Dec 13, 2012

Making our Mark on 12-12-12

Ya know how it is sometimes ya just want to make your mark on these historical dates somehow.
Like get married that day.
Or have a baby right as the clock strikes 12:12.
I mean, it won't happen again for 100 years right?
So, we just had to make our mark on 12-12-12
 Sofia bumped her head at grandma's house and got a nice, big, gaping wound out of it.
 She felt a lot better after some lidocaine and a nurse gave her some stickers. score!
 During the stitching up process, she konked out... softly snoring while the Dr. did her handy work.
The stitched are right on the eyebrow and with any lucky won't be too noticeable in the future.

The Dr. and nurse were very impressed with Sofia.  The Dr. had previously worked in New York, and said she had to stitch up some pretty tough guys in the past, but they always turned into blubbering fools when it came to getting the numbing shots.  But, not Sofia, she's a pro when it comes to dealing with pain.  She's the one who stepped on a screw and smiled while getting her tetanus shot.  She has taught her wussy older sisters a thing or two about getting a flu shot whilst still maintaining your dignity, and dry eyes.  She's amazing like a chumbawumba song.  She'll get knocked down, but she'll get up again. You're never gonna keep her down.

We all felt so bad for her we spoiled her and gave her a few Christmas presents early.
Poor girl.
She's feeling a lot better though now, but her eye is starting to swell shut and it's turning purple.
Oh well, it was worth it for the new Webkinz.
And to be able to say that she got 12 stitches on 12-12-12.
She made her mark.

Aug 22, 2012

Back to School

Oh my freakin goodness.
I can't believe Swede is old enough to be in 3rd grade.

Ingrid and Swede headed back to school yesterday.
The girls of course are all excited about their new clothes...
But, I'm not too excited about the fight to wake them up and make them do their homework.

Sofia who is stuck here at home with mom until preschool starts next month
came up to me literally 5 times before noon and asked if it was time to pick up the girls from school...
"time to get mah sistahs at da school?"
 These little cuties will be missed!

Aug 21, 2012

Arm Partay!

Some of us bloggers recently participated in a bracelet swap this summer. It was a fun way to get to know some bloggy friends, and create something fun for somebody. I was linked up to swap bracelets with Chelsea from the blog Blooming Branch. I had so much fun creating some cute bracelets for her but first, let me show you what she made for me!
Chelsea posted this pic on twitter of the progress. I love how she used these cute gold beads! via
Chelsea really knows how to party! Look at all the fun stuff she added to my package!  The kids were crazy about all the confetti and the pinwheels :)
i love the braided pink bracelet.  it wraps around 3 times so it looks like i'm wearing 3

dress: old navy cardigan: forever 21 shoes: TJ maxx
Let me show you what I sent to Chelsea real quick because I really loved making it!

neon, pink, grey and gold DIY bracelets.  I figured out how to make the chevron one HERE
It turned out that the bracelets I sent Chelsea and the ones she sent me were all coordinating colors, which was totally not done on purpose....great minds think alike ;)
If you'd like to see the rest of the bracelets that were linked up check them out here!

pleated poppy

Aug 2, 2012

Aug 1, 2012

Aww, Tetons you're so purty

This is the post where you get to see me look like a crazy woman because sharing a 4 bedroom 3 bathroom condo with 17 people can get a teensy bit hectic & I possible may have only showered 3 times in the last week.  at least, that'll be my excuse.

Truth is, when the Tetons are right outside your door, doing your hair all fancy shmancy and putting on makeup is the last thing on your mind.  Unless you're a teenager girl (which we had 3 of with us) then all that stuff is actually the 2nd thing on your mind second only to #1 boys.
This morning was my first morning back at the gym  in over a week & i felt like i was going to die.  I guess that's what you get for eating twinkies and pringles for a week straight.

I did get a little exercise on our trip.  Jeremy took Swede and I on a morning hike overlooking the Tetons.  & we did paddle a canoe for 2 days straight.  But that came to a screeching halt when Jeremy tweaked is back (bad!) while putting the canoe back on top of the car.  So, we had 2 full days of running around, swimming in String Lake and having fun, and then 4 days of taking it easy, driving around a lot looking for animals, watching Jim Gaffigan on Netflix & a quick trip up to yellowstone to look at a few hot pots.  ya know, those pretty, stinky pots of boiling water...can't get enough of them ;)

The paddle boards we rented were a highlight of our week.  Not necessarily because they were super fun, but because of the uncoordinated-ness of us Winborgs.  It's hilarious watching a 70 year old man fall off a paddle board repeatedly...and a 40 year old woman, and another 40-something year old woman...and myself.  hilarious. every. time.
i have video, too. dare i post it??

I hope your week was fabulous, too!
and fyi, the winner of the $50 Shabby Apple gift card giveaway is Beth @ Through the Eyes of the Mrs.,
congrats, i'm jealous!

Jul 25, 2012

play lady on my big playground

it's road trip time
along our travels we found this amazing park
it's like a playground for giant-size people!
the slide is like 18 feet tall and 3 feet wide.
the teeter-totters (yes! they have them!) pop you up about 7 feet high
and the old-school monkey bars are square (womp womp)

color block skirt: thrifted and updated by me
(uberlyfabulous) ring: creme de la gems
necklace: claires

our park adventures ended in a (fun) downpour
today we're off to eat some pancakes and then heading to the Tetons
we'll be jumping in the cold lake soon
and we'll be on the lookout for some bears
and hoping the sun will be shining
later gator

pleated poppy

PS: please please don't forget about the Shabby Apple $50 gift card giveaway! winner announced next week!
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