Tuesday, June 29, 2010

But you give me the electric twist

It has finally happened. The child teaches the parent. Ok well I am sure that there are many times that my children have taught me something I didn't know. I mean every day something new comes up. In this case that I speak of my daughter said (as she does many many times) "Mom you have to listen to this band, I think you will really like it." 6 times out of 10 I hate it. The other 4 it grows on me. This time...Well it was different. I fell in love with this music artist as soon as I heard the song. You may or may not have heard of A Fine Frenzy. If you have then you either hate it love it. If you haven't then take a listen.

We have marked off a few things on our summer to-do list. Camped out in the backyard last weekend. Why does it seem to go so perfect and lovely in our heads but when the time comes it is stressful and full of bickering? Well here at my house it is I don't know about you. Hahaha! I know they still will enjoy the wonderful time we did manage to have. We played card games by candle light and read poems from A Light In The Attic I absolutely love Shel. He was a major part of my childhood. (He, as in his writings.)Kids talked all night long and we slept under the stars.

Going to see Eclipse tonight and then tmw Hubby and I are off to the beach (Santa Cruz) to watch a free showing of Lost Boys. I am in love with this city. I have since I was a little girl. My mom loves it too and someday we will live there...Someday. *wink* Hoping I will have many lovely beach pics to share.

Some big news for me. I am officially enrolled in school. I start July 14Th. I am studying to become a RDA (registered Dental Assistant). I am really excited. Scared. Nervous. *sigh* I just hope when I am done this does MAJOR good for our family. This is why I do what I do. I just want a more stable and better life for my kids.

I have a 3 day weekend. Woot! Guess what I am doing? Yeah besides swimming and letting off fireworks at my Mama's house...I am going to be turning our old beat up shed (the witch hut my daughter so lovingly named it a few years back) into my scrap room! I am really excited. I have visions of loveliness in my head. Of course it is going to be a long work in progress kinda thing. It needs a floor. Was thinking handmade rag rug. It needs a roof patch job...Paint, paint, and more paint. Thinking one wall is gonna be chalkboard paint. I seen this LOVELY scrap room that has inspired me oh so very much. I'll take that one please! :) Things to be included in my scrap room...I have 2 sets of lockers one is surely going in there (check), old medicine cabinet, lights like you see on my porch(check), lovely turquoise bistro chair, hand made rag rug I mentioned above, vintage lovelies here and there and a handmade coffee filter hanging light ball thingy(check). I haven't showed ya yet but as soon as I get it up in that room pics will ensue! Ha!

Here are the before.

I see beach blue of some sort or pink on the outside...window, flower box, stepping stones and some other fine wonderful, whimsical bits.

Afters to come through out.

I still have to tell you about Hubby and my anniversary, movies we watched, and crops I have attended. I'll save those for next time.

No crafts to share...gasp! Soon my pretties!


Sunday, June 13, 2010

Everything seems to look as it should

First let me tell you the new Mojo is up! Come and play along.

This month is soooo busy. I have so many things planned in between work of course. Last weekend we went up and visited Columbia. My mama is a Docent up there and they were having a event they call The Diggins. The park sets up a tent town and they have the docents act out how it was in the 1800's. It is really neat. My mom worked at the laundry and the bakery.

I have been to Columbia many many times but never been to this event. We had a wonderful time indeed. You had to buy "eagles" if you wanted to get anything there.

Those 3 went to all the lemonade you could drink and a cute tin cup you got to keep. There was lots to do and see. We had a wonderful time.

This boy was soo freakin cute in his get up I had to take a pic. He totally paid me no mind as I snapped away.

My cute mom showing my son Aeden how they washed clothes in the old days.

I'll take all one of these in my back yard pls! :)

Ok so that is all I will share from our trip. On to a house pic. I re-did my frame wall. Tell me what ya think.

I went croppin with Erika and my cousin. Had a great time. I am really looking forward to a crop in Berkley on the 25th! My girls Kerry, Nikki, Ginger, Diane, and maybe Cheri, Erika, and cousin will be there too! It will be a hoot.

This weekend is my husband and my 3 year wedding anniversary. Oh and fathers day too lol! I have two days off work so that should prove to be very lovely. Cant wait for that. Then the weekend after is NWF camp out in your back yard day! Mark your calendars for June 26th if you want to participate.

I'm planning our second annual Tea party, & second annual Boys vs Girls water balloon fight! Not to mention Lost Boys on the beach in Santa Cruz, one of my fav movies at my fav beach! Can't wait for that!

What are your plans for the summer?


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

And it whispers to me softly, "come and play"

My lovely daughter Raven and my sweet son Aeden graduated Thursday. My daughter from 8th grade and my son from Kindergarten. My babies are growing up so fast. My head is spinning from all the tears that I cried that day. So many feelings. Proud of the young people they are growing up to be and sad that they are just growing up. My daughter was on the honor roll and my son's teacher raved about how smart and well behaved he is. Being a parent is sometimes hard, frustrating, worrisome, and heartbreaking but it is always fulfilling.

The love you give and get is like no other. I am truly a lucky woman to be blessed with 4 beautiful children {& a loving hubby}.

My sweet children on mama's day.

I did a bit of crafting here and there. Here is my cupcake garland I made awhile back.

Some pages I forgot to share here.

On the home front...I painted the part of the column that was pumpkin, blue. I also found a different shelf to put under my window and painted that blue. Pics to come soon. I put one of my brownies on a shelf with my sweet dear I found at a antique store.

Many many things in store. Hopefully I can find time. :)