Thursday, October 29, 2009

Sister Love & P. Diddy's Hat

Look who came in town a few weeks ago!

My youngest sister Maggie!
She had a weekend off so she flew in from Michigan.

And guess who surprised her at the airport?

Her boyfriend Austin!

And soon after getting to mom and dad's house, they hijacked my camera.

Maggie and I posing

My mom and dad
(who are renovating their entire living room if you can tell from the photos)
had some of our family over for Chili & Family Fun.

And by family fun, I mean OUR FAMILY fun.

(It's quite a bit different from most families typical get together)

We do things such as....

Our dad trying to hoist his 21 year old daughter up
to grab a fun hat for a picture.

Finally they had lift off.

And she got it!

*The story behind the hats....
My dad got me and my three sisters all fun, cool cat,
hats last year for Christmas.

A few weeks ago he made several comments about how he hasn't seen
any of us wearing the hats he gave us.

Me and my sisters plotted to all wear them to our
party when Maggie came in town.

Adie forgot.....
Maggie couldn't find hers......
Double Boo.

So, to complete our "four sister matching hat look,"
we needed to grab a couple similar ones down from my mom's
stash of antique hats that used to be her Grandpas.

Thus, the hoisting.

And the result:

A cute sister shot in our hats from dad.
(With a few stand-in hats)

While Maggie was grabbing at hats,
she pulled a special one down along with the others.
P. Diddy's hat.

My sister Haley then reenacted "the catch"

P. Diddy threw this white hat into the crowd at a radio station multiple artist concert years ago.
Haley boxed out, jumped up super high, and caught this beauty.

I watched it happen several rows in front of me.

I was so impressed and proud of my sister!

My mom put on Diddy's hat for a "Mom & Daughters" shot

Then my dad tried it on for a "Father & Daughters" shot

What a fun night with my CRAZY family!

I love them all so much!

Gracie had so much fun giggling with Grandpa while still recovering from her hospital stay.

To me, there is nothing more important in this world than FAMILY.

I am so thankful for the FUN & CRAZY one that I get to call MY OWN.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

And The Winners Are....

Thanks to Random.Org:
Comment #7 & #20!
Chelle & Kaylan!!

Congrats to you both and please let me know which piece you would like!
Thank you to all of you who participated in the fun.
I love my all blog followers & friends so much!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Fabulous Fun Fall Photos

Our view these fun fall days is not too shabby.
For this reason, I do love fall.
(Second to Summer)

Here's our view from our family's new best friend on warm nights:
Mr. Trampoline.
Beautiful right?
The colors look FAKE.

Our house backs up to a huge wooded area.
No one behind us for MILES.
Just the way I like it.

Sophie showing me her famous front roll.

Mia, some sort of flip

And Steve, who knows?!

Even Booty Cat came out to play with us
during our TRAMPOLINE party.

Mia loves her so much.

Another fun fall photo.
Had to capture our view out our living room
before it's gone.
The leaves are already starting to fall.
So depressing.

My Mia reading to Sophie.
Her new favorite thing to do now that
she's a big girl Kindergartner reader and all :)

Another new fun fall event:
Dance Class.
Soph all ready to roll.

How cute are they sitting together.

Steve went for "watch night" which they have once a month.
*Notice Sophie's tap shoes are on backwards?
I would have noticed and corrected this...
but Steve is still learning about "dance attire."

Posing at Nana & Papa's HALLOWEEN BASH!
They are sporting their fun Dish Towel Dresses I made them!

Sophie roasting her marshmallow.
Smoke in the eyes.

They love S'mores almost as much as their Momma!
Happy Fall Everyone!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Free Jewelry Anyone?

Yes please!
I am pretty sure this is illegal in most regards to lia sophia,
(a super fun line of jewelry I sell when I have TIME)
but I have been SO busy and unable to host any parties lately!
Therefore, I have a HUGE box of goodies I have yet to wear.

I am excited to host a fun giveaway to all my FUN Followers & Friends as a
THANK YOU for taking time out of your busy life to read about my chaotic & crazy days.

What are you in the need for these days?

A Fun New Necklace?


A Funky Chunky Stretch Bracelet Perhaps?

Maybe A Fun "Appletini" Ring?

