Thursday, April 19, 2012

Transformer's Party

Here's Noah and the gang celebrating his 4 year old birthday at McDonald's. I credit Dan with the stroke of genius to have the party at McD's. What kid doesn't love that place? The kids played like maniacs while the parents chatted over a drink (only better would be if it were a cocktail...come on McD's, where's my McMargarita?). Best part...leaving bits and pieces of chocolate cake on the floor and knowing it wasn't mine to clean up!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Cute silly kiddos

I have a new computer at my desk and thus the ability to manage my pictures easily and Blog!! yayI

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Friday, March 12, 2010

The transformation

This was probably the fastest RV makeover ever. We started last Friday and were finished yesterday. In this picture you can see that I recovered the kid's mattresses on their bunks with crushed green velvet. I also painted the cabinet fronts with chalkboard paint --a feature the kids are already loving!
In the kitchen we painted bright yellow to make the space more sunny. You can also catch a glimpse of the backwall that is also painted yellow. My paint kept running down the was very annoying.
This is the main interior. I recovered the seats in a vintage floral upholstery fabric that we got in Billings. $5 a yard!! You can see the very best improvement is the laminate hardwood flooring that Dan painstakingly installed. You can not see the carpeting in the front that he also installed.
Mechanically we think she is sound. Dan put in new shocks so we don't feel like we're sailing down the road. We are hitting the road fact right now...I better go....we'll update you later on how she rides!
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Ever since we got married Dan and I have dreamed about buying an old RV and renovating the inside. It started with my college friends, Kevin and Sara, who bought an old camper van and fixed it up. They drove that thing all the way across Canada and back! Now it's our turn!
Our dream has expanded to include our two beautiful children, who think this thing is the Taj Mahal even before we pulled out the orange shag carpet! Dan bought this beauty in Boise while he was on a business trip. He drove it home with no mechanical issues...just had to stop at every gas station along the way!
Oh yah! Don't you miss the days when orange was the predominant color? This baby is vintage 1978 (almost as old as we are...ha!ha!)
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Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Lily has discovered her inner Picasso. She has been painting some very beautiful paintings for us and having lots of fun. She often has the paints out and her apron on before I'm even out of bed.
She had lots of fun painting Valentine's cards using a potato stamp shaped like a heart. She would stamp a heart for a family and give it a name..."this one is Amelia...this one is Sara..."
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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Chair Backers

For Valentine's I made the kids these cute chair backers inspired by the Pottery Barn Kids chairbackers. I got the design for these at They were very inexpensive to make and involved no sewing. The kids can put all their valentine's cards in them and some treats too. I made Lily's very fancy with pink and red and zebra print.
Noah's was a little bit tougher with black and red ribbon and cow print.
Lily was happy to get candy, chocolates and a book for "Valentime's day". For here this is the pinnacle of all special days...lots of hearts, glitter, pink and fancy shiny ribbon. What could be better?
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Friday, January 22, 2010

Hell on Wheels

Noah and Lily both got bikes from their Grandma and Grandpa 'O' for Christmas....Noah is drawn to anything with wheels and steering capacity. He is in love with his bike and, we are certain, he will be a bmx-er by summer. This was his first day outside with the bike...he was already trying to stand up on the seat while holding the handlebars...x-games here I come!

His Mimi and Boppa got him this very tight Hummer for is the next frontier. He knows already how to drive it, but is unable to steer...this is a little bit concerning. He managed to surf it right into the snow.
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