Wednesday, August 6, 2014

5 Favsies

It's been a few since I linked up for 5 favorites and today is Wednesday and I just happened to have some favorites so here we are. Hi.

1.  Favorite thing Kirby said lately:

Did you noticed I did a little blog facelift? Won't we miss little Johnny's side butt? You'll live on forever, side butt. I had a hankering for a change so, I changed it. What do you think? Last night I asked what Kirby thought and he said "Oh, it's great. I mean, I'm not sure where the dad is. Maybe we can photoshop him in on the upper right like RIP, dad." \\RIP//

2. Favorite thing I did on Monday:

On Monday night we went to see Arcade Fire at the Santa Barbara Bowl and, if you're my Instagram friend you surely hate me now because the night was very full of alcohol induced party-girl selfies (see above). I should be ashamed but I'm not because it was one of the best shows I've ever seen. And I had SO MUCH FUN. I definitely became that flailing, annoying wife, dancing to every song as my stoic husband stood supportively by. I'm sure I smacked him in the face at least 7 times. They played a good amount of The Suburbs and Funeral which are my favorite records and the ended the night with Wake Up, which resulted just yelling, screaming, emotional fanfare from me. But it was magical and perfect. I'm still buzzin' a full 48 hrs later (not from dranks). Just take this in with me for a sec.

3. Favorite thing I'm doing this Sunday:

Speaking of bowls and music that I love, my brother's band is playing the Hollywood Bowl this Sunday!!! THE BOWL. With Iron and Wine and Glen Hansard, no less. I've been dreaming of this night for months and now it's only a handful of days away. I can't wait. I can't wait to see my brother on such an iconic stage, in the city we both grew up in. I can wait to dance and yell and scream and maybe revert back to excessive buzzed-lady selfies. I'll probably even cry. Maybe. Probably.

4. Favorite thing I won:

A few weeks ago, I followed Grace's post trail to this little website and did some pretend shopping for the wall above my couch. And everything I liked was in the hundreds of dollars I don't have range so I thought- "Hey! You should enter yourself into that drawing. You won't win but it couldn't hurt." AND
I WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
(I love that little say what?! face next to my name)

I can't wait to show you what I accomplish with that (basically) pennies, crap prize.

5. Favorite child thing I found on my computer.

Ok, I'm kidding. Of course there are no long-term favorite children around here but every once in a while, someone rises to the top of the hilarious category and right now it's Mary. My kids play on Photobooth a lot, taking weird pictures of themselves and then roaring in laughter, rinse, repeat. But Mary took it to another level the other day when I found this. And it's not the only one. There are many. There is one on "action cartwheels" and one on selling a toy and one on texting her if you'd like more shows. O M G.

(I'm having a hard time uploading this vid so for now watch it here... if you want. I mean, you should.)

6. Favorite bonus because I like bonuses.

After a few last minute happenings and a large nudge from Grace P., I decided to pull the trigger and go to Dallas. Booking the flight was my biggest hold-up and after a morning spent lurking the dredges of the internet for flights, aaaannnndd opening up a credit card in my husbands name for $100 off (worst wife ever, I know, I know), I found the cheapest flight around and bought my ticket. I'm pretty sure I'm flying in a plane that we all power by peddling at top speed in lawn chairs but I don't care. I get to see Kate, I get to meet Katrina and Olivia and Nell and Britt and I get to room with Grace. Poor introverted Grace. I feel sorry for her already. I also am leaving my baby for the first time ever which is a mixed bag of sadness and P A R T Y. I'm sure the blog post fodder will be endless after this week. Get ready.

Go forth to Mama Knows for more and more and more.


  1. YAYAYAY!!! First off, you won. Wow. Second off, you're going to have so much fun. Avec MOI! But I will have my baby, so I won't be as much fun as the rest o' ladies.

  2. Love the new pic and poor Kirby...but pretty sure my husband feels the same way!

  3. love the new fresh and so clean.

    and I'm a perennial fan (and perpetrator) of party girl selfies on the biannual occasion that I get out of the house in a proper fashion, with music and draaanks. No shame.

  4. I am crying over the video! "and that what you're going to want to practice", she is hilarious!

  5. I have to hate you a little for winning that minted one. So I offer you my congratulations but imagine that side-eye emoji accompanying it ;)
    Which is your brother in the head and the heart? I watched the jimmy Fallon excerpt and reallllly liked that song. Good for your bro - Hollywood bowl AND iron & wine??!!

  6. Arcade Fire. Jealous! Have so much fun with all the girls!

  7. Cannot wait for this weekend! You are hilarious and I cannot stop laughing over the video!! Her eyes when she gets close to the camera - cracking me up :)


    Agree with Jessie, side eye for winning that awesome giveaway.

  9. I feel so inspired by your daughter! That was a completely fantastic video.

  10. oh i love this. you and your sweet family are so cute and COOL! love the new cover photo, love the concert, love that you won the drawing...
    have fun on your trip!

  11. Blythe! Hi. I love Mary's videos. I want to be like her when I grow up. We miss you guys, and think/talk of you often. Thanks for writing, girl.

  12. Ah! Have fun in Dallas!

    So cool about your brother. You're such a good big sister. :)

  13. Arcade Fire puts on a good show! Can't wait to read about the Hundred!

  14. Your blog makes me happy. (And don't tell anyone, but sometimes I have a favorite too. Which usually only lasts like a minute until they're disobedient again.)