Thursday, June 25, 2009

Home away from home

This is our new home away from home. 168 square feet of camping bliss.
eight foot ceilings.
hinged door.
light in the ceiling.
self rolling windows.
when we saw it put together at sam's club it was bigger than we thought.
when we came home and set it up in our backyard we knew we would probably be laughed out of every campground we go to.
but we don't care.
it fits all of us, all of our stuff and, short of a sink and toilet, has everything we need.

Monday, June 22, 2009

For Today

Outside my window...the sun is finally shining

I am thinking...about our great weekend with friends.

I am thankful for...being warm and dry this morning.

From the kitchen...there are sloppy joes waiting for dinner.

I am wearing...jammies. brown capris and my green boston t shirt.

I am creating...a colorful quilt.

I am be unpacking camping stuff and drying it out all day.

I am reading...several books and magazines.

Around the's pretty clean. i always like to come home to a clean house so i picked up and cleaned before we left.

One of my favorite things...when a smell brings back a memory.

A few plans for the rest of the week...rob is off so we don't have any big plans. relaxing and maybe the water park.

A picture to share...

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Behind on summer blogging

I've had my birthday since being on here last. The big 3-3. Oh geez. Rob got me Krispy Kremes to start the day then he took me to Marsing to pick up five 'new to me' chairs. The other four don't have arms but I love them. And I love Craig's list. They need to be repainted and recovered, along with my other two. I can't wait.
Speaking of repainted, I am going to repaint my living/dining rooms and kitchen. I need to brighten things up a little. The darker colors are bringing me down. I want a light tan color that will go with anything. I think. I have four paint chips up on my wall that I am contemplating but if you have any great paint colors let me know.
I also need to get Emily's room repainted so I can get her room decorated.
I found this adorable headboard while I was antiquing yesterday. I love it!!! It will look lovely on one of my walls just as soon as I can get them painted...

This is a quilt I am working on. So colorful.

Rob took the boys on a dirt bike/camping adventure. They rode till they were tired, found a spot to set up a tent, slept, then rode some more. And geocached. My garden is coming along nicely. Things are sprouting and bugs are eating. We have to take a trip to Zamzows and find out what we can spray so my plants actually have leaves.
I went over to Lori's on Thursday to help her pack up. I didn't have a set time to go or leave I just went and planned to stay as long as she needed help. Well 10 hours, multiple boxes, lots of talking and laughing, a few tears, some good ole fashion dust bunnies and a dog bite later we said goodbye.
I think that about catches me up for now. We are going camping this weekend with the Duggan's and the Hamilton's so I should have plenty of stories to share when we come home.
7 kids
6 parents
3 families
1 weekend
Baumgartner here we come.

Monday, June 8, 2009

what's going on

*i had a FaBuLoUs time at a slumber party in honor of lori. we stayed up too late, ate way too much mexican food, laughed till our stomachs hurt and talked about every subject imaginable before dawn. it was a perfect goodbye. i'm gonna miss that girl.
*i only got about 4 hours of sleep so i was a little on the dazed side all day saturday and of little use around the house.
*after church we were joined by the duggan's, rich, steph, rykon and my cousin becca and her son deegan at the greek food festival. we ate lots of yummy food, got some more talking in and watched the greek dancers. every time we go there i wish i were greek. such tradition.
*sunday we were supposed to go fishing with jim, theresa and the kids. we all ended up going fishing, only there was a miscommunication and we ended up at different lakes. we weren't having much luck so we went geocaching instead. the thing i have found about that activity is it's fun for whoever is holding the gps and not fun for the people who have to trudge behind you blindly. i did a lot of trudging behind with a less than positive attitude. i will let you know, next time we go, if it was because of my lack of sleep or because it stinks following behind and not knowing where i'm going. i think it might be a little of both.
*today rob took the boys riding up by blacks creek. they are spending the night and coming home tomorrow so it's just me and the girl today.
*i got in the car today to run some errands and when i put my sunglasses on they were mysteriously broken. Not me and I don't know must have been rummaging through the car last night.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Monday, June 1, 2009


I turned these

into this.

And, man, is it good.