Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Haleigh graduated!!!

My baby is no longer a kindergartener! Yesterday was such a proud day for her and for us! She just glowed the whole time, and had a huge grin on her face! She is now officially a 1st grader! Man, they grow up way too fast!!!

This is a picture that I was able to snap of Haleigh and her teacher, Mrs. Wilson.

Monday, May 28, 2007

5 random things that make me happy...

1. sunshine

2. my kids laughing together

3. a cup of coffee

4. no place to go

5. the windows rolled down and listening to some great music!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Things I can not live without...

Another blog challenge from Everyday things I can not live without.

1. Sunshine.

2. Nature.

3. Our computer (mostly the internet).

4. My pictures.

5. My camera.



8. The stove.

9. My coffee maker.

10. My ginormous key chain.

Found treasures...

Okay, so Alyssa and I went to our Dad's house to help him declutter a bit more. He's a packrat, as was my Grandma so, there is A LOT of clutter. We got to Beverly's closet and the closet in his office (used to be his bedroom). The amount of dust and old crap never ceases to amaze me. He still had his suit that he wore for my Cheryl's wedding, to Dudley, her first husband, in 1978! The cool thing was that Dad kept lots of things from our childhood. We found my ET sleeping bag, Alyssa's Smurf sleeping bag, our Maple Town families and houses (bears, fox, bunny, etc...), my CPK sticker baby book and my Girl Scout sash. Haleigh is now in love with the Maple Town sets and the rest will be stored away to be passed down!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Can I just say........WOO friggin' HOOOOO!!!!

I just found out that I made the Scrap-A-Latte Design Team! I am so excited! I have never been on one before so, this will be an experience, and I'm sure a good one!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Blog challenge!

Carla, owner of, gave us a challenge. Talk about our Mother's day. So, here it goes:

We got up to a beautiful day. The kids made me beautiful cards and cleaned the house for me. I got to scrap a bit and finished my gift album for my Mother-in-Law, which was my main goal for the day.

We finally got moving and went to drop off the album, and hung out for a bit with Karen and Lee, chatting and stuff, enjoying an hour or so on their backporch. Afterwards, we all went to Cord Camera (they have a small scrapbook section), to pick up page protector refills for my album and, lucky me, they had the Junkitz Extreme Boy paper that I've been dying to get my hands on!!! Woohoo!!!

Anyway, after that, we went to the grocery store, went home and Brian made my favorite dish...Arroz Con Pollo! YUMMY!!! He's the best!!!

Here was the major unplanned event for the day: During dinner making, the kids played out back with some of the neighborhood kids, who brought over a kitten. They had no home for him and were going to let him just run free. I couldn't deal with that. I love animals way too much and hated the idea of this defenseless little kitten running around, trying to survive. So, "Lucky" (as Dakota and Haleigh named him) is in our home, until we hopefully find a permanent home for him!

So, overall, it was a great day! And, to top it off, I won a prize at scrap-a-latte!!! Just topped my day off!!!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

I've made it to the blogging world!

Okay, so here it goes. I've decided to start my own blog. Why??? Because everyone else does. Well sort of. I don't have a journal or anything else so, maybe this will be a way to record my "daily" (probably more like monthly) happenings and