Monday, September 30, 2013

Raffia Pumpkins

I saw this idea on Kiwi Crate's website and I knew I wanted to give it a try.   Sydney helped me cut the raffia into manageable pieces.  (Griffin watched and ate chocolate pudding) 
raffia in paste
raffia wrapped around balloon- left in a bowl to dry (sorry sideways)
Our mantle
Finished pumpkins!  I love them, very fun and easy.  I like the orange color but a natural color would be cool too.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sky Top Orchard- here we come

These pictures are from last year when we went to Sky Top Orchard.  We are headed there this weekend and we are so excited. 

Looking back at these pictures makes me realize how much the kids have grown physically and in maturity in the last year. 
We will share pics from this years adventure when we get back. 
Have you been to the orchard yet?

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Busy busy

Life is so busy lately and I am prioritizing which means blogging is low on the list.  Family first and then work and entertainment is last.  I miss keeping up with everyone but I will be back soon.  I have a few cool fall crafts to share and hopefully I will have pictures soon since I did buy a new camera.  In the meantime here are a few pics from vacation that I am not sure I shared.  Oh wait I have yet to share any from vacation on here. 

 Griffin with friend Vinny
 dragon fly that kept landing on fishing pole
 shakes at Steak N Shake
 Proof that Bill and I were on the trip- all the pictures are of the kids
 snuggling in condo

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

a few thoughts

Lately I am trying to regroup and get myself in a better place.  Life is so precious yet I feel like I am being swept away at times and I really want to slow down.  Here are some thoughts and goals:

  • quality over quantity
  • capture the little moments
  • savor
  • listen
  • breathe

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Toolbox fascination

Griffin discovered Bill's toolbox a few weekends ago, and he literally spent hours playing with the tools. He was so funny, he had to be sitting on his scooter while he played with the tools. He took the adapters for a socket wrench (I think) and kept arranging them by size. He practiced using pliers to pick up smaller tools. He was so cute (and sweaty) sitting in the driveway for hours while Bill worked in the yard.