Friday Favorites for July 13, 2012
featuring Kate from the blog LetsMakeItADouble. Make sure to stop over to Kate’s blog and say hi to her and her adorable twins.
There are countless items, processes and products that moms list as indispensable, their favorite or something they couldn’t live without. For me and my twins, I would probably list my giant, strap-on, twin nursing pillow and my Snap ‘n Go double stroller. These things, however, do not even come close to touching the Ultimate Mommy Must Have (which is coincidentally my Friday Favorite)…the glorious Internet! Seriously, how did moms of the past do it? Late night nursing sessions with no Netflix or Words With Friends? No Facebook or Shutterfly to share 7,000 pictures of your darling little ones’ smiles and antics? Online shopping? Mommy blogs (both the reading of others’ and writing of your own)? PINTEREST?! Yes, truly, the Internet is the favorite thing of moms for this Friday, and hopefully thousands more to come!
For the past two years I have spent most every Sunday night at a small dive bar on the east side of Austin competing in a skeeball league. This isn’t the first time you’ve heard me mention brewskeeball, and it definitely won’t be the last. Each “skeeson” consists of 8 weeks of game play, 2 days of championship play, plus an additional night for The BROTY (Best Roller Of The Year) competition. The BROTY is a whole different ball game than the rest of the skeeson, as you no longer are part of a team. It is just one roller against another, and in some cases, depending on how the bracket falls, you may even compete against a fellow teammate.
For the past 6 skeesons I have attended the BROTY to support my fellow rollers whether my scores allowed me a place on the bracket or not. Last night I had the honor of competing in the competition, and due to a stellar skeeson, I was seeded #6. One round after another I proceeded on in the bracket until the championship round, which ended with my victory. Even more of an honor that winning the BROTY itself is knowing that in all 7 years of the Brewskeeball League existence, I am one of only 2 females to win the BROTY. I feel like I helped move the power of the LAAAAADIES forward a bit in the brewskeeball world.
This past weekend I agreed to do some last minute puppy sitting for a friend. It was really hard to convince me to watch an adorable baby boxer for the weekend, but somehow I found it in my heart to agree. I’m joking, by the way. I practically jumped at the chance. Brady, my four-year-old boxer and Champ, the three-month-old boxer pup played and wrestled to their heart’s content the first night they were together. They literally didn’t even stop to take a breath for the first three hours. By the time all of the lights were shut off and they both plopped on the bed, an intense cuddle session ensued. The cuteness f
actor was through the roof, and by far was the sweetest part of my week!
We bought a house this week! It’s a fixer-upper, complete with a pastel pink bathroom, green and blue carpet throughout, and an orange countertop with yellow appliances in the kitchen. There is so much work to be done, but we are thrilled to make this house our home. We are very excited for this new venture!