*I will pick one (maybe more!) winner(s) next Wednesday, October 28th! *

How to enter:
1.) Leave me a STELLAR comment & tell me which is your favorite piece!
2.) Blog about my giveaway & attach your link.
3.) Tweet about my fun giveaway!
4.) Follow my CRAZY blog
5.) Pass along something you no longer use to someone who may be in need, or just need a "pick me up" surprise of something new to them!

If you don't happen to win, and would still like some FUN lia sophia jewelry, let me know! I have a HUGE monster box of goodies I am looking to clean out!

Thank you for playing & good luck!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Kreativ Blogger Award

Thanks to my new friend, Heather (maker of the cutest jewelry!) for nominating me for a Kreativ Blogger award!

Here are the rules:
1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people may not know.
5. Nominate Kreativ Bloggers.
6. Post links to the blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they’ve been nominated

7 Things You Might Not Know About Me:

1.) I am 5 feet 11 inches tall. Love being tall, but not taller than EVERYONE when I enter a room. I get asked "How tall are you, anyway?" about 50 times every time I go out.

2.) I have 3 sisters, and LOVE it. Two are twins, Adie and Haley and they are now 27. I am the oldest, 30. And the youngest, Maggie, is 21. Maggie and I call ourselves the "other twins."

3.) My dad played professional baseball. He got drafted in the second round right out of high school. SO STELLAR. Now he gives hitting lessons, even to my girls, on a weekly basis. My mom was a TRAMPOLINIST in high school. Don't be jealous... this is where me and my sisters inherited our trampoline skills :)

4.) My maiden name is VIEFHAUS. That is where the HAUS in Haus of Girls comes from. Very German family background.

5.) I played Softball, Basketball and Track throughout high school. HORRIFIC at Basketball even though I am almost 6 feet tall! Got a softball scholarship to Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and loved every minute of it. Guess who joined me there my senior year? My twin sisters Adie & Haley! So excited I got to play with them again, just like we did in high school. Our lineup was one, two , three HAUS!

6.) After college, I worked as a Private Investigator for five years. I saw the craziest, most unbelievable stuff. I loved it. We followed cheating husbands & wives, served divorce papers, followed the people who filed worker's compensation claims, took pictures of vehicle accident sites, background checks and so much more. It was such a great job, but it had crazy hours at times. Going from two children to three got a little too hectic so now I am home with my crazy girls!

7.) I can somewhat speak German. I took FIVE years of it through Middle & High School. Me and my sisters would always talk to each other in German and annoy my mom. We used to do it the grocery stores also, when we were younger, and trick other shoppers into thinking we were foreigners. Oh the memories.....
Now, I'm nominating:
HaleyV6 (my sis!)





Thanks again for this award Heather!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Our Annual October Weekend of Bliss

Every second Sunday in October.

This is when my entire family,
and our husbands' families,
and our friends
all get together in the cute little town of

Augusta is filled with:
antique shops,
rolling hills of trees changing color,
pumpkin patches,
family history.
My great-grandfather (my mom's grandpa) & family grew up there.
My dad's father & family grew up there.
What a small world.

All I know is that I wish I grew up there.


My girls posed in the field next to the playground after we ate
The. Yummiest. Meal. Known. To. Man.
The Sausage Supper.
Pork Sausage, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Applesauce, Bread & Dessert!
All. You. Can. Eat.

Every Second Sunday in October.

Sophie modeling for me.

Momma & Gracie.

My girls by a haystack in the field looking cute in their new matching peasant tops.

(Got these for our family photos I want to get taken this fall and thought,
why not rock them in Augusta too?)

Love them!

Sophie swinging away.

See way up on that hill?
That was the winery we spent the day at after the Sausage Supper.
So beautiful.

One of our tables.
We rented an entire section on the deck.
Heated deck I might add,
because it was FRIGID.

The view from the deck.

Another shot of our view for the day.

For our musical enjoyment.
Some great singers.
Me and my sis Haley posing for a picture out on the deck.

We even SKYPED with Maggie from Michigan since she couldn't make it in for our annual family get together!

My mom and dad, in this pic, chatting with Maggie.

Daddy and Sophie pose on the deck.

Mia and I snuggling with our neighbors, Jargirl & Matthew.

Little Miss Gracie.

An (almost) family pic.

Gracie was napping away in the stroller.

The view as we exited the winery.

So beautiful!

There was even some beauty on the way home.

Sunset Snap.

While driving.



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