I have a BUSY couple of weeks ahead and I just had to share our weekend with you all!! =)
I live in McCook Nebraska which is in the southwest corner of the state!! I LOVE our little town~~but I grew up in Indianola!! A town of about 400 people and my family is a BIG part of that number!! =) We celebrate Old Settler's Day every year on the second saturday in August and have a parade along with a whole day of festivities!! Our family has had a float ever since I can remember!! My grandma started the tradition and it has just carried through. We all have our own little family floats now beings all of us would NEVER fit on one single float anymore, but it is still the same tradition. This year the theme was Best Little Town in the West~a Blast from the Past. So we decided we do a saloon and have the back of the pickup be a poker hall!! So we would have the Old and the New!! We went to several thrift stores and antique malls and found some FABULOUS costumes and the boys had cowboy outfits from halloween last year so it was PERFECT!! =) Then we went about making the decorations!! I made all of the signs using my Cricut and then we made some of the stuff by hand!! I must say we are a VERY CRAFTY FAMILY!! =)
Well here is how it turned out!! The best part~~WE WON FIRST PLACE In the FAMILY FLOAT CATEGORY!! =) Gotta LOVE the fact that all of our hard work paid off!!
I LOVE my FAMILY!! =)
THANKS for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)
Here are the pics from the AMAZING WEEKEND we had!! =)
Here's to a repeat!!
|Our cardboard Saloon!! I used the halloween lanterns |
to hang on the sides and we used fabric
for the curtains. Added a rocking horse out front
and the saloon doors and we were looking good.
|Beckett and I posing for some pics!! He wasn't wanting to stand still!! =)|
Well I didn't blame him the kids were having TONS of fun
and eating candy!! Pictures aren't near as fun as candy at 10:00 AM. =)
|Here we all are together!! My dad being goofy as usual!! =) |
My sister-in-law Kelly is on the far left,
Skyler, ME, my mom, Kylee holding Maelee and Britni!! =)
|We are all posing and decided to do a "FUN pose"!! Love Skyler's Kiss!!|
|This is my sister Kylee and her husband Brad with the |
4 month old Malee!! =) Her FIRST Famliy Float!! =)
I LOVED the cow outfit she found along
with the little bounet too cute!! =)
|This is the second youngest- my sister Britni and her husband Aaron |
with their kiddos Ashlin (6), Aubrey (4) and Kade(3).
What a cute little FAMILY!! =)
|OMG!! I LOVE this!! =)|
My dad is a BIG JOKER!! He is worse than any child
when it comes to letting you get a GOOD PICTURE!!
I don't think I have a SINGLE PIC from the day
with a plain smile!! =)
LOVE YOU MOM and DAD!! =)
|My BABY SIS Skyler and her boyfriend Bryson!! =)|
She just left for her 1st year of college yesterday!!
We are going to miss her, but I thing the kids will
miss her even MORE!! She is kinda the FUN ONE!!
|Here is the pickup decorated as the Poker Hall and you can see the guys |
in the backplaying cards!! We all HAVE AWESOME hubby's.
They always play along with us and dress up in WHATEVER
we tell them to wear!! LOVE YOU GUYS!! =)
|This was on the grill gusrd of the pickup to JAZZ up the front!! =)|
|This is the sign we had on both sides of the pickup!! |
I made it using cuts from the Cricut and then my mom drew the sign,
guns and banner and we cut them out.
I LOVED the it turned out!! =)
|I made this sign for the saloon. I used cuts from my cricut |
and I LOVE the way it came together!! =)
|This is a side view so you can see the 3-D view!!|
It's AWESOME!! =)
|Beckett was SO EXCITED!! He told his grandma that he had|
a place on his shelf above his bed for the trophy!! =)
She had to laugh because he had it ALL figured out!!
The trophy went home with g-ma & g-pa so they
could add to our other trophies!! =)