Monday, June 28, 2010

She's a Ballet Dancer....

Products Used~ CTMH SS Dancing Dreams... Ink, Black, Blush {stamped Ballet & Recital on DP Background} {DP Butterflies~ Paper Studio, So So Sweet w/Glitter}  Matted Glitter CS,  Misc... Pearls, Rhinestones, Flowers, Circle Punch for journal tag, Foam Dots,  "Soft Spoken" Ballet Embellishments.

I had fun putting this layout together of Meghan's Recital. She loves to watch herself on the short video clip  Christyl took of her.
 I've been waiting on the pics to get here from Winkflash....by mistake I ordered Glossy prints. { I hate glossy} I was able to  contact customer service within a day of my order, and got to cancel and reorder  Matt finish. NO problem. They ended up sending me both orders. {credited me for the one} I sent the glossy back. I'm very happy with the quality of the  prints I get from them. Packaging is top quality as well. A lot of times they'll have prints  .5 cents for  4x6 and .25 for 5x7. It was  the second time I ordered from them. Oh and here is a website for looking up discount coupon codes for where you might shop. Coupon Cabin
Not a whole lot  happening here.  Sam got back from Ranger Camp yesterday. He had a great time! Accept it rained and his tent leaked.
 He has baseball games twice a week till mid July, and then tournaments if they make it that far. They won all three games so far, last one ending in a tie.... Swim lessons are done till the 26th of July. They are both staying in there same levels another time.
Well i better get movin. They want to go fishing today?? Sam says he'll put the worms on the hooks,  good, cuz I'm not doing it. :P

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Hope you have a tail wagging day, everyday!


Products Used Close to my Heart CS & DP~ Heart of Winter, Ric Rac, Dog Stamp Whipper Snapper, Sentiment, Hanna Stamps, Brads,  Nestables, Liquid Glass, Foam Dots, Copic Markers.

Hope you like the card! I made it a few weeks ago, just haven't posted it yet. Charlie took Micah fishing this morning so I have some ME time to get  some stuff done, so here i sit. :)  Ahhh... Blogging
 Here are a few pics of what we've been up to this last month, and it hasn't slowed down. I feel like I'm still tyring to play catch up. With my Mission trip coming up in a few weeks I'm tyring to get organized & packed. Global Expeditions gave us a pack list. Airline only allows us to pack 50 lbs or less in our duffel bag. NO suite case. As far as a carry on?... backpack & sleeping bag. Gosh I hope that flies. $49.00 if your check-in bag is over 50 lbs.

Micah waiting patiently to assemble the pool and fill it.

Just goofing around while the pool fills.

Love this pic I took of Micah heading back to the van after fishing.

Thursday I got my 1st fishing license. YAY  Micah & I went fishing for the first time ever!.  I even bought some worms...Caught nothing, but we made some great memories! I don't do worms, but the man & son who was on the pier when we got their, put the worm on the hook for me. Micah said to me...quote "Mom be a man" face your fears and do it" end quote. I  still LOL when I think of what he said. Micah is 8 yo.

Nice warm day!

Batter Up!

Meghan's rain gear, she loved it! We're the  Bestest grammy & papa! : )
Complete with boots.

My daughter made her dress, not the shirt or bow. Isn't she adorable!?!! When ever Meghan sees me, she runs and says... grammy, grammy, grammy and gives me a big hug. There's nothing like being a grandparent!! You have to be one to know the awesome love & joy it brings to your heart!
Meghan's traditional silly string fun at her BD party.

We're ready!!  :)

The pool took 14 hours to fill. Yikes!! I called the water company just to see what it would cost to fill a 14' x 42" pool. 3740 gallons. Are you ready for this?... $5.00 and $2.00 on the sewer charge. That's alright with us, for 3.5 months of Sumner fun!

Sam has been at Church Ranger Camp since Thursday morning, he'll be home Sunday @ 1pm.
Charlie got his fishing license yesterday so Micah, Charlie & I went fishing down by the river last night. {I forgot my camera} Micah & I caught some Goby fish. 3 total} According to the fishing book Charlie got with his Trout Stamp.  Wisconsin waters are  under attack by a growing list of... aquatic invasive species. Goby fish  being one of them... Yikes, all we wanted to do was fish. LOL

Anyhoo, hope you enjoyed my catch up. It's amazing what you can get done when you have the house to yourself, and  it doesn't have to always be housework!
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!
  

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Update..... Missions Trip Fundraiser

Some of you may already know I'm going on a Missions Trip in a few weeks to Tijuana in Baja Mexico. {see my countdown on right of sidebar}   I'm so excited but yet nervous at the same time.  My Rep Marvin  from Global Expeditions has encouraged me to have a fundraiser to raise $$ for my trip. I needed to raise $278.00 out of the $1040.00 I needed. This past Saturday I did just that. PTL!! I had a car wash and cook out at our house. My dear sweet husband cooked out brats, burgers. We also had chips, I made 4 pans of brownies,  some bottled water. I had heard I could rent pay a $10.00 deposit on 2 "No Parking" signs so no one could park in front of my house during the event. That worked out great! Here are some pics. Enjoy!! :)

 

Our 1st guests ~sweet neighbors

Charlie serving up the food.

Kids cooling off, it was a beautiful warm day!

Let the car washing begin! Sam was my helper when he wasn't playing around with the stereo system. :)

 Tony & his beautiful wife Rebecca

My friend Tracy

Our new neighbor Yvonne

My neighbor Tony is a DJ and offered to set up his stereo system for the event. I cranked played Newsboys cd's all day. How fun!!

I washed about 5 cars, but they mostly came to eat and support my cause.

The end of a Blessed Day!
I raised $297.00
Thank You to everyone who supported me!! Thank you Charlie for all your hard work!!!!

So much has been going on this last month. My last post we were getting ready for our SIL Marks BD party. That was great!
Charlie & I celebrated 13 years of marriage May 24th ~  June is a busy month for us as well....My boys got out of school  on the 4th. We had my granddaughter Meghan's 4th BD party on the 11th.  My BD was the 15th. {thank you Erica & Sparkle for the gorgeous BD cards!  Check out their blogs they do amazing work, not to mention some sweet cyber friends too!  My boys have been in swimming lessons the last 2 weeks. Sam has baseball games  twice a week, and  getting ready for  my Missions Fundraiser... well lets just say my head is still spinning. Sam leaves for Church Ranger Camp on Thursday. We have our church picnic this Sunday.
I received my pack list from GE for my trip. Those of you who know me know I Hate Camping! {I hate bugs!!!}  I don't even camp with my family...Guess what? We'll be  on a guarded ranch, Camping!! God is up to something! : /   I'm not whinning complaining.  I just hope the bugs are gone when I get their. LOL
Things i need to bring... Large duffle bag. Airline says... less than 50lbs when packed} Is that possible? Backpack, sleeping bag/pillow, candy for the kids.
  
I'll try not to stay away so long this time. I do need to get reacquainted with my scrap room/stamps/paper/toys. I did make a cute card a few weeks ago. I try and get it posted soon.
Well my friends, I'm off again, the kids have swim lessons. There done this Thursday.  But than they start up again when I get back from my trip.  
I  hope you're having a wonderful summer....