Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Down at the bridge with Papa

This past weekend we got to spend time with my family at Grandma Grace's farm. Things have not changed much since I was a little girl. I love being there! My dad said he was going to take Evan, Evalyn, and Genaveve down to the bridge to see what they could find. Jessica and I went along too. Papa pulled the three bigger ones in a wagon, I pushed Natalie in a stroller, and Jessica packed Vera on her hip. And we were off! I remember the road being a little wider and not so long. They redid the bridge a few years ago. They took away the old iron side rails and the wood plank floor and put in a fancy (ugly) concrete bridge.

Papa Dennis, Evan, and Genaveve looking for snakes.

                                                                                                                   Papa Dennis with his girls

                                                                   Tossing little rocks and trying to hit a bigger rock.

                                                            I am so glad that my kids are able to make the same  
memories that I got to make with my cousins.


Friday, 25 May 2012

Showing our support

    Memorial Day is almost here or as my Grandma Grace calls it Decoration Day. A day to remember the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. We love holidays around here. Any reason to have a party... I'm in!
I want my kids to understand what each holiday stands for. So on this Decoration Day we made our own eagle shirts.

    So go grab your fabric paints, a piece of cardboard, and a plain shirt, whatever color you want. Place the piece of cardboard in the shirt so that the paint does not bleed thru to the back of the shirt. (Read your paint bottles. All paint is different!) Then...

Paint only four fingers and not the thumb with brown paint. Do this to both hands.
This will make your eagle's wings. 
We let ours dry before moving on. Then...

To make the head of the eagle, make a fist (we used the right hand) splash on some white paint.
For the tail we painted the three middle fingers.

Here you go!

Thank You to all the people that have fought to defend our freedom.


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Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Best Beauty Secret

This picture of Baby Sis is seriously cracking me up.
Regardless of the "deer in the headlights" expression...
this is one of the best secrets my sisters ever shared with me!
BEST eye make up remover!
Honest and for true!

I'll save you the nasty picture of old used makeup on a piece of toilet paper.
{wrinkled nose}
Just take my word for it.
  I'll never use anything else to remove my eye make up again.

I'll be lucky

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Ricky: "Now honey, why don't you be a good girl?  You don't hear Ethel asking Fred to buy her a new dress."

Ethel: "I'll be lucky if he buys me my lunch!"

From "Lucy Gets a Paris Gown"

Friday, 18 May 2012

Moving God...                      
                                           "Faith does not move mountains.             
                                                                                           God move mountains...
                                                                                            And faith moves God!"



Wednesday, 16 May 2012

road trip anyone?

4 girls
separated by many {many...sniff...many} miles
held together by the bond that only sisters have
(via pinterest)