Saturday, June 21, 2008

Countdown to getaway

I keep thinking I'm going to get around to making a real post but it really isn't going to happen. I've been trying to prepare this week for a two week vacation to my parent's house and replace the carpet in our living room with new flooring as well. Need I say more?? I also owe my sister Emm the answers to a tag. It will all have to wait till I get there and Ill put up pictures of our changes at home and the fun we are having. I really am looking forward to getting out of town for awhile.

'A vacation,... from my problems!?' (If you know what movie this line comes from and who said it leave a comment with your answer and Ill do a drawing for a souvenir giveaway from WA. for those who get it right.)

Wish me a sane trip .... I will be driving the 12 hours with my 4 darling daughters and Max. It should be interesting.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Last week...

I started water aerobics. I love it! I get a good workout without sweating and pain. It is at night so it is a workout that I look forward to as a nice way to relax at the end of the day. So after 3 days last week and watching my calories I'm 4 lbs down- WOOOHOOO!!!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Want something fun to do?

If you want something fun to do this summer with your family you should try 'Letterboxing'. This is a fun activity that we like to do. It is kind of like a treasure hunt.

You get to find hidden stamps that you stamp into a notebook to keep as a collection of where you have been. There are boxes all over the US and you have probably been near one and didn't even know it! Here's what you need:
- a small notebook, the thicker the paper the better.
- a stamp and ink pad. Something that represents who are or something. A lot of letterboxers make their own stamps. We have yet to venture into this, maybe this year?
- a fun nick-name for your family, we are the 'letter-tigers' I don't know why, our girls chose it.
- an adventurous spirit. Some of the clues are easy, some are hard, some are easy to find, some are really hard or missing. It's better to prepare to have fun if you find the box or not.
- a clue. Below is where to get your clues. When you find the box you stamp and sign your book with the stamp you find and record the when and where. Then you stamp the book in the box with your stamp and when and where you are from. It is fun to see all the other people.

To get started follow this LINK. It will take you a website to get clues and more info on this hobby. This summer we want to hide our first box. If you do it, post your adventure, we'd love to see what you find!
Happy Hunting!!!!