Sunday, May 30, 2010

My Love…

As some of you know, I lost my engagement ring and wedding ring over Christmas =( I was very sad, but my hubby wasn’t lost so I was all good.

Today I got my new ring!!!! Woohooo!! I am NOT a diamond girl, and I have never been a big expensive jewelry wearer. Mainly because I am afraid that I will lose it, scratch it, break it, and diamonds just don’t ‘fit’ me. So, I was able to pick out something that was really me this time – Rustic, whimsical, different, and NOT a diamond.

James Avery is one of my favorite crafters – he is very rustic, modern, and a bit medieval I guess I should say. So I just had to go to his store to see what he had to offer. I love it AND it is replaceable should it every get lost =)

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Paul’s engagement ring to me was a heart shaped diamond. This ring has a heart on each side of the ring, so the memory lives on…

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Freeman Catch-up

Well hey there everybody!! Goodness, it seems like forever since I have blogged. Not that I haven’t wanted to, but any free moment I get these days (which isn’t much) I HAVE to nap. I don’t remember being this tired during the pregnancies of my first two. I think having to keep up with 2 little boys is definitely the culprit. I am also sleeping horribly at night – 2 hours here, and hour there…I remember that happening in the last 2 months of my other pregnancies, not in the first two!!! But all is very well – baby seems healthy! I have heard the heartbeat and it is right at 140 which is where the boys were, too. I have now had 3 ultrasounds, which is unreal to me, and will have many more =) now that I have a new Dr. Yiiipppeee!!!

Here is the latest of our little blossom. Not much to see, but fun to look at especially to see the growth over the next 8 months :



My little karate kid broke his first REAL wooden board tonight with his foot!!! I was sooooo impressed…as he was, too. He just stood there after he did it and stared at his instructor. Not sure if he was trying to decide if it hurt horribly or if it was horribly cool!! The coolness won and soon after he gave his instructor ‘knuckles’ and then blew it up. If you are not sure what I am talking about, just ask him to demonstrate next time you see him. Yes…he is super coolness…


The CBS interview went well. Thank you Mom for going with me!! It was stressful and I was soooooo nervous – so much more than I should have been. The interview lasted what?? 3 minutes!! But I get that way when I have to speak in front of ppl – I have been that way since after college, before that, I LOVED speaking to large crowds. Not sure what happened, but all is good. If you haven’t seen the interview you can check it out here:

Make sure you note my country accent! Is it really that bad ALL the time?? =)

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We ended our night tonight making homemade popcorn with the old fashioned popcorn maker from Eba, thanks Eba!

And no….Noah is not naked sitting on the counter. He is in his super hero attire, underoos…and nothing else. Yes, he is a super hero. “I’m a suuuperr heeeeeroooo”

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Crafty Tot Tuesday

We made family photo candles for my mother for mothers day and they turned out pretty cute. I would love to try this again and try it in different ways  but this was fun, easy for Noah to help with the heating part, and we had a great time.


What you need:

  • a toddler =)
  • a white (has to be white) pillar candle
  • photo printed on white printer paper – NOT photo paper
  • wax paper
  • hair dryer

Start off by printing one of your favorite photos or designs on white printer paper. Cut it out and place it on the candle where you would like for it to be permanently. IMG_0364

Place a piece of wax paper over it and wrap the wax paper around the candle. Hold it down with your fingers and start warming the picture with the hair dryer. This will take a while, but keep the hair dryer in one place until you see the picture getting a bit darker in color, this means the wax is melting and pulling the photo into the wax. Make sure all edges and all of the photo are pulled into the wax and then you are finished!!

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Couple of things…

Crafty Tot Tuesday/Thursday will be done next Tuesday since what we made today is a surprise for this weekend =)

Secondly, a few weeks ago Jennifer (one of our campers) spent the night over here. I meant to put this on our ‘Jennifer post’ but I just now was able to download it. This is what you play with when you have 2 boys and have a guest come over…

This is just a little snippet of 45 minutes of pure whoopi cushion fun!!