Just Add Water: My Week Condensed 12/24/12

I was in the bath last week, and Lily thought I may want a bubble bath. This isn’t quite what I expected, but since my kids won’t give me five minutes of peace when I’m trying to marinate, this is the best I could hope for.

I took a blogging break last week, and I gotta tell ya-I didn’t like it. I shared some posts from the archives, which may be helpful for those of you traveling with short ones this season. Babies, toddlers, and bigger kids all need special consideration, and proper planning can make for a pleasant travel day.

We have friends with older kids that we spent time with this week. My kids adore those big kids, and Graham spent almost the entire time with a gigantic grin on his face. Those kids are awesome. They are seven and eight, but they are kind and engaged with my three and five year old, and I love that.

Lily and her first grade friend, A.
I don’t want to brag, but I chose a kick ass Crock Pot Thursday recipe. This teriyaki chicken is super yummy. No joke.
I know I’ve been watching too many episodes of BBQ Pitmasters when I say, “That’s a good looking smoke ring.” Related: That was some amazing prime rib. Also related: If you want to look cool with the boys, talk about the smoke ring. Bonus points for doing it while drinking whiskey.
I love the website Aiming Low. It is comprised of “a group of women/men/moms/dads/bloggers/friends/writers that believe that there’s no shame in serving mac and cheese for dinner three nights in a row, Febreeze was created to make a questionably clean shirt smell ready-to-walk-out-the-door-fresh and that slack isn’t a way of life…it’s an art.”
It goes on to say, “if you’re tired of being told that you should be better than you are…a better spouse, a better parent, a better cook, a better housekeeper, a better friend, a better all-around-person…this is your place.”
You guys, they’re talking about me, right? Head on over and check out their newest guest writer. Hint: It’s ME!
If you have houseguests, and you never want them to leave, set up the guest bath like my mother and stepfather did. I could stay here for quite some time.
I don’t even have a Keurig at my house, but they have one in the bathroom. Please note the Irish Cream next to the tray of sugar cookies. I truly couldn’t love my mom more. Related: I’m glad my fat pants are handy, cuz my skinny jeans are protesting.

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