to law school. Saturday I flew out to help them get ready to come back to Arizona for the summer, to meet Scout their new baby girl and to fly back with Ashley to help with Sam (nearly 3) and Scout (1 month).

When driving into Omaha from the airport we saw this mural and this guy reminded me a little of John Krasinski. Or maybe I have just had John Krasinski on the brain lately.
Then we went to a pizza shop downtown that has pizza by the slice. I got apple walnut and brie maybe.
Then I took care of business and held my newest niece Scout.
Sam showed me if funny teeth before we headed for a get together in the park.
Sunday was mothers day and when I got up Mark was downstairs making eggs benedict it is something that Ashley's family does and it was delicious.
At church someone was handing out cupcakes with blue frosting, can you tell who had one.

Gilbert and Mesa are relatively new cities so I love going places that actually has some history and buildings older than myself. 
The weather was so lovely here I am wearing a sweater sitting under a tree. 
Here is the tree I am sitting under

while watching Sam play at the playground.
When we got back from the playground Mark was sitting outside feeding Scout.
I am so proud of my brothers for being such good husbands and fathers. You can see Ashley inside working hard packing up not only for their trip but they are renting their condo for the summer as well.

Monday we went to breakfast at Harold's Cafe where a scene from Jack Nicholson's film About Schmidt was filmed. 

 Then we headed to the University so Mark could scan some stuff and show me around the school a little.
 Sam played Judge in one of the mock courtrooms

Scout slept through most of it. 
 We also drove through one of the fancy neighborhoods and I loved this house and tree.
 Spring was so pretty with all the different trees in bloom.
I spent a lot of time outside playing with Sam, here we are looking a ladybug we found. 
 I just love this face he was giving me.

 I had to bribe him to take a picture with me. But really he was so sweet always saying thank you and telling me I was good at things.
 And oh man I loved holding this little string bean, she was so tiny and yet so long.

The day before we left Rainbow Rowell the author of Attachments & Eleanor & Park tweeted that her local bookstore had signed copies. I thought they made the perfect souvenir.

Here is Sammy on the plan waving goodbye to Omaha and hello to Arizona. Once we got seated Scout slept the whole flight and Sam was so good playing with his truck and reading books we didn't even have to get out the ipad.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Jim Halpert Appreciation Day

It was announced that John Krasinski is going to be in the new season of Arrested Development, which is airing only on Netflix. With this and the last episode of The Office fast approaching (I haven't watched in years but) I just decided to take a trip down memory lane and remember why Jim Halpert is my favorite. 

The slap for real

Remember when he gave Kelly a New Moon poster

Who has two thumbs

Bears Beets Battlestar Galactica

Jim singing Love Fool


Vampire Jim

Future Dwight Prank, probably my favorite prank.