2016 Headlines

I’m not sure if 2016 was the right or wrong year to take a break from blogging. In a way, I know I will miss looking back and seeing what we were up to this year, and in another way, eh, I”m good.

January 2016: We are selling all the Girl Scout Cookies! 5th Graders Rule the Cookie Booth, Pinewood Derby: The Boy Scores in His Heat! 

February 2016: We are selling at the Girl Scout Cookies! Still! 

March 2016: I don’t remember March

April 2016: Prince. First Communion is my favorite sacrament.

May 2016: I survived the year as PFO president! 

June 2016: My Boy is 8. My Girl Loved Girl Scout Camp. I Love Summer 

July 2016: 15th Wedding anniversaries are better in Canada. Great Wolf Lodge is worth the hype. Hamilton is Life.

August 2016: My Girl is 11. ELEVEN. 6th Grade & 3rd Grade: How Did We Get Here? Boston Bound: An Extended Family Adventure 

September 2016: Traverse City is my happy place. 

October 2016: Happy birthday to thee, Grandma’s 103! CUBS WIN!! CUBS WIN!! CUBS WWWWIIIIINNNNN!!!!!

November 2016: No comment. Also, I love camping with Girl Scouts, but my back does not. For the first time ever, I preorder an album- the Hamilton Mixtape.

Be the Office Hero- Use Door Dash Indy

This week I was invited to try a new delivery service in town- Door Dash . With locations in major metropolitan ares, Door Dash expanded to Indianapolis and Toronto this week.  Door Dash brings food to your door quickly and courteously, and with it’s sleek app and website, you can follow your meal’s journey along the way.


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Door Dash is currently serving the northside of the city, and my office is conveniently smack in the middle of the delivery area. There are over 100 area restaurants from which to choose, including some that are a bit of a hike. The website will tell you the estimated delivery time, and if you want to be prepared, you can order before the service even opens at 11am.

Thursday we ordered pizza from the Mellow Mushroom. The menu was easy to navigate, and the time estimate was right on. I got texts throughout the process, and was able to complete a one question quality survey after it arrived. Screen Shot 2015-11-21 at 10.02.35 AM

Door Dash uses a sophisticated logistics system designed by Stanford PhDs. I’m pretty sure it makes the food taste better. Their mission is to empower local economies, which is noble, and I appreciate that they want to do so via food. Local restaurants increase their business, and Door Dash employees Dashers as well (the drivers).

Want to give it a try? I’ve got a Promo Code for you- use GOTCHABABY and save $8 on your first order (And, every time you order, or refer a friend, you get credits to use on your next order)!

Moe questions? Check out DoorDash.com for answers!

Disclosure: Thanks for the great lunch, Door Dash Indy! We will meet again!

The Sweet Spot: Halloween 2015 

On October 1, the countdown began- only 30 more days till Halloween!

 

Somehow, we made it through the month, and then the glorious day was upon us. On October 30, thekids were happy to get ready for bed – because “when we wake up, it will be Halloween!”

Saturday afternoon Meg & I got our Pinterest on, making these adorable pudding cups. Clearly, the Pinterest project had a stylist. But ours were cute enough & Meg was pleased. We loaded them up & headed out to a much anticipated Halloween party. All of us had a blast- the kids had fun playing some Halloween games, and even the parents danced to the Halloween party soundtrack.

We got home just in time for Trick or Treating, and the kids went straight out. LKM & I tag teamed, and after about 90 mins, their buckets were full & their feet were tired.

We wrapped up the eve king snacking on candy & watching Catch Me If You Can. They stayed up a smidge late, but went right to sleep.And then in a move I’ve never seen before- they both slept past 0:dark thirty, despite the time change!

We are in the sweet spot, indeed.

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