Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wordless Wednesdays - Goose Decoys, A girls best friend!

Emily loves her Daddy's goose decoys. Today she carried them all over the yard and lined them up. She even tried to give one a drink out of her sippy cup!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Playing in the rain!

Emily has been waiting for it to rain so she can use her new umbrella! So this afternoon she looked out the window and informed us that it was raining. She ran over and put on her new rain coat and boots and asked me for her umbrella! It wasn't raining very hard and was not to cold so I sent her outside to have some fun in the rain! She had a blast splashing in the puddles in our driveway. I of course had to grab my camera and capture some cute photos!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

This will be my new kitchen flooring!

I am way behind on posting photos of our nearly finished kitchen! I will take some tomorrow and get them up soon! :)

Anyways, these photos are of my wood floor! Well the boards that will become my new hard wood flooring!! Kyle and his dad cut down a cherry tree last fall and we are turning it into our new floor! I love the look of cherry and can't wait to see the finished product. We are currently waiting for the wood to finish drying, it takes a couple months. Then they will get it all cut so we can put it down and finish it. I will post some photos when it is done!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wordless Wednesdays - Who needs pants?

This is an Almost Wordless Wednesday!
We are working on potty training here at my house and I find it is just easier some days to let Emily go without pants in the house. Well one day she decided that she wanted to go outside and before I could get to her with some pants, she put her boots on and headed outside!

Fun Survery: Random things about me!

I saw this fun survey over on One 2 Try and thought it would be fun! When your done reading mine, go ahead and join in on the fun!

*Where is your cell phone? On my desk
*Your Hair? Loving my shorter cut with highlights, plus I have an awesome new Flat Iron that makes my hair straight and smooth!
*Your Mother? Loving and supportive! A great gram gram!
*Your Father? A loving dad and wonderful Papa!
*Favorite Food? Mexican or cupcakes! :)
*Your Dream Last Night? I honestly don't remember...
*Your Favorite Drink? Diet Coke!!!!
*Your Dream/Goal? To raise happy and healthy kids, grow old with my hubby and best friend Kyle!
*What Room are you in? Living Room
*Your Hobby? Blogging, scrap booking
*Your Fear? worms, confined spaces
*Where do you want to be in 6 years? Where I am now, with some updates in our house
*Where were you last night? At home vegging on the couch
*Something that you aren’t? A Diva or high maintenance girl!
*Muffins? Love Blueberry!
*Wish List Item? Cabin Up North
*Where did you grow up? Michigan, lived here all my life
*Last thing you did? Laundry
*What are you wearing? Pj pants and t-shirt, so comfy!
*Your TV? Diego
*Your pets? One cat named Jake
*Friends? Love them.
*Your Life? Awesome
*Your Mood? Happy that the sun is shining
*Vehicle? Love my Yukon XL, it's my monster truck!
*Something you’re not wearing? Makeup
*Your favorite store? Target and then probably Kids Resale shops
*Your favorite color? Red
*When was the last time you laughed? This morning while listening to Emily and her cousin Kada play and giggle
*Last time you cried? Last week, had one of those missing my brother Howie moments, he passed away almost 10 years ago, way to young.
*Your best friend? My hubby
*One place that I go to over and over? The bathroom?? lol
*Favorite place to eat? Love Texas Roadhouse and The Olive Garden!

Now join in on the fun and let me know if you do this too so I can go read your answers!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tag you're it! Tuesday Tag

It's time for Tag Tuesday! Link up and play a game of tag. It's a great way to meet other bloggers and get more followers too!

CLICK HERE to visit Adventures of a Military Family of 8 and check out all the details! It is a fun way to get to know others and get some new followers!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Friday Follow! It's time to follow!

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wordless Wednesdays - The best part about making Brownies!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

My husband's family is Irish (our last name is McNamara) so Emily is half Irish! This shirt is so fitting for her!

Looking all innocent!

Family Birthday Party!

On Saturday, March 6th, my family on my Mom's side had a big "birthday party"! The premise of this party was that we celebrated every one's birthday all at once! We did not exchange presents, but we ate yummy food, decorated cupcakes and even sang happy birthday!

Getting everyone together at Christmas can be challenging so we did it in March after the busyness of the Holidays slowed down. It was nice to see everyone. Here are a few pics from the "Party"!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wordless Wednesdays - Waiting for rain!

This is an almost Wordless Wednesday! This is my 2 year old Emily so happy and excited today when she got a package from the UPS guy! She is all decked out in a new rain coat, rain boots and umbrella! I am doing a review for a company soon and they sent me all 3 items! I will be writing a review and hosting a giveaway for an umbrella over on Money Saving Mama in Michigan (My other blog)! She has been so excited all night and kept saying "it's suppose to rain soon". We told her she could go outside and play in the rain that we are expecting soon! Can't wait to get some cute photos of her playing outside!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Our Snowmobiling weekend!

Last weekend we headed up north to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to get one more snowmobile ride in before the snow melts! Kyle's sister Katy and her hubby Chuck went with us, which made it a cheaper weekend for everyone, since we were able to split the cost of gas and lodging!

We left on Friday around 2:30 in the afternoon and arrived at our cabin at about 9:30 that night. We traveled in snowy, messy roads the whole time, which slowed us down, but we got their safe!

We ended up renting a small (think Geico house small) cabin in Seney for only $50 a night! Can't beat the price and it was very clean and fully furnished. We all agreed that we would stay their again. When we go up north snowmobile we are not really looking for luxury, since we are hardly at the hotel.

Inside our small, but cute cabin.

See, I told you it was tiny!

We headed out on Saturday morning and spent the day out on the trails! They were beautiful as usual and actually not too busy. We rode from Seney to Christmas (yes it really is named Christmas, MI and it had street names like Holly lane and Candy Cane Lane). We ate lunch at a place called Foggy's. Food was great, service was probably the worst I have ever had. I was oh so lucky and actually found a noodle (I hope that is what it was, I decided not to inspect it to closely for fear that I might be sick) floating in the bottom of my diet coke! BARF! The waiter did not even apologize, just brought me another diet coke. Can we say no tip?!

Looking down a snowmobile trail.

We rode back to our cabin and hung our for awhile, took a little nap, ate some dinner and then headed back out and rode from 11pm till about 2am! We ended up putting on 220 miles in about 9 hours! That is alot of miles on a snowmobile. It is almost like riding from Lansing to the Bridge, which is about 236 miles! We were all so sore the next few days, but it is so worth it. If you have never snowmobiled you really should try it. You see things you would otherwise would never see in a vehicle. We crossed the biggest bridge any of us have ever snowmobiled across before. The view was so pretty. This is a trail bridge only, not intended for cars. One way traffic at a time! It had to be about 25 feet tall.

The river that the bridge was over.

Looking down through the bridge into the water.

We came home on Sunday and the weather had warmed up and the roads were clear so we made it home in about 6 hours. We did not even stop one time once we crossed the bridge (4 hours from the bridge to our house, with no potty breaks)! I think everyone was to sore to even want to get out of the truck! So happy we got such a great ride in and we are already looking forward to heading back up next winter!

Looking out over the ice from the Mackinac Bridge.

It was pretty icy, but still had some open water between the lower and upper peninsula.

For those people who don't live in Michigan and want to read some interesting facts about the bridge, CLICK HERE! The Mackinac Bridge is currently the third longest suspension bridge in the world.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A cute quote...

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend. :)