Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Awesome Father's Day gift Ideas, homemade and more

So Father's Day is just around the corner, Sunday to be exact and i have been searching for a fun idea to make for Jer for father's day, something Elias could help out with too. 
Thought i would share some of my finds, they all look super cute. Enjoy!

Here at simplekids they have some fun ideas.. i Love the D is for Dad card and making a whole fun day for father's day. I also love the photo shoot idea, dressing up like dad, so cute!
I also like the photo booth idea of going to the mall and getting some fun candids with the kids or having a family campout in the backyard.
Look-a-like photos of Dad, how cute would it be to dress up the kids someday like little dentists..haha
Here is a link to buy this card, but i thought how easy and cute it would be to just make it, check it out here

Here are some adorable ideas from living locurto, i love the "hero" package for dad of some of his fave treats. I also love the super cute "World's greatest Dad"labels from martha stewart, check out much much more ideas and all free printables here.  
I want to do this "Super Dad, Hero" Package.

cute cupcake topppers
And for those that may just want to buy something for your husband or dad, here our some cool gift ideas from there 2010 Father's Day Gift Guide, lots of ideas from coolmompicks.

And these adorable frames for dad from homeworks.

Oh and lastly i bought this keychain for Jeremy from the boys, there $$ for a keychain, but something different. It's from the vintage pearl and has the boys names going around the sides and "i love you" printed in the between their names, 
shhh don't tell him(hopefully he won't look on here before the big day)I think its super cute, hope he likes it. I know its too late to order this for Father's Day coming up, but i thought i would share anyways or future father's day ideas.

So go on ladies be creative and make something awesome for your husbands or dad, or get buying something fabulous. Either way they will think you rock even more when they see what you've done for them. Hope these ideas help!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Oh Sweet Arizona..

Well we went to Mesa, Arizona like 3 weeks ago and lets just say its was awesome! We went with our good friends, Jubbers, Jahns and Bakers. I guess it was kind of our celebration for Finally graduating from Dental school.. and yes i mean all of us.. don't get me wrong our husbands did the studying and dental work.. but we put in alot of work too. After being in school together for 7 years, (our whole marriage), it was time for some fun and fun we had. Justin's parents graciously let us stay in their amazing place.. and we enjoyed every minute.
The backyard was awesome.. wicked pool and patio, playground, trampoline and on and on. The house was amazing inside and yes i am retarted and didnt get any pictures inside.. everything was so beautiful, like the master bedroom and the hallways with rock everywhere.. amazing.
Also in between all the pool time with the kids, us ladies got to enjoy some awesome shopping, i mean i have never seen so much shopping.. it was crazy, but oh so fun. The guys also got to enjoy some much needed golf, they all said they were amazing, unlike any other courses they have ever played on.

the ladies.. 

my brave little guy.. loved this all day long.

okay how cute are they all in the tub after a long day in the sun..

On Sunday we were able to go to the newly dedicated Mesa, Arizona Temple. It was so beautiful, the grounds were awesome.. but we didnt stay too long because of the deathly hot day, i swear 5 minutes longer and we all would have had sun stroke..  

Elias and Lainey holding hands leaving the temple grounds.. so cute!
Off to the World Zoo and Aquarium.. this was alot of fun for the kids and really great for us too. So much to see, the aquarium was my favorite. I even touched a gross sting ray, Elias was loving them. Nixon was yelling as loud as could be at everything because he was so excited.. all in all great day.
all the kidlets lined up
love this, so typical of nixon yelling

log ride-Elias loved it and surprisingly it was fun
Adults only-time to Party

the guys boozing it up in the hot tub with orange creme pop

And lastly my 3 favorite photos of the kids enjoying their icecream.. SO CUTE!

Greta's face = priceless

All in all so much fun, good times, good friends and hopefully another trip down the road.