Get Organized!!

I LOVE being a mom!! I enjoy every moment I get to spend with my children, they are the little lights of my life…but…when I became a Mom, I lost little parts of my self…Like the ability to recall what I was JUST doing, for some reason I have the hardest time recalling so many things! I guess that is mommy brain for you. I want to be organized, how I want to be! But I write a “to do” list with everything I need to do, get done, buy, people I need to call, play dates ect. But…then the list disappears into the craziness of our home. So, now here I am, getting Elias’ homeschooling curriculum put together, and I realized I NEED to be organized and stay on track…Enter Gubb!
Have you heard of GUBB? It is a online Organizer. Totally free. Quick. Easy. and you can’t lose it:) We you sign up, you get to choose categories like: To Do List. Goals. Calls to make. Friends to catch up with. My project Ideas…which I love, since I was asked by a well know website to write a article all about Breastfeeding Twins!!
You only use the categories YOU choose! So yesterday, I did it, I signed up. It took a little while to input all my information, (the twins were climbing all over me)
Since yesterday: I have caught up with a number of friends. I have made 2 play dates I have meaning meaning to make for…about 3 months. I have made ALL the calls I needed to make. I have even started planning the Twins 1st Birthday.
Oh, did I mention there is even a ” my DON’T forget to do list” we all need that!!!
It has been so easy, all I do is go to the Gubb website, and go from there…adding, Checking off, planning ect.
It’s nice to know I won’t lose this “to do” list….well unless I lose my computer…but lets no go there, or even think it!!!

Friendship Friday!!

Friendship Friday:
10 little questions!!:
1. Do you cook every night?
Yes! Unless it is a special occasion or we are
at someones house for Dinner!
I love cooking and so does my Hubby…and Elias:)
2. Do you do laundry every day or loads at a time?
I do a small load of diapers everyday and
a large load of clothing every other day!
This makes my life so much easier and less hectic,
then if I were doing load after load when it builds up!
3. Where do you usually eat out?
Red Robin, Subway, or Papa Murphy’s
4. What is your favorite retail store?
Any kind of Craft or Fabric store!
I love creating things!!!
5. What’s your favorite thing to drink?
Water!!! no kidding!
6. Do your children do chores?
Elias sure does!
He takes out the recycling on garbage day,
and helps unload the dishwasher,
makes his bed, and vacuums

7. Do you go to church?
Yes! We are Christians, but more than just going

to church we read the bible as a family everyday!
8. What do you do at night as a family?
Play with the kids, make dinner as a family,
then play so games, then off to bed.
If its a Friday night Abe and I watch T.V
and do things around the house after
the kiddos are sleeping!!
9. What time do you get up in the mornings?
Somewhere between 6:30-8:00…but usually 6:30ish🙂
10. What time do you go to bed at night?
We get the kids to bed around 7:30- 8:30.
Typically I don’t get to bed until about 11:00 or so.

Recycled Gift Packages!!

Fun Recycled Gift Packages!!

So we all have the left over cardboard roll of
many, many, many rolls of wrapping paper…right?

What about turning those rolls into cute little gift boxes!
The kids will even enjoy this!
They can make their very
own gift boxes for their friends!

Here’s how to do it:

3 different size roll, cut random sizes.

Other supplies you’ll need:
Decorative Paper
paint brush

with the pencil, mark the size of paper you will need.
cut it, then lay it face down
apply glue to the edges of the paper, then smear with the paint brush.
Place the cardboard roll on the paper.
Then…roll, until the cardboard is totally covered.
use glue to seal the end of the paper for a clean edge.
Allow to dry!

Once dried this is what it will look like,
Already cute!

At each end bend on side of roll in.

Then the other side to close it!

Now how cute are these!!!
Add a ribbon or other embellishments
to add your own style!
To fill just simply unfold one end:)
Hope you have fun with this, I know we did!
Have a crafty Thursday!!

A Beautiful Father’s day

My family:)

Daddy and his boys!

Elias and his Daddy!

Simon and his Daddy!

Gabbi and her Daddy!
Daddy’s little girl!

My best friend!
Abe– You are a FANTASTIC, loving, amazing, and fun husband and father! Our Children are so blessed to have a daddy like you, and the Lord truly blessed me when he put you in my life! You are Elias, Simon & Gabbi’s HERO! They Love you and love spending time playing…or jumping all over their Daddy:) Thank you for being such a amazing Daddy…You are the best one I know, and thank you for being such a amazing husband! I love you SO much!


Well it has been a LLOONNGG few weeks! 2 of my sisters were visiting and meeting my twins for the 1st time!!
lisa. me. julie.
I was so much fun, and oh so hectic! We are starting to get back into our regular routine…ahhh it’s so nice!

The Inland Northwest FINALLY has nice weather!! Yay! We actually got to get out the slip n’ slide 2 days in a row…E loved it…the twins are still unsure:) They all love being outside in the beautiful weather!! I’m so excited for more days like this…there is nothing better than a lazy Sunday
with the hubby and kiddos…doing nothing:)

Mini Vacation!!!

I am taking a blogging vacation for the next 2 weeks!!! I have 2 sisters visiting:) My sister Lisa is here from Indiana with her 3 kids….I haven’t seen her in 3 LONG years!!! It is so fun to have her here. Her Little boy and Elias are the same age, and having a great time playing!! Her older girls ( 9 & 13) are in love with the twins!!! Tomorrow my sister Julie will be here from Seattle!!! I haven’t seen her in 2 years!!….I can’t wait!! 🙂 I will see you all in a few weeks!!!