October 31, 2008

October 29, 2008


We got home late last night from Great-Grandpa Joe's funeral. It was a nice service, and a very enjoyable afternoon spending time with family and old friends.
After everyone had left, we spent some time walking around the farm. That was the hardest part, realizing it's the end of an era. There's a developer that has wanted the property for quite some time to build houses on, and since there really isn't anyone to live there now, it will probably be torn down in the near future. It's strange to think of this huge piece of land, that goes as far as the eye can see, full of houses someday.
We picked grapes, pomegranates and apples from the trees, sat on the old tractor one last time, told stories and just enjoyed being there as a family.
I took a ton of pictures and tried to capture some of the memories we all have of the 'ol farm.

**I went to the dr. today for a check-up. Gracie is doing fine, and growing quite well, that means I get to go back on Monday to check her size again. He's just making sure she doesn't get to that 9 lbs he is thinks she might be. Ugh!

October 24, 2008


I've been printing pictures this afternoon so I can go scrapbook tomorrow at my LSS. It will be my last time to go to a crop for awhile (only 23 days to go until my due date!) so I'm going to try and get caught up on Tucker's school pictures.
As I was looking through all the photo files in my computer, I came across this picture from this past March of Tucker running down Grandma and Grandpa's dirt road. I love it. He's running along without a care in the world.

We will be heading up to Grandma and Grandpa's again on Monday for my Mother-in-Law's Dad's funeral. I'm hoping to take more pictures like this one.
Pretty soon he will have a little sister following him down the dirt road. I can't wait!
Have a great weekend!

October 22, 2008

Stephanie's Blog

I "met" Stephanie earlier this year through the internet.
She is an awesome scrapbooker, and I love seeing all the fun things she makes.
She is also the wife to Jimmy, a soldier serving in Afghanistan.
Check out Stephanie's Blog post from October 22 that has a news report from the Today Show.
I don't know how she goes on knowing this is the danger Jimmy faces everyday.

October 20, 2008

I scrapped tonight!

A quick layout I did tonight. I should have scanned it instead of taking a picture...the color is off. Oh well.
I'm going to add this journaling tomorrow when I'm not so tired, and my handwriting isn't so sloppy:

When Tucker came home from
School today, I showed him the
ultrasound from my dr.'s
visit this morning.
He looked at it and said
“look mommy, Gracie has a halo.”
I had looked at that same picture
at least 10 times throughout the day
and all I saw was the dark oval of amniotic
fluid surrounding her head.
He looked at it for 2 seconds and saw a
halo. If we all could only see the world
through the eyes of a child, what an amazing
place it would be!

October 17, 2008


Today was my first day at home. It was so nice to just kick back and relax!
I ran a few errands, scrapbooked a little, ordered this sweet pink and green owl clock for my scrapbook room
(perfect clock for a scraproom right?? Yep, I'm up way too late, and a true Night Owl while in my own little oasis of a scrap room) and tonight I am taking Tucker to see a play while Daddy is working.
Here's to 30 more days of rest and relaxation!
(well, 30 if Baby Gracie is on time, but I would gladly give up the rest and relaxation to have her here a few weeks early!)

October 13, 2008

Counting Down

Today was the start of my last week at the store before baby Gracie arrives. Only 3 days to go. It seems like I've been counting the months, and the weeks forever, but today I think reality sat in as I was trying to tie up all the loose ends until I return. I know on Friday it will seem strange not to drive to Cerritos and open the store like I do every Monday-Friday. I'll be off a month before she's born, and I'm sure the time will fly by. I can't wait!

October 10, 2008

"Boo" Mini Book

Here's a few pages of the "Boo" Mini Book I'll be teaching on October 22 at Strictly Scrapbooking. I love the mummy on the front cover!! The class is from 6-8 pm, and we'll be having fun using papers from the NEW My Minds Eye Halloween Collection, a few goodies from the NEW Teresa Collins Halloween Collection, lots of ribbon, pipe cleaners, glitter alphabet stickers and a few surprises too! Stop by the store, or call to sign up...(562) 924-3345

October 8, 2008

7:33 a.m.

Today is National Walk to School Day, and Tucker's school is participating, so here's Tucker and Daddy as they start the 20 minute walk. I would have liked to have walked with them, but being 8 months pregnant would have added another 20 minutes to their walk, so I chose to stay behind and take pictures instead :)

October 3, 2008

Just One More Dress

The day after the amazing Baby Shower for Gracie (well, and me too!) Clayton and I went through all the beautifull clothes we received for her, (and all the fun things we had bought for her too!) and both vowed to not buy any more clothes, since she probably has enough right now to last her until she is two.
That was until I saw this.
Afterall, every little girl needs a Christmas dress!
I can't wait to see her in it.
Red satin, with the cutest little sparkly red sweater.
Don't you love it!