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Friday, October 31, 2014

Latte

So.  My mom and sis were in town last weekend, and along with many other projects (including cleaning up after a washing machine flood and fixing a garage door that broke both in the same 24 hours..ahem) we did something that was really silly and really fun.  May I please present to you the First Annual Tour de Drive Thru Latte!!  That's right.  Five drive thrus, five carmel lattes, three discerning, unrefined, tasters.  So fun!  This was a really (un)scientific project that looked more like a way to try lots of drinks than anything else, but lots of fun was had and we discovered that there are no two drive thru lattes in this zip code alike!  

The contenders: Starbucks, Caribou Coffee, Scooters, Dunkin Donuts, and McDonalds.  
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Our chart for our oh so technical note taking

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Our lovely baristas who were all good sports when I asked if I could snap a quick photo

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The lineup.  Clearly Caribou won for aesthetics - Starbucks might have had a chance if they had their red cups in action!

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We are all clumsy - just realizing what a miracle it is my couch didn't take a latte bath...


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Taste and aroma tests (Anyone who knows my mom knows this is funny - she has no sense of smell.  At all.)

Verdicts:
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Mom - first choice Scooters, second choice DD

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Sissy - first choice Scooters, second choice Sbux

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Yours truly - first choice Caribou, second choice DD

Final takeaways:
1. I love my mom and sister and we have fun doing about anything.
2. Do not ever order a McDonalds Carmel Latte.  You will regret it. (Unless you like drinks that taste like sugar and clorox - in which case, knock yourself out!)
3. Caribou is 50c more than any others.  Worth it in my opinion!
4. My kids love lattes.  No shocker there.

Can't wait for our 2015 tour!!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Brothers

I love them.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Pumpkin

Rather than a big patch this year, we got our pumpkins from some church group selling them in the yard off one of the roads we travel often.  The kids were just as thrilled, and it was way lower stress for all of us!  The painting, however, always makes me anxious.  I'm just not good with a mess!  They loved it though - so that's what counts.  And it was washable paint.  Hallelujah.  

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Snip

I knew it was time for Hugo to get a hair cut and I spent quite a few days hemming and hawing over whether he was ready for the barber shop (where Oscar gets his done) or if he is still little enough that it would be a struggle for him (aka he would scream and fight)... so I just did it at home.
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It was a good decision!  The kid was NOT a fan of the hair trim - although thankfully the lollypop and iPad were able to help him out a little. Thankfully we all survived it, and it doesn't look too bad for a home job. 
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Monday, October 27, 2014

Read

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