Sunday, June 30, 2013

A horse is a horse of course...

Remember when Hope had the BEST DAY EVER and won that giant stuffed horse?  Well she also won two free pony rides at a local equestrian center.  So today during our open house we took her up to use one of her certificates.

Here she is getting all saddled up and ready to ride...


She was taking everything in all around her.


Of course she was NOT cooperative at the end when we were able to take a few photos of them close and standing still.  Oh well, I have a few that I can scrapbook.  :)


We were close to Jester Park, so we had a picnic down by the lake, played at the playground and drove down to the bison/elk area.


We found the bison and elk cooling off in the lake.


Then we had a little fun in the nature play area.  Hope played with these blocks and building table that were created as an Eagle Scout project.  We might have to make some of these scrapbook wood block to play with in the back yard.  Anyone have any extra scrap wood we could have????


There were a LOT of beautiful flowers all around this area and Joe captured this moth/butterfly on a nearby flower.


We still had some time until our open house was done, so we drove back to town and had some frozen yogurt at Orange Leaf.  YUM!

Well, we had a pretty good response to our open house and have a second showing tomorrow.  PLEASE say some prayers that these are the buyers.  I have been praying all day long.  :)

Well, onto another funny Hope story...I shared this the other day of FaceBook, but just had to share it here too.

I picked her up from the summer program and was channel surfing on the radio when I came across Crocodile Rock, by Elton John.  It was the nanananana part, that is really high pitched and I was singing along.  From the back of the van Hope yells...Who is this, Elmo?  LOL!  I laughed so hard that she actually got mad at me because she thought I was making fun of her, but I just couldn't help myself.  It still makes me giggle.  

Since we say a lot of butterflies today, here are a few cards to share with you that have butterflies on them...

This butterfly was chipboard and I painted it cream and then used a script stamp to add the cursive detail in brown.


Some butterflies are just the perfect small little detail  needed on a card.


I picked up this gem butterfly from a Target $ bin and have had it a while just waiting for the perfect place to use it.


These next two cards already had the butterflies on the paper.  I just added a sentiment and a few gems.






I made this card a LONG time ago for a magazine submission call and loved it so much I just couldn't part with it.  I will find the perfect person to give it to someday.  The colorful paper was a color copy of a painting Hope created.  And the butterfly is a mirror wall decoration  left over from Hope's room.  I just added a rub-on sentiment.


This is another item that has been in my stash for quite some time.  I created this butterfly at a make n take at Archivers.  When I was using these paper scraps to create with I was digging through my stash and thought the teal on the butterfly matched perfectly.


Alright, that is it for tonight!  I am off to do a little reading and then get some sleep for what I hope is to be an exciting day tomorrow!!!!  Keep those prayers and good thoughts coming for an offer on our house!  It is greatly appreciated!

Darla



Saturday, June 22, 2013

That's What Friends are for...

Today I got up REALLY early to help out a friend set up for her daughter's wedding reception this evening.  I think it turned out really beautiful...


I loved the different style of table arrangements from the florist.




This is the bride's bouquet.  I love the special touch of the bling glued into a few of the flowers.  :)




This was the backdrop for the photo booth!  How cool is that.


And these were some of the props available for all the fun pictures.  I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.


A few of the other helpers thanked us and said they would see us tonight.  Then we explained we weren't invited to the wedding that we just volunteered to come help get things set up.  They seem amazed that we would do such a thing, but to me...that is what friends are for.  :)  

So, since we got up really early to help out I came home and took a LONG nap.  LOL!  And I haven't been worth much the rest of the day.  Oh well.  That way I didn't mess up the house.

No movement on the house yet, but seems to be lots of interest.  Keep praying for the buyer to come soon!  I am getting anxious to start packing.  Sounds crazy right?

Well, all this talk about weddings I guess I will share some cards that could be used for a wedding greeting...
















Here's to happily ever after...goodnight!

Darla


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Guilty as Charged!!!!!

Oh boy, is she EVER guilty.  Yesterday, Joe discovered THIS...


...and if you can't tell what it is...Hope scratched her name in the paint on Joe's car!  He was pretty mad!

So now we are working on the right punishment for this...any ideas?  Chores for sure since we are continuing to keep the house clean for chores.

On the complete opposite spectrum...we have been going on lots of trips around the neighborhood block.  Hope riding her bike and me walking (far) behind her.  I make her wait for me at the end of each block so I can still see her.  Usually she is stopping along the way anyway to try and pet a rabbit or look at a flower in someone's yard, etc.  I am so proud of how well she is doing riding her bike.  So exciting!

Well, nothing new to report on selling our house, so keep praying for the right family to come along QUICKLY to buy our house.  

So on to sharing some cards...










Thanks for stopping by...and thanks for the extra prayers for us as well!

Have a good night!

Darla