Monday, July 30, 2012


It is fun to watch the olympics with my 4 year old. He is engaged and amazed at all the talent in the olympics. Not to mention all the cool sports that we never usually get to see. Gymanstics seems to be our favorite. He makes it clear that the girls are much better than the guys, which I tend to agree with after watching both perform over the weekend. It has been fun to watch and we can't wait to watch some more tonight!

Summer Swimming!

So, our neighbors got a pool recently. We have little kids so it is a bit scary to let them be around pools. I keep a very close eye on them at this age. I wouldn't even know where to go to find out all the details for getting the right swimming pool equipment. I guess I would start at some place like jandy aqualink and do some research on what to get and what I would need. Maybe when our kids get a bit older we can make the plunge!

Broken Down Bikes

I've seen quite a few broken down motorcycles lately. I don't know much about them but I know I have seen some very nice Harley Davidson's lately and was thinking to myself, "why don't they fix that bike? They are so expensive, you should upkeep them so you can drive it!" Well, maybe it is a matter of knowing where to get harley davidson motorcycle parts. I hope they get the parts they need and get those sweet bikes back on the road!

Sports Lover

Do you have someone in your life that is just in love with sports? Someone that would like a sports gift over any other when it comes to Christmas, Birthday or any other time of year? I know I do and specifically football gifts! There are tons of great football gift ideas out there if you look! I know your football lover will be thrilled!

More Gift Ideas

Going along my gift theme this week, I was thinking of how popular plants are to get as gifts. The last time I got a gift for my spouse, I got a plant and it was appreciated way more than any of the flowers I have gotten. And, it lasted a long time. Plants are great and ProPlants, your plant experts, are the perfect ones to help make sure you get the perfect plant for the event!


Has it really been 4 years since all we heard about was Michael Phelps winning 8 gold medals and everything was about him? I can't believe it! And I can't believe how he isn't the best swimmer anymore. I thought he would be even better but he didn't even medal in his first race and got silver (his first silver ever) in his second. So strange to see him drop from dominance so quickly!

Just Because Gifts

If you have not seen just because gifts, you need to! I can't stop looking at all the amazing gifts they have and how good they look! It seems there is always a special thing going on these days and always a reason to buy gifts. This is definitely going to be one of my go-to-sites now! I can't wait to have a reason to come back and buy!

Family Pictures

When we recently had family pictures, we all wanted to look alike. We all got the same colors for clothes and it looked really cute! We had a great time even though it was over 100 degrees and the kids were sweating up a storm! We thought about getting turquise beads since they matched our outfits and even got ties for the boys to wear and bows and headbands for the girls. We had a blast!


There are so many music gadgets and equipment today. It seems with technology everything changes. There are br1600cd equipment, microphones and even all the apps that there are now for helping with mixing and recording music. It is pretty amazing at how far we have come. It is even weirder to think how far we will still go in the next 10-20 years!


I am still thinking of the passing of a friend. I wonder to myself if he is in heaven or not. I so hope so! I remember conversations where he doubted whether the Bible was ALL true or not. I didn't know him well enough to ever hear whether he confessed Christ as his Lord and Savior but I sure hope so. he was such a neat man and I would love to see him again some day!!!!


We are at a point in our life where it seems all our friends have multiple babies and are having more! It is a wonderful time in our lives and we are blessed to have so many close friends. With all the babies coming, it means looking for baby shower favors when helping with their showers to celebrate the new life! It also menas getting to come together to hang out and sing praises for how blessed we all are to have such amazing friends and family!


One of the great things about living on a farm is getting to have huge gardens. Not just gardens for food but for flowers! One of the easy ways to make the garden look beautiful and to spice it up is to get an arbor. There are so many different styles you can find and I recommend looking to buy an arbor from fifthroom. They have a great selection that will definitely fit the look you are going for!

Heavy Heart

It is with a heavy heart that I write this post. This past weekend we lost a friend and co-worker. He was hiking when he fell off a cliff and died due to his injuries. He was a very neat person who cared deeply for others and was very active. My heart goes out to his 2 young daughters. I couldn't imagine losing my father, let alone losing him at a young age. So sad.

Staying Dry Outside

Well, we haven't had any problems with this so far during the summer, since we have had no rain. But, outdoor covers are sure nice if you like to be outdoors and spend time in the yard but also want to have some cover or protection over you and your family. I think they are a great investment and look nice as well.Well worth the money!

Managing the Clutter

When you have small rooms in your house, you have to be creative in fitting things into it, organizing, and making it look homie instead of cluttered. One of the things that is easy to install is one of those corner tv stands that people seem to be installing in their homes now adays. They look sleek and are much better to use than wasting counter space to put a TV on. Great idea!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Kaelyn and Kaden

This is my niece Kaelyn and nephew Kaden. They were in my brother's wedding last month.  They did such a great job!!  Aren't they cute?!

There are a lot of weigh loss products on the market today.  Dieting and exercise seem to be the craze.  At a person can find products that can assist with the weight loss. It seems to be a roller coaster for some.

All brand appliance parts

I'm learning over time that it isn't that hard to repair and fix many items around the house myself.  A person just needs to give it a try.  With all brand appliance parts you can shop for what you are needing and get the job done!

Crowd control rope stanchions

Over the years my parents have been to many big events.  When at concerts they found crowd control rope stanchions.  It's tough sometimes to control a large group of people so this really tends to help out. You wouldn't want the fun spoiled by some incident.