Thursday, August 26, 2010

Today is our lucky day!

What an amazing day for our household! It just seems like everything finally fell together. Not in a "we're having a baby" or " we won the lottery" way but in a real way.

This week or more so TODAY, we:
  1. sold our big horse trailer (40 ft living quarter 4 horse Bloomer) to a wonderful family in Arkansas
  2. found and bought a new trailer (2 horse bumper pull Bloomer) in Texas... it is exactly what I want but cheaper than I ever thought we'd find it.
  3. traded in our big crewcab dually truck for another work vehicle for Lance in Omaha, NE because we don't need the big truck anymore with a bumper pull. My Cadi will pull it just fine.
So Lance already met with the family that bought our big trailer this morning so we could trade trailer for $$$. Then we finalized the deal with the new trailer in TX. He's currently in Sioux Falls, SD working and will be driving our truck down to TX to get the trailer tomorrow. Then he found the new vehicle (Chevy HHR) he is looking for in Omaha which is on the way to/from TX. So he'll stop there on Saturday on his way back home to get that finalized. He will either have a driver follow him to Fargo with the HHR and the driver can take the truck back with him or I will drive down to Omaha with the Cadi and pick up the trailer while Lance drives the HHR.

Our new trailer!!!

Did you get all that?! It's amazing how everything just fell into place! Lance and I were discussing the benefits/costs of a driver driving the HHR up instead of me coming down. Lance said, well I suppose you'll want to stop in Sioux Falls at that scrapbook store that you've always wanted to go too and I'm sure there are more scrap stores in Omaha.... so maybe a driver would be cheaper in the long run!! He knows me SO well:)

Then our town is kicking off Potato Days tomorrow. So not only have we had an awesome week but we'll have an even better weekend filled with carbs as far as the eye can see:) Yay!!!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Thank you and a WINNER!!!

To everyone who participated in the Scrap That Baby Blog Hop, thank you!! What a good time:) Thank you for all the nice comments on my layouts and sorry about your waistline if you are on your 5th batch of S'more cookies;)

Now for the winner!! According to #22 was picked! I tried to get the random screenshot on here but it just wasn't working real well. So you'll have to take my word on it:)

Alannah said...

loving your summer photos...I am also following you. smiles

August 19, 2010 12:59 AM

Alannah, please contact me at kelly(period)l(period)haugen(AT)gmail(period)com that way I can get your prizes in the mail for you:) Congrats!!

The Haugen household is gearing up for Potato Days in Barnesville. Its our town's annual festival. So much fun!! There will be a lot of carbs ingested and maybe a few pics taken. Happy Monday!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Scrap That Baby Blog Hop **updated w/ prize pics**

Welcome to the Scrap that Baby's Sweet Summertime blog hop!!

Thank you so much for hopping along on our first ever blog hop!

If you didnt come from Michelle or you popped upon this blog and didnt realize we were blog hopping you need to go to Scrap That Baby  and start the HOP! You will need to comment on ALL of the blogs to be eligible for the grand prizes listed on the main site. ! Plus so many of our awesome designers are giving away a prize on their blogs as well. You will not want to miss out. There are MANY MANY chances to win!

Our theme for this blog hop is SWEET SUMMERTIME!! The members of our design team will all be sharing fantastic summer projects, stories, tips or ideas for keeping cool and having fun in the summer with a baby along.

My Top Ten Summer Favorites
  1. The warm sun on my skin.
  2. An ice cold diet mountain dew.
  3. Ice cream!!!
  4. Renee's Drive-In (local burger shoppe that's only open in the summer)
  5. Driving with the windows open.
  6. Mike's Hard Lime
  7. My flower bed.
  8. Long walks with Makenna & Lance.
  9. Garage sales
  10. Staying cool by playing in the water (pool or lake) with Makenna.


Here are a few summer layouts I just finished:

This is one of our BBQ/picnic/potluck favorites!! I double and triple it since it's such a huge hit. This salad is better after it's sat in the fridge overnight so make it the evening before. Enjoy:)

Ranch Pasta Salad


3 cups uncooked tricolor spiral pasta

1 cup chopped fresh broccoli florets

1 cup chooped fresh cauliflower

3/4 cup chopped seeded peeled cucumber

1/2 cup seeded chopped tomato

1 bottle (8 ounces) ranch salad dressing

1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, broccoli, cucumber and tomato. Drizzle with salad dressing; toss to coat. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 8 servings.

