Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Did I hear Someone say Snow!

WEll, if you are looking for some I will certainly share with you! I am so tired of it and listening to hubby complain about having to blow the yard out and where he is going to put it!

We really do have a big yard but you would not know it now as there are piles all over the yard. Hubby tries to keep it clean but it keeps piling up. Just take a look at our buildings and the house - hubby did clean some of the roof of the house.

Our grandson loves it though, today he had a great time sliding off his fathers truck that has been sitting in the yard all winter, it is difficult to find it by times.

I will have to get him over here to remove that one red ribbon that keeps hanging on to my shutter.

And as I finish this up....forecast for weekend pops up on tv...you guessed it another storm coming in with a possiblity of 20 more centimeters!!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Another Fun Day in the Snow

It has become a tradition for grandson, Brayden and myself to go to the Jack Frost Festival. Last year his other grandmother wanted to join us so now it is the 3 of us and this year we took a playmate for him!

It was a cold windy day but we enjoyed it just the same.

We started off with a movie, then to the grounds where there were lots of great snow slides, sculptures and house sleigh rides.

In order to warm up a bit we went to the indoor playland. There were lots of neat things there for the kids to entertain themselves. They made slime, were put in a bubble, had Super Hero training for the guys and Princess dressup for the girls along with a number of bouncy toys.

There was a swim later in the day that the boys really enjoyed and then there were the fire works that were amazing! I believe that the snow made them show up beautifully.

WE are already planning next year, but going to take the package where we are going to attend the 2 days and spend the night in a hotel.

In a few years Bentley will be joining us!

Share our day with us.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Free Valentine's Day printable cards!!!

So, if you are looking for DIY Valentine's Day cards, look no further! One of our Angels, aka Ashley from Ashley Nichole Designs came up with the cutest cards and great ideas on how to embellish them.

Not only are these fun to make, but they are sure to impress everyone who receives them. No previous experience necessary... give it a shot and let us know how it turns out!

Here is a list of the materials you will need:

Step 1: Download the pattern (Google Docs will come up. Go to file, download) After printing, use your metal ruler and your razor cutter and cut out the cards. Click on any of these images to make them bigger.

Step 2:

Fold the cards in half and press the fold with the bone folder to make a nice pressed crease.

Steps 3 & 4: Add your embellishments. Ashley suggests red crystals, glitter and ribbon.

Voila! You have just finished making your very own, one of a kind Valentine's Day cards!!!

For more information on the Etsy Angels and the causes we support click here.

Have an amazing week!

This post was on our Etsy Angels blog and wanted to pass it along to all!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

We all need to be Kids again for a Day....

Today was a wonderful day for a family sledding party.

Everyone was lining up to get down the hill even Zena, my sisters German Shepard dog! We missed it but she came up the hill in the sled behind the skidoo!

Adults and children alike tried all the sleds, snowboards, and tubes available there.....when you got a turn you grabbed whatever was handy. My brother even tried out a car engine bonnet..

Down the hill we went and for the trip up we got to ride the sled behind the skidoo....I even took my turn.

We had a fire with hotchoclate, hotdogs and marshmellows...it was a wonderful day for one and all.
The teenagers started out slow, they did not think it was cool to be sledding with kids but when all started having fun they joined in and had a blast! Even the most skeptic left wanting to know when we could do it all again.

Wonderful Quotes to live by!

"Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you."

~ William Arthur Ward