Monday, July 25, 2011

Quick Summer Revamp

Mahkala asked to move back into her old room (AKA my new office). She wanted her own room, even if it meant a smaller space. We agreed but we said we were not going to paint the room! GOODBYE office :( It's okay...we made it work. Once we moved her back, we added a few things here and there. Eventually, it turned into a remodel. A Paris theme started to come out, which turned to new bedding, a shopping spree to Hobby Lobby (the closest one is 45 minutes away), and a few more decorations. Voila--Welcome to Mahkala's Paris Get-A-Way!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Summer (In a Nutshell) far

I LOVE summer. I do NOT enjoy the idea that it's halfway over :( We are having a lot of fun and I don't want it to be over anytime soon. Get ready for pic overload. This summer has been filled with: many lake trips, a day at the beach, trip to the Sequoias, tons of fireworks on the 4th (Eric's favorite behind Christmas lights), Kala went to DC/NY for a week, Taylor went to band camp @ U. of Oregon, an impromptu trip to NM to visit my sister and family, and a lot of swimming and relaxing! SUMMER IS OUR FAVORITE :)

Friday, June 10, 2011


Thus ends another school year and the journey begins for high school :( Kala had 5 friends stay the night before the last day of school. We BBQ'd and make crepes in the am. They did what teens do best: goofed around, ate junk food, walked around the neighborhood, read magazines, and watched a movie. They stayed up until 1 am then woke up laughing at 6 to get ready for school. Taylor's party is tonight because she had to play at last night's graduation. It's my first day of vacation and I'm ready for a nap!! Mahkala leaves Sunday am at 2 am for a week in DC/NY with a bunch of friends from school (it's not a school field's through a group called Worldstrides). She is very excited. I'm going to force her to take tons of pics since I won't be with her. I'm sad thinking about it! Here's to a great summer!!!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Me Crafty? Not So Much

I have never in my life been a crafty person, however I saw this on my friend, Krysta's, blog and I HAD to do it!! So after texting her a bunch and making Eric take me to Kinko's, we came home with the supplies and made this. No--this is not my handwriting. My handwriting is horrific (my poor students). Eric wrote everything down as we brainstormed what we'd like to do. If you'd like to know how to make it, go to the "These Are the Days" blog on my list of blogs I love and check out Krysta's instructions. I'm sure she'll post hers and it'll probably be way cuter! She is super-crafty and talented. This is my one project for the year, however I do plan on using Christmas paper in December to write down cute requests for Santa (the pen is a dry-erase marker). Enjoy! 6 more days until Summer Break!!!!!!! *If you click on the pic of the entire frame, it'll show it much better*

Saturday, April 30, 2011

April Highlights

April was a busy month, but there were several highlights: Spring Break, going to see Wicked, and Kala's cheer tryouts. Here are some pics from Wicked (which was AWESOME!) and stressful tryouts (which she made--YAY!). May will be even busier with Mother's Day, a sister shopping trip in SF, and Eric's mom's wedding. It also means school is almost over :)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Cheer Awards

Tonight was awards for Kala's school cheer. We teased her over and over that she wasn't going to get one because she missed half the season for gymnastics (which she did get an award!). She laughed about it too. It was fun to go and see them all dressed up and beautiful. Next year is high school cheer :( I wish she'd stop getting older. It makes me so sad. I also told her to quit being so beautiful. I don't want those boys around her! Good thing is she's strong, so she can beat them up if need be.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Happy Man

Could he be any happier?