Sunday, July 10, 2011

A Great Book...

If you're interested in curling up with a good book (and an entire BOX of klenex) then I have a book recommendation for you. I just got done reading Two Kisses for Maddy by Matt Logelin and it was the best book I have read in a while. (It's really hard to say that a book is so good when it's filled with such heartache and tragedy.) I had heard of this book, but didn't know the background behind it until I read a friends blog. That prompted me to go to Matt's blog and read thier story (click on the "haven't been here before?" tab at the top). If you're a mom (or just alive in any way really) - this story will make your heart cry. Matt - You are Amazing. You should be extremely proud of the man that you are and of the Father that you have become for your little girl. Liz would be proud! Thank you for putting your story out there for the world to hear - and thank you for being honest! I think that's part of what I love so much about the blog and book is the honesty. And I have to agree with Matt when he says that sometimes it's our kids that make us hold everything together in life - with them around to help us out we can make it through the toughest of days!

So go grab this book, a box of Klenex and get ready to cry!!! You won't regret it!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Grandpa on Vacation = Projects Completed

Grandpa Knute and Grandma Denise were down to visit over the 4th of July - which meant that a few of my little (okay -HUGE) projects got completed at my house! While they were there we packed a lot of fun into a few days - but we also tackled 3 projects! Papa made the neighbors fence stand up straight again and we successfully installed tile on the other side (we had done one side of my yard years ago) of the yard so we wouldn't have a soggy area after a hard rain! And Grandma hemmed my bedroom curtains that have been held up with pins for oh - 2-3 years!

In the process of all this work - I only snapped two quick photos.


THANK YOU Grandma and Papa! You're the Best!!!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011

One of my favorite parts of summer is...

CAMPING! Yes - I did say it! It is true - I love camping with my family and watching the kids make memories just like their daddy did when he was younger with his dad.

And this year was special because it was the 1st year to take Both of the kids camping AND it was Emma's first year fishing!!! She Loved fishing (even though she didn't have a hook - shhhh, she doesn't know!) Chase also fished a little too -but with more help than Emma!

And there Were bubbles...

And Pudding...

Show me your best pudding faces...

And Oh the SMORES - My Whole Reason For Going Camping!!!

And there was Lots of playing with rocks and dirt...

We had a Great weekend camping and are looking forward to going again soon - this time with Grandma Donna and Papa Randy!