Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I truly am thankful for all that I have - i always look forward to this time of the year. Getting together with family and just being with one another. Its sad it takes a holiday to reflect that - i need to try harder to express that the whole year through. We are buzzing christmas around here already too - Dean hasn't allowed christmas decorations - but he hasn't turned off the christmas music or movies we've watched EVERYDAY this last week. So fun....... the kids are at the PERFECT age this year - even baylee keeps asking about Ho Ho Clause - thats what she calls him. So thanks to you all for being great friends too - we are lucky to have you!
Okay enough of the mushy stuff - i have some Layouts and a card to share. First off some Fancy Pants projects.

Then this fun layout i did all for myself - it was so fun. Love that colors went so well with the paper. This is baylee playing dress up with some hand me downs that we got from my friend bobbie!

Well - hope everyone has a fabulous holiday weekend. Enjoy your Thanksgiving. We are off on Saturday to Idaho to cut down our christmas tree - can't wait for that - its always so fun and the kids love it - hope its not too cold

Monday, November 17, 2008

Method Playground and a Happy Birthday!!

First - i want to invite everyone to come play in this weeks new challenge over at Method Playground! The challenge was to poke holes in your layout - using pin or sewing machine with no thread. I used a pin to make the grid for my pictures and then around my clouds. The pictures are from the Walk for Cysic Fibrosis this year. I used this months kit from Studio Calico for this layout.

Then i just wanted to wish my mom a HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY yesterday!! she looks like my sister doesn't she. I love her so much and am grateful for all she does for me. We went over last night and celebrated. I couldn't post the picture with my sister in it cuz my moms eyes were shut! Here are all the grandkids except Bridger (karies youngest) helping grandma blow out the candles!

Well - we are taking the boys to the Jazz game tonight - so i need to go get things ready. Hope everyone has a great day! Thanks for stopping by.

I'm secretly going to see the midnight premier of "Twilight" on thursday - can't wait to see how the movie will compare to the books - not that i'm an expert on books ( I hate reading actually) but some how got sucked into these ones. Cant wait!

Monday, November 10, 2008

more new Fancy Pants

well - back again from my little scrapping getaway. So much fun - i look forward to doing this with the girls twice a year. We watched 6 movies and scrapped our little hearts out. I finished 5 layouts - which seems to be the norm for me. Hard to scrap and watch movies and eat lots of junk at the same time. I did finish a layout using the other new release from FancY Pants called "Artic Chill" - the paper went perfect witht these cute snow pictures of Baylee.This is one of the very few Halloween layouts i've ever done - was published in the Fall issue of Scapbook and Cards Today.
So tonight we had family night. We went to see Mason's disasaur picture that he drew for a contest at the Dinasuar park - we got there right before it closed - he was so proud to see his picture hanging on the wall - not sure if he got a ribbon or placed - i was confused at how things were set up - but i was proud of him. Then we went and ate at Cafe Rio - yummy! Then we set off to find a bedroom set for Baylee. Its getting time to give up the crib - sad! And the boys need an extra dresser for there room - they are bursting at the seams. So they will get Baylee's dresser (my old one) and she got a new bedroom set - i wanted to get her white. I know the bed seems big for a 2 year old - but we went this route because we have a mattress and box springs upstairs hogging space in the toy room - just leaning up against the wall - i figured we might as well get her a full size bed - she will be able to keep this set for a long time - it seems very well built. I showed the whole set just so you can see how the panels on the dresser are interchangeable - they can be all different colors - all white like the picture or all one color. So fun. So we just got the bed frame and the tall dresser (not in main picture). Won't be here till December 10th - but can't wait to get her room together. This girly thing is really pretty fun!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

We're back!

I feel so out of it right now, i'm still trying to get back to reality. We've been home since late Saturday night but i'm still out of sorts. I just got my land legs back today. We had a great trip. DIsney puts on an amazing cruise. So much to do and see, the kids absolutley loved it - it was hard work for mom and dad - but worth it when you see the looks on your kids faces. Like they say - it was truley 'Magical'. I did find out that i am absolutley PETRIFIED of the Ocean - or maybe it was just the ship moving on the ocean. Had a few panic attacks - and don't think i will be cruising anytime soon - but all in all - it was FABULOUS!
This was the day before Halloween - thats when they celebrated on the ship. The kids got to trick-or-treat on the boat.
This is a view of the ship from Castaway Island (the disney Island) - it was so beautiful there - our best days were there (we got to visit twice). The boys actually got to get in and interact with the dolphins. They thought it was so great - i thought they might be a little scared (ecspecially after i freaked out and wouldnt get in) but they did so good - thanks to the Gary and Casey - i was proud of them.

Dean, Baylee and I in Cosmel right before we went in to do the dolphin thing.

Do you beleive my boys actually held these things. Mason did it first so Ethan got up the courage - it was so funny. I had to pay 10.00 to take these pictures - totally worth it though.

Baylee with Snow White - she was in aww of the princesses. She asked where they were every night before she went to bed. She loved them. Us on top of the ship before we left the port.
Now back to reality - i'm going scrapooking this weekend - so i need to get my stuff together - have to be prepared so i can get something accomplished. It will be a nice vacation (by myself) after a LONG vacation with the kiddos!