Friday, September 28, 2012

Old Fence into Headboard

A couple of months ago, we upgraded to a King size bed. I looked at tons of headboards, but couldn't seem to find anything that I just loved.

So, Sheldon made us one out of old wood from a fence.

First, he took the wood off of the fence. Photobucket

Second, he built a support frame to attach the pickets too. Photobucket

Third, he painted the frame black, so you would not be able to see it through the pickets.


Fourth, he butted the pickets up to one another and then broke the ends off.


Fifth, he put a few more nails into the wood to make sure it was secure.


Last, he attached the headboard to the frame he made.


We really love the finished outcome. It was an easy project and really gives the bed a unique look.


After it was all up, he varnished it. I would suggest you doing this step before you bring it inside your home.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

8 months old

Eli is 8 months old.

He is still the sweetest thing and such a joy in our lives.

Not much has changed since his 7 month post. He is still eating the same and in the same size clothes/diapers.

He did get tooth #2 and #3 is on it's way.
He has started not wanting to lay in his bed for his am nap, so 2-3 days a week I have been rocking him to sleep.
He loves it, I love it, and everybody is happy!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Anniversary Weekend

We spent a long weekend in Kansas. We went up to celebrate Grandpa and Grandma Hoesli's 60th wedding anniversary.

We had a weekend of nonstop family, fun, and food. We had a big party at the family farm and a reception in town for Gma and Gpa.

Grandpa Mark drove in Wednesday night and spent the day with us on Thursday.  Crocker needed a little hot chocolate coffee in the morning with the big guys.


Friday morning, we left for Kansas. The big boys were entertained with movies on the way.


Since Mark rode with us, I got to sit in the middle by Eli. I enjoyed sitting back and watching movies with M and C.

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When we got into Kansas, we went to visit Gpa and Gma Hoesli. They recently moved from their farm into an apartment in town.

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Friday night was spent visiting with family at the farm and staying up too late!

Saturday, the whole family (30+) met at the farm for a big dinner. Before the family came out, Sheldon and Mark took the boys back to an old cave.

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The men shot clay pigeons.


Max was thrilled that he was old enough to go exploring with the big kids. We didn't see much of him.

 This is the same picture as the one above, but I zoomed in so Max could be seen. He is in a red jacket.


Sunday, Max got in a little quality time with his gun. He is a pretty good shot.

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Then we got ready and went to the reception. Crocker smuggled in his gun.

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Monday morning, we got up early and said our goodbyes.


 We had such a good weekend celebrating Gpa and Gma and the foundation they have built for our family.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Wednesday Date

Yesterday, I signed Max out of school right before lunch.

Max was over the moon excited to see me at his school, but he was even more excited to go on a date.


We went and picked out new glasses because his brother broke his. We picked out the cutest pair and should have them in a couple of days.

Then, we went out to lunch. Max picked to have hamburgers, fries, and we had the best time.


I had the best couple of hours with my oldest boy. He was excited to get away without his brothers and I know he felt so special.

Busy Body

Eli is the busiest boy we have had. At 7 months, M & C were content to sit and play with toys. Eli is already crawling around, pulling up, and getting into everything.
The only time he is still is when he is sleeping. He thinks it's funny when I see him getting into something and tell him "no no Eli". He just laughs and smiles at me. I think he knows I am all talk with him because he's the baby.

The 1st time he really pulled up. He was standing at the dishwasher.


He loves to try and crawl through the end table to get to the cords that are behind. Photobucket

He jumped himself to sleep.
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Trying to jump off the chair.

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His latest trick. This is how I found him this am. His bed is getting lowered asap.


Saturday, September 15, 2012

Unordinary Friday

On Friday nights, we usually eat homemade pizza and then go out for yogurt.

Last Friday night, we had the most expensive yogurt we have ever eaten. We ate our yogurt as usual and then decided to race to the car.

Max tripped over his feet and fell to the ground. After a trip to the ER, he is the proud owner of a splint that he has to wear 2-3 weeks.

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I am very happily married to my wonderful husband Sheldon. I love my job as a stay at home mom to my 3 boys, Max, Crocker, and Eli. I love: Jesus. a clean house. sewing. a home cooked meal. diet dr. pepper. girls nights. a good pedicure. chick-fil-a. target.

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