Friday, September 28, 2012

Gift Wrap Idea

Today my sweet niece, Megan, turned 10! Double digits! I'm not happy about how quickly she is growing up. Not.At.All! 


We celebrated at the little pizza joint in town - Pirate's Island. Note to self: Don't order nachos for dinner at a small town pizza joint. Even if the owner insists he has EVERYTHING he needs to make them. I was expecting a super nacho variety, and some real cheese.  What I got was tortilla chips, canned cheese and jalapenos. Luckily I was headed to a football game so the fare kind of fit! :)
I've slept about 7 hours in the past 48. I got home from work today, finished up band goody bags for the football game tonight, ran Ste to the band hall, sat in my recliner and promptly fell asleep. I work up and realized I was late for Meg's party and I still needed to wrap her gift.
And then I remembered I had no wrapping paper!
I scrounged around my craft room and found a roll of brown shipping paper. I grabbed the scissors and tape, some twine, paper doilies, construction paper and glitter. And this is what I came up with: 

I think it turned out pretty cute! Meg can even hang the M in her bedroom.

I would, however, suggest giving yourself enough time to let the glue dry. My M was still a little mooshy at gift opening time! ☺

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Small Town Parade: Pioneer Days 2012

I always enjoy parade day! I definitely drink the Kool-aid of excitement. Small town parades are filled with emergency vehicles, local politicians, kiddos with their various organizations, and horses!

I got to watch the parade with my sweetie niece Megan.

Here's a few of my favorite parts; heavy on the marching band of course!

There's my favorite tuba player!

My handsome nephew, Cole. I couldn't move fast enough to get a front view! :)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Ste Performing

Is it any wonder Fall is my favorite time of year? All of our birthdays are in the Fall. Our Anniversary is in the Fall. Halloween, Thanksgiving; Fall and Fall! And then there's football and band, of which my boy takes a part in. Add on two more reason's to love Fall. {And, yes, I realize that according to the calendar, Fall does not begin until Sept. 22 this year, but in the Woods' home Fall begins Sept. 1 every year!}

This year, Ste scored a solo in part of the marching show. His solo is in the tune Pretty Fly by The Offspring.

Seriously, hearing him perform thrills me right down to my toes!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Lately, this is where much of our time is spent. Must be FALL! :)

#76 - Ste

Fierce on the field.
Fierce in the stands.
Yep, we're proud.

{I went a little crazy with the cross process photo editing in this post. Forgive? ;)}