Saturday, July 26, 2014

Family time

Went on a gorgeous walk tonight and found that the house we rented is right next to an Oxbow loop! Awesome!

Morning musings with Erik


The other morning Pedar asked Erik a few questions. So adorable.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Am I wrong



I love this song! I love this song! Nico & Vinz are a Norwegian singing/songwriting duo! They formed in 2009 and are based in Oslo.  





Am I wrong
For thinking out the box from where I stay?
Am I wrong
For saying that I choose another way?
I ain't trying to do what everybody else doin'
Just 'cause everybody doin' what they all do
If one thing I know, I'll fall but I'll grow
I'm walking down this road of mine, this road that I call home


So am I wrong?
For thinking that we could be something for real?
Now am I wrong?
For trying to reach the things that I can't see?
But that's just how I feel,
That's just how I feel
That's just how I feel
Trying to reach the things that I can't see (see, see, see)


Am I tripping
For having a vision?
My prediction
I'ma be on the top of the world
Walk your walk and don't look back,
Always do what you decide
Don't let them control your life, that's just how I feel oh whoa
Fight for yours and don't let go,
Don't let them compare you, no
Don't worry, you're not alone, that's just how we feel


Am I wrong? (am I wrong?)
For thinking that we could be something for real?
(Oh yeah yeah yeah yeah, oh)
Now am I wrong? (am I wrong?)
For trying to reach the things that I can't see?
(Oh yeah yeah yeah yeah, yeah)
That's just how I feel,
But that's just how I feel
That's just how I feel
Trying to reach the things that I can't see (see, see, see)


If you tell me I'm wrong, wrong
I don't wanna be right, right
If you tell me I'm wrong, wrong
I don't wanna be right
If you tell me I'm wrong, wrong
I don't wanna be right, right
If you tell me I'm wrong, wrong
I don't wanna be right


Am I wrong?
For thinking that we could be something for real?
Now am I wrong?
For trying to reach the things that I can't see?
But that's just how I feel,
But that's just how I feel
That's just how I feel
 
Trying to reach the things that I can't see (see, see, see)

So am I wrong? (am I wrong?)
For thinking that we could be something for real?
(Oh yeah yeah yeah yeah, oh)
Now am I wrong? (am I wrong?)
For trying to reach the things that I can't see?
(Oh yeah yeah yeah yeah, yeah)
 
But that's just how I feel,
That's just how I feel
But that's just how I feel
Trying to reach the things that I can't see (see, see, see)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

DIY hair dye

Pedar and I are working hard to pay off our credit debt, again. Yes, it has inched back up since we moved into our new house. So, being a team player and an avid DIYer, I am going to back to my roots, and doing my hair by myself. It has been about a year or so since I've played beauty parlor at my house. I couldn't remember what box I used to buy, so I went to Rite Aid and grabbed the one that looked the least messy, poured myself a glass of courage, and went into the bathroom.
It went on easy enough. I made a little bit of a mess. Some drips fell on our white bathroom cabinet, darnit! I'll have to touch that up with some paint. I'm not sure I left it on long enough, there are still quite a few strands of white that were not covered. But, for the most part, my highlights that were resembling straw look better, and the outgrowth from the last time I had my hair dyed in early May, is covered. I like it! Next time I am going to ask for some help from a beauty supply store.
So, for less than $12 and being able to come home from work, make dinner, go for a walk with boys and dog, play with rainbow looms and then sneak into my bathroom and take care of my hair before bed = DIY hair dye is absolutely priceless.
We have almost been in our house a year (8/6) and our house to-do list is still very large. I made a list recently and stuck it to the fridge because that seems to be the only way to remain focused to get things done!


House to-do list
Updated: July 24, 2014
(Not in an particular order and definitely not everything!!)
1. Build new side gates/fences 
2. Fix garage door opener (Woo Hoo! It now shuts and opens and won't crush the kids!)
3. Pay off credit debt 
4. Build up savings account. Create emergency fund
 5. Automate money to transfer into boys college funds 
6. Clean up tree junk on side of house 
7. Complete baseboards/trim around laundry room 
8. Clean up yard/termite junk by kitchen side of house
 9. Remove monster bush in front yard, ivy and trim trees 
10. Finish painting bridge in backyard 
11. Tear out Casey’s closet. Reorganize Casey’s closet 
12. Replace interior doors 
13. New King mattress for N&P 
14. Ned bedframe for N &P 
15. Queen sized bed for Casey 
16. Printer/Scanner 
17. Closet organizers for bdrm closets 
18. Remove dead tree in backyard 
19. Remove yard overgrowth near dead tree in backyard 
20. Remove monster bush 
21. Path to front door 
22. New kitchen sink
23. New kitchen counter tops 
24. New faucets in bathrooms 
25. New bathroom fans 
26. New light in boys bathroom 
27. Light in dining room 
28. Kitchen counter/dining room project 
29. Art in living room 
30. Bookcases in Master Bedroom 
31. Window seat in master bedroom 
32. Shutters for all bedrooms 
33. Create path in backyard that meets other path 
34. Remove grass in front yard closest to driveway 
35. Remove rotted decks in backyard 
36. Build pergola near pool
37. Install pavers around pool 
38. Remodel pool

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Happy Birthday, Lindsey!!!

Megan, Nora and Lindsey!
Today is sweet Lindsey's Birthday!! We love you so much!! Hang in there honey, all kinds of wonderful things are headed your way!! We look forward to celebrating  all of your wonderful occasions with you!

Hope you have a fantastic day!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Chambers Punch



Chambers Punch Recipe (*Not the official one!)

1/2 can Frozen Passion Fruit Orange Juice
1/2 can frozen Pineapple Juice
3 oz Bacardi Light Rum
3 oz Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
1 oz Meyer’s Dark Rum


Directions:
Mix the Bacardi and Captain Morgan’s Rum into a blender and then add the Pineapple Juice and Frozen Passion Orange Juice. Blend everything together until the consistency is smooth. Pour the miter into a 16oz. Clear Plastic Cup and float the Meyers Rum on top. Finish with a bright red straw. Drink. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. 


Party Version of Chambers Punch

So, I've been making HUGE batches of this all Spring and Summer. 

2 cups of Cranberry Juice
2 cups of Pineapple Juice
2 cups of Orange Juice
1 cup of Light Rum
1 cup of Dark Rum
1 cup of Spiced Rum

Mix in  container like above and serve over ice. I don't waste the time blending. I just pour it over ice and enjoy my time!!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Celebrating Lila's Big 5th Birthday!!




Nana and Papa gave Lila a beautiful fifth birthday party this afternoon. We all had a blast celebrating our beautiful Lila. We adore her dimples and her awesome laugh! We love you, Lila!
Olaf cupcakes of course!!
These two are six months apart in age. They love one another very much!
The cousins all enjoyed the "Pin the nose on Olaf" game!
Well done, Nana! Nana made Lila this beautiful dress. Reminded me of the gorgeous Senior Ball dress you made me. My Mom is very talented! I wish I knew how to sew!
Nana made Lila this beautiful "Frozen" inspired" dress. Lila loved it! I got a little emotional seeing her looking so much like a little lady.