I’ve been doing stuff…

The kids are on Summer Break and the every-day schedules are out the window!

Did I say how much I love ♥LOVE♥ loooove staying home with them?!?! Yeah, they can get on my nerves. They’re kids! But, I’m sooo happy I can spend time with them and not have to worry about leaving them with someone because I have to go someplace else to work. Not having a steady 2nd income is challenging (to say the least), but it’s worth it!

Let’s see, we have been…

  • sleeping in late,
  • watching lots of TV (I’ll need to get that under control before they get used to it),
  • making ATC’s together,
  • cleaning out closets,
  • moving furniture around,
  • playing,
  • eating junk food,
  • going to the movies,
  • and just enjoying each other!

My husband and I have signed up at a gym and we’ve started working out! The exercise classes are a lot of fun and get me sweating a little. I took a STEP class the other day and felt so uncoordinated! I tripped over myself several times and had to stop to get on the correct foot. I was all over the place. I’m sure the ladies behind me were getting a good laugh! The FREESTYLE DANCE class was a little better. I stayed way in the back and did fine!

Great news!!! We got a new fridge! Best Buy had a great deal on a display model and because it was a display unit we were buying they gave us a $150 gift card, which I used to purchase a new camera and some DVD’s for the kids!!! Yey!!!

I’m super excited to go from a 3.2 megapixel camera (Fuji FinePix – AWESOME camera, by the way!!!) to a 6.2 megapixel (HP Photosmart R727) with lots more features AND a rechargeable battery (looking forward to saving money on batteries)!

Back to the fridge.  Here’s our OLD one…

That doesn’t LOOK bad, except when you open it and see how HORRIBLE the door is on the inside. The seal was falling apart and I’ve had to crazy glue it a couple of times…

Now, here’s the NEW fridge! It has through-the-door water and ice…regular AND crushed!!! We’re all so excited to have a working freezer too!  Our old one kept melting our ice cream!

We love our freezer so much we’re having an ICE CREAM PARTY this weekend to celebrate! We decided we’re going to eat as much ice cream and frozen stuff as we can until we’re get SICK!!! HAHA OK, so that probably won’t happen, but it was a fun thought! I’ll have to share the party pics afterwards!

Anyway, I’ve also made a little time to make ATC’s. Here are some I should have already sent out to my swap partners on swap-bot, but for one reason or another they haven’t made it to their destination…

I think I did pretty good for a “newbie!”  I got some GREAT information from a website:

http://www.cedarseed.com/air/atc.html

These are some I did recently for another swap – the challenge was to use JUNK MAIL!!!

The daysies quote for today is…

“FRIENDSHIP IS LIKE A RAINBOW BETWEEN TWO HEARTS.”

I feel so blessed to have rainbows connected to the few true friends that are in my life!

My Life In Photo-Mode…

It’s late. I’m tired. My camera goes with me everywhere I go. And a picture is worth a thousand words, right?! RIGHT! Since that’s the case, here is a photo account of what’s been happening the last couple of weeks…

OK, I’ll elaborate just a tiny bit! =)

Here are some really pretty flower arrangements in a waiting room of an office I visited…

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This is an ATC I received through a swap in which I participated (Inspirational Quotes) on swap-bot

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And so, I was motivated to make some of my own ATC’s to share with others – it was my VERY FIRST and I had a lot of fun being creative with colors and various papers! I used wallpaper samples, faux paint samples, wrapping paper, cardstock, colored carboard, calendar paper, scrapbook paper, and a napkin…

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Here’s the finished set, showing the back as well…

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I had some colorful paper, so I made a simple matching card in which to enclose the ATC…

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Here are some bracelets I made for another swap (I ♥ bracelets), also on swap-bot

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Visited Blue Springs too. The water here is sooo clear you can see all the way through to the bottom! Manatees live here, but we didn’t see any (maybe next time)…

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Along the trail, there was a sign posted (I love this sign!!)…

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After church on Sunday, we stopped to “smell the roses”. Well, they were interesting plants – that counts, doesn’t it?

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Today’s Daysies quote:

“IF A THING IS RIGHT IT CAN BE DONE, IF WRONG, IT CAN BE DONE WITHOUT”

…’nuff said!