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What I Wore


No. 1
thrifted Merona dress, Costco leggings, Matisse boots, old scarf (aka, I don't remember where this is from)

Yes, I look like a bumblebee. I don't even care, I love me some stripes and some yellow so much! I say go bold or go home ;)

No. 2 
Maurice's shirt, American Eagle jeans, Matisse boots, gifted scarf

No. 3
Costco sweater, Silver jeans, converse sneakers, Ross scarf
(Look, no yellow!)

No. 4 
thrifed top, Big Star jeans, thrifted Toms, scarf exchange scarf

Why all the blue and gold? It's our school (the school my kids attend and my husband coaches at) colors and our basketball teams have been in the district and state playoffs this past week - and now we've made it into the final eight in state so be prepared for more blue and gold next week!
Go Cougars!

pleated poppy

We Won! (and now we're leaving)


If I was to sum up our weekend with one word, it would be this: BASKETBALL.

Our high school varsity boys and girls teams played in the second round of state Friday and Saturday night, respectively, and both won, sending them into the final 8 state playoffs in Baker City starting this Wednesday.


Our family looooves going to Baker for the state finals. And in a delightful turn of events, the school is even closing for 2 1/2 days to accommodate as many families traveling over to support the teams as possible, which means one thing... no more Nazi school mom (that would be me) making her kids do their school work in the hotel room! YEAH!!

(our niece Miranda, a senior on the team)

(sweet Harrison - a crowd favorite :)

(congrats, Coach! And how timely, the boys coach is in the background! Congrats, Coach Nof!)

(two of Russ's biggest fans, Nanna and Duke)

(our other niece on the team, Debby, a freshman)

(Cooper's ability to work his way into every team picture cracks me up ;)

Now, off to continue my mountainous task of catching up on laundry so we can pack!

Awkward and Awesome


- my affinity for quoting Far And Away movie lines, to which next to no one understands the reference. (My favorite and most watched movie from 1993 until 2000, when it was temporarily eclipsed by Bring It On... a circumstance that I can not explain except to say that I was a high school cheerleader. I'm sorry.)
"He's keeping himself to himself, that one"
"Ah, very wise, very wise"
"all chests are equal in the eyes of the Lord"
"Tell me ya like my hat!"
"That there was the oldest horse I ever saw in my life"

- the number of pictures of Miley currently on my computer since getting my new camera... mostly because she's my most willing (and present) subject. Seriously though, it's ridiculous.

- when this happens to your new $20 phone charger that you were so excited about because 1. it was 5 ft long and 2. it was pink, after only one week of use: 
LAAAAAME. I'll return it, but still. What a pain. 

- Kendall and Cooper are finally done with their basketball seasons. I loved watching them play, but this is the first time since last summer that I have ZERO kids to run to practices several times a week! This brief period of glory is only going to last a month however... Cooper just signed up for baseball.

Hash tag: glutton for punishment.

- the upcoming state playoff games for our Varsity boys and girls teams this weekend... it's the first year both teams have a really good chance of making it to the finals in Baker City... one of our favorite family trips! (I know this seems conflicting after the previous paragraph. That's because I'm a conflicted person.)

- realizing that it's basically spring here in the Willamette Valley and we somehow managed to skip winter all together. No snow! No ice storms! No huge freezes! Weird!! (I loved it.) I wore sandals today. 

What I Wore


No. 1
Maurice's shirt, Old Navy top, American Eagle jeans, Matisse boots

No. 2
Maurice's top, American Eagle jeans, Famous Footwear wedges

No. 3 
Dress Barn flannel shirt, Target jeans, Etsy scarf, old LEI suede shoes

And three's it for this week. Things been hectic, yo.

On a barely related note... did anyone watch the Oscars Sunday night and pick a favorite dress?

Here's mine.
LOVE. IT. Nicely done, Cate Blanchett.

Happy Wednesday!

Monday Confessional: the bad wife


Friday night Russell coached his basketball team to victory in the District Championship game to secure the #1 seed berth to State from our league. He also was awarded league Coach of the Year, and many of his players (including my niece) were named to all-league teams and the all-tournament team (including league player of the year!)

{Picture courtesy of the Molalla Pioneer}
Basically, awards and honors were being handed out left and right.

And where was I?


(Massive wife fail times ONE MILLION.) 

What happened is that we were beating the other team quite handily and so Jana and I, who had ridden up together with our kids and arrived at the district site early enough to secure good seats, decided to run get dinner for our crew at the end of the 3rd quarter so that we would be back in time to make sure no one took our spots for the boys game that was going to follow, forgetting ALL ABOUT the awards part of the evening. What kind of veteran coach's wife (we are talking 15 years here, people) makes that kind of mistake?

This goofball.
Thankfully, Russell was so busy being congratulated by everyone else that when I came back and immediately found him to give him a hug and a kiss he didn't even know I hadn't been there the whole time!