We’ll Make the Best of What’s Around

Hey friends!

We’ve been doing a lot of celebrating here at Scoot a Doot lately and with good reason. Good things have been happening in our lives and there’s really nothing better than seeing your friends do well and succeed.

A few weeks ago we were all excited to hear the news that Kyle got engaged to her boyfriend (now fiance), Clay!


At a Dave Matthews Band concert, no less!

We Chicks don’t get to see each other very often in person which is most unfortunate but three of us were actually able to get together this past weekend. Kyle lives in Virginia and I’m in NJ. Victoria’s local (to us) baby shower was her hometown of Lancaster, PA! Score!


Celebrating with Kyle right after her big news and already in the midst of planning a wedding was awesome!

Then there is Victoria, who is expecting her little one! Guys, she is the most glowing pregnant lady ever.


Thankfully she loves me and my hands because while I logically know the need for personal space, she was very gracious about letting me and our bestie, Kelly, lay our hands on her baby bump. A lot. Like, over and over and over.


It was so good to be together with a portion of my tribe. The weekend was just what I needed: filled with love and laughter and cake! (And wine for those of us without child.)


Twenty-five years of friendship equals many graduations, birthdays, a wedding shower, and now a much anticipated baby shower. It was truly so heartwarming to see all the beautiful and thoughtful gifts she received. The love that was felt in the room was strong.



There are so many happy good things going on with us all right now and I’m loving every minute of it. Our distance can keep us apart a good majority of the year, when we are together it’s just as lovely as the last.

Tell me about the good stuff going on in your life right now! I’d love to hear it and celebrate your successes and triumphs with you.

Warning: This post has nothing to do with scooting my doot.

So both Meri and Kyle posted this pic today on facebook.



I’m off work today (four day weekend, thank you Mr. Presidents) and I have no children this weekend.  I saw this and I thought, man, I need a Galentine’s day, but a lot of my gals live in places that are far from me.  I thought, hey, I’ll digitally stalk them instead.  That was way too much work and not nearly as satisfying.  If I were with them, we’d be talking about stupid things that we absolutely love (and hate) or things that we love to hate or things that we love that make fun of the things we hate.  Aside from a super duper skype sesh, that’s not going to happen.  Instead I’m going to share the things that I am absolutely loving right now.

(Family and friends not included.  This is a completely self-indulgent post)

1. I am absolutely loving Southern California right now.

Guys, this is the view from my backyard.



We here in SoCal don’t believe in seasons.  We only get one.  At least it’s one of the good ones.  I’m wearing shorts today.

2. I am absolutely loving ModCloth.com right now, and probably forever and ever.

Mainly because of this picture:



But also because of these shoes.



There’s a part of me that actually tried to rationalize buying these.  “You could wear them with everything,” I said in my head.  “Skinny jeans, shorts, skirts…”

“Yes, Cam, you could.  But you wouldn’t,” I argued with myself.  Ugh, I hate it when I’m so logical.  Someone out there buy these!  And then send me pics of you wearing them so I can live vicariously through you.

3. I am absolutely loving kickboxing right now.


My kids practice karate.  They hate it.  At first.  Once we get there, they love it.  So in order to increase their motivation to practice, I too have signed up at their dojo.  They absolutely LOVE this.  I’ve been taking a fitness kickboxing class with this badass lady who, despite being tiny and probably in her sixties, could totally take me down.  I love punching things.  I love kicking things.  It’s my new favorite stress release.

4. I am absolutely loving Harry Potter.  Again.


My boyfriend and my very own brother recently informed me that they had never seen the Harry Potter movies OR read the books.  I was astounded.  How did this happen?  How did my brother, who grew up in the same house as me, NEVER see these movies?  And my poor boyfriend!  How did he live through his middle adulthood without the wisdom of Dumbledore?  Well, this needed to be rectified.  A rewatch was immediately enacted.

5. (And, according to facebook, this one stirs up a bit of emotion) I am absolutely loving this review of the movie that shall not be named.


I’m just going to leave this here.