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Monday, November 19, 2018

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Monday, November 12, 2018

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After nearly 14 years living in this house, it was time to update the kitchen (again) and it's been a long time coming. We started the process three years ago but were burned by our first contractor (I fired him) so we ended up changing only the kitchen floor and back splash (with another contractor). Then Hurricane Harvey hit and quality contractors were hard to find. Fast forward to present day, I found out that one of the guys I train Jiu-Jitsu with runs a home remodeling business so I decided to go with him. It was an easy decision. If I didn't like his work, I could always strangle him a bit harder during "training." 😝

Monday, November 5, 2018

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Paw Patrol, Paw Patrol. Whenever you're in trouble. Paw Patrol, Paw Patrol. We'll be there on the double. This year's theme was based on Elliot's favorite show, Paw Patrol. But it's funny to hear people's guesses when they've never seen the show. "Oh, let's see here. A rabbit. Construction worker. Safety engineer. Dalmatian." Safety engineer?? Haha! And this time around, we really got into the spirit. On days leading up to Halloween, we did little activities like make spooky cookies and pumpkin painting. We even decorated Elliot's little play house.

Monday, October 29, 2018

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(photo from USA Today)
Actually we did it again, as in Lynn and I. We were responsible for the Boston Red Sox winning the World Series and consequently the Astros getting knocked out (oops!). This makes it the third time that after we attend a professional sporting event (not in Houston), that team will subsequently win the championship for that season. The other two occurrences happened with the 2014 Seattle Seahawks and the 2016 Chicago Cubs.

Monday, October 22, 2018

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My big girl.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

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Sunday, October 7, 2018

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Tyson got "Student of the Month" for September! This makes it the third year in a row in which he got recognized on the first month of school. He did it in Kindergarten and in First Grade. Really proud of him. Unfortunately, he stripped off his clothes before I could get a proper picture with him and his award.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

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My big girl Elliot is now three years old... and what a three years it has been. She's pure fun. All she ever wants to do is play. Play with her cooking set. Play with her Little People. Play in her play house. Lots of imaginative play, which I really like. Her current obsession is Paw Patrol and her favorite character from the show is Everest. Her favorite foods include mushrooms, açaí, and ice cream. And she doesn't like bread or bread products.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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Sunday afternoon at the ballpark.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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Quick bite at McDonald's just so that I can see firsthand the fake poster behind her. Update: featured on the Ellen DeGeneres Show

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

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Someone loves rainbows.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

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My "home office" for the day. (Surfside Beach, TX)

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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I did what I set out to do. I took a one second video everyday for a whole year, starting on my 37th birthday. Well, that's not entirely true. I had to recruit Lynn for this project since it's too hard to remember to take a video every single day. And sometimes, you just want to enjoy the moment and not be that person who whips out their phone to take a video and/or picture. But I must say, it's neat to look back at an entire year of our lives in only a 9 minute video.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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To celebrate birthday week (Tyson's birthday and my own), we made a trip to San Antonio and the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort. Lots of fun in the sun. Maybe too much sun because it was hot, which made it that much better to cool down at the resort's water park. We also visited The DoSeum (awesome interactive kids museum) and the Pearl Brewery (not an actual brewery but an area of renovated buildings that were converted to shops and eateries). We made our usual stops at the local Target(s). I also made the effort to train BJJ since we were away for nearly a whole week and I felt guilty for my terrible diet while on vacation.  And of course we looked for good eats but sadly came away mostly unsatisfied with the food we ate. Oh well, better luck next time.