Monday, May 31, 2010

Some new summer color!





Feeling Patriotic!!!

I'm feeling some summer vibes here! YAY!!!! 1st patriotic craft of the year! This is the start of my summer center piece. It has a picket glued to it. Then did the stars out of felt. I just tied the ribbon on because I am thinking it might be fun to change up the fence with different seasons and holidays...

Friday, May 28, 2010

Let there be peace...


So in preparation for Summer I have been setting some new household rules (as fighting has been on the rise lately).


Here are the new & improved family rules! Also a sneak preview of some of my family room colors :)


And here is the best idea yet! I found it on a blog an wish I could remember which so I could give that person credit... But it's a spinning wheel to help us figure out whose turn it is... (i.e. who gets to choose the movie, who does a favor for mom, picking a game, etc. )

Hopefully this will help keep a peaceful home this summer! Wish me luck ;)

Braden's Big day!!!



I am one proud Mommy today! Braden graduated from his 1st year of preschool!!! It is so amazing to see how much he has grown in the past school year! When he first started he was still barely talking, would scream and ball for me not to leave, and didn't really play with the other kids. Now he has so many cute friends! He loves school and keeps asking when he gets to go back. And as you all know can carry on a conversation with the best of them! He had such great teachers and I am so thankful for all the time they spent with him. He ended up graduating well above level! For the graduation they did a slide show, diplomas, and cookies! What a fun morning and here's to a super fun summer! Love you Braden!!!



Braden's good Buddy Wyatt!


Braden's other cute friends Alison and Adler



Mrs. Payne


Mrs. Rivkind

Monday, May 24, 2010

Paper organizer

I am currently working on a crafting/ home office area in my house. This weekend I redid this adorable paper holder to contain all incoming & outgoing mail, and various things I need to file. I gave it a fresh coat of paint and then distressed it! I do still need to find a cute fam pic to fit in the circle frame in the middle...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Deep Thinking Night...


So tonight I don't know if it's the rain, long day with the kids, or no day at all with hubby! But I have come to the realization that I need some major changes in my life!!! So I sat and wrote the things I would like to change in myself and have decided to focus on a few each week. Hopefully when I start getting some of the things where I would like them to be I can also begin to work on finding myself a bit better of an attitude. Not saying that I don't LOVE my family and being the Mommy! I just think that I could make all of our lives so much better if I could center myself and be where I want to be. Love you all!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Bow Party!!!


I had the most fun yesterday! I was invited to a bow making party!!! It was such a blast to see everyones ideas and supplies. I had been in a bit of a bow making funk but this was just what I needed I even came home after and made a bunch more! M loves all her new stylish clips. Thanks again for planning the party and the invite Jen!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

It's beginning to feel a lot like SUMMER!!!





Finally great weekend weather kids got to play with their friends while I worked outside. What a great day!!!

Good Bye Spring Flowers...


Decided to take some last minute pics of some of the flowers in my yard before they die out! Enjoy!!!


I see a red door...

YAY!!! I finally did it! Ever since we have moved to this house I have wanted to paint my door red. It's finally done! I also installed a new doorbell and while I was at it I painted the mailbox as well! What a Fun change! I love it!
Also got to make this adorable door sign that you change the middle out for different seasons.



Monday, May 10, 2010

Feeling Domestic

Strawberry Freezer Jam... looks so yummy!!!
Wall plaque I made with my fave saying on it!

Mothers Day

Pics the kids painted for Grandmas
All the many plants I received for mothers day!
Beautiful pic Mad made me... all the hands have things i do for her written on them
Gorgeous flowers from Tom and the kids... i was also surprised with breakfast in bed! I feel sooo loved!!!

Mom's 50th



My mom turned 50 on May 3! We had a very special birthday for her!
I love you Mom and here is to many many more to come!

Camping Fun cont...

Sorry just a few more... so many fun pics... I love this cause you can see our beautiful sandy beach with the snowy mountains in the background

Bella had the right idea, a nap in the shade
Me and Braden walking the beach and one hot dog
Snuggling to keep warm at night
Soaking in the sun


Camping Fun!!!

We went camping at Sand Hollow State Park in Hurricane, UT the last week in April! What a blast! The weather was beautiful 60's and 70's. We rode 4 wheelers, swam in the resevour, played in the sand, hunted for lizards and so much more! What a great trip and special memories!!!Braden Guarding the tent...
So excited to be here after our LONG drive!!!
Sisstersss!!!
Campfire fun
How many can fit on the ATV???

Maddison's 7th



Whew!!! Time flies when your having fun! I thought I would hop on and catch up the blog and WOW I still haven't even posted about Mad's Birthday! It was such a fun Birthday! We celebrated just with our little fam on the night of her real day! We opened presents and had cake. Then we had her friend party, we had a tea party! It was so cute all the girls dressed up in their finest. We did make-up, jewelry, painted nails, then had a fancy lunch! So cute! The next day we had all of the extended fam over... What a special weekend! I can't believe my baby girl is 7!!!