Wednesday, September 17, 2014

school, work, gym, school......and repeat

our lives are busy
enough said

Brooklyns first school project....
A diorama representing a wild animal of her choice and its habitat.
she picked deer, and quickly learned that Man is a deers' piggest predator.
I learned to trust my gut and not send a figurine of a hunter with a gun to school.
so we trimmed the gun and made a telescope out of legos.


Here's our 4 year old at there school picture day.....


Take 2 on our picture with Ms. Brandi.....
complete with a smile from Alexis...
proving she does like Ms. Brandi.


Sunday, August 24, 2014

On the greens

Stephenson Men
golfing weekend
to celebrate this guy 
getting old.

Father and sons....


         




working on their swings.


getting some good old quality bonding time...














And letting this Stephenson Girl tag along and work on her game...






Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Desert Improv

We welcome the rain
in the desert.
It doesn't happen enough...
therefore we don't have 
any rain gear....
Who needs
an umbrella
when we are
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Prime
Members.









Thursday, August 7, 2014

POWDER ROOM MAKEOVER

Contrary
to my previous post 
about needing Pinterest
to inspire...
I curse Pinterest
for inspiring me
years ago
to revamp our 
powder room
.....



a little boring....
needed a little bit more 
flare.
I saw stripes
on a pin.
I pinned it...
kept going back to it for months...
I think I may have even commented on the pin
"one day I will"
This last week was that one day.
but only it took me 3.
See why I curse Pinterest?
stripes
on a textured wall...
I HATE YOU





but oh do I love you
AFTER your complete...


Time to shop for some
pretty things to dress up
the pretty walls!

TOPs

Brooklyn
just keeps on amazing us
with her outstanding talent...
each day its a new thing.

here she is nailing her back handspring
on the wedge
after her first day trying....
video



video video video

two days later she is asked to try out
for the TOPs team at her gym.
She tried out...
She made it. 
GASP!
I wanted to cry with pride 

She is one of 8 girls
on her TOPs team,
training to one day
hopefully 
make the TOPs
national 
Diamond team.

Even if her training 
doesn't get her
a national team...
honored 
to get the opportunity to train for this...

Brooklyn however,
She is stoked she gets her own locker at the gym,
 no longer has to wait 
to be called out to the gym 
for her lesson.
Instead she's has privelages 
to enter the gym at her own free will
 at whatever time she arrives
and bypass the line of kids
anxiously waiting for their
level to be called out.
(the mind of a 6 year old)

She had her first work-out
with Coach Kesley
2.5 hours twice a week.
Let me tell you, 
I was out of breath just watching them.
I am AMAZED at the energy level
these little girls have!







who needs pinterest?!

Time to get creative 
without the inspiration from
Pinterest!

I nailed my vision in my head!