Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Just going thru some photos...

Here are some Halloween ones...

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Halloween Fun

It has started already. All the Halloween dressing up and frights. I love to see all the different costumes out there.So many creative people out there! My favorites are the little costumes they have now for babies and tots.

This weekend we took the kids to a "safe house" at the local college. We have done this for a few years now. Its a good time and the kids seem to like it. The college kids really put alot of time and effort into this safehouse. A lot of imagination too. There is 3 different age groups. You can do not so scary tours or very scary tours or maybe somewhere in the middle! We chose the not so scary one. There was 13 of us in our little group that decided to go this route. Nick,Scott and Michael were alittle more brave than the rest of us. We were there for a couple hours. It was a lot of fun! Afterward we took a ride to Lake Linden for the Haunted Train Ride. It was pretty spoooky!!! Again....Very hardworking people down there to give us visitors a good scare! The kids wanted to stay on the train and go around again,so I think they liked it!

After all that...We were all hungry! We stopped off at the Loading Zone to refuel! I hope everyone that came with us had fun and enjoyed themselves. I know I did!!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

SO excited!!

I just recieved my Adobe Photoshop Cs4 today and can't wait to start messing around with it. I have been trying some different things out with my photos and my subjects. I love taking pictures. Just ask Bob!!! He thinks I am a crazy lady when it comes to taking pictures. I just want to remember all those great moments in my life. I know that they will always be in my memory,but its nice to look back at the pictures and remember. I hope to get better at photography and have been doing some on line programs and learning how to use the features on my camera..... I am sure my children are going to grow sick of the camera,but it will be something when they are all old and find my stash of photos I have kept for them.

The house is coming along really slow....I just amaze myself though sometimes. I put in a new light fixture all by myself last night. I grew tired of waiting until someone could come and do it. I figured the worst that could happen is that I got electrocuted.....So I decided to take on the task myself....And I DID IT!!! It hasn't fallen down yet or blew up,so I guess I did it right!!! AH! Who needs a man??!!! Women can do it too!!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Another Busy Weekend

Boy,am I glad to see this weekend come to an end! There were kids everywhere! I decided to take my sisters boys for the night. Sometimes they can be a handful. The youngest one has some type of Autism and has in the past been a handful. But he sure has come a long way. I am so happy to see him growing up,trying to work his issues out instead of fighting. I am so proud of him. Nikiah and him are inseparable. They played together all the while he was here.

I did get a lot accomplished even though we had guests all weekend. Our camper needs to be brought to storage before the snow flies. Usually I have it all ready to go,but I have been really lazy about things lately. Well, today I finally went in there and removed all that needed to be gone and got it ready for winter. I also went through the garage and got it ready for winter.Putting all the summer things away. I am so happy that I got all that done.It was keeping me up at night with worry I wouldn't get it done in time. I also did some more painting.Will I ever be done with this downstairs???

Wish me luck with finishing it up this week......

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Enjoying Time With Friends And Family

What better way to live your life! I really like to just sit around and laugh with people. That is what we did tonight. A small group of us got together tonight to celebrate Scotts birthday. We spend over 2 hours at the Waterfront laughing. It was a good night for it!

Over the weekend Scott,Jen and the boys came with us to drive around the Calumet area,north from where we are. The leaves were in their fullest colors,the temps were in the 70's and the sun was shining. It was the perfect day to do it. We took some wonderful pictures. Afterwards we came back here and had dinner on the grill. So....We had a good weekend......

I just finished uploading all the photos off of both the camera's. Funny how that little card holds all of them. I didn't think I took that many until its time to take them all off of the cards!!! Hopefully you all enjoy the scenery!!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Rascal Flatts

The concert was amazing!!! I think it was one of the best shows I have been to. I have been to a lot of concerts and this one wins hands down!! Taylor Swift has an amazing voice,very pretty too. She had the place cheering and fired up. She seemed pretty suprised at how loud the audience was. The teen boys that were in the front row really liked her!

So Rascal Flatts is my favorite. I love the way they sound and I like the blonde guy. He is a hotty! But aside from their looks they really put on a great show. They were so good at making the audience part of the show and that is what I really liked the most. I am so glad that I had the chance to see them. I hope to do it again. I don't know if Nick agrees.....

I took some good photos. I hope to get them downloaded soon to share with you all. It was a great show. A great trip. A chance for us to spend some time together,just him and I.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

This and That

Been so busy painting.I haven't had a chance to get on here and write. My kitchen is half way done. I had NO plans on painting the kitchen so soon.But once I saw the colors of the dining room and the entry way done,the red in the kitchen just looked out dated. I am looovvving the direction all this new paint is going. It is so clean looking and fresh. The paint colors have changed the style of things and I am liking it. At the moment though,my house is a wreck. It looks like a tornado has landed down in the upstairs and I just haven't been able to keep up with things....Ah well, tomarrow is another day.....

This past weekend we took a trip around our town and took pictures of different things. It was nice on Sunday,so we just drove around looking at the leaves and taking pictures. It was a good weekend and I took alot of pictures of the kids.I think they get annoyed with me,but too bad!!!

Tomorrow we are heading out to Green Bay without the kids.....They will be at Tarris so that Nick and I can go to see Rascal Flatts and Taylor Swift. I love Rascal Flatts,so I am stoked!!! I got the camera all charged and all the old pictures taken off to make more room for them!!! And of course,I get to do more shopping!!! YIPPPY!!!

Until the next time........

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Saturday Finds....

Today I hit the motherload of all greatness!!! I have been looking and looking for the perfect window treatment to put in the diningroom. So,we took the kids down to the Childrens Museum and did alittle shopping. There they were hanging way in the back of Pier One Imports. I was so excited to get them home and see how they would look. They look just like I thought they would! Perfect!!!! So the search is finally over....

My house is coming along just the way I had planned it. I have gotten all my primitive things put into storage. I have grown out of that phase. I have some unique primitive things and I don't really want to part with them as of yet...So down the basement they go until the next time. I have boughten some more modern things,painted more of the brighter colors. I love the new look. I still have a lot more painting to do,but I am just so happy that its all coming together. I plan to have more of my family pictures around,of course I have to add some of my crazy friends in there too!!!

Maybe when I am all done painting and things are back together I will share some of my home with all yous!!! Hopefully you are as happy as I am with the transition!

Stay tuned!!!!