Wednesday, September 30, 2015

TableTop Fun: Village

Designers: Inka and Markus Brand
Publisher: eggertspiele/Pegasus Spiele/TMG

From BoardGameGeek:
Life in the village is hard – but life here also allows the inhabitants to grow and prosper as they please. One villager might want to become a friar. Another might feel ambitious and strive for a career in public office. A third one might want to seek his luck in distant lands. Each player will take the reins of a family and have them find fame and glory in many different ways. There is one thing you must not forget, however: Time will not stop for anyone and with time people will vanish. Those who will find themselves immortalized in the village chronicles will bring honor to their family and be one step closer to victory.
Set Collection. Worker Placement. Medieval Times. I love Village! I really appreciate games that have many paths to victory and Village is one of them. You can focus on getting your family deep into the church. You can make sure your family is entrenched in the council. I tend to go the farming route and fill market orders for lots of points (I currently share the most victories with Ian... that's pretty good considering Ian is crazy good at all board games.) The best part is that you control time in your family's life. You score points when your members pass away and, if applicable, get placed in the village chronicle. At a certain point, you might want to start advancing the clock in big leaps to essentially/sadly kill off your oldest members. :D It sounds worse than it actually is... but it's a ton of fun and big thumbs up from me. 


Happy girl...

Uh oh... 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Don't Remind Me

I can't wait until we are past this football season. The horrible Super Bowl will fade from everyone's recent memory because I'm reminded at least weekly that the Seahawks should have run it. I even have a bunch of banned topics posted at work that include the Patriots, Cheating and Super Bowl 49. The only good thing to come out of it was this picture. 

Monday, September 28, 2015

Low Key Weekend

We mostly stayed home this weekend. But that just means we got a TON of stuff done. Lawn mowed, pantry moth infestation dealt with, garage cleaned out, fridge cleaned out, patio maintained(?), Baby 2.0 Summit attended, master bedroom deep cleaned. I think Emma had a little fun here and there. 

It started on Friday with Ian covertly tickle attacking Emma. 

We dragged her to run errands that night and she got a little tired on us... When we left the grocery store the moon was pretty big. This was her face after seeing it. I think it might have been the first time of her really seeing the moon fully at night. 

Saturday, she wore a super cute outfit made out of 3 random pieces. Score!

She was super silly with Ian.

On Sunday, I played with her hair and made a little ponytail out of her curls.

After her nap, she was still super sleepy so she laid in my arms watching Bubble Guppies.

For dinner, we had a minor Kitchen Adventure with this Spiced Pork Tenderloin and Sauteed Apples recipe. It was super delicious and Emma enjoyed it... especially the baked broccoli and garlic smashed potatoes we had with it. :)

All in all, a good fall weekend The ivy has started to change colors... I'm hoping next weekend we can get a good picture of it. 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

It's Fall

Whether people like it or not.. it is fall. Yeah yeah yeah... so the weather is going to be really hot this week... still. It was freezing this last weekend and football has started. IT'S FALL! 

Ian and Em on our Sunday walk. It was low 60s with a cold wind that made us realize that Em needs new gloves!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Cooper Turned 7!

As usual, our trip to Virginia was wonderful. I can't wait until we go back for Christmas! Here are a few of my favorite pictures and a link to the Google Story

Saturday, September 12, 2015

I'm Ready, Are You?


Thanks Aunt Kam! Ian's having a lot of fun with it.. and Emma too!