Monday, May 21, 2012

Weekend Happenings

This weekend....

*we ate every meal on the back porch

*Emma mastered riding a bike (with training wheels)

*I backed the boat and trailer into the water for the first time...quite proud of myself :)

*we ate fajitas twice. Once at a restaurant and once at home.

*spent our time drinking coffee while the kids played

*took the boat out and swam in the lake several times

*my middle sister came to visit and the two of us spent the afternoon floating in tubes on the lake

*Cade fell and hit his mouth on Saturday.  It was the first time any of my kids has ever bled so much.
Thankful Travis was home...makes me feel light headed thinking about it!

*I learned how to FINALLY shoot my DSLR camera in Manual setting!
Bye Bye Automatic!
Between reading tutorials and my sister helping me it finally all makes sense.
I'm excited to work on it some more!

We woke up this morning to two boys with fevers.
It's been a quiet morning over here.
Muffins, coloring and cartoons is about all we've accomplished.

How was your weekend?
Did you get to spend any time outdoors?

While I'm thinking of it.
Several of you have left questions in the comments...
the only problem is you've left them under the anonymous section
so I have no way of contacting you with an answer!
So if that's you... e-mail me and I'll shoot you back some answers :)
One of the questions was are we Dutch...and yes! We are!
So whoever you are...e-mail me!
thevanillatulip (at) yahoo (dot) com

Baby Addie is currently in surgery now.
Her dad is updating the blog throughout the morning.
Please continue to be praying for this sweet babe!
Their blog is here.


  1. Backing the boat down, WOW, that's a real accomplishment!!!!! Good for you. Hope baby Cade is feeling better. Makes me sad just thinking about it.

  2. wooo sounds like a great weekend for you hun! hope cade is doing better!

  3. Sounds like a good weekend besides your little man hurting himself. I'll head over to baby Addy's site to pray for her and get updates.

  4. Very strange thing to ask, but how do you get your bangs to sweep over and STAY that way??!! Its so pretty! Thanks in advance!

    1. I wanna know too! So cute! Please tell!
      Thanks, is it a product? a brush?

  5. Yay for manual mode! Boo for fever:( Bubby woke up snotty and warm today so I'm hoping it's a new tooth coming in. Y'all have a great day!

  6. Backing down the boat by yourself!! Yes..major accomplishment! :)

  7. You have an adorable blog and your kids are too stinkin' cute! Stopping by from the Networking blog hop. Following along via GFC. Would love for you to stop by for a visit!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

    PS - Prayers for baby Addie!

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  9. I feel like I could comment on everything! So I will!
    I can't wait to get outdoor furniture so we can eat every meal outside. That's my favorite.
    Way to go Emma girl! And way to go backing the boat up you country girl!
    I could eat fajitas every other day for real.
    Drinking coffee with Ry is my favorite thing.
    I think that is SO cool that you have a boat! We spent all weekend talking about getting a pontoon! Crossing my fingers!
    Poor Cade :(
    Congrats on shooting manual! It's a little more work but you won't ever go back!
    Love ya!

  10. you're a brave girl for backing the boat down...I'm hesitant to even back a large SUV! ha!

    Sounds like the perfect weekend...I'm jealous of all your water time!

  11. That sounds great, and your porch looks aaaamazing!

  12. shooting in manual is addicting. you will only want to learn more and more and more. ENJOY! : )

  13. Cheeze it's and Dr. Pepper. I thought I was the only one that did that!

  14. Sounds like a fantastic weekend! Days on the lake are just about the best thing I can think of :)

  15. Lovely pics...and yes, you are a brave girl for backing the boat down by yourself. That always scared me to death when my hubby would make me back ours into the water. :-) Such a cute blog...happy to have found it.