Sunday, May 29, 2011

Project Life: Week 21

Forgot our keys, trying to break in! Fun times.

VBS preparations

Phone interview. . . went VERY well!!

Stampin' Up workshop that got interuppted by the storm (both here and Tenn.)

First cookout of the summer season. . . i have the greatest friends.

Car show at the high school.
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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Project Life: Week 20

Summer haircut from my cousin Sarah

New fruit basket for the kitchen, now I just have to get it hung properly

District voting

Pet peeve: waking up to find this. . .

Taste testing our homemade potato salad

Bible study night (and my new cute spring purse)
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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Project Life: Week 19

For Monday, I'm using one of the pics from my previous post, Real Life

Surprise card shower for my 29+ birthday, I cried, but truly appreciate the thoughtfullness and love from all of you my wonderful friends and family

Self portrait day (not liking the glare, but can't seem to photoshop it, oh well)

Ready to go spend some birthday gift cards

Final counts from the cards I received all week: 47!!!

Making some thank you cards

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Real Life: the Living room

This was another idea by Becky Higgins that I just had to try. . . To take 2 minutes in one room and photograph the "real life"around you. Life as its happening! These are the little piece of my family's life that surround us each and every day!

This is a cross-stitch project I made for my mom years ago, it still sits on the coffee table in the living room.

Our recharageable Wii remotes tucked into the corner, our family loves to play games. As a matter of fact ever other Saturday night is game night. I love hanging out with my family.

"Emerson", he's part of the family. he hangs out on the sofa. He was given to my parents as a joke but we all fell in love with him :)

My day bag, filled with any current projects I am working on, ready for me grab and go

Dad's corner. . .of course it includes all of the tv remotes. He's your typical channel surfer!

the top of the mantle where we display all the old family photos. . . you know the ones you just can't bear to update or replace. The plate in the middle was one my grandfather painted before he passed away. So many memories linger on that mantle.

the family computer is also tucked away in the corner of the living room, a very popular spot as we each scramble for our time.

my sister's table by the door for all her "stuff" Even when she overflows it with her stuff and it drives me totally crazy, I just remind myself thats her space!

the lamp my dad made when I was younger, he even entered it into a contest (placed 2nd!) i love having things around that remind me of my childhood days.

My sister's daily mess, it always changes, but it is always there. This particular mess is a result of her hemming several pairs of work pants. Its actually kinda neat the story that can be told by snapping a shot of her little collection of things gathered thru the week and placed there. Another section that drives me crazy but thats just a part of who she is and I just love her to pieces!!

running shoes that never seem to make it back to the closet since they are used so frequently. We have a daily schedule now that the weather is warmer to walk/jog 2 miles. Not a lot but at least we're out there movig around soaking up the last remaing rays of the day.

My LOST collection tucked neatly behind some photobooks we have on display. I just love making those books for the family and enjoy watching them as they frequently flip thru them. Thats part of the reason I love being the one who documents of life and memories each day.

a stack of DVDs Mike (my sister's bf) brought over for my dad to watch, they always seem to enjoy the same movies. Every once in awhile one will show up in the stack that is a "girlie" movie for us to watch. The movies always get watched but the pile never seems to shrink!

So that's a tiny 2 minute glimpse into our "everyday" life. The living room is definitely the most lived in room thus the random piles of stuff and "junk",But its also the most homey room :) Thanks for hanging out with me for a little while!!

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Project Life, weekend!

First off I'd like to wish a belated happy Mother's Day to all my dear friends who are moms. You are each treasured far beyond anything we can measure!!!

We celebrated Mother's Day at Applebees Saturday night to avoid the crowds.

happy Mother's Day to my mom:)
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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Project Life: Week 18

Susan and the girls came to church again!!

My favorite cd to listen to while I drive

New rain boots for days like today

Helping put together the mothers' tea trays

Cinco de Mayo. . .and Happy 8th bday Patwell

Flashpoint is back. . .I just love David Paetkau!!
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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Project Life: Week 17

Easter Sunday

Mom's new flagstand, an Easter surprise from dad!

Good weather for an evening walk

Making apple-banana smoothie

fresh baked cookies, warm out of the oven

Clothing exchange at our church (thanks to my sister for snapping this on her phone I forgot my camera!!!!!)

Road work on my way to Bible Study. . .I sat there for over an hour!
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