Monday, December 20, 2010

Whats been going on...

I has been forever since I've posted anything, so I thought I'd give you a little peek into what I've been doing that's keeping me so busy.

It's the first day of Winter break, I'm so glad that I can get up in the morning and enjoy my coffee without having to run around making lunches, helping a super picky almost 7 year old pick out thee perfect outfit, helping my 9 year old find his shoes, hat, socks, etc, yelling get out of the shower, 20 minutes is WAY TOO LONG!!  all while having the little guy all over me. I love having them home (except when they're arguing with each other). They are great helpers, and we all love to bake together, do craft projects and play games, there is really not enough time in the day when they get home from school and have homework to do, chores, and reading, then it seems like it's time for bed.
Football has been over for a little while, The hornets made it to the Superbowl but lost. P#1 wasn't very upset, I think the whole team was OK with it. They had a tough division this year and they beat the team who has been undefeated for 3 years to make it to the Superbowl, He said that was better than the Championship. Now on to Basketball and Karate.

We've done ALOT of celebrating....

We took P#1 to the Seahawks-Giants game for his late Birthday Present (4 months late!!) He is a die hard Giants Fan, and my Husband and I love our Seahawks, and P1 said all he wanted for his birthday was to see the giants, and it just so happened that we were playing them this year at home. It was hard to watch the Hawks get their butts whooped but he had so much fun that it didn't even matter. We took him down to the Giants tunnel during half time to see if we could get one of the players to sign his football but they were still in game mode and none even looked up at us. So we went down after the game and he got SOO much more that he was hoping for, as all the players are leaving the field, they're looking up and high fiving,but not one came over to our side, and we thought all the players had left,so he looks up at me and shrugs his shoulders like oh well, then here comes Eli Manning (his favorite player) and he's trying to shout to him, but it's so loud, he stops over on the other side of the tunnel and hands something up to the crowd, and once he gets over to our side he points right at P and hands him his wristband. It was so awesome! I can't even begin to tell you how happy he was. You can go here to view the photo someone took on field, P is the one right in the middle of the photo .

We also went to Disney on Ice~ Lets celebrate for P#2 EARLY birthday present from Grandma. It was alot of fun. The girls got to dress up and dance and sing.They loved it!

Then we had a Birthday Party for P2 last weekend. It was a day-time slumber party, She had SO much fun! I always try and make it super special for her because her actual B-Day is on Christmas Eve, and I feel sometimes she might get a little sad about it, because every one's so worried about Christmas and other things. But It turned out great and a couple of her friends were able to come.


It started snowing after she said it was good luck if it snows on your Birthday! She was excited!!!

I also did a Holiday Bazaar this year, for ACS. I made about 15 aprons and only had 5 when it was over. I was pretty happy that even sold some!!! I was invited to come back again and also do one in February!!

Made a few gifts.....

I am just starting out in this whole knitting thing, but I totally cheated on this hat, I used a knifty knitter and not sure if I'll use it again for something like this....

Did I share the news that my sister is expecting? I am SOO excited and happy for them!!! She just found out that its a girl!!! I made these before she knew but I think they can work. My Brother-In-Law is a HUGE Star Wars person, so I had to make one!!!

Cute little monster set for my sisters sister-in-law who expecting her first boy.

And a set I made P2 for her birthday using Luvinthemommyhood tutorial. It was super easy, I just adjusted it so it would fit a smaller hand, and added ruffles and a matching scarf!

The minky is so soft and warm!!

I've also been working on my sisters wedding quilt, it's coming along, I just need a few more people to give me their squares and I can finish it!

We have been pretty busy, driving alot and visiting alot! Our thanksgiving was wonderful.

I finally was able to meet my cousins kids!!! OMG, so well behaved and beautiful. I miss them already.

Spent some time out in nature..

Decorated the tree..

And we are probably going to be playing in the snow for the rest of Christmas Break...

