Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Awards Day and Kindergarten Graduation

Today my baby girl graduated from kindergarten…they are growing up way to fast..This last year flew by..I have a first grader now..WOW!!!  and a third grader..doesn't seem possible that my girls are so big already but I am very proud of both of them..
Brielle with the principal receiving her diploma at her kindergarten graduation.. btw check out Brielle’s shirt..I made it..DO you like????  I refashioned a white t-shirt that I got at the Dollar yeap total cost=$1…score I did good:))  i have to give myself a big ole pat on the back for that and in case you all wanted to know where I got the idea..I got it from here…she even has a tutorial on how to make cool is that??  You wont believe how easy it is!!!   There can be a rope belt too which I made but it doesn't stay on for anything..I just realized that I put the wrong link in for the sugar scrub so here is the new link..that way anyone can get the recipe if they want!!
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Later in the afternoon I went back to the school for Destiny’s awards..Destiny got A honor roll..Way to go girl..I'm so proud of you!!  For classroom awards she got the best assistant..Brielle actually got the best helper for her classroom awards too..I'm so thankful I have very good helpers:) Two more days and its official..Summer is here!!!  WOOOHOOOO!!!!

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Please everyone keep the Salo family in your prayers!!  There little two year old baby girl went home to be with Jesus last night!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Few Projects that I’ve been working on

Well I know its been about a week since my last post but just thought I would post a few things that I've been working on..I'm hoping the mothers received there cards already.and if you didn't well then u should just close your window down right now and stop reading or you’ll ruin your surprise:) All of my ideas I got from other blogs and this time I linked them since I had a few people ask as to where I found the other stuff at..Told ya I was addicted..didn't I?:) Stay tuned I'm working on something for my girls and its made out of a white t-shirt from the dollar we will see if it turns out..haha!1  I guess maybe i shouldn't of said anything in case it didn't..I did have to brush off all of the dust of my sewing machine so we will see how it goes:)


This one was for my mom..I did a picture for every kid then a group one and then there is a spot on the back that she can add my brothers kid..(and if she wanted to add a very old picture of the other three well then she can take my girls group pic out..and boy she better like the updated pictures bc they were a pain to get:) I didn't get a picture of Joyce’s but what I did with her’s is take a group picture of each family’s kids…and then she had to add one of Greg and Sarah’s bc I couldn't obviously take there picture…and then left one blank at the end in hopes of her getting a good shot this summer at Bruce’s wedding of all the grandkids together:)..anyways I hope you like them Moms!!! Here’s where I got the idea from here..


Teacher gifts..Yes It’s hard to believe that its the end of school already..where has the time gone..but Im actually looking forward to summer!!  I get so tired of the morning routine that it’s a nice break for mom’s too:)  These were so simple…I got the jars at Hobby Lobby and then just mod podged the labels on..and filled with sweets.. I got the idea from here
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A little pampering of myself will never do any harm..:) I have all these little cracks on my hands that ive been trying to get rid of and so I came across this online at this blog..and thought now why didn’t I think of that..So I gave it a shot and whipped up a batch of some sugar scrub and let me tell you…Oh WOW!!!  This stuff is awesome..just follow the link if you want the recipe..I made a sugar cookie batch and then a melonberry batch and def like the melonberry batch better…the lars once again I got at hobby lobby..and then the fragrance I got at Hobby lobby in the soap making aisle…afterwards wash hands with soap and then lather on some lotion..your hands will be so soft:)

And lastly I seen this necklace here..and thought it was really cute so I tried to copy took a lot of patience but I guess it paid of bc in the end I LOVe it!!!  I should really thank Jared bc he pretty much made me the necklace..note to self buy the right stuff next time to use..hehe!!   What do you all think??? Is it cute???


And a couple recent pictures of the girls..Jianna on the right and Jayla on the left…Jianna just found her feet yesterday and now she wont let them go...and Jayla well that is pretty much all she does is just lift them up but hasn't seen that they are there a couple of days Im sure she will find them…
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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Mothers Day

