Monday, December 27, 2010

Merry Late Christmas

I hope everyone had a peaceful and joyous Christmas. Jim and I had alot of time off so we were able to spend lots of time with each other and the kids. We pulled out a bunch of our old board games and had a marathon session-we played games that hadn't even been opened yet. (some for good reason!!) This year "tree picture" was taken by Rachel's boyfriend Sean. He was so patient, he even put up with me giving him a "lesson" on my camera. The end result was good, although the first picture I opened up was blurry and made me panic just a little bit. I'll post more pictures of our family Christmas' later this week. Have a good week all.

Friday, December 24, 2010

I'm baaaack! Just in time for Christmas!

Wow, where have I been? Nowhere really, just hanging out at home. I've had the lat 7 days off and I've just been shopping for Christmas and relaxing at home. It has been a really nice break and I've enjoyed just doing nothing most days. We've got all of the Christmas presents bought and mostly wrapped, all of the food bought for dinner tomorrow and nothing left to do but wait for Christmas morning. So I finally headed out to the Loveshack to put away some new stuff I bought over a week ago and maybe scrap a page or do a project. I pulled out the pictures below and was inspired to create these two layouts. They came together pretty quickly and I'm happy with how they turned out. I promise to blog more regularly again once the holidays are over. Sunday we are heading up to Jim's moms house for our Christmas with his side of the family, I'm looking forward to it. Enjoy the next few days my friends. Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Tiffany!!

My sweet girl Tiffany is having a birthday today. As most of you remember she moved to Alaska this year and I miss her terribly. We get to see each other next month at CHA and I can hardly wait. Usually it's the scrapbooking I look forward to at conventions but not this year- I need a Tiffany fix! Unfortunately I am still having blogger issues so I cant post any pictures on here so click on this link to go to Tiffany's blog and learn a little bit about her. I love you Tiffany and cant wait to see you!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

I think I need help!

I think I may need an intervention.... from mini albums. I haven't scrapped a regular page in probably a month or so. I have been just doing mini's with some of my favorite pictures. You know it's bad when your husband asks if you do "big" albums anymore!! So this one is the pictures from the photo shoot we did in Olympia last month. I used a Maya Road album that Tiffany had given me and I picked up some Bo Bunny papers that I loved from a local store. I really like to blue colors with the pictures, they seem to match perfectly.
So I actually had a lot more pictures but Google or Picasa wont let me upload any more pictures. Apparently I have used up all of my space? I didn't even know that was possible. So, I need to figure out if I have to buy more space or if there's a way to delete some of my older stuff. If any of you have advise please let me know. Thanks!!

Rachels Birthday Dinner_Thanksgiving

Yep, I'm behind in my posts! Last week we took Rachel (and her boyfriend Sean) to dinner to celebrate her 20th birthday. We let her pick the place and she chose Applebees which was nice because it was close to home for all of us. We gave her the new Nook Color for her present and she loves it- look at that smile on her face. Now we just need to figure out how to use it well. During dinner Jim offered Mike $15 to drink the whole bottle of A-1 and of course he did it. The lady at the table next to us was cracking up watching him!
I also posted a few pictures from Thanksgiving at our house. Jim made a deep fried turkey for the first time ever, it turned out really good. The only thing I don't like is the stuffing has to be cooked outside of the turkey and I like the flavor of it inside the bird. The day was nice and quiet, everyone was gone by 4:30 to go to other dinner so Jim and I had the night to ourselves. Hope everyone had a nice holiday too.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Rachel turns 20 today

Today is my beautiful daughter Rachel's 20th birthday. I have to say, the time seems to have sped up since she turned 18, 20 crept up fast on me. Rachel has always been loving sweet girl with a strong personality and she continues to be that kind of girl today. I am very proud of her and love her with all of my heart . Happy Birthday my girl.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Snow day and stuck vehicles

If you live in the Pacific Northwest I don't have tell you just how cold and snowy it's been this week. But for my out of state friends I thought a few pictures might be fun for you to see. We got about 8 -10 inches of snow and then the temps dropped down to the teens so everything turned to compact snow and ice. We have managed to get both my car and Jim's truck stuck in the driveway within the last 2 days. We got up early this morning and tried to get the truck unstuck but ended up having to call in reinforcements when it started to go over the embankment. Zac and Greg, our co-workers, we nice enough to drive out and give us a hand, Unfortunately, Greg's truck got stuck for a while too!! Finally, after lots of digging and scraping and pulling, both trucks made it up the driveway. So I have spent part of the morning searching for an SUV on line. I love my station wagon but this was ridiculous, we were basically housebound and I'm not having that. So I think I'll go test drive a Durango on Friday, wish me luck.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Morgan's mini album

I am so super happy with how this mini album, turned out. Lat week when I traveled I stopped at Archivers and found these really cool mini covers from 7 Gypsy's. They are a "Faux" book cover made from a heavy chipboard and as soon as I saw them I knew they were perfect for an album of Morgans pictures from last weekend. So I started on the album last night, cutting the papers and inking the edges. Then I had a bunch of Thanksgiving shopping to do so I didn't start on putting it together until around 2:30 this afternoon. I used the new MME papers and embellishments, I cant recall the name right now. If you really love and want to know post a comment for me and I'll go check. It's hard to see but some of the papers have pink glitter accents, really cute. I finished up around 5:00 and by then all the daylight was gone so I had a little bit of difficulty getting good pictures for the blog. Anyway, let me know what you think.