Thursday, October 28, 2010

It's Snowing!

I spied a few snowflakes so Tyler and I ran outside to take a closer look. Of course he had to try to eat some!
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Friday, October 15, 2010

Are You Prepared to Make an Informed Decision?

Voting is such an important right that we have as Americans!  I am not prepared to (nor do I want to) use my blog as a sounding board for my political views.  However, I do believe that voters need to make informed choices no matter what your views are!  We cannot go by what we see on commercials or how many of one certain candidates signs are in our neighbors' yards. 

I know, we're all sick of the political ads on television.  The bashing of the competition.  The constant "he said, she said."  Distracting signs littered across fields, in yards and in front of businesses.  But what does it all REALLY MEAN?  It's a lot to sort through!  Every citizen that is able to vote needs to take the time to research candidates to see exactly where they stand on the issues, not where their opponents say they stand.

For my readers in Wisconsin, here is a helpful website that is run by Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television.

Need more information on how and where to vote?  See below!
I don't know where to go.  Am I registered?  I don't know what to do!  Check out this EASY to use website - just enter you name and birth date to find out if you are registered and where you need to go to vote.

I know I'm not registered and I don't know where to go or what to bring.  You CAN register on election day at your polling place!  To find out where your polling place is, click here to visit the Government Accountability Board website.  Click here to see How to Register and Vote on Election Day, which tells you exactly what you need to bring with you. 


Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - GO PACK GO!

In the bottom, right picture Tyler is showing off his BabyLegs football socks! Tyler and Trevor both have these and look adorable on game day.  Not only are they cute, they're also very soft and have the grippers on the bottom.  These were our first BabyLegs Socks and we love them, almost as much as our BabyLegs legwarmers!  :-)

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Toddler Tuesday - Tyler's first field trip and bus ride!

On Monday Tyler's preschool class went to Wilke's Pumpkin Patch for a field trip!  Tyler was so excited because not only did he get to go on a field trip all by himself, he got to take his first BUS RIDE!  As for me, it was harder for me to drop him off for this than it was for the first day of school.  This picture was when I was dropping him off.  You can tell he was a little nervous! 

At Wilke's the kids got to pick out a pumpkin, go on a hay ride and play for a while.  Tyler was so hungry when he got back he wouldn't even talk about the trip until he ate!  Then he couldn't stop talking about it!  Here are a couple pictures from when he got back to school.


Sunday, October 03, 2010

Fisher Price Recall Information

As you may have heard, Fisher Price has recalled a large amount of products recently due to safety reasons.  Some products include toddler tricycles, high chairs and a few toys.  If you are concerned that you may own any of the recalled products, visit for more information.

Tall Oaks Retreat

I'm writing from Tall Oaks Retreat!  I have had a wonderful extended weekend of crafting, laughing and friends, new and old!  It's been FABULOUS!  Cassie, the owner, is a great hostess and cook.  Tall Oaks was built in February, 2008 and is absolutely gorgeous with it's modern north woods decor.  It is 3,000 square feet and accommodates up to 15 people with it's five bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms!  They also have over TEN different stamping and crafting supplies for use, including a Cricut Expression, Big Shot die cutter and Scor-Pal!

This weekend I brought along my sewing machine for a few different projects!  (I know you all just fell off your chairs, but I really did!)  I finally finished the quilt purse I started at Janice's house.  It's been so long since I started it I don't even remember when it was!  It was very easy to make once I got going.  I even put a pocket on the inside and a little hanger with a snap on the bottom to hook my keys on!  (See last picture.)


I made Trevor some leg warmers out of knee high socks, too!  All I did was cut the feet off and put a zig-zag hem at the bottom. 


My most important project of the weekend was Tyler and Trevor's Halloween costumes, but that's a secret.  :-)  Sadly, it is our last day here.  The good news is, we have until 3:00 p.m. until we have to leave!