Friday, July 29, 2016

A post From T

                          This is me and my new plane that i got.

                                    This is me IF you want to see my youtube channel
                               IT is called

                                                I LOVE WALL.E 

                                          but it will probably show videos

                        Also sorry for typos I am spelling this not my mom.

                        i am probably going to do blogs on my channel                                         Well that's because i am only aloud to 

         Have only one hour of electronics
       Sorry about that.        

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Office Inspiration

Recently our computers were upstairs. You may remember the photo below from Instagram. We were constantly in the room where they were, but both W and I feel like it would be a great idea to bring them down to the kitchen area where we are a lot of the time.  Which means we'll be moving the TV only upstairs to make the old computer room the movie room/library.  This is why.

We have some friends that have offered to do a lot of the work for us (for compensation, of course) and I am tickled with some of the results they've given us so far--our yard is looking almost as good as when we moved in (gleeful squeal).  We have a chicken and a bunny hutch (post to come). Our shop is clean.  I have an awesome new closet I'm going to have organized soon with photos for you.

If you need a great personal organizer with a husband that does hefty yard/handy work along with their teenagers as a crew, let me know and I'll get you their names and numbers. Because they are awesome and I am so grateful for them!

I am so excited about the new office space that is going to be a part of our great room!

I found some paint that I am going to check and see if I love (commitment, folks, is a big deal to me).  I am going to check it on the wall. Paint a couple of the old desks that we have (since W has told me he loves the size and though it may not look as sleek as a couple of uniform desks, it saves a little moolah).

I am excited about shelves above the computers for hiding great things like a charging station, craft supplies, paper, etc.

I am excited about putting V-D-G above the shelves with big ornamental letters that will make me smile every time I look at them.

Here are some links I am  using for inspiration. I have a Pinterest board packed with ideas, but I know it can be annoying to have to sign in if you've forgotten your password or such.

For this one from Martha Stewart
This was linked on Pinterest to here.

Every time I looked at the links to the photos that were posted on Pinterest, there were very few links to actual blog posts (rather than blogs/websites).

The link on Pinterest was this.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Why I Love The Fourth of July in Rexburg, Idaho

Rexburg, Idaho is magical on the Fourth of July!

One of my friends recently moved to that town and I have to say I am really wishing that I could be there this fourth!  I kept thinking about her and what I wish people would say to me when I just arrive in a new town that they love--like things they wouldn't want you to miss.

Rexburg has a marvelous parade that is sometimes big, for them, or small.  There are always fun candies thrown and little things that local businesses give out (including pretty awesome coupons).  It is the best to go with friends, find some shade and stake it out realizing that kids will move out to the middle of the road (be watchful).

My advice for the parade, is that you get friends or family and enjoy the hubbub. Also, take water, snacks, blankets/chairs, and sun screen.

The Rexburg or Madison Lions Club usually does a Bar-B-Q at Porter Park.  It is tasty.

Now, I would take this opportunity to maybe dash out to the St. Anthony Sand Dunes and sled down the hill.  You don't have to climb high to make it fun for the kiddos (I'm assuming you have kids), but if you don't and you have a snowboard or skis that is also fun (but then you also may want an ATV to help you get to the top of the hills).

While you are out there enjoy the baby's breath (plant that you see in grocery stores), and take just smell the land and the sage brush.  It has such a unique smell that is soothing.

Then, go home and take a nap.

If you are home with your family, it is a perfect time to have a water fight and a barbecue (not simultaneously).  Relish each taste and remember how lucky you are to have freedom and family together in one perfect day.

Go get some fireworks to light off on the street in front of your house.

The Rexburg Rodeo is fun. I used to hear it every fourth and then at the end, just after dark, you can camp out your blankets at the Nature Park near the street hockey area and watch those amazing fireworks  minus the traffic (and music) from the Idaho Falls fireworks. The show is much shorter but still so beautiful!

Or you can set up a sheet and watch a fun show on the house in your back yard.  Brothers with projector expertise are great to have then. :D

This year, we are not in Rexburg, though most of my brothers and their families are.  I miss the family so much!  We've had non-stop campouts and meetings in and about Church over the last few weekends that we decided to take it easier today and rest up here. But, oh how I miss my parents and Rexburg on the Fourth of July!

I think I may have spoiled my kiddos a little by going last year (it was our family reunion), because they woke up here expecting the same.  Needless to say, working on the yard--bonding VDG style,  the way Dad remembers it, has taken an attitude adjustment for most of us.   Sarah made us a fourth of July breakfast and I have stuff for either hamburgers or sloppy joes.  We have some fireworks to light tonight.

Hopefully we'll get to go to Rexburg next year! :D  Because to me, it is ideal!