Sunday, April 18, 2010

april pictures.

cody finally lost his tooth. i thought i would have to pull it out in his sleep, but he was wrestling with one of his cousins and that did the trick.

we dyed dozens of eggs this year as usual. my kitchen table is permanatly stained so i'm painting it black like everything else made out of wood in my life. i don't know what my deal is with the black paint these days.
brinley wins the golden ticket with the best graphics: thumbs up for sure.
so, a few summers ago a good friend deanne, told us about this yardsale newport has every year. i scored this old timey roll down classroom map. its been stored in the basement ever since i drug it home hoping to someday hang it in the staircase. my very, very tall brother in law mike was over and helped merv put it up for me. it's completely obsolete and i love it. way bigger in real life than the pictures show too. now i can play school any time i like. cody & lola don't seem to mind pretending to be my students.

cody is obsessed with all things natural disaster/weather especially tornadoes and hurricanes. pretty frequently he asks if he can get on the weather channel website, you tube to see real live tornado action. then he likes to tell us about them long.

merv had a good birthday i hope. i was domestic and made pink cupcakes. with the one lone candle i could scrounge.
then we went down to the elk and grubbed on their awesome chicken sandwiches and macaroni pasta. so good. and only five minutes away. if you live in spokane, go eat there. after, we had planned to see a movie but we are old and lame just like the people in the movie date night, which by the way is pretty funny.... 'specially the car scene.

"are you having a good birthday, merv??"

"the best!!"
"do you feel so old?? maybe as old as that guy over there?"
"not quite, but there's a girl peeking over your shoulder...."
"gee, lets blow this popsicle joint."

i decided at the last, last, last minute to run the susan g koman race for the cure 5k this morning. here, i was hoping janae would get my last minute text. "please, please, please text me back so i don't have to run alone. all of my other last minute running friends don't feel like running or won't answer their phones..." i don't know why it was even an issue. i run alone most every day anyway....hmmmmmmm.
....but no cigar so merv and the kids dropped me off parked and met me at the finish line 1/2 hour later. it was pretty good times.

my cousin pointed out how fast must i have been going to pass up all the jogger strollers and walkers in this hardcore photo. i felt like i was going much faster at the time i guess.... it makes me laugh to look at it that way. they actually have it set up as a one mile walk or a 5k run, so i guess that makes me slightly less moronic, right?

****and the official count down to kami's wedding is on. less than a week... geez louis! and i thought she would never get married. she is one of a kind for sure. looking forward to emberassing the pants off of her at her bachelorette party later this week.

we have many good memories together, being the 2 youngest. one summer when we were maybe 18 and 20(?) she talked me into driving all of the way to san antonio texas from spokane to pick her up from basic training. the problem was that i had a plane to catch back in spokane a week from the day i left. so i drove all the way down and back in a week. in hot hot july. it was a non-stop fast trip but it was a blast. i'll never forget spending a night in the nastiest part of the el paso/juarez mexico area alone on the way down. yikes!! i'm still thankful i wasn't kidnapped and never heard from again.


Wonderland Girl said...

Ha! Love this whole post! And we loved the Date Night movie too. HILARIOUS. :)

Forever Young said...

I love the picture conversation...and PS you look awesome:)

DeAnne said...

that was great Julie! I love the picture convo too. So funny.

Darla said...

Great post (again), Julie. Happy birfday, Merv. It's so LAME that I don't live up in Spokane (then I could actually run 5Ks with you or play fun map games with your new map..we LOVE maps). (;