Saturday, July 14, 2012

Either way, it's still awesome....

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My epic mirror is styrofoam??

Unfortunately, it appears so. Kind of hard to hang a forty pound mirror from the wall when the hooks just pull right back out. I've had enough things fall on me lately, I don't need to add my mirror to the list!!

But what to do? What to do?

Leave it to Ryan. At first I wasn't behind his idea at all. But after looking at it for a minute or two, I think it may just end up looking better his way.

You see, it was a headboard mirror. Not meant to hang but to be attached at the bottom. Which meant Ryan found some handy little bolt holes in the frame.

A trip downtown for bolts, some heavy duty picture wire and some wrangling, we have a mirror hanging on the wall!!

Yup. We hung it upside down.

I'm kinda digging it.

Now let's just hope it stays on the wall!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Nighttime Surprise

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What happened to my nice, neat organized closet??

Oh yeah, that happened...

At about midnight, the cheap crappy closet shelving they put in decided it no longer wanted to be attached to the wall anymore!

Canadian Closet to the rescue! Now to figure out how to get a 12 foot piece actually IN that closet...Ryan! (the old one was two sections)

I shouldn't give him too much grief though. I mean, I did end up smacking him with my arm when the old one fell off the wall and scared us awake!!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Notice anything?

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Someone is pretty happy about piercing her ears!

Dad took her to the mall today and she got up her courage. I hear there was only a few tears.

Sigh. They are growing up!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Asparagus Harvest ... An interesting experience.

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For the past seven weeks I've been riding around in one of these.

Asparagus harvest lasts here from about mid-May until the end of June.

I met some really great people to work with. Which is a good thing, because on the days you are freezing, it's nice to have some one to laugh with. I've been hailed on. Rained on. Pulled machines through the mud. Fought off the mosquitoes. Got a sunburn through my pants. Sneezed and sneezed some more through pollen season. Learned a whole lot of Spanish and reminded myself of the Spanish I did know! I worked the festival and posed with my friend Deanna in the suit she thankfully agreed to wear so I wouldn't have too!!!

The kids came out to the festival and Storm took a hand at picking.

There were times I cursed getting up at 6:30 a.m. Times I was grateful for a latte delivery! Times I laughed so much the day was done before I knew it!

I had a blast. Even if I did think the pollen might kill me!!

I think I'm going to miss work. I can't believe I just typed that.

Although tomorrow I plan on sleeping in! At least until potato harvest starts!!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Mirror Mirror

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Is it possible to be in love with a mirror??

Because I just might be...

Oh yeah. Me likey.

And getting it on clearance rocks as well!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Grade Four Graduation

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With Storm's school only going from kindergarten to Grade Four, we have another graduate in the family!

She's slightly more emotional than the other one though!!!

A fabulous bunch of kids!!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

They're on the loose!!

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Look out gophers!!

Even Grandma got a quick lesson!

Too much fun!!

I may need to buy a couple more!!


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I thought Clayton got a white and orange sport bike....

Vroom. Vroom.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Empty Goodbyes

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What a weird sight!

This house has been good to us. Kids learned how to crawl, walk and talk here. How to make it up the stairs to the potty in time. How to make it back down the stairs, sometimes with the help of a chair!

We've put in dirt and sand and flowers. We've put in walls and flooring and ceilings.

I'm a little sad to leave. But I'm more excited about where we are going in the future.

I'm going to take my memories and go make some new ones!

Lookie what I see...

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Nope, it's not the truck. Those beautiful brand spanking new rides in the back make me want one of my own!!

Three lucky kids will be out and about later on! I'll share some pics of their new helmets and them riding soon!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


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It's been a busy weekend and a busy week all together and I haven't had time to post about Clayton's graduation. I still don't have time to do an awesome write up like it deserves, but I will get the pictures posted at least!!

My baby all grown up!

Hard to believe Kindergarten was 12 years ago!!

Prom was Friday night. Clayton got all dressed up in his suit Grandma bought him for graduation.

We even managed to get a family picture.

