Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Some random stuff

The iPhone camera is a fun tool because it’s fast and easy and there’s basically no editing required, unless you want to add filters and whatever. I don’t do that much, though it could be fun to mess around with that stuff some more in my free time…but if you look at my life in my pictures, you realize that there’s not a lot of free time in my life. But it’s a pretty blessed life, so I’m not complaining.


Since it’s summer I’m slowly but surely crossing things off my project & to-do list. This canvas sign hadn’t been on the list very long, but since I wanted to use it in my “summer décor” in the living room, and I had recently found a canvas during an organizing project from another uncompleted project that would work, I got right on this project and finished it up! It was really fun and I used the tutorial here, except I changed the words and I cut them out of vinyl instead of painting them. Pinterest Success!


A few more GEMS Camp pictures…above was the inside of my van before I put the children in there.  Most of that stuff didn’t come home with us, but it was still almost as full on the way home. Crazy how that works. All I know is, it’s a good thing I got the packing gene from my daddy, or it never would have all fit.


Elise had to take the swimming test at camp and the first time was really heart-breaking. She didn’t quite make it to the end before turning around and so they wouldn’t give her the bracelet so she could do the blob and the slide and other such fun lake items. She was inconsolable for quite some time. Later on, though, she took the test at the pool, which was much simpler and far less scary than lake swimming and she passed! Way to go, Elise! She got to do the blob once, and I have a video of it…but Ed says maybe I need something else installed on my computer in order to view and post it…


A fun picture of me & Tami at the campfire on Saturday night. Love this girl!


Sarah’s first day of work!!

Sarah started working at Logos as an intern in the Content Innovation department the day after GEMS Camp. It’s not a real exciting job, but now she is starting to talk to people a little and enjoy it a little more. And she is earning money and learning how to work for it. It’s good.


Sarah went to work, and so did I! I made up some summer rules and schedules and chore charts and mounted them on the fridge. We followed them pretty good for a week and then the girls started Summer Stock…so…we haven’t followed them for the last 2 weeks. But next week, we will start again!


This really happened. I was at Costco. I asked for a box. This is how my cart looked when I pushed the cart away from the checkout lanes. Seriously?! I actually meant I wanted my stuff in a box…next time I will have to be more specific I guess…


The girls & I went to the mall. It happened to be the grand opening of H&M. We had no idea. We figured we ought to document such a momentous occasion. We didn’t shop there…too crowded!!


And there it is. TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND MILES on my Chevy Venture. And I have driven the majority of those myself. I was driving when it happened. I *did* pull over to take the picture. I had to set a good example for my driving daughter, after all. Ignore the “service engine soon” light. It just stays on all the time now. We are praying this van makes it all the way to Yellowstone, around Yellowstone, and back home from Yellowstone in August. If it does that, everything else will just be icing on the cake or money in the bank.

Speaking of vehicles…


This one is now our 3rd vehicle…otherwise known as Sarah’s car. Gulp.

The little girls decided that since we have 3 vehicles, we should give them more interesting names. My van is “Big Red”, aka “Clifford.” Ed’s car is “Little Red” and they think Sarah should name her own car. I think she should call it “Drive very carefully with my phone locked in the trunk.”

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