Thursday, August 26, 2010

A few scrap pages

I managed to scrap a few pages this week in between troubles with the girls. Two of these pages are for a challenge this week at Scraptiffany, hop on over to her blog and see them later this week. I am super tired and frazzled tonight so I don't have much to say. Hope you enjoy the pages.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Oh my gosh!

We had a huge shock yesterday afternoon. Morgan's mom called and told us that Morgan had wrecked her quad while wheeling at the dunes and broke her back. Obviously we were shocked and freaked out, especially since she was so far away and we couldn't get to her quickly. Thankfully the break wasn't too bad, it's a fractured vertebrae that wont require surgery. She will have to wear a back brace for the next 3 months almost continuously to make sure it heals well but it's a small price to pay for being able to walk for the rest of her life. I'm just so grateful she's okay.
Then Rachel woke up this morning with food poisoning! She ended up at the urgent care clinic for a shot to stop the nausea. She is still recovering as you can see my look on her face. My poor girls!! I hope this is the last bit of bad stuff that happens to us!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Welcome to our house Carl!

Last weekend we brought home a puppy from my Mom's house. For those of you who don't know, I am not really a pet person. I don't like the potty training, the poop and the stress. However, look at Carl's face! Isn't he the cutest? And I'm sure you're asking yourself, how did we come up with the name Carl? We started out calling him Little Jimmy and then Mike came up with Carl and it just stuck. So we've had him for a few days now and so far so good. Wish us luck.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Our 10th Anniversary

Last week Jim and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary. We went to a great restaurant in Lacey called Ricoardo's, it was super romantic. There was a guitar player in the corner that sang love songs the entire time and the food was delicious. It's hard to believe 10 years have already gone by, it definitely has gone by fast. Who would have guessed that a guy I met at work and just "started talking to" would end up being my husband and a step dad to my kids. I had been alone for a while and when Jim took me out on our first date I was so nervous that I just kept talking and talking. Finally Jim looked at me and said " you know, it's okay not to talk". LOL!! I knew he was a keeper at that point . We went to see "You've got Mail" and at the end of the movie Jim leaned over and kissed me. And then we looked back and saw several "old folk couples" looking at us and we started laughing. Jim is the goofy one in our relationship and I'm the serious one, he's the fun dad and I'm the strict mom, he has high expectations and I have compassion- we compliment each other. I love him and I know he loves me and for that I am truly grateful. Happy Anniversary Honey.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Scrap Tiffany Challenge

This week at Scrap Tiffany the challenge is based on a sketch and I decided to try my hand at a few layouts based on the sketch. I took these pictures of Morgan last year when we had a surprise snow storm in March. I think the Bo Bunny papers are a good match for the colors of the pictures and the snow. The Sisters page is old, old,  old paper that I kept hanging onto because I liked it so much. I think it's called "white out" but I cant remember the manufacturer right now. If you haven't been to Scrap Tiffany in a while you should head over and take a look at all the great projects on her site. You'll find lots of inspiration, just like I did.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Summer Fishing

Jim has been taking the boys fishing almost every night for the last few weeks. When he took Cameron last weekend they hit the motherload of fish. I think they caught about 30 or so and finally ended up with the "big one" that they brought home. Cameron had plunked his line right over the side of the boat and the big one bit. Jim had me come outside to take pictures of his fish and Camerons, quite a difference in size! Mike went with Jim a few nights later and they caught 30 or so too! Just look at those smiles on their faces, good times!