Thursday, August 25, 2011

Little Bit of Detail

I will be making cake pops for the first time for Mindy's baby shower. I'm super excited, I found great easy recipes, hopefully it will all go smoothly :)

My inspiration came from these:

Hopefully mine will turn out, stay tuned I'll be working on these Sept. 4th!!! :)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Crafting Again...

It has been a LONG time since I have sat down at my crafting desk and just created. Tonight I made Mindy's baby shower invitations, I love them and so does she :)

Each one is different, her theme is a tea party and fancy hat party. I'm having a lot of fun hunting down antique teapots and teacups!

My fun supplies.

A sample of the finished invites.

I love them and can't wait to share details of the party later :)

Thursday, August 18, 2011


My little princess has started preschool, she is going to Lily Pad and is super happy to be there. Her teachers name is Tammy and she is just wonderful :) I was expecting Bella to be a little timid and not wanting me to leave her on the first day, oh boy was I wrong!

She was so happy to be starting there and was very ready to say bye-bye to mommy. I was very proud of her for being such a big girl.

I just can't believe she is already the age she is, next year she will be going to kindergarten!!!! I love my little angel to pieces and am so proud of the loving, caring, independent little girl she has become.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Amazing - Josh Groban

Seeing Josh Groban in concert was wonderful, he truly has the most amazing voice and a suprisingly darkish, funny personality. We had a great time, but it was sad that my mom couldn't go with us :( He played on a smaller center stage and we were literally five seats away from him.

It Worked!

Thankfully my mom's lumps are absesses, which still sucks, but they aren't cancer! She had the big one by her groin lanced and drained yesterday, it was horrible :( But at least she is feeling better already!

Sadly my parents can't head up to Wisconsin for my Uncle Cyril and Aunt Georgia's 50th wedding anniversary party, my mom wouldn't be able to sit that long in the car :( We had thought we couldn't go either but thanks to Zach and Carley now I get to go at least. Kyle and Bella will be staying home and spending the weekend with Kyle's dad.

I'm sad they can't go with me, but it will still be fun. Life is just full of ups and downs, it has been one crazy week and since they can't go for the fun tomorrow I guess I will party it up being I have a designated driver, a hotel room, and only myself to take care of ;)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Positive Thoughts

Please send some positive thoughts and prayers this way. My mom is having a CT scan today on a large lump on her groin and also a lump in her abdomen. She will have the lump on her groin removed tomorrow, we are hoping and praying with all our might that neither lump is cancerous.

This was all very sudden, I'm still surprised it is happening at all. We had plans to go see Josh Groban tonight in Des Moines with Missy. We are still going but due to mom's surgery tomorrow we won't be going to the big antique barn in Des Moines searching for tea pots and tea cups. I'm glad my mom is still up for going at all though, she adores Josh Groban!

Crappy timing, well there is never good timing for something like this, but it just seems for my mom that things like this always happen when she has something fun planned. No matter what we will have a nice night, hopefully we will get some good news this afternoon.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Koch Reunion 2011

The first weekend in August is dedicated to the Koch reunion every year. Bella, Zach and I went with my dad and we all had a blast. I played in a water volleyball tournament with my cousins Ryan, Lukas, and Kyle, also with Zach and my brother John. We got 2nd, not too bad but we should have won! ;) It was so much fun having about 25 cheerleaders, even more fun hearing the surprised comments from family who didn't realize I actually play volleyball. They were shocked because, well hey, I can play some damn good volleyball :) The only downside was me forgetting to put on sunscreen and getting FRIED!

Bella had a wonderful time playing at the play ground and doing the fun kid games with McKayla. She won a tub of candy, that was very exciting for her! We even went on the hayride, Bella was very impressed by Uncle Louie's tractor, she thought is was so cool :)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Beyond Cute

I spent my weekend in Southern Illinois with two of my best girlfriends from high school Becca and Shalae. Shalae had her baby girl Turner Marie on June 28th so Becca and I took a road trip and went to visit. I will have many more pictures to share later.

BUT for now we took Turner for her first professional pictures on Saturday. I made a hat for her for the pictures, Shalae requested a gray hat with maroon detail. I did a cute little ruffle rim hat with a maroon ribbon. Here is the photo with the hat, can't wait to use it for my shop on Etsy :)