Monday, November 7, 2011

Winter Fun!

We went up north this weekend, expecting to see fall colors, and got winter instead! It was so much fun! There was about 4" inches of snow, we made a snowman, had a snowball fight and enjoyed the snow. As you can see for the pictures, we have some winter clothing, but not everything:) We wore rain boots, fleece mittens, 2 layers of pants and jackets. Our dog Ginger had fun chasing snowballs. It was fun for these desert dwellers to get a taste of winter!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

art and such

I had a ton of fun spending my birthday money on decorating the master bedroom! I love how it turned out. I got some really god deals at Ross and didn't spend over$100 on the whole thing!

Monday, June 20, 2011


We went camping up in Greer, about 4 1/2 hours north east of Phoenix, and had a great time! It was super windy, so we couldn't have a campfire, which was a bummer. We did some fishing, the boys caught crawdads (crayfish) and Isaac found a horned toad! He wanted to keep it, but it needs a certain type of ant to survive and was best left in the wild:) Our dog Ginger loved being at the lake, I'm sure thats why we didn't catch many fish!

A New Dress

I love to make things for my little girl, and it makes so happy that she loves to wear them! This year for Easter I made her a new dress. The fabric I have had for a while and found a cute and easy pattern to make. The buttons are a mix of ones I had and ones I bought, and the ruffle is from a skirt that I bought at a garage sale!

Friday, May 20, 2011

The bedroom project

As you might know the master bedroom has been a project that I've been wanting to tackle for a while now. We painted it blue when we moved in and really didn't like that choice, so last fall when Jason was away I primed it back to white. That little change made such a difference!

After many months of just leaving it white and pondering the color I wanted it to be, I finally decided and painted it while Jason was in Chicago last month. It took a few paint samples and some great people at ACE, but I found the right color and I love it. A friend from church came over for a few hours and helped me, but for the most part I let the kids watch tv and I painted! Now I can show you the amazing bedroom set we got last year!

I can't figure out how to arrange these photos so you see the "before" first!
I really love how the room turned out, I am still looking for that perfect piece of art to go above the bed..all in good time:)

Monday, February 28, 2011

The littlest one turned 3!

Tobin just had his 3rd birthday! Here are some pictures of his special day. He got a stick horse, tools , puzzles and skating lessons (pictures of skating to come later) He is such a fun boy, he talks nonstop, is funny, creative, imaginative and just a great kid.

Another reader

Tobin is growing up fast! He recently turned 3 and I'll post some pictures of that next, but here are some that I just took! He still takes a nap, thankfully, today he fell asleep reading! He loves to read and be read to.