Over the fourth of July weekend we went camping in some of the cutest tree houses. I told Trevor that one day I want to build one on our dream property. I made a little movie and took some photos. I hope you enjoy!
Did you see that the August Visiting Teaching Handout is posted in the shop? Don’t worry it’s free! I am doing these in a effort to be better at Visiting Teaching ( I am in the Presidency and am still a little bit of a slacker, but it’s a new month to start fresh!) Here is the link to this… View Post
While Trevor has been gone we have been trying to get out of the house. We went to this beautiful garden and learned how to make soba noodles! After we made noodles they cooked them and we ate them at their restaurant. The kids looooooved petting these cute bunnies! John was ecstatic when he saw them and Abigail loved… View Post
We loved taking the kiddos to go see the Hirosaki Castle and the cherry blossoms back in May! GPS Coordinates 40.608417, 140.463467 We stopped at a rest stop after driving through ridiculous cloud covered mountain. Like we could not see 10 feet in front of us and I was seriously praying the whole time while we were driving. Abby… View Post
So I have been one who loves thrift stores. I have also found that I love transformation, doesn’t matter what kind, but I love how something plain can be made into something totally awesome. (I am going through old phone photos so a bunch of my posts will be from a while ago but I wanted to share here.) Earlier… View Post
Japan is so beautiful! I love the mountains and the coasts being so close. I love exploring Japan but it can be hard with the cost of tolls. We went to explore the light house and boy was it windy that day! Here is the link to the Google Map to where to find this location! https://goo.gl/maps/Z96nWg88TdL2 The kids loved… View Post
Ladies! I cannot tell you how amazing the 100 yen stores are here in Japan. They blow dollar tree out of the water! I will say that the 100 yen store is probably the biggest thing I will miss about Japan when we move. Something fun here the spouses do is a combat gift exchange. Let me explain the rules…. View Post
This is a post from the archives! I thought I would share it again! I made this post while stuck in TLF (Temporary living facility when we got to Vance AFB) Want to make your own Starburst paper craft? Well this is how you do it! These would be great on gifts, perfect for garlands, or even a child’s handmade… View Post
Lately something has been holding me back. This particular demon likes to hide in different excuses I have made in the past. But her real name is Perfection. Have you met her before? She keeps you from accomplishing what you want, getting projects done and keeping you tied to a lifestyle that you don’t want to be living. I face… View Post
Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about fear and how I’ve been letting fear rule my life and the decisions I make and the ones I am too afraid to make. The funny thing about fear is that often times, one fear keeps you from overcoming another. For example, I have the fear of being invisible, of not being seen…. View Post
Lately I have been thinking a lot about personal blocks and my weaknesses. I understand that we have weaknesses for a reason and that we can be made strong through Christ. But somedays, golly, I just need to sit and watch Netflix because I become so overwhelmed with them. Maybe some of you can relate, but I have been struggling… View Post
I have been thinking a lot about how I need to be better at getting into the kitchen and cooking for my family. I really do have a goal to be more onto of our food and being actively choosing what we eat instead of the, idunnowhatdoyouwant line coming out of one of us. I made some cute boards on… View Post
When the husband is away, the wife will try and redecorate the whole house. That’s pretty much the rule if your husband is TDY (temporary duty.) I got two night stands from a lady in our ward. I decided to paint it with a beachy faux finish. Painting can be relaxing, but sometimes I am just not very good at… View Post
For Halloween Abigail wanted to be a “mermaid, human, princess” So we headed over to our 100 yen store and picked up some felt to start working on her tail. (Which by the way she didn’t want to wear when halloween came, but oh well!) I think she enjoyed spending time with me making a special tail just for her!… View Post
When we got married, parents and grandparents purchased Trev and I a table from ikea. While the table was awesome for us for a while, it did have square corners. Corners + Kids at just the right height = boo boos. A guy in our ward had this free table and I jumped for the chance to get it! So… View Post
Yea for our new tv stand! We have been needing something higher for a while since the kids thought they could touch it. I scored this beauty for $30! I refreshed her with some flat black spray paint! She is a lovely addition to our living room!
I want to take some time to tell you about an amazing service. It is a monthly subscription box from Bookroo. Each month you are sent a box filled with beautifully wrapped books. And I would add children’s smiles and laughter as they open the boxes. Take a look at the video below to see what I am talking about…. View Post
It has been a few months and we are pretty much settled in. Japan. I never thought I would be living in Japan. Ever. But I absolutely love it here. Misawa is more of a farm country area rather than metropolitan area. I love how relaxing and calming it is here. I am going to do a photo dump here…. View Post
I wrote a post via my phone the other day trying to post photos that I had been stashing on my phone. As some of you may know, we are in Misawa, Japan for a military assignment. I never thought I would find myself in Japan, much less love it here but I do. I love cute things and I… View Post
Life has been crazy around here. If you haven’t heard, we are moving to Japan. A few weeks ago we got the tentative date on our orders. August 15th. They just gave us the check list of everything we have to do before we move.
So last night was drop night. That is were the class gets together and everyone gets their next assignment base. I was nervous, stressing, scared. Any negative emotion someone could have all at once that was me. We have been in San Angelo, Texas for intelligence training for my husband; which he is really enjoying! So it was Trevor’s turn… View Post