Sunday, August 28, 2011

Ode to the Potato!

We survived another Potato Days! We have had carbs up to our ears & it's SO good! I always have the mashed potatoes, gravy & meatballs. Yum! Lance always has the Potato Sausage wrapped in Lefse. Makenna loved the potato sausage too. Then I went with the Grefsruds and Chad (the trainer) to have potato pancakes on Saturday morning. Again...Yummy!! Good thing we walked through all the vendors to work off those pancakes.

Later in the day was the parade. Makenna wasn't too sure at first because Momma has told her not to run into the street and now she's saying its ok and even encouraging her to do it and chase candy. After about 2 mins, she had it down. We wound up with a ton of candy! EEK!

Jax slept through most of it! He's a wild one:) Makenna also got to ride in Poppa & Grandma's 57 Chevy. Anything to do with Poppa is a HUGE thing for Makenna.
He's almost as popular, in her book, as uncle (my brother) & Madi (our daycare lady's daughter).

I'm starting to gear up for my 1st ever trip to Scrapfest in Minneapolis. I'm so excited to go:) It's going to be like Christmas morning for us girls!!! If anyone has any tips, please hook me up:) Thx!

Friday, August 19, 2011

What a day of errands! (baby-free!)

Both kids went daycare on Thurs so I had the whole day to run ALL of my errands that have been piling up. I got everything on my list done:) Here's some photos to document!

 All my loot minus the groceries that were on the other counter!
I'm participating in my LSS's garage sale again. I've done this 2 other times and have sold almost everything I bring:)
 My mom got J & M some basics on clearance at Wally! 
Clothes for M from Once Upon a Child
Clothes for J from Once Upon a Child
Stuff from M's & HL. M's had all their glitter fabric pain on clearance...$1.79 instead of $5.99. I bought 1 of every color except gold because that was $2.99. If you look way in the back, you'll notice some candy/chocolate for the purple fridge! 
OK, this is a horrible picture! You can't tell at all what is in here:/ Its black fluffy trim for a project I'm doing for a design team call and its brown minky for a turkey shirt that I want to make M & J for thanksgiving.
This was in the mail when I got home!! I LOVE the fall issue!!! It's my very favorite:)

That's my day in a nutshell or actually a shopping bag;) 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

What girl doesn't need a....

purple saddle?!!!

This is Makenna's 1st saddle! Yes it is a barrel saddle. Yes it has a purple ostrich seat and accents. Yes its tiny and going to look so funny on my big fat horse!

I wanted a barrel saddle for her first saddle because they are higher in the front and back so it will set her in there more securely. When my mom sent me a text that she found a PURPLE tiny barrel saddle on, I had to check it out. I contacted the lady IMMEDIATELY and its ours! YAY:)

I will take pics when this fabulous saddle finally makes its way from Georgia to Minnesota and onto Faith's back. We're definitely going to need the BIG GIRL cinch to get it all the way around Faith:) Now I need to shop for some boots and a helmet.

(Yes I'm going to be one of those parents who insists on the kids wearing a helmet. Did I wear a helmet? Hell no! Would I wear a helmet now to ride? An even bigger HELL NO! BUT I know how to ride + I know my horse. I do know that accidents can happen but I'm pretty good at tuck and roll + there's not a whole lot of action in the indoor arena. I'm just saying...)

Monday, August 15, 2011

Oh where oh where...

has this blogger been?

Definitely AWAL! I'm still working on that post about Jax and only Jax or Just Jax (insert jazz hands!). I decided  I really wasn't busy enough with 2 kiddos + a hubby that is gone 4-5 days per week so I added in a 5 day horse show the end of July, an Allison Davis 5 week Sketch Support class the middle of July (HIGHLY recommend) + no daycare at all. EEK! The daycare wasn't planned but our provided and good friend had a family emergency so she had to head to Mississippi to be with her family. I'm hoping she'll be back this week but haven't heard.

The 5 day horse show went AWESOME!! I was only able to ride my horse once before the show but she was with the trainer so she was all ready to go. I was definitely rusty but we won a huge showmanship class out of 23 and that made my whole weekend since the show was huge and the competition was fierce. We also won several halter classes and did well in all the riding events too. I'm done showing for the summer now! LOL! I want to go out with a bang! j/k I actually have 2-3 more shows but I've chosen to do scrapping events instead since I'm not aiming for anything horse related right now. Its just really nice to ride my horse...although that is coming to a screeching halt since a certain 2 yo joins me at the barn most of time. If she had it her way, momma would help brush and saddle the horse but not ride at all! Stinker:) I try to ride 1st but it usually winds up with us both riding poor Faith and that leads to "Momma off!" and she's riding alone. I think we need 2 horses;)

The Ali Davis class I took at My Creative Classroom was awesome! I love her sketch books so I knew I would love the class. I was able to mostly stay up to date with the class even though I was gone to the show right in the middle of it. Here are 4 of the 5 assignments I did:

Please excuse some of the crappy photos as I was in a hurry to get them posted and some had to be taken at night. Definitely not the best time for picture taking.

Speaking of picture taking, I have recently started shooting in the RAW thanks to a push and help from Stacy. It is SO much better and easier to adjust my photos. I was scared to try it but am so glad I did! Thanks Stac!

I WILL have the Just Jax post this week. Also there will be a scrap room sneak peak as its almost put together. When I FINALLY have it all finished, then there will be a big post + giveaways to say thanks for hanging in there with me while I haven't been blogging:/

Happy Monday!