Winter Bucket List


Look at the beautiful winter wonder land!!

There are many times I have complained about the treacherous South Dakota winters, but there is no beauty like fresh snow! It makes the long cold winter a little brighter, that morning cup of coffee feel a little warmer, and brings a giant smile to my little mans face. There is nothing like a good old-fashioned snow day. Where you get up and put a fresh pair of pajamas on, grab those fuzzy rainbow socks in the bottom of my drawer, and sip a cup of hot coffee, LOVE it! We have been so blessed to have a couple of snow days already. As every old fella I visit at work says, “the farmers will be happy,” so is this girl! Ps…The above photos are from¬†our backyard, yes those would be our little turkey “friends”. They are little trouble makers sometimes, someday I will tell you my turkey stories.

Winter Bucket List:

1. Hot chocolate bar party

2. Sledding

3. Make a snowman

4. Themed movie marathon

5. Winter photo shoot

6. Girls day-o-crafts

7. Organize our home

8. Start a work out routine

9. Eat healthier (this was healthy, like how I changed that to leave room for weakness?)

10. BLOG!!! ūüôā

What is on your winter bucket list; Skiing, snowboarding, Naked Snow angels?

just kidding ūüėČ

God Bless,


Just Keep Swimming……Water Proof Camera!

Christmas season is here in full swing! Anyone else struggling to find gifts for the ones they love. Everyone I know seems to have everything they need, and I hate getting something just to get something. My husband on the other hand is the best gift giver ever!! He always seems to surprise me with these meaningful, useful gifts I never would have thought up myself. One of the best gifts he has ever given me is this shock and water proof camera, for those parents we call this child proof!

waterproof cameraCheck it out here

We have had tons of fun with this camera because I can take it anywhere. I also use a Nikon D5000, but its large and in charge. I like to have my hands free and when I have the big boy I feel weighted down by my camera. Here are some of our summer pictures taken on this orange machine of wonder!


Super hero sharking it up on the 4th


I love the bubbles!


It is even good with action shots…some of those point and shoots miss the Kodak¬†moment. This was his first time going off a diving board! I let him jump off the side even as the lifeguard¬†whistled at us….A wise man once said, “rules are for people with no common sense.” oops ūüėČ


Going down the tube slide


Aww he even took a pic with good old mom…pretty sure there was bribery involved for this smile


Another Aww moment here is my brothers beautiful girl friend and my adorable niece


One of my friends children! Love how her hair is floating up.


Our very first underwater pic….It was cute all the kids at the local pool kept nicely letting me know my camera was getting wet. I can’t wait to bring this one in the ocean!!

What is your favorite gift you have given or received?

God Bless!


John Deer Birthday

 My best friend is super creative! She is always great about throwing a party together, and coming up with great activities for the kiddos. This year was John Deer themed!

 Check it out:

Here are some snapshots of the decorations! The bottom photo is the cookie bar!!

Sugar Cookies


Popcorn Balls


Chocolate Chip






Top: We filled balloons with toys and candy (two person task btw!) then blew them up. The kiddos got to pop them with a BBQ stick. Great substitute for a pinata

Middle: She got these great foam “hats” and farm stickers. All the kiddos decorated their own hat.

Bottom: She made a John Deer tractor and the kiddos played pin the wheel on the tractor

Here are some great pics of the party guest:

 Top Left: Family picture before the birthday boy made his wish

Top Right: He is in love with John deer tractors

Bottom Left:The birthday boy giving his auntie Love

Bottom Right: At the end of the night we made it through the party……We both were working on no sleep

Getting ready to open presents….Isn’t this chair adorable! She found it and tons of other adorable things on

These boys were far too cool to smile….So I decided to tell them I was going to smooch them both if they didn’t…Love their reaction

Future prom date?

God Bless!


Say Cheese!

It was a sad day in my house when picnic shut it’s basket! I loved how user friendly it was, not to mention it was budget friendly. I had the upgraded package which was about $25 per year. After the funeral my beautiful camera hung in the closet.¬†I¬† purchased a Nikon D 5000 about 3 years ago, but have yet to venture out of the auto feature (It is on my to do list). Picnic allowed me to take my below average pictures and bump them up a few notches……. Okay ladies and gents, wipe those tears, we have a solution!


My experience so far…..This is Picnic’s little brother and he rocks my socks off! The best part is …it is FREE! I am sure as popularity flares up there will be some kind of charge. If you liked picnic you will love this, because it is essentially the same thing. There are a few minor changes, such as you have to upload one picture at a time, there is no logg in, and it has little to no lag time.

Example 1



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God Bless!