Friday, November 11, 2011


I haven't looked at/thought about my blog in MONTHS - - almost 7 to be exact! How pathetic is that? With this post, I vow to update my blog within the next 72 hours. Then, maybe I won't feel like I suck. :)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Patricks Day at Our House

Here is what the journaling says: Cambria was very excited for St. Patrick's day this year. The day before, she drew the leprechaun a picture ( a piece of paper colored entirely green, since that is his favorite color). She said that if he liked the picture, he would take it and leave her an Asian toy. If he didn't like it, he wouldn't take the picture and would leave her nothing. After further questioning at dinner, we figured out that she actually meant that he would leave her an Irish toy (whew, not really sure where to find an Asian toy). We decided we would make a trap and try to catch the little fella. We left him a juice box, some broccoli, and the pictures she had colored (enclosed in a Ziploc baggie of course, since it was raining out). The next morning, to our surprise, the "trap" had been set off, but no leprechaun. We figured we must have made him angry because he messed up the house, knocking over furniture, leaving cupboards and drawers open, and getting out all the toys! We had a big mess to clean up. He left a trail of four-leaf clovers that led to the heater vent. The toilet water was green, and so was the entire gallon of milk! He took the pictures and ate the treats. Inside the trap was a plate of Hershey Kisses sprinkled with gold! He's a tricky one that little leprechaun, but we will surely get him next year . . if he dares come back!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Valentine's Day Card

As some of you know, I love making valentines to send to my family. Here is this years version. I wanted to make a template in case any of you wanted to download and use it for your valentine card as well, but the downloadable file was huge and took forever to download when I tested it out. I don't know how to make the file more condensed, AND keep all the layers of the card intact, so you can add your own picture. I will have to work on it. SO, if you would like to use this valentine card (minus my kids' picture, obviously), let me know and I can make you one with your own picture and text.

This pic was taken by my cute photographer friend, Nicole Martin.
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Monday, November 1, 2010

Fall 2010

I love this time of year!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Birthday Girl!

My littlest princess is one today! I can't believe it!!!

My cute friend Nicole took her birthday pics. Check her out

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Herriman Football

I just happened to get a great shot of Conner running the ball last week at his football game. I love that you can see all the other players running after him. Unfortunately, no touchdown this time.

The Witches are Out!

My mom, sister and I took the little kids to see the witches at Gardner Village last week. We had so much fun looking at all the witches and Halloween decor. It makes me excited for fall! The girls looked darling in their Halloween skirts.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

7th Grade

Conner made it through his first week of middle school. He didn't get lost, or pushed into a locker, or anything else detrimental. He loves middle school and says "there are a lot of hot girls and you can have pizza for lunch every day if you want!" What more could a 12-year-old ask for!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Stampin' Up!

I have decided to start selling Stampin' Up! again. I have missed it so much - - mostly doing classes and getting together with friends. To kick things off, I am hosting an open house on Thursday, September 2nd from 7-9 PM. Come check out some of the new SU products, the new catalog, and a preview of my upcoming classes. There will be free make and take projects, prizes and refreshments. Everyone is welcome, bring a friend too. Let me know if you need directions to my house. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Cambria started kindergarten this week. I'm not sure which of us was more nervous. The parents got to stay for the first half hour to do a few projects with the kids and read a story. As she sat at her table, she kept looking back to make sure I was still there. When it was time for me to leave, she looked so scared it was hard for me not to cry. I knew I had to keep it together for her sake. When she came to tell me goodbye, I put on the biggest smile I could muster up, and told her to be brave and have a fun day. I was a bit teary, but I didn't cry. Neither did she. I am so glad she has a few little friends in her class that she knows.