Spa Night

copyright-katherine-marie-080113dWe try to do a spa night at least once a summer!  This year even the boys joined in.

copyright-katherine-marie-080113aShave gel mixed with food coloring for the “make-up” and facial cream!

copyright-katherine-marie-080113bEmerson takes her relaxing very seriously!

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He didn’t know this flower was on his head! hehe

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The lavender and honey foot soak was their favorite part!

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Down at the Creek

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Down at the creek

Muddy boots

Sun kissed hair

Catching sunlight

everywhere

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It is never too late to spend time on the important things.  It is never too late to do what makes you happy.  There is always time to look around and see something beautiful.  The secret to using time well is no secret at all.  It is summed up in the Alcoholics Anonymous slogan:  One day at a time.  This is not only the best we can do, but the careful design of a Creator who knew what our needs are and how to meet them.  Some of us will need to adapt that slogan to:  One minute at a time.  That’s okay.  This minute is a gift.  As someone said, that’s why we call it the present.

Barbara Johnson; Joy Breaks: 90 Devotions to Celebrate, Simplify, and Add Laughter to Your Life.

xoxoxoxoxox!!!

 

Monopoly

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We pretty much just make up our own rules to keep the pace movin’ quickly!

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She only looks innocent.

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This is a more accurate representation of how she thinks the game needs to be played!


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All done!

Who wants to clean up?!

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Let’s put on a MAGIC SHOW!

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Hospital

One trip a year to THIS HOSPITAL is quite enough, thank you!

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But this hospital here!?

 This we can handle!!

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 There seem to be some “beary” nice patients.

Although I don’t know about the staff.  Sometimes they don’t even bother wearing clothes to work.

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I suppose the fun atmosphere and colorful medical equipment makes up for that!

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All in all the staff seem professional and quite friendly.


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 And you’ll never believe this— the bill?!  Completely FREE!!

Yep, I think we can handle another trip to this hospital!

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When skies are gray

we will just stay inside and play!

Fall and winter are my two favorite seasons.  Cold temps outside means we get extra time to COZY up inside.   More time for cuddling, reading, creating, playing and relaxing!!!  (hehehe… did you catch that– RELAXING!?  Absolutely none of that going on around here, but it’s fun to dream.)

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idea h/t Pinterest

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Winter might mean that the most exciting part of the day is watching big brother make a turkey sandwich.  And that is A-okay with me!

 Hang on winter…  don’t you give up on us yet! We’ve got more cuddling to do!

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Superheroes

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Superhero day!

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“Adults need children in their lives to listen to and care for, to keep their imagination fresh and their hearts young.”

Margaret Mead

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“We superheroes bruise easily, you know.”

Supergrover, from Sesame Street

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“Little boys (AND GIRLS) are just superheroes in disguise.”

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Have a SUPER day!

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Lemonade Stand Kit

I’m so excited to send this summer package off to my sweet niece on Monday!

 I guess this is kinda a lemonade-candy-cupcake stand kit!   I thought it might be fun for Zoe to sell the little packages of candy for a nickel each.  And of course she needs to offer cupcakes with extra sprinkles too!  Even if she doesn’t “sell” a lot I know she and my brother will have fun setting up shop. I just was I was close enough to swing by and order a drink!

Boxed up and ready to go!

 The apron idea is from The Vintage Umbrella’s ADORABLE lemonade graduation party (here!!).

My very favorite part about this kit is the “cash box”!  It’s from the dollar spot at Target.

HAPPY Summer!

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