S' mores Cookies
These cookies are the BEST cookies I've ever had! They are definitely a must try.

Unless you are on a diet.

Or wanting to fit into a 2 piece swimsuit.

I'm just warning you... I can't be held responsible;)


I know I am WAAAAAY behind the times but I finally joined the B'ville library. How fabulous is that!! I can order books, books on CD and audiobooks online (aka in the convenience of my pj's and couch!!). The books and books on CD are shipped to our library where I can pick them up. The audiobooks can be downloaded directly onto my laptop &/or I-pod. So nice! So my reading has drastically picked up with the convenience and ease of this process.

Books I've read (& recommend) this summer:
Sizzling Sixteen
Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris
Happiness Project

Books I'd like to read this summer:
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
All I ever wanted


As an extra benefit to this blog hop, if  you leave me a comment and become a follower of my blog, I will put your name into a drawing for a special scrappy surprise.
The winner will win both of these Sassafras Lass lines.


Our blog hop run from today, August 18th until August 22nd . Invite your

friends to play for extra entries. You must comment on all the blogs for a chance at the main prize

The Scrap that Baby blog will be drawing for prizes on Wednesday August 25th! .

The next stop on the blog hop is........ Jess

Thanks so much for joining us!!! Have a great rest of the summer:)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Ta Da!!

Here is my debut on Scrap That Baby! So excited about this!! I was at a K&Kraft crop Friday and
Saturday and had a blast! I got several layouts done, lots of yummy food consumed and LOADS of girl talk caught up with.

I'll be taking LO pics today and putting them on the blog in the near future. I also have a bunch of layouts lined up for the Scrap That Baby blog hop this week/weekend!! Aug 18-22!! Please join us. I've ~heard~ there will be prizes. I'm just sayin'....

That's all for now as I'm beat and my still cracked foot is killing me. I'm going to huddle on the couch with the newspaper while Miss Thang is napping:)

Happy football Sunday!!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


I have some pictures!! This is Ember, her hubby and baby boy Niklas:) I know... they REALLY missed out on naming him Norman Krispin.... I'm sure they are ~saving~ it for the next one;)
So cute with all that hair:)
I've been crazy busy lately with work projects and horse stuff. I'm looking forward to things slowing down. I'm also looking forward to scrapping this weekend (Fri & Sat). I need to get some design team work done too. I can't wait:)

Don't forget about the Scrap That Baby blog hop next week! It will be so much fun:) There might even be prizes!!

 ......I'm just sayin'..........

Friday, August 6, 2010

Bits & Pieces

It's been awhile since I've had a real QUALITY post so here we go:) Well... kinda....

First off, I have to apologize for the lack of pictures as I've been switching from my old laptop to a new laptop. Lance needs to supply one of our employees with a laptop so he gets mine. My new one is pink...I'm not a huge fan of girly pink (LOVE hot pink) and this one is in between  the 2. I figure I can always buy a laptop skin. In purple of course!! So I'll try to get thing switched over this weekend but I have a bunch of work projects that I need to complete by Sunday first:/ Boo!!!

Makenna is growing like a weed. She is tall and lean and looking like her father more and more every day. Today was a drama queen day (she gets that from Lance!!) with a lot of crying and throwing herself on the floor. It gets SO old. Oh well. Normally she's much better than today. She does have 4 new molars poking through so I guess that gives her a free pass to drama-ville. Mama wants a free pass:/

I have more Makenna stories for you but right now I'm drawing a blank. I was up until 1:30am scrapping last nite (oops!!!) so my brain has since shut off. I was on such a roll! It was so much fun to scrap like that. I miss the pre-baby late nite scrapfests that I would have. It wouldn't matter how late I stay up because I could sleep in in the morning. NOT SO MUCH anymore. Miss Thang is an early riser. I'm not wishing time away but man I cannot wait until she wants to sleep until noon!!!!

I'll have to make myself notes of all the M stories I want to share so that way I will remember them when I sit down to blog. I'm off to bed. We're heading to the lake tomorrow with friends. Its suppose to be HOT. YAY!! G'nite!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Can you see me??


That's because the stack of papers that I need to grade is smothering me:/

Who's dumb idea was this? To hand out/assign all of this homework?

I just want to go to bed. Or eat some cookie dough then go to bed. Or eat some cookie dough in bed!!

Hmmm even better:)

I hope to have unearthed myself from all the grading sometime tomorrow so I can have a more substanial quality post. Until then.....