Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Hey Kiddos! Let's Have A Fun Day!

The girls are in the Christmas spirit of giving

It wouldn't be a trip to the mall without visiting the Disney Store

After some super fun escalator rides, we all hit the playground

Last stop dinner at Chuck E Cheese

I wish every day could be a "fun day"!


Monday, December 5, 2011

You know, there is this thing called Pinterest.  I have got to tell you I am addicted.  It is usually a late night guilty pleasure.  Before, I used my favorites bar on my computer to store all the great ideas I found on the web.  Now, I have pinboards for that and lots of them.  Soooo many ideas, so little time is even more true now.  Luckily, I had some time to finish up one of those great ideas I found for Ella room.

A ribbon valance for her windows

I love the vintage/shabby chic feel it gives the room

The best part is it was super easy!  Just some jute and scrap fabric torn in strips tied onto it. 

Monday, November 14, 2011

the past week in review

The girls helped me decorate the door for Thanksgiving. Thanks Gigi for finding the elusive Thanksgiving door decor.

We received the sad news this past week of two wonderful and much loved people who passed away. It hurts to know that we won't see them anymore now, but it is a comfort to know the day will come when we will see them both again.  It really makes you realize how true it is that every day is a gift.  There is so much to give thanks for in life.

 The girls went to get snow cones at Kaliedo Snow another day. The many flavors made it super hard for them to decide. Greg attempted to teach them to play Connect 4. These girls thought filling all the slots with different colors and watching them drop was the best game ever. Good try though Greggo!  Shepherd was highly entertained by watching and grabbing any pieces that landed his way. 

We took the girls out to fly kites on Thursday. Greg and I busted out into Mary Poppins "Let's Go Fly a Kite" on the way. I'm not sure the girls quite got it, but they thought it was fun and funny to hear us singing. We had a windy and sunny day to play at Berry in the big field.  Flying kites quickly turned into dragging kites. Things didn't quite go as plannned! Both kites crash landed and broke apart, but that didn't stop them.  We had loads of laughs and the girls had so much fun. I can't imagine how great it will be when they really get to fly one.

Santa Claus came to the mall and we went to see him come in with his reindeer.  We got there early to get our goody bag.  Ella entertained herself in line by finding the most beautiful leaves that had fallen.

 Ironically, we missed Santa coming in due to the fact that he took an alternate route to his chair this year, but the magic of just seeing him there was enough to satisfy the girls.  We all got to ride the carousel  together before we left.

Shepherd hit a huge milestone over the weekend. He took his first steps to Paw Paw!  Those adorable wobbly first shuffle steps always melt my heart. So proud of my little man!

There you have it... the past week in review.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Over the hills and through the woods to Papa George's house we go...

We took a day trip with all the kids to see Papa George and Mimi Kim.  They are building a new log cabin not far from Chattanooga.  After a quick bite of lunch with them, we headed up the mountain ridge to see their new place.  It was a gorgeous drive. The leaves were all changing and we spotted a breathtaking view of the town below around one of the curves.  The kids loved the "rollercoaster" road.
It wasn't long before we were there.

We took a tour and saw all the hard work they have already done. It will be a wonderful retreat to call home when they are finished.  My favorite might have been the exposed beam ceiling in the living room. The girls had so much fun running around.

  Shepherd loved watching them play and got lots of practice walking outside.

We had a blast and look forward to many more great times at the new house!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Web Wonderlust

Has anyone started Christmas shopping?  I have nearly finished all the birthday shopping for the rest of this year. Hopefully, I will be starting as soon as possible.  Here are some nifty if not random things I have found.




HUG-A-PLUG (perfect for behind the funiture outlets)  $5.49

PROFESSIONAL MULTI-CHOPPER  $39.95||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules-_-



Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Baking Cookies with Gigi