Tuesday, June 3, 2014

5K Electric Run

We had a super fun night in Sacramento this past weekend doing the Electric Run. We had black light responsive paint on the girls faces and lights of glow in the dark stuff. Good family memories in the making.

Monday, June 2, 2014

The California King Snake

 April 16th, we drove home after getting a slurpee with the girls and in our driveway was this:

I helped Steve and we got it into the plastic tub.

 We went for a walk and released the snake in a safer place. Hopefully he is a happy snake! It sure made for a happy dad the day after tax season is over. This was his first wild California King Snake to catch.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Camping out in the NEW minivan

Short version: Steve's car died during tax season. So super quickly, we bought a minivan! The day or two after getting it, we threw down a sleeping bag inside, the girls put on their jammies and grabbed pillows and stuffed animals. The hung out inside of there for a couple hours! I brought them a snack in the muffin tin right in the middle. They had so much fun!

Long version: Steve drove home one day and his car would no longer accelerate over 50. That weekend we went out to test drive a Honda and a Toyota minivan. We decided on the Honda and purchased it. Two weeks later in the mail we received the title to find out that the mileage was not accurate. The next day we drove back, returned the minivan for the full amount drove another 40 minutes away and purchased another minivan. It was a little bit of a hassle, but it was like a free two week rental and we received and even better van with more upgrades, hello navi! We also had some wonderful friends who helped us out in watching our kids so that we didn't have to haul them around with all the chaos. 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Silly Ballerina

Nina was doing a performance for us the other month. She is such a character!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014


I scrapbooked this earlier this year. It is a picture of my girls with their newest cousin. It is an 8x8 page that I was trying to use up my stash by using 3 pp, 2 chipboard, 2 buttons, ribbon, and punchouts. I used a Colorbox kit.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Thank you for being you

I made this card today again for the Tombow Spring Bling challenge on their blog. I used the same stamp set as the last post, Lizzie Anne Designs Garden Inspirations. I added some embossing powder to the leaves and some green glitter dots to the bottom of the card and sentiment and a cute bee brad too. TFL!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

So Very Appreciated Card

My friend Melissa is hosting a challenge over on the Tombow Blog to create a card with Spring Bling. I used this set for the first time! It's about time. Anyways, I colored and glittered and popped up the one flower. Clean and simple and some glitter. The stamps are Lizzie Anne Designs, Garden Inspirations. TFL!