December 31, 2009
As 2009 draws to a close, I want to wish you all the best for 2010. Thank you to YOU, my loyal blog readers for taking the time to stop by and say hi. Thanks for the encouraging emails and kind words. I've enjoyed getting to "know" so many of you from all over the world.
Happy New Year, I can't wait to see what 2010 brings.
December 25, 2009
December 19, 2009
He's not blond anymore, (it's amazing how all 3 boys had such blond hair when they were little!) and he isn't that quiet and shy little boy either. He's all grown up, and makes me proud everyday to be his Mom.
Happy Birthday Buddy, I love you!
December 16, 2009
I was so worried what Gracie would do when she saw the guy in the big red suit. She wasn't afraid at all, in fact, she was so interested in him, she never would look at the camera or the group of us yelling and jumping up and down waving toys in the air to get her attention. She was completely awe struck. It was so sweet watching Santa talk to her, and then as he started telling her the story of "The Night Before Christmas" we all just watched as she listened to his every word. It turned out be the perfect Santa photo, and what I story I will have to tell her someday.
We had pictures taken of Tucker and Gracie together with Santa later this afternoon. She kind of reacted the same way, but I got a few good pics of them with him. Of course for some reason I can't access them off their website tonight, so those will have to wait until tomorrow to share.
Tonight we drove around looking a Christmas lights while sipping hot chocolate, so I can check that off the list.
I still have a few projects I need to finish, I still want to take the kids on a tour of the candy cane factory, and we still need to build our annual gingerbread house. Gotta get those done and checked off the list too!
December 9, 2009
I loved working with these papers and stickers from the new Family Heritage Collection. Such bright and colorful colors!
I took these photos at Thanksgiving. It was fun watching Grandpa and Daddy as they showed Tucker the fine art of skipping rocks : )
This is one of my all-time favorite pics of Tucker. Lots of journaling was needed for this layout to tell the story about how this photo was taken in the parking lot of a McDonalds. Yep, a cool backdrop, a cowboy hat, vest and a real pony makes it look like he was out on the ranch. I journaled the story on the back of the layout.
December 8, 2009
Here is a layout I did of Gracie using the Lapreal papers, stickers and ribbon. The pinks and browns are perfect for photos of my little princess.
Here's another layout also using Lapreal for a retro 70's page. Check out the puka shells and the wide lapels!
Thanks so much to AdornIt for thinking of me for their special online release. They are always so generous, and it's so much fun working with their products!
December 5, 2009
My 3 boys and my little princess.
The Birthday Boy!
Tucker's cakes that he decorated. One for the "Dark Side" with Darth Vader and the bad guys, and one with the good guys. He had such a great day!
December 4, 2009
This is to hang on his bedroom door.
And this is to hang on our front door to greet the guests.
I made both of these with 12x12 paper so they can go right into his birthday scrapbook.
He's so excited, and we are too!
**also, thanks for all your kind emails this past week. WOW! I've missed seeing all of you too at the store. I love being home with my kids, but miss the friendships I made through scrapbooking. You can still find me here on my blog, and I love hearing from all of you!
December 1, 2009
We went down to the lake that my inlaw's house overlooks so Grandpa and Daddy could show Tucker the fine art of skipping rocks. It was fun watching the 3 generations all trying to to see who could skip it the farthest.
Now that Gracie is walking, she got to walk on Grandpa and Grandma's dirt road for the first time. It's their own private road on the side of the mountain. 1/2 a mile of dirt and rocks to play in, and she loved it!Grandpa and Grandma walk out there almost everyday.We did some "Black Friday" shopping in a cute little nearby town called Exeter.This cute store is my new favorite place to shop! It was decorated for Christmas, and was beautiful!!
Now I finally have the suitcases unpacked, and the laundry done, so it's time for some scrapbooking!
Oh it was such a great trip, but it's always nice to be back home.
November 24, 2009
November 23, 2009
So doing what all good photographers do, I shooed the cat away.
Tucker thought it was funny.
Gracie, not so much.
So on our first day of Thanksgiving break, I have this picture.
I think she's still mad.
Off to enjoy the rest of our day ;)
November 15, 2009
Wow, how fast this year has gone.
Here's some pics of her party yesterday.
(as you can see, I had fun using my Cricut to make the cute pink and green party decor!)
She loved her pinata from her Auntie Jessica & Uncle John!
And just because you never have another First Birthday, she had to have her very own M&M's!
She knew she wanted (ok, I knew she wanted) a cupcake party from the time she was 2 months old, so I've been collecting anything and everything cupcake for quite some time, and even I found the perfect dress, it had a cupcake with a 1 on it!
This was the invitation that I made. I just took our address and phone # off to post it here : )
We had such a great time, it was the perfect day!