Sunday, June 30, 2013

:: Goodbye Google Reader, Hello Bloglovin'

As of July 1st, there will be no more Google Reader.
But . . . you can start following me on Bloglovin'.
You can find me here.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

:: 4th of July ideas

Here are some fun 4th of July ideas/food/parties.
And lets face it, most of them are yummy treats.
Follow my 4th of July pinterest board here.








Monday, June 24, 2013

:: Food - grandma's pancakes

So, I'm not really a pancake person.  I'd rather have waffles. 
 {Although french toast would trump either of these.}
But since using this recipe, I don't remember the last time we made waffles!

My sister has been using this recipe for years.
It's a recipe that my Grandma used and was in a recipe book that she passed down to everyone.
Why had I not discovered this earlier?!
These pancakes are EASY to make and are the FLUFFIEST pancakes I've ever tasted.
I've The girls have talked their daddy into making these every Sunday morning.
That's how delicious they are!
Use it for your 4th of July breakfast. 
It will definitely be a hit.

Grandma's Pancakes

2 cups flour
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 eggs beaten
4 Tablespoons oil
2 Tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk

Friday, June 14, 2013

:: Inspiring Articles

In your spare time, here are some awesome, inspiring articles to read . . .

Thursday, June 13, 2013

:: Family Happenings

Within the past few weeks we've been insanely busy.

I went back to work.  Boo.  I miss my kiddos so much when I'm gone.
But . . . grateful that I do have a job.

We've made multiple trips to the pool.

And to the beach.

We celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary.

Trying to cross the items off of our summer bucket list.  
The girls love going to the dollar movies at our local theater.

We're trying to leave the TV off from 9-5.  It's been hard.  Really hard!  
But it's nice to see the girls using their imagination instead of staring at the TV. 
 Do you see their cruise ship they made?

They loved going to a local baseball game.
(and it might be because they ate hot dogs)

And they've almost completed swimming lessons.

And this is only the beginning.  Yay for summer!

Friday, June 7, 2013

:: Summer 2013 - our bucket list

 This is the first summer we've done a summer bucket list 
and the girls can't wait to cross off those fun things we have listed.
Here's what we put on our list:
*bbq with friends
*movie in the park
*fly a kite
*baseball game
*water balloon fight
*drive-in movie
*make a sandcastle
*go on a hike
*sell lemonade
*make ice cream
*go on a boat ride
*run through the sprinklers
*go to the library
*make a pie
*s'mores at the cabin
*lanterns at lake powell
*dollar movies
*visit grandparents
*make rootbeer
*livingroom sleepover
*learn how to swim
*picnic lunch
*feed the ducks
*blowing bubbles
*make cookies
*visit a splash park
*make banana pops
*go on a walk
*play at the park
*make a new friend
*have a tea party
*birthday project
*visit a museum
*trampoline picnic
*learn a new game
*pick blueberries
*write a story
*visit pets at petsmart
*go bowling
*watch a parade
*back to school fashion show

What did you put on yours?

Thursday, June 6, 2013

:: and summer begins

Little Ava recently graduated from preschool which means . . . summer has officially started!

We love going to our local theater once a week for their dollar movies.
We watched Ice Age 4 yesterday and the girls were in heaven.
 (we obviously don't go to the theater often)
Go here to find your nearest theater and for dates.

Come back tomorrow to see our Summer 2013 bucket list!