Wednesday, August 31, 2011

{ Buck's New Saddle }

Last night was the final night in the roping series Buck was in all summer for a saddle and he won the saddle! He is SO HAPPY! The series took place at Karl Tyler's Arena once a week all summer. Buck won the 1st 3 weeks of the roping which also earned him a buckle, coat and hat! The girls were really excited for their dad too! I'm so proud of MY MAN! Here's some photos from last night!







Monday, August 29, 2011

{ Happy Birthday }

Happy 6th BIRTHDAY to our Little Miss Mayce! Mayce Belle brings so much joy to our lives! We wouldn't trade her for anything!!! We will be doing a little bit of celebrating today, but not to much.......the girls both had strep over the weekend and are still recovering! And now, I think I have strep!  What a fun weekend we had. We'll all be better soon and have a party for Little Miss Mayce later this week! Have a great Monday!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

{ goodwill find }


This is my goodwill find of the month! I bought this cute shirt from Goodwill in the target clearance section  for $2.50. This is a maternity shirt of course! It was cute as is.......but you know me, I can't leave it alone. So, I added this black tie and black flower!



Thursday, August 18, 2011

{ road trip }

We are back from our short road trip to Colorado! Here's a few memorable photos!
I am very thankful for happy meals and portable DVD players!!! Those 2 things got us through 13 hours of drive time!

 Very into chicken nuggets and Robin hood!

 Buck in "get home mode"

 Prego lady took A LOT of naps!

 The funniest sign on our road trip! I'm still trying to figure this one out! What do you put in a sanitary landfill? I don't think anything you put in a landfill that's sanitary????? Do you? Bleached rags??? Clean dishes???? 
It's a thinker!

Monday, August 15, 2011

{ weekend yard sale finds }

Here's my weekend scores! 
This metal milk crate. $1. I love using these to organize our closets. I'll show you sometime.

This awesome, almost new jeep jogging stroller, for the baby. $30!



This is an old metal money box. $1. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it yet, I just liked it!



 These 2 nice storage bins for the baby's room! Great color for boy or girl! $1

And this frame. $1. I'm going to turn it into a chalk board!


Friday, August 5, 2011

{ fun road trip idea }

We are taking a couple of road trips his summer, so I've been trying to come up with some ways to "entertain" the girls while driving. Of course, there is the usual portable DVD player, books, music........ 
The girls love to play games and do arts and crafts, but some of those are to messy for the car, so this is what I came up with......*disclaimer*  I'm sure I'm not the first to come with this, in fact some girls and I were talking about something similar to this at the last scrap-camp, this is just my "cheap and easy" version!


     * here's what you'll need:
      2 or 4 pre-cut plexi glass sheets, 8.5" x 11"
      several games printed off on 8.5" x 11" cardstock
      2 or 4 med - large rubberbands
      dry earse markers
      old rag

First, I went to my very helpful and friendly Ace Hardware store and had them cut me 2 pieces of plexi glass into 8.5 x 11 sheets. This only cost $5.20. Then at home, and on white card-stock I printed off several homemade games in my word program. ex. hang man, tic tac toe, mazes, word play, drawing, letter and number practice sheets, road bingo and road sign alphabet to name a few! * disclaimer #2* I know you could use a magna doodle for some of this...... but my girls at age 6 & 7 have out grown those!


Once your sheets are printed, you slide them between your 2 sheets of plexi glass and rubber band the top and bottom so the sheets stay in. All your sheets are in one place and you don't have to worry about them getting bent or lost. The kids use the dry erase markers to fill out each game or draw. When they are finished they just wipe it off and start over. Easy, fun and cheap! 


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

{ sweet baby }

The girls and I got to see the baby on ultra sound today! It was so fun to see that sweet little person alive and well!  Heart beating and dancing for us!!! Here is He or She at 12 weeks!