Thursday, May 26, 2011

Quick Layout

This was another free layout kit from Scrapbook Generations. Well it technically wasn't free, I am sure I had to spend a certain amount of $ to get a free kit. Their layouts do go together fairly quickly but I am staring to think all their layouts are starting to look the same, just different paper. KWIM?

I still get asked a lot by Ashley if we can go to Kansas City. She loved loved this waterpark and really wants to go back. It was very family friendly and I too enjoyed myself, my best friends being there had a lot to do with that too. I would love to take her back there, maybe this winter!

Monday, May 23, 2011


A real quick one I did tonight. It was a freebie all around. I used photos from a free Walgreen's collage and the kit I got free from Scrapbook Generations at one of their big events.

A quick two pager I did this weekend to document a trip to the top for Ashley's 4th Birthday. I used a sketch out of sketches for scrapbooking vol. 6.

TOT Performance

Ashley participated in a TOT (Teams of Tomorrow) class all year long at school. It is a ball handling, motor development, and fitness program. Every few weeks she would come home with an accomplishment card and really seemed to enjoy showing off her skills. This weekend was the Shine Time Performance at a local community center. There were a bunch of kids from schools all over the area. She did great! It would be an understatement to say she loves her trophy, she will show it to about anybody, even the people leaving Harbor Freight on Saturday night.

Joplin, MO

It is hard to do much of anything today but think about the tornado that destroyed Joplin last night. The pictures are just shocking, it is total devastation. I heard this morning from our pastor dropping off Ashley for school that St. Mary's Catholic Church in Joplin was destroyed.
Wow is about all I can say. Not sure what if anything we can do here... just an hour away. Probably best to stay away and let the rescue workers do their thing. My thought and prayers are with the town of Joplin.
After the 10 minute storm we got here, we had the most beautiful rainbow. It was hard to take a picture since it was East of us and we had a tree line in front of us. God definitely works in mysterious ways.

Friday, May 20, 2011

More pages

Based off of this sketch on the Elle's Studio Blog. I used my Studio Calico Lawn Party kit.
A real quick layout... which I love. I pulled inspiration from this layout by Annette and I used my Studio Calico Lawn Party kit again. My photo is off center.... ugh my mind was not thinking correctly or I need a new ruler.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


A quick layout I did last night. I used a sketch from sketches for scrapbooking Vol. 6 and my new Studio Calico Kit Lawn Party.

Thursday, May 12, 2011


Here are her 6 month photos at Sears.


Monday, May 2, 2011

Mom's Day Card

I know my mother in law doesn't read my blog (no computer) and I am pretty sure my mother doesn't. So I think I am safe posting this here. I made two, yeah! Plus now I don't have to find time to get to the store this week to pick up some cards.

Based off of Studio Calico Sunday Sketch. Thanks Davinie for the inspiration!

Sunday, May 1, 2011


Just a quick one with my Studio Calico March Kit Into the Woods.

Allison 6 months

I love love love this age. If I could keep Allison at five months forever I would. Is that horrible? This stage is so fun and she is just so cute I could eat her up. She is so darn good that she makes me want another one... crazy!

At six months you are:
  • 17 lbs, 26 in (95%)
  • Eating solids (carrots, avocado, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, bananas, apples and pear)
  • making stinky diapers (no more breastfeed baby poop)
  • Still nursing every 2-3 hours during the day
  • Sleeping from 7:30 PM to 6:30 AM
  • sleeping with a half swaddle
  • consistently taking a 45 min morning nap
  • not on a good schedule for a long afternoon nap
  • still taking cat naps in the afternoons
  • entertain the thought of sucking your thumb
  • sitting up like a pro
  • rolling both ways (put haven't connected the dots to get rolling all over the place)
  • playing with all your toys (loves the star stacker)
  • grabbing at everything and it goes straight to your mouth
  • becoming aware of your surroundings (checking everything out to see what you can grab)
  • nicknames: Grabby Grabberson and Big-um
  • attended your first Springfield Cardinals game (you were an angel)
  • very calm natured
  • looking more like a redhead everyday
  • quiet, not a lot of babbling but some
  • giggle at your sister
  • still a tough critic to get to smile (unless it is Mom, Dad and Ashley)
  • good with your nanny
  • love your puppy dog (would love to grab those ears)
  • wearing 9 month and 12 month clothes
  • have big thighs
  • have stinky feet (well we like to pretend that they stink and you think it is funny)
  • love to play airplane

P.S. Please pretend that there is a cute picture of Allison with her pink puppy dog... but I might have left the camera at the lake this weekend. Nice!