Sunday, February 15, 2015

Disney Bound

We leave for Disney in four days!!!  Words cannot describe how excited I am to take the kids. I may have even packed yesterday

We are staying right outside Downtown disney and although we got a four day park hopper will probably only do magic kingdom and Hollywood studios. I hear you can spend days at each of those parks. 

I'm so excited to spend some quality family time at the most magical place on earth!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Weekend recap

And It has been forever since I last posted. I'm trying to make a habit to blog more frequently and figured I'd start with my weekend recap

Friday's I'm off so I use the day to clean, catch up on laundry and relax with the kids. This Friday I even squeezed my first run in two months in. It was amazing

Saturday the kids and I slept in and they spent the day playing with play dough and kinetic sand. Love things that will keep them occupied for hours. Saturday night I dropped the kids off at church for Parents night out. Since my husband is gone I went out with some friends. Shopping and dinner without kids was the perfect way to spend the night
And this view never gets old 

Sunday we for up and went to church. Then came home and I went for a run with the kids. Well they rode their scooters while I ran. So much easier than pushing a double stroller
And in keeping with my New Years Tradition I curled up with a good book. 
Loving this read so far

And I finally went and saw This movie
I made it through without crying! I thought it was very well done. Bradley cooper was amazing. 
I've read some reports where people think that the wife came across as negative but I disagree. When your spouse is always gone, in a war zone no less it's only normal that you wish things were different. 
All in all its a movie everyone must see

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

For all your Christmas Card needs-Use Minted!

It's that time of year again! The holiday music has started playing, the Christmas decorations are up at every store you go and  the Christmas movie marathon has begun on the hallmark channel. Toy catalog's have been mailed out and prepping for Christmas have officially begun. One of my favorite things to do in preparation for Christmas is to schedule a family picture session so we can have some new family photo's to put on our yearly Christmas card. Since we live so far away from our families I feel like Christmas cards are a way to connect with those we don't see on a daily basis. It's more than just a Christmas card. It's a way of keeping in touch with our family and friends and connecting with them. I love receiving cards from other's and I display them all around the house as part of our Christmas décor. I always keep a copy of our Christmas card as well and display our collection of cards from years passed. What a fun way to look back on family memories!

A few weeks ago I scheduled our family photo session and as I started planning our  session I also started trying to decide where to get my Christmas cards from this year. Then an email from Minted popped into my news feed and it was fate. A few friends had used Minted last year for their Christmas Cards and Birthday invitations and I was impressed by the quality. They have a great line of Holiday Photo Cards that can be totally customized by you. You can choose whether you want your card to have one photo on it or multiple. You can also choose the shape of the card, the quality or design of paper, the colors, etc. It's awesome. And you can choose a variety of cards, customize them and then receive a proof of your card before you officially order it. That option is perfect for indecisive people like me.

Here are some of my favorite designs I found while browsing the Minted site

This card design totally makes me want to plan Baby number 3 for a December arrival. This card would make the perfect Christmas card/baby announcement. Too cute
Santa for the Stork Holiday Photo Cards
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Painted With Joy Holiday Photo Cards
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Bright Snowflake Spirits Holiday Photo Cards
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Festive Reindeer Christmas Photo Cards
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A Family Affair Christmas Photo Cards
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Love Tree Christmas Photo Cards
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As you can see  I customized this card with pictures of my kiddo's. The caption on this card totally fits my kids!


 
Merry & Bright Hand Lettered Holiday Photo Cards
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I also love that there is a variety of options of Christian Christmas cards as well. Santa Claus,  reindeer and funny Christmas movies are a great addition to the season but we don't want to forget the real meaning of the season. This one I customized as well. Love it



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Christmas Pop Christmas Photo Cards

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Counting Blessings Christmas Photo Cards
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I love this card in lieu of a Christmas letter. What a great way to share and commemorate memories

Countdown List Christmas Photo Cards
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Book of Isaiah Christmas Photo Cards
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Santa's Little Helper Christmas Photo Cards

I could keep sharing all of my favorite's but I will let you go to the website and see all the cute options for yourself

On top of having cards to choose from they have party décor, personalized stationary, gifts  and planners to choose from! And don't forget their coupon codes. They had a holiday sale on cards going on that I noticed while browsing the site. Now I'm counting down the days until I get our pictures taken so I can order my Christmas cards from minted. At least I have a few weeks to narrow down my selection. This will prove to be difficult