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Monday, November 5, 2012

Kitchen Tea and Coffee tree

 I created a Christmas tree last year featuring espresso cups and kitchen/food related ornaments I had accumulated over the years. I thought it turned out kinda cute.
My hubby has bought me a snow globe for every year of our marriage. Now he has gotten the boys to join in picking them out. It has been something that I hold very dear. I have created a display in the hutch to showcase them. This is 1 side of the hutch.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

fall break declaration

So Lord knows I need rest but I must not be a lump on a log this fall break so I am publicly declaring my plans to you. For accountability purposes.

So day 1
Clean the bathrooms
Make caramel corn with the kids
Gather the boys friends together to play football
Work on two aspects of CDA class
Call Martha

(If we don't make it to the zoo)
Clean the fridge and freezer
Finish the laundry
Make two persona doll skits and do for the boys for my assignment in class.
Make corn bags for all I have mentioned it to.
Take the boys to the pumpkin patch to pick out their pumpkins.
Call Nancy

Do all of what was on Tuesday if we went to the zoo
Or Take the kids to do something fun today.
Call girls from work about going to Shpshi

Put all outdoor stuff away for the winter
Make pizza dough to freeze.
football practice.

Reading day.
Make applesauce to freeze
Make pizza and carve pumpkins

football game
Pumpkin patch with boy scout troop

finish up homework
go to re-enactment

Friday, July 13, 2012

I spy with my little eye

Payton waited 21/2 months while proving that he was responsible to take care of a pet by feeding his brothers dog without complaining, everyday. He saved up enough money to buy the new pet and all the supplies himself. Quite the little thrifter he is he found a cage from a good friend for $5.00 and a tip from the pet store gave us cheaper animal bedding elsewhere. The day had finally arrived to go and get his blessed little baby guinea pig. The first store we eyed these angelic little creatures at was completely sold out. Payton was heart broken so we headed to store #2. To our surprise they had 4 he could choose from. He instantly fell in love with a little light brown and white guinea with a colic on the top of his head. 

Izzy has needed some extra attention these days. I think she is beginning to feel a little slighted by all the turtle and guinea attention being spread around here. A little extra yard time is in order for this pup.
It was love at first site. Payton was so happy he told me he thought he was going to cry. He had waited what must have felt like eternity to have this little guy and the love has been showered on him since.
Meet Spy, who if was a girl was going to be named Tiff Jr. Thank goodness things worked out like they did. I am not sure how I feel about my son wanting to name his guinea after me. But male it is so I didn't have such an honor or dilemma.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Knock your socks off Bionicles

Here they are one day when we made an effort to turn off the tv. They were making cool creations. They wanted to submit their ideas to the bionicle company. We have to name them first. I love hearing them ask me to look at what they made.
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New Years Eve 2011

Here is the group this year. It was nice to have the big kids around with some of their friends. The kids are growing up so fast.
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We had our Christmas party at the Essenhaus during break. It was fabulous. It makes me hungry for roast beef and cherry pie just thinking about it. I am learning so much from these ladies. It has been a huge blessing.
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