Sunday, July 21, 2013

Ummmm Wow. 2 year break from family blogging.

Oh I am such a lazy blogger. 2 whole years without posting.

So.... here's the latest update from our little or not so little family.

Paige is about to start highschool...

Rhys is a 3rd grader and still loves being outside..ALL.THE.TIME.

Big boy Sam starts VPK (4 year old classes) next month and loves the idea of going to school.

Caleb has found a love of reading this summer. He worked his way through all of the Percy Jackson books in about a week and a half.

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Lafayette Blue Springs State Park

We love Florida state parks and the cabins that you can rent inside of the parks. Last month we spent a weekend at Lafayette Blue Springs state park. I think this has been our favorite state park by far! It was not crowded at all! Actually, we usually had the place to ourselves until after lunch.

Paige playing in the Suwanee River.

Rhys playing in the spring water.

Lafayette Blue Spring

Caleb swimming around where the spring meets the river.

Sam might need a smaller set of swim trunks!

Graduation Goodies!

Graduation Goodies!
Had a great time today celebrating my friend's graduation. In honor of her big day I wanted to bring something special. It's REALLY REALLY hard to find graduation ideas/food/goodies that aren't for high school graduates. Then I found this on Bakerella.

So here's my version of her really cute idea.

She suggested putting the Reese's cups in the fridge for a little while so they would peel evenly. That didn't help me. I think it might be more of the luck of the draw on if the bag you purchased has been beat up. I choose Ghiradelli chocolates that had a filling. In hindsight, that probably wasn't the best idea. A few of them were busted when I started unwrapping them. To hold the goodies up, I purchased some Styrofoam and spray painted in black. Actually I came running home from Walmart and sort of threw it at my husband with a quick "Here paint this before you leave for teeball while I frantically run around the house" comment.

I melted Bakers chocolate and dipped the lollipop stick in it before putting them in the Reese's cup. It helps to take a toothpick and make the hole ahead of time. If you try to use the lollipop stick, you will smoosh it. ( Not that it happened to me or anything, I'm just guessing.)
Airhead sour belts provided the tassles and sprinkles from the cake decorating section became buttons.
A little more melted chocolate to hold it together and there you have it!

A few small notes...
1. You will need to chill them between most steps so that the Baker's chocolate hardens.
2. If you are using different flavors of Ghiradelli, consider using different color "tassles" to tell the difference.
3.Take your time, I was in a rush and they got a little sloppy.

Friday, May 06, 2011

March 2011 ( yes, I'm posting this in May)

A few new pictures from me...

Rhys learned it is far better to catch a baseball with a glove than your face.
I love this picture of Clif & Paige. it was a quick snap shot and I cut his hand off in the picture but I don't care. :)

Caleb LOVES being catcher.

This is what happens when Momma tries to get a quick picture of the boys before work on St Patrick's Day. Can you guess who woke up grumpy?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A few blog updates

I didn't realize it had been so long since I last posted. Whoops... but really, if you know me, you know I'm a horrible blogger. hahaha
Christmas 2010

Sammy- "Who you calling Turkey?"

Paige competing @ Nationals with AYC.

Rhys-y Piece-y

Monday, August 16, 2010

1st day of school

First Day of School
When Caleb was starting Kindergarten we decided to start a Craven Family tradition. We decided to go out for breakfast on the first day of school. This is our 3rd year doing this.
This is Sam's first year doing this, last year he was a few hours away from being born. Can you tell how much he enjoyed it?

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Married 10 years......

June 11th was our 10th/12th anniversary. 12 years since we started dating, 10 years since we said I do. Clif and I took a day trip up to St Simon's Island in GA to just have some fun and relax. Lunch at Barbara Jeans, a trip to the lighthouse, Christ Church and wrapped it up with Ft Fredericka.

The following pictures are in no particular order...