Tuesday, May 27, 2008

a little blogging break

we have been very busy the last week, but i have had no time to post about all of the fun things we've been doing! and i am still unable to do a full post of all the activities just yet because winkflash is having another flat-rate book sale! if you remember awhile back, i did a book of our sabbatical pictures and i had to take another blogging break back then. these deals are just way too good to pass up!

this time around it couldn't have come at a better time! as soon as i finished editing the photos from ross' graveside service mitch said, "you should put a book together for the barfuss family." i had also been thinking the same thing. that night, i looked in my email box and there was an email from winkflash telling me about the flat-rate sale ending may 30th! i couldn't believe it! i was so excited!

so, this is what we have been up to in between working on the book~~

*nani and lala have been morphing from cocoons into beautiful butterflies in their dance recitals:

*we've been planting some of these:

*while discovering this cute little guy in our flowerbed:

*the girls and i have enjoyed a bit of this:

*while mitch has been working on this:

(that is the back of our refrigerator in the middle of our kitchen)

*mitch is replacing the wood floor under our refrigerator with tile because our lovely kenmore piece of crap refrigerator from sears has been leaking! (we highly recommend staying away from both that store and that brand! but that is a whole separate story!)

*and because of this project i sadly have been unable to do any of this:

however, we did manage to get in a game of this:

and a couple of games of this:

and, of course, two games of this :

all before 2 am monday morning!!

so, i will tell you more once i have caught up on some sleep and i finish the winkflash book! oh, and i guess i should think about doing those dishes, or at least have the girls do them!


ashley said...

i have to go get me some of those winkflash books, thanks for sharing!

enjoy your break!

calibosmom said...

Kenmore + Sears= evil. Bestbuy + LG=happy! We love LOOT!

Melissa-Mc said...

I'm glad you have had fun amidst all this busy-ness. What a great idea for the book you are doing.

Malia said...

How fun!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the beautiful butterflies!!!! Remember Bugs life... "look at me i'm a beautiful butterfly!" he still looks like a fat catterpillar with idy bitty wings! haha

Erika said...

What fun!! I'm especially jealous of the horse back riding!!

Bridget said...

Oh, so sorry about the awful fridge. We have our fair share of nightmarish experiences there too. Don't stay away from the blogging world too long.

tutu lady said...

Mahina, did you forget that your mom never sets foot in a sears store since I was preg. with Kawika and they treated me so poorly? I guess I failed to get that sad fact across to my children. So sorry! Now you have to pay the price.

Mandy said...

The butterflies are the cutest little bugs I've ever seen! Thanks for the winkflash link what a great site!! Looks like your having lots of fun!!

Elizabeth said...

All I will say is that is the neatest stack of dirty dishes I have EVER seen.

Amanda said...

First, Elizabeth is totally right.

Great post, Mahina! You daughters are beautiful. I really need to get my daughter in dance. The flower is beautiful - is it an azalea bush? Also, a frog? How cool! I have only playing Settlers once...maybe I ought to ask for it for my birthday. Hmm.

Have a fun week, and don't stay away too long!

Dustin & Camila said...

Ha!! I won the second, 2am game of Settlers! Neener neener... (and no comments about being tired either)

I think that's the first time I've heard you say "crap"... (referring to the bit about the fridge). Made me chuckle.

aric & jess said...

I'm totally checking out winkflash. Thanks for the heads up!

Mahina said...

haha! that just shows you how much i really "hate" (another strong word) sears!

Stephanie said...

It's amazing to me how much fun can be had in so little time. And thanks for keeping us up to date on the deals from winkflash. Maybe someday I'll get around to actually making a book. The photos from the service were beautiful, by the way

Becca said...

Has your kitchen always been that blue color? I don't remember that. Good thig you have a handy husband, not everyone does you know.

Michal said...

i'm glad that in spite of the busy-ness you've still been able to fit in some great games. i love ticket to ride and settlers. i'll have to check out loot.
you are going to love that new floor. sorry you hate your fridge. i looked at that one--i guess it was a close call for me!:)

Lauren said...

Those dance pictures of your gorgeous girls are breathtaking! You are a great photographer!

Katie Smith said...

What a great idea to do a book for the Barfuss family. I'm sure they will love it.

I've never heard of the first two games you posted. We'll have to try those out seeing as we are always looking for some fun games to play!