Wednesday, December 31, 2008
There is a thread at Studio Calico to post your favorite 10 layouts from 2008 on your blog. Heather challenged me to do it so here are mine in no particular order. If you listed yours, link me up. I would love to see them!
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Zachary's basketball season is in full swing and here is shot from one of last weeks games. This was a tournament. They made it into the championship game but lost to a very tough team. That would be my kid in blue in the middle of all those guys.
We also attended Zachary's Christmas band recital last week. He is in the 5th grade beginner band and plays the trumpet. I wish I could share a photo of him playing the trumpet but they all were sitting down and had the stands in front of them so you could not see any one's face. He did get up to introduce one of the three songs they performed.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Wanted to post some layouts I did with the November All Moments Remembers kit. Better late than never, right? As always, the kit was packed with goodies. I am really going to miss these kits! The pic is not the best on this first layout but wanted to use it anyway. You would think Disney photographers would do a better job. I will say the lighting was horrible inside the castle.
Ooops, sorry! I had to remove this LO for publication. It will be back soon!
Just one more week of school left for me and the boys and then we are on Christmas break! Yay! Zachary's basketball season is in full swing and the team is doing really well. Our weekends will be full of Bball until February. He is also performing in the band Christmas concert Tuesday night. Connor is busy with Cub Scouts and will start basketball in January.
I hope everyone has a great week! Now I must go wrap something.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping Paper
2. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial We always forgot to water our real tree!
3. When do you put up the tree? Thanksgiving weekend.
4. When do you take the tree down? January 1st
5. Do you like eggnog? Not at all!
6. Favorite gift received as a child? Barbie Townhouse
7. Hardest person to buy for? My dad
8. Easiest person to buy for? My mom
9. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes, under the tree
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Ugly sweater
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Christmas Vacation
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Early November
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? No
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Eggplant Parmigiana
16. Lights on the tree? yes...tons, all clear
17. Favorite Christmas song? All I want for Christmas by Mariah Carey
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Stay home....
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and Rudolph
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Neither. We have a vintage Santa.
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas morning
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? the crowds
23. Favorite ornament theme or color? Red, green and gold
24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? Our traditional Italian feast!
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? Nothing, I like to give, not receive.
26. Who is most likely to respond to this? I hope everyone!!
I am tagging anyone who would like to play along!
It sure it looking like Christmas as Ohio is seeing it first snowfall of the year! It is only 30 degrees!
Monday, November 10, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
One idea they suggest is to make a holiday planner. I decided to give it a whirl. I used a 7 Gypsies mini album that I have had for years but never used. I used some Scenic Route Sonoma, Collage Press Camden and some Making Memories Noteworthy for the cover, along with some Making Memories Christmas wordfetti from my stash.
Here's a close-up view. The numbers are American Crafts.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Saturday morning Connor had flag football. Round one of the playoffs. He is such a tough little guy. All summer long Connor and Zachary played football in our backyard with lots of boys in our neighborhood. All the boys, except for a few were older than Connor and I think that really helped him this year in flag. He was not afraid to block kids that were much bigger than him. Would you look at the look on his face. He plays the game with intensity. We ended up losing the game but we do get to play on Saturday for third place.
On Sunday, we made our annual visit to the pumpkin patch. We went back to Grobe Farms since we had such a great time there last year. They had tons of pumpkins! As usual, Zachary found his first and Connor can never decide. Zachary helped him and I think they both came home with the perfect pumpkins!
The fall weather has come to Ohio. The high today is a brisk 49 degrees. I have to say that I am loving the cool temps! It is breezy so our backyard is full of leaves. You know what that means? The boys said after school they are going to make big piles of leaves and jump in them. I will be there with my camera for sure!
Monday, October 20, 2008
Yep, that is me on my 21st birthday with my mom. Hard to believe that was 20 years ago!
We had a busy weekend with football and pumpkin patches! Yesterday, Eddie and I celebrated our 17th anniversary! Can you believe that! Happy Monday everyone!
Friday, October 17, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Here is a pic of the boys on the field during their game. After pizza they switched to kick ball.
I am happy to say that after two losses their flag team won their third game on Saturday. We came in third place and next weekend starts the playoffs. Hard to believe the season is almost over but don't worry, Zachary's basketball sign ups are Tuesday!
