Monday, June 28, 2010

More fun!

I have pictures to share from our second day at the lake! It was kind of cold. I had my sweatshirt on, the kids didn't really seem to mind. Preston was in the water as soon as we hit the beach. Jonathan was the only one who did not go in. I don't blame him. Here are some of my favorites!
This one is probably my top favorite photo!

Ava braving the cool weather:)
Preston actually letting me take a normal picture of him.
Corrina and Carmen had so much fun on this tube. They played and played in the water all day!
Preston with his sling shot:/
Action shot of some of the kids and dad:)
This another favorite of Ava with all her pink gear!
The boys being boys.
It was a fun day even with the cooler weather!
If you have not checked the sale out at the shop yet there is only 3 days left to take advantage!! Hope to see you there!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Our day at the lake:)

Just to go to the lake for one day turns into this big huge production. We eat lunch and dinner there so we bring A LOT of food, plus the kids think they have to be eating constantly. The fist day we went there was Father's Day and it was the perfect weather and just a beautiful day. These are some of favorite moments from that day The fam chillin in the sun:)

Ava playing in the sand:)

I just love this of Carmen, she hates having her picture taken, but it turned out so cute!

One of my favorites of all the kids playing on the beach. They played so good all day!

When I see this I think how fast Corrina is growing up and as I type this it brings tears to my eyes:( She is going to be 13 in a few days!
LOVE this of Jonathan and his daddy!! Look at how he copied him right down to how Matt is resting on his arms. PRICELESS!
Carmen and Ava having a moment:)

Jonathan was sooo content digging in the sand and putting the sand here and there!!

It was a really great day!! All of us just love when Matt is on vacation:) I will be back in a few days to share the photos from when we went to the lake on Thursday!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


I am very excited to share that I sold my 1000 item last night!!! I have been on Etsy for less then 2 years and can not believe the success I have had!! I am soooo thankful for all my customers! In honor of the big 1000 I am having a couple of sales/specials in my shop!! Here are the details.

If you buy 2 bookends you will $7.00 off the total.

The other special is...................Buy 3 mini owls and get 1 FREE!!!! (sorry I don't have a picture:()

I hope to see some of you over there in my shop!!

Thank you so much to all of you who have supported me!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Better late then never:/

I forgot to post yesterday. We actually went and spent the day at the lake. I will share photos tomorrow. It was a beautiful, not so nice:( Here is the other sleepy hoot in the shop. The pictures are bad but, that happens sometimes with me:/

As you can see she is the lady of the two:)

And as promised, here is my favorite photo of the week.

Little stinker:)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

We tried:(

Today we "tried" to got to the lake for a little swimming and food:) It is about an hour drive for us. This should have told me "TURN AROUND!".Notice the blankets. You also can see the clouds, no blue sky in sight. I still was holding out, but the closer we got to the lake the lower the temp and then it started to rain. We turned around and ended up right back where we started. Matt and I felt bad so we stopped and had lunch at a campground.Notice the sweatshirts pulled over the legs and heads:/ It was sooooo windy. I was so glad we came back home. We took a little walk around the campground and took some pictures. Here are a few of my favorites.He is just so dang cute. It was cold, look at his toes all curled up:)Brrrrrrr!Now days it is rare that I get all the kids in one picture. I have to say that I love this one of them. This picture makes me smile:) As you can see in the above picture that some took their sweatshirts off. They were running around and said that now they are hot and maybe we can go swimming now. Too bad there wasn't a picture of me with all of their sweatshirts over my shoulders. I was COLD!! We did not go swimming but they decided to dip their toes in the water.

KIDS! That was the end of our adventurous day:) We will try again tomorrow.

As for the shop....................A new hoot is in town.

I will have another one to share tomorrow and one of my favorite photos from the week:)

Hope you all are having a great weekend!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Finally warm weather!

Yesterday was the first nice day since the children got out of school. It has been really hard on the kids, especially Preston who needs to get out and run off some energy. Today is another nice day for them to enjoy the sun.

Shop news...........I am almost at 1000 sales!! I will do a post when I am there! Hopefully it won't take too long. Here are some new items that are now in the shop. They were in the last post, but these are just single items.

The ribbon this dollie is the final touch it needed:)
I love the fabric on this Owl bookend!

I thought I would show you one of my latest favorite pictures.

Jonathan amazed at the bubbles. They take many of these baths in the summer months!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

These 2 will be gone for over a month:(

Yesterday was Zhaina's birthday party! It will be the last time I see these 2 for over a month. They are taking their annual trip to Greece where most years they spend the summers there. I am secretly glad that this year they are only going to be gone a short while. Hopefully someday I will be able to take a trip there:)

I am adding and have added a few new items to the shop!!! I am getting ready for something very exciting that I will be sharing with you later this summer!! I CAN NOT WAIT!

What do you think?

And to Stacy and Zhaina.....................I will miss you:) Wishing you 2 a safe trip!

Friday, June 4, 2010

New dollies and more!

It is a rainy day here in northern Minnesota. My boys are not going to know what to do with themselves. We have been outside so much lately. I think this is the first year since I started having babies that I have been outside this much. I usually have a little baby by now to take care of. It is nice just to relax and let the boys play in the yard and push them on the swing here and there. Maybe a fort will be built in their room today and I am sure much car playing will be going on. There is only 4 school days left for the girls and then I will have a full house everyday!!! YIKES!
Anyways here are the new items added to the shop and will be added to the shop.
Can you guess which one is my favorite? I will tell you.
It must be the white hair. Also these NEW and IMPROVED bookends. One of these sold yesterday as soon as I put it up.

It was my favorite of the hoots.

I hope all of you have a fun weekend ahead of you. It will be a quiet one around here............well, with 5 children it will not be quiet:/

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Weekend pictures:)

These 2 girls were in charge of the camera at the BBQ:)They took pictures of the kids only. They seemed to have missed Preston and Ava though. Hopefully I caught them on my camera.
As you can see they did manage to get one adult in there. She would be my sister, Stacy. A really great picture of the 2 of them.