Sunday, September 20, 2009

almost time...

the decorations are we need our soldiers home:) not much longer. here are some quick shots of the decorations we made with plastic cups. the lighting wasn't great since i was shooting into the sun, but you get the idea.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

cricut contest

This is contest entry for those crazy folks at TodaysMama and Cricut.

Be sure to check out Cricut's cool new cartridges and the chance at $30,000 in travel for you and your friends at the Great Gypsy Escape site! Escape Meme

1. If you could escape to anywhere in the world where would it be? carribean

2. What song do you play when you are by yourself in the car? some by kelly clarkson

3. If you had a night to yourself, and money was no object, what would you do? scrap shop and then scrap!

4. What is your guilty pleasure? buying scrappy things

5. What is the farthest place you have traveled away from your home? korea

6. Last book that you couldn't put down? the wednesday letters

7. When you want to escape into another time, what movie do you watch? how to lose a guy in 10 days

8. What is your favorite local escape? anywhere quiet

9. How do you escape on a budget? plan for it

Best food you've ever had while on vacation. jerk chicken in guam (YUM)

Monday, September 14, 2009

little fishies

the kiddos thoroughly enjoyed swim lessons this summer and are getting ready to start them again. when i asked ella if she was a little fishy she said no, she was a mermaid. i agree:)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

09-09-09 the special birthday

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here is the dress she BEGGED me for...but i refused to buy it for her. then one day when she wasn't with me, i snuck out to the store, bought it, washed it and had it hanging in her doorway for her to see when her eyes opened this morning. she was very excited!

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these are the cupcake toppers for abby's birthday cupcakes for school. she loved them. she wanted a girly skull theme and i did find some party supplies, but nothing for the cupcakes, so i pulled out my cricut and made them. the scallop circle is from a punch i have, the skull is from the lifes a beach cart, the bow is from the paper dolls cart and then the eyes and the design on the bow are stickles.

all in all she had a great day, dressed like a princess, was sang lots of happy birthday songs, ate cake, and overall had a fabulous b-day.

and i just can't believe she is already 7. (sniff, sniff)...where did my baby go?

Sunday, September 6, 2009

what am i?

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do you know what this is? pretty cool pattern huh? i love bold patterns especially in black and white.

my kiddos start school this week and i am a little sad for summer to be ending and having them go off again. they sure drive me bonkers but we have had a great summer overall and i don't want to see it come to an end. such is life.

more summer recap pics to follow...

Friday, September 4, 2009

tag team terror

created this layout for a friend. these are her furbabies. this was also the 1st time i have used my sewing machine on a layout. i was a little crooked, but not bad for the 1st time.
we are gearing up for the start of school around here...just in case i am scarce in the coming weeks. lots to look forward to...birthdays and the big homecoming (finally)... so i will be around, some weeks more than others...

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

lies, hairy melons & weird kids

ok, got me...we didn't MOVE. that was one of our local castles that we went exploring thru. lots of fun still, gorgeous weather...and just a hint of fall in the air. (sniff, sniff, whine).

moving onto my real are some updated pics of my garden, mainly for my parents.

one small, hairy little melon...

and then after a little grew... now the question is whether it matures before the frost hits hard....

and lastly another goofy pic of my girls... while we were storming the castle.