Monday, September 26, 2011

Fifty Nifty United States

After I included memorizing the nicknames for all fifty states in my list I found these great flash cards in the dollar section at Target!! 

Here is my scratch paper from studying....

Today at lunch Jarrod quizzed me and I am proud to say that I got them all right :)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Not ready

Thirty.  30.  The big 3-0.  However you want to say it, I'm not ready.  This isn't exactly easy.  Now I can say it has kept me up at night.  Why?  I don't know for sure.

Perhaps it's the fact that once I cross over to the 30's I'm afraid that life will accelerate quickly.  Or maybe it's the silent reminders such as my health insurance premium skyrocketing or the fact that I'm much closer to the end of my child bearing days.  I don't know for sure....

Someone said to me this weekend "Turning thirty is better than the alternative".  And it is!  But, it's going to take some getting used to.

All I know is that I'm thankful for the first 30 years God has given me.  I'm right where I wanted to be at this time in my life....

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Handmade Necklaces

Time is ticking and three weeks from tomorrow I will be bidding a bittersweet farewell to my 20's.  It's time to mark another item off the list!  Today I made two necklaces.  It was actually quite simple but was just a matter of me remembering the materials at the store and then sitting down to do it :)

Materials Needed:
  • clear fishing wire
  • scissors
  • stones/beads of your choice
  • clasps

Drum roll please....

TA DA!!  These really didn't take long at all.  I love the big stones because they are eye catching and FUN.  I chose to do multicolors in the first one because it will match everything!  I did only pink stones in the second one because I always seem to be searching for something to wear with pink!

  • Measure fishing wire to be exactly how long you want it....then add a few extra inches!
  • Attach one part of the clasp by tying it to one end of the wire
  • String beads on in whatever pattern you choose
  • When all stones/beads are strung tie the other clasp part on the very end
  • Enjoy wearing it :)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Family Night

I've always wanted to designate a family night each week.  Family should be a calm in the storm of life.  Our schedule is BUSY (football, activities, etc.) but I figure that if we make a point to spend quality time together as often as possible we are doing okay :) 

Last night we ordered pizza and played Candyland (Emma's request!) 

Owen showing off his tricks :)

Emma doing a little victory dance!!

Congrats to daddy on his BIG Candyland win!  We hope to continue setting aside special family time.  We know that one day the kids will rather do anything but stay home with us on a Saturday night.....

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Still 29

I now only have one month left in my twenties.  And there is nothing I can do about it.  It's really just another number, right?! 

I am officially over half way done with my list and I will have several things to cross off very soon.....