Tuesday, February 21, 2012

My Present to Me...

Last week I bought myself a camera strap from this shop and I love it. It's much more me than the one my camera came with. Very comfy, too.

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Yesterday Cody didn't have school so we took the day off. It was lovely to spend a Monday going to the Parade of Homes and just laughing and joking around with each other. We went to our fav sushi place, Ichiban, watched our favorite shows The Walking Dead and Portlandia, and made home made BBQ chicken pizza.

I also had another moment of weakness in my baby hunger sickness. Cody and I had a talk about it but he seems unconvinced by my pleas to just get knocked up right this second. Mr. Responsible. In the end I decided he was right. I guess. Psh.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Valentines Day

For Valentine's Day, Cody took me to dinner at Benja's. They have such yummy Thai food! We even got sushi this time. Big deal.

Cody wore his new birthday shirt. I wore a ghost on my leg. Do you see it? Yeah, I'm pretty fancy.



I made Cody a manly man pillow case. Or at least that is what it started out as. Until the puns started flowing.

If you know Cody, you know that he likes plaid. So his pillowcase is made of plaid flannel. I drew out the deer onto some white flannel. Sewed it up and was pretty proud of myself, despite many, many frustrating sewing machine mishaps. (Do you always mispronounce mishaps when you read it like I do? Mi-Shaps).

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And then I was like "Aww, maybe I could sew a little heart onto it, so he could always have my heart with him as he sleeps... or something." And then I was like "It could say something like 'I Love You." And then I was like "No! It could say 'To my Deerest'!!!!" And that was that.

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I'm not the best at embroidering letters but it's the thought that counts, right?

Cody got me something I have wanted for a couple of years but it was always too pricey and not really a "need." It is a digital picture frame! I love it and I stare at it a lot now as it does a slideshow of all of my favorite photos.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Cody's Birthday

I am finally back to report on Cody's Birthday! It went a little like this:


I spent a long time on this decoration. A handmade birthday banner. It is something we can hopefully keep for a long time to make bday's special.

Bday Banner


{Birthday Menu}

Boneless Wings from Wing Nutz
7 Layer Dip from Costco

IBC Cream Soda

Main Course:
Jimmy Johns Sandwiches

Costco American Chocolate Cake
(We still have half a cake after 2 weeks. It is huge!)


Cody woke up to this yummy breakfast. And also maybe to the smoke alarm that went off twice because of it. I made him lunch and he had a bday note in his lunch bag as well. He gets well fed on his birthday.

When he got home we had dinner and he received a shirt with a fly fisherman on it and a picture of a weed whacker on it to represent the real gift. Then we tried to watch the Robin Williams version of Popeye... but that was weird. Very weird movie.

That weekend we went to the Pizza Factory and got a pizza in the shape of a 24. We went to the movies, and shopped for the weed whacker (Cody spent about 1 1/2 hours in the store deciding) and we finally got one! Take that, yard from Hades!

I think it was a birthday well done!