May 2, 2016 – May 8, 2016

My birthday and Mother’s Day in the same week meant lots of celebrating!

Things to remember:

  • The sun finally made an appearance this week!
  • Zooey’s dance photos
  • Dimitri <3. He made sure that I had a great week!
  • The patio is starting to come together for the season! Lots of time out here this week!
  • My birthday monsters
  • Birthday lunch with good friends!
  • Birthday date night with my favorite husband
  • A silly video after a long work day
  • Dimitri and I had a skip day. We went to the garden store, to get pedicures out to lunch, saw a movie, and then relaxed on the patio
  • Mother’s Day Flowers delivered to me from him
  • An intense game of chutes and ladders with Miss Z
  • Birthday celebration at my parents
  • Cuddles by the fire
  • Passed out 100 bicycle helmets and the kid’s safety and health fair on Saturday morning
  • Saturday flag football for Owen
  • Saturday soccer for Zooey
  • A new hat from D (of course)
  • Out celebrating on Saturday night
  • Mother’s Day
  • Shopping for flowers to plant with Zooey
  • Dinner on the patio
  • Crazy Mimi Dog
  • Dance party
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April 25, 2016 – May 1, 2016

Not too many photos or videos from the week! I’ve been busy!!

But here is what I do have:

  • I put my hair up on Monday morning, and while fixing Zooey’s hair, she told me that she wanted her hair to be up likes mine. :)
  • Mimi on a car ride looking a little freaked out
  • Zooey making a video in the car on the way to dance class
  • Ethan being silly at bed time
  • Zooey and her bag of random toys and papers
  • The Moms and I at the Women’s Power Lunch to see Delilah
  • Ethan’s Great American presentation…he was Johnny Appleseed
  • More Zooey stories recorded
  • Hanging out with Owen at bed time and doing a feet dance
  • Good Friday service at church (Greek Orthodox)
  • Upside down Mimi
  • Me on a rainy Saturday day at work. The kid’s sports cancelled because of the rain. I have a project that I am working on and baskets that need to be unpacked because I moved into a new office.
  • Zooey giving me funny eyebrows  while I was trying to watch a movie
  • Us in our white hats. We decided to lay low on Sunday (Orthodox Easter) and took the kids to a movie
  • Ethan with a Hello Kitty Easter Basket on his head – because, why not?
  • The comedy show of Ethan and Owen – every night at dinner.

Have a great week!

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4.18.16 – 4.24.16

Things to remember from this week:

  • There is not a day without video games in this house
  • Going to the Chamber’s Executive Dinner with Dimitri
  • Mimi the wonder dog provides hours of entertainment
  • The daily stuff – like combing threw Zooey’s hair after her shower
  • Zooey lost her first tooth!
  • Always silly boys
  • Creeper in the back seat
  • Politicians sitting at the next table
  • Happy Hour with a purple drink for Prince
  • Out to dinner with Dimitri and taking funny selfies – always!
  • Squid in the back seat
  • Family adventure to hotel water park
  • Sharing the hotel with Barber shop quartets and a reptile expo!

Have a great week!

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April 10, 2016 – April 17, 2016

It was a busy week! Here are a few things to remember:

  • a sleeping puppy is like a sleeping baby, so cute – but don’t wake them.
  • Zooey grew a beard
  • Me and Him
  • On my way to Washington DC
  • Sites around DC
  • Ethan not feeling so great
  • Zooey dance photos
  • Silly kids at dinner
  • Daddy’s girl
  • Ethan dressed up as Johnny Appleseed
  • Owen’s poetry reading and award!
  • Blues Traveler at the Hard Rock
  • Owen’s first flag football game of the season
  • Zooey’s first soccer game of the season
  • Circus fun
  • Evening fire & fireside girls
  • Mimi the trouble maker
  • Boys in squid hats
  • Sunday funday
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April 4, 2016 – April 10, 2016

Things to remember:

  • Monday mornings
  • Mimi to the vet
  • Tip night at Pizza Ranch and the boys working tables and vacuuming
  • Zooey proud of her braid that Miss Chris did after her hair cut
  • Lunch with Dimitri
  • General craziness in out house and Mimi right in the mix of it all
  • Me – but blonder!
  • bathroom under construction
  • Owen started flag football practice
  • Attending Mercy Women’s Night Out with friends
  • Sunshine donuts at work!
  • Dimitri is cool
  • Work outings
  • Random Luke Skywalker placement in the house
  • A big dumpster in the driveway – because a new roof went on this weekend!
  • Date night out to Rockestra!
  • Zooey giving me a makeover
  • general silliness because we can
  • Funny boys at the dinner table.
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March 27, 2016 – April 3, 2016

Oh You Tube – you are killing me with where you decide to freeze frame the video! The last two videos I have been making the most horrible faces!

Here are things to remember from this week to go along with the photos and video:

  • Zooey have you been eating chocolate???
  • loving Mimi
  • After dinner bike ride/dog walking with melting snow!
  • Morning shenanigans
  • The first day back to school after spring break was exhausting to the boys. They were showered and ready for bed at 6 pm!
  • Wrist braces at Book Club???!!! It had to do with basketball, ISU, a strip club, someone falling off the stage, best book of all time and a taco truck. Maybe it’s better not to ask.
  • I have a serious hoodie obsession. Especially after a long day on the road. I compared it to Mr. Rogers and his cardigans.
  • Zooey doing tricks in the living room.
  • Mimi and I hiding from the kids
  • Zooey had kindergarten roundup this week!
  • And then we stopped at the dance studio to get her signed up to fall dance classes, where her and a friend read up on dance techniques.
  • Date night! We had dinner out and then saw the movie 10 Cloverfield Lane
  • Owen and I being silly in the kitchen
  • Other latest obsession – baseball hat and big hoop earrings
  • Pool noodle battle in the front yard
  • Always Mimi videos
  • Dinner out with the family…Chinese food!
  • Zooey and her night-night (blankie)
  • Zooey and her American girl doll
  • On our way to Church
  • They surprised me with a cake at church!
  • Cruising in the car with the windows down and Mimi in the back.
  • A visit to the dog park and playground
  • blue sky and 80 degrees!
  • Happy hour on the patio and burgers on the grill!

Happy Sunday!

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3.21.16 – 3.27.16

  • Parent’s night at Zooey’s dance class
  • catching video of silly kids
  • 5th Grade music program…Ethan was having some anxiety about it all week – but he got up there and did great!
  • National puppy day!
  • hail, thunder, lightning.
  • snow…lots and lots and lots and lots of snow
  • Silly boys!
  • Seeing good friends and meeting baby Emma!
  • Feeling sad ISU lost!
  • Making it through another crazy week (ready for it to get easier)
  • Easter party and indoor egg hunt
  • coloring easter eggs
  • Ethan’s magic trick
  • Easter celebration number one (Orthodox Easter coming soon)
  • Happy Hour with friends
  • Love me some blue nails :)

Happy Sunday!

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3.13.16 – 3.20.16 | Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Things to note:

  • Sign of a good weekend – Owen asleep in the backseat on the way home from KC
  • Silly dancing in the kitchen
  • Loving my adult coloring book!
  • My tiny dancer – every week!
  • Ally the turtle out for a walk
  • Daylight savings means after dinner walks with Mimi Dog
  • Kids who sound like turkeys
  • Actual turkeys
  • My lucky charms!
  • Out for St. Patricks Day and celebrating!
  • Dimitri’s guy weekend at a cabin
  • crazy Mimi Dog
  • Exhausted me.
  • Dimitri found a cat that looked like Emma, but didn’t come home with him.
  • March Madness
  • Zootopia!
  • Legos
  • living room forts
  • Brothers on a Saturday night
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Silly laughs
  • Puppy Love
  • Scary Owen laugh

The kids are ready to start their spring break and it’s snowing!

Happy Wednesday!

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3.13.16 | Busy Being Happy

Always busy around here… tis the season of our life right now.  But this week I think we did a good job with the happy too.  Here is a look at what we were up to.

Things to remember:

  • Sunday dinner with friends
  • New blue sandals for Miss Z and her wanting to wear them to dance class and for me to take a photo of them in the parking lot.
  • I need a Starbucks intervention
  • Week night dinners with the family including a spontaneous family selfie
  • My Greek Husband in his St. Patrick’s day shirt!
  • Me, exhausted after a day of traveling, hiding in my hoodie
  • Owen watching his tablet in his bed (probably you tube videos)
  • Ethan lost 2 teeth this week!
  • Stealing moments in the kitchen when we are supposed to be doing dishes
  • Yia Yia bringing Mimi bones with Miss Z bouncing on the couch in the background
  • A family road trip adventure to Kansas City
  • Funny kids in the backseat
  • Hanging out with family including CJ the dog
  • Going to the Crown Center and lunch at the Crayola Cafe with one of my best friends (+ family) who happened to be in town as well.
  • Finally getting my hands on the cutest baby!
  • Going to Sea Life and Lego Land in one day!

Happy Sunday! I hope you have a great week!

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3.6.16| Around Here

A little video of what we’ve been up to the last couple of weeks! This might be my go-to way of documenting for 2016.

Things to remember:

    • Dimitri taking the kids to see box turtles at the nature center
    • Celebrating my Dad’s Birthday
    • Mimi in the bed – she won’t get out!
    • Finished reading:  Choose Joy and A Million Miles in a Thousand Years
    • On the road for work a lot these days
    • Silly kids, always
    • Zooey heartbroken when her brother wouldn’t share his clay with her.
    • A fun little journal that Dimitri and I are doing together
    • Fuller House! We watched all the episodes starting Friday night and finished Saturday morning.
    • The days are getting longer and warmer and the sunsets are amazing. So ready for spring!
    • Mimi loves Dimitri
    • Finding funny things around the house by Miss Z. Including her play puppy Go-Go dressed up into something I can’t even explain.
    • Wearing my shamrock shirt more times than I can count. It makes me happy.
    • Watching the big snow pile in front of our house melt each day.
    • Game night (for adults)! Exploding Kittens was a big hit. And always Cards Against Humanity. Dimitri walked away as the big winner for the night.
    • Lazy Sundays are the best
    • Zooey practicing spelling her last name in noodles during dinner
    • LEAP DAY ice cream
    • Zooey all dance all the time.
    • Iowa State basketball…let the March Madness begin.
    • Haircuts for the boys
    • Working on Us
    • Giving the turtle a bath
    • Dog on the kitchen table!! WHAT??!!!!
    • Food, wine and friends – always a good way to spend a Friday
    • Kids at the park!  “I’m the Queen of the World!!”
    • A night out with the parents which included margaritas and camo hats.
    • Two movies watched… The Intern and Brooklyn.  Both of them get 2 thumbs up from me.
    • The Irish-Greek princess out on her bike and playing with Mimi in the yard

Have a great week!

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