Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Rainy Day

It just started to pour buckets here in harrisburg. I knew that with the thick haze in the air, it was bound to happen. No swimming for today. On to plan B - bounceU. For anyone who hasn't heard of BounceU, it is a kids dream! It is an inside activity where kids and adults of all ages can bounce til' their hearts content. Remember those giant inflatables? Well, they are not just for carnivals and summertime fun anymore. There is a multitude of inflatable styles - basketball, play boxing with the giant gloves, slides and mazes. The kids just love it there!

Monday, June 8, 2009

The Bridal Shower Lookover

My brother is getting married in Sept 2009. Things are coming together well even though the couple live long Charleston, South Carolina. They are getting married in Harrisburg, PA. My mom and I are searching for bridal shower venues and I think we found one...LEEDS.

We have the option of being outside (in August) in a patio-like setting or inside in a more elegant setting. Unsure at this point because which ever way we go will be completely different that the other. So a decision is in order...AND soon!! I'd like to do the favors because that sort of thing is right up my making up bridal and baby shower favors. I do these for family and friends but thought about actually selling them on ebay or craigslist. The baby shower favor washcloth lollipops are so sweet and the diaper cakes are really great conversation pieces. Both are totally functional for the recipient. OK, enough of that.

This font color is the bridesmaids color. Rebecca loves royal blue!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Memorial Day 2009 - Yurting

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This is the beginning of my very much overdue blog. We are a family of 4 and this is our story.

Our family just returned from a truly unique mini vacation with family. We stayed in a "yurt" in Tuscarora State Park. It's better than pitching your own tent but not as fancy as staying in a hotel. They're really cool if you're looking for something in the middle of the two. You can cook in it, sleep in rather comfortable accommodations (bunk style beds), sunbathe on the deck, view the nighttime stars from the clear, plastic dome top (my favorite) and get out of the rain if need be. They are quite an ingenious invention and we have the Asian nomads to thank for that. The kids had a blast (see video). I think they felt free just riding their bikes, drinking from the spring, eating popsicles, making snowcones, eating s'mores by the campfire, enjoyng the bubble machine, fishing (Zach caught the first fish - soon as he dropped his hook, he got a bite), swimming in the lake even though the water was very cold!! But, you know, that never matters to a kid. The adults just chilled - a rare treat! There were nine kids total.

We celebrated my Aunt Julie's 60th birthday while there. We had a "flor-a-licious" cake. She never saw it coming. I bought her a birdhouse in the shape of a cute and a remebrance of our yearly trips to Rehoboth Beach.

I took jugs and jugs of spring water home with me...just can't beat it!!

Since this was our first year at the yurts, we will most likely be making this a yearly outing. Yeah!!