Sunday, October 31, 2010

Dinner with the Schoenings

Last weekend we headed over to the Schoenings for dinner at their new house. Richele made some yummy bbq ribs and potatoes and apple cake for dessert. The ribs were so good that I made them myself the very next day. Apparently the secret to tender pork ribs is boiling them for two hours and then baking them- fall apart tender, yummy.I wish I knew that years ago, I had given up making ribs because mine were always so tough! After dinner I took a few pictures of Ashley with my new lens, I'm not loving it just yet, I think there's a learning curve on this one. She took out her crazy multi colored lizard, it was their weirdest lizard I have ever seen. We were all goofing around and laughing, we had a really nice relaxing evening. Love you guys.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Rachel poked me!!

Rachel is currently in the Phlebotomy class at Bates Tech College and in order to pass the class she has to have a minimum number of "pokes". So.... she asked me to come to class and let her stick me. I wasn't really even worried about it, I'm not afraid of having my blood drawn and I bet I've had worse people do it. Rachel was great! She drew me twice and did just fine (a little bruise after the second one, but who's complaining??) She is really liking the class and is looking forward to working in a hospital or clinic soon. I'm proud of her, she has been working and going to school for a few months now with not much complaining. Oh, and doesn't she look cute in her scrub shirt??? Love it!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Some new pages

Last week's ScrapTiffany challenge was "pennants" and I really didn't think I'd be able to pull it off, they are just not my style. But, I actually like how this page came together. The pictures are from Mike's birthday in 2007, wow I am way behind!! Who cares, right?? The other page is Morgan's birthday from 2005!! Whatever, moving on.... I am sure I'll never be caught up and that's fine with me. Enjoy the pages.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Homecoming 2010

When Mike brought home the pictures from Homecoming I was excited to see them , just like always. I like to see the dress the girl wore and how elegant they look with the background. But this time they totally hammed it up and I cracked up when I saw the picture. They look like they were having lots of fun together and enjoyed the dance, don't they?? Mike is such a nice boy and I love his fun spirit. This page was super easy to make, the paper is form a pad I got at Michael's, I think it's called School Daze... love the way it all came together.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The family and Jims Birthday

Last Sunday was Jim's birthday so we started the day by just hanging around the house doing not much of anything. I went over to my parents and watched my Dad so Mom could do some shopping and then headed back home.
Melissa had come over on Saturday to have Jim work on her truck so I snapped a few pictures of her and the boys. Then Sunday night we all headed out to the Casino to have dinner at the buffet and let Jim gamble for his birthday. I swear, I just don't get the whole gambling thing, it just seems like such a waste to me , but Jim likes it and since it was his birthday it made sense to go. The kids like the whole buffet experience so it was fine. Afterward I took some pictures of everyone out front of the casino. What a bunch of goofballs, they were all joking around and making faces. In the past I would have gotten all tense about it and worried that I wasn't getting a "perfect" picture, but nowadays I just go with the flow and try to make the most of it. We all got a good laugh out of it and the pics are fun to look at.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Senior gift album

I have been having major struggles with Blogger. I cant get it to upload my pictures from my home computer for some reason, it's been so frustrating. I finally decided to try it at work and was able to get them to load just fine. Crazy! Thanks to all of you for continuing to stop by even though I haven't posted in over a week!!
This album is a gift my my friend Richele's daughter Ashley. I took her senior pictures this year and used those shots to make her this memory album of her senior year. I plan to give it to her mom tomorrow so hopefully this posting doesn't ruin the surprise!! Hope you enjoy looking at it.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

I really do scrapbook....

The way my life has been lately hasn't really given me much time to scrap. Between family and work there just isn't enough time in the day to have "me" time. And I definitely feel the need to scrap especially when I haven't made time for it. These pages are from the last few Scrap Tiffany challenges and I did them over about 2 weeks. Yikes- 3 pages in two weeks is not such a great pace but at least I did something. I really need to make myself some time to get out there and do it though because it really does relax me and make me happy to scrap. I love the new Theresa Collins papers in the page of Rachel and Morgan, the colors are beautiful and there are so many options for this line. Love how the page came out.
Well, I'm off to California for business tomorrow and will be gone for 4 days, too bad I cant scrap in the hotel!!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Lovely Josee

Yesterday I had the oppotunity to take more senior pictures for a sweet young girl. Josee and her mom met up with me in downtown Olympia for the shoot. Here are a few shots in case Josee stops by the blog for a peek.