Monday, March 29, 2010

Hmmmmm…. What do you think?

image0 Misty or Ashelyn???

My girls look a bit a like.

Friday, March 26, 2010

The Beginning of Our Fun Filled Weekend…


Day One… tumble on Gramma’s bed watching a quiet movie while sissy is napping. Lots of Lego lovin’. A trip to Mickey D’s for some Ckn nuggets and a little tunnel fun. Home for a play in the tub… jammies and watching “Monsters Vs. Aliens” with Grampa. Doesn’t get much better than that.

Misty and Jake made this for Ashe and Gid

I forgot to mention that we're watching our sweet wee ones while mommy and daddy are playing in NYC over their anniversary. They made this for the little ones. So sweet!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

What do you do with old zippers???


Sew… what do you do with an antique tin full of old zippers? Some have never been used and some obviously were stripped from garments to be used again.

This is what I’m doing:


I saw this idea in blogland and remembered this tin of zippers… sew Miss Ashelyn is going to be sporting some pretty new rosettes in her little piggy tails. Yay, yay, yay! These are about the size of a quarter btw. Me likey!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Live in the Moment!

I saw this wonderful saying and idea HERE! Just knew I had to do the same thing too! Some times we get caught up in what was, and what will be, and forget about what is.


I love, love, love it!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

We Rocked the ZUMBA!!!

Misty and I rocked the ZUMBA at ZUMBA class today! It was awesome... I am so excited to have a class to attend again. I soooo need to get back in shape and it was so stinkin' fun! If you've never tried it... you should.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


You know how when you paint something, you really can’t remember what it looked like before… maybe that’s just me… anywho… I looked and looked and tried to find a before picture of my mantle. We have a new computer and of course all of my old pictures did not get loaded on it. Then being a little slower than the average Joe, I remembered… Hey Dingy, I’m pretty sure you’ve blogged a picture or two… So without further ado… HERE it is.

Before (dressed for Christmas)

100_8591 I always liked it before, but I love it now!



It seems like it was meant to be painted this luscious Swiss Coffee color. (oh, and what is up with that? Since when is Coffee a white color? Do the Swiss drink milk with a sprinkle of coffee added?)

I played around with a few accessories. There is probably too much, but I like it, so it works for me for now.


Sunday, March 7, 2010


Brent and I went looking for a rug for our living room… still didn’t find one we both loved… might have to order one online… but check this out.


My Brent is amazing… he made this hangy thing that fits in the air vent and sticks out and away from the wall… it allows airflow behind the picture frame. How cool is that for a camouflage job?

The picture below… is a close up of the frame. I LOVE IT!! Bj saw it at Gordmen’s at one of our many stops on our outing to find an accent rug. Well, at least we didn’t go away empty handed. I like how the pictures are all wonky… so I went with silly pictures too for most of the shots! Misty is going to help me make a scrolly thingy for above it (well, at least I hope she does, she might change her mind when she sees this)… Don’t you think a pretty scrolly thingy will complete the look. Yay, Yay, YAY!!!


Misty’s picture is my fav… silly girl! I call it twinkle toes.


Speaking of toes… how cute are these?


This is how my babies were sitting when I got to Misty’s on Friday to make my word blurb. I thought it was a photo moment if ever there was one. They were watching Blue’s Clues and not paying attention to Gramma at all… except for a quick, “Hi Gramma!!” when I first walked in the door. They were lovin’ them some Blue’s Clues, you can see they were totally engrossed. I’m pretty sure they were singing when I snapped this photo. Ahhh, memories. My little ones loved Blue’s clues too!

Zach’s Big Day…


Zach was sworn in to the Air National Guard today at 10:00 this morning. It was amazing… Colonel Mike McEnulty, the 139th Air Lift Wing Commander, did the swearing in. Before the swearing in he talked to Zach about what an elite group he was joining… The United State Military… has a 90% approval rating… compared to our President… that’s quite a difference. He told Zach that less the 1% of the population of the United States are members of the elite group… and that they are a noble tenacious group.

100_9477 This is a picture of the Colonel congratulating Zach after the swearing in.


This is picture of Zach with his immediate commanders in the 241st Air Traffic Control Squadron.100_9500 This is where Zach will be working after boot camp and tech school… the 241st Air Traffic Control Squadron. It is a fairly new structure, with very up to date technology. We were given a guided tour of the base by the Colonel… it was awesome!


Here’s the whole family with Zach right after the swearing in… I’m pretty sure I still had a tear in my eye. I was so very proud of him. (somehow we missed getting Jacob in a picture… we failed)

Zach & Jenni Zach’s sweetie, Jenni, attended the ceremony with us… She was just as teary eyed as me. It was awesome to see how proud she was too.


Grandpa and Auntie Lynn attended the ceremony also… poor sweet Phyllis was sick, sick all the night before and was unable to attend. I’m so sorry she was not able to be there… I know she was looking forward to it and we so wanted her to be there. I am sure that Zach’s grandparents that have passed on were very proud of him and were there with us watching on as he took this step towards his future. It was a great day for Zach and we were so happy to be a part of it.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Pretty Much Amazing!!!


I’m in LOVE!!!

Thank you, thank you Misty Sunshine for your expert assistance with the vinyl lettering and beginning picture placement. I think that might have been the toughest part… Just where do you start. You are a wonder to behold… no really, thank you sweet girl. I love you!  

I love everything about my picture collage/word blurb wall… well except for the stupid cold air return… I stuck up the scroll looking thing to see if I thought something like this might work to detract from its ugliness but still let it serve the purpose it was created for. I am on a mission to find something similar but larger to do a better job of camouflage.

Misty at The Doan Gang would love to help you with your vinyl lettering needs… you should check in with here sometime.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

More Balanced


I redid the pictures above the mantle to mimic the vaulted ceiling… it’s much more balanced, doncha’ think?


I added Misty’s bridal shots… perfect!

100_9462 I’m working on a picture wall… here are a few shots I hope to include… I plan to add some of the awesome word blurbs as well between some of the shots for balance… I am going to have to reprint a few of my favorite shots… the sun faded them… bummer.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Maybe… Let’s Try ‘em for a Day!


I know… not chocolate and blue… but I really didn’t like the chocolate and blue, I tried, honest… but it looked like a funeral home. Certainly not what I was going for. Now… I need to get the pictures up… a couple of sconces for above the mantel… an accent rug or two and a few more accessories… so much to do.