Saturday, January 29, 2011


This photo really doesn't even begin to show how many geese flew over the house. This is from Thursday night. There were hundreds if not more. They were so loud you could hear them from inside the house. They usually fly over ever evening around 5 pm, but this is the most we've ever seen.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


She can wear whatever she wants. As long as she'll eat.

More dress up after dinner.


We went outside to play in the snow on Saturday. First time on a real sled. I think we're going to have to go buy a sled. Mr. Jeff made a small hill in his front yard. Perfect for all the little kids. Thanks Miss Juvy for taking the pics.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


(cover)This years invite design.
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Violet's bday this year is of course, Dora themed! So yes, we'll have a Dora cake and Dora balloons but that is about. Most of the Dora decorations that are available are really ugly. So I decided we'll do Mexican Fiesta decorations and have nachos and tacos along with the cake.



Sunday, January 23, 2011


So the box is together after much frustration. After getting everything all glued and nailed together when I put the two sides together corners were not lining up properly. It's not because I measured or cut wrong it's because our saw does not cut a true 90 degree angle. I've had this problem before. The saw isn't exactly high end and is fine for stuff like building a fence or deck but when it comes to making something that needs to be pretty accurate it stinks. So after much fussing, wood filler and sanding I got things looking pretty good. I know I put the hinges on before I painted it but in order to make sure everything was lining up right I needed to add them. I'll take the front latches off before I paint it but I'm leaving the piano hinge on. Which by the way, why make a 24" hinge if no hardware store is going to carry them. Had to go with two 12" hinges. The next size is 30".What? Next up, painting and wallpapering the inside. I'll be using leftover wallpaper from Aunt Karen's old room. Dad saved all the extra wallpaper.