Monthly archives: June, 2008

Carbon Challenge

    I learned about a new challenge over at Burban Mom’s Blog.  The Carbon Challenge is a way to track your carbon footprint and see how the changes you are making are actually working out.  I like to track things so this is a great challenge for me.  I understand it is probably not…



Share the Road

That is the title of a government campaign here in Arizona and I have heard it in other parts of the country, but it seems some motorist just do not want to share the roads with cyclist or pedestrians.  For the most part I find motorist perfectly willing to share the road and drive way…



this book has changed our lives



One Car

We have owned just one car for about a year and a half now.  We are lucky that we have the ability to do this, Matt’s office is close to home and we have great biking weather for about nine months of the year, we also live close to the grocery store, post office, and…



Best Summer TV show. Ever.

Seriously. Stephanie and I laughed so hard we were crying. I dont know why people doing dumb stunts, falling on their faces is so hilarious, but it was to us. There is just something about average people doing impossible stunts, involving water and mud, while I point and laugh. All while saying “I could do…



Nine Months

Matt and I started our adoption journey nine months ago today.  It is hard to believe it has been nine months, the time has gone by fairly quickly.  We have been waiting for about a third of that time, if we end up having to wait the top amount of time are agency is now…



Adoption Benefits on the Rise

There is a an article on cnn.com today reporting that more U.S. companies are offering assistance with adoption.  I was very happy to see that companies are starting to treat employees who are adopting in a similar way to those having biological children.  Some companies are even offering paid time off after an adoption and…



Afternoon at the Ballpark

On Thursday my little brother and I took my dad to a baseball game to celebrate Father’s Day/his Birthday.  We had a lot of fun and thankfully not a lot of sun as the roof was closed and the a/c was on.  We also enjoyed way more calories than a human should consume.  Oh and it was…



Happy Birthday Dad!

Hope you have a wonderful day!



Mmmmm Cake!

This past Spring we got a ton of beets (I know you are wondering why I bring up beets in a post about cake, hang on I’ll get to it) from our farm share.  I tried several different recipes to use up the beets, turns out we are not really beet people.  I finally found…



Want to go green?

So, you have been thinking about going green but are overwhelmed by everything you hear that you should be doing or should not be doing. Well on July 1, ‘Burban Mom is starting her new Step-a-Day Program.  Really it is three small steps a week.  Totally doable right?  If you have been thinking of going…



Recycle your old Crocs

Crocs seem to be everywhere these days.  (except at our house, Matt and I just don’t get it)  What happens to them when they are worn out or outgrown?  Are they just thrown out?  I hope not!  There is now a recycling option for your used Crocs.  Check out Soles United if you have a…



Not in a blogging mood

I haven’t been in the mood to blog lately.  Maybe its the heat, oh wait that is why I don’t want to do the housework.  I have some thoughts I have been meaning to blog about, but just haven’t made the time.  I will hopefully get them out of my head sometime soon.  In the meantime…



9 WORDS WOMEN USE

          (1) Fine: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.   (2) Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping…