Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Christmas Vacation!

Yay for Vacations! lol This year we traveled once again to Georgia to see my family over the Christmas Holiday. The weather was warm... I can't tell you how much I love warm weather! When we left Indiana Sunday night, it was 7 degrees! Anyway, it was great seeing everyone and spend Christmas together!
We planned on leaving to come back home on Saturday morning, but Friday we saw the weather was going to be 75 degrees, hmmm... maybe we should try and go to the beach! So we loaded up the kids and headed to Tybee Island...and I'm so glad we did!

We got there that morning and fog was covering the water.. we walked for awhile on the sand. It was a bit chilly with the breeze off the water, so we checked out the Marine Science center..which had different kinds of fish and turtles to look at.

Then we walked along the pier and watched all the people and birds... so relaxing! Addie fell asleep in her babyhawk.

We decided to go to Fannie's on the beach for lunch. I had eaten there probably over 10 years ago, and I couldn't forget their nachos! We also tried their shrimp burger which was really yummy too!
Back to the beach to dig and play in the sand...the water was chilly, but there were still kids in bathing suits jumping in the water!
It was so nice and relaxing! Maybe next time we'll stay for a week! =o)

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Wow it's been awhile since I've updated this blog. Sorry folks! Life sure does get bustling and busy over the holidays!
We took a drive down to GA to be with my family over Thanksgiving. Judah of course loves seeing Poppy and Grammy!

Here's my brother, Andrew, with Addie.

On the long drive down we stopped off at a rest area and let Judah run around.

Me and Addie rocking on the porch.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


No, no one has lost their job! =D I picked up our painted ceramics that have been fired! They turned out great! A lot better than we expected! If you look at the "Unexpected Fun" posting, you'll see the before pictures. The football helmet looked pink in that photo, but it's definitely red! Go Dawgs!
I'm so excited how these turned out, we'll probably go back soon! I'd like to paint a piggy bank for little Adelaide!

I also snapped this shot of Judah coloring today. He was replacing a crayon in his crayon roll-up!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Busy Bazaar Weekend!

Bazaar..not Bizarre. ;oP And busy too! Lately I find myself looking for fun and creative things to do/make! Usually that leads me jumping from one project to another and then back again! When the homeschool group in our area decided to have a Holiday Bazaar I figured "why not?!"
Ok so I only decided to do this a week beforehand..which probably wasn't the best of ideas. I'm busy enough as it is..but I figured it would be fun! So off I went to the fabric store and spent a small fortune on tulle! I think I went a little overboard..thinking of all the wonderful colors and how great they would look for fluffy tutus! This was after I had decided to make crayon roll-ups (that's what I call them anyway.)! Essentially I ran out of time, but that's ok.
Here's the fruits of my labor!

On a different note...

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Unexpected fun!

Out of the blue, my mom, one of my sisters (I have two..and a brother) and my nephew decided to drive the 8 hours to come see us over this past weekend! Why not with the price of gas dropping under $2!?

So while we played hooky from our work, we visited and came up with a few fun things to do. We raked up leaves in the front yard with our broken rake (yeh it has no handle). Brandon and Judah had a ton of fun jumping in that small pile of leaves! The pile got even smaller as the leaves got crushed to a pulp!

Saturday we decided to do what I've always wanted to! We went a painted at this pottery place near here, Earth and Fire. Brandon chose a football helmet, Rebecca picked out a penguin ornament and Judah picked a race car. I also helped Judah with a train ornament. It was fun to begin with, but for a two year old...well let's just say he wanted to paint everything else. Mom is the best painter out of all of us! She had chosen a little snowman, very cute! This Saturday I'll be picking them up from being fired.

After painting we took the kids the "The Fun House" and let them run out some of that energy! What a fun day! I am!

I've finally decided to create a blog just about me and my family. I hope to look back on my posts and remember what fun we've had and how great life is!
As most of my family and friends know, we had our second kiddo just this past July! Adelaide was born at home and it was one of the best experiences ever!
Now we have our little 2 year old boy, Judah and our little girl. It's great being a mom! =o)

While staying at home with my little ones I also run a small business making "fluffy stuff for little monsters" with my mom. It's a great way to unwind and let the creative juices flow... so to speak.

My Hubby, Joe, is an aspiring photographer. He's the one that is typically behind the camera.. so you may not see him as often. You can check out his fantastic photos at his blog!