Tuesday, October 30, 2007

it must come with age...

i never used to like fall as a child. maybe it was because i was back in school and the freedom of summer was over. but as an adult, i LOVE this time of year. i never really appreciated the beauty nature graces us with during this season, but the past few years, i have really embraced it. so here's to autumn and all its glory!

halloween is officially today, but has been over for us for a few days. the girls had fun trick-or-treating and dressing up...and thankfully weren't scared from all the freaky costumes out there! ella even learned to say "ding-dong, tick a teat"...haha! it was so cute! in fact she still says it! abby isn't thrilled that she has to wait another year to get to go out again, but will live i'm sure!

lots going on in the next couple weeks...ella's getting ready to be a whole year older! man, does the time fly! she is definitely practicing for her "terrible two's" lately! NO is her favorite word, and she is getting a little more physical...but then again, she has had to learn to defend herself from her sister...

and then the next big event is my baby brother is getting married (on ella's b-day). i'm so sad i can't be there for the wedding. it will be the only one i haven't been able to attend, but i am hoping to have a nice reunion with everyone when i return next summer.

well, better get back to cleaning the house! enjoy!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

meet our newest "bee"

we went to a "costume parade" at school today and everyone dressed up! so then i took advantage of the photo op! enjoy!


Wednesday, October 24, 2007

found mojo...

he was under some paper:) i haven't done anything scrappy related in almost 4 months...but last night, i created this cute little cardstock purse with 8 coordinating cards...and then today i gave it away as a birthday present:( but she loved it...so thats all that matters!
and then today i created another one (i'm really addicted) and it was just as cute! and then this afternoon, i gave that one away too (another birthday present)...so i think i can officially say i have my mojo back!!

too bad mojo can't help me clean up the ENORMOUS mess of scrappy supplies that line my counters and table right now! i was trying to organize stuff and then needed a change of pace...but the mess is still there! uugghh! why do i do this to myself??

enjoy the pics!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

mach 10 with my hair on fire!!

yep! thats me! thats what i feel like! thankfully today has been one of the FEW relaxing days where i didn't have to go anywhere...on the downside...that means i have to clean! yuck! so i'm blogging instead! haha!

we just found out we will be moving in the summer...so now i have to start downsizing stuff! double yuck! but cool that i will get to see my family and hopefully some friends along the way!

well, i'm not going to ramble...just wanted to update and post some pics! enjoy!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

been awhile...

well its been awhile since i updated this blog...lots going on...got over my illnesses during august, abby started kindergarten, my parents came for a visit and lots of traveling...so now i'm back and hopefully i can get back in the groove of updating this regularly.

abby is a month into school and has survived thus far. i think she has finally realized that i'm not giving in..she has to go. so now instead of tears, she waves good-bye and occasionally smiles from the bus in the morning. on a different note, i am developing a new relationship with ella which has been wonderful. we've never really had one on one time with each other for any significant amount of time, so this is a nice change. we are still going to playgroup a few times a week and we are getting ready to start a mommy-tot dance class. so i'm excited about that.

i also just agreed to help another mom start up a daisy girl scout troop here in the community we live in...so that is gonna completely fill up my already full schedule. but it should be fun and it gives abby and i some projects to work on too!

my photography "thing" for lack of a better word ( i refuse to say business, cause i don't really feel like i am in business yet:) is going well. i am quite booked for the month of october and have decided after much thought that after this month, i will be done photographing until 2008. i need to find a middle ground where editing photos doesn't take every waking minute, but also still be able to practice and get better and learn more as i go. i truly love photography, always have...now i just have to balance it with my life as a mom, and a wife.

well, thats a wrap for now. will include pics in the next one!