Thursday, June 30, 2011

And the winner is.....

...... BronxPrimLady if you could email me your address, I'll get your package out! Thanks everybody for all the kind comments.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Patriotic Giveaway

One rag flag prim table runner, a couple Americana pinwheels and rag balls (not pictured).

Only one rule:

If not a follower please follow my blog, leave a comment to enter on this post only. This will be a short giveaway since I want the winner to get it before the 4th of July. I will draw a name at 6:00 pm on June 29th.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Prim Pal 4th of July swap

The mailman delivered this wonderful swap box on Saturday. Michele was my swap partner from the Prim Pals forum. She sent all sorts of wonderful 4th of July goodies. There is a crow on a wire with a star sitting on the pillow, I need to find a good place to hang that and my girls want to make cupcakes and put those flags to use. Look at those cute Uncle Sam figures at the bottom.
Thanks Michele!!

Since Michele doesn't have a blog, I'll post what I sent her.

Here is an up close picture of the Annie I made with her little bag of firecrackers.

And just for cuteness a little kitty!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

To my husband who is a wonderful father to our daughters. As you can see from the pictures, in almost every picture someone isn't looking at the camera or is just being goofy. This is our family (minus Elizabeth who had to work), not perfect but our family.
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Jim's dad and the girls-- goofy again.
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All of us together, again goofy.
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Blogger keeps turning the pictures sideways no matter what I do.

My dad died when I was 21 months so I don't have very many memories of him, I'm glad my mom took quite a few pictures.

My dad with his accordion.
My dad was in the National Guard, here he was at Fort Monmouth in Ocean port, New Jersey. He studied radio and than electronics. My grandma wrote on the back of the picture this was taken in the early 50's.

I love the picture of my brother and I climbing on our dad. Crank your head sideways. :-)

We had a nice day at Jim's parents --steak was on the menu and than cards afterwards.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Union Station

Union Station
Looking at downtown Kansas City through the walkway to Crown Center.
Liberty Memorial

Amy running ahead of us through the walkway.

Saturday was the next to the last day for the Diana celebration at Union Station, three of my girls wanted to go but one couldn't get off work. So Melissa and Kaitlyn went, Jim, Jaime, Amy and I walked around Union Station and than made a quick trip to Crown Center to check out the Rain Forest play area for kids. Of course we had to stop at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

Summer Swap

Last week I received this wonderful swap package from Traci at York Mountain Primitives. Misi at 1890 Gable House Musings hosted the swap. In this swap we had to send a 4th of July prim, garden prim and something that made you think of summer in a hammock. I love the candle mat and candle-- very patriotic, also look at these vegetables she painted and they smell wonderful. She also sent a Rachel Ray magazine which is funny because I almost bought the same one for her and Traci also throw in a package of pink lemonade. Thank you so much for everything, Traci!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

KC Sporting Staduim-LiveStrong

Wow it was pretty amazing. Jim and I worked at one of the concession stands out there to raise money for the marching band trip next year to Washington DC. We're not big soccer fans unless one of our kids are playing. I had fun but since it was opening night they had stuff going on before the game stared at 9:00pm. We had to be there at 4:30 to get the booth ready and since it was a 9:00 game didn't get done til late.
I couldn't find a picture I liked but found this link.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Secret Sister Swap

My secret sister swap that Char is hosting at the Pickled Pepper Patch arrived right when we were leaving to go to Columbia. The theme for May was picnic, my SS sent these cute strawberry and watermelon plates (that my 5 year old has claimed), a wonderful smelling apple tart and a picnic or table throw. Thank you SS!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Wonderful Weekend

We had a wonderful time in Colombia, Missouri at the La Leche League conference. I only took one picture and it was of Lu Hanessia speaking in the session "Parenting without Trauma and Drama". I really enjoyed her sessions another one was "Why don't my kids get along". Diane West had some wonderful information on breastfeeding topics and how to help moms. The creativity session I did went pretty well and than I helped with a Freezer/Once a month cooking session. It was awesome to see all the families there and talk to friends and make new ones. I wish we took our KU shirts so I could have taken a picture of us outside a local restaurant that had Mizzou all over it. Jim and the girls had fun swimming and hanging out at Bass Pro Shop while I was in sessions.