December 29, 2008

Project 365

Just a quick post before we leave town...
How many of you are planning on doing Project 365?

It's the latest Kit of the Month, available January 1 through Creating Keepsakes/Lisa Bearnson/Becky Higgins.
The concept behind it is that you preserve a piece of your life every day for a year.
Check out Becky's December 27 post for her description.
You can start any day, you just need to capture at least one thing each day, such as a photo, a receipt, just anything having to do with that day.
I started today, (yes, even though the kit doesn't go on sale 'till January 1) and am going to have my week go from Monday to Sunday. I think that will be easier for me since I'm used to the school and work week being Monday to Sunday.
Now the only catch...
I'll be at my inlaw's on the 1st when it goes on sale, and they only have dial-up since they live on the side of mountain, in the middle of nowhere. I'm hoping I can get it before it sells out!
Anyway, I think it will be a fun way to remember 2009.

Have a great New Year's Eve!

December 28, 2008


Here's a picture from Christmas morning.
Both the little kids were up early.
Both the big kids, not so much.
We had a wonderful day, Santa was very good to us all.
The festivities continued on into yesterday as I
celebrated my birthday.

It feels great to be 29. again. (ha-ha!)
Now were off to my inlaws up North to celebrate Christmas and New Years with them.
p.s. Here's a BIRTHDAY shout out to my buddy Scrapbook Joe.
His birthday is tomorrow, but I'll be out of town, so I gotta tell him today...
Happy 45th, I hope it's the best EVER!!
We need to get together to celebrate!!

December 25, 2008

~Twas the Night Before Christmas...

and the Gingerbread House has been built,

the Reindeer Food has been spread on the front lawn by an 8 year old that maybe still believes,

a cute little baby is ready for her First Christmas,

and from our house to yours,

and we wish you a very Merry Christmas!

December 21, 2008


I'm loving this cold weather we are having.
It really "feels" like Christmas is coming!
Here's a pic of Miss Gracie as we left for a walk today.

December 19, 2008

And the winner is...

.....MonicaLaPalmaCA. Congrats to you!
Please email me at with your address so I can send your package of goodies.

Thank you to everyone who left comments about
what you are looking forward to this Christmas.
Here at our house, we are looking forward to spending time together as a family.
The boys are all out of school now for winter break.
My in-law’s are coming down next week.
We are going to spend the days before New Years in Mammoth.
My middle son Austin is 19 today…Happy Birthday!
and my birthday is a week from tomorrow.
(I’ll be 29 ha-ha)
I love this time of year, lots of celebrating and just being together.

December 15, 2008

How About a RAK?? **Random Act of Kindness**

In the spirit of the Season, how about a RAK??
I'll draw a name on Friday evening at 10pm,
so you have until then to enter.
Just leave a comment about
"What You Are Looking Forward To
The Most This Holiday Season"

(be sure to leave your name!)

I've put together a little collection from my stash of some of my favorite Christmas scrapbooking goodies.
I'll mail it out to the winner on Saturday!
Happy Holidays!

December 13, 2008

~Girls Day Out

Gracie and I had a fun filed day of shopping, and lunch at Shenandoah Cafe with our friend Merle. Of course I had to do a layout about our girls day out!

December 11, 2008

~A layout to share!

This is one of the layouts I came up with yesterday.
I love this photo of Andrew holding Gracie.
I still can't believe my oldest is 21,
and my youngest is 4 weeks.

Another quick and easy layout
(that took less than 15 minutes), but hey, it's done!

December 10, 2008


Gracie and I are at home today. She is sitting in her bouncer next to me while I'm scrapbooking. We're having a great time!

December 7, 2008

~Time Flies

Wow what a week it's been!
I'm not sure what has kept us so busy, but it seems like just yesterday was Thanksgiving. Boy how time flies.
In between all the busyness this week, I found a few minutes to come up with these layouts. Super simple, but I think the days of 1 hour layouts are gone for awhile :) When Miss Gracie calls, the scrapbookin' has to stop, so right now it's print the photos, grab some cute paper and be done with the layout.
I'm almost caught up on Tucker's school album though, so I can't complain!
Speaking of Tucker...
Yesterday was his 8th birthday.
He wanted to go to the LA Zoo, so we took him and a friend, and had a great time.
I can't believe my baby boy is 8.
Wasn't he just 3 weeks old like Gracie is right now??
Yep, time flies.