Another great summer day!
Thursday, August 25, 2011
I recently bought this new book shelf at IKEA and I’m so exited about it. I have stored all my Journals on it and in the baskets have put papers and things still needing to be journaled. I love it because it’s all in one place and a constant reminder of them. I love to do MyPublisher! On top I have displayed some of my favorite family history items. First the picture of Christ was given to us by Joel’s dad which I love because it totally warms up this area. The lamp I got at Real Deals and it’s just adorable. I’ve had my eye on it forever!
My mom put together this floral arrangement for me awhile back and my dad is allowing me to display my grandfather’s flag. The picture is of Joel’s dad Tim and Tim’s Grandmother. I love this fame it already came in. The old-fashioned soap dish was mine but inside is a pocket watch we found in Tim’s things and his class ring. I’m going to try to find out who the pocket watch belonged to. There are also coins that Tim collected that are from some of the countries that Joel traveled to with his dad after his mission. Australia and New Zealand.
The books are all the books that have been written from our Grandparents on both sides of the family. I was surprised to see how many there were. The small one on top we found in some of Tim’s books that we were able to recover from going to the Goodwill. Inside it has his grandmothers name. It was her personal bible. The small skinny one is also something we recovered and it was Tim’s baby book. no pictures by really old and fun to look at. His mom wrote a lot about his childhood in it.
The picture is of Tim as a kid. I’m not finished with this yet because I would like to add at least one picture of each of our grandparents on it in old fun frames. I’m still looking for frames at the goodwill and for the right pictures.
Last but not least behind the lamp is a glass container that I love and inside are my most favorite chocolates. Ferrer Rocher. They just look so elegant and fancy that I wanted to have them on their for a fun flare. on the other side of the wall I’m looking to hang a family tree going back 5 generations and family pictures of our ancestors. I’ll let you know when I have that done. I love having this in my entry way. it is a constant reminder of were we came from and the people that came before us. I love history and especially family history.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
One of the things on our “Summer Fun Things To Do List” is to have a campout, but because it’s so hot and we have little babies, we decided to just have a campout at home!
We roasted hot dogs and had corn on the cob!
We built a fire and got ready for a fun night!
Jaden was so exited and helped me get everything all ready!
After dinner we got the babies down to bed and put up Jaden’s tent in his room.
Then we turned out all the lights and headed back outside for some smores and scary stories.
Our smores were so good because we put reeses peanut butter cup inside with our marshmallow!
While out there Jaden said, “Let’s tell ghost stories”, we said ok, then he put the flashlight up to his face and started his story. I was so amazed that he even knew to do that I asked him. Where did you learn that from. His reply, “I saw it on “Finious and Ferb”. He’s so cute!
My story was so cool because I actually got Jaden to jump. Hee hee!
After our fun outside, we went inside for a story and Jaden got to sleep in his tent!
We had such a blast! I really think we pulled of a great campout for Jaden!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Growing up we had some really fun Banana Split Bowels so when I found these at the goodwill, I had to have them! It’s such a fond memory I have and I love that I can now share that memory with my boys! I also found these two vases. The glass one goes on my personal desk where I put a single flower. and the yellow one is just so much fun!