April 21, 2014


Simeon chose to have a face painting of a Cheetah rather than buy a toy souvenir when we went to Sea World. He certainly did make a cute little cheetah, don't you think so?

April 20, 2014

Water Slide!

When we were in California for Spring Break we stayed at a wonderful, family-friendly Welk Resort near Escondido. The amenities included seven swimming pools. One of the pools with a water slide was right across the street from our unit. Anna and Simeon loved the water, and Anna had a fun time going down the water slide by herself!

April 17, 2014


The picture says it all!

April 7, 2014

Sea World & Ocean

We had a fun day at Sea World while we were in San Diego (March 25, 2014.) We also had the privilege of taking Anna and Simeon to the Ocean. So much fun to see children experience such a great wonder for the first time!

March 31, 2014

Minne 'snow' ta

We had a fun Spring Break with Anna and Simeon in San Diego. I'm committing to scrapbook several pages from our adventures so Anna and Simeon have a record of the fun vacation. Here is the first one:

February 2, 2014

It's Been a While!

It's been a really long time since I've done blogging or any scrapbooking. Today was the day that I got inspired and am doing both while I am waiting for the Super Bowl game! These pictures were taken last June when Jim and I were in Minneapolis for a few days. The pictures of Anna make me smile because of how much fun she was having, but they make me miss Anna and Simeon a lot!

January 27, 2013

Valentine My Hoosier

I have been having fun putting together some Valentine's Decorations. I was inspired by this post at 320 Sycamore. First, I pulled out things I had: the pitcher, heart wreath and red little Love plate are all from Kohl's clearance from years past.

Then I did a little shopping at Goodwill. That's where I got the candle holder, the three red plates and the Willow Tree angel.

The alphabet was a free printable from Kerry at Oh So Amelia.

The Valentines m&m's need to be refilled, and when we get closer to Valentines Day I'll be making some heart shaped frosted sugar cookies to fill the plates. Until then, it is still fun and festive, filled with love!

January 19, 2013


I love my Lang calendars, and I have been buying them for years. They are on sale at the Lang website right now. You can get some great deals on calendars and frames. I love the calendars for the aesthetic value, probably even more than for the practical value.

It has been a couple of years since I have done a family calendar, but Jim helped me get one done this year, and I am loving the results. The calendar looked too plain when I hung it without a frame, and the calendar frames that I have are too big for the double 11 by 8 1/2 inch calendar size. So, I asked Jim to paint the back of my black frame with chalkboard paint. With a little bit of chalk doodle embellishment, I love the result!

I took the pictures of Anna last winter when I visited Peter's family in Minnesota. We were playing outside in the snow, and huge fluffy flakes were falling. We were catching them on our eye lashes and with our tongues. We also had made some red ice hearts and were making heart paths on the sidewalk in the snow. Fun winter memories - I get to be reminded of them all month long!