Lastly, wanted to share a layout of Connor on his first day of school this year. I just love this October Afternoon paper and finally got around to using it. Have a great week everyone!
Friday, October 10, 2008
Here is what we have on tap for today:
- Flu shots for the boys
- Haircuts for the boys
- need to buy the goody bags for Connor's party
- fill said goody bags
- take the boys to lunch ( I feel bad they have to get shots on their day off)
- Maybe a trip to the pumpkin patch
We are gearing up for Connor's 8th birthday party on Sunday. It is at an indoor football field where they can play football, soccer, dodge ball and kickball to their hearts content! It should be a blast. I will share pics for sure.
I got a bit of happy mail this week! I was contacted by an online magazine requesting to use one of my layouts for a monthly column on journaling! Boy, this made my day as this particular layout is one of my favorites! I will share the link when the issue comes out in November!
So, what manufacturer should you design for? Take this quiz and find out! Cyndi56 posted it on the AMR MB and we are having fun with it. Mine said KI Memories.
Don't forget that tomorrow is All Moments Remembered online crop from 4pm-12am est. As always there will be challenges, prizes and lots of fun. Our guest designer this month is Amanda Probst from Creating Keepsakes and she will be joining us on the boards to chat it up! Hope to see you there! Have a great weekend!
Saturday, October 4, 2008
The add-on, Fireflies is just as gorgeous! I am in love with those Jenni Bowlin mini bingo cards!
If you would like to see a list of the contents for the main and add-on go here! It just so happens to be the new AMR blog! Look for cool things to come from the DT including our projects with the kits debuting on October 11! And don't forget to join us on the message board for our online crop on October 11 4-12am est. as well. We always have tons of fun, challenges and prizes! Hope to see you there.
Monday, September 29, 2008
We are in the midst of flag football season around here. Our team is doing great! We are 2-1 and the boys are learning and more importantly having fun. I wish I had some pics to share but I suck at taking sports photos so most of them didn't turn out. I will try again next Saturday!
Wanted to share a layout that I did a while ago and never got to post. It is about my two BFF's Nicole and Erika. I was thrilled when it was requested my Memory Makers for their idea book, Fabulous Friendships. I love that stamp and that American Crafts paper that the flowers are cut from it one of my all time favs!
Also, I wanted to thank everyone for their kind words and prayers for both of my friend's families. It means so much. Have a great week!
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Last Sunday, NE Ohio was experiencing the remnants of Hurricane Ike and took the life of my friends little boy. He was riding his bike, on his way home and a branch of a tree in front of his house fell on him. He was 12. I just don't know how they can bear this?
Please, pray for these families. They need it so much. And one more thing, please tell your loved ones just how much you love them everyday. You just never know.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Just wanted to share some Chatterbox projects made with mostly Eclectique. I love this fresh and funky line! This is a layout of Connor. Just love that toothless smile.
This is a mini I made of Zachary. It is 10 things about him at 10 years old. If you would like to see the all the pages you can check it out here.
Make sure to check out Heather's blog today. She is supposed to reveal another surprise!
We sure have been getting some relief from last weeks heatwave. It is feeling like fall is just around the corner. Have a great day!
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Well I made it through the first week of preschool! The children in my class are wonderful! So sweet and smart! I love working with kids this age. They are too young to know how to talk back. LOL!
I was tagged with this blog award by my BFF Nicole Harper and Amber ( a new friend I am getting to know through the AMR MB)recently and wanted to say a big thank you to both of them! I love both of their blogs too!
Here are the rules:
(1) The winner can put the logo on their blog.
(2) Link the person you received your award from.
(3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
(4) Put links of those on yours.
(5) Leave a message on the blogs you’ve nominated.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
The fabulously talented and new MM Master Vee Jennings is giving away an AMR September kit on her blog. Make sure you go and visit and leave a comment for your chance to win!
We had a pretty quiet weekend. We went to see our local High school football game Friday night and Nicole and Erika came over Saturday night to scrapbook. Always a fun time with those two! Sunday and Monday were spent hanging out at home listening to the sounds of the entire neighborhood playing in my backyard! Have a great week!