Monday, February 20, 2012

I {heart} Pinterest!

I heart Pinterest!
Here are two of my most recent projects.

 First is the burlap wreath.  It was so easy and I've gotten a ton of compliments on it.

 Next is this cool ruler/growth chart.  I showed Jeff a photo of this on Pinterest and he made it for me.
This is such a great idea!  In our previous home we would measure the kids and mark it on the inside of a closet door.  We moved and of course, couldn't take the door with us.  This growth chart we can have forever.

I'm finishing up some more projects around the house....  
We finally found a solution to housing all the backpacks!
I plan to post those photos sometime later this week.
If you haven't checked out Pinterest.  Click here.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Ski Day!

We went skiing and snowboarding today with some friends and had so much fun.
Here are some photos I took...sorry, they are not the best quality, I took them with my phone. 
I can't wait to do it again!

 The girls

 group shot

 Lucy attended ski school for the first time and LOVED it!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Video catch up

Right before Christmas I took this video of Jack giving us a little lip sync/dance concert.

You can view the video here.  Jacks concert

Be sure and check out Olivia's volleyball video too.

And just FYI...Jack got those moves from me.  :)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentines and Turnips...

Jack knows how much his mama loves white tulips. 
Jack told Jeff to surprise me on Valentines Day with some white "turnips"
He told Jeff that "turnips" are my favorite.  
I'm glad Jeff got me tulips instead of "turnips"
Now, we all call them "turnips"  
Crazy Jack!
Here's a photo of my beautiful "turnips"  HA!!!

Look who got their 1st Valentine??? Olivia has a boyfriend and he gave her some chocolates and a teddy bear.  So cute!  She made him some brownies.

Here is Lucy's Valentine to us.  I love the ladybug!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Be Nine...

Happy Valentines Day!
This morning I made the kids hot chocolate with whipped cream hearts. 
Thanks Pinterest!

I thought it would be fun to buy a Valentines Day banner to hang in the house.
I went to Michaels and bought a "Be Mine" banner....
I got home, took it out of the package and realized it said, 
"Be Nine"
I have been laughing for the past 2 days.  
My friend, Cathy took this photo this morning before I returned it.  


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Northwest Beauty

I have been out exploring the great Northwest.  I have a standing Tuesday date with some dear friends, Cathy and Niki.  We are all new to the area and we enjoy getting out on Tuesdays to sight-see and try new restaurants.  
Here is a great barn just a few miles from my house.  I'm thinking of taking photos of barns all year long and then making a coffee table book of barns at the end of the year.  
This day there was just a slight frost and the lighting was great!

Last week we went to Manito Gardens which is just gorgeous in the spring and summer with all the flowers.  Well, we just happened to find a conservatory where they house the flowers during the winter.  Oh, my was amazing!  I'm ready for spring!

 We have also been to Coeur d' Alene several times to watch the eagles.  These creatures are so majestic.  I wish I had a better lens so I could get some closer shots.

This view of the lake is breath-taking

Aaahhhhh.....some vitamin D!