Archives for June 2014

Fun Photos Friday #27: The Making of a Ship


There are times when I don’t give my kids enough credit for taking a break from their electronics and making something. Recently, my oldest took a box and decided he wanted to make a ship.  I couldn’t see it at first but he had the vision to create one so I quickly obliged him.

funphotofriday27dHe did all of the drawings and figured out how he wanted it configured. I provided tape, scrapbook paper a straw and I used my Silhouette to cut out an anchor and the name he wanted for the ship.

funphotofriday27bHe equipped it with people and ladders and the works.

funphotofriday27gI really was happy that it was created by him with a little help from me using basic materials. I will have to remember it when I get ready to complain to him again about not doing more creative things.


These are the important times I want him to remember and share with his children.  The gadgets are great and have value but the tactile creative stuff just feels so right.

funphotofriday27fIf you look on the left corner you can see he even created a plank.  So don’t make this captain mad or you just might get your walking papers!

funphotofriday27eHe even personalized it so you know who made it.  I will have to try to create more opportunities for activities like these this summer.

The ship is now sitting up on top of his dresser for public viewing.

Have a blessed day and a great weekend!


2014 FIFA World Cup – let’s get this party started!!


The boys are so excited for the first day of the 2014  FIFA World Cup games.  Brazil is hosting the games this time. The boys put their Brazil T-shirts on today for school. Today we will watch the first game between Brazil and Croatia. Hmm…who do you think we want to win?

We all installed the app so we can keep track of scores and who is playing. You can find out more information at the official site.

Since my birthday is on Monday, I thought I would try something different with my hair. I find it much easier to try things as I get older. So today I am going to go get highlights in my hair for the first time.   My logic:  People in Hollywood, shave their heads for movies so a simple change in color shouldn’t be a big deal right?  I figure, if not now when? Besides if I don’t like it, I will go back and color over it.

At least that is what I keep telling myself to keep the nerves at bay.

I hope you have a blessed day and can grab some time to check out the games.


It’s My Birthday Month!


Yes you read it right..Birthday Month. I used to insist that my birthday always extended to the full week my birthday landed on with my family. I would say, “It’s just too good to contain to one day, such an epic event as my birth.” Leao would humor me and indulge if not only to keep me from going on and on about it.  But then enters my friend Ashley and Joan and they declare a whole month for their birthday. So this year, I too am taking up the practice.birthdaymonth2014b

June is my month. Think about it…when you are at the jewelry store the salesperson says to you, ” Which month were you born? So they can tell you your birthstone.  Or the horoscopes…they are neatly organized by months.  Okay, so my argument isn’t so strong.  Buy I think my friends are onto something and I am going to go with it.


Last night I went to meet some of my super crafty friends for our regular crop night and what did I find? A beautiful tiara, a balloon and yummy chocolate cake for moi and my sweet friends. They sang and I got to blow out the candle. My actually birthday isn’t until the 16th but I sure am liking the lovin’ I received last night. So let the month of June be a fun one!  I sure am blessed to have such warm and loving friends.


Thank you ladies for a fun night!

Have a blessed day friends!




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