Friday, December 28, 2007

sick again........

will post when i can muster up the energy...........hope you all had a Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


So we had Deans family party on Monday night and Santa always comes to the party. Baylee has been loving pictures of Santa and the docorations - she even says "ho ho ho" - but when she saw him in real life it was a different story -she seriously lost it. Arms and legs kicking, hitting - whatever she could do to no be on his lap. She put on a pretty good show for everyone!

I can't beleive I am actually sharing these pictures with you - but i just had to show you why i needed a new scraproom - there aren't even any closets in my office - so pretty much everything is in piles or on the floor (no wonder i havn't scrapped in 3 weeks!). Anyways - i had to take pictures before i start cleaning it out - we have a few guys coming to give us bids tomorrow so i better get going - but i'm ready for a beautiful room that will get my creative juices flowing. Dean still thinks it will be a mess but I swear i will take better care of it and I swear the rest of my house does not look like this! LOL! So here it is..................

On the health front - all my kids are healthy now (Knock on wood) but beleive it or not, since Monday night I have had huge hives all over my body - so i went into the dr. today and he gave me a steriod - I have no idea what i am having a reaction to but it SUCKS! Better me than my kids though. I can handle this........

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

checked out.........

of the scrapping world for a bit. I don't know what the heck it is right now - if its because i'm still sick, my office is a mess or the christmas hustle and bustle has gotten me overwhelmed or because Baylee was barfing again this week and now Ethan is. But wow - talk about being frustrated. Luckily I have 2 new kits coming from The Shaker Box this week - hopefully that brings the mojo back - because January 1 i'm having my scraproom totally DONE - i'm so excited - New cabinets and countertops - the works. I can't wait - i think it will help me get my groove back but that means no scrapping or computer for a few weeks. I will share pictures of the before and after - your going to die when you see my office now - its a disaster.
Monday was Ethan's birthday - he was so cute - he kept saying "so i'm 5 RIGHT NOW". He couldn't grasp it. He had fun, a friend party, then grandmas and grandpas later. That's it for now -still trying to take care of Ethan and Baylee is sleeping so I need to take advantage of that.........and i know Ethan needs a haircut (don't make fun). Poor kid has a mop - but he was sick the night of his appt. so i had to cancel.

This is Baylee after she puked. She just laid on the couch..............poor thing.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Piggy Tales........

So i entered my fall Delight layout of Ethan in a Contest over at Piggy Tales - I don't even remember if i won anything or if my layout just goes up in there online gallery but I won. Here is thier blog entry . Pretty cool.
Just wanted to share some more christmas decor pictures and my christmas card i created with an easy easy card kit (with lots of different options) from Shabby Princess . She has so many cute kits. SOme times i wish i was digital but i could never give up my paper and glue. So here is this years card.........

Went to TiaPan this year and got the big green balls and the big red Jingle bellThis thing has 12 strands of lights and lights up my entire living room but we love it!

Going to go rest some more - still trying to kick this cold!

Monday, December 3, 2007

a bunch of sicko's

we have been so sick around here and i'm so tired of it. Baylee has Pnuemonia (Sp?), Ethan and Mason both have a cough and cold and yesterday i woke up with the FLU. So i'm so tired of it........we just can't get healthy. But needless to say we did finish decorating the house after a few fiascos - getting the lights on the tree only to find half of them don't work ( i swear i tried them before i put them on). Me electricuting myself (in my mouth). I'm not even going to tell you what i did because really i deserved it after thinking about what i did. And right now a week later the lights have shorted out again (the entire tree). But i'm over it - i'm sick and right now i just don't care!! Here are some cute pics of the kids after decorating the tree.

and a layout i did over the last week for me myself and I - no challenges, no DT requirements - just for me and it felt great! This is Mason and i at his preschool Tea Party - so fun!

I will post more pictures in the next few days of the tree and other decor around the house. Right now - i'm off to lay on the couch for a while!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Tree adventure....

Well we went to Idaho last friday with a crew of friends and family to cut down our Christmas Tree - its an anual tradition. We love it! My parents were gracious enough to take the baby for the day so she didn't freeze. We left at 8:00 5 trucks and trailers with 4 wheelers and rhinos - but not even an hour into the drive - deans dads truck broke down - we thought he could fix it - hurried and changed out the fuel filter and it broke down again - so they ended up turning around and going home and we cut thier tree down for them (the best one of the bunch)! The kids had a ball - eating and climbing around in the snow - riding on the 4 wheelers and hunting down that perfect tree. It was REALLY cold - the high was maybe 35 so we had a few complaints here and there but for the most part it was alot of fun and we have the perfect tree! Here are a few pictures from the trip.......

