This gorgeous yellow house was the bed and breakfast that Tom and I stayed at in Woodstock, Vermont as a getaway for my birthday. My parents stayed with the boys at home and had a grand time playing Monopoly. My poor parents did not know better so my boys had them playing marathon games of Monopoly starting at 7:00 in the freaking morning...before they even had coffee. I told my parents there was no way in hell that I would have done that and that they are good people. We typically can't play that game (or any game) that long before a brawl starts between my boys.
Here's my cake with Chanukah candles on it because we had no birthday candles. Yes, we have candles for a Menorah even though we are not Jewish and do not celebrate Chanukah. Just another weird thing about me.I have a beautiful Menorah and always intend to light the candles, but I am inconsistent and really don't have anything to say while doing it so I make up shit and it has not really captured my kids' attention because I don't know what the hell I am doing. I keep thinking I will come up with some cool tradition that requires lighting 8 or 9 days of candles...
I have not invented it yet.
Murphy was really concerned that we were using up all of the Chanukah candles and that we would not have enough for the Menorah. I told him not to worry and that I had another box of even cooler hand dipped multicolor candles to use for it this year. And it is true. Again, we don't even celebrate this holiday
This is me in Vermont outside some road side stand that had these stuffed animal herds of cows and sheep. This place was a little crazy...the guy who owns the place was cutting up fudge and selling it to these foolish tourists from New York while he smoked a cigarette. Only one photo was necessary here, but I have no idea how to delete photos once they are added onto a post.