May 27, 2011

Congrats Jamie!

Last night was my sister Jamie's high school graduation from Seton Keough. I am so proud of her!








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May 25, 2011

Fun day at the beach

We spent a fun few hours at the beach today as a family! I love watching Edward explore the beach. He has a blast and loves it.





























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May 23, 2011

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday everyone! I just wanted to share a quick layout and card of mine using all Creative Memories products. I LOVE their new summer addition. It's absolutely gorgeous! Get your products for this page here!

And here's my card using the same summer addition! Aren't the colors and embellishments lovely? Hope you have a fabulous day!


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May 20, 2011

Celebrating Mothers Month!

Since this month was Mother's Day month, I decided to scrap a layout of my mom and I. I love my mom... she rocks and it's because of her that I am where I am today. I don't know what I'd do without her. I used lots of fun stuff from the Funhouse Collection. I do love this collection... it's so fun and pretty!

I decided to try the Chip Art tools using the Lowercase Alphabet stamps out for this layout. What a fun product! If you don't have it, you need it! The possibilities are endless. Notice how I stamped my title on the Chipboard butterfly? This helped me cut back on using up my sticker letters while also saving space on my layout!



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May 19, 2011

Here are a few pictures from last week I wanted to share. Edward had just gotten back from the beach and crashed while wathcing Dino Dan. Thumb in the mouth, the other wrapped around his tiger's tail.

Here he is playing with his buddy... out of nowhere, he'll just go over to Paw Paw and climb on him and Paw Paw will take it for a few minutes before he gets up and leaves.
I love this shot... do I need to say anymore? The angles off but when you catch a moment like this one, you don't have a lot of time, you just take it... quickly because Edward is constantly on the move.








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May 18, 2011

Spring flowers

Just wanted to share a few photos! I took these the other day. Aren't they beautiful? I am amazed that these flowers keep coming back each year... because I do not take care of them the way I should. Shhh... don't tell momom I said that. I think she wants to plant something else out there :)






















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May 13, 2011

12 years and counting...

Here's a mini album that I created for the all week challenge at Scrapbooking.com as part of their National Scrapbooking Day Virtual Celebration. I used mostly GCD Studios products. The only thing that isn't GCD Studios is the Glimmer Glaze by Tattered Angels and the Sticker alphas are from Sassafras Las. I love this mini. I decided to create a mini on my favorite moments with my husband over the past 12 years that we've been together.

Here they are:

1. October 22, 1999 when I met Pete at a shindig… he was flirting with me all day, the first thing he said to me was “How you doing” and then since I unknowingly was lying on his blanket, he said “ummm, that looks mighty tempting.” Lol, blew him off… but then my friends set me up stating that there was no room in the car and that he had to drive me to the bar that we were meeting upat…during the many drinks that I had, I kissed him… and he asked for one date, I agreed… and we were together ever since. We went to Deep Creek Lake for our first date and walked around for a bit.
2. Pete proposing on New Year’s Eve 2002 outside during the fireworks.
3. Pete and my wedding day, (May 2004)
4. Our trip to Costa Rica on the zip lines and in the natural hot springs (we had the best time).
5. Pete making me pancakes for breakfast before I had to leave for work a few time when I was pregnant.
6. Receiving flowers at work from Pete.
7. One Valentines Day, Pete had scattered gifts from the bathroom sink, to the kitchen table, all the way to the front door as I was leaving for work… (He can be a sweetheart!)
8. Pete was supposed to take my Dodge Neon in to have work done; he came home with a Spider Eclipse convertible for me… just because!
9. During the blizzard in Feb 2010, I dared Pete to run out in the snow butt naked and he ran out there and jumped on his back in 3 feet of snow. I laughed so hard, I am surprised that my water didn’t break!
10. Christmas 2003, Pete bought me clothes and a purse… I was shocked. I never had a man buy me clothes before… and besides buying me a size 0 pair of pants… all was good. I just had to exchange them. LOL.
11. One night while I was in the hospital after delivering Edward, Pete came to stay with me at night… Edward was just circumcised so I had to show Pete how to care for him… well we are both standing across each other and Edward was in the hospital cart between us and I’m showing Pete how it’s done and all of a sudden, Edward pees straight up in the air, across the room, It looked like a fountain! We laughed so hard and this is the moment when it hit us… that we were parents! I laughed even with pee running down my arms. LOL.
12. New Year’s Eve 2010/2011. Pete came into my scrap room with two glasses of champagne from our wedding to do a toast to the New Year but we had to quietly walk into the baby’s room where he was sleeping so he wasn’t left out. And then we kissed.
13. For our 7th Anniversary, you bought me a dozen of peach roses (my favorite), a lion since Edward fell in love with my tiger you bought me for Valentines Day 2009, A bottle of Riesling (My favorite), a beautiful picture display that has a beautiful paragraph of what life is and a can of beets which meant more to me… because you actually went to the store and bought a can of beets when you do not like having them in the house… You took the time to actually make my 7 year/1st mothers Day meaningful and that’s what I call real love. I love you.

















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May 8, 2011

Happy7th Anniversary to me!

Today was a great day! This morning I went to an Expose Fitness (Chair dance/floor) dance with Kelly. It was a lot of fun! I think I might try and go every Sunday. We'll see how it goes. My legs felt like Jello when I was done but that's because It's been 12 years since I've worked out! Yikes! But after an hour of sweating and working my legs and arms, I felt great! I came home and took a nap.

When I woke up, there was a big Pink Bag on the dresser for me, from the hubs :) He really did good this year. He actually put a lot of thought into his gift this year... Since Edward has claimed my tiger that Pete got me in Feb 2009 for Valentines Day, I got a new lion :), He bought my favorite roses and wine (Peach roses and Riesling) and he bought me a beautiful picture display. Read what it says... I love it... but the best gift... was a can of Beets! Yep... That was the best because he actually went out of his way to get it... he doesn't like Beets and hates having them in the house... but the fact that he put a can in the bag said a lot... I do love him!








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