Sunday, March 31, 2013

Celebrate Life!!

Fun stuff before church this morning.
 Jessie and Martha still need their hair done but sharing some goodies. 

 Martha with allll she can carry.

 I love these sweet faces!!
 ....and these too!!
 Cole stayed up late with me to help me pack some Easter baskets.He is just growing up so fast.
 Some after church photos looking pretty cute.
 Funny People!!
 The family!!!!

 Pretty Nona.
 Nona the showboat with her sidekicks!!

 Our awesome friends the Wilkins took our photos for us today!! Thank you guys!!
 ...and here are some funny pics from them too.

 Jessie with her two new friends. She loves meeting new people.

 Nona Klare  filling some eggs to hide after lunch.

 Our bunnies: )
Max's prize egg!! Yayyy Max!!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Enjoying these People

Today was my favorite kind of day. We started early with some egg decorating. Here is Max with a GOLDEN egg he painted. We blew these eggs out and painted with metallic fingernail polish. I saw this idea on my friend Julie's Facebook with her extra cute kiddos. Max picked the dark golden color because he said all the other colors were too girlie--hehe. I love his funny duck lip pose. Then we took a couple of photos before we loaded up to take kamryn and Kimmi to their "Joseph" Musical practice in Summerville.
 Here is my just turned teenager and very handsome son Cole with his baby sissy Martha.
 Sweet Nona and Martha!!

Orange juice moustache and Jessie's dress before a meatball sub today: )

 While they were at musical practice we shopped at Tuesday Morning and I found some DARLING!! webkinz for only 2.99. I couldn't resist, so I'll be adding that to some already overstuffed baskets in the morning.  We then drove around in the country and looked at a few small acreage spots---ahhhh---I guess I'll just keep on dreaming about country life a little longer although I really do enjoy my city life. Then we hit Subway where the little people practiced folding their hands to aid in their self-control while daddy ordered the food. Everyone had really good manners. It was soooo funny. we ran into so many people we know today. In Subway, we ran into the beautiful daughter of the pastor who pastored the same church as Richard in NC. She and Karis are about the same age and have become good friends, so it was nice seeing her there. Then we went into Goodwill to look for one thing and found quite a few more things than we were planning to buy. (ex... a hot pink motorcycle scooter for Jessie, a mechanical butterfly net for Max and an insect home to match, and a formal dress for me so I can look snazzy beside my husband in his tux since we are PROM chaperones--fun!!) Thank you sarah for showing the dress to me: ) This brings up the fact that we saw our awesome friends the Eppes(8 marvelous kids) and the Bevins (9 marvelous kids) at Goodwill today. Yep, the Summerville Goodwill held us all plus more people. It was a really fun day. We really did miss our Cason though!! Looking forward to having him home tomorrow.
 When we returned home we did a little more egg dying. Martha is asking..." you made that mommy?" That's one of her favorite phrases: ) Precious precious girl!!

 Kamryn transferring a picture to her egg. Love this really funny girl.
It's funny--I just noticed Martha assumes she is the center of this picture. She's just too darned cute: )

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Decoupaged Nature Clip Boards

 I always select my photos in a "backward" order from how I would like to show them. Why?? I don't know!! I'm not going to re-arrange them this time because it's just too hard.
 So, Here is the finished product. Yayyy!! We LOVE them. Nona is up bright and early today putting the  Mod Podge glossy spray on our decoupaged clip boards before she even gets ready for the day. She is on a mod podge mission!!
 Cole's is simple because after he put on one paper he was pretty much done. He gave me the go ahead with the strip of porcupines and a little name addage.
 Jessie LOVES crafts, and she really did a beautiful job picking her look!! She has butterflies and a baby deer and some sweet words like "Happy Day".

 Sweet smiles!!
 Cole trimming the edges.
 Nona thinks I am the best mom because we made these. What a precious girl!!!
 My sweet Kamryn was not feeling well here, but had a fun time anyway. You might notice that she has some flair!!

 We bought a packaged set at Wal-Mart for $15 that had all the papers and letters and stickers, etc....
I liked it because it had a nature/forest theme, and these are our Nature clip boards we will be using on hikes and strolls around beautiful Charleston. Nona is using the bottom of the box to keep the table clean. Oh, it also came with a cute photo album I didn't realize was in there. Bonus!!

 Max did an awesome job. This is his unfinished product. Remember , we are going backwards: )
 Everyone worried about the thick decoupage glue coating. It really looked like we had messed up.
Kamryn  thinking about her theme and look. This was lots of fun and now we can't wait for all our sickness to pass and for some beautiful Spring weather. Looking forward to lots of strolls and some sketching along the way.