Tuesday, June 03, 2008

We went to a Twins Game this weekend! The kids love going to games! I got some pretty cute pictures!

and one more just cuz its cute, I'm not sure if they were telling secrets or if Ciaara was kissing her brother. lol
In other news around here Tball starts today, soccer wraps up this week. School is done on Thursday. Its a busy week!! :D

Sunday, May 11, 2008

I know, I know....I am bad at this blogging thing. I tried to update a few times during the week but kept getting side tracked.

First and Foremost Happy Mother's Day to all you mommies out there!! Nate and the kids got me a pocket camera, I've been wanting one for awhile now, I LOVE my canon its just a little big and bulky to carry around. I miss some great photo opportunities by not having it with me so I am thrilled to have gotten this: They also got me new 2 gig memory cards (one for each camera) and the movie PS I Love You. They let me sleep in and gave me lots of love all day. We were going to plant my flower garden today also but the people at the garden store said to wait because its supposed to freeze tonight and the ground is too cold.

This has been and will be our life for the next few weeks..........SOCCER!!

The kids love playing and its so fun to watch them. They both have got goals in games! This year for Noah is more "official" they have referees and line judges and everything.

Last week there was a mama bear and three cubs up in a tree down the street, it was the talk of the town. People were driving down the street all day to look at them.

No other news really to talk about, I did get some mojo back and have a few layouts to share but I'll save them for next time. I hope you all had a WONDERFUL weekend and very happy Mother's Day!!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Mojo is Missing!

Sigh, do you think taking pictures like this and not having any mojo to scrap are related?


Monday, April 07, 2008

Happy Birthday Ciaara!!!

She is SIX years old!! I can't believe it!! Six years ago today I was holding a baby girl in my arms and was so happy....so happy when Noah came in with Nate's parents to meet his baby sister for the first time. I can't believe how fast time goes, I don't know how six years just flew by!

Here she is at Six years old; Beautiful, Smart, Independent, Silly and Sweet!

I'm headed to her school at noon today with birthday treats and I always let the kids pick their birthday supper and she wants KFC so we will be going to get that after school! On Saturday we had a party at home for her! My mom and step-dad came down, Nate's dad and Grandma and my sister, BIL and my niece's were here! It was a beautiful day-- about 60 degrees!! The kids played out side and we all spent some of the day outside!

She got more presents then she needed and she got MONEY and a lot of it!! She had a great day!
Here are some pictures of her party!

She doesn't like birthday cakes, she likes cupcakes so I had to put all her candles in the cupcake :)
I will make her some goodies tonight too (brownies) and she still has presents from us to open!
She will have another busy day!
Happy Birthday Ciaara, my little princess, I love you very much :D

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

I got the Blahs!

Do you ever just get the blahs? You don't feel overly happy or overly sad, you just feel blah? Thats how I feel right now. I am so sick of winter and I think that is part of the problem, I can't wait til I don't have to bundle the kids up for school, I can't wait until I can walk outside without a jacket. and did I tell its supossed to snow again? :sigh:

The kids have spring fever, they won't settle down in the house. They are just wild. I just soooo need for spring to come!!!

On a happier note, I found this Fiskars Punch at Target last weekend!! I have been waiting for it to come out and was soooo happy I found it!

And I already used it on a layout!!! Its a must have and I know people are having a hard time finding it :(

Anyways, I hope my week cheers up a little, and I hope you all have a wonderful week :D
Take care!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Worst Mom Award!

If there was such a thing as the worst mom award, I may have gotten it yesterday. Yesterday was a stressful day. lol I got the kids from school and they started fighting in the car on the way home (sigh). Well as the night went on they just would not settle down, between fighting and chasing each other all over the house and screaming and fighting I was at my wits end. So after asking them to stop what seemed like a hundred times I yelled at them and put them in a time out in their rooms.

Well Ciaara comes out and hands me this note: "I stil love you wen you yul" or I still love you when you yell in case you don't understand 5 year old spelling :) Could I have felt like a worse mom? I didn't let it show of course and explained that I love her when I yell and I love her when shes naughty but I'm trying to teach her the right way. (and how cute is that note and her spelling! lol)

On a lighter note here is my layout for Sketch This #46!

And a couple other layouts I've been meaning to share!
It was almost 50 degrees here yesterday and that felt WONDERFUL, I hope it stays warmer and we get rid of more snow!! I hope spring is peeking through!
Happy Wednesday, thanks for stopping by :D

Sunday, March 02, 2008


I spent the weekend scrapping with my friends at Scrapfreak. Scrapfreak celebrated their FIRST birthday with a BIRTHDAY BASH CROP! There was so many inspiring challenges and and games, I got all of this done:

This layout based on a sketch by Cherie at Sketches R Us:

A super cute album made out of a file folder!

A mini accordion album:

This cards challenge was for it to be interactive, so I made a shaker box out of the flower:

This card was based on a sketch by Tamara at Sketches! {by Tamara}:

This layout was to use the Freak Colors: Pink, Green, Black and Orange:

On top of these great projects inspired by Team Freak---I won at Bingo on Friday night and get to pick a paper line from the store AND I was also the GRAND PRIZE WINNER and won a 50 DOLLAR gift card to the Scrapfreak Store, I am SOOO EXCITED!!!
Thanks Monica and the rest of the girls at Scrapfreak---You all ROCK :D
PS..........if you haven't checked out Scrapfreak yet, stop on by and join in all the fun!!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Sketch This 45! I LOVED this sketch! We are going to start doing the sketches/layouts bi-weekly so Check out the site every other week for a new sketch! This is one of my favorite layouts right now-- I just love the picture! This layout was also based on a Janelle Richmond sketch.

