An update of our Summer 2014 Bucket List

Roast marshmallows outside and make s'mores.

 Go to the Drive-In movie.

 Road trip to a Texas Rangers game.

 Learn to drive (that is specifically for Ben).

 Head to the lake and water ski.

 Go on a family vacation.

 Ride roller coasters.

 Plant flowers.

 Eat dinner outside.


 Quit drinking soft drinks & instead drink water.

 Take more photos - with my big camera.

Sleep outside in a tent. 

We have just under a month before school starts back. Not much time to accomplish the rest of our list (but we are gonna try!) Atleast 4 of the items left are going to be attacked over the next two weeks. 

How about you? How are you doing on your Summer Bucket List? 

This past weekend was a stay up late and sleep in kinda weekend. The boys are both home from their Dads and have (actually) been enjoying being around each other.  It's been nice.

On Saturday we spent the day at home - playing in the backyard and building shelves for John's room. Alex and I have been working on updating John's room for awhile now and all we have left is one more shelf and to find a new light. #neverendingproject

On Sunday though, we loaded up the truck and boat and headed to the lake. This is the second time we have been this year and the weather was perfect. Warm and no 'real' wind. The lake was perfectly still and perfect for tubing and knee-boarding. So that's what we did.

Watching the boys ride the tube together was so funny. They planned out how to best hold on, what to do when one was going to fall off, etc.  They were actually pretty good together on the tube.  But, by far, their favorite thing to do was (relearn) how to knee board. 

Alex had taught both of them how to knee board several years ago, but a refresher course was needed. Ben and John both took a couple minuets to refresh their memory then they were ready to go! 

We were at the lake a couple of hours then headed back home. The boys are already planning another trip this week - they are anxious to get more time in the water. 

Have a great week! We are home all week - working on Summer assignments for school and relaxing. No real plans. No expectations. Just having fun.

On My Desk (aka Workplace Wednesday)

(sorry about the craptastic photo. I have a light overhead that is out and I need some help getting it changed. #tallhusband #itshisjob

On my desk this week is piles of paper. I am cleaning out my scrapbook cabinet and getting it in order.  

Labels. Sorting. Chunking. 

Lots of organizing going on this week. 

( I am playing along with Marcy Penner and her weekly Workplace Wednesday Post. If you'd like to play along, just post your photo online and tag it #hfworkplacewednesday)

*knock knock* Is there anyone here?

Wow. Its been awhile since I have posted. Lots of fun, Summery things going on here. More about that later in the week....

This layout was a no-brainer. I headed over to the Studio Calico blog and used the search feature to find a sketch that 'spoke' to me. After pulling out my new Studio Calico kit + two photos from our recent trip to Atlantis and Nassau, I was ready.



Seriously. The longest part of this page was waiting for the ink to dry on my wooden 'June' and 'places we go' piece. I may or may not have actually used my hairdryer to dry the ink. What can I say? I was in a hurry!

It's late Sunday night as I type this - I am participating in the online chat over at Studio Calico as we countdown until the new reveal. Word on the street is that its more of a boy-color-schemed kit this month! Cannot wait!

Have a great Monday, friends!

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