Monday, July 29, 2013

 So, it finally occurred to me that I left y'all hanging regarding the "Big. Exciting. News."

I honestly didn't mean to do that.
It's just that I'm pretty much the world's worst blogger these days.
And I think I've finally figured out why . . .
{Ya know besides the fact that I am trying to raise four children, take care of them and my husband, squeeze in the basics, like laundry and general house chores, etc. etc.}
. . . other social media is SO MUCH EASIER.
I'm still not the greatest with Facebook, but oh my lands, Instagram is so easy peasy!
I love it.
And blogging . . . it just takes so much more time.
And I'm short on that most days.

Anyway . . .
On to the news.
While a new baby would be super exciting, I'm sorry to say that is not the exciting announcement.
We are, however, expecting puppies!
Words cannot describe how excited the girls are.
And I have to admit I'm pretty excited too.

Snuggly wuggly pups are in our very near future.
Stay tuned :)

And because I can't leave you without a picture . . . 

Sigh ♥ I love these girls.
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Monday, July 22, 2013

Poor Blog

Poor, sweet, neglected blog.
It seems the more I have to blog about, the less time I have to blog :(

So. Where were we . . .
Oh yes.

We got home from camping, and I set to work on 4,000 loads of laundry.

But before we headed out for camping, we had a lot going on.

Fourth of July Celebrations:

We spent the evening at home with our own fireworks display,
but earlier that day Jeremy and I snuck away to Estacada for the Timber Festival.

It was so much fun!

We watched all sorts of timber games.
My favorite was the climbers:


And headed home in time for a BBQ and fireworks of our own:


Mostly we've just enjoyed the outdoors.

We don't get an abundance of sunshine throughout the year, so we try to soak it up as much as we can when it finally makes its appearance.

One of our favorite ways to enjoy Summer?



Smores02W This pic cracks me up!! 
Poor Sierra is so careful to toast her marshmallow just so.  
But this one caught fire, and . . . total sadness. 
All was lost ;)

A couple of days later, we attended a bridal shower for my soon-to-be niece.




For the most part it was a lovely afternoon full of good friends, food, and celebration.

Miss Tay was a HANDFUL, but otherwise, it was perfect.

And finally . . .


Our Family Reunion Camp Out is one of our most looked forward to outings all year.

 Now, deep breath.
Birthday parties, daytrips, family visits, playdates, a WEDDING, and some other BIG EXCITING NEWS are all to come in the next several weeks  . . .

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Camping Tees

We are back from our annual week-long camping trip, and I am EXHAUSTED.
As if the "normal" amount of work after a camping trip wasn't enough, we came home to a fun flea surprise courtesy of Miss Sophia the kitty whom, I swear, only made it out of the house a couple of times.  Though you'd think she found a whole family of fleas to roll around in and happily share with our home :/

Important wisdom for me to stash away: NO MORE ANIMALS IN THE HOUSE.
If anyone is still reading my blog and perplexed by my lack of posts . . . there you have it.
Camping prep + camping trip + flea problem = No time for Blog :(

Before we headed out camping, we had to make some cute tees to wear.
It was a must.

The super fun part about this project is that it's virtually free.
And free is almost a necessity these days.

I have four hundred million pieces of scrap fabric, and each of the girls already had a tee to use.


We cut out wheels and a "hitch" ;)

And the girls thought they should fancy them up with a door and window.

And the finished product:

Supplies for your own:
Old or New Tee
Scrap fabric
Steam-A-Seam 2
Needle & Thread {or sewing machine}

Go make a shirt.
Go camping.

I'm off to finish the 42 loads of laundry that await me.
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