Wednesday, June 26, 2013

While The Kids Are Away...

Both of my kids are traveling right now, which theoretically
leaves me lots of time to wrap up projects that have been
left in the "when I have more time" pile.
My really good friend, Kirsten, asked me if I would
make a sign for her that she had seen in a store on the
other side of the state.

(At one of the many New Year's Parties we've attended...lots of fun times)
Kirsten's son, Griffin and my son, Keiton. at their recent 8th Grade Bridging Ceremony.
Right now these two friends are
travelling around D.C. and New York with 45 of their classmates!

Anyway, it was one of those, "Oh, I wish I would have
bought it" type moments.
However, she really wanted something unique and
asked if I would be up the task of making her one.
She sent me a pic and I was like, "oooh...yeah, this will be fun!"
So, I set out and did some research on how to
put my own twist on this sign she had fallen in love with.
Many, many months later (thanks to my dad, who had
agreed to frame it out for me AND who is
always working on a project and can never sit still, wink, wink),
I dropped it off with her today!
She loves it just as much as I do!

I made two, just because she was working with a space in mind and
I wanted to give her another size option...just n case!

I love that you can pick any phrase, font and size!

I brought the other one into Faded today and here's how it looks...

This antique door had been sitting in my garage
forever and I decided to brush on a light coat of
Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint-Shutter Gray.

So, even though I am without the kiddos for a few more

days, I am managing to squeeze a little play in between


Here's my husband and I on our way out of town

to Westport...

Might as well take a little vacation for us too, right?

Have a fabulous week!!



Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Wrapping Up The School Year

It's always mixed emotions for me as we say good-bye
to another school year and wrap up with the season's
end-of-year events.
I don't want to see my kids grow up too fast...
But, I sometimes find myself wishing away these crazy, hectic,
sometimes-over-scheduled calendar days.
As I was looking through pics uploaded from this past month,
I realize this is what it's all about. 

Three years with the best band teacher ever...Mr. Boal! cream after every concert!
Last Middle School Band Concert! It's hard to believe these
boys are headed up to high school in the Fall!
It wouldn't be our boys if there wasn't some monkey business.

My son, Keiton, and his best buddy Griffin :)
My daughter, Chanelle, and her friends at an end-of-year laser tag event for
Mill Creek Youth Advisory Board.
And I can't forget the countless hours sitting in the bleachers
watching baseball. This field down in Snohomish is my favorite...
especially on a beautiful sunny day.

HS Tradition: Juniors make t-shirts and wear them the day after
current seniors leave. So cute to see what they all come up with.

Senior "Band" Babes
"CoCo Chanelle"
"Catie The Leading Lady"

Chanelle and her best friend Kristin. This summer
they are travelling back to Chicago together to visit
family. I can't think of a more perfect way to kick off summer
heading into their Senior year!
 And it doesn't stop there...
-Last High School Band Concert
-3rd Baseball game in the TOC
-8th Grade Bridging Ceremony
-8th Grade Dance
-Band Performance at High School Graduation
-Last regular season game
-End of season barbeque/party
-Last Day of School
-Send off to Chicago for Chanelle
-Send off to D.C. and New York for Keiton
How's that for wrapping up the school year?
So grateful for all of the wonderful staff, teachers, volunteers, coaches,
friends and family who have helped make this a memorable year.
Here's to many blessings and fun memories!