i (heart) weekends.

…but then who doesn’t?!

This past weekend was tiring, but everybody had a blast. Well, except for Gloria who had to work 15-18 hours a day through the holiday weekend.

For the holiday, we had a BBQ in celebration of Independence Day. On top of that, one of my parents’ friends was celebrating a birthday, so lots of people were in and out of the house. Maui and Hilo did not seem to mind the company; they got tons of love all weekend. …and when the sun went down, fireworks at our annual FOTL was super entertaining.

One of my contributions: Festive Rice Krispy Treats!

One of my contributions to the celebration: Festive Rice Krispy Treats!

My little cousin (RIGHT) met some new friends.

My little cousin (RIGHT) met some new friends at the party.

Maui and Hilo felt bad that Gloria had to work LOOOONG days, so they kept her company.

Maui and Hilo felt bad that Gloria had to work LOOOONG days, so they made her eat lunch.

Maui: 4th of July means loud noises I dont like. Hilo: Is it time to eat yet?!

Maui: "4th of July means loud pops I don't like". Hilo: "Is it time to eat yet?!"



2nd Annual FOTL :)

The 2nd Annual FOTL - Picture(s) Courtesy from yours truly.

I have no idea what he is doing.

I have no idea what he is doing.

Our annual FOTL show as a family!

Our annual FOTL show as a family!

Yesterday morning, I was assigned to “sister duty”. Sean, my little brother, dragged me to our parents’ rental house in Sacramento. Sean and his friends are now going to be living in that house, so he asked me to come check out their pad. I was supposed to help fold his clothes and put them in his drawers; unfortunately, I didn’t get to it. Sorry, Sean! Instead, the dogs and I just roamed around like a bunch of troublemakers. 🙂

I dont want to help, so Im going to sit here and look cute.

"I don't want to help. I'm gonna sit and look cute."

Hilo: Instead of cleaning, Im going to hang out with you!

Hilo: "Instead of cleaning, I'm going to hang out with you!"

Afterwards, we went swimming at my parents’ other house in Roseville. My uncle rents out this house now, so we were able to hang out there. I grew up in this house, so it brought back a lot of memories. We all had a great time hanging out with the exception of Hilo falling into the pool. Good thing we saw it happen; otherwise, he would have drowned. He did a great job keeping afloat in the water though. Suprisingly, he still wanted to play in the pool after the incident, so we started to teach him how to swim.

For those with pets: Be careful when your pets are by the pool. I have heard so many horror stories about drowning pets. They seriously are like children, and you have to keep your eyes on them.

I really want to learn how to swim. Please teach me.

"I want to learn how to swim. Please teach me."

How to beat the heat - jump in the pool!

How to beat the heat - jump in the pool!

What rascals!

What rascals!

Khiara is learning how to swim.

Khiara is learning how to swim.

My little cousin and I hanging out after our swim.

My little cousin and I hanging out after our swim.

Here’s one using the latest Basic Grey – June Bug line! Isn’t it cute?! I cut out the doggies. 🙂

…and I finished two layouts at the crop last Wednesday. Suprising, huh?





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20 responses to “i (heart) weekends.

  1. Amazing los! I love the june bug line. Also those photos are great and the ones of the the fur babies’s fur-bottom had me lol! Cute photo though.

    To answer your questions. The 2 brown puppies are jack russell mix with a golden retiver(sp?). The blk and the blk and wht are basset hound mix. I couldnt tell you want the daddy was. But our jack russell mix momma took the basset hound mix pups as her own, caus eour hound wasnt taking care of them. I also love the aquaruim, despite my toe toes getting step on. It was very beautiful and our kids had so much fun. I live 4 hrs away,but it really depends on traffic.

  2. I have no idea what I am doing in that picture either, but my shirt and that firework match quite well.

    Back to watching Lost.

  3. Love all the pics….and those bars look so yummy!!!!!! Love the LO’s!!! Your talent is amazing…..those little rascals are soooo adorable!!! Thanks for the sweet comments that you leave me…..I so appreciate them!!!! Have a great day!!!!

  4. I totally thought of YOU when I saw that new Basic Grey line. I knew you “needed” that doggie paper & that’s perfect that you cut out the dogs… love the word bubbles, too! Adorable LO’s & that sushi paper must’ve been one of your SIS purchases (PLUS a little Nikki Sivils on there, too! 🙂

    Great photos from the weekend… ♥ your fireworks photos! Your cousin is an absolute doll…

    PS. Why so many hours for Gloria? Paging Dr. Gloria… ?

  5. your layouts are always sooo effing cute sarah. seriously. you’re amazing, and oh so inspiring. i’m scrapbooking the minute i get home.

  6. Michelle

    loving all of those photos!!!! i always love to see your adventures with your friends and family.

    love those layouts too!

  7. Sounds like you had a fun Fourth! Love the LO’s–you always use such fun, bright colors! Keep up the rockin’ work!

  8. wow i love all your pics! so fun to look at! It looks like you had a fabulous holiday weekend! 🙂 love your new layout too, that junebug line is just perfect for you!

  9. Just showed my little girl, Samantha the photos of your fur babies and now she wants to go swimming with Hilo! 🙂

  10. First of all: Congrats with winning Dreamgirls!!!!!
    I LOVE your layouts with the June Bug line, those doggies are soooo funny!
    Thanks so much for your lovely words on my blog!

  11. Julie

    Love the photos and your comments…toooooo funny! Love the lo’s too….And thanks for your support and thoughts yesterday from our robbery…it TRULY means a lot to me….love u! :):):):):)

  12. Lovely pages you made and your pics are so beautiful. I love to watch them.
    Love, Isolde

  13. Lovin’ your photos and layouts :):) Thank you for visiting me. All 3 papers on that layout are of Prima. I bought their paper pad called “The Sasha paper Collection” at Michaels last month.

  14. krismakes

    Hi Sarah Belated happy 4th! Glad to hear that Hilo was ok – do they make arm floaties for dogs? Looks like you had a fab w/e, lend a thought to me sitting over here freezing my butt off!
    Hey I did a LO inspired by your work – it’s up on my blog, let me know what you think. I had fun doing it as it was really different for me to mix things up.
    Kris xox

  15. hi Sarah. thanks for the sweet comments. those rice treats look so yummy. and i love all your layouts. very nice! looks like you and your family had a great time celebrating Independence Day. 🙂

  16. gloria

    Congrats on dream girls sarah! Love the layouts and the 4th of July. Work is crazy… are these 14 hr days ever going to end?

    (to deanna: Hahah. No, not Dr.gloria. If that was the case I would never ever be home.)

  17. Your 4th celebration looks like fun. We had lots of rain, so we baked chicken and worked on the house.

    Poor Gloria! Good thing that the pups have her best interest in mind. 🙂

  18. this post is packed full of goodness! First, those rice crispy treats look amazing…and now I am hungry…! I have heard a lot of people talk about their dogs falling in the water. The myth that all dogs know how to swim is just that – a myth! Glad little Hilo is okay! Love the pic of the doggie tails and the last one of you and your cousin is great!

  19. love your photos! what a wonderful family Sarah.. And the layouts, wow girl.. you’re on FIRE!

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