Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Gavin's 1st day of Preschool

I used stardust to do this page also. I will start showing the last paper pack which is unforgettable next week. Gavin was so excited to start school. We decided not to enroll him until January this year and thanks to some awesome people at STL it was all possible. He is a different kid now that he is "all Big" and gets to have a backpack and bring homework home like his sister. This week he is making stone soup. It's all he's talked about since Friday. He had to bring some potatoes in. After the 20th time of him saying "is my potato in here?" the cuteness was over. Two kids have really caught his attention at school. He is always telling me how Niko made him some mail in the post office and how Lauren likes to sit by him at carpet time. I adore his teacher and the aids and am sad that I have to take a year off before Peyton is able to go.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Check me out!

Check out this blog post...does someone look familiar?

Saturday, March 14, 2009

So happy and So loved

I love Mikayla for all the obvious reasons a mother loves her daughter. What I love the most is her happiness. Let me say there is a lot of drama. There is a lot of crying fits. What I love is that the fits usually don't last long. Mikayla is very good at shaking it off. She stops her crying, dusts herself off and finds something else to make her happy. I love that she doesn't dwell on things for long. (well sometimes I think it might do her better to dwell a little longer or maybe she should just think about her actions. Like not lying to Mom when I saw her do it with my own eyes!) Let me be clear, there are times when it is impossible for her to let things go. It's typically something silly too! For the most part she shrugs and moves on. What a girl, so unlike her mother, I am sure this will help her as she goes through life.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Reach for the Stars!

Need I say more. Fun, playful and easy. I cut the stars from the scrap paper I had with one of my layouts. The blue and green paper is just the front and back of some scraps I had from the layout as well. I love making cards with the scraps. I always see it as a challenge and I also don't end up with even more scraps in my stash.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Boldt Castle

Here is another page that I showed and now have added photos. We were lucky enough to be invited to a wedding at this beautiful castle. The story behind it is beautiful and touching. If you ever get the chance or want to visit this glamours place I would highly recommend it. Check out all the details here. I was able to hide the whole story in a tab behind the pictures. I put little facts all around the page. I'm a little sad because the pictures do not give this layout justice. It is a really romantic feeling layout and I think that is lost.


I showed this page before without pictures. I loved the page then. Now that I added the pictures to it I am even more pleased. I don't think that I could have come up with anything more fitting. From colors to content I think the page showcases what I wanted it to and it really has the taste and feel I was going for.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

What a dud!

I admit it. I have an addiction to milk duds. I just love their chewy, gooey goodness. For the sake of my figure which is in pretty shabby condition after three children I only buy a box of them once in a great while. Sitting down and scrapping a few pages and chowing on milk duds is a favorite time consumer for me. So you can imagine my shock when I walked into my kitchen and found this little monster covered in my yummies! Instead of getting all stressy over it (like the first time Mikayla destroyed a roll of toilet paper) I sucked it up and grabbed my camera and enjoyed the entertainment! This page will be a constant reminder that life is better when it funny and not stressy!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Mission Completed.

So included in my scrap happy weekend was not only fun business class but also lots of creative time! We did so many fun projects and one of those projects was lead by none other then Jeanette herself! I'll show you that project a little later because it was filled with tons of useful stamping techniques, which of course I want to share with all of you! So instead I'll be sharing some of the pages I completed. Completed...doesn't that word just make your heart skip a beat. I've got a stack...I mean a stack of pages that need just one more thing on them. It's a lonely group of pages. Sitting there, so unloved, needing a final touch (or a picture) so they can finally be placed in that coveted album. They are out right by my bedroom door. Staring at me every time I walk in and out. I try to rush pass them in the morning. Thinking to myself, I have so much more to do. Plus fresh ideas enter my head daily and I want to work on those ones...not old ones that have been sitting there for months...or years...yup that one hurts. Someday I'll go through and stamp out titles, add brads or FINALLY print out the perfect pictures. I could not let this happen to my cherished pages I made at Regionals. It would be an insult to the wonderful girls that worked so hard to make sure that I did it right, got it done and embellished like a pro! Pages. Check. Pictures. Check. Journaling. Check. Mission COMPLETED!