Friday, July 30, 2010

Exploring, Spending Time Together

I am so grateful, 
to have these people in my life.

They mean the world to me. 
We travel together.
We have a date night 
EVERY Saturday night, it's wonderful.
I don't have any brothers and sisters.
Its just us. 
And usually my grandma too.
and, I couldn't ask for anything more.
We went on a weekend trip. 
The kids love it when Mamu (grandma) and PaPa go.


We went to the zoo.

I was hoping they were going to get up for us. But, nope, they didn't.

This bird was a trip. It was so tall.

we had fun. walked A LOT.


We walked through a cave.
I could have easily got spooked. 
But I just kept walking and enjoying my surroundings.
Concentrating on the 127 steps.
Making sure no one slipped.

We also visited a cove. It was beautiful. 
On the other side of this brown fence  you could walk. 
Let me tell you from up on the hill, made a Mom real nervous
not really being able to see what was on the other side. 
Lets just say I quickly made my way down and rallied up the troop. 

The kids were pooped. Their little feet did a lot of walking. 
Daddy was a trooper. 

He couldn't see. 
Had a funky, stuffed animal in his face.
Glasses were getting smashed. 
But she needed a lift, and he gave it to her. 


We got lost on the way out. 
And not only did it take us forever to get out of the cove. 
I got sick. 
Car sick I guess. 
Holy moly, mama did not feel good. 
I even passed up an outlet shopping on the way home
and that ain't like me. 

But I did see some darling houses during our 
adventure trying to GET OUT. 

The one above was a favorite. Cute awnings. 
Love the greenery.
The door. 
The flag.

love the front door and the windows of this one.

and the cute entrance on this one. 

We had a great time. 
Wish we would have found the cove first. 
I think we would have ditched the zoo and just
hung out there. 
I would have loved to look at more homes. 

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The House That Built Me-We love. love. love. the song

So we recorded it, for the grandparents.

p.s. she is looking down the whole time cause she is reading the words to the song.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

****On Sale****

Get a head start on Christmas. 
Sure, why not. 
Christmas in July. 
Wouldn't it feel good to get a head start. 

Just click 

Stay tuned for the winner of the 
Square Tag

Sunday, July 25, 2010

And the FiRsT WinNeR Is................

(just click on it to see if it's you)

I just loved all the fun things that were shared.
Its amazing how many wonderful memories
are made right outside the front door.
And all memories that were shared
were simple.
How great is that.
I loved reading them, thank you.

Here's our cardboard box so far.
The garden was planted (painted)
Can't wait to see what happens tomorrow.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Summer Give A Way Bloggers Party

Another Give A Way
Why not, right.

Joined this on my friend Julie's Blog.

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I am excited to offer this. 
A hand stamped square necklace

and one pair of these.

Flip Flops, Yellow
Kids Havaiana's!
The most comfy flip flops ever!!!
Color may vary due to size needed.
But I promise, you'll love em'
And they will be a fun, summer color.

Say hello. 
Become a follower.
Tell me one thing you love, or love about your life, in one word.

I did offer the necklace in the previous post.
So if you haven't entered to win prior. 
Go ahead. 
Happy you visited. 
Thank you.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Sign Said FREE

We were driving home a few nights ago 
and passed a house with a huge box out front
that said

 FREE Rocket Ship
Must Use Imagination

I drove by it, thought about it for a minute 
and turned right around. 
My family, what are you doing? where are you going?
I pulled up in the drive way and asked hubby to load it up.
And thats exactly what he did. 

It took a few days to get the project started.
The kids were sketching out their ideas. 
Deciding what name to call it. 
It was so cool to listen to them talk about it. 

Decisions being made

doors and windows being cut

loving it so far

paint day started
they decided on a green door

they had a blast

worked together

using their imaginations

and enjoying every single moment of it

stay tuned for the finished fort.

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summer sale 

click here to purchase this
 hammered square tag

we love the way it turned out

so much that we're also giving one away.
just leave a comment. 
tell us a favorite summer, childhood memory that you did around home,
that didn't cost  a lot of money, but you remember doing every summer,
 and be entered to win.

become a follower and or share it on your blog and be entered to win twice.
just let us know.

we will pick a winner friday evening.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

4th Of July

The first couple weeks of summer were super busy,
super fun.
Now on to the 4th of July.

Time with family and Friends
Thankful for our FREEDOM
Couldn't ask for anything more

pool eyes
poor baby

Darkness came and we packed up and headed to watch fireworks with friends.
It was great. 
Good ol' country music and the outdoors. 
2 of my favorite things.

Under the blue blanket was this scared, tired little princess. 
I think I immediately took compassion to her because
I was scared of fireworks as a kid. So, I took her from her Daddy,
held her, patted and rocked her, within 5 minutes she was out. 
Sweet little girl. 

Good Friends.
Good Times.


After seeing the firework show we came home
and played a little more.

First time the kids held sparklers.

We had fun creating this

Summer's good, isn't it?
Hope you are enjoying yours so far.
What's your favorite part?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Daddy - Daughter Camping Trip

First on the summer list
was CeLeBrAtInG my 40th Bday.
Second on the list was a Daddy/Daughter Camping Trip. 
The girls had no idea they were going.
Daddy had the car packed ready to go.
He needed to get a call saying it was a go.
And luckily he did.
The car was secretly packed.
He called the girls in and shared the news.
I looked around, asked, where are the girls.
They were in the car buckled in ready to go.
So cool.

it was beautiful

they had a blast

slept well


enjoyed the surroundings

just the girls and their dad

pretty cool

hubby thinking of me when he saw this
thank you

They had a great time. 
And Mommy was able to get orders filled. 
It was perfect. 

Sunday, July 11, 2010

If you are local

You must check out 

They have thee most amazing showroom ever!!!
and they are having a summer sale

i love all their pieces
just walking around their showroom inspires me
i could stay for hours

this piece is to die for

love this

check out the burlap cubes. love em'

Be sure to check them out. 
Not only is their showroom great. 
So are they. 
Be sure to become a follower on their blog.