Thursday, May 22, 2008

I have a lot of things going on right now, but don't have time to post pictures. Here are some of the things that are transpiring in the World of Lahr.

First, we purchased a trampoline WITH a net. I was able to manage to put most of it up with a little help from the kiddos and my brother-in-law (helped with the net). Okay, so now the kids have a "safe" place to jump their little hearts away. They begged for me to jump on it last night. Obviously, they wanted to reach the sky. If I could not provide such a thrill, I bet they wouldn't want me anywhere near it. I, however, am very capable, with the help of my poundage, to send them higher than they ever dreamed possible. Not only will this apparatus keep the children out of my hair, but it will also provide them and me for that matter, with much needed exercise. My muscles/bones can attest to that fact this very morning.

Secondly, we're going to look at some property tonight with a pre-existing home already on it. It's a secret from the children, because it has a pond on it and we don't want them to be too disappointed if we don't get it. It's fairly close to where we are right now. We're excited ourselves, so wish us luck.

Third, I have to cook some items for Nick's International Day at school tomorrow. I'm going to make a couple German dishes and an Irish dessert. Gee, I've never tried any of these recipes before, so I hope they're tasty. Nick's extremely excited about it.

Fourth, we're preparing for Blake's big 6th birthday this Saturday. He's counting the days. I'm currently going through some photos to put them away and I found several of Blake in his younger years. Sigh! He's too cute. I haven't even shopped for his gifts yet.
Fifth, we purchased some ducklings the 9th of May. They are so cute, but we lost Bob, which was Nick's duckling. You can't get those little things wet before they get their feathers, especially when it's so cold. We had a heat lamp on them, but it just wasn't enough. He got wet in the afternoon and was gone by evening.

Lastly, here is an 8 1/2 x 11 layout that I did for Becky Fleck's Pagemaps for May.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back for some pictures of the kiddos once I get a chance to upload those babies!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Here are some layouts I've been working on.
"Nut Allergy Discovered" - Scraplift from Dee at The Scrapping Spot.
"Long Awaited Arrival" - one of my sketches
"Create" - Becky Fleck Sketch
"Dream Snow" - sketch challenge at SFYS

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Check it out! A fish layout...finally - as Nick would say. He's been waiting and waiting for me to do these pictures. The guy in the middle is my darling Father :) And the kid on the right is my darling nephew, Corey. Cute guys, eh? Click on the image to read the journaling.

Well, here it is along with my sketch.

Thanks for popping in!

Monday, May 05, 2008

As promised, here are a couple more layouts from the challenges/sketches over at The Scrapping Spot. The first one is really sparkly in real life. Ya gotta love STICKLES!

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Sunday, May 04, 2008

Ahhh, what a beautiful day! A beautiful day to accomplish something outside. Well, for my husband to accomplish, but not me. I don't do a whole lot outside. I should have mowed, but my scrap table was calling me.

I did these for a couple challenges over at The Scrapping Spot for National Scrapbooking Day

I'll have more to post tomorrow. I haven't uploaded them to TSS yet.

Thanks for popping in!


Saturday, May 03, 2008

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!!!! I hope you are all getting some scrapping time in. I'm trying!

Here are some layouts that I have completed recently using some of my sketches that are posted on my other blog - Nuts About Sketches.

Thanks for stopping by!