Tuesday, May 26, 2009

And the countdown begins...7 1/2 days of semi-freedom left.

Like me, I'm sure many of you are anticipating, if not dreading the end of the school year. There are pros and cons to this inevitablility. Pro: sleeping in, Pro: ???? Yeah, that's about it. LOL. I'm not going to bore you with the cons, because I'm sure you all know what they are. On the top of the list is, oh...I don't know...fighting? I mean fighting amongst the children, that is. I'm sure mine will survive the summer. To be continued...check back at the end of August. Ha! Ha!

I am actually going to take the children places this summer to ward off the Boredom Demon, so maybe it will go faster than I think. We're going to try and go to the Zoo (Charlie's assistance is required), Olympic Fun Center, Movies, Chuck E. Cheese's, Bounce Around, Bowling...etc. Oh, yes, it's going to be a big ball 'o fun here. Let's not forget the couple of trips to Michigan intermixed in there somewhere. I promised them a trip to Lake Michigan (Grandma's assistance required), so they're really looking forward to that.

Now, here come the photos, People! We were at camp this past weekend and I was lucky enough to get a couple of shots of these chillins of mine. It was also Blake's 7th birthday on Sunday, so we had presents/cake/ice cream. Yum!

Also, in case you're wondering how old these kids are; Nick (10 3/4), Blake(7) and Kaila (5 1/2).

Where did the time go?????

Here are some recent layouts.

Finally, my 35 year old photo taken with my cell phone.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Mother's Day 2009, etc.

I was very fortunate to be able to scrap on Saturday night from about 7-3:30 a.m. Yes! My friend, Lori and I were scrapping our hearts out in my newly finished scraproom. We had a great time and were able to complete a couple projects. I can't wait to do it again.

Mother's Day 2009 -

First of all, I didn't have to do a thing! I even got a little nap after all that scrapping. It was so gorgeous and relaxing. It was one of the greatest days ever!

My darling husband was able to snap a couple photos this year. I haven't had Mother's Day photos since 2006! And once he was done snapping photos, Kaila and Nick had their shot at photography. Um...Kaila was a little close ;) I don't care! I was so happy with these photos and can't wait to scrap them!

Here are a couple layouts for you to glance at as well. "Destination Unknown" is a scraplift from the awesome Abbie Torroll over at My Scrapbook Nook.

I participated in scraptag at The Scrapping Spot last week. I lifted Ange's "She's got Skillz" layout. Here's what I came up with (prodigy). Thanks, Ange!

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Monday, May 04, 2009

Holy Cow, it's May! How did that sneak up on me so fast? It is the last month of school. Kaila only has 5 more days and then she graduates from Pre-K. She thinks she gets to go straight to Kindergarten the following week. I told her she gets a three and a half month break and then she gets put to work. She's so excited.

Speaking of cows, we got our two meat calves, a.k.a. T-Bone and Dinner. The kids named them. What can I say? I had to remind them that we are going to EAT them after they told me how cute they are. The two calves are doing very well in their pasture. Charlie has quite the set-up for them. For now, they're lucky.
Here is a layout I made for my sketch blog.

We've almost owned this house for one year already. That is just hard to believe. We've done so much to the house, for the house and gotten so many animals for the kids that it's hard to remember the other house. Although, we do glance over at the old house when we go by - LOL. There's still so much to do and unpack. Yes, I'm STILL not done unpacking. My scraproom is just about ready to be moved into, after I finish dusting and vacuuming it. I have to decide which table/desk I want in there. It really depends on what will fit in the middle of the room and still allow me access to all of the cabinets. I can not wait to share photos of my new space!
Here are some more pages from the baby book I did for Charlie's cousin, Jessie.

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