I live a simple life, exploring the great outdoors, and slowly the world with my husband and our 2 amazing little girls. I am a Shutterbug, I am constantly taking pictures, my camera is like an extra appendage! I love to cook, craft, bake, travel and just enjoy life! I've been told I'm a "Jane of all trades" and I like to tell people I have Creativity A.D.D. My interests are completely random and can range from making hair bows for little girls to "dumpster diving" and refinishing furniture with my best friend! I paint, I use power tools(and I'm quite proficient with a hot glue gun), and I just learned to sew this year, so I'm excited to see what will come of that! I hope you enjoy tagging along for this crazy journey of randomness!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

♫Balloons & Tunes♫

What an amazing experience this was! We met up with friends for a breathtaking evening at the Hot Air Balloon Festival. We even got to take a tethered ride in one! It was awesome! The whole event was just a gorgeous sight, I can't imagine what it would be like to see the larger festivals-the International Balloon festival in Albuquerque, NM hails 750 balloons in the sky! How spectacular would that be!? We are putting it on our wishlist of places/things to see and take pictures of...(We're not going to discuss the length of that list...) I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them-I was one excited photographer! (And you are officially warned-this is a pic heavy post!-although is nothing in comparison to the 467 pictures I snapped...ahh the joys of continuous shooting, have I mentioned lately how much I love my camera?)

How exciting!?
(Sure, it was tied to some ropes, but I'm cool with that! Actually, I think I prefer it that way!!)
Watching, waiting our turn...
Going up.... :D
Natalie wasn't so sure at first-but she warmed up to it by the end of the ride and wanted to do it again! haha
Haylie, on the other hand, LOVED it...
She is getting so big! And has mysteriously grown some funny ears on top of her head...
“Love of beauty is Taste. The creation of beauty is Art.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Busy, busy, busy!

August has been one busy month! Birthdays, festivals, fairs, trips to the Zoo, visits with friends, you name it, I think we covered it this month! One of my favorite highlights-our littlest bug turned 3! That's right, in her words, she's now "a big girl like her sister!" We did a whole lot of celebrating last weekend because along with our youngest, my sister turned 16, so I had 2 cakes to make! :) I wanted my sister's to be really special because it was her sweet 16, so I did my best to make it nice-I'm still learning-but I think it came out pretty awesome for a beginner!!
                          Headin' out to my Sister's Birthday Dinner!
Fyaaahhhh!! ;)
She really liked her cake!! :) :)
Happy Sweet 16!
Helping blow out her candle!
Happy 3rd Birthday!
My hubby fueling up for the party! Love him. :) And his Charlie Brown mug!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010