Hello, Friday!

Let’s take a look at our week via instagram, shall we?

The boys made us their “special” lemonade…


We worked on our projects… okay, well mainly my husband worked on the chicken living situation.


BUT, I was busy turning this old family writing desk into a beautiful dresser in our foster care room! It’s perfectly imperfect and I love it!


Speaking of foster care, our life has been busy with our little foster baby. It’s so much fun to watch her learn and grow. It’s amazing all that she has picked up in the last few weeks.

She stands next to furniture!


The twins read her books…



And Averie and I have soooooo much fun clothes-shopping for her!


Christy and I found these “vintage” desks for giveaway while we were visiting my Dad. I grabbed two for the twins and she grabbed two to haul down to Texas. The boys are loving them!



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instaFriday {march 9}

This week has been filled with sick.

It felt like a big school bus plowed me over and drug me a few hundred feet.

But, as any sick momma knows, life must go on.

Until the kids go to school, then you can crawl back in bed with and rest with your favorite furry pets.

Or email with one of your best friends and come up with a hilarious new website.

I had a photo shoot last weekend for a new clothing store opening soon… it was a blast! More “official” photos will be posted soon!

My order of beautiful fabric arrived… now I just need to figure out {and find the time} to create with it.

That’s all I’ve got for you this week! What’s new with you?

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instaFriday {february 3}

It’s Friday! Hooray! I am so looking forward to having a low-key, relaxing weekend!

We started off last weekend by heading to Deadwood, South Dakota for a bit of birthday fun for my husband, and to pick up his birthday present -a puppy! {no, he didn’t get his blowgun *snort*}

Wally turned 25,000 miles on the way. Sniff. My baby is getting old.

The kids expended some of their never-ending energy in the pool, while mama relaxed in the lounger with a beer in hand.

Then, we ditched the kids and went downstairs for some adult fun- drinks and gambling. Only it’s no fun when you lose. Or when you wake up the next morning with a massive hangover.

At lunch, the breeders called and said they were running earlier than expected. We scarfed our food and rushed to pick up this guy.


The kids celebrated their 100th day of school this week! The 3rd graders were supposed to dress up as though they were 100 years old. Here is Bridger, Ashton is apparently “too cool”:

Also? *insert shameless plug* I launched a new website this week –Shrinking Kitchen! Go check it out!


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Happy Friday, friends! What’s new? Are you constantly running around trying to get things done and wishing there were more hours in the day, like I am?

Do people even READ my blog any more? I have noticed that when I don’t write a lot, the comments kind of taper off. Weird. Note to self: Write more blog posts. So, if you’re still around, say HEY! in the comments! What’s on your Christmas list? What are you doing for the holidays?

Here is my week, in iPhone photos:

Saturday morning, we were having our laid-back, lazy morning and I came across this post from one of my favorite ladies in the blogosphere. I cried. I read it to the twins, then might have cried just a little bit more.

The twins, looking at the photos in the post:

The twins and our “pig with a purpose”:

We got our hair done, my roots were getting dang skanky, and the twins were looking like they were born in the wrong decade:

We played with a box. A big box. There may or may not be a child in there during this photo.

Bridger has been busy singing his little heart out at 539 different concerts this week. We got to have our own special “lunch date” on a school day!

Do you like my outfit? Pajama pants? I channeled my inner-person-of-Walmart for that one. My shoes are pretty darn cute though. I have them in gray and brown.

Ashton’s campaign to raise money for clean water ended yesterday. His grand total for his 3 months of fundraising? $1,100.10. Pretty awesome, huh? Bridger is still actively collecting money for his CLEAN WATER FOR CHRISTMAS campaign. I swear, he was the easiest person to shop for this year! You can give back by clicking here to visit his page!

Have a great weekend, everyone!


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We had a pretty awesome week!

We packed, loaded up the coffin on top of the Ford, and set out on our Colorado adventure! We stopped along the way and grabbed my Dad, who was desperately in need of a break.

My husband is a die-hard Lions fan, so I had bought tickets for the Lions/Broncos game a few months back. He convinced Ashton to be a Lions fan, too, and the rest of us sported our Broncos gear!

The game was a blast! My husband might have claimed it was the best day ever… The Lions kicked some serious ass and after the game we and 70,000 other people tried to leave the stadium. Justin decided he and the boy would take a victory pedicab ride all the way back to our hotel. I made the pedal-er promise to take good care of my little one and off they went! My Dad, BB, Averie and I got in line behind, and I’m not exaggerating, 300 other people waiting for a cab. Five minutes later, the cop told us to go meet her down the block a little and she would help us out. We kept it on the down low, and snuck down the street. She inconspicuously wandered over to us and told us to back up a bit so the rest of the crowd couldn’t see us talking. The plan? She was going to talk to another cop and he would flag us a van-cab before it got to the mass of people. She talked to him, he gave us the nod, and two minutes later we were happily on our way back to the hotel. Seriously. We roll VIP like that.