First off I know this is a week late but it has really been a week around sorry this is late..Happy Mothers Day to all you Mothers out there…(My mother and MIL your gift is still on its way..its better late then never right:)and especially to all you mothers that have lost a child I have been thinking about you and praying for you..May God give you the strength to get through it..(Karla you have been in my prayers and I will continue to keep you in my prayers..) Please everyone keep Karla in your prayers..she is my step mom and a couple of months ago she lost her 14yr old son in a terrible car accident with it being Mothers Day and then his birthday was this last week too..
It has been a long and sad week..We  have also had a terrible tragic down here too..The lady that has been helping me out for the last four months with the twins has lost her 16yr old son in a terrible car accident on Mothers Day.  The boy is also my SIL’s nephew..She has been such a blessing to us these last four months and it is just awful..My heart just breaks for the whole family..He was such a good Im asking for prayers for the Nyblom family too...and also for the other two kids that were involved in the accident..they are still in critical condition. The caring bridge website for one of the kids is …. 
It seems so irrelevant to even talk about my Mothers Day..but we did have a wonderful day together..We went to the lake the girls went tubing for the first time..It actually went a little better then what we thought it would with the babies..
My babies just chillin under the boat


Jared took a turn with Brielle..and I guess that means I drove the was definitely an experience..I think I need ALOT more practice..Jared was  getting a little frustrated with my bc I was trying to take pictures and drive the boat at the same time..hehe!!!  Apparently you shouldn't do that..:)
Going for a cruise around the lake..My family minus the babies..they are hiding:)
I should of  just gotten a picture with all the girls but I didn't..sometimes its nice to have recent pictures just one on one with each of my girls..
Check out the ridiculous life jackets that we had to have on the babies..we left the top snap undid bc they were getting mad at them..

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I’m soo lovin my present:)

Happy early birthday to me:)  I got the best present in the mail today..It is so neat that I have to share it with you all..  I am so blessed to have such a great friend..Allison and I have been friends for EVER!!  and just think it all started over a boy way back when. We wont go into details about..haha!!  But we have been through ALOT together..Thank you so much Ali!! Love ya;)
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I have been waiting for this box for like a month now..I knew it was going to be great but had no idea what it was going to be..(I’ve just been warned that I'm going to love my gift…haha) Nothing like making me feel like a kid again on Christmas morning.. all giddy and filled with excitment.(I should of had my girls tape me just for you Allison;) bc I ripped opened my box and I screamed and then I cried.. I LOVE, LOVE IT!!!  Thank you, thank you!!!
What is it you ask??  Its a necklace…the holes represent three chromosomes on the 2st set (trisomy 21 aka down syndrome) . There are a total of 47 instead of 46 so there are 47 dots.  On the back she had Avery’s initials engraved and her date of birth. Is that not the most awesome gift??!!! 


Saturday, May 8, 2010

Meet Skittles

I know call me…but i guess i couldn't resist my kids..and the fact that I have always wanted a cocker spaniel(it does have  a little shih tzu in it) so I guess they call that breed cock-a-tzu  HAHA!!!  I have to say she is pretty cute though and Im not even a dog/animal person….My girls twisted my arm into getting it;)…We finally decided on a name that we are all happy with Skittles;)  We have had 5 different names for this puppy already and she hasnt even been with us for 24 hrs..haha…
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Destiny just LOVES this puppy…she has done nothing but play with it since we have gotten it!!  She loves your shoulder to cuddle up on..i think she is used to cuddling up with her brothers and sisters..Destiny doesn't mind though she loves it ..

Avery well she is a different story…she would rather just look on and watch then get down from her safe chair….because the puppy cant get her up

Brielle well lets just say she has a love/hate relationship with Skittles…she was the one that really really wanted the puppy..but then she dont want to hold it really or pet it but she wants to play with it…and she was the first one up this morning (at 645 on a saturday morning) and ran right down to see Skittles…and was  all worried about her bc she was crying…

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Four Months

Wow!! My girls are four months already..Jayla’s on the left and Jianna’s on the right…Its hard to believe how old this teddy bear is…I have taken all of my girls pictures every month with this same bear..and Jared had this bear before we met and well we dated for 3 1/2 years before we got married so this bear is at least 14 years old..Wow..he’s!!  That might be why he is a little!!
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Jianna, Jayla  (Can you tell them apart just outside enjoying our nice warm has been so nice here..loving it when I actually make it outside;)  We have our house for sale by owner so the last two days I have been cleaning and cleaning some more..I have been wanting to do a heavy duty cleaning for a bout a year and since I couldn't do a good heavy clean when I was pregnant well it was time!!  So my house is spotless for a day anyways..haha!!  Windows check, closets reorganized check, trim washed check, walls washed down check, and cabinets cleaned inside and reorganized..

Avery’s blood tests came back fine…whew!!  sigh of relief…I had been waiting and waiting and finally grew impatient  so I finally called them yesterday so I could get the results…

Here is my latest project…these took forever..I did them for Avery’s room..I decided I didn't like my other letters that I did so I did these ones..I got the idea from Allison!!!   So do you like them??

And here’s a picture of a few canvases that I did for her room too..