Wednesday, March 24, 2010

More March Maddness

Life is crazy busy around here lately. Spring Break is suppose to be a relaxing time, but NO! Lexi has a volleyball camp for 4 days this week then leaves for the beach with her dear friend Rachel (they have been friends since kindergarten). Spencer has been hanging out with his cousin all week & still had Lacrosse practice. I think I may need a vacation after they go back to school.

March 20, 2010

Lexi had the opportunity to babysit her littlest cousin this evening. I stuck around to help out because he is still pretty little. For the most part, they did great. Poor little guy missed his mom & dad when they're gone, but Lexi made him smile!

March 21, 2010

Just a shot of my boys being silly together over Spring Break! They really love each other!

March 22, 2010

Spencer is a bit crazy about Harry Potter right now. Here he is showing us his "wand" (actually it's a paint brush with out the brush). And whenever he can, he wears his robe, after all a wizard must have a robe! I see a sewing project in my future:)

March 23, 2010

Spent some time with my parents today & found some great treasures, some doilies. Joe thinks I am totally nuts but I am seeing doilies making a comeback in decorating. When I told him that he said, "not in this house." Well, he might now even recognize them after this (more pictures to come after finish the transformation)!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

March Maddness

No, I don't mean basketball I mean March is a busy time of the year for us. Lacrosse season is in full swing which eats up at least three nights a week. The weather is starting to improve & the kids are harder to get inside to do homework. Meetings for our little incoming high schooler are happening almost weekly. Those things on top of our regular things are simply keeping us crazy busy. We don't always eat dinner at the same time & the house is not always picked up but we are working hard to get every one where they need to be on time & sleeping well at night after everyone is back home after a day of running:)

March 15, 2010

Joe had one as a kid & thought it would be fun to have one now. Yes, he is the proud owner of a gas powered AC. He has had fun with it & even let Spencer drive it after a couple days of breaking it in. It was so funny, the first day he took it out we had 3-4 kids standing on the driveway watching while Joe took it for it's first spin up & down the street. I think the kids were expecting a chance to drive it but that wasn't happening today.

March 16, 2010

Ok so this is kind of cheating & isn't really a picture I took, it some fun play time with Photoshop brushes. I'm into the vintage look right now & found these great clock brushes. Oh the possibilities are endless!

March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day! The kids & are were sure to wear green today so we wouldn't get pinched. Joe was in Arizona doing some work but he will be back Thursday around midnight (we all miss him). Spencer even told me "I'm a bit off when Dad's not home (sad little face)." Anyway, today's picture is something I find almost every day after the house is empty. Lexi leaves her night light on almost every day when she leaves for school. I think she is making sure her buddies (stuffed animals) are happy.

March 18, 2010

This is the other thing I find almost every morning after Lexi leaves for school, her two wet towels laying on the ground. Sometimes they are on the floor in the bathroom & sometimes they are on the floor in her bedroom. But, they are never where they are suppose to be, hanging on the towel rack so they can properly dry. Oh well, every day I pick them up and hang them to dry. I'm learning to pick my battles, wet towels? Life could be worse.

March 19, 2010

Joe got home from AZ last night & took the day off to spend with us at home (kiddos didn't have school). We went to lunch downtown with his Mom & then had a chance for date night (which almost never happens). Thanks you Papa Ken for the Blazer tickets! I'm sure he is going to kick himself when he learns how totally amazing the seats were. I had never been to a Blazer game & I was totally spoiled! We were so close we could see the sweat dripping & flying (ok that was a bit gross, but seriously, that's how close we were)! Now I am not the only one in my little family who has never been to a game & now I am ready to go to another one.

Monday, March 15, 2010

More March Photos

March 6, 2010

I have been busy getting some crafty things done lately. It has been so nice to get my mind set in that mode. Making me happy!

March 7, 2010

We had a spare TV hanging around & have decided that since Lexi has a tough time falling asleep, it should go in her room. Spencer is green with envy. It's in her room but not hooked up yet. She has been watching her new favorite channel, the snow channel!

March 8, 2010

Lacrosse season is finally here & Spencer is totally excited! He played past year & loved it. Here's to a good season, with no major injuries:)

March 9, 2010

He's so excited for Lacrosse that I can barely get his helmet off his little head!

March 10, 2010

St. Patrick's Day is almost here & I am not prepared, which is not like me at all! One lonely ornament on my holiday tree is just not enough but that's what I have for now!

March 11, 2010

Crafty time is in full bloom & I am loving this!

March 12, 2010

Spencer gets to hit the beach with his cousin Logan this weekend & he is packed & ready to hit the road!

March 13, 2010

More St. Patrick's Day ideas in the making. Glitter makes me happy!

March 14, 2010

My little banner for St. Patrick's Day, love it!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Getting My Creativity In Gear

I have been getting some great ideas to boost my creativity lately on some new blogs I have found. I just wanted to pass along the ideas in hopes that you will give your creativity a kick start! There are some great ideas on here, you should really check it out! Lexi & I have found some adorable felting ideas on this site. She is working on a St. Patrick's Day garland which I will show you some time soon! I simply love these little fabric flowers I can't wait to show you some of my own. I saw these ribbon flowers (a few posts down) & had to make one! Not sure what I am going to do with it yet but it is very adorable!
Hope these help you get some creative ideas, I know they worked for me!

Catching up on Photos

March 5, 2010

These are the necklaces I made to go with the little black dress!

March 4, 2010

This picture was actually taken by my cousin's son Casey (see I'm actually in the photo) after my Papa's funeral. But, don't worry, I took some pictures today also, I just liked this one the most:)

March 3, 2010

Now I am not the only chic is the world who does not own a little black dress!

March 2, 2010

Laundry, laundry, laundry! I do soooo much laundry these days!

March 1, 2010

Lexi takes oboe lessons one night a week at her school. Today Spencer took advantage of the lack of rain & got to kick the soccer ball around while we waited for her to finish!

February 28, 2010

Whenever we go to the beach I am constantly looking for heart shaped rocks (a collection that started with me back when I was student teaching & one of my kiddos gave me a heart shaped rock)! Today, I did find a heart shaped rock but I also drew one in the sand!

February 27, 2010

A few years back I started making the kids write in a beach journal every day we are at the beach house. Just a little something for them to look back on & remember all the great times we spent at the beach house. They don't always enjoy doing this but hopefully some day they will appreciate it!

February 26, 2010

Spence, I think that shirt is a little big for you;)

February 25, 2010

I love lip gloss! This is a picture I took for my February Love Album. Everywhere I go I have lip gloss with me!

February 24, 2010

I have been watching Heidi Swapp's live web show every Wednesday & this is a project she shared a few weeks ago. So easy to make & so many possibilities!

February 23, 2010

This is where Lexi can be found quite often! Here she is getting ready for her band concert. I keep telling her she is beautiful just the way she is!

February 22, 2010

Came home to this! What in the world has been tearing apart my little planter? We found out later that it was a Blue Jay. Pesky little bird is making a mess to build a nest! Spring must be just around the corner!

February 21, 2010

I bought my Mom some of these flowers to bring to the beach for her birthday so I just had to get some for me 2!