Friday, September 26, 2008

good news for Palatte!

so i just wanted to share the good news that the New Times gave us 'Best Downtown Breakfast'!! we were pretty excited seeing as how times have been trying lately so we are hoping this pumps up business for us a bit. and of course...some fun pics of Ruby that I love, b/c she always makes me smile!
Ed and I were just saying how funny she is...She is always looking for something to smile about or laugh about...such a happy lady!! She keeps life light and wonderful when it can seem rather daunting.
Oh, to be a tiny girl full of giggles!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

another fun site

totally outa my league as far as pricing, but so fun to look at for ideas...inspiration, or just for fun. this sounds to me like a name that pete came up with.....possibly for luke burch...
'tiny mc small'.
anyhow, the website is

legwarmers...a must for babies:)

found this cute website where you can buy cozy legwarmers for kids...or alternately used as arm warmers for older
Just thought they were fun!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


is it just me or do these ladies look like they are in pain? im glad i do not have to try that hard to look as good as i do.

Sunday, September 14, 2008


so emily (pete's wife) and i were talking the other day about how wonderful it would be if we all lived near eachother and possibly if we all lived in the same neighborhood. this turned into a more serious conversation about how we really would be all for it if it was a possibility. the funny thing is that i used to find it so strange, wanting to live near all your family so close. now that i am in my current situation i can definitely see the advantages.

so ed and i live in a neighborhood that we could afford that is close to work, even though we really wanted to live downtown. we are always saying that pete and emily's neighborhood is so nice b/c they have all these great fun, young neighbors and they can just let their kids play in the yard with the other kids, etc. It looks magical to us. Then we go home to a house we love, but would honestly rather live in a much uglier 'whatever' house if we could have fun family and friends near by.

so now i can not stop dreaming of the life that could where we could see our kids off to school and meet out front for coffee in the park to discuss the world happenings, or the latest book we're reading, or a really great recepie we found. if i was out of something while baking i could just walk down the way and borrow. our kids could play together! ok, i could go on and on and im sure im boring people, but its just on my mind. i just keep thinking we only get this one life to live, so why do we make the odd decisions that we do, such as living far away when we could be near, and therefore could maybe spend a little less time in the car and more quality time with the ones we love. why dont we create communities where we are surrounded by strong supports in the faith, and all that we hold dear?

im just going to keep dreaming...

Friday, September 12, 2008

goof ball has her first try at a banana...not much success going in

fancy red hat

the other day my mom came in to work and had just met with this lady who makes amazing velvet pumpkins for her store. she apparantly makes these fantastic hats too, so Ruby was so lucky as to acquire one! I cant wait for chilly weather so we can put this fabulous hat on and go on a walk downtown! would definitely be more appropriate for life in nyc but alas we live in phoenix.