Hmm. You can see where Clayton gets his stoic expression from!

Saturday was the diploma ceremony. It was really nice. Clayton graduated with honors!

Congratulations kiddo! You did it!!

And yes, I'm done taking pictures....whew!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Clayton's New Ride

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The new bike!

I told him I had to take pictures of it before the first ride in case it didn't look like this when he got back.

Ready to roll...if Mom would stop with the pictures.

Wait. Wait. I'm not ready for this!

Too bad Mom, because someone else is definitely ready to ride.

Please let him come home in one piece. Where did the last 17 years go??!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Rodeo's Vacation

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When we came back from our trip out East, the only thing we had settled was that we would leave the house up for sale.

Although we had decided not to move across the country, we still wanted to move away from town. Unfortunately for us, we can't afford to live in the country here! It's a little insane price wise. Fortunately, we may have a solution back in our home town.

The only problem is we can't do it until next year. So we left the house for sale. I had just about decided to settle in for the summer and take it off the market in the fall if it didn't sell, and then bam!

The house sold.  And then we can't find anything to rent. And we have to be out by June 7th! And it's hard enough to find something to rent with kids, let alone with pets.

Which leads to this:

Rodeo is on his way to a foster family for a year. We are so thankful we found a really nice couple who are willing to take him. Well, technically he is on a one week trial, but I'm hoping for the best! They have a beagle already, so they know what they are getting into and they are looking for a companion for their dog. She's coincidentally named Sadie!

I hope he has a ton of fun until next year when he will come home to roam in the countryside with us!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Creatures From the Deep

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That's what I think of all day when I see these things. Tentacles reaching out from deep in the earth, questing for something.

There's a whole field of them too.

Doesn't look like a whole lot of anything does it? Just a mass invasion of some sort of creature you'd see on a science fiction show..

They look less creepy when they're sitting in my bucket though!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Denial is a busy place to live

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This sign has been rocking my world now for three days now. And tonight is the first time I've actually had time to go and take a picture of it!

Oh yeah. It's real now. There's no backing out.

Most know by now, that we are not moving across the country anymore. A change of plans has thrown all previous plans out the window. We've settled on a new vague set of plans. Because that's how we roll. Vaguely.

Now we just need to find a place to live....

Friday, May 11, 2012

Final Ink

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Ryan had his final fill today on his chest tattoo. It looks amazing. Only an hour finished it all up. After it heals, it won't look like he has four shades of black going on.

And now I will stop posting half naked pictures of my husband.

For a while anyways.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Chopstick Quilt

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Remember when I said I don't know anything about knitting? That I just sort of wing it and see how it turns out?

I've no idea how people who know what they are doing line up rows, but this works for me! Chopsticks to the rescue.

This blanket turned out pretty good considering I had no idea what it was going to be when it started out. It was my first attempt at flat knitting with the forms.

The first piece was a weird size. Too wide for a scarf. Too skinny for a quilt. Once I started though, I was determined to make it into something. So I ended up making two and sewing them together.

Now I just need a little baby girl to give it to. If I can pry it away from my own baby girl!

No Touchie

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This is the sight that greeted me when I opened Storm's door this morning to get her up for school.

A trip line against brothers who may want to wake her up in the morning!

Apparently someone didn't go straight to sleep last night....

Friday, May 4, 2012

Baby K's Blanket

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Done! My first ever blanket.

I spent this morning fixing that top white seam. When I took it off the frame they way they suggested, it ended up pulling it really tight making the ends curl in.

I couldn't handle it. As it is, the blue end curls in slightly too. But I'm just going to attempt to ignore that.

It looks a bit wonky in the picture. I swear it's not. At least the "wrong side" of the lettering still looks decent.

I pulled out the stitching they had suggested and came up with my own idea instead.

The right side is fixed. The left you can see how it is still pulled in.

I think it will do.  The baby who is just going to possibly drool, puke, pee and drag it around eventually won't care it's not perfect. But then what handmade thing is?

Nothing by me anyways!