Friday, July 25, 2008

Fun Fireworks - (Better Late than Never)

For the 4th of July we went down to Nashville.
(And yes, I'm just now getting around to posting about it... Better late than never, right?) The plan was to have dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe and then see the Fireworks.Well, the Hard Rock had a 3hr wait and was no longer taking names. So, we grabbed a slice at a pizza joint and by the time we were done the waterfront was looking pretty crowded already.So, we claimed our spot and waited...and waited, and waited... The Kids made friends with the kids in the group next to us, who invited them to share a seat on their Spiderman blanket. (Which was awesome, cause we totally forgot to take any chairs or blankets... Luckily, we did take the double stroller. The boys ended up standing on the flattened seats, with us holding on to them, to see over the crowd.)Finally, the Fireworks started. Kaitlan, (18 mos.) didn't cry at all. She just said "wow" over and over.It was Ethan who was the first one in our area to notice what the pink shaped firework was supposed to be."It's a Butterfly!" he screamed each time there was one.
There was one firework like we had never seen before. It exploded just like all the others. but as the lines faded away, it left string of multicolored twinkles that seemed to hover there before slowly floating down. Absolutely magical! (It turns out these strings of fireworks exploded out on tiny parachutes.) They were too cool!(and my picture just doesn't do them justice, but you get the idea.) Nashville sure puts on an awesome display.

" Butterfly" &

" Parachutes"

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Brad Bracelet

I made my first Brad Bracelet Friday after the lovely gals on SCS posted a link to the Blog below with directions:

I didn't like the way the brads were "sitting" in the chain I found so I had to stray from these directions a tiny bit.
I chose Brads by Scrap Metal from my local craft store that I thought my daughter, Megan, would like.
Then I cut my chain into three link sections. Next I used the "legs" of the brad to link my sections togeter by slipping a link onto one leg and then curling the leg around it and tucking it underneath the brad.
I added a few heart charms that spell out the word "Love" (on both sides, so it doesn't matter what direction it hangs.)
And to carry out the heart theme I found a cute little heart clasp.

I presented Megan with her new bracelet when she returned home from her first week long church camp on Saturday.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Hi There

Here is the second card and a gift tag inspired by last month's Unity Sketch challenge.
Have I mentioned I LOVE Paisley?

Also, another Blog Candy alert:
Be sute to check out the Magnolia Blog Candy at Pretty Pressings !
(The link is in my New Blog Roll List.)

Saturday, July 5, 2008


Edited to Add: Shane made it safely back to US soil on July 7th!!

Shane (my brother in law) is now on his way back to the USA after spending forever in Iraq!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

A Birthday RAK Request and Blog Candy

My grandma will be turning 90 on the 4th of JULY !!
So I'd like for her to get showered with cards and birthday wishes.
If you'd like to send a bithday card to her, just leave me a comment with your e-mail addy so I can send you her info.
On her birthday I will randomly draw a name from the comments, and they will recieve a sample of Prima's Flower of the Month collection.

Congrats to Katie!