Thursday, May 31, 2012


A quick layout from a CK convention 2011 15 minute pages class.  I did the bones in class and then just added the finishing so easy.  I have a few more birthday layouts to do the same way!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Fun Run

I have been on a mini scrapbooking roll.  At least one layout a week, thanks to less TV in the summer!  I used my May Studio Calico kit 35mm and my own design for a change.

This was the second year Ashley did the fun run at my parents church's Oktoberfest.  The first time I think she got 2nd but they didn't hand out metals that year (first year).  If she does it again this year she will move up in the age brackets so it will be interesting to see if she can keep placing.

Thursday, May 24, 2012


Ashley's 1st day of Kindergarten and her last!  Wow what an adventure.  Mrs. Shelangoski was awesome and Ashley thought the world of her.  We will miss her but onto 1st grade we go!

Some things you learned:

  • Counting to 100
  • Counting by 5s to 100
  • Counting by 2s
  • Superkids Phonics (phonetic sounds of all the letters)
  • Blends sounds into words
  • Started to read
  • The Our Father
  • The Pledge of Allegiance
  • Countless songs that you love to sing continuously
  • Counting to 10 in Spanish
  • Spanish colors (with cute songs to help remember)
  • Color words by sight
  • Number words by sight
  • Beginning sight words
  • Rhyming words
  • Started spelling tests
  • How to draw hearts (lots of heart drawings going on)
  • Days of the week
  • Coins
  • Telling time to the hour
  • Simple addition and subtraction
  • Patterns and sequences
  • and lots more that I will marvel at everyday!

Way to go kiddo!


An ultra cute layout of Ashley and Kaitlin at Silver Dollar City.  I used my May Studio Calico kit 35 mm  and scraplifted this layout by Sasha Farina.  I have been in a one page mood lately but I need to switch into two page mode and get some 2011 scrapping done!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Another 2012 layout

Another instagram photo and a 2012 layout!  I love scrapping current...if only I could get caught up.  I used my Studio Calico April Kit City of Lights and shamelessly scraplifted this layout by ginny.


Did I mention that she turned 6!  She graduates Kindergarten tomorrow.  Here are some Ashley highlights from the past few weeks.
A short getaway to Big Cedar with the Schmidts.  Ashley had engineered a Lincoln Log house with a pretty cool roof.
 Swinging the bat at the Springfield Cardinals game.
Running the bases after the Springfield Cardinals game.  Look between the two big boys, she's about ready to cross home plate.  Not pictured but way exciting, Ashley sang "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" with the kids club during the 7th inning stretch.  She made it onto the big screen.
End of the year swim party with her Girl Scout Daisy Troop. To celebrate the over 600 boxes of cookies they sold! (Ashley is fourth form the left).
All school awards ceremony.  Ashley is third from the left.  The Kindergartners got personality awards.  Ashley was awarded Wildlife Story Teller.  When I asked her why she thought she got that award she smiled real big and said because we live in the forest.

All in all she is a great kid (minus some listening problems).  We love you Ashley!

Thursday, May 17, 2012


This little girl loves to eat strawberries from our very own patch. She knows how to dig around to look for them and will pick her own.  She even attempts to throw the green tops like we do when you are done eating.  If you are not careful she will sneak over there and grab a handful and come back to join in whatever everyone else is doing.  When David picks them into a bowl she almost eats them faster than he can pick them.  So cute.

I have signed up for Instagram and am loving it.  I printed off a bunch of photos recently so I had to scrap them.  This is a 2012 layout....which is so unlike me to scrap anything ultra current.  I used my Studio Calico January kit County Fair and this sketch.

Do you use Instagram? (it is now on Android phones!!!!)  If you do let me know your username so I can follow you!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


A quick layout with some My Minds Eye papers I picked up to use with these photos.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Big Cedar

I did this layout last week but I am just now getting around to sharing it.  I used my Studio Calico February kit Daydream Believer.

Allison 18 months

  • Finding her body parts (belly, nose, eyes, hair, feet)
  • If you ask where her nose is she then has to find everyone in the rooms nose too
  • Making animal sounds (dog, cow, monkey, lion, snake)
  • Loves to scribble with markers, pens, etc.
  • Loves to eat erasers off of pencils
  • Sleeping 8 PM to 7AM at night
  • Naps 12PM to 2PM
  • Attending Goddard Monday thru Thursday
  • Loves the 4-wheeler and riding lawn mower (bounces up and down)
  • Loves to do whatever big sis is doing
  • Really starting to use her words (Ash-lee, Milk, shoes, dog)
  • Repeats words after you say something
  • Loves to eat
  • Has quite a belly on her
  • Loves bath time (splashing and pouring are favorites)
  • Says UH OH a lot
  • Say UN UH when she really means Yes (while patting her hands to her chest and shaking her head yes)
  • Loves to wave bye bye
  • Runs really fast with her belly sticking out and her arms behind her
  • Loves to dance
  • Gives kisses (more of the sound than anything)
  • Loves to be outside
  • Loves sweets, especially chocolate!
I can't believe this little girl is 18 months...we love her to death.  She is such a sweetheart.