We had a nice weekend. We went and saw our new nephew and he is precious! The kids held him and just loved it! We shopped a little and got Nate his new work clothes he needed!
I got just a few items at Archivers.
Ciaara has been home sick the last 2 days from school, she has a fever around 100 degrees and has a bad cough. So I've been busy taking care of and entertaining her.
I've been scrapping a little and have some more layouts to share. I'm hoping that will force me to post again this week, stay tuned :D

Thursday, February 14, 2008

WOW!!! I'm a winner!

WOW, Check out what I won yesterday!!! I was looking at the Making Memories Blog the last few days and they were having a contests and I kept missing them by a few minutes.
I got home from getting the kids from school and the blog was up on my computer so I refreshed and it said email now for a change to win (include a phone number) and I got the call!

Oh My Goodness, I screamed and cryed a little and was so excited I was talking fast and was out of breath---- I hope they could understand me I was going 90 miles minute! lol The kids thought I was completely crazy lol

I never win anything so this was such a lift for me, things have been so crazy busy here that it just made my day, week, year!!! lol

You can see the announcement HERE!

We aren't doing much today, I haven't even got the kids a present yet. I didn't send out my Valentine cards yesterday I just plain forgot. :sigh:

Anyways Have a WONDERFUL Valentines Day!!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Wow, its Febuary 6th! Valentines day is right around the corner. I have no idea what to get Nate--we don't go all out to get each other stuff but I do like to get him a little something or make him something, any ideas?

We have all been sick off and on, darn cold being passed around and around the house.

Things at work at so busy for Nate with the switchover, I am still helping with the bookkeeping stuff. The bookkeeper goes back to the dr today, lets cross our fingers that she gets the okay to come back this week!!!

Stop by Sketch This and see Sketch #43--This is the layout I made with it! Play along and let me see your layout :)

Thanks for stopping by, I'll try and visit you all today! :D

Thursday, January 31, 2008

WOW What a week!! Monday there was no school it was the end of the quarter. Luckily for us we were all home when Nate got the call at work that his Brother and Wife had their baby boy!! His name is Nicholas and he is just precious!! The kids LOVE that they have a baby cousin!

Wednesday School was canceled on Wednesday due to the severe cold weather, it was 20 below zero with a wind chill of 50 below (so it felt like 50 below zero!!!) It was CRAZY! And to think on Monday it was 45 degrees!

This is the layout I did for Sketch This #42-- Check out the sketch HERE!! Love the way this turned out and I'm so glad I took a picture of Ciaaras hockey skates. I haven't been able to get a photo of Noahs yet!

I've been squeezing in a couple other projects, I got this layout done and a couple Valentines cards.
The Journaling on this one reads:
Mommy: “I love you Noah ”
Noah: “I love you more ”
Mommy: “Impossible”
Noah: “I love you Mommy”
Mommy: “I love you more ”
Noah: “Impossible”
One of these versions is said
every night beforebed.
Maybe we shouldjust call it a tie
I love you buddy

My sister turned 30 years old today-- My litlle sister is 30! YIKES, where does the time go!
We are headed up north tomorrow go out and celebrate with her, should be a good time!!
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

When I think of Winter pages, I think of White and Blue but I thought outside the box on this one and used the colors in her winter outfit. I think it turned out cute!

This layout is for Sketch This #41. I sooo love these sketches!! Anyone want to play along?

If you do show me your layout! :)

Ciaara has been sick with a cold for the last couple weeks so I finally brought her to the Doctor on Monday, I just thought enough is enough. The Dr agreed that it had been long enough and put her on some meds and she is doing so much better. She isn't coughing much at all and she can finally breathe again.

The bad news...... I think Noah is getting it :sigh:

Nothing else to report, I got a new Scrapbooks Etc in the mail today so I am off to cuddle up and read it. Have I mentioned that its been barely above zero in days! I am so over winter!!

Stay warm everyone and have a great weekend!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Ummm yeah...sometimes I forget to blog, I will think about it and then forget or open the window and just don't have anything to say. Sometimes I have a lot to say but start typing it up and then just go off track! lol

I don't have much to say today....My mom and older sister came down to visit on Thursday and Friday. That's fun, I love seeing them and staying up late with my sister. I've still been working off and on for Nate, and I have alot to catch up on this week.

It has been so cold, miserably cold. Its not even above zero today :( I keep dreaming of spring and so can't wait for it to be here.

We've had the kids up on skates the last few weeks and they are doing great, they got rid of the triangle last week and was trying it on their own. I can't find my skates so I haven't gone out with them but Daddy has!

Sketch this #40 was up on Tuesday. This was the layout I did for it.

I know I need to visit many of you and I promise I will! :D
Have a great Day! :D

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Sketch This #39

Here it is!! My 5th boy layout of the year, I did this one for Sketch This #39!! It was great to get back on track scrapping and I was thrilled to get my first sketch of the year!
Stop by Sketch This and if you use the sketch let us know, we'd love to see your work!!

Sunday, January 06, 2008

New Year/Boy Layouts?!!

WOW, its 2008!! Where does the time go? I can remember like it was yesterday partying it up on the turn of the century! I can remember how worried everyone was about computers and such making the switch to 2000 and now here we are 8 years later!

We rang in the new year at home with Nate's dad and had a great night! The kids even made it til 1:00 in the morning. We played games and they did a toast with us at midnight with apple juice, Noah said it was one of his best nights ever.

I've done 5 layouts this new year and all of them have been with pictures of Noah!! YIKES! lol
I find girl layouts way easier so maybe I am turning over a new leaf in 2008!

There is 4 of them and the 5th one will be up on Tuesday!
Thank all of you that stop by still and stopped by in 2007, I appreciate you all looking at my stuff and reading my ramblings! :) Happy New Year!!