But as you can see we haven't been around the house lately. Gosh with school ending, field trips, softball, tball, graduations, trips, hiking, fishing, etc...I guess I'm thrilled summer's here! We live where thousands of people vacation so I feel like summer is our eternal vacation. The kids did their fishing derby again..OMG ..so much fun! Chayce caught her fish all by herself. Go girl. Then on a nice long day hike..the kids were begging us to carry them back they were so tired. But that was awesome! A great time and we'll be doing this more often. Soooooooooooooooooooo, stay tuned for some more bloggie posts....some new surprises and just some fun. Oh btw has anyone seen this movie? Today was swimming day...I was thinking of taking them to see this tomorrow....:) Muah!
So last night, got caught up on Lost. Wow! Just wow! Chris loves that show but we lost track when we decided to take a 3 month break from tv. It's all good. So now we have to get caught up! Also, this show just CRACKED me up! So much drama but seriously, I couldn't stop laughing! And what a great idea they came up with for Crocs!
Well, have loads to do today, this weekend, birthday fun, all that jazz. But wanted to leave you with this ..hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...
going on here! LOL NO seriously, love ya Shar! Ty for your post. I am swamped here but for sure have enjoyed it. Hope you are all doing well. Here's how our Saturday went. Very exciting eh? LOL No really...I got up early Saturday morning and made fresh cranberry scones. Yum! I rarely do this so it was a fun thing to surprise Chris with. They were pretty scrumptious too!
So after breakfast we headed up to the snow. Notice no pics? I didn't haul my huge camera with me this time. Was kinda nice too. But had a pretty rad time. It had snowed 4 feet so we were having fun getting stuck as we climbed the mountain. It was pretty funny but Mattie did not like it. LOL
Then we had to get home in time to watch the Greenbay Seattle football game. Trust me my hubby is a Greenbay Diehard fan. Loooves this team. So it was fun to watch. Especially when it snowed! And hooray..they won! Rock on Greenbay!
And while the game was on, the kids were having fun with their xmas toys. Josh copied the cover of this awesome toy and I was totally shocked because the picture is at an angle so kinda hard to make out what pieces went where. And he did it. So proud of him. :)
K back to fun and lil princess is heading home soon with daddy so wanna be 'computer free' when she walks in the door!
Just had a few quick things to share. First off..today is Pajama Day at preschool! My heart was melting at how cuuuute Joshy was going to school in his camo jammies and santa hat! They told him to bring a stuffed animal. He took his stuffed Buzz Lightyear! Ahhhh! Anyways, here's a quick shot of him making tinker toy projects with marshmallows and toothpicks. Clever!
OH and another fun little rave! My sweet girls over at DTR featured the Tree Trimmin' Party kit! Ahhhh! How sweet! Anyways, there show is awesome, hilarious, inspiring, makes you want to spend $ and more! Fun thing to listen to while you clean house! LOL
From a week of little sleep! LOL Well maybe not a week but several days! Soooo looking forward to a good night sleep again! And a good movie! Soooo, few things to share with you all here!
First of all..the big secret revealed..SITE IS REVAMPED! NO more pink! Why? Cuz SMJ has lost her 'umph' for pink! I mean when I first started doing this, the 3 (this, this and this) main kits I started off with had pink in them. But do I really have that pink flair? I think no! :) Not that it's bad but it's just not me really! Sooooo, go take a peek here! And let me know what ya think! :)
So who loves Xmas music? I do! LOL And Chris told me to go here and listen to this! I love vintage classic holiday music! It is so much fun to listen to! Anyways, we listened to this type of music sat night after we went to the little town Xmas parade! Gosh that was fun! Freezin' your buns off while you watched a parade of lights! Oh and the hot eggnog lattes helped keep us warm! :)
Sooo, we took all your advice! And got a dvd album set! Man oh man life has gotten so much easier and ORGANIZED! I wished we would have done this alot earlier! :) THANK YOU!
Speaking of no more pink, totally wish I had the before shot of this piece of furniture. Basically it was an awesome old shabby peachy pink...really looked cool. And the bottom doors had Rachel Ashwell fabric popped behind them. Very pretty! But I sent it to my dad's farm. And now it's back. Looking so FRENCH CHIC! I love it. Black with old shabby white peeking through. The bottom doors now have glass behind them. And now just to choose which hardware to add to the doors? Tough choice! What do ya think? :) They are all antique hardware..pretty cool.
Feels kinds nice to let go of some pink stuff. Of course Chayce's room will be decked out pink as long as she'll let me! LOL
Speaking of Xmas, I had the 3 kiddies pose so I could try to snap a few for the Xmas card this year. I loooved this one! So cute! Those KILLER actions really are awesome!
K hope you all have a splendidly sweet day!
This morning I attended a funeral. Today was a time to mourn and show love and support to dear friends. It was pretty hard to go to. Chris' closest friends...his wife passed away from Lupus. And I haven't attended a funeral since I was 5-my grandpa's. That was the hardest funeral I had ever had to go to and I think going at such a young age, made me really never want to go to another funeral again. But after going today, I realize that going to a funeral is IMPORTANT! No matter how hard, how difficult it is, I really needed to be there. And like the pastor said, funerals are the most difficult things to go to but have great rewards..as in blessings. Just hugging Chris' friend and his late wife's mother, just showing them my heart was pretty big for me.
You see, when I was small, I was extremely close with my grandpa. I was his "princess". And he spoiled me rotten. He took me and my cousin everywhere, from Disneyland to Knotts Berry Farm. He bought us some incredible antique collections of Madame Alexander dolls and Vintage Pooh figurines. That funeral pretty much shocked me at such a young age. Young minds have such a hard time processing death. It really is hard to understand.
I sat there today at this funeral crying and could not stop. Thoughts of my dear friends who have lost their children, spouses, relatives, parents and to those that almost lost their children. And thoughts about cancer...just how many friends of mine have had it, struggled through it, overcame it and those who lost battles to it. Funerals make you think about your present time and how much time you have left here on earth. How much time you have with your children, your loved ones...we just don't know when our time is up. Such RAW feelings to process.
So today is a hard day. Hard day to now work, take care of the kiddies when I am such an emotional sap. But it made me realize the importance of time. The importance of spending time with them. Taking pictures, videos, enjoying every second with everyone in your life. And appreciating it all..IMMENSELY. And in turn, today is a GOOD day! Because it is ONE more day I have with my family, friends, loved ones. And now I am off to enjoy them.
Inspiration! This morning, after dropping Chayce off at school, the boys and I hit a few tag sales. Looking for some fun holiday inspiration! Last night I was going through old magazines...a big and most relaxing hobby of mine while using my new Mistral lotion. Yum!
So I am trying to blog just to re-organize my mind here. Need to make a planner list like Shawn does. But for sure, I need to reorganize my office desk. Chap-stick, camera cords, notebooks, magazines, paper clips, Christmas Cd's from last year, portable external hard drives, chayce's hair clips...come on! LOL So when the kiddies hit the hay tonight, that will be one thing I attempt. Maybe while Chris and I stay up late watching movies.
This morning I picked up some new black snow pants for Chayce. I am already getting excited to hit the snow this winter. And Chris will be going on a few overnight snow trips so he's certainly becoming the snow expert now. Just need to find some sleds and look into ski classes for Chayce. I have NEVER skied my entire life and am too chicken too so hoping the kids learn now and enjoy this incredible snow we get.
So I hope you all have a splendid weekend. And please send any "inspiration" you have over this way. :)
Til then, toodles dear ones!
...as in LEOPARD! GRrrr baby this ROCKS! I am in awe of this new program and LOVE SPACES! Wow! What a way to keep this shabby girl organized! Not just in designing but in my crazy head! :) Really never stood in line for something like this...they gave all enthusiasts water bottles, starbucks and free X tshirts. Fun! The kids did fine since there were several parents with their kids waiting as well. Us mac freaks are a breed like no other. I took a few with my point and shoot and took a few blurry shots but here they are in their glory! :)
Who else got it?