Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bostyn's special picture

We had a weekend full of parties and I plan on posting about them later, but I wanted to post the canvas that I did for my friend Shelle's baby girl, Bostyn.  She is due to arrive at the end of August, but we all think that she will make her appearance early:)
I am just so excited about how great this turned out!  I wanted to get it on Pinterest.  You can follow my posts here.  And if you aren't on Pinterest, let me know and I will send you an invite!

So, here it is.  What do you all think???

The canvas:)
On the wall above her crib
I have done a canvas before and just used fabric, ribbon and mod podge, but this time I wanted to paint her name.  My mom is an incredible artist and she let me borrow her paint and gave me some pointers about acrylic.  I absolutely fell in love and can't wait to paint some more!!   And of course I had to add some buttons and ribbon to give it some flare because I love them so much!

I will post later about our busy weekend.  I hope that you all had a great one, too:)

Monday, July 18, 2011

While you were out...

It has nearly been two weeks and I haven't once written in the blog. The last post might have scared a few of you. Let me just say, it was all in good fun! My mom pointed out that if you didn't know me and my humor, you might think I'm a little cuckoo. Lol. But I'm not, I promise. Just silly:)

Anyway in the last two weeks, we Holmeses have been some busy little bees! I have had some family in from SE Missouri and Florida and had many great visits with all of them. It is just so nice to have everyone in town again and spend time together. We don't get that but maybe once or twice a year, so I look forward to the time together! I especially enjoy spending time with my grandma. She is so very special to me and I'm glad we got some one on one beauty shop time;)

Cousin Lily and Rylee

Uncle Stevie and Reesie

Rylee also attended Vacation Bible School last week and enjoyed every minute of it! Lee and I picked him up from his first day Monday and took him to a special lunch at our favorite, El Espolon.

Then this past weekend Lee tiled our master bath and did such a wonderful job. I can't wait to post pictures when it is completely made over!

I am also working on a special painting right now for a friend who asked me to do something for her baby's room and am excited to post it. It will have to wait until after this weekend though because that's when the mama gets it:)

And finally Lee took me to Harry Potter 7: part II today and it was amazing! I can't believe that it is over already. If you haven't read the books, you should! They are incredible.

Hope you all had a great two weeks!!

My goofy kids:)

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Happy 65th birthday!

To my other husband...

You've been there to teach me how to use the eye of the tiger!
Happy birthday, Sly!
You're still as hot as ever:)

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Vacay part 2...

So, it has taken me longer than I expected to to finish this vacation post. I had a terrible migraine and it ended up making me so sick:(. So, Sunday I was still on the mend and Monday was family day for the 4th. So, here I am finishing my post. I'll try to make it short and sweet with some cute pictures:)

Monday the conference was underway and while Lee went to classes, the kids and I slept in and waited for my friend Steph to come down to enjoy the day with us. It rained that morning, but ended up clearing up to make a beautiful day.

I took this picture right after the kids woke up. Isn't it so sweet? Rain rain go away...

Anyway, like I said, the day turned out to be beautiful. We enjoyed our fun in the sun and had a great day with Stephie (feffie as Reese calls her). It is always a fun time when she is around!

After naps and dinner, daddy treated us to some Andy's Frozen Custard...yummy!

Tuesday was more of the same. We hooked up with some of our other friends and went to the indoor waterpark, Timber Falls and then more pool time outside, which was our favorite!

All in all, we had a blast and I am so thankful that we got the chance to go. It was good to get away and spend some quality family time together:)

I hope that you all had a wonderful 4th! We spent time with my family at dinner and then the kids and I went with my mother in law uptown to visit Lee while he was working and to see the fireworks.

Can you believe that this is the best picture I got of these two? Lol.

Happy Tuesday:)

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Friday, July 1, 2011

Sunday funday

So Sunday the girl and I stayed behind and finished some laundry and packing before we headed to the lake to meet the boys. When we got there the room wasn't quite ready yet, so what better time than to shop, right?! We headed to the outlet mall and got some great deals at the under armour store. Unfortunately the shopping was short lived due to the wild child being well...wild. She was super tired and hadn't had a good nap. Why is it that when kids are tired they seem to get more energy?! So instead of fighting her to shop, we went to eat at one of our favorite restaurants, Vista Grande.
After that we went back to the hotel and checked it. We walked into our fantastic room (with fluffy beds and lots of fluffy pillows...my fav) and I realized we had a balcony with an awesome view!

I just love being at the lake and looking out at the water. The smell of the lake brings me back to my childhood and I love it. I have so many sweet memories there.
After getting settled the kids and I went down to the pool to soak up the sun while Lee took care of some things.

How awesome is this pool? And it sits right on the water which makes it even better!

The kids love to swim so we had a great time. Reese had a little meltdown at the end about the slide but other than that it was great :)

More tomorrow...

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