Thursday, September 1, 2011


So much has happened in 2011, I really don't know where to begin!  So here's a quick breakdown...

  • moved
  • 3 surgeries (Jeremy, Kaleb, and myself)
  • family visits
  • car wrecks
  • bought a new house (in process of being built, finished November)
  • Jakob started kindergarten
  • I started college
  • oldest is now a teenager
  • Hurrican Irene
  • Earthquake in NC
  • weight loss
  • family vacation to DC/Busch Gardens
That's my breakdown.  It's been a roller coaster of a year but we are all in good health now, and blessed in so many ways.  I will update more with photos soon, I promise!


Friday, March 18, 2011

USS North Carolina

Last weekend, we headed to Wilmington to check out the USS North Carolina Battleship.  It was so interesting and I loved seeing the excitement in the boys faces.  They loved hearing the history and they wanted to read everything.  I think Jeremy enjoyed being able to share military history with the boys as well.

This is me and Kaleb in the kitchen

It was a beautiful day to enjoy the battleship.

Water faucets in the bathroom.

 The boys.

The dental lab.

Markus checking out the big guns.

We plan on going back this summer when Jeremy's parents are in town.  

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

DIY Wall Art

I started with this...

and here is the finished project...

So simple and quick!  I started by painting 4 canvas' different colors.  I let it dry and then painted on the letters, free-hand.  After it was all dry, I added the ribbon to the backs with Gorilla Glue.  That's it!

This is the view of the whole area...

 Weekend Bloggy Reading

Sunday, March 6, 2011

:::Kids Wall Art:::

Last weekend, I had the boys sit down and paint on canvas.  I told them to paint whatever they wanted and it did not have to be perfect.  I wanted to fill a wall with art and I love the idea of kids art work.

They really enjoyed this idea.  It took a few days to finish because they wanted to paint the backgrounds a certain color so they had to wait for it to dry.  

I think they turned out really cute!!! 

I love how it adds color to our living room. 

I also did some painting...

I'll show you what I did with my canvas' tomorrow.

Tip Junkie handmade projects

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Getting to know North Carolina...

We try to venture out as much as possible to get to know the area.  The beaches here are gorgeous!!! I can't wait for it to start warming up more so we can get outdoors more often! 

These are some pics from this past weekend at Topsail Beach, NC