Sunday, June 28, 2009

Fathers Day!

I hope everyone had a special Fathers Day and made all the wonderful Daddies out there feel special. Fathers Day was good here, Since Jake sleeps during the day the time was short but sweet, we let him sleep in and he opened his gifts in the evening when he got up. He had requested the Pioneer Woman's Chicken Spaghetti so he had that for dinner :) His gift was Candies he loves and a Gift Certificate for Amazon!

Jake is a wonderful Dad, He helps me so much with the girls and he's always coming up with neat little things and ideas for the girls. We are partners in parenting and I'm so glad for that :) Here is a photo of Jake with the girls.

Also for Fathers Day every year for Ashley's dad I scrapbook pictures from the year gone by and he adds them to his album. below are pictures of the pages I did for his book :)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Knit In Public Day!

Our Knit group Knitorious celebrated World Wide Knit In Public Day on June 13th. We met at 9am at the Marketplace in downtown Ardmore. It's where local farmers and crafters set up booths to sell their goods. Last year we met at Central Park but I feel like the Marketplace was much more fun and the people showed much more interest in what we were doing there. We had a great time as we always do when we meet to knit. The group has grown so much since we first began and I've created special bonds & friendships with the ladies in the group. So here are some photo's from our special day, I'm already looking forward to next year!

Left to right Sis, Diane, Amanda, Mandi (me), Katie & Peggy.

This is Peggy, She and Katie are mother daughter. They are, for now, the only spinners and dyers in our group. They both spin lovely yarns :) She is holding a basket of their gorgeously spun yarns :)

This is Diane, learning to spin for the first time, I'm pretty sure she may end up being our spinner as well :) hehe

This is Sis! This lady knits up a storm!

Diane knitting.

I've learned so much from all of these ladies. They are great friends of mine. I adore each of theme individually.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Biker Girl

Several months ago Ashley's Daddy bought him a new motorcycle, His first one. I was relieved when it only had one seat... then he informed me he would be adding things to it to make it a two seater *sigh* Now, I myself have rode on motorcycles. But I am in no way shape or form okay with my 7 year old riding. Everything he pulls away from the house with her on the back it makes me a nervous wreck and I have to occupy myself while she's gone to keep my mind off of it. I do say a small prayer everytime she leaves... with that aside She of course loves riding with her Daddy and I'd say she makes a rather cute Biker Girl :)


When my First Husband and I were married we went camping with some friends of ours quiet a bit. I hadn't been since my first marriage what I would guess to be around 6 years. We always tent camped and I loved being in the outdoors relaxing and swimming.

So last weekend Me, My Mom, My Sister and my two girls packed up and decided to go camping for the weekend, We had a great time! The only bummer was, what was to be our last night there a bad thunderstorm game through a flooded everything! Argh! We had to leave and come back the next morning to get everything. But while we were there we enjoyed it so much and look forward to going again soon!

We went down on Thursday morning and stayed till Sunday (almost)I cooked breakfast every morning & dinner every evening. I cannot wait to go back. Here are a few photo's from our camping trip! No tent shots though... darn it!

Monday, June 08, 2009

Garage Sales!

Hubby and I have recently discovered that we love going to Garage sales!! Since he's off on Friday and already up in the early hours because of night shift, we decided one Friday 3 weeks ago to go check out some garage sales! We were addicted after the first day, Now don't be mistaken we're not the clutter bug types so we only look for good deals on things we need :) or could actually use! I've been posting a little about my Garage Sale adventures on Facebook and everyone always asks if I found anything good, so I decided to take a few pictures of the goodies we've found. So here are some of our finds :)

First up we have Abbey's Sit N Spin, Funny story about this toy, On her second birthday we looked all over for one of this things and couldn't even find one online! We're not sure exactly how old this one is since we can't find a date but we're guessing the 80's! But we paid $2 for this and Abbey absolutely loves it!!

These are those space saver things for your closets. In our bitty house we for sure needed these!
I paid $1 for these.
These are Ashley's garage sale finds but the lady was very nice and let her have them :) free is good too!

I got this crackle painted mirror and shelf both for $2.50. Not sure where to hang them yet :)

This purse is the brand name, The Sak I'm not familiar with the name brand, since I'm not a name brand kind of girl, but I paid $5 for this... Mom says she thinks they are expensive and you buy them at Department stores like Macy's and Dillards I wouldn't know.. LOL!!!

These are some stinkin' cute dresses that I paid $2 a peice for for Abbey they were in perfect condition and looked barely worn!

These are my proudest find to date, This are the most wonderful mixing bowls, I already love them! A set of 10 for $10. Nice heavy ceramic. They were a bit more than I wanted to pay but they are totally worth that.

We've found a few other things a peculator to take camping for $1 a high chair for my Mom's house for $2. and a bike for Jake for $15.

This past weekend we even had my cousin's husband Scott ride along with us and Mom has gone a few times :) We enjoy getting out and doing something to start the weekend :) I'll try to continue to share my good finds :)