Saturday, February 27, 2010

Photo Flip Card

This is for all my friends in Louisville! The direct tutorial for the Super Boy Album.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Good Scrappy Time

{Scraplifted from Studio Calico blog}

{Smooch spritz on it!}

{heritage picture of my aunt elaine-far right & aunt janet-second from right...look at the darling swimsuits!}
These are the layouts that I finished at my good friend's birthday party. I love a good party, especially a scrap party with fun friends and conversation...and gifts from the birthday girl. Yep, she is like gifts at her own party. Can't wait for her 'real' birthday...maybe we will get together again and create.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

I'm just bringin' stuff up...

This past weekend, we were driving home from an afternoon of fun and my son would not stop talking! Craig and I were so elated by all the 'stuff' he was sharing with us. About church highlights, his friends' birthday party from last weekend, The Lightning Thief movie, etc. Now this isn't a usual occurance with our pre-teen. Usually he just answers our questions with one-word answers, and nothing more. I was loving it....wishing he wouldn't stop. But then we pulled into the driveway and as he went to get out of the van he said...
I'm just bringin' stuff up...

Friday, February 12, 2010

Little Bird

This is one of my favorite songs from Peter Breinholt {Go to the songs on the right side of his website and search for Little Bird; but just fyi all his songs are G-O-O-D!}
I could make 1,000 scrapbook pages using his songs as inspiration.
And one of the techniques I learned at Spark from Kelly McCaleb
Love it

Love Shack

During the busyness of the holidays, we didn't get to decorate our gingerbread house. So, a few weeks ago I bought some Valentine candy and this is what the kids created! I kind of like it better than with the Christmas candy and it makes for a different activity during this season of love.
{See those BIG cinnamon hearts? I got those right here in the QCA at Hyvee. They are made by Sweet's Candy Company in SLC, UT. I little piece of home right here....did I say I love them? I am only telling you about them now because I have a stockpile here!}

Monday, February 1, 2010


This post is for posterity! {And the grandparents...}

Ella is obsessed this month with a book that she reads with her dad every night. It is all about the body. One night it is the bones, another the heart and the blood. She loves having her hair 'the same as Sydnee's' on certain days. She also would wear a skirt and leggings every day if there were enough leggings in her wardrobe.

Sydnee is enjoying her indoor soccer team and running around 'inside the bubble'. She is the resident artist around our house and will have her art displayed at the Figge Art Museum in the coming weeks. She is reading chapter books like crazy and this month we enjoyed Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and hope to finish it in the coming days.

Christian's schedule continues to be busy with indoor soccer & basketball games. His basketball team had a great win this past weekend...we are still talking about it! He also sang with the Iowa Honor Choir. He takes this just as serious as his sporting events. He looks forward to The Lightning Thief movie. And just finished the 3rd book in the Percy Jackson series.

Craig is enjoying the winter weather {not!}and working as hard as ever. Sometimes it is frustrating that he goes to work when it is dark and comes home when it is dark. I appreciate the hard work he does for our family. His attention to his fantasy football league is missing this month as he looks forward to the last game of the season this weekend. His picks each week were advised by two 11-year olds who he should have listened to more often! January was also busy transitioning his Webelos to 11-year old scouts. He loves being with Christian each week & carrying on the scouting tradition.

As each new year brings projects of change & organization, I continue to work on projects around the house {key word: spray paint!}. January was melancholy for me with no travel for work, and not many hours at my local scrapbook store. I read more than ever this past month and continue to enjoy the stack of books near my bed. Some days I wished I was a bear and could hibernate the day away. The cold and grey weather makes me quiet & calm. I have been cooking up a storm this month and planning meals. One day this month, I had my best grocery shopping day evah! It was so wonderful, I had to call my SIL and tell her about it. {I have to call her several times a week, I hope she isn't sick of me}

I didn't get a picture of our family together in January so these are close. February I promise a picture of all 5 of us and what we are up to. This is my goal for each month of the year {minus January}. This lovely idea came from Tara.
I hope I can keep it up....

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