Thursday, August 30, 2012

Guest Bloggin'

I'm a guest blogger!!  I've never been one before and was honored to be asked to do it!
        A friend of a friend of mine...(who's confused now?!)...recently asked me to be a guest blogger on her blog. The topic of the post was about marriage.  She had some very specific questions about marriage and the secrets behind a good marriage.  If you know me personally, you know that I have no secrets so when Faith asked me of course I agreed.

                       Head on over to Faith's blog to read my own personal thoughts on marriage.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Best Impromptu Dance Party EVER!

This little girl...

Melts my heart...

And makes any day...

Always end in the best way... 
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Saturday, August 25, 2012

If You're Looking...

For a book to read, and you enjoyed The Hunger Games , boy do I have a book for you!   The author, Veronica Roth, is from Chicago and wrote the her first book, Insurgent at the age of 22.  While in college, she preferred to work on her book instead of working on her class assignment.  Her first book, Insurgent, is based on a post apocalyptic era where human nature has almost destroyed one another.  Instead of the human race being divided up into districts as in The Hunger Games, the population is divided into fractions by the different character traits in which they felt people did not posses enough of which ultimately lead to the demise of the world as we currently know it.

In her second book, Divergent, the author dives even deeper into the different character traits of people, and the readers begin to see how people need to posse all of these traits equally in order to live in harmony. However, no good book is without a twist and this book creates a super secret in which the main characters are trying to discover.  I double dog dare you to not fall in love with the main characters, who just so happen to fall in love in the first book and have a difficult path together in the second book.

If you read the first two books and are still wanting me....and have a hard time waiting for her third book n the trilogy, again, like me...Roth as written a short (like 50 pages) essay on a scene from the first book, but through Four's point of view. 

AND...if you are still like me, and you can simply get enough....check out her blog!
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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Some Firsts for Big C

Big C had his first soccer practice tonight...can you tell he was excited?

He wrote his first thank you letter tonight (Mama wrote, Big C spoke).  At the end of the letter, he signed it and drew his very first stick person...himself playing soccer! 

I'm pretty sure he is growing up WAY to fast!! 
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Sunday, August 19, 2012

One Last Summer Hoorah!

We spent this weekend with one last summer family fun "stay-cation."  We loaded up the the truck, shipped the dogs off to the grandparents, and drove off into the sunset to Cincinnati.   Our little family of four met up with Uncle Bob, Aunt Jess, Gramz and Grampz for a weekend of baseball and underwater sea creatures!

First stop...a MLB game where we showed up in our Cubs gear! Can you tell who is the least excited to go to the game in this picture? Ha!

 There were statues of decorated pigs all around the city. This big was definitely ready for a baseball game right outside of The Great American Ballpark. Big C and Big Girl C made a fast friend with him!

One more pose outside the stadium before cheering on the Cubs to a VICTORY!!  It's funny, we have another picture just like this outside of the same stadium from earlier this summer...only we are all in Cincinnati Reds gear! 

Go Cubs Go! Go Cubs Go! Hey Chicago, what-ya say... 

Cubs are gonna WIN TODAY!!!  

Still going strong at 11:00 pm..however someone was over the pictures...

Sunday we visited The Newport Aquarium to take a  peak into underwater life. 

How would you measure up to a hammer head shark?  

Big Girl C LOVED the aquarium!  She couldn't get enough of all of the fish and underwater creatures. She love the exhibits where she could touch some of the underwater life.  Big Girl C was also attached to Uncle Bob the whole weekend.  She got to "pet" a horseshoe crab...

and a shark. 

Mama had some fun too!  I hope this never happens with a live alligator! 

The bird sanctuary was so fun!  These little guys were shy at first, but quickly ate all of the nectar.  I made it out without getting bird droppings on me which was an added bonus!

Thanks Cincinnati for a great weekend and a CUBS WIN! 
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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Olympics 2012

For the past 2 weeks we have ate, slept, and watched the Olympics. We have had our version of the Olympic rings hanging proudly in our home for two weeks.  I will be sad to see it coming to an end tonight during the closing ceremonies...

It's a good thing that school is starting tomorrow or we wouldn't know what to do with ourselves!! 
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Saturday, August 4, 2012

A New Look

I have fallen in love with refurbishing....face lifting if you will.  My favorite place to find new to me items to refurbish....garage sales and Goodwill.  At garage sales you can negotiate the price...awesome! At Goodwill, you can sign up for their rewards program and every time you spend $20 you will get 10% off your purchase.  Here is my most recent find and refurbish project.

The Before...$26 from Goodwill

The After...

Perfect storage for everything we wanted to

Hmm...what can I find next.....  
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