Tuesday, August 17, 2010

....and {exhale}

You know how people say that when it rains, it pours? Well that's kind of the case around here. Our summer has been filled with lazy, do what we want when we want, no real plan kind of days. Until August ~ and then {BAM!} ~ we've suddenly got a jam-packed schedule that's making my head spin. (My apologies now for a pic-free post. Boooo-ring!)

See, the first Sat. in August is the date of the annual Bull Thistle Festival in my hometown. My dad was a co-founder of the festival (which honors a weed...no lie) and my whole family is very heavily involved in pretty much everything festival-related. So the tiny people & I went to my mom's house on the Thursday before the festival, the hubband came down on Friday, and we all came back home on Sunday.

Then this last weekend, we decided to head up to the hubband's family's cottage in the upper lower peninsula of Michigan. We all absolutely {love} going there ~ it really is one of our favorite places in the world ~ even if it does take us 4 hours to get there. We left on Friday evening, and drove back home this morning. We're all exhausted, and I have enough laundry for 6 families, I swear.

We'll be home for 8 sleeps (as we tell the tiny people) and then we're off again for another great adventure ~ this time to Florida! The kids have been informed of the trip, and are really hoping to run into the mouse with the really big ears, but we can't talk about it too much or they start freaking out. ;) SO, I have a lot of laundry to do, and then I have to pack us all up {again} and figure out what the heck we're going to do with the dogs. Of course we also have doctors appointments this week, and I have to get the dogs to the vet so we're 100% sure that they're up to date on everything b/c we're probably going to end up boarding them while we're gone. Good times.

So that's what's happening here. Mild to moderate exhaustion paired with a to-do list that is easily taller than I am. I promise more regular posting once the world stops moving so dadgum fast.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Subway Art {Par-Tay}

Jen @ Tatertots & Jello is hosting a Subway Art Party! Swing on over and check it out ~ there's sure to be a {ton} of great inspiration if you're wanting to do one of your own but are having a hard time picking a theme.

Here is my version of Subway Art....


I made this as a Valentine's Day gift for the hubband, and used street names that have been important in our relationship. We met while we were both students at Bowling Green State University, so many of the street names ~ Wooster, Lehman, North Enterprise, Main St. ~ are from our time in BG. Other street names represent our parents' homes, our engagement and wedding, the births of the tiny people and our first home. It holds a lot of meaning, and brings back a lot of really great {memories} for both of us.

You can find the original post, including some tips & tricks, {here} if you're interested.


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