Sunday, July 25, 2010

Tornado hits my town AND my living room!

Riles assessing the damage

We interrupt this broadcast... it was not a test. There was a tornado warning for my town and I was driving right through it! Luckily I was very close to home but boy was it scary! I could barely see with the heavy rain and branches flying around. My husband yelled out when I got in the house that him and Riley were down cellar so I quickly joined them. After is was over we went outside to meet all the neighbors, assessing the damage. Tree's had fallen and branches everywhere. Three large branches, almost half the tree in our backyard had fallen and just missed the house! But the most damage was in the living room. It was like an F5 had hit, complete destruction! Toys all over, books and stuffed animals everywhere. It looked like the path had come from the dining room, what a disaster! And clean-up was hard because we had lost power but we managed to pick up all the pieces and get back on our feet. Crazy day for us but we made it through. We will never forget, the Bristol Tornado of 2010.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

That's a wrap!

the artist hard at work
the final product!

I love wrapping presents and I love making them special and unique! I went to my friends baby shower and wrapped the gift in kraft paper from the dollar store and had my daughter color it with crayons. I selected the colors for her to use so there was a theme and then I added some designs myself. I topped it off with a fabric diaper card. I saw someone do that somewhere and I thought it was such a cute idea!

Little Dose of Cuteness

These should put a smile on your face :)

Saturday, July 17, 2010


Antiques, freshly squeezed lemonade and this guy made our trip to Brimfield an awesome day! Need I say more?! Haha!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Studs or Duds?

On our way back from the Cape we came across this moving company on the Mass Turnpike called '2 Young Studs Moving' which I thought was brilliant! I mean who wouldn't hire these guys with a name like that! haha! It was a pretty clever name I must admit. Kinda silly but very memorable. And so of course as we had a good laugh we thought, we need to see just how studly these guys really are. At last we came face to face at the toll booth and can I say 'false advertising'! I mean they were not homely guys by any means but they were not STUDS, at least not in my book! But hey maybe they are great movers!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy Red White & Blue!!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Beach Babe!

We took our first family vacation to the Cape this summer. Riley had her 1st trip to the beach too!

she saying, "hmmm, what's this stuff on my hands"??