We spent the next morning shopping the streets of downtown Denver. Bridger wore his costume, and the sign we had made. Totally heartwarming moment? A random {assumed homeless} man came up to me and gave me a handful of change for Bridger’s charity: water campaign. $2.47. How awesome and selfless is  that?

We trick-or-treated in a random neighborhood in Cheyenne the next night, as we made our way back home. The kids made a total haul.

Now, it’s back to the grind. We are trying to pull off a garage sale before the snow hits tomorrow, and I have nothing done. We are giving everything away for donations, and every cent will go to the boys’ charity: water projects!


My twins are raising money for charity: water:
Ashton’s Thrilling Drilling Campaign
Bridger’s Clean Water for Christmas Campaign

instaFriday {october 21}

Another week has come and gone {where did it go?}!

We started the weekend off with having some friends over… They have twin boys as well, and the cutest little baby that I hogged for hours. The two sets of twins, kept busy with Wii:

This boy lost a tooth and woke up to find $2.00. He immediately asked me to donate it to his brother’s charity: water campaign {he’s giving up presents for Christmas to provide clean, safe water to communities in need}. He also has his own campaign!

We took a trip to the Pumpkin Patch with the kids… which would be great, only the wind was wicked and blowing hay and dust specks aren’t really that fun.

We left with a wagon full of pumpkins, then proceeded to pull out their guts and destroy them into masterful pieces of art. My pumpkin:

I bet you wish your husband had this tee in his collection! {no, he is not allowed to leave the house in it!}:

Soaking up the rays, before the sunshine leaves for the next six months:

How was your week? What’s new?

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My twins are raising money for charity: water, and would be so happy if you could help:
Ashton’s Thrilling Drilling Campaign
Bridger’s Clean Water for Christmas Campaign

instaFriday {september 30}

Apparently, I’m always really busy on Fridays since it’s been forever since I’ve done an instaFriday post!

We started last weekend off in Dickinson at our favorite place –the bunkhouse! It was a beautiful weekend filled with friends, family, and frogs!

Ozzie and I on the roadtrip:

My husband forced me to go golfing twice this week, which is great, only I don’t really golf. But, I guess if there is ever a chance I could get good at something and beat him at it, I’ll give it a shot.

I’m thinking this probably isn’t what he had in mind? Oops. Sorry, hon. New clubs are on the way.

A beautiful, foggy morning:

I love my new kitchen backsplash so much, I could almost make out with it.

What was new with you this week? Have a great weekend!


My twins are changing lives, and you can help:
Ashton’s Thrilling Drilling Campaign
Bridger’s Clean Water for Christmas Campaign

instaFriday {26 aug}

Last weekend, the older kids were gone and the twins went to stay with Grandpa and got him all to themselves. Ashton told his teacher that was the favorite part of his summer. Awww!

While they were gone, Justin and I did what any normal childless parents would do… go out to eat and to play bingo, only ending up at a dive bar with carpeted ceilings filled with all kinds of unknown nasties.

Look what the twins bought me while they were visiting Grandpa:

We have tons and tons of disgusting spiders outside our house:

I started the Couch-to-5K program and successfully completed week one! {join me!} My training bud:

Enjoying the last few days of summer break:

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Welcome to another edition of my life via the wonderful app known as instagram!

My husband went on days off, we packed up our SUV and headed west for a quick-last-minute trip before school starts! We wanted to check out the Bozeman/Missoula areas.

The best thing?


Missoula is just GORGEOUS. We would totally live there if it wasn’t so out-of-the-way of everything for us!

Traveling Tip: Don’t let your kids have Starbucks, because decaf or not, they will still be hyper.

My daughter and twins loved the carousel, the 14-year-old? Not so much.

On the way home, we almost died as we were attacked by the monstrous infiltration of death-eating grasshoppers.


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This week was filled with appointments and physicals and activities. I think I burned through two tanks of gas JUST running the kids around.

We picked up the boys’ equipment, which I think I did alright making it home only missing one knee pad. Do you know how much gear is needed? I felt a bit overwhelmed times two.




My LITTLE GIRL had middle school orientation this week. MIDDLE SCHOOL. That makes me sad… and old. My wrinkles have doubled just thinking about it.

We are trying to enjoy the last bits of summer:

Except for the day that sick got the better of him:


Moonlight through the curtains:

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