Wednesday, December 28, 2011

star wars theme room

I'm in the process of re-decorating Caleb's room into something I think he will enjoy a little more, star wars! My son adores the character from star wars so will decorate it over time, so far we have: Comforter, sheets, 2 pictures for wall, 2 pictures for bookcase, Lego clock and a light saber wall night light. Still the other side of his room I need to figure out to do with. Here's what I have so far! 

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

extreme snow sledding

 kept telling my self "google the best snow slopes in the area" so that's what I did and found a AWESOME slope, lots of people and kids were there. Puts a whole new perspective on sledding, that's for sure!! Caleb booked it down this 55-60 foot hill!! It was huge, even I was hooting and hollering all the way down, Caleb wanted to be by himself most times and he did flip out once and hit his head [next time hes wearing a helmet]. I got some serious exercising going up and down this crazy hill, was sweating by the time we left, it was awesome and cant wait till the next snow fall. Caleb was the youngest kiddo going down these slopes, most were 8-15 years old!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

A tree full of gifts..

I feel so blessed for my family and I, my mothers package and my brothers package both arrived on the same day! Filled the tree up quite nice wouldnt you say?


"A Christmas Tree"
One little star at the top of the tree
Two little presents underneath for me
Three silver ropes twisted around the tree
Four colored lights shining prettily
Five shining lights flowing silvery
Oh, what a sight for us to see!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Lights at Botanical Garden

We went last night to the botanical garden for a light show, so beautiful and magical. It was so cold outside, so we got some cups of hot coa-coa and did the trick of warmth! They had tons of lights, caroling and other activities. Special time of year, I really don't want to see it go so fast!!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Nicks Garden Center

We went to Nicks Garden Center, originally to see Santa but there was a 1 mile long wait so we went around and looked at everything else. LOVE this place, so magical and special. Tiny details that make this place a winter wonderland. I love it! I left with a jar of handmade picante sauce, peach butter and a wooden porcupine ornament [I took a pic of him]

Monday, December 5, 2011

elf on the shelf

                                                                      elf on the shelf
I had heard of this tradition on a mommies board and decided to give it a go. Caleb loves the idea and thinks its so funny to see him move around, he named our elf Albie. The consept is to move this little elf around in a new spot every day and he 'watches' your behavior and then reports it to santa while the child sleeps. The child cant touch the elf, if he does the elfl ooses its magic, the elf cant talk because its a 'rule' santa gave the elf. However the elf likes to listen to the child talk. Different but totally fun, Caleb squeals with delight every morning in search of him, its funny to watch his reactions.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Caleb and I went bowling on his actual birthday, I asked what he wanted to do and bowling was his answer. It was so sweet as soon as we walked in the bowling alley he stopped and was listening to the 'bowling' sounds and smiled huge and shook his head YES. He did great!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

homemade turkey noodle soup

some serious YUM. I made homemade turkey noodle soup! Helped myself to two bowls, then was holding my belly afterward wondering why I did this to myself. Caleb even ate alot!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

snow fort

daddy went outside and made a 4 layered fort with buckets of snow! Pic was taken when it was half way completed. It has since melted away, getting to be that time of year where we play in the snow!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

caleb's 5th birthday party

My son had his 5th birthday party this past Sunday!
He started the morning opening gifts and then his party with family in the evening, tons of goodies. The party would have been even better if my son wasnt then rushed to the ER for metal staples that were found in his cake! Thats a whole new story...Other wise, all went well

Monday, November 7, 2011

etsy front page!

My mens hand stamped bracelet made Etsys front page! YAY

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

star wars pumpkin carving

we got our large pumpkin carved! Used a hobby lobby star wars set I seen last week and this was the easiest one out of the whole book. Very hard to carve small details onto a massively thick pumpkin but its done and pretty sweet looking. We still have the little one to do, Caleb wants master yoda on it. Caleb helped put the marking dots on the pumpkin, however wanted nothing to do with scooping the guts out

Thursday, October 20, 2011

hip hop dance class

Calebs last day of his hip-hop classes was tonight, they did a dance skit I know he'll miss this class - Until next year the side classes are finished. My Christmas shop orders start soon and simply wont have the extra time to take him + I dont like driving in the snow ;)

Monday, October 17, 2011

pumpkin picking

So last year we found out that our local Nicks Garden Center gos all out for Halloween and Christmas, it was awesome last year and even better this year! Roasted Chilis, kettle corn, pumkins everywhere, games, hay rides, bouncy houses, props, trains etc. We picked out a baby, momma and papa pumpkin. LOVE it every time and its affordable!

Monday, October 3, 2011

balloon fiesta


My entire family together, first time in four years! NM balloon fiesta and other fun local activities, a short but wonderful visiting vacation for us. We miss everyone dearly and hope to do this again next year, truly beautiful memories.