April 21, 2010

China Hutch...

Well while Bryan was gone I had planned on finishing A LOT more projects but this is the only one I finished.....My China Hutch......I was tired of the all over white. My dishes just blended into the cabinet. So I painted the inside a barn red (that I mixed myself.) & then sanded the edges for a warn look. Next I did a "rub" technique. I used a Dark walnut stain & worked it into the corners & wiped it all over the remaining cabinet (this made my arms hurt really bad. I forgot how much work this was.). I am so thrilled to have it done & Bryan wont be able to tell me NO!! hehehe I am EVIL I know!

GORGEOUS right?! I will take better pictures with better lighting tomorrow. I just wanted to get some pics of before I forgot. =)

April 19, 2010

Play day....

Since Bryan is in Washington for the weekend & then after that he will be in Idaho, I have a CAR!!! YIPPEE!!!! So today we went out for a play day with my friend Erika!! Who by the way is AWESOME!! She has totally made moving to Omaha Livable! Thanks Erika!!!
She has the CUTEST boys. Kelsey LOVES her oldest Brevan. She calls him her "husband". It cracks us up because they hold hands & on Saturday when we went to the park together then gave each other a goodbye kiss. hahaha It is adorable!!
So today we went to the Zoo & then after the Zoo we went to Erika's house & let the kiddos play at the many different parks they have in their complex. We all had so much fun!!
This is the kiddos hangin' out with the Orangutans.
This Orangutan was HILARIOUS!!! he kept spitting & making "Fart" noises at the kids!! They got a kick out of that!
Kelsey & Brevan on te Gorilla.
Lindsey & Jace.

The Sea lion pool.

I REALLY want this bench at my house!! All of you who know me, you know that I LOVE butterflies!!
Kelsey & Brevan (Her "husband") holding hands while walkin up the hill! SO CUTE!!!! They CRACK me up!!!

This zoo is MASSIVE!!! WE have been here a dozen times already & STILL haven't seen everything!!! I LOVE IT!!!
Sadie Chillin' in the stoller.

Erika, Brevan & Jace chillin' on the Giraffe.

Oh man this was too funny!! Sadie was OBSESSED with the sand. I tried to move her & she WIGGED out on me!!!
Playin' in the sand with her bucket & shovel sh found!
Oh man she is CUTE check out the tongue!!!!

All the kids playing. Brevan is pushing Kelsey on the swing!
So we had such a fun day today!!! That is until we got home!!! I was out watering our plants in the front yard & Sadie disappeared. She had gone over to play in the neighbors planters. I had my neighbors all looking for her with me!! Man she gave me a heart attack!! I was in tears & FREAKING OUT!!! She is going to be the death of me I swear! She is such an escape artist. Thanks to my sweet neighbors for all their help today!! Very amazing people. I sat in the rocking chair & just held her, even though she was still COVERED in mud!! I was SO stinkin' scared!! Man I LOVE my girls!! I would DIE if anything happened to them!! They are the greatest thing in my life!!!
On a funny note...........I keep forgetting to post this. Kelsy says the FUNNIEST things!!!! She is HILARIOUS!!! So I always tell the girls that they are "Slower than Molasses." Because they ALWAYS take their SWEET LITTLE TIME to do things. So the other day we were out for a walk & I had to stop to tie Lindsey's show & Kelsey says to me "mom hurry up your slower than 'my ass is'...." hahahahaha oh man I about died!!! She was trying to tell me that we were slower than 'MOLASSES'!!!! hahahaha I mean how funny is that!! Well you probably had to be there but hey, It was funny to me!!

April 14, 2010

Something new...

I am so excited to tell you all that I have been invited to participate in a craft blog with 2 of my good friends from high school. They are both so stinkin' creative I LOVE it. I felt honored when they asked me to be a guest blogger & then last week they emailed me & asked if I would post every Wednesday. So today was my very 1st time posting. Please go on over to :
http://thecleverchic.blogspot.com/ & Check it out!! This is so much fun!!

The Clever Chic

April 4, 2010


April 4th 2010:
This year Easter Sunday fell on conference weekend. Which was GREAT! We really enjoyed spending the weekend together as a family & spending lots of time outdoors & to top it off hearing from our prophet! Here are some pictures of the girls when they woke up to find their baskets full!!

It was such a gorgeous day outside so we decided to take a drive during the break in between conference sessions. We found this great park in Platsmouth (SP?). The girls had so much fun & so did Zeppelin.
Sadie was so stinkin' cute on the swing I HAD to put allot of pictures of her laughing!!

(That is Daddy & Zeppelin in the back ground.)

There was actually a Merry-go-round thing at this park. I haven't seen one of these in YEARS!! This was my FAVORITE thing to play on at the park when I was a kid. I LOVE THEM!! My girls thought it was pretty great too. They kept yelling "GO FASTER, GO FASTER!!!!"

This slide was HUGE!!!

I was SHOCKED that Kelsey would climb all the way up there & go down without me having to climb up & save her. She is NOT a fan of high places.
Now Lindsey on the other hand....I had to PRY her off of it when it was time to go home!!

Sadie wanted to go down the slide so bad.....So I climbed all the way up & Daddy handed her to me & here we are at the bottom!! hahaha it was so funny!! I didn't think we would go THAT FAST!!! We FLEW down that slide!!! hahaha look at my face!!

Nebraska Wild Life Safari.....

Saturday April 5th:
This Saturday for our conference weekend we decided that in between conference sessions we would drive down to the Safari park in between Omaha & Lincoln. I packed us a lunch & some snacks & we were on our way. As soon as we got there I handed the girls there PB&J sandwiches & unbuckled them & we were off.

Our 1st animals were the elk. They were so cool!! Kelsey & Linds kept trying to do an elk bugle! I think they watch the animal planet with their dad too much!!
Check out how close they are to our window!!

Next on our ride were the white tail deer.
Then you drive through the wet lands which had ducks, geese, frogs & turtles. We think there was a beaver or two but we never saw them but there was a beaver home farther down the road.
Sadie road on my lap because we were driving so slow she was getting crazy in her car seat. Check out the buffalo. They were so close & the girls were freaking out!! They all LOVE animals so much.

After the buffalo we got out of the car & went on a hike to wolf canyon & the black bears. Daddy is lifting Kelsey up so she can see.

Here's the Bear!!
See the black dot by the tree, above Kelsey's head? That is the bear & how close we were to it.

Daddy lifting Linds so she could see the bear.

Checking out the Wolves in Wolf canyon.

Look at how close the wolves were when we walked farther up the trail.
There is another wolf in the corner by Daddies head.
Kelsey took this picture of Dad & mom.
Walking back down the trail.
Sadie running FREE out of the stroller. She is a complete NUT!!!

Daddy & his girls!!! (Sadie looks like poor Linds may be hanging on a bit too tight!!)

We had so much fun together as a family on our little adventure. We love spending time together out doors. Heavenly Father has blessed us so much this year & we are so grateful. Plus we live in such a beautiful place & have such gorgeous girls!!