Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Tent Camping at Turquoise Lake in Leadville, Colorado

We had a lovely time with our Community Group 
from Sola up in the mountains of Colorado! 
We spent 2 night and 3 days in the great outdoors. 

 The twins used their birthday money to buy a raft and life jackets:) 
WAY better than toys! 
They loved going out on the lake! 

 The water was cold but the kids swam like it was nothing:) 
They especially liked jumping out of the boat.

 The guys took care of dinner- it was humorous to watch! 

 We went thru a lot of firewood so axe skills were needed near the end. 

 Sunset was beautiful! 

 We had so much fun at night using the camera to "light paint". You basically set the shutter speed so the lens stays open for like 6 seconds and then take a light source and draw in the air. The camera records what the pattern of the light and you get these results. It was SO fun! 
with a stick whose end was glowing from fire 
with a small flashlight 

 The kids LOVEd playing with Ruby and Bailey! Such good doggies! 
 Marcus and Cam even got in some fishing. So did Ari and Sophia! 

Can't wait to go back! 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Making an American Girl Doll Bunk Bed

 This is the first time I have ever worked with power tools and it was a great experience. 
I used this tutorial found it very easy to understand and manageable.
I bought my wood. Cut it with a small saw and then jigsawed the headboards. 
Then started the construction. 
I found it easier not to use wood glue and just use nails. 
 After a few hours, two beds were completed. 
The beds cost around $12 to make (I did have the paint)
and the bedding around $12 as well (all from Hobby Lobby) 
 The bedding was my favorite!