Dusting Off The Ol’ Keyboard

Hi there.

I took an inadvertent little break from the blog. My entire family came down for Easter weekend and my plan to straighten up the house for their visit turned into Level 3 Spring Cleaning. My mom would never move my couches to see if I had vacuumed and dusted behind them, but, if she had, she would see that I indeed went Medieval on all dust, fingerprints and random toy parts in my house.

Of course, if you stopped by right now, you’d have to tip toe over the lego ‘dinosaur cage’ in my entry way and then dodge the easter eggs strewn about the living room that seem to multiply each night.

Here are some photos from the mini-blog break.

I bought a new swim suit.


There seems to be an unspoken dress code among most of the mid thirty-early forty moms at my pool that requires a tankini or one piece. A few moms sport a small two piece, but most of those seem to be the ladies that have BOTH rock hard abs and very well endowed bosoms (which are most likely medically enhance, due to their impossible perkiness).

My bosom is most certainly not surgically enhanced – if it was, I’d demand a refund. It is not remotely well endowed. It’s not even endowed. The only think rock hard about my abs would be if there was indeed a hard rock stuck to my swimsuit. My trunk is too short for a one piece, so I go with the tankini.

We made bunny face pancakes (idea from Pinterest).


My boy turned 4 and I made him a ninja cake.

He loved it. Happy sigh.

My dad turned, well, older than 4.


I made him a triple chocolate mousse cake from Cooks Illustrated (which took approx 17 hours but was rather fantastic) and he loved it. Happy sigh.

We had a preschool Easter party.


Notice the ratio of girl hats to boy hats. It’s good to be a boy in that class.

We celebrated 10 years of marriage.

He said I couldn’t do a schmoopy blog post about it, but know that marrying him is just about the smartest thing I’ve ever done. I got the way better end of the deal. Happy sigh.

10 thoughts on “Dusting Off The Ol’ Keyboard

  1. You made me do a happy sigh! :) Happy anniversary to you both. There is something to be said for still liking a person after ten years of marriage. You did a fantastic job on the ninja cake! Jace got those same exact figures in his Easter basket and he didn’t let go of them all day yesterday. Cute swimsuit! I am determined to wear a two-piece (comfortably) this August in St. Thomas (which is a work in progress). And I don’t care that I am not endowed whatsoever. The perky people can suck it.

  2. I don’t have anything specific to say, just wanted to let you know that I liked your post and thanks for sharing your life with the rest of us!

  3. I love your swim suit! I do both two piece and tankini, depending on whos around. I am not perky and something about the pooch area just never went away after baby number two. Although, the perky will be back soon thanks to the milk filled jugs ;-) but then alas they go away too and result in even more sag…I’ll enjoy it while I can though!!!

    Happy 10 year anniversary!! I love that there are happy marriages still out there after ten years! It’s a wonderful thing.

    The ninja cake is perfect too! Great job! :-)

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