Thursday, December 22, 2011

1st Day of Second Grade

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Our little gift to Tatumn's teacher on the first day of school. I decorated a coffee mug, attached a couple packages of flavored coffee and tied a tag on that said, "A little something to get you back to the grind".

Enjoying a breakfast of cinnamon rolls. It was always a tradition my mom did for us kids on the first day of school.

Getting so much bigger every year!

2nd grader

Goodbye baby doll! Have fun at school!

Shopping Adventure

Sunday, September 4, Monday, September 5, 2011

Tatumn went up north with the Linders so Turner and I decided to head up to Minnetonka and spend a night with Tiff. I've never been to Crafts Direct, neither has Tiffany, so we thought it would be fun to check it out. Another hour in the car and we were there. Gotta say I wasn't impressed. It's too much for me. I can Hobby Lobby but this was way overwhelming. I picked up a few pieces of paper, some envelopes, stickers for Turner and a cute new hat (only because I had a coupon)! I was happy we at least checked it out, but wouldn't go out of my way to go back again. Just my thoughts ;)

Thank you card

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Using up my scraps!

Craft night!

Friday, September 2, 2011

My $1.99 purchase from a thrift store that I spruced up with pictures of the kids and scrapbook embellishments.

Shannon's scrapbook page

Laurie's two pages.

Tiff's card.

Tara's wall hanging.

Bathroom Re-do

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Ben is gone in New York working the hurricane damage. I decided now was the time to repaint the bathroom. I had originally painted it yellow, but the walls are so bad that it shows everything. So until we can redo the walls I decided to go with a darker color. It helped a little, but what this bathroom really needs is a demo! ;)



Wine time, anytime.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

What do you do when you have nothing to offer your guests to drink but booze? Well, you serve it up! ;) Tara, enjoying a mini bottle of moscato in the early afternoon. Why not?!


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tatumn got a little barbie kit for her birthday that taught you how to make your own lotions, scrubs, lip glosses, etc. So today, she insisted we do this. Well, we didn't have half of the stuff they required so we improvised. I just got her basic lotion, not scented, and let her add differant lotions to it. She stirred it all up and put it in a little bottle. This lead to wanting a facial. So we set up shop on the kitchen table! ;) She loved it, she got the giggles, the cucumbers were sliding everywhere, and I'm pretty sure we frightened her friend Mara because she politely declined having a facial of her own! I didn't blame her. But it was fun and Tatumn thought she was pretty cool.

Thank you card

Monday, August 29, 2011

Made a few more cards today. Here is one:

New Dance Bag

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Tatumn received an adorable bag from her aunt and uncle. It was her birthday present and was ordered from Check it out, super cute!


Saturday, August 27, 2011

Labor Day weekend 2011

Thursday, August 25- Friday August 26, 2011

Labor Day weekend camping trip..........

All our stuff. No, I didn't over pack ;)

We are here, time to explore!

Our living quarters.

Ben, not wanting to set up camp.

The kids start painting.

Artwork on the line!

Cute little butt cheeks!

Time for some tubing. It was awesome, we had the whole lake to ourselves!


Ben enjoys a swim.

Eating his s'more.

Enjoying some s'mores.

Our first fire on the beach.

Beautiful sunset on Lake Pepin.

the boys leave us to do some early morning fishing.

And while they are gone we put together a pirate ship!

We made a very "embellished" sand castle. Thanks to mom never leaving home without some sort of scrapbooking staple!

Pringles, sun, beach, waves, great combo ;)

Ben worked hard all summer to buy himself a new boat motor.

Staying hydrated!

My baby girl!

Turner allowing Ben to circle all his bug bites. When he was finished he had a face full of purple circles!

Sometimes life is just rough, even if you are on the beach!

Enjoying Lake Pepin in the beautiful sunlight!

Even Star is enjoying herself!

The kids and I made our own Pirate's fort, which we didn't get to use because we decided to go home!