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Our Week in Pics (week 84) Oct 12th – 18th

We started the week celebrating Hubby’s Birthday and the girls had Nutcracker rehearsal!

We also had friends in town so we were crazy busy!

Lots of playing and learning for Shelby and we also had fun at the  cousin M’s Birthday party


Girl Scout Kaper Chart


I was really excited to be asked to make the Kaper Chart for Sarah’s Brownie troop! I put a lot of thought into what should be on the chart.

The middle I made a large flower and each petal has a job title. I used velcro dots so that the Leaders could swap the names each meeting. The back of each of the girl’s names also has velcro.

The right side includes both the Girl Scout Promise and The Girl Scout Law. This is a great way for the girls to always have it on hand during meetings. We also put the girls buddies on the chart.

rightsideThe left side of the Chart has a little envelope with all the girls names on one. This will allow the Leaders to add little sticks inside the pockets to keep track of girls who do good deeds, wear their full uniforms, bring back green folders and girls will be able to earn incentives.

left side


Materials I Used:

  • Large Tri-Fold Presentation Board
  •  Colored Card Stock (for envelopes)
  • 12 x 12 Scrapbook Papers (flower petals)
  • Velcro
  • Scrapbook Embellishments
  • ModPodge
  • printer/white printer paper/colored ink
  • 2″ scallop whole punch (I purchased mine on amazon)

I found the flower/bee/butterfly graphic online. I ModPodged all the papers down except for the envelopes. I figured that the leaders could put new sheets up over the Buddy List of the troop changes. Also the envelopes could be taken off easily and replaced with new names if needed.

I spent a total of 60 dollars on all items. If you have these things laying around then the only thing you would need to purchase is the presentation board which I found at Target for $9.99.

Our Week in Pics (week 83 – Oct. 5th – Oct. 11th)

We started this week off heading to Disneyland and having a blast. The rest of the week flew by way too fast.

Sam braided Shelby’s hair and it was way too cute!


Wordless Wednesday: Mickey Mouse


On Saturday we headed out to Disneyland. We decided to go walk through Mickey Mouse’s House not knowing we were going to walk right in and meet Mickey too!

Shelby ran right up to Mickey and hugged him.


We also saw Jake from Jake and the Neverland Pirates.


And at the Media event the girls got a kick out of Maleficent.


Our Week in Pics (week 82)

Just another busy week, we all were excited to start a new month!

Shelby has been saying a lot of new words:
go, eat, waves hello and goodbye and says “hi” and “bye”, Papa, Daddy, Mommy (unless she is mad then she says “MA”, Mantha (Samantha), no, yeah, pwese (please), tan-to (thank you),

Our week in pics (week 81)

Well this week started off with my 30th Birthday! YES I turned 30!!! We had a ton of fun with our friends and I wouldn’t have changed it for the world! I celebrated the day with some of my close girl friends and we had a blast.

Sarah went to her first USC Football game too!

The rest off the week I dealt with a sick baby. She wanted to be next to me, laying on me or touching me all…day…long… which means I got absolutely nothing done!


Our Week in Pics (week 80 – Sept. 14th-20th)

Another week that flew by because I was busy planning and baking and getting ready for my birthday! The BIG 3-0!!!

We did get out on the lake and jsut had a nice time all week.

The girls started Girl Scouts this week and they were both so excited for their first meetings!

I got a little early Birthday Present Surprise too!

Our Week in Pics (week 79 – Sept. 7th-13th)

The second week of September flew by in a blink of an eye. With school back in session and the girls at dance 3 days a week I realized I did not take very many photos of the kids this week.

Lots of playing and I was out running around all week.

We had a little Spa Party with our friends and it was a blast!

Wordless Wednesday: Shelby’s new GRIN

It’s so cheesy but I love it!!! We ask her to say cheese and this is what she does


Our week in pics (week 78 – Aug. 31st – Sept. 6th)

This week FLEW!!!! The girls had their second week of school and started dance! I unfortunately didn’t get photos of them before dance classes, but we are excited for a new year!

I finally got back to woring out 4 days a week, starting slow but will get where I ant to be.


Our week in pics (week 77 – Aug. 24th – 30th)

This week the kids started school and we just are trying to get back into the swing of school and our activities!

Sam started 5th grade and Sarah started 2nd grade. They both have great teachers and are excited for the new school year!

next week Ballet starts back up!

Our week in Pics (week 76 Aug 17th -23rd)

Last week we started if off with my brother’s beautiful wedding, then spending time with family in Texas.

SeaWorld San Antonio and then traveling back to California!

WHEW! We had one busy week that was a blast!

Our Week in Pics (week 75) Aug. 10th – Aug. 16th

On the 10th we were still in Nebraska at Johnson Lake. We woke up on the 11th and headed down to Kansas where we stayed in a really neat KOA in Wellington.

On the 12th, we had a much shorter drive and stopped to see the State Capitol in Oklahome, then headed South to Lake Arrowhead Texas!

We stayed in Wichita Falls for two days and we had a lot of fun, but we were all so excited about getting to Austin on Wednesday!

Wednesday night all the adults went out to downtown Austin an saw the Spazmatics. Thursday and Friday were all wedding prep days and spending time with my sister and the girls enjoyed spending time with their cousins.

Our Week in Pics (week 74) Aug. 3rd – Aug. 9th

wow, our first week of vacation was a blast! We started off with one last trip to the lake and then woke up at midnight on the 5th to head out to The Grand Canyon!

From the Grand Canyon we went to Four Corners. We camped at a nice site in Quartz Colorado. We woke up on the 6th and headed to Chatfield State Park which is about 30 minutes from Denver and stayed there for two days. We visited Denver and saw the State Capitol.

On the 8th we kept going North to South Dakota to see Mount Rushmore.

After Mount Rushmore we stayed in Nebraska for a few days including Johnson Lake where we had a campsite right on the lake.

States visited: California, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota and Nebraska!

Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas! – in 5 days #EpicRoadTrip

After camping and checking out Denver we continued to drive North up to see Mount Rushmore. We found different state parks to camp at. It was nice to see the different states and learn history on the state and see what they had to offer. It was such a beautiful drive too!