Wednesday, August 26, 2009

CAlifornia bound!

( Found vintage postcard- look closely it's even Modesto!)
We didn't forget and the kiddos & I headed to California last week !
Be back soon!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Her actual day & house news

Arabella's request for breakfast-- "green" smoothies. there such a thing as a natural green smoothie---So instead I pulled out my green sorbet glasses and blended up my fav, Peach & Mango.

She was satisfied.... can you tell!!

One of her favorite things to do

Our little house---Sale pending ....tears....

I really have been enjoying my little house with little maintenance

Oh well time to grow up I guess

Hello yard work

We finally( warm sunshine) were able to go to the community pool for a few hours on Bella's birthday. It even worked for some cousins to be there at the same time! Fun! Fun!

Last of all I thought I would share.....
We are planning on moving to the farm house close to Thane's Dad & Mom.
It has room to roam outside for the kiddos, Thane's shop is right behind it and more room inside for our growing family. Our house now would have been great for me, no biggie to have 3 children in one room, right R? but it seems God has a different plan being as this keeps falling into our lap.
So with no further delay i share our new home ,Lord willing.....
Beautiful huh!!
OK so it's a work in progress.... You'll have to wait for a few more months
We could have moved in as is...We told our great God, we were willing to... The house was livable, not beautiful, not cozy but livable( Thane's brothers family lived here for 3 years while they completely redid their house) but once again things we didn't expect( our house selling in a few weeks) happened and it seem things kept working out. So now we are going ahead (have to being as we have a gaping hole in the side of the house) and redoing and adding an addition to the downstairs of the house. Please pray for us & our home that God be in every decision and that we may make this a Godly home to serve him out of. ( and stay on budget!!)

Monday, August 17, 2009

A Tiny Party :: Part One

A tiny cake

Tiny cousins


Mini Chicken bacon pizza

Mini meatballs

tomato-basil-fresh mozzarella-artichoke stack

Herb cream cheese cucumbers,

smoked Swiss & bacon deviled eggs,

mini cupcakes

Fresh peach slices & ice cream

tiny party hats

Treat box: Wooden yo-yo stamped with initial, punch balloon, button candy

enjoying her balloon.

Party Planning

Arabella's 3rd birthday party snuck up on me. I had thought about it a few times but pushed to the back of my mind Now her first birthday, I think I planned out for months... you know first child... first birthday! Big celebrations when you have the time and they don't even remember.... Pictures are great if you back them up!!
So back to last week.... in between normal life, putting a few things up from the garden for our family to eat this winter, going over plans to remodel our new/old house, keeping our current house constantly clean to be ready for a "showing" at moments notice.... I decided I at least better get some inspiration for the party.
I came across these colors Watermelon red, Coral-ly pink, and Aqua in a display of candy. mmm looked yummy and summery. Then I found this post from Jackaroo Love.
Ohh vintage buttons I could do that. ( mind whirling with all sorts of fun ideas)
My plan was to just make the decor from my craft room supplies( I have never shared my craft room because it is normally a disaster... creative minds are not organized minds... right.... oh wait, It has been forever since i have actually created something... so no excuse for the mess but I do have plenty of supplies to throw a party.)
I did want to get some fun napkins and a few more paper products... so I planned a quick trip shopping.
I took one of my nieces with me to help with the kiddos Thank you, Thank you!
Being as I had help with A & O, I was able to scour all the aisles and found the clearance aisle way in the back.
on the bottom shelf....
way in the back.....
this is what I found....

A tiny party in a box ....

for eight children...

complete with a tiny price: $2.98!!!!

ohh how sweet!

...vintage buttons.. Your on hold for another time, This Time I'm taking the easy way out

- which was really hard..i felt like I was cheating... I know silly but back and forth my mind went: easy or original, easy or original....


I couldn't hardly buy napkins (& time) for this price.

Ok so i went ahead and bought two boxes.

One for this week and one for her party with her cousin Annie!

Here is some of the first one!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Birthday girl

{{She's Three}}
Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves, we are the people, the sheep of his pasture
Psalm 100:3
......more details of party & her day to come

Monday, August 3, 2009

Simple Monday Activities

We enjoyed our quick lunch outside

---mmmm --
sorry but it's life with messy toddlers
serious talk

Peaches for the freezer

.......What I need to be finishing up