Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Happy 10th Anniversary to us!!! (that's 3653 days to those who are counting)

I can't believe it's already been 10 years since we've gotten married! Time sure does fly!

As some of you know, Paul and I got engaged just 2 months after we met each other. Since getting married, life has been full of fun, surprises, hard times, great times, laughter, tears, kids and most of all LOVE!

(by the way, Paul has already lost about 20 pounds! he's inspiring me to lose a few)(i think i look better with long hair)

Life just keeps getting better and better!

Monday, July 13, 2009

3 Little Deer (not dears)

Things have been kinda slow around here. That and I keep forgetting my camera for our fun outings.

So I thought I'd do a little blogging about one of the reasons why we love this house.

Isn't that just too cute! That little deer and her mom hang out around our yard for hours! It's so fun watching that little fawn run and jump around. And since our backyard is mostly shade 80% of the day, we get lots of deer!

Look closely and you can see both the mother and the baby (on the upper level).

This is a different deer with her 2 fawns! She's a bit more skittish because at some point she's been injured and doesn't even use her back right leg. This is the second set of babies she's had since we've been in the house!

Now this deer, we're not sure if she's the mother of the one fawn, or if it's a totally different deer. But we get this single deer in our yard a lot too.

Last year we had a huge buck in our yard. He had 3 points on each antler. So cool, but the males don't show up much.

Here's a bit more of the wildlife we see on a regular basis. Not to mention the raccoons and the quail with their little puff balls running around behind them. Quail are very hard to get pictures of. And of course you can't forget the plethora of magpies, robins and blue jays!

One of our 2 woodpeckers!

I don't know who let these wild creatures in, but I think we'll keep them!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Which Austen Heroine am I

A lot of people I know are doing this quiz thing where they see which Jane Austen heroine they're most like. I figure since I've read all her books I may as well take it too!

Here's mine!

I am Elizabeth Bennet!

Take the Quiz here!

But all I have to do is change one answer on one of the questions I'm not sure which answer is better, and it totally changes to Elinor Dashwood. So I guess really I'd be a mix of the two.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Our Holiday Weekend

We had such a blast this last weekend!

On Friday (I forgot my camera) we had a big water party at my sister's house! It was a ton of fun!

That evening we were going to go to a parade, but the girls were so tired we ended up staying home and watching a movie "big screen" style!

Saturday morning I was checking a few blogs and some how ran across this masterpiece! It was too cute not to make, so I did! This lady made her cake and icing from scratch, but I was too lazy for that. Here's what I did!

I took this cake to Grandma and Grandpa's house for the dinner we were having there. So fun!

You'll need a cake mix, frosting, about 12 full size kit kats (not the snack size) and M&M's! Bake the cake in 2- 8 inch round cake pans.

Level the cakes, frost the bottom one and put the other one on top. Then smother the sides and top with the rest of the frosting.

Then split the kit kat bars in half so there are 2 of the 4 sections in each half. Then press them around the cake.

Put and handful or 2 around the bottom of the cake and the rest in the top of the cake!

Put a cute bow or ribbons around it to help hold the kit kats up, and to make it super cute!

HAPPY FOURTH- or do red and green M&M's for Christmas, or pink and red for Valentine's day, or purple orange and black for Halloween... you get the point!

Less then 5 minutes after I started cutting it, it was totally gone! It was a big hit!

We did sparklers at Grandma and Grandpa's house too!

Then we came home and did our own little fireworks! It was a wonderful weekend!