Friday, August 26

recent photos

We are preparing for Hurricane Irene, hope all of you stay safe.

Here are some recent photos!

our evening walks

a.k.a burn off the last itty bit of energy so the kids fall asleep quickly

Annie's flowers

a day out with my sweet niece at one of my favorite bead stores

My sister and I went out for some therapeutic
girl time/adult conversation/uninterrupted-already-made-dinner-that-we-don’t-have-to-clean-up/much needed uncontrolled giggling.
The night delivered!

Saturday, August 20

Cousins = FUN

Cousin fun = giggly sleepovers, big birthday parties, sharing ice cream, tire swing dizziness, twister competitions, endless swimming, outdoor movie nights, lily pad hopping, and blanket tent villages and...

making lovely memories!

Wednesday, August 17

check list:

Unpack from a family camping trip: Check
Wash, dry, fold and put away all clothes, blankets and towels: ½ Check
Return phone calls and emails: Check
Pick ripe vegetables from garden: Check
Buy groceries to refill fridge: will do tomorrow
Smile as I download all the pictures from our trip and thank God for allowing us this special time together:


Friday, August 12

shhhhhh, a yummy, healthy snack

We have several quick, healthy snacks that are a staple in our house. This is one the whole family devours:

Granny Smith Apples
Peanut Butter
Oatmeal (uncooked)

I wash and slice up the apples, spoon some peanut butter on a plate and pour a pile of uncooked oatmeal. They dip to their hearts delight!

I’m tellin’ ya, I can’t slice the apples fast enough!

Saturday, August 6

$1 ribbon organizer

Yes, I am still alive. I’m just busy having summer fun and trying to avoid any more doctor visits (yes, we have had more). Our days are filled with swimming, cousin sleepovers, zoo visits, Twister competitions, movie nights, impromptu baseball games and nature walks, birthday celebrations, blanket tents in the living room, going to concerts, setting up and taking down the pool, stayin’ cool and organizing to prepare for the busy school season.

This is my dollar store ribbon organizer:

It is so not fancy, but it works for me.

I can slide it in and out of a cabinet when I need to.

Now, at a glance, I know I do not need any more green ribbon.

Here are some other ways to organize all those pretty ribbons.

and three

Happy Saturday!