Monday, March 4, 2013

This Weekend:

* Joe and I spent Friday morning in one of my most favorite places ever.
{No...not Disneyland.  That's my SECOND favorite place!}

I love going inside.  
It always brings me such peace and comfort.

{So excited for our Gilbert Temple to open soon!}

*We headed out for a LUNCH DATE to one of our favorite Mesa mexican joints afterwards...

The weather was so beautiful, we even ate outside on the patio.

Of course we needed dessert afterwards so we headed across the street.....

{Double LoVe!}
Tastiest cookies and brownies around!!!

* Friday night Carson and I headed out for a bike ride at sunset.

The weather we've had this past weekend is seriously the reason I LOVE Arizona.
80s with a cool breeze.
Makes living here in the summertime bearable....knowing that it's like this the REST of the year.

* Saturday morning Bashas donuts with these two yayhoos.

* Soccer tournament.
* Football tournament.

Grant got the game day medal!

As much as I LOVE my boys playing sports....I can definitely say that I am looking forward to them NOT playing ANY sports this spring.  Saturday morning we come!

* Saturday afternoon was Grant's very first PINEWOOD DERBY.

He came in a solid 4th place and he was pleased as punch!

Since Joe is the CUBMASTER over his scout troop, Grant was given 
The Family Pride Award
because.....he was the first Coombs NOT to place last.

* Saturday evening Soccer Party to celebrate the season!

Carson never met a chicken leg he didn't like!

* Churchey-church on Sunday.

*Family dinner at Joe's parents house Sunday night.
Homemade lasagna it was GooOood!


This week we prep for our 10 year anniversary celebration.
If you have ideas on what to do in: Turks and Caicos, St. Maarten, Puerto Rico or the Bahamas....
do tell!!!

Friday, March 1, 2013

St. Patricks Day ideas.

Last year was the FIRST year I think I have EVER 'gotten into' St. Patricks Day.

We hosted a Young Womens St. Patrick's Day Breakfast that was SO MUCH FUN!
{We'll be outta town this year on St. Patty's day...otherwise I'd do it again in a heartbeat!}

I made place settings out of clay pots spray painted green...

...and used split peas as fillers in vases.
You can see ALL of the details from our GREEN bash along with what we served HERE.

Last year, I also handed out some GREEN treats to the kids' school teachers....

More details on this idea HERE.

Not much GREEN STUFF goin on around here this year.
Joe and I will be celebrating our 10th anniversay the week of St. Patty' Day and so I haven't really bothered to get out any of my decor.

That said....I'm busting out the Easter goods NEXT WEEK!
Can't wait! It'll be here before we know it!!

You can see ALL of my St. Patty's Day ideas HERE.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Random Wednesday {posted on Thursday}.

This blog is WAY overdue for a Random Wednesday, no?!?
With all of my random and obscure thoughts throughout the day...I'm shocked I haven't gotten to this sooner!

* Have you tried Marie Calendar's Peanut butter pie?
Oh. My. Yum!!!
You can find it in the freezer section with the desserts at your grocery store.
Try it. NOW!

* The movie UP always makes me cry.
Never fail.
I'm like a blubbering mess when I see it!

* Does anyone else look at their clocks at night and count how many hours of sleep they're going to get before falling asleep?  

Why on earth do I do this?  It's not even like I have to get up super early for anything {besides getting my kids out the door and to school...and yes, I have to set an alarm for that!} but really.

* Fish McBites?  Really McDonalds?  
Carson begged for some the other day and I might have dry heaved a little as he ate them in our car.

* I love Pinterest.  
I really do.
{Ok, ok I'm obsessed}.

I try all sorts of recipes and crafts that I find on there.
I however, will never understand the people who pin things like:

Homemade deoderant
Honey lime homemade cough drops
Homemade vanilla
Homemade soap

I'm all for being crafty.  AND thrifty.  But making your OWN deoderant? Or cough drops?  I promise it doesn't cost much more to just go to the your local drug store and buy these!!!!  And I'm sure it tastes AND smells a lot better from the store as well! Not to mention the time it saves you! 

* Do you ever notice when you play the game Catch Phrase....that no matter how many people are on your ALWAYS stare at the same person when it's YOUR turn to give the clues?

* I've become obsessed with the Jodi Arias trial thanks to my sister.
{My sister went into Phoenix this week and was actually able to go into the courtroom for part of the trial!}

Two things: #1 - Jodi Arias is a crazy liar.  Why doesn't she just throw her hands up and say "You got me!  I'm done!  I can't continue to lie like this!!!"

 And #2: Juan Martinez is a gooooooood prosecutor.  Like REALLY good.  If she gets off with this whole thing I will be floored!!!

P.S. Can you imagine being one their family members and having to listen to all of the 'details' of their crazy antics, leading up to the murder? EWWW!!!

* Does anyone else ALWAYS park at Target by the doors CLOSEST to their Dollar bins?  Even if I've already been to Target 3 times within a week {trust happens often!} I STILL find the need to browse through the $ bins.  As if...they might've just put something new out.  Or maybe...I've missed something the past 100 times I've browsed through it.  

{Ok ok....I might have a sickness with the $ bins.  Can you blame me?!}

*Speaking of Target...does anyone else find cute clothes there, try them in on their dressing room, become incrediby happy because whatever you tried on, fit just perfect....only to realize that you've tried on something from their MATERNITY department??  And then all of a become incredibly depressed?

Never fun.  Considering I'm NOT pregnant nor intend to be!!!

* Why are Legos so expensive?
For reals.
I personally cannot stand the things.
So many pieces.  So tiny. 
My kids NEVER pick them up.
 I've gotten so ticked at the darn things that now whenever I step on one that the kids have left behind, I  {after screaming something probably not nice} throw that tiny piece away.  No matter if it goes to a set or not. Yes, I hate them THAT much.

* My boys play sports and love doing so.
I LOVE watching them play.
It's so good for them. 

I just don't get though such young ages...there are parents on the sidelines who are SO competitive.  

THEY'RE 8 and 6 people!
No colleges are out recruiting at these games.
I promise.  That particular game is NOT going to determine if your child goes pro.

It REALLY doesn't matter if they win or lose.  
It matters if they have a good time!

Right??  Am I alone on this?

*Loving THIS new song.
Which is shocking because Pitbull is definitely not one of my faves.
One too many pelvic thrusts for my liking.