Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Phone Photo Dump, Hawaii Version

Hello Everyone!

I realize that it has been ages since I have blogged…let’s just say that I am trying to adjust to having 3 kids.  It is a lot different than having two!

I wanted to dump my Iphone pictures that I took while Josh and I were in Hawaii for all of you!  We went to Hawaii in March to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary.  We had a fabulous time and are looking forward to returning.

Here you go!


It was a long flight.  We had a layover in Dallas and then it was 8 hours to Honolulu.


Josh, Caroline and I are big fans of Dog the Bounty Hunter, I know…we are weird.  So the first thing we did was drive by their office.  We also had their address so we went all super stalkers on them and stood in front of their gate and took pictures and waved at their security cameras!


Do you watch Man vs. Food?  We do!  We went to MAC 24/7 and tried their pancakes.  These were the pancakes in the challenge and Josh and I together didn’t finish half…they were HUGE!!


We did some hiking…which I am not a fan of but there were promises of a waterfall at the end so I endured.


(left) along the hike.  (right) the waterfall.  I was like, I walked all this way for that?!?!  I wasn’t impressed.


We also hiked Diamond Head.  I thought I was going to die (I told you I wasn’t a fan of the “hike”).  But the view from the top was pretty impressive.


We flew to Maui for the rest of our trip.  (left) we were on the golf course and (right) was the view from our hotel room.


(left) again, view from our hotel room.  (right) the view from my lounge chair!


(left) view from the golf course (I drove the cart) (right) we visited a lavender farm.


(left) at the lavender farm there were paragliders jumping from the top of the hillside and landed right beside the farm entrance. (right) the view from my lounge chair.


again, the view from my lounge chair!

I took tons of pictures, these were just the ones that I took with my phone.  I hope that you enjoyed them!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

St Nick came to our house!

St Nick came to our house the night of December 5.  Did he come to your house?  You have to leave your shoe out! 

Anyway, St Nick left the kids a really cute toy and I thought I would show you.

Let me first say that our house is a huge fan of Playmobil.  Caroline just adores their toys and has tons of them…seriously, tons.  So, with that being said she was super excited to see this…


How cute is that?!?

And William has enjoyed playing with it too.  But he prefers that Santa rides in this…


The kid cracks me up!  I hope St Nick was good to you!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Caroline’s Room

Since it was so much fun to share Charlotte’s Room with all of you, I thought that you may also enjoy taking a peek at Sis’ room.

Caroline’s room was probably the first room in the house to actually be considered “done”.  When we started the process of decorating her room she had a few requests.

1. Blue walls

2. Birds and Owls

3. A tree

Umm, yeah.  A tree.  So this is what we did…

This is the view from the door.  Her walls are painted a light blue (as per her request).


Above her bed…


The wall opposite her bed…


The other wall in her room has double closet doors and the door to her room.

In order to give her as much floor space as possible, I wanted to keep her bed against the wall.  It just seemed logical to turn her twin bed into a daybed.  I searched craigslist and found someone selling two spindle style beds (really only 1.5 beds because they didn’t have the second headboard, only the footboard and railings).  It was perfect for what I had in mind and the price was right ($25).  I used both of the footboards to create her “daybed” and painted the bed white. 

The bedding is sort of a DIY too.  It is hard to find a bedskirt for daybeds (cute ones anyway).  So I bought a twin sized bedskirt, cut it up and sewed it back together to make the skirt on three sides.  And yes, it was a pain in the rear-end.  The polka dot sheets are from Target.  The duvet cover is two twin size flat sheets sewn together on three sides with button closures at the bottom.


The Barbie doll house was made for me when I was a child by my Grandpa Abell.  I really love that I have something that he made that I am able to pass down to my girls.


The tree…


Yep, I painted it.  I had no idea what I was doing but I think that it turned out okay. 


I “carved” her initials into her tree. Red heart 

Well, that is Caroline’s room.  It suits her personality well.  Now, if only I could get her to clean it every now and then!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A Halloween Recap!

We had a fantastic Halloween!  In years past William has gone to a few houses on our street and was done with trick or treating.  We thought it would be the same this year, so Josh and I had our plan in place.  We would take all three kids to the houses on our street, then Josh would take William and Charlotte back home to hand out candy at our house.  Caroline and I would hit up the subdivision.

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This year I wanted William to use his Ipad while trick or treating because it would be good practice…you ask for something (trick or treat), you get something in return (candy) and then you say thank you.  I had him all set up to go.


We went to the first house and I walked him through it.  He did great.  After that he was a man on a candy quest!  William went trick or treating the entire time and was so excited.  Josh took Charlotte home but William stayed with Caroline and I and hit up the subdivision.

I held the ipad for him at each door, but he did the rest.  He said “trick or treat” and “thank you” at each and every door that we went to!

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It was so awesome.  Caroline kept saying “William, you are doing so good!”, which I thought was really cool.  Our neighbors were wonderful too.  Lots of them gave William a “good job”, some gave him an “awww”, some gave him a “wow, that is so cool” and some clapped for him (which he LOVED).

I am proud of my little Brobee!

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!!!

We are gearing up for Trick or Treating tonight, how about you??

This year we have a 50’s girl…

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Brobee from Yo Gabba Gabba…

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And Wilbur from Charlotte’s Web…


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Have fun everyone!  And don’t eat too much candy!

Charlotte is Growing

1 Month…


2 Months…


3 Months…


4 Months…



The girl is 4 months old.  It is hard to believe.  She is about 15 pounds.  The girl likes her food.  She loves bath time and likes to kick and splash (she must take after her brother).  She is sleeping through the night (Praise the Lord).  She loves to smile, though you can’t tell from her pictures.  She sees the camera and freezes up!  She likes to be held…a lot. Winking smile  She likes her binky and that can usually calm her down when she is fussy.  And she likes to put everything in her mouth.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

To The Bat Cave!

I couldn’t find William, which in never a good thing.  I could hear his Ipad playing Thomas, so I knew that he was close.  I looked in his room, yet I still couldn’t find him.  His closet door was open and all of his toys were on the floor.

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I opened the lid to the toy box and there he was!

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He has really started liking finding dark, close spaces to watch his movies.  I have found him in the dryer, in closets, under his bed, under blankets watching his movies.  Maybe he needs a bat cave!!