Wednesday, August 31, 2011


A few days ago I was able to complete one of my summertime goals... SHOOT A GUN! The sweet mister, my BIL Chase, and I drove up to where My FIL and MIL (father and mother in law) live. My FIL took out a few guns for us to go out and target shoot for a few hours. It was SO fun, and I felt pretty  B.A.!
The gun that the sweet mister is holding below is a REALLY old family heirloom that has been passed down to the McManus men for generations! It was probably the funnest one to shoot. The big ones (like the one I'm holding below) are a little too heavy and powerful for me to handle. Even (or especially) when I'm expecting the bang, I still jump!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Cardboard Ghost Town DIY

Helping out with the painting

How to make your own cute little cardboard town for little ones.
1. Get some giant boxes and start marking your doors, windows, and what not.
2. Cut everything out and score the hinge edge of the doors to make them easier to open.
3. Paint on all your signs, window frames, and what not.
...And enjoy!
SO easy and cute! xo

Monday, August 29, 2011

Life this week (according to cellphone pictures) #5

Wow, what a crazy, busy week! This barely skims the top of it, but here are a few random cell phone pictures. AND... I'm looking forward to another crazy, busy, but awesome week. My sister and BIL decided they probably won't be leaving to Texas until the fifth, but still aren't set on the date. They still have too much to get done before they leave. Which is Fine By Me because it just means a little more time that I have them here!

1. Community Garden
2. On my way to food shop for little bear's party
3. Birthday BOY!
4. Wearing Papa's safety glasses
5. Quadro-puss
6. New Flash for my cam
7. Visiting Papa's @ his new job
8. Brenna making the little bear laugh
9. Relaxing on the porch

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Little Buckaroo/Photo Overload

I'm so happy Little Bear's Party turned out really fun! I think he had a great time too! It was such a special day.
Sorry for all of the photos. It was hard to narrow it down to just these!