Saturday, July 9, 2011

4th of July Weekend - 2012

Big Brother Gregory and Little Brother Eric - They are so cute when they aren't arguing!

Eric and Blakely - Cousins and Buddies!

The Beach at Luddington

Jeff and the Boys - he was showing them where Capt. Doug salmon fishes...No they can't wait to take Daddy's boat in Lake Michigan!

Typical family photo... LOL

The Luddington Lighthouse

I love that he wrote his name in the sand...

Maddison - the Frune Dog Puppy - FDP

Just a little excited over the fireworks display!


The Kinney Family

God - I love this kid!  He just knows how to make me smile!

Being silly with Dad - Love it!!

Shrine of the Pines museum in Baldwin

Even the boys enjoyed the museum - it was all furniture made out of White Pine tree roots - made without power tools or nails.  It was really quite amazing and I think even the boys were impressed!

Gramma Ginny from Shrine of the Pines - Super sweet lady!

Water for Elephants Book Review

Wow!  This book had me hooked and I couldn't put it down.  When I had to, I couldn't wait to pick it back up again.  It catches your interest instantly and leaves you wanting more.  My only complaint is that I wanted more!  The Characters were amazingly written and Sara Gruen did a fantastic job at making you fall in love with the characters.  It was a super quick and fun read.  Definitely one for your "to read" pile!  Four STARS!!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Last Day of 2010-2011 School Year

Gregory and Eric's last day of being Schweitzer Bees - Thanks Mrs. Weicek & Ms. McKolay!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Razzleberry Tutu and Ticky Tavy GIVEAWAY!!!

I am pleased and honored to announce a giveaway with an amazing company that I KNOW you will love!

Would you like the perfect gift for that pretty little princess in your life? If so your in luck!

Razzleberry Tutus is giving one lucky reader the chance to win this super cute Lovely Snowflake onesie (size 18-24 months), adorable headband in turquoise with a zebra gerber daisy AND a $10 Gift Certificate!
Razzleberry Tutus Story
Razzleberry was started in 2008 as the brain-child of my daughter, Hannah. Together we make decisions to bring the highest quality tutus to you and your special Princess. Everything from tulle color, flower styles, confetti themes, to the length of the bows,  Hannah and I have built a business that her and I can both be proud of......did I mention that Hannah is only 8!
Razzleberry isn't only selling you a tutu, we are feeding your daughter's imagantion. We are making her fairy tales and butterfly dreams come true. Thanks for letting us be a part of her world.
I am a proud military wife and a very busy mother of 3. Razzleberry has allowed me to have a creative outlet during the long deployments and sleepless nights. Thanks for letting me have my dreams and fairy tales too!
Love and Fairy Tales,

Mandatory Entry Which Razzleberry or Ticky Tavy item is your favorite?  Leave me a comment and tell me!!
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This giveaway will end on December 5th! 
I will choose the winner through and will email and post the name.
If I do not hear back from the winner by 48 hours I will choose another winner!

This giveaway is open to US only.  

I did not receive financial compensation for this review and giveaway. I received the above mentioned products to facilitate my own opinion of the products. Others opinions may differ from my own.Razzleberry Tutus

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

This will be the first year I've not spent going house to house for Thanksgiving Dinner(s).  I'm not sure how I feel about that statement.  I'm a little bummed that there won't be that buzz of family excitement - with all the kids running around and checking out the papers for Fridays sales; on the other hand - It's gonna be Just Me...Plus 3!
Just me and my boys (and of course Maddison).  I went shopping and bought a small turkey breast, a box of instant potatoes, some stovetop stuffing, a meijer pumpkin pie and a can of corn!  Our Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Up North - in the middle of the woods.  It will be one with some of the best memories I'm sure!

Monday, November 22, 2010


Cute things the boys said in the last week:

1. Gregory - Mom, you got some age on you!
2. Eric: I ask "What are you thankful for?" Eric, " I am thankful for deer, fish and turkey to eat."  
3. Gregory - (who has been watching Beauty and the Beast everyday and is obsessed with Gaston) asks me, "Mom, do you think that I have biceps to spare?"
4. Eric: having to do homework  he has to write two things that he can do.  He writes  *catch fish and *give good hugs.
5. Gregory - we're at the Parade on Saturday and Gregory gets a huge handful of candy for a cute little girl about his age and he says, "That's the girl I've got my eye on, that's the one I'm gonna Marry!"  

They so crack me up!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Anyone wanna win a FREE SuperHero Cape?!!

I am so excited!!  I get to do my very first giveaway!!  PowerCapes (thanks Justin - my one awesome boss) is sponsoring my first Giveaway - as soon as I reach 25 followers!!  As the winner, you will get to chose a custom superhero cape of your own choice *sidekick size*.  Most of you know that after 8 years of mostly being a stay at home mom, I've started a new adventure and the the next chapter of my life working for PowerCapes - a team of Moms, Dads and me (a customer service superhero), Web Ninjas and Passionate People who have dedicated their live to helping kids be real Superheroes!  Holly Bartman (my other awesome boss) started this business as a way to provide children with personalized superhero capes, and has become the #1 destination for authentic superhero wear for kids (and adults too!)  One of the other things that I absolutely love about working for the amazing company is their dedication to giving back to the community.  They are a huge supporter of Heart Heroes - an organization that provides capes for children with heart defects.  We also have some pretty awesome things in the works for Autism Awareness Month in April!!  All in all - I think that I've found a fantastic fit for me and my family!  :-)

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Thanks for entering and good luck!
Giveaway winner will be chosen as soon as my blog has 25 followers - so it could end tomorrow if I get some followers!!  Winner will be chosen at random via