Sunday, July 22, 2012


This was our home for the weekend.

We never took Gianna camping because I was completely against lugging a little one and all the things required to function with a little one.

Well now that we are back I threw all that crap out the window, loaded up the car and took both little ones camping. We had a blast.
Gianna absolutely loved it! She didn't want to come home. She played, ran, swam and got completely filthy. We had a site next to my cousin, her husband and their daughter who is the same age as Gianna so they had a blast.
Evelina had a rough night the first night but did much better the second night. I guess when your 8 months old and you know nothing other than the four walls of your crib- being taken out of your comfort zone and thrown into a huge tent on an air mattress can certainly cause an issue.

she's secretly saying that she is going to keep us awake all night...

cuddling by the fire

Gianna and Abbie

Good morning!

Time for a ride

Little afternoon snack..

Yummy s'mores

Bailey enjoying a stick

Beach Baby

After the beach...

We are going again next month so hopefully Evelina will sleep better!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


I am in love with Pinterest- Travis is starting to hate it more than he hates Facebook.. The site and ideas actually create work for him and he gets irritated with me.. I don't let that put a damper on my craft projects!

My second flip flop wreathe

                           The start of Gianna's coat rack/ shelf using a pair of old shutters
                              Painted to match the decorations associated with the kitchen!

These will be my new shutter "bulletin board" where I can slide in appointment cards, reminders,             photo's, holiday cards and school papers!

Finished Project! Just needs some touch up paint and Travis has to figure out a way to attach it to the wall! Now Gianna will have a place to hang her coats, dance bag and book bag. I'll add a few small baskets to the shelf for papers that need to be addressed and sent back to school, hair ties and other odds and ends!

Summertime.. keeping busy!

It's hot! Our grass is dead and my flowers are sad. It has been so hot and rain has been hit and miss. We can't complain because we have managed to get a lot of activities in with the beautiful weather however the grass,flowers and trees need a big healthy drink! Both girl's are growing like little weeds! Evelina has two teeth- one after the next in two days and I think one more is on it's way! She loves the beach and loves to be outside-

Evelina chillen with Bailey

Gianna loving her favorite dog

Notice the red forehead... keep going

Evelina "bulldozing" 

Loves that dog!

He is such a good boy!

This is Gianna and her cousin Lucy. Lucy is a month older than Evelina. Lucy and her mommy recently moved back down to Virginia. Lucy's daddy is getting back from his deployment in a few weeks and he is stationed down there! We will miss her very much but look forward to seeing her in the fall for some birthday parties!!

Naughty, naughty getting into the cabinets!

This is how I found her sleeping on night..

such a pretty girl!

Wild woman!

First time eating puff snacks! 

Standing and pulling herself up on her feet all by herself now!

And last but not least- Gianna started dance camp this past week. She absolutely loves it!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Move over Martha...

Jam making time! We decided that we would give it a try this year so we made strawberry, strawberry/blueberry and strawberry rhubarb. Not too sure how the strawberry rhubarb turned out but the other two kinds are amazing!
Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Blueberry Jam

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

 Evelina is starting to stand up unassisted on her own but she's not really pulling herself up quiet yet. She goes as far as on her knees and that's it so far...

Happy July 4th- 2012 Beach day with some friends. It was windy but we still had fun!

Staring out into her "ocean"

Sister Love

Pulling herself up that far...

Someone needs a hair clip!