Sunday, January 23, 2011

Projects for my girls

So sorry I have been MIA again, I just cant seem to find the time (or energy) to post to the blog more often. However, I have been hard at work on some special projects for the girls next week when we get together at CHA. So here are a few sneak peeks before I give them to away on Friday. I tried to pick colors and styles that I think are unique to each of them and I hope they love them. I am lucky enough that Rachel gets to come along with me to CHA, we had a last minute change of plans that allowed her to get away. Thank god for frequent flier miles, we got her ticket for $5! I love to travel with her, she's alot of fun and I cant wait to show her off to my friends. I'll post from the road next week if I can find the time ( and energy) LOL!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Mini album kit from Tiffany

This album is a kit that Tiffany did a while back that I just loved. I had all kinds of ideas for using the album and ended up just letting it sit for all this time. I pulled it out yesterday and found a stack of pictures from our trip to Long Beach in 2009 with our friends the Schoenings that seemed to "fit". We had the opportunity to stay at a cute little cabin on the trip that was over 100 years old and it was such a cool experience. The house was closer to Astoria than Long Beach so we spent a bit of time doing touristy things there and had a really good time. The album is kind of sewing themed but the "sew sweet" theme works for family pics too. Gotta love Tiffany's work.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Morgan's Winter Ball 2011

Tonight is Morgan's Winter ball at her high school. She usually gets ready at her Moms house so I don't get a chance to see her all dressed up or take any pictures. This year is her Senior year so this is probably the last chance for us to be a part of her going to dances. If you have been reading my blog for a while you already know how much I love watching the kids get ready, taking pictures and sending them on their way to have fun. I am so happy Morgan decided to get ready here today and have Shelton come pick her up. It's a small thing but it really brings me alot of happiness. Love you Morgan, you looked beautiful tonight!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Todays stuff

Rachel was home last night so we got up this morning and headed out to do a little shopping and spending time together. We went to Michael's and I found some new Recollections flower embellishments and bought a couple of punches, one border and one butterfly that was on sale. I used the butterfly punch on the layout below, along with some old Hedi Swapp felt flowers Tiffany gave me a while back. I did that layout for the challenge at Scrap Tiffany this week, it's a scraplifted page from Sheri Twing- love her style!Check out her blog if you get a chance.
The other layout was just for fun to get me back into the groove, I am seriously out of practice. I have had an insane amount of time of the last month and I really haven't scrapped at all until today. I do have a few surprise projects up my sleeve that I'll be working on over the next week or so. I had to order some product that I am waiting for to get started. Have a great week!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Wow what a Christmas!

I took soooo many pictures this year that I had a really tough time picking which ones to put on the blog. I ended up with 25 after I picked through them all. We had a really good Christmas this year, we spoiled the kids and spent time with lots of our families. We watched "A Christmas Story" multiple times, opened gifts with the kids on Christmas Day at 1:00pm so they could have time with their other families, hosted the Larsen family dinner and gift exchange with lots of laughter at the selection of gifts, and had lunch and presents at Gramma Twyla's house with board games afterward. The kids got goofy when they opened their presents, the girls loved their Coach purses, Cameron loved his pocket watch and his knives, and Mike laughed at the duck tape and gloves Cameron gave him and was relieved to finally get the toaster oven he has been asking for. Jimmy got a gun and was super happy, he freaked when he opened his slicer from Rachel, I got an Ipad which I was totally NOT expecting at all and Rachel got me that awesome Stephen King book I wanted. We all had alot of time off together and got to really relax and enjoy the holiday. Whew, now I need to focus on the New Year!! Happy New Year to everyone, hope yours brings you everything you hope for.