Monday, April 18, 2011

Poka Face,

First off, lately the weather has been crazy here! Freezing cold one day with snow-producing looking clouds, thundering and lightening on day two, then day three brings a nice warm sunny day. One thing that I have learned about living in New Jersey: People who live here have absolutely no idea what the weather should be like. There are no averages. Every time the weather is talked about someone says, "Yeah it's never like this." Crazy liar.

Anyways. . . .

We have found a new favorite activity! And by, "new" I mean it's not new at all it's just something we haven't done in a while but something that we like to do because it's so fun. POKER! I went to Target Friday night to get stupid Urinary Tract Healthy-Overly-Expensive-Why-Am-I-Doing-This cat food and some play-doh because the plan was to play Cranium and I was tired of skipping the sculpturades questions. . . . . but INSTEAD!!.. . . . .I bought a poker chip set! Then went to Joe Canals Liquor Store to get some essentials for a serious poker night. I headed over to the McNeals and we made drinks and laughed sooo hard. We played Tic-Tac-Toe, Texas Hold 'Em, Cat & the Fiddler on a Tin Roof (Kevin made that one up) and perhaps some others that I forgot. Everyone had a lot of fun. We didn't bet with money because Zach is the only one who actually really knew how to play. One day. Baby Steps.

Poka (If you say Poker you have to take a shot---it's a Rule!) Faces:

Also if you went in the hole you had to take a shot. I am proud to say (especially since I had to work Saturday morning) that I never had to take a shot! Saturday was super rainy. However I did go with Kevin to watch Scream 4. That's right. You might have felt the need to re-read that last sentence, but it was actually pretty entertaining. I jumped quite a few times and a bunch of people screamed which makes me laugh. Also it was super cheesy at times. But no more than Scream 1, 2, and 3.

Sunday was relaxing. I cleaned, made chocolate chip cookies with homemade ganache in the middle, read my Real Simple magazine, and watched a couple movies (yeah a couple--get off my back).

Last night Zach and I played H-O-R-S-E. I love this game because it gives me a chance to make Zach shoot from really far back. I can make those shots, but get me real close to the net and I might as well have no arms (sorry if that offends you). THEN WE FLEW A TRICK KITE!!!
Sooooo fun! The kites at the top right if you happen to doubt our abilities. . .

. . .also there's a good chance I crashed it into one of like 4 trees in the field . . . .

. . .no big deal. . . we bent the tree branch down and then Zach ninja-attacked it. . .

Our kitties are doing just fine. Lately they have enjoyed sharing the flower box. Or shall I call it the "Cat lounging box" because they flatten anything that grows there!

Yay for good times, love, and laughing so dang hard. . .

We love you and miss you all.


  1. Also, thanks to Rae for that last picture. Her camera makes me want to get a new camera.

  2. oh those kitties make me laugh! I love seeing you guys!

  3. I laughed OUT LOUD at the poka faces. HI larious