Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Project Attempt-a-craft

So I had a list of 6 projects I wanted to tackle this summer. Well in true Sara fashion I have done one off the list and added like 5 others that are completely random.
This past weekend we had a reunion of sorts with Andy's family and the family of their best friends. I decided to make the 4th of July cake that was on my list for this party. It's far from perfect. In fact, when compared to the original it's pretty rough to look at...but it still had the effect that I was going for and it was fun to do. In the slow, bumpy effort to finish decorating my house I bought some vinyl to add a little to the Americana theme that is apparently going on in the upstairs guest bath. Since I can't just do one thing, I also bought the Gordon B. Hinckley quotes and some tile from Home Depot to make the little plaques.
So...back to the list...1 down, 5 to go!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day...

I have the best dad. Hands down. He is funny, kind, creative, adventurous, supportive, and hardworking. He has always been there to lend support and push us kids to be better.
I LOVE my dad!

Andy's dad is also a great dad! He has helped raise 5 great of which is the wonderful man that I am married to. He works very hard to make sure that his kids know that he loves him. We are thankful for all that he does.
My littler brother just became a dad. Already you can tell what a great dad he is.
That little boy is very lucky to have a dad like him.

Andy's brothers Paul and Craig and brother-in-law Chad are also great dad's to some of the cutest nieces and nephews around. They work hard to support their families and to teach their children what is right. They are good examples.
Even though Andy is not yet a father, I know that one day he is going to be an AMAZING one. He is the kindest person I know and I know that he will teach that to our children. I love him more than anything. Our children will be very lucky.

So, Happy Fathers Day to all the dads and future dads in my family!
Thank you for all you do.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Catch Up...

My days have been filled with painting, gluing, scrubbing, more painting, getting glitter in my eye, playing firefighter, debating whether carnivores are cooler than herbivores with a six year old, reading stories and writing the alphabet over and over and over.

Don't be jealous. It's just part of the job.

Summer school ends in 8 days. No counting down here. Just a fact.
When that ends this is what I'll be tackling. I've come across some great blogs (Make It and Love It and Crap I've Made) that have awesome ideas....with tutorials.
Those that can't do....copy.

We spent a really fun weekend in Flagstaff to welcome my brother home from Brazil.
It was fun to see family I haven't seen in awhile.
Lots of laughing, playing games, ping pong, and piano.

Looking forward to July!

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Busy, busy, busy!

Life has been super busy since the last time I posted anything!
School ended which is both a blessing and a curse. The kids last day was Thursday and we have a teacher workday on Friday. I had finally cleaned every corner of my room except my desk. By 2:00 on Friday afternoon I had had enough. I put the trash can next to my desk and pushed everything off into the trash. Most of it was random papers and who knows what that the kids had found around the room the day before.
Also, on Friday was our end of the year staff luncheon. Being co-chair of the Social Committee meant planning and executing the entire thing (with my other co-chair). I made a video slide show of pictures from throughout the year. I also collected pictures of all the staff from when they were in jr. high or high school and we played a Who's Who guessing game. It is A LOT of work...but I think it turned out well.
We had Andy's brother/wife/kids stay with us this weekend. We had a lot of fun and really enjoyed them being here. The house is so quiet now!
Now I have a small break before summer school starts on Thursday. I have started making cards with some of the pictures I've taken. I've thought of trying to sell them...maybe. At least I know my mom likes them!
Also, I really want this. If only it wasn't $300. Maybe I can figure out how to make it myself.