Monday, July 26, 2010

now that life is slowing down a bit...

Perhaps I'll have a chance to try a few fun projects!  Here are a couple of ideas...
  • Maybe I could use these when writing to my campers?!?!  Super simple and inexpensive...but thoughtful, of course.  :)
  • This is one of those things that would be fun to do with kids...however, we're short on those around here.  So, I'm thinking this might be fun for our next family gathering.  My brothers would go for it, but my dad might take a bit of convincing.
  • Maybe I should make a few of these sets now...then I'll have them on hand for any upcoming baby showers.  Too cute!
  • After this last week at camp, I've decided that it might make sense to have some traveling pillowcases.  Instead, we've been using old, mis-matched cases (one of mine is Lion King, the other is a floral pattern - Ben got stuck with a plain, nasty colored green case).  Now, if I were to make these, adjustments would have to be incorporated for Ben's.  The super-girly look would not fly!  :)
  • So simple.  So unique.  So easy to try on my own.  I can't wait to play around with this one.
  • This makes so much sense!  I have some new towels that I picked up the other, a transformation is in order.
  • Finally, I did something like this a while ago...only they were enclosed balls.  This seems more useful and I really like the overall look.
I have a few pictures to post from camp, along with some of the crafting I've done lately.  Ben's cousin Ashley (I refer to her as my cousin-in-law) is getting married later this month and I've had the privilege of making some things for the festivities leading up to the big event.  I've got pictures to prove it too.

Monday, July 5, 2010

sioux falls...

I failed at photographing our time in Sioux Falls.  Since I didn't have the nice, big camera, I slacked-off.  Wish I would have captured a bit least Julia came through with a boat-load of pictures.

We'll begin with Ben's bug bites...

Oh, and here are a few more...

Next up, I had a chance to go on a nice date with these three.  We had a delicious dinner and then hit up a movie.  Good times!  ;)

Finally (yep, that's all I captured), we've got the group pictures - minus the bride and groom.  My bad!  These guys were such troopers...most of them had just woken up and we were on our way back to Minnesota with Patti & Jason.  So, it was now or never.  (Blake is missing from this photo.) 

Here's the next family portrait minus Scott...but now you're able to see Blake in the mix.

We were teasing Scott that perhaps he should simply have his own solo shot.  I think he liked the idea.

Now, for a much better section of photos, I would encourage the rest of the world to take a look at the fun here.

I would like to think that we were having way too much fun to stop and take pictures.  Although we certainly had a blast, I think that excuse is rather weak. 

I had no clue that Sioux Falls could bring so much joy to someone's life...I think it might have something to do with the entire Iversen clan!  :)  We were blessed beyond measure to spend a few days with these fun folks who love each other and Jesus.  I can see why Ben has enjoyed them so much over the years!  I can't wait for the next big event.  (Hint, hint: Janelle, Blake?)

Saturday, July 3, 2010

for evie & ella...

Uncle Ben and Auntie Anne ran into the Backyardigans while on vacation.  So, these pictures are for Evie & Ella.  We love you both and can't wait to see you!  :)