November 30, 2011


We went to Mema's one day and were having a blast.
We soon noticed that it got quiet!
I went hunting for my son and look where we found him....

yep in the bathtub!

he didn't want to get out so i left him alone and came back about 10 minutes later to this....
he almost took a nap, but Sister kept bugging him!
I truley have a random child!

November 28, 2011

1st Christmas Decoration Re-Done!!

we made a Christmas wreath but it didn't turn out to be everything we wanted!
So in order to fix that, we made another one under $4!!

We went to Lowes and got this foam that supposedly goes over pipes? I think it was 6 ft long, so I bought 2. They were 91 cents!

Cut to size and tape!

Then we went next door to Wal-Mart and bought 7 sheets of felt for 20 cents each!
Take a cup and draw circles!

I already had this fabric on hand from another project so that meant it was FREE!
I just cut up the rest into strips
 All of our circles nicely cut and stacked (Jilliann's form of stacking)

You wrap the foam with your strips of fabric, hot glueing periodically!
Take your circles and fold one in half and then in half again! PIN the sucker down!
Place 4 together to get this...Then fluff!

Here it is! We just tied a white ribbon on top to hang!
I really do love my $4 wreath!

This is what we did with the leftover foam!
I had the white already too, so they made a snowman!
So really for under 4 bucks I got two really cute wreaths!

November 26, 2011

Holy Crap our 1st Christmas Decoration!

Went to Goodwill with Mom and look what we found!
Isn't she gorgeous?!?
Well she is for 2 bucks!

Look what we turned her into! Soooo much better!

November 25, 2011


Couldn't help get a couple of cute pictures of my cute kids with my cute husband!
*Cute is the word of the day per Kwan!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! We had a blast, we got to be around our wonderful family, have some fantastic food, and then we went shopping!

This is what we did for essentially 12 hours! We had an absolute blast, got some awesome deals and can't wait to go back for next year!!

November 10, 2011

Halloween 2011

Halloween 2011!

we had so much fun this year! we did a pumpkin carving party on Friday with Zuppa and S'mores, and then a Halloween party Monday with spaghetti and Pumpkin Pie yum!

i didn't realize spider man was going to be such a popular costume this year!

Kasey and his muscles!

who is under that mask?

its my cute son!

All ready to start TRICK OR TREATING!
they were so excited!
Jilliann is Cinderella, Kasey is Spiderman, and Kaitling is Repunzel

Kasey got the hang of it after a couple of houses, but big sister is always there, just in case! 

The kids got tired after an hour (who could blame them!) so we dumped all the candy in one bag and Torry volunteered to carry the pumpkins... now he has got big buns!

November 9, 2011

Another Bag... with a twist!

i sewed this bag!
my cousin is getting married on 11.11.11! but its in Thailand!
his mom was going to go to the wedding and i knew i wanted to do something sweet (yes me, do something sweet!... it is possible!) i made this for her to take to the new bride

its just a little bag that you can grab and go, nothing fancy... but my favorite part.....

see it is small

MY FAVORITE PART! the inside pocket is something sweet! It is a picture of Thailand and South Carolina. I hope everytime she sees the pocket or the bag that she will remember what their love has overcome! I hope she loves it!

* thanks Jules for the extra help!

November 8, 2011

for Halloween Jules brought over stuff to make witch's hats!
they turned out sooo cute and the kids had a lot of fun making them

take a hershey kiss and stick it on top of a fudge stripe cookie that is upside down.... then decorate

kasey squeezing his frosting on his hat

kaitlin with her frosting

jilliann... look at that concentration

i guess it was good!

 i turned around a couple of times and saw this...
if you look closely you can see the hat is still on the table

we made our own cups!
kasey was a cyclopse! it was too funny how his eyes ended up lining up

julie was having a stare off!

November 7, 2011

Random Pictures

Jonathan went to a football game and the theme was glow sticks.
we made a hat and dreds for him. he also put some around his shoes!
it turned out really kewl!

we had Brenda's and Nana's birthday and the guys took out the remote control cars. Jilliann didn't have one, but she borrowed her brothers and she was too cute not to take a picture of!

November 6, 2011

Hollywood Studios OUR LAST DAY!

ok so our last day at Disney, we went to Hollywood Studios!

Mater and Lightning were there to greet us!

we had lunch with Disney Jr and some other friends.
this was the best lunch we had the whole time. it was laid back, the characters were there plenty long enough, the kids got to get up and dance, and even the food was good! it was a great way to end our day at Hollywood Studios.

 June from Little Einsteins

 Leo from the Little Einsteins

Agent Oso

Handy Manny

There was a story on why this picture was taken, but I can't remember!

Dancing with Daddy!

Mom was a lifesaver! She took the kids to see Disney Jr. Live on Stage, so we could get some adult rides in. we did the tower of terror and aerosmith and they were a blast!

this picture CRACKS me up! tommy couldn't figure out why i was screaming! rollercoasters and i have a love hate relationship! i was shaking when i got off but wanted to go back!

we had the best vacation in a really long time! it was really nice having mom there with us to experience everything with the kids. we had 1 yes 1 meltdown and it was because kasey was bored standing in line! we can't wait to go back and do it all again!
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