Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Hopefully more of those items under "Things I'd Like to Try" move up under the "Things I Do" column!
This weekend I hope to make my Christmas cards. I have all of the stuff I need, and have even cut up a ton of tissue paper. My thinking is that making the Christmas cards first will get me into the spirit to start making this year's Christmas gifts. Did you know I'm going with all homemade gifts this year? Well, now you do! I'm trying to get some of the girls to come over and make cards with me, so if you're free and want to come over let me know! Also, if you have ideas for homemade Christmas gifts, please, PLEASE, please share! I especially could use some ideas for MEN. Send me links!
It's suppose to be wordless, but quick story of pictures - 4th of July we went to a pig feed potluck at Travis' friend Bob's dad's house (follow that?). There were a couple of live bands playing and they did fireworks at dark. We didn't stay for the fireworks, we came home and did our own.
Since I forgot to post pictures from 4th of July:
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Here are some more of my favorite pictures from camping at Deadwood last weekend.
We went with a large group - 19 including our family of 4.
Cast of Characters:
Grammy Karen and Papa Larry (Travis' mom and step-dad)
Ashleigh, Matt and Tanner (Travis' step-sister, her boyfriend and his son)
Luke, Maria and Dan (aka Chuck) (Travis' step-brother, his girlfriend and their friend)
Jamie, Becky, Payton and McKade (Lanninghams - Brooklyn stayed home with grandparents)
Annie, Stephen and Sophia (Lee - Sophia is Hunter's girlfriends...well one of them anyway)
We didn't get to the campground until around midnight. Calvin and Hunter hung out by the fire while we got things set up - these pictures were taken at 2 a.m. when they were going to bed:
There were A LOT of mosquitoes so we applied layer after layer of bug spray. Hunter only wore this hat of Grammy's long enough for me to get a picture:
In addition to the mosquitoes, it was also REALLY dirty:
McKade and Hunter
Payton and McKade brought their BB guns so we all took turns practicing our skills:
Payton showing all the guys how it's done
(Jamie, Travis, Dan, Luke, Larry, McKade, Hunter and Payton)
Hunter and Travis
Sophia and Stephen
Hunter and McKade
Though I didn't get a chance to ride the 4-wheelers at all, everyone else went on a ride or 2, and the 4-wheelers actually got the most action just sitting there while the kids climbed on them and used their imaginations:
Tanner, McKade, Payton and Hunter
Jamie, Calvin, Payton and McKade
(Calvin's first 4-wheeler ride)
Tanner and Hunter
Hunter, McKade and Payton
Travis and Hunter
The last day we were there it rained off and on. We had to build a rain shelter - good thing the Lee's brought their shade canopy thing and Stephen put tarps on 2 of the sides so we could stay somewhat dry:
Me and my little boys
Calvin and I
Sophia and Annie
Sophia and Hunter (who is bending down - he's not that short!)
Hunter in the rain
Thursday, July 16, 2009
So, I totally just screwed up my blog. I was only intending to change the background, but it removed all the widgets (what a weird word)! Oh, and all of my pictures are translucent so they have a strange blue tinge to them now, thanks to the color of the background.
Luckily I had recently visited ALL of my links under the 'Things I'd Like To Try" category so I was able to rebuild that. I have to do the same with my friends and family list and the blogs I visit section.
Am I being lame here, or is it blogger.com? How frustrating. Since it's nearly midnight, I'm going to work on fixing the rest tomorrow.
Here's a picture of me and the (small) boys from our camping trip this past weekend. We went to Deadwood for 5 days and it was fantastic. I'll post more pictures at a later date because I know you're dying to see more.