Wednesday, July 16, 2014

This summer is flying by and for that I am sad. I must be crazy because I'm dreading the start of school in a couple of weeks, I'm not ready emotionally.
While I dream of taking the kids on a grand adventure, the fact is we've been working through 100 things to do for the summer.

My focus this year is creating fun family memories. The kids go swimming a few days during the week, we've been playing games like Skipbo, Uno, Life almost nightly and we plan on trying Phase 10 with them sometime this week.

For the first time in years we've gone to see the fireworks at "A" mountain, Rob has smoked racks of ribs for BBQ's and just hanging out with friends.
But still some regret lingers, all those "I wish" moments. Dreams to take the kids to LEGOLAND, San Diego, Yosemite, Oregon, Michigan and Maryland, just to start.
I dream of exploring the world with my family. This world is so amazingly beautiful, even some of the man made stuff is pretty freaking awesome. For now I will dream and plan, who knows where we will go next year?


Tuesday, July 15, 2014


Due to a lack of party supplies for the Disney movie Frozen, I had to get a little crafty.

Once again my hoarding crafty tendencies came to the rescue. Have you seen this craft of Pinterest? I went (two years ago, holy cow really?) and bought the snowflakes to make this and they've been sitting in a bag atop a bookcase waiting for me to glue them all up. Instead they became this, our own winter wonderland in 105 degree heat. 

 I had planned on ordering a cake from our local grocery store but when I went to order they were out of the Frozen cake toppers, so I backed up and punted. Chelsea wanted chocolate cupcakes with blue frosting as an extra bonus I piped white chocolate snowflakes to go on top. making those snowflakes was both a pain in the rear and fun.
Chels was over the moon happy. I just love watching her appreciation for each of her gifts and the people who gave them.

 She twirled, sang, giggled the day, within a hour of everyone leaving, she was sacked out.

The patch on her eye is a daily thing for the next couple of months as we try and strengthen her right eye.