Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Our annual Christmas party

Every year for the last uhhh probably 8, we have a friend Christmas party. For the last 3 years we have had it at my house, and I look forward to planning it every year. The last 2 years we have done themed parties. Last year it was ugly sweater and this year we decided on a 80's party. Some will bring their kids, some won't, some will stay the night and some dont. This year everyone brought different finger foods and we loved catching up.

Me and my hubby! I was so proud of him for coming up with this on his own.

Everyone that dressed up for the party! Thank you. (those that didnt shame on you) ha

Yes that is a NKOTB poster that I climbed in my attic to find in a box that I saved when I was younger. I knew I saved everything for a reason.

It was alot of fun and I can't wait to do it again next year. HMMMMM wonder what the theme should be.

Friday, December 10, 2010

My project

So I read way too many blogs, but Im addicted and cant stop. I love all kinds of blogs, family and friends, strangers I dont know and crafty project ones. My favorite things to read about are before and afters with furniture. I keep seeing junk turned into millions. So I got on craigslist found a piece of furniture and BAMM my hubby was driving to Keller to pick it up. (What a great guy) I paid $50.00 for a real wood dresser. This is what It looked like.

Me and hubby sanded it and used an off white paint. It took 2 coats. Half way point looked like this. I am leaving the top a dark wood color.

Next it was time to antique it. I researched this a lot because I had never done this and didnt want to totally mess it up and have to start over. So I found a glaze stain and painted over each part of the dresser and let it set for a few minutes. Then I took paper towels and wipped the stain off. The stain stayed in the cracks and gave the white a glaze look instead WHITE. After all the antiquing was done, we took the stain and gave the top 2 coats. A couple days later we finished it off with a clear coat, and this is my final project.

(Dont worry the chords are already hidden in the wall) Anyways, I LOVE IT! I am already planning on re-doing another piece of furniture for my bedroom. So when that project ever starts I will post it for you.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Family Pictures

My friend Geri takes our pictures every year. She has an amazing talent for photography, and I really appreciate her doing this for us. I wanted to post a few of my favorite ones. (It's hard to choose, b/c there are a lot of good pictures) but I will try to narrow it down.

This is my FAVORITE

This picture cracks me up.

Me and the kiddos

She is getting so big!

I have already gotten them printed and my Christmas cards done. YAY me. I'm ready to go. Hopefully this weekend we will get the rest of the Christmas stuff up, and then we can just relax, shop and have parties!!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

It's been a while!

I have been so busy with the kids, full time job, Twist of Dazzle, sports, and reading EVERYONE elses blog that I never have time or the desire to write on mine. I have been reading on others how they use their blog as a scrapbook. I never looked at it like that, (not sure why) ha but I think I will try my best to update atleast 2times a month so I can have some memories too. Faith is a very bright girl. She has made double AA honor roll every 6 weeks but 2. We are so proud how smart she is. She is very stonged willed and these 2 traits hopefully will turn her into a powerful lady someday and will take her far in life. Well School is almost out! (This is the time of year that I wish I was a school teacher). Faith will be in the 5th grade. Oh my goodness time sure does fly by. She has decided she wants to be in the orchestra next year. Im really glad, because it will give her the chance to be a part of something before she enter middle school. Even if she doesn't like and want to continue on, atleast it will be good for her. Faith enjoys playing softball and is pretty good when she wants to be! It's weird at times watching her play, b/c I remember playing growing up and my dad was the coach, and he was a great coach and disciplined. So sometimes I think man she needs my dad as her coach, or me. haha Don't get me wrong, her coaches are great, but ours were the best and taught us so much. Hopefully with time and age she will grow to love softball as much as I did. Her last game is this Tuesday coming up, and then we will be school and sport free for a few months.

Carson has been playing Blastball. Im so glad I signed him up for this, b/c he loves being outside and has so much fun playing. It's good for him. This summer I will attempt to do swim lessons again. (for me and Carson) haha If any of my friends actually read this they will get a laugh out of that. I don't want Carson to be scared of the water like I was and still am. But I am already worried thinking about do lessons again this summer. So maybe it is more for me after all. Carson is so funny! He says the funniest things and keeps me laughing all the time. Not always things that he needs to be saying, but things that suprise me when it comes out of his mouth. Here are a few things he has said to me. He has told me that I am ridiculous, that he is allergic to pork chops, a few choice of bad words, and has completely embarrassed me by asking a heavy lady if she had a baby in her tummy. I thought I was going to die. So we have talks alot now about what people look like and that not all people look the same and NOT to say your thoughts out loud. It amazes me everyday how smart this 3 year old. I'm just sadden how fast he is growing up.

As for me and Jeff we are doing just great. We are going on a vacation in August to Cancun and are so excited. We are going for the whole week, and can not wait to be there. Hopefully this year I wont fry. Here are a few recent pictures!