New House? What New House?

Hello! I disappeared there for second, didn’t I?  It’s just that I’ve been, you know, doing stuff. All in a tremendous effort to stop thinking about the new house (yay!) and escrow (stressful!) and renovations (new kitchen!) and new schools (hope it works out!) and letting the nanny go (oh my goodness, I don’t want to have this conversation noooooo).

It’s working! Kind of.

Sunday: Baby Shower

Adorable shower, yet my focus is being diverted to the incredible vegetable and herb garden at the host’s home. Can’t stop thinking about the garden. Mentally plot out the new garden location at the new house. Wait, I’m thinking about the house again. Damn.

Monday: Cars Land

Arrive when the park opens at 9am sharp, walk directly to the Radiator Springs Racers attraction, and STILL wait 95 minutes in line. That, my friends, is crazy. (Will you please look at the photo on the bottom right? The kids grasped hands as Lightning McQueen pulled up. HOLD ME CLOSER, TINY DANCER. IT’S MCQUEEN.)

Totally enjoying our day until D gets a text from our broker needing document #3,569. Oh, that’s right! The house.

Tuesday: Slyder’s Water Playground at the Huntington Beach Hyatt

Checking out the Hyatt Huntington Beach’s new children’s menu, For Kids By Kids. Top Your Own Breakfast Taco Bar, Mini-Waffles, Shaken Chopped Salad…Wito is a fan of most of the offerings (still despises lettuce, though). The menu is designed to provide more nutritious and healthy offerings for even the youngest of guests, and was developed to support Hyatt’s food and beverage philosophy, “Food. Thoughtfully Sourced. Carefully Served.”

After lunch, our lovely hosts invite us to stay for the afternoon and let the kids check out the water slide park, to which Kristen and I reply, “Don’t mind if we do!” Fast forward about 5 hours of water-sliding, pina colada-ing and blog gossiping later, and we unwillingly hit the road back home. Thanks, HB Hyatt. I only thought about the house for 30 minutes tops.

Wednesday: Prep for TV Segment. Run. Errands.

Butterflies. In the stomach. Prepping for a beauty segment tomorrow. Hmm, I wonder how the house appraisal went?

Thursday: Filming Marie Osmond Show

Here I am all coiffed by the hair and makeup department, but if you look closely, you can see the fear in my eyes. I’ve noticed a trend with my on-camera work – when the lights go up and the cameras start to roll, I feel completely comfortable with what I’m doing. However, leading up to that exact point? MAMA IS SKEERED. (That second photo is the handwritten note Marie left for me. I thought that was such a lovely gesture to all of her guests.) Anyway, Marie’s show debuts in October and I’ll let you know when my segment is scheduled to air.

p.s. – Didn’t think about the house once. Thanks, nerves.

Friday: Free Day!

A beach visit? A little shopping with the kids? Not sure, but I promise not to drive by the house. Maybe.

  1. Michelle Baxter

    August 30, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Sarah – What kind of tennis shoes are you wearing in the “Prep” pic? They’re awesome! I’m so happy for you with your new house! That’s amazing how it all worked out : )

    • whoorl

      August 31, 2012 at 6:57 am


      • Michelle Baxter

        September 1, 2012 at 9:55 am

        Thanks, Sarah!

        • Nicki

          September 3, 2012 at 7:51 am

          OH my..have to laugh!! First time on your blog (scouting some social media sites..) and saw the awesome pink running shoes! Got on to ask and saw I wasn’t the only one! So funny…thanks for the info! You might want to call Adidas and tell them you’re the perfect brand ambassador for them…running stylish moms everywhere want them ;D Thanks again and have a fabulous holiday! @littleislandstu

  2. Jenny Ravanh

    August 30, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Super cute running shoes! What kind?

    • whoorl

      August 31, 2012 at 6:58 am

      Adidas. :)

  3. Mama in the City

    August 30, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Wow! What an awesome week you’ve had. Seriously that will be hard to top.

  4. Jolene

    August 30, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Did not know that the HB Hyatt had a great slide! Was just down there for the US Open of Surfing (on my blog here: http://www.jolenesblog.com) Will have to take another trip down there soon!!

  5. Jolene

    August 30, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Did not know that the HB Hyatt had a great slide! Was just down there for the US Open of Surfing (on my blog here: http://jolenesblog.com) Will have to take another trip down there soon!!

  6. Lyndsay

    August 31, 2012 at 9:31 am

    I was wondering where the heck you went. I mean that with love :)

  7. Kerri Anne

    August 31, 2012 at 10:33 am

    That house is so yours. No, but really. (You can tell it I said so.)

    (Also, hurrah! for fun and adventure-laden distractions.)

  8. Ninabi

    September 3, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    So much excitement in just a very few days- the joy of having your own house and getting to do exactly as you want with it is so wonderful.

    May the time not race by too quickly, so you have a chance to savor all the good things that are happening right now!

  9. Cee

    September 5, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    I have to say it is extremely insensitive and tacky to talk about firing your nanny on your blog before you even talk to her about it. What if she read that?

    • whoorl

      September 5, 2012 at 1:58 pm

      Well, my nanny doesn’t know what a blog is nor reads written English, so I think we’re okay over here.

      • jo

        September 6, 2012 at 5:45 pm

        um, classist?

        • whoorl

          September 7, 2012 at 7:35 am

          Jo, I’m confused. You are assuming because English isn’t my nanny’s first language that she’s of an inferior social or economic class? Does that make me classist or you classist?

      • Amanda

        September 6, 2012 at 6:05 pm

        I don’t think that’s the point.

      • Cee

        September 6, 2012 at 10:42 pm

        Wow, so classy. I guess in your world the internet is only for rich white people who get paid to shill crappy hair products.

  10. martymankins

    September 17, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    I would totally wait 95 mins to ride Radiator Springs. Can’t wait to go there later this year.