Happy Holidays Everyone! Hope its filled with love and laughter!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

I Heart Faces~ Paper

I knew right when I seen what this weeks challenge on I heart faces was what photo I would choose. This is a shot from my sisters wedding this summer. This is "Flat Lindsey", she's our cousin who is like our sister, and we so badly wanted her to be there, as did she.It was really hard for us all who knew the family members who were missing from such a special day. Her husband is in the military and last minute they had orders to be re stationed and her move was the same weekend as the wedding. So one of the other bridesmaids drove home, got on Facebook, and printed us out a Lindsey. We had so much fun! She was there while we were getting ready, sat with her mom at the ceremony, danced, ordered drinks, was passed around from person to person. It was such a great idea and made her feel as though she was included when she couldn't be there.

My Aunt, Lindsey's mom holding her for a fun photo:

Monday, October 11, 2010

Constructive Feedback edits

A HUGE Thank you to all wonderful ladies who took the time to do this! You are all great!!!!

Here are the fixes:

                                                                                  Brittany Junghans Phoography

Bethany from Cartwheel Soup

                                                                                  Autumn Cutaia Photography

Heather from Life's little moments ~ I couldn't save it but you can go here to view~ Heathers Flickr

                                                                                          Shawna Summa Photography

                                                                                           Nicki from Smile Pretty 

                                                                                               Adrienne in Ohio

                                                                                     Chasing Dreams Photography

Friday, October 8, 2010

I Heart Faces ~ Constructive Feedback Friday

O.K. So here is our most recent family photo, while I love that were all in the photo and everyone is behaving and not making some terrible face or throwing a fit because mom told them to sit still for 5 seconds, I think it's missing something. Maybe the colors are off? Or are we all just too forward? All I could do was set the timer and RUN to the rest of the family before the photo was snapped. We did this about 15 times before the kids were restless and had enough, this is the best out of all of them. Maybe it's the angle? I totally forgot my tripod at home and had to make on using my small suitcase and makeup carrier! Anyways this is the photo that I want to use for our Christmas cards and when I printed it it looked super dark. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated:)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I heart faces~ smirk

While we were on our recent trip to the ocean I had my tripod out and we were taking family photos, I decided to jump in front of the camera for a test shot and the hubs was making me laugh, I was trying so hard to be serious! It came out smirky, but this is one self portrait I actually kinda like:) And I feel like I'm never in any photos because I'm always the one taking them, so this actually proves I was there!

Go here to see more fun interpretations of this theme.

Monday, September 20, 2010


It's Monday, the start of a new week, and the end to a relaxing weekend.
Our weeks have been super busy. We have football 4 nights out of the week and then usually on Friday nights we make it to a High School football game, Saturdays we've been doing fun family stuff, usually ending the night with a college football game and Sundays we've been lazy and watching NFL. Yes, we love us some football in this house! P#1 is the starting QB and outside linebacker for his team. It's so much fun to watch him play! They are currently 3-1!!!

School is going great and I'm enjoying my days with P#3. Although it's a fight almost every morning with him and telling him he's not big enough to go to school.
P#3~ " I go sool mom?"
Mom~ " no honey, your not big enough"
P#3~ " ah, I big boy, I poop toilet"
Mom~ " yes you are a big boy, but not big enough for school"
P#3~ " I GO SOOL RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!" (that's him yelling at me)
Mom~ " maybe later"
P#3   "OK, bye mom"
Then its a hissy fit after the kids leave and he's stuck at home with me:(

Here's some pictures of a few games....

They had an awesome opportunity to play at a High School football game under the lights! It was just for fun to promote the league, but they had a blast!

This is a pretty bad picture, P#3 was playing with my camera and I hadn't realized he moved my setting around so this is what they all turned out like.

P#3 cheering for his big brother

another game... P#1 running in for the TD!

P#3 making a big tackle

And our lazy Sundays. P#2 has been doing great at reading lately. She usually get frustrated and gives up. But we found that if she reads to her brother she's alittle more patient. I think it's because he isn't correcting her:) P#1 LOVES to read. I really wish she shared this with him, but all kids are different.

So that's what we've all been doing. Lots and Lots of football! Hope to share some pics of my first craft project that I've made in forever! Maybe tomorrow if I have time. Happy Monday!


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