Our Cute Little family - without Baylee
Mason and Ethan Ethan decorating his own little tree with weeds Bobbie and Casey's girls - Josie and Kate Mason eating the snow Jed - My nephew (this kid didn't stop the entire day - full of energy)

Now tonight we get to decorate the tree for family night..................

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

a few more layouts...........

did the one little word challenge again and Pencil Lines again - love the umph these blog challenges give me. I wish i had more time - there are million challenges over at The Shaker Box that i just can't keep up - but they sure keep the wheels turning! The Word challenges was 'Full' and with this last weekend - i was truly just Full of HOPE so i created this layout about Ethan fighting Cystic Fibrosis!

now i'm just dying to get my November kit from The Shaker Box so I can get busy with it. Much more to come.......

And since i never got around to posting a picture of the kids together on Halloween - thought i would leave you with that! We have a ninja, a ladybug and OBI WAN! Goodnight!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Taste of Salt Lake

was a huge success on Saturday night. There were so many people there supporting Cystic Fibrosis - alot of GREAT food and silent auction items. In the end they raised a little over 100,000! I was a little disappointed that they didnt play the movie with Ethan in it - only because it would of hit home to alot more people - they played the clip from ESPN on Boomer Aiseson ( i don't know how to spell his name) - his son Gunnar has CF and they played a clip about him. It was still good - but the other would have been better - i'm going to try and upload it so you can see it here. We will see - i dont know a thing about computers!
This is Dean and I
This is parents - my dads eyes are always closed I was pretty happy with half way open.

This Katie and Geramy - good friends of ours

My brother in-law Joe and his wife Stephanie (he spent way too much money) - but it was for a good cause! Bobbie and Casey - Dean's cousin and his wife.

I was so great to have such a support system - it wasn't cheap to attend this event and I just wanted to say thanks and I love you guys.

Besides raising all of that money - i had a dang cool exprerience - you'll never guess who i met!! The funniest part is that my husband is the one who recognized her - it was Lisa Bearnson and her family(if you don't know who that is (my family)- she is the founding editor of CK magazine). I almost couldn't do it - but i introduced myself to her - i had been in an article in one of their special issues for a crop that i did for CF a few years ago - they put a picture of Ethan and I and did an article about it - sooooo i introduced myself - i wanted to know why she was there!! She didn't know anyone with CF - just knew a board member - CK bought 2 tables (not cheap) and brought friends to attend. ALso during the live auction her husband donated a substantial amount of money to the foundation. I'm very impressed with her and her family - wow - she's amazing. So that topped off my night - she said to call her next time I did my crop for CF!! Well i have officially rambled way to much! Be back later - hopefully before the holliday - if not - Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 9, 2007

OLW and Method Playground Challenges

I did the challenge over at OLW again- love how the words just get my wheels turning - these pictures just were perfect for that word. And Ethan will delight in anything just because he can!

Also did this one last weekend and submitted it to the Method Playground Challenge - to 'Dress it UP' so i got out the chipboard (i have way to much) and went to town. This layout is sooooooooo simple but it seriously took me forever to make those darn flowers - just covered the chipboard with PP, buttons, ribbon and pen. This is seriously my favorite face she used to make when she was 10-12 months old.

I'm not going to put up a few of the ones i did because i submitted them - which brings up some fun news for me - I got an email yesterday from Scrapbook Trends for one of my layouts for thier Embellish It idea book. Its a good thing they have the idea books because they won't give me the time of day in their monthly mag - hahaha!

On a personal note - i'm home alone with Ethan and Baylee - Dean took Mason fishing for the weekend - and i have to say - he's dang lucky he did (take Mason i mean). He's been gone so much with the bishop thing and hunting and......... i could go on - but i won't. So Mason was pretty excited and i think they will have a great time. Baylee on the other hand has a double ear infection and is hurting pretty bad - she won't let me put her down - its so sad - hopefully the antiobiotic kicks in and she starts feeling better.

Next weekend we have the 'Taste of Salt Lake' - a fundraising event for Cystic Fibrosis. We bought a table for 10 and have some friends coming with us - i'm pretty excited. They have wonderful restaruants and silent auction items. This year my friend Carey who also has a son with Cystic Fibrosis, helped put the movie together for the event. I sent her pictures of Ethan and she said that he is all over in it. I can't wait see it and to spend a nice evening out dressed up (which i never d0) raising money for such a good cause.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Scrapping getaway

So i had my weekend getaway last weekend. Katie, Bobbie and I usually go to park city twice a year to crop with a HUGE group of women - tables are crammed, lighting is bad and its LOUD. We've done it for 3 years now and this year we decided to do something different - we rented a condo up in the mountains at Wolf Creek - it was sooooooooooooooo nice - it had recently been remodled. There were 2 king beds and a big flat screen TV in the living room. We just set up our lifetime tables in the living room and went to town. We were each in charge of a meal - we left friday at 2:00 and stayed till Saturday night around 10. We watched lots of chick flicks and ate lots of junk food and made a mess. It seriously was one of the best little trips i've been on. We laughed so hard and just had a ball. From left to right is Bobbie (who seriously can't keep her eyes open for a picture if her life depended on it - thats why she has a cheesy grin and isn't in any of the other pictures) - Me (no make up and all) Stephanie (my sister-in-law) and Kate (long time friend). This is where Katie and i Slept - we had a whole other living room down here. A big vanity area and a bathroom.
Me and Katie
Katie and Stephanie
I think we might even add an extra trip and make it 3 times a year - we had so much fun. I finished 5 layouts and will post them as soon as i get pictures of them.

Kids are still sick and i just i'm struggling with it. Baylee is so clingy right now - its hard - she literally wants to be held all day long and its driving me crazy. Hope she feels better soon. Dh and i actually went to dinner last night with the intentions of doing some christmas shopping afterwards and the babysitter called and said Mason barfed all over the place so we had to come home. He actually was just coughing so hard that he threw up - so luckily he doesn't have the flu. So i ended up ordering the kitchen that i wanted for Baylee online today - i dont have the patience to wait till the next time i don't have kids to go get it! This whole christmas thing gets to me - I JUST LOVE IT. Going to start on my Christmas cards soon! I even listened to christmas music in the car today - it was just baylee and i and i don't think she'll tell anyone. Love it.

Monday, October 29, 2007

i can't beleive it.....

I seriously can't beleive it - i've been jumping up and down like a mad woman - my kids think i'm crazy - so this morning i'm logging on the the computer knowing exactly where i'm going first - today they were anouncing the winner to the OLW blog challenge and i'm hoping maybe i might be on the slideshow for one of thier fav's - and what do you know I WON . Its the Beleive in Miracle layout that i posted below with Baylee in the hospital. Wow - i am so happy - more because now i have a Layout that expresses my feelings about that time in my life that i may not have had if it werent for the inspiration of that one little word 'beleive'. So thanks ladies who voted - i'm honored - and can't wait to play with that yummy new kit coming my way!

Next - well, i tried to be a photographer with my kids the other day. We kinda had a rough one because they were all sick - but i wan'ted to get it over with. I'm pretty happy with the individual pictures but didn't get a good group shot. I need to work on my editing skills in PSE - my poor sister in law Carol had to deal with me Saturday night with a million questions - and i still have a million more.... any one else think PSE is not a very user friendly editing program? I've had it for a few years and still don't feel comfortable with it.......... i need to take more time i guess - i dont have the patience!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Halloween fun

Just wanted to share a few pictures from our family Halloween Party last night. Mason and I are the only ones who got to go from our family - the kids have been pretty sick this last week and Baylee and Ethan just weren't well enough to go. And you can see that Mason just wasn't himself either. He was Obi Wan Kanobe (SP?) . And i know - i'm festive - i didn't dress up. I havn't had the energy taking care of 3 grumpy kids. This is Joe, Steph, Jed and Gage -
Steve and Brad trying to torture the little kids!
A dead woman that kent tried to make with a canteloupe!
Wendy and Jessie as a punk rocker
We had a great time, Rosalie goes all out and does a spook Alley, soup, pigs in blanket, apple cider and a Pinata - the kids loved it.

So i've been tagged by 3 people now Jane and Linda and Nicole Stark - the problem is i don't have anyone to tag that hasn't already been tagged - so I will answer the questions - but not sure i'll be tagging anyone.

So 7 random things about me that you might not know

1. Probably alot of you didn't know that I deer hunted - until you saw the post below a few days ago. Have been doing it since i was young and have shot more deer than my husband!

2. I can't sleep with my feet under the covers. Once they are warm - they poke out of the end of the bed. THis started after my second pregnancy - wierd!

3. I LOVE christmas time - and can't wait til November 1st so we can start listening to Christmas music and watching Christmas Movies. Dh put a halt on the decorations though until after Thanksgiving.

4. Dont like the cold weather - i really just don't go outside - i get more housework done and am way more motivated because i would rather be in my house!

5. I've had 6 surgeries - won't bore you with details - but 3 of them were C-sections!

6. I love photography - i'm trying to learn more about it (I keep bugging my poor SIL with questions).

7. Hmmmmmmmm what else - i know i know - i'm so interesting your wondering how i can't think of another thing to say about myself - lol! Okay - its not super interesting - but i am a total procrastinator - give me something to do - and i either forget - or i'm scrambling to do it last minute - that probably wasn't the smartest thing to indulge - but its TRUE. I've gotten to the point now - where if i write everything down i'm good - so 95% of the time it does get done.