Tuesday, March 26, 2013


Equality.  Hoping and praying for it.  For my family, for my friends, for everyone out there not being afforded this simple human right.

Sophia had it right.

Tell 'em, Dirty Harry!

Friday, March 22, 2013


Some Instafriday for you...

Riley's club volleyball team Dynamite played in a tournament this past weekend.   Their last tournament of the season is this weekend in Davenport.  I'm bummed to see the season coming to an end.  They are a great group of talented girls with two awesome coaches!  It's been so fun to see all the progress they've made this year.

Family movie night, Wreck-it Ralph and burgers on the grill.

I think she's in there...somewhere.

Cucumber salsa from Pinterest.  I used plain greek yogurt instead of sour cream.  So good, I ate it with lunch and dinner!

Broke out the sewing machine...it literally had dust on it. :(

Digs in Grammy's reading glasses.  Silly girl.

I bought JT's 20/20 experience and aside from Suit and Tie, my second fave is That Girl.  Digging it, for real.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Valentine's Day and Concert Time

Better late than never, I guess.

Valentine's this year were the one's I found on Pinterest.
I clearly wasn't thinking the whole idea through, because when it came time to carry them to school, Camdyn could hardly lift her bag.
So, Daddy ended up delivering them all.
Nice job, Mom...great planning.

Rowyn had her Sweetheart concert at school.  They made the little teddy bear shirts at school out of their hand prints.  So sweet. She seriously has the best preschool teacher ever.  She loves Ms. Carsen!

She looks like the jolly green giant. Ha!
And all the red eyes...creepy.  Nice camera work.
It was a cute program, she certainly loves to perform.

Riley had her string concert tonight.
It's neat to see how much they've accomplished in less than a year.

And I can't believe how quickly she's growing up.
She wore my size 9 boots tonight.  I can share shoes with my 11-year-old.  Craziness.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

New House Progress

A small peek into what's been going on at the new house...

Standing in the living room looking into the kitchen.  There will be an arched opening eventually, and the plywood to the right is where the french doors to the screened porch will be.

Clyde had a drywall party on Saturday, he had some great friends and a neighbor come help out and hang drywall.  We have roughly 350 sheets to hang all together, so the help was much appreciated!

This will be Rowyn's room.  Her bed will be built into the inlet to the left.  The hole in the ceiling which will be a little wider, will eventually have a ladder going up to the third floor loft.

This is peeking up into the loft, which we plan on using as a toy room.

Eventually, my closet which runs over the garage.  Hopefully, all those wires won't be there forever. ;)

The view from our master bedroom.  Cold, wet, and snowy right now.

Standing in the kitchen looking into the living room.  The far wall will eventually house our fireplace in the center.  It will also have box beam ceilings.

Lots of insulation left to put in.

Going into the mudroom with a bathroom on the far wall.  Clyde is building lockers for the kids, a storage pantry, and closet in there.

 The lights for the mudroom.

The mudroom flooring is a gray slate.

 The pendant lights for over the island.
The light in the foyer.

And I just ordered this chandelier for the dining room.

So, lots of work left to be done, lots of things left to be picked out, but we're getting there...slowly, but surely.

Now I'm just keeping my fingers crossed we sell our current house...and soon!  Please let anyone you know looking to buy a house in an amazing neighborhood about our Midwesthomesellers FSBO listing and let them know that we're motivated sellers...make us an offer! ;)