September 27, 2011

Tanner's Family and Friends

I am ADDICTED to Shutterfly. Here is a photo book I made for Tanner so he could learn the names and faces of people in our family. I didn't have pictures of EVERYONE but got as many as I could find. He loves it and goes for this book every night @ story time.

Click here to view this photo book larger

Family is like Fudge…

Mostly sweet with a few nuts!! 

Boy oh boy do I love my family, and fudge as long as I brought it up.  Nuts and all!!! 

Some of the crew was up visiting, playing and helping with some Fall projects this weekend.

It really fills my love tank having all my people around me.  LOVE LOVE LOVE having them around.


Jada and Emmy Lu


Savannah and Tanner (who is a little distracted by the TV here)


Saniya and the Bumbo that she fits in


Makayla and her sweet kicks…I don’t get it.  I must be getting old.


Cousin Love!!


Taking out the dock….BRRR.  Glad I was the photographer.

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Playing outside

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Savannah riding the fourwheeler around the yard after a lesson from Grandpa.


All ready to watch Daddy and the guys sight in their guns


Jessica and Makayla…loving the wheelers.


Boys being boys….

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and one bad-ass chick!!


Yep..he’s a boy..LOVES anything with wheels already.


Makayla waiting for a ride.


I found an tote full of my old toys in my parents garage.

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Remember any of these…Lil’ Miss Makeup, Trolls and my beloved Teddy Ruxpin.

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Jada was channeling her inner Fresh Prince.

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Enjoying the sun!!


Playing catch



What a great way to spend a weekend huh?? 


Moments like these are the ones to live for. 

September 22, 2011

We got the Beat!!

In the last month Tanner has really seemed to go from baby-ish to big boy. He understands almost everything I say, is talking up a storm, and has become a dancing fool. Anytime he hears music he busts out his dance moves (Note: it is totally a white boy dance) Here is some video I got yesterday. If you look closely, notice he is moving his fingers and trying to snap.

Too Cute!!

Man, I love this little boy. He cracks me up everyday and I can't imagine not having him in my life.

September 15, 2011

Custom Tutus For Sale

After making a no-sew tutu for Emmy Lu, I have decided that EVERY little girl MUST have one of these. They are just too cute, easy to make and reasonably price. If you want to make one yourself I highly suggest trying. For those of you who don’t have the time or simply don’t think you are crafty enough I have decided to make and sell them to friends and family who want to give one to the special little ladies in their lives. I think they would make awesome birthday or Christmas presents. I can make custom orders for any size and have a variety of colors on their way but can look at getting more or more specific colors if people request. Here is a picture of Emmy Lu’s first tutu using Hot Pink and French Pink. I plan on using it for her 3 month photos coming up but slipped it on over her jammies so you could get the idea.


Here are the sizes and prices: (prices include Shipping)

Newborn - 12 months $15.00

12 months - 3T $20.00

Size 4 and up- $22.00

Note: Each tutu’s supplies cost between 6-10 dollars depending on size so I am just charging a little bit for my time and shipping. I'm not trying to get rich here. I just want to make the world a cuter place.

Here are the colors I have available now. The tutu can be made of 1, 2, or 3 colors of your choice. As of right now (since I am waiting for my tulle to come in) I could have your custom made tutu made and shipped within 2-3 weeks tops.




Emerald Green


French Pink


Hot Pink















For Questions OR To Order:

e-mail @

Please include size of child the tutu is for, color choices and a phone # in the e-mail so I can reach you to discuss payment options.

Tell your friends :) I would love to make a fun tutu for your little lady!

September 14, 2011

Night School Widow

My husband works so very hard to provide for our family so that I can stay home and raise our kids like we want.  That doesn’t mean their aren’t sacrifices.  We are very smart with our $$ and have learned to spend very responsibly since getting married in 2008.  A few months ago Paul joined the Duluth Pipefitter’s Union and has been busy working so hard.  He loves the work and the advancements that are available to him.  He is currently a second year apprentice and will be a fully licensed journeyman in 4 years.  WHICH MEANS….I am a night school widow.  3 days a week he leaves the house @ 6 am and doesn’t get home till 9:30-10pm.  That makes for long days for both him AND me and the kiddos.  Plus it is hard for him not to see the kids (other than sleeping) for those days.  As with anything we roll with the punches and are living with the changes.  Our laid back attitudes are defiantly a plus in dealing with such a hectic schedule and time/labor-intensive little ones.  I am starting to see why people call me crazy for having kids so close although I would have it any other way and are already in talks for #3.  My motto:  Bring on the craziness-kids, night school, activities, outings, crafts, messes…AKA LIFE!!  I’ll take it all.

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and TUTUs right??

Dressing and finding clothes for a little girl is so much fun for me.  Today I made my first tutu.  It is one of two that I am making for Emmy Lu’s 3 month photos that I am taking next week.  I don’t want to give it all away but here is a taste of my first homemade tutu.


I’m in LOVE with frills, flowers, and all things girly today.

September 7, 2011

A day in the life…


My days are filled with…

Diaper assembly (or rather disassembly) lines


scattered shoes, toys, books, etc


Half eaten lunches


Toddler sensory projects


a busy little boy playing


Mr Cow..He comes with EVERYWHERE!


Dishes, dishes and MORE dishes


Intense games of peek-a-boo


Girls that aren’t afraid to wear blue


Boys who aren’t afraid to cuddle with a soft pink blankie


But most of all they are filled with LOTS OF LOVE from these two sweet little people.