Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Gettin' My Rock On

The other thing that's been taking up a lot of time at our house...
We are totally addicted to Rock Band. Justin played it at his friends house a few months ago and promised us we would love it. We've had it for a few weeks now and yeah, we kinda rock it. I'm always the one grabbing the camera and snapping pics so there is none of me jammin' on the guitar to share. This is so the way we like to spend our evenings now!!

Gettin' My Scrap On

So, Aimee, at Scrapadoodles has requested a one page layout about me for her design wall. I've been putting it off for weeks but she finally made me get it going. I was inspired by the paper flower tutorial on the Cosmo Cricket blog. You might have to scroll down a bit but it's there, in a two part series and it's awesome! I watched the video last week and have been making paper flowers in my head for days. Since the layout Aimee needed would not be in a book I was able to make it super 3D! Anyway, enough blah blah blah.. check it out: 
and a close up on the flowers...
They got even cuter when I added my favorite diamond stickles to them! 

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Busy Days

Ever since the Fogles came back from North Dakota it's been busy around here. Riley did some catching up with Lexi (see above) and we did some catching up with the whole crew because we sure missed them! We checked out the fountain down town and let the kids get soaked, played at the park, shopping in Boise, lunches and visiting our the house - whew! It's been a thousand miles a minute. I think we might be getting back to our normal schedules now though - I even got some sewing done today (can't tell you what though because it's a gift). So normal schedules mean time for posting so I won't be a stranger! Oh - in case you haven't yet, check out my latest completed scrap project that I posted on my work blog. 

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Moving On Now

I made one last effort to get that video uploaded and still no luck so that's it, I'm done. 

We had a great 4th of July this year...
It started off with the parade - the kids had a blast and we drank some pink lemonade from Kolbi's friend.
Then on our way to Jump Creek...
I'm sparing you the pics of us all bathing suited out.

Then back to our house for some festivities...
Cupcakes, cracker jacks and singstar - perfect!
Can't forget the fireworks! For this we moved our party next door.

This is the final shot before we all climbed on the neighbor's roof to watch some fireworks. (All but Kolbi & Carol that is!)

Monday, July 6, 2009


I don't blog anymore...
I just log onto Blogger and try to upload this one video I have of Riley dancing to Michael Jackson's BAD. It is a great video and I really want to get it on here. I've been trying for a week now and still it will not upload. I've made it smaller, taller, backwards and upside down. NOTHING is working :( All my other posts and pics have been put on hold because I just don't know why this video won't upload!!! If anyone has any input I would appreciate it. Otherwise I'm sure eventually I will have to move on... but I don't want to.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

I Am Lucky

I just finished reading this book...
I don't think that the main idea of this movie is a secret. The daughter is sick, very sick. This book was amazing. I picked it up and couldn't put it down, I laughed, I cried and was taken aback by the ending. I also can't help but put myself in the shoes of a mom who has a sick child. I know that I can't actually know what it's like but I can have a small idea and this is what makes me realize that I am so lucky. Whatever issues or troubles we may have day to day, my children are healthy. They are here and I can laugh with them, talk to them and go places with them. Nothing is better than that.  
I love those faces.