Sunday, January 20, 2013

Only Child......


I have lots to share and catch up on!!

Maybe this week will be the week to do that:)

Friday, January 11, 2013

TGIF....house update!

I know my house updates will probably get super boring to you all! But, I am super excited about it and it's really hard to do any organizing at someone elses home or decorating for that matter:)

So, what I have to blog about right now are house updates! 

We went by tonight and I didn't have my good camera so I took a few pics and posted them to instagram.....
 They made quite a bit of progress to day and it's so exciting!! It's starting to look like a home and I am starting to get a bit of a visual:)  This is what it looks like from the road.
 This is our family room. I love the tall ceilings and I love that the family room is open to the upstairs.  One of my favorite parts of the house.
And my other favorite!  This is my bedroom closet and I am in love!! I have never had a big closet.  EVER and I can't wait to have room for all of our clothes in one spot! Super excited about this!!!

I am so glad it is Friday...I am exhausted and I am ready to sleep in this weekend!

I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Back to reality....

Any other teachers out there as worn out as I am and we still have 2 days left this week! 

Wow going back is always hard!

It's a good thing we love our jobs:)

We have had a busy week as well...

Kendall had her last gymnastics class on Monday night, but we signed her up for a new session because she loves it so much!

So, now she will go on Thursday nights instead of Monday nights..I like that night better because we can look forward to the weekend!

It seems like Monday and Tuesday go by so fast and as we get to Wednesday it just slows down!!

I have to say I am pretty excited about the weekend..I have nothing planned..Best weekend ever!

I do have a student teacher for the next 7 weeks so an extra set of hands is always nice in the classroom...


They are finally making progress on our house THANK GOODNESS!!

And I am totally rambling so I will stop now just wanted to stop in for a Wednesday ramble I guess:)

Saturday, January 5, 2013

52 Pinterest in 52 weeks: #1: Potato Soup

I saw this really cute idea over at Teaching with a touch of Twang and totally thought it was a great idea!

So, I am going to try it!

The idea is you make 52 things you pin from pinterest! I guess it would be nice to do one a week, but there may be weeks that I do none and others were I do a few more!

I will go with the flow.....

I'll let ya know how it goes and I will try to blog all 52 that I get done!

Here is number one and it won't disappoint!

I made this Potato Soup the other night, actually New Years Day and we loved it!

It was so super easy and I will for sure make it again!

Here is what you need:

1 bag of hash browns (the square ones)
1 can of cream of chicken (I accidentally used 2 which I thought was a good thing!)
half a cup of onions
a teaspoon of pepper
2 cans of chicken broth
1 8oz of cream cheese

To Make:
 Simply mix the hash browns, cream of chicken, onions, pepper, chicken broth into a crockpot.  Let it cook for 5 hours on low.

Mix the cream cheese in and let it cook for another 30 minutes.

Top with bacon bits and Cheese and serve!!

It was so yummy!

Next time I make it I am going to use cream of cheddar cheese instead of cream of chicken.

You should definitely try this one if you like potato soup. There are so many different variations that you could add to this soup to make it what you like best!

Let me know if you try it:)

Friday, January 4, 2013

Framing our House!

They FINALLY started framing our house today!

It has been slow going...

Yeah I know we picked a bad time of the year to build

BUT geez:)

Anyways we are on our way!

And builder Steve told us that we could be in before Kendall's birthday!!

Which means we can have her party there.

Which means I can have the week of spring break to get our house organized

Who am I kidding that will take me MONTHS!!!

And I can't wait to start organizing!!

So, here are the pictures I took of our framed basement!!

They should have the main floor framed by Tuesday so I can update again!

Then maybe the upstairs the week after!!??

Ok let's not get ahead of ourselves!!

 Looking at the mud all over her feet!
 From the side.  Looking at the neighbors to the right of us!  They are moving in today:)  So excited for them!
 Our basement!



 I am sure you can see exactly where the stairwell is going to be since I can see it so well haha!
 Peeking out of the stairwell:)
 From the garage
 And our front porch.

I am starting to get visuals!!
 And I had to share how Kendal passed out on New Years day!!  On the ottoman like a little stinker!!

Happy Friday Everyone!!!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Scooby Dooby Doo

Tripp had a Scooby Doo party for his birthday and I just had to share with Chris and Brad made!  It took them a few nights, but they cut this out, free hand drew, and painted it together all by themselves!  I have to say they did a pretty awesome job on it!!

They used a piece of wood and just paint from the craft store. The kids had a lot of fun taking pictures in it and so did some of the adults:)






Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Project Life Tuesday Boot Camp:)

Wow it has been quite a while since I participated in PL Tuesday.

After we moved I got way behind on PL.

I still had it all out and unpacked so that I could work on it.

But, it always hit back burner for everything else we had going on in our crazy lives at the time!

Well, Christmas Break finally came and I went through hundreds and hundreds of pictures to edit and print to put in my album.

I ordered over 200 pictures from Snapfish the other day and I am anxiously awaiting their arrival.

I decided to not let that stop me from working on my album and I was able to get journaling done for about 10 weeks!

10 Weeks!!

That is a lot....

and I still have 10 weeks to go.

But, I am not letting that get me down....NO....if I can catch up on 10 weeks in one night all I need is one more night and my 2012 album will be complete:)

Of course there are still several pictures missing throughout my album, but they are on their way in the mail!

I thought I would share with you those weeks that I got caught up on and then I would also like to share with you some ideas that I had as I was completing my album!

Here goes nothing:)

First as you can see my binder is OVERFLOWING!! I think I will just get a white signature binder to put the second half in.  I have never needed two binders before!

Now you will notice in some of my pictures there are purple post it notes.  I got this idea from Jessica at The Mom Creative and I loved it.

If  you don't have your picture printed just yet don't let that stop you from working on your album.  Just determine what the picture is write it on a post it, and you can still complete your layout.

So, when my pictures come in all I will have to do is round the corners and place them in my album:)  That simple!

One of my "Great" ideas was to use a little journaling book I got in pages that I didn't have pictures.  I have at least 5-7 pictures for each layout, but those that are slim in pictures got an extra journaling card.


I like how it turned out and I think it's something I will continue to use!

 I also am running slim on the traditonal layout plastics, so I am getting really creative because 1:  I want to finish this album this week.  2. I have tons and tons of plastics that I don't want to go to waste and although I will continue this in 2013, I will probably order more plastics so I better use what I have!

I also LOVE LOVE the textured card stock for this edition!

It is amazing!!

Especially for little pics. 

And wasted space:)

I am hopeful  that they will create card stock for the new kits that are coming out next week!

I can NEVER say enough about what PL means to me.

I ask Chris everyday to promise me that if something happens to me, he will take good care of my albums and show them to Kendall often:)

I know he will!

I hope to do a post later this week telling about the new kit that I am planning on purchasing, my goals for 2013 with my album, and share the end of my 2012 album!!

Sorry I know it's picture over load, but I hope you enjoy looking at my caught up album:)  And I know the picture quality isn't great, but it's freezing cold here and I was trying to hurry outside!

Don't forget to stop by Jessica Turner @ The Mom Creative to see more PL Tuesdays
The Mom Creative