June 24, 2011


strawberry shortcake
I am getting rounder by the minute. Yesterday was mochi, today was loads of pastries from Paris Baguette (thanks Jane!) and I made strawberry shortcake (it looks a bit like mush now, but it is still good). I am suffering from sugar overload and I don't think I want anything sweet for the rest of the day. Okay... maybe I will have some ice cream tonight, but that's it. For reals.

I hope Ben's back feels better soon because I miss my workout partner (he hurt it last weekend)! This week we didn't work out at all and I have been feeling much more tired without it. Usually, we work out in the morning. Ben wakes up first, then shakes my foot to wake me up, and I groggily go downstairs to get some exercise in. So if he doesn't work out, I don't. It is the best energy booster and makes me feel better and more efficient to care for the three girls. And I don't feel as guilty when indulging in loads of sugary goodness!

This week was filled with lots of friend visiting and catching up and now I am definitely ready for the weekend!

Things this week...

- No gestational diabetes (praise God!), but I am anemic again.

- I have a new love for vintage children chapter books. I have started a little collection.

- Don't let your husband carry a concrete vintage bird bath in a rush. He will hurt his back.

- Make sure your husband doesn't leave his basketball shorts on the hard wood floor, cause you will trip and get a concussion. My poor BFF did!

- I am encouraged to see Ben sharing life with another member from our church family. He is such a shy guy, that it isn't easy for him to open up.

- Seriously want this dress (in green) and these shoes (in black, size 6)! Anthro is my weakness. Dear Anthro, Will work for clothes.

- Pretty much caught up in emails (for now). Just have a few more left.

Hope you all have a grand summer filled weekend!!!


  1. Thanks for the shoutout, Ruby! As if I didn't hear it enough from Linda at home :( J/K.

    Linda literally did post the pictures of the x-rays on the walls to remind me.


    Bye, Ruby.

  2. That strawberry shortcake looks delicious! Sounds like a busy week for you! Yay for the weekend!

  3. John- don't worry... we still love you!!! just don't leave them on the floor again. ;)

  4. hahahahah! oh johnny. I thought the xrays would be reminders enough, but nope....

    get the dress! We'll be matching. you in color, me in black. as usual.

  5. i'm rather new to your blog, but you have quickly become one of my favorite internet reads. from your adorable girls to your vintage finds. you have such a great eye and awesome tastebuds. should i stop gushing? sorry, but i think i love your blog!

  6. Well strawberry shortcake sounds pretty delicous to me..I bet you look adorable. Enjoy every last minute of it! I totally miss my pregnant belly sometimes.

  7. that's so great that your hubby has made a friend at church! i am praying for the same for my hubby. he needs an uplifting close male friend in his life!

  8. Enjoying your blog as usual! I moused over your list and think the link to your church might accidentally direct to the Paris Baguette website.

    ; )

  9. charissa- corrected! thank you for letting me know! ;)

  10. Yay for lots of friend visits! I hope your husband and BFF recover quickly. Sugar was my weakness during pregnancy and still is. But you look amazing!

  11. I'm indulging in sugar so much lately, and I'm not even pregnant!! ohh, Anthro is my weakness too, it wasn't so bad when they didn't have one up here, but they had to go and open one up in Vancouver!!! i was so happy but my bank account was not.

  12. mmmm yummy! I try to cut off all the treats, my tummy is getting way too big and I feel so uncomfortable like this. And I'm not pregnant ;)

    Ouch. Poor Ben! I got really painful back from last week too, I know it takes long time the muscles to relax and start healing. loads of slow walking, stretching and massage with some medical cream will help!

  13. Hi! I love your blog so much! I swear, you and your family are so beautiful. I work at Urban Outfitters and wouldn't mind hooking you up with Anthro stuff (since we get 40% off)! :) God bless!

  14. I worked for Anthro for 3 years in collage and loved every minute. You can guess where I spent my pay checks. :P Have a wonderful weekend!

  15. Oh my goodness that looks amazing.

  16. I was just in an Anthro in Philly and thought of you! I should take along your sizes so if I see something I could send it to you! I hope Ben feels better soon. You are an inspiration to me... I have not been exercising like I should and I have no excuses!!

  17. ha, you have good taste! i have some money on an anthro gift card leftover from christmas and just yesterday i was eyeing those exact two things to buy! this may be a sign that i need to get them, what do you think? :)

  18. Yum! We just bought a ton of strawberries from the market -- do you have a good recipe for shortcake?

  19. Good for Ben making a new friend! My husband can be shy about that too, but he went out to a show last night with my girlfriend's husband and they hit it off- Yay! This will be his first Christian friend. I am a Christian and my husband is not, so I'm pretty encouraged!

  20. In can't believe you are still exercising everyday! Which prenatal video are you using? Thanks again for the great tips on South California treasures! You ROCK!!! I hope you have a beautiful weekend!

  21. Your blog is really so wonderful!



  22. Your blog is beautiful.
    I've just stumbled across it.
    You have a dreaming soul, and sweet sugar spills from you ^.^

    Let's be bestfriends!

    hope to hear from you*!


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