October 19, 2014

2014 Light the Night walk

Last night marked my fourth year that I've been  participating in the Light the Night walk to help find a cure for cancer. I enjoy this event so much and it makes me feel knowing that I've made a difference. The NASA FCU team raised over 26K. This is amazing! If you've never been in Washington, D.C. for this event, it's absolutely beautiful. Thousands of people walk with their lanterns held high to show their support and to honor those loved ones that they lost from cancer.


 
We all walked 2 1/2 miles around the Capital. It was so beautiful... this picture just doesn't even come close to showing the beauty...
 
 



 

 

October 15, 2014

Papa John's Farm

Today Aunt Jamie and I went with Edward and his school on a field trip. We had so much fun at Papa John's. Edward said, "It was the best day ever"! So cute. I was worried that the fieldtrip would be canceled due to the rain, but the rain held off and we got to go! Yay.

 
The men were out there working this morning, picking potatoes.


 
I love the fall! The pumpkins looked so pretty in the field.




 
And this was neat. Cotton! I forget that cotton is actually grown...


 
Be still my heart.


Of course Edward freaked when he saw the Ninja turtle pumpkins. They were very cool!


 
Me and my little man. LOVE THIS!



They had baby goats and cows. They were so cute.
 



 
oh, and they had frozen pumpkins!

 
The mums were beautiful. I wanted to get some, but I don't know where I'd put them in my yard.

 
What a great morning we had at the farm!




Papa John's Farm

October 13, 2014

So much for a relaxing day...

Edward has been driving me crazy today. I'm looking forward to going to work tomorrow! Sigh. He hasn't been bad, just bored, driving me nuts. He asked if he could take his go cart out, but it's wet and I didn't want to... and then he wouldn't stop asking and so I caved! Ah, he won again.

 
I took some pictures of the changing leaves today. Love how smokey this one looks.

 
Man, he took off in this thing. LOL.




I took Daisy for a small walk.
 

 
And then Edward begged me to take him down to the beach for a bit. He just wanted to see the water. The moment I pulled up to the beach, I thought Edward had the best idea of the day. The water looked so calm and peaceful. I immediately felt less stressed. How could I not? Isn't it lovely?
 

 
 



 
I love watching Edward run around the beach. Oh to be a kid again...



October 10, 2014

Washington Zoo

Happy Friday scrappers! Thanks for stopping by at my blog. Today I have a quick and easy layout to share with you. I love this picture that my mother took a few weeks ago when we visited the zoo. It's just perfect. I especially love this kit by Clique Kits. The colors in the "Second City" collection by Basic Grey is perfect for fall. Wouldn't you say? If you're looking on more inspiration for this kit, don't forget about the Clique Kits blog. You can find a variety of styles and techniques within minutes right at your finger tips. Feel free to visit Clique Kits' school store to shop. I'll even give you my personal code for 10% off your entire order. The code is NICOLE10. Happy shopping!

 
Before I go, I wanted to share a easy tip for getting those alpha stickers on your layouts in a straight line. Simply grab your ruler and  put the letters at the tip of the ruler. Once you are ready, push down on the letters at the top of the ruler and lift the bottom of the ruler so that the bottom of the alphas peel off.

 
Products used: Patterned paper: Die cuts: Flair sticker: Stickers: Basic Grey, Sticker alphas: October Afternoon.