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i think it’s time i stop avoiding this post….

jace turned one 2 weeks ago and we had a wonderful party! (one party down and one to go)

i had a wonderful time making the invitations and cupcake toppers with the cricut expression.

i wanted to make a banner to hang across our picture window – that turned into this cityscape 😀 jace LOVES it!

the capes turned out wonderfully well! i’m thrilled with them!

i had such a blast! it’s so much work but i love every minute of it! lizzie is VERY excited for her princess birthday party! 🙂

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the bestest…

Posted: 12/27/2009 in fun, pictures

…toys ever.

ok, we are due for a lil chat.

you and me.

my sister was on a hunt for the perfect tea set.

so while we were on the phone i started googling…

this is what i found!

i’m telling you.

the best tea set ever.

along with one of the best company’s ever!

we got lizzie this tea set for christmas…

a couple of her cousins are new owners of the set as well.

i’m telling you.

this company is awesome!!!

check out their other products.

i know a lil 6 month old man that is IN LOVE with this recycling truck.

i’m telling you!

buy their toys.

they are awesome!

click on the pictures for a direct link to their website.

we shopped on

their toys are sold lots of places.

pottery barn kids

creative kidstuff at jordan creek

to name a few.


Posted: 08/18/2009 in fun

i am SO SORRY we did not do this at our wedding! HOW FUN IS THIS!!!!!!!


this would be perfect for my brother in law’s (someday hopefully!) wedding!!!!!!!!!!!!! (hint hint, nudge nudge! :D)

i’d just like to say…

Posted: 06/15/2009 in fun, pictures

i think this is totally UNcool! that you can google “how to train your woman to obey you videos” and come up with MY blog! duuuuuuuuuude!

yes, someone googled this and they came here… i know this cuz my stats page told me so…

(the last one in this screen capture photo…)Picture 4

4:00 am. 

hubby up to get to work by 5:00 am

4:45 am. 

i wake up to a horrible noise. this sounds something like a noise i heard at this exact time yesterday morning. strange. think to self, “what in the world is my husband doing?” i go back to sleep. 

later, eric calls to tell me he heard the noise and ran outside to see what in the world happened. to find nothing much. noticed the mailbox was missing so assumed it had something to do with that. 

headed back inside. 

dude is walking/running (can’t remember) towards him yelling “wait, man!” 

he proceeds to tell eric he just broke up with his girlfriend and went for a drive to blow off steam. he came around a corner too quickly, right (passenger) tire blew out and he lost control and went into the ditch.


oooh to be 20 and in love and stay up all night and do crazy things… so funny!!!

i’m very proud of him for being so honest!

it was a bumpy ride too. hoping you can see from the pictures. 

his car is the blue car and our mailbox is underneath it. 


he drove a good block away from our house before stopping. *puzzled*

we do have a mailbox out at our new “house” so we decided instead of replacing this mailbox for the third time we’ll just go ahead and change address. this mailbox obviously does not want to live with us anymore. 

yesterday was quite the day. 

i headed to hayesville iowa for a dress fitting. i set out 2 hours before my appt. it took me less time than i thought to get there – i decided to stop at target on my way. i had some shoes to take back, somethings i wanted to look out… while i was parking i reminded myself, casually, to look for those mugs!

guess what they had!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh excitement!


we drove on to our appointment – it went horribly! there is no doubt in my mind that lizzie faith thought i was leaving her there. she clung. screamed. gaged. cried. oh it was horrible and embarrassing!  my portion of the dress fitting went much better than lizzie’s portion. *sigh* hoping and praying the wedding goes better than that! i’m confident it will!

lizzie faith fell asleep on the way to osky and hardly ate any lunch. she woke up not long after we got to my mom’s and we decided to run our errands first thing. i am so glad we did! i started my car and it sounded horrible! we called my brother in law and he came over on his lunch break and diagnosed. we called around to mechanics at home and they didn’t want to touch it! it sounded relatively simple so i baffled! dad was on his way home from a minnesota fishing trip and he called a mechanic in osky that he likes. i took it by there and this guy said the same thing as tim. said it’s going to take a couple days, have it done by the end of the week. quoted me a price. chatted a bit more. i felt completely comfortable! and decided to leave it in osky. my sister heather had offered me her old van to drive home… that made the situation sooo much less stressful!!!! so now we have more iowa license plate cars parked at our house at night than missouri… 🙂 hopefully that will change soon. 

we went on to check out my sister’s house! she has been working hard rearranging and getting new furniture! i am in LOVE with her new table! YAY for her! 11 yrs later she gets to purchase her first dining/kitchen table!! hammy down’s are blessings but not quite like getting the one you pick out and love. 🙂 it’s amazing how it completely changes the room! the feel and the look! loved it! 

i went back to mom’s, had some quick supper and headed home. i had a crazy girl who wasn’t minding and was exhausted. and still wasn’t eating… hmmm…

we took off for home, made a quick stop at my mom’s friends house to deliver some stuff to her from my mom and cruised home in the minivan. 🙂 

when we got home, my sister amanda and bil tim and nephew henry were there!! that was so fun!! tim was helping eric with our driveway while eric did some weed-wacking around the hole and such. the hay grows really really fast!!! thanks for comin guys! 🙂 

the diggers are supposed to be done by noon today! WOOHOO! i’m not sure what that means since there’s so much rain in the forecast this week, but they are done! and that excites me! 🙂 

when we got home from the site, i changed lizzie’s diaper and it was a doozy!! somebody doesn’t feel very good! which explains a lot of her attitude yesterday! hoping she’s on the mend today!

also hoping today is nonevent-full! i dunno about you but i’m exhausted! 


{mini mugs & more}

Posted: 05/09/2009 in fun, me

now that i’ve confessed my addiction to mugs…

my mc got me an awesome bday present!! check em out!