Summer Bucket List Challenge No 3 | Go on a picnic hike

For fathers day, we crossed something off our bucket list. We packed a snacky lunch of fruit, cheese, crackers, and salami and hiked up Chautauqua. It was about a 3.5 mile hike round trip with 1700 feet of vertical climb. The boys did awesome. Just a little moody on the way down when we were almost to the bottom. So, not bad for a 4, 5, and 9 year old.

Here are some iPhone pics of from our hike. And yes, Oliver is wearing a super hero costume.

See past #happyfamilysummer posts here.

LIKE Table for Five on Facebook to stay up to date on blog posts.

show hide 1 comment

Andrea Jene - What a fabulous idea. I love these I-phone photos, and I really love that your youngest is in his hulk costume!

Project Life | 2014 March Part Seven

New to Project Life? Read this post on how to start. Project Life is a simple memory keeping system created by Becky Higgins to document all the big moments in your life alongside the everyday.

Seven spreads in March! Phew, that’s alot! It will be interesting to see how many spreads end up in my album. I wonder if I will make it in one album or will I need two? or more?

Here’s the full spread.

Left side : The end of our trip. The bottom right photo is after we got home. The boys went to Awana that evening, since we got home so early. Zach and I had a fun walking date night and ended up at the batting cages.

Right side : Flying kites, double date night with Kenzie & Sean at The Post (best fried chicken, yum! You have to stop if you are anywhere near Lafayette, CO), the boys went to VBS for a couple days since we were home, garden prepping, playing in the sprinkler when it’s so not sprinkler weather, playing in costumes, and snuggling with Georgie (the cat).

Here’s a close up of the left side.

A Midnight title card with some alphabet stickers. Seriously obsessed with alphabet stickers. Anyone else?

Journal card from Midnight, of course, and some alphabet stickers.

Midnight journal card with a stamp from a past Studio Calico kit.

Paislee Press gallery frames.

More Midnight. I’m in love with Midnight. What is your favorite core kit?

I’ve been using this simple, clean design throughout the entire album this year. I really like how it looks. I think I’ll likely stick with it.

LIKE Table for Five on Facebook to stay up to date on blog posts.

no comments

Project Life | 2014 March Part Six

New to Project Life? Read this post on how to start. Project Life is a simple memory keeping system created by Becky Higgins to document all the big moments in your life alongside the everyday.

I love not feeling like I have to choose one image from the day and be done. Especially when it comes to vacations. Here’s the second part of our Spring Break road trip.

The left side (the back side of Design K) is the rest of our time at the ranch.

The right side is on our way home. We wanted to make this a legit road trip. So, we stopped around 2 or 3pm in Amarillo. We swam at the hotel. Went to Cadillac Ranch, checked out the cars in the crazy wind and then picked up some littered spray paint bottles. I think we may have even inspired some other trash picker-uppers too. And then, of course, had to hit up a Food Network restaurant for dinner. This place was on Man vs. Food and was known for their Burger from Hell. I was afraid to get it, but took a bit of Zach’s and it was good. We also got the cheese fries and YUM! Totally worth a stop if you are in Amarillo, the burgers were awesome.

Just some close ups

Cadillac Ranch stop.

Coda vs. the bacon burger! He killed it. Of course.

LIKE Table for Five on Facebook to stay up to date on blog posts.

no comments

Project Life | 2014 March Part Five

New to Project Life? Read this post on how to start. Project Life is a simple memory keeping system created by Becky Higgins to document all the big moments in your life alongside the everyday.

The next three spreads include our Spring Break road trip, March 21-26! (Did you notice, the last spread ended on the 15th, this one starts on the 21st. One of the reasons I love doing monthly.) We decided to take a last minute road trip to see Zach’s grandma in Texas. This first spread includes the drive there and some pictures from the ranch. Baby goats and donkey rides.

Spring Break title card using Midnight core kit and some letter stickers.

Our neighbor’s daughter found this unicorn and got it for Ollie right before we left. Ollie loves, LOVES, unicorns.

I made this Road Trip title card with a 6×6 Studio Calico paper pad and letter stickers.

The boys loved being on the ranch! Seriously, what boy wouldn’t love it!

LIKE Table for Five on Facebook to stay up to date on blog posts.

no comments

Project Life | 2014 March Part Four

New to Project Life? Read this post on how to start. Project Life is a simple memory keeping system created by Becky Higgins to document all the big moments in your life alongside the everyday.

The left side:

We came home to SNOW! Boo. My parents had to get home pretty quick after we got back, so we didn’t spend much time with them. They had fun with the boys though. Double date night week! Wednesday we had tickets to the Avs vs. Black Hawks game, it was awesome! And then Friday, we went to a Young Life banquet.

The right side: I went back to school. Have I mentioned that? I think this spread was the first time I mentioned it. I started in February. I took 4 classes, 12 hours, full time! That was a little crazy. Lots of work. Lots of reading. Lots of writing. Zach took the boys to the St. Patricks day parade while I did school stuff. Then we went to the Cutthroats (minor league hockey) game and collected donations for Precious Child.  And then, Oliver. He was so ready for shorts!

The full spread, mostly March 10-15 (I’m not sure exactly when the shorts photo was taken).

Just a close up shot.

Yes… take me back to the beach!

Almost all of the cards I used were from midnight, but this ABC card was from a past Studio Calico kit.

Family Selfie at the game.

And Oliver. The journaling:

“This boy is so ready for shorts weather. He has such a strong personality and it shows in everything he does (and wears!). I’ve never met a boy that was so adamant on what he wants to wear each and everyday. It’s not always easy, but we love him nonetheless.”

Simple photo. More meaningful journaling. That’s what Project Life is.

LIKE Table for Five on Facebook to stay up to date on blog posts.

no comments