Wednesday, June 27, 2012's nearly the 4th of July...a completely appropriate time to blog about what I did on Memorial Day, right?? I've taken a bit of a hiatus from the bloggy world lately...just needed a breather. I figure it's time to get back on the wagon, though...or I may never do it (plus a couple of folks have asked where the blog has been (Aunt Jean). So here goes...

For whatever reason...most holidays include some type of outdoor activity for the hubs & me. This time around was a trip to Saylorville Lake for a walk on the trails. I also got to try out my new Vibram 5-Fingers (the hubs has had his for quite a while). I actually really like the they're uber cute, right??

The whole time we were walking...we had to dodge these guys creeping along. There were so many of them! So many, though, that the bikers, runners...the hubs...couldn't miss stepping on them. R.I.P., tiny snails...

I love how even a place like Saylorville Lake...that I've been to tons of times...can still have beautiful things to discover. The wildflowers were lovely and the bridge we crossed totally caught my eye. I'm pretty much in love w/ anything wooden & any form. how many pics will the hubs agree to pose w/ me?? I'm sure there will come a point when he'll cease to indulge my need for them. ;)

Well, if I have any blog readers left after being gone for almost a month...I hope this post has been somewhat enjoyable. I'll try and keep things a little more regular from now on. No promises, though...


Sunday, June 3, 2012

Sunday Snapshots






1. Sheldon loves to get outside...into the "wild"...if only for a brief moment.
2. Finally got a pair of these weirdo Vibram shoes. They're actually pretty comfortable. After an hour-long walk @ Saylorville Lake, though...I learned that I should have taken my time breaking them in...
3. & 4. Spent a couple hours in the morning @ the Blank Park Zoo. The animals were all out enjoying the nice weather...and Miss Addy got to have some fun too!
5. Rushed home after the zoo to host a birthday party for my father-in-law. The table setting was super easy (and all thrifted)...vintage sheet, chippy frog...and 2 etched glasses filled w/ some clippings from my yard.


Friday, June 1, 2012


So...I've been noticeably absent from this bloggy lately. Sorry, folks...there's been just too much going on. At current count...we are on approximately 3-4 major house projects...none of which are anywhere close to being done. I'm very excited to unveil the final results, though!

The only thing keeping me somewhat sane is knowing vacation is coming up in about...2 weeks! I set up this fun little app on my iPhone to track downtothesecond when vaca will actually be happening. It currently reads: 0 months, 2 weeks, 4 days, 18 hours, 19 minutes, and 37 seconds (& counting). It's probably not very helpful to be constantly monitoring the countdown...

Hoping everyone has some fun summer plans...something to countdown for! :) Happy weekend...almost.