Sunday, December 21, 2008
Davis decided to would be fun to help me shovel the driveway (and he did help!!) and play in the snow for a bit. He started by burying himself in the snow...
Then went next door to jump off of their snow drift from the plow, lol. You might not be able to see it, but in this pic, he is mid-air, lol. No fear.
Then I convinced Haley it wasn't too bad, and she was outside for about 3 minutes, until some snow got her boot, and she was done. I think she is more like me when it comes to the snow...I'd rather enjoy it from indoors. ;)
Here is a view down our street. Are we supposed to be able to see something other than white? lol I'm pretty sure we are....
Then we started to get punchy. Davis usually has a pretty close buzz cut. Well...the last time his dad shaved it, he promised Davis he could have a mohawk for at least one whole day. So guess what we did today?
Can you tell by these pics that maybe we need to do something productive? lol Davis and I sat and laughed at these two pics for 5 minutes. So what do you think of the mohawk?
Saturday, December 13, 2008
If you look real closely, you can see that Ross just arrived from work and is in the window smiling at us. Or you can not look real close, because I cropped it for you. ;)
Every year Haley wants to make a Gingerbread House, and I am always forgetting. This year I saw a kit for $7 and thought it would be a fun project for after school. I was right. :)
I just told Davis he couldn't eat all of the candy...
Check out the wreath...too cute....
And we had to make a Christmas tree with 'star' on top. Please note, none of these were my ideas...I was simply the frosting applier. :)
Here's Davis realizing that those little jaw breakers really DO hurt your teeth, lol.
God Bless Wilton for making this little kit. :) I made my children happy, and I didn't have to spend hours trying to help them, or get things prepared. Sometimes it's the little things that make Christmas fun. Don't be ashamed to buy a kit...it's okay, I swear. Nope, it's not perfect...but my children were all smiles for the rest of the evening.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thanks to everyone who shared a story. I really enjoyed reading them, and it helped put me in a festive mood. Sometimes the people around me who are stressed just ooze their stress into my life, and I forget that I LOVE this time of year. :) I am not one that swears at the other drivers, or hates the people at the mall, lol. But sometimes I get a little irritated with the grumpy people who hate Christmas, and it, in turn, makes me grumpy. Nope, doesn't make sense, but hey, it's me. :) So MERRY CHRISTMAS!! Enjoy the next couple of weeks and just don't worry about it. :)
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
All for just sharing a fun memory. Entertain me! lol
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
And here we have Davis...wondering why I need to take a picture when it is snowing, and we obviously need to keep moving, lol.
I set a simple table...
With special touches for Haley...who always appreciates them. She loved the placecards. :)
And my kids were happy after pie...
I consider that a success. :) I am so thankful for my family, who loves me and I love so much. I have a good hubby who understands me, and kids who are proud of me for the things I love to create. I am blessed, and I know it. :)
Sunday, November 16, 2008
CatherineMarissa has GORGEOUS jewelry. I know, there is a ton of jewelry out there. But she actually went to school to learn to do it right! I own two pairs of her earrings, and I love them. I have another pair on the way!
LydiaLayne is another site that I love for jewelry. I have been eyeing this necklace for months...
If you've been reading this blog at all, you know I love LittleBitFunky! She has these awesome towels...I have two sets. I couldn't resist. What a fun, funky gift!
K Bella Bambino has amazing children's clothes. She makes me wish my daughter were 5 again, and I could just dress her up in these little skirts!!!
Then there is Allikayesmama, who makes these adorable blocks. Here we have the Christmas version, but she does ADORABLE custom names, too! What a great gift for a baby's nursery!! Or your last name to put on your side table. Too cute!
And who wouldn't want a monkey from The Monkey Shop? I swear, I have not met a person yet, adult, baby or child. I do shows with Dulce, the creator of these monkeys, and EVERYONE wants one! I have never heard so many squeals!!
And here is one for the tween scene... vmdesigns. Amazing how she can take a scrabble tile and make it that girly! I love the extra ribbons!
And for any child in your life...I love these pillows! Someone in my life is getting one...I just can't say who. :) Go see The Giving Tree to order one of you own!
And of course, the best place to find stocking stuffers and presents is MY shop, silly! Happy shopping!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
The other day, he came out into the living room and asked me for some candy. I replied "For breakfast???" and he said, "No, Mom WITH breakfast", lol. As if that were better. He's too smart for his own good. He knows he has me around his little finger when he makes me laugh. :)
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Here is my new advent tree...
The really neat thing about it is that they give you stickers to put on the back. They read things like the picture below.
I chose a more 'funky' option...but they had papers for any decor. :) I think you should convo them and tell them to get on Etsy! LOL
Friday, November 7, 2008
Here is our whole fam. I have to admit...we are pretty cute, lol.
I love my hubby. He is so good to me. :)
This picture is SO THEM! I love it.
After the shoot was all done, we were walking back to our cars, and Ashley caught this shot of the kids outside of the Gerald R Ford Museum. I just love it. Yup, I do realize I've said that after each pic, lol.
Ashley has an amazing talent for just taking pics of people being themeselves. Though it sounds easy, I know from experience that it isn't. :) There are some more pics, but I haven't picked one for our Christmas card, and I don't want to spoil it, lol. Check out Ashley's Blog for more pics if you feel like being sneaky. ;)
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I had to giggle, when the next day I visited one of my favorite blogs, Little Bit Funky, where she had listed a tutorial on how to make them! I'm pretty sure the world was trying to tell me something. :) They should be posted on Etsy shortly...so start thinking Christmas gifts! :)
Monday, November 3, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
This past week they went to Death Valley, and as a team, rode their bicycles through 105 degree heat! Ross finished the full 105 miles. I am so proud of him! He said that it is by far the most difficult thing he has ever done. Personally, I found the lack of cell phone coverage UNACCEPTABLE, and was waiting very anxiously for his return so that I could hear all about it. :) The kids and I were so proud, that when we went to pick him up from the airport, this was what he saw...
Yes, that is my sad excuse for a drawing of a bicycle. :)
So the next time that guy riding his bike in the road annoys you because you would like to get past, remember that he might just be training to help some wonderful people find a cure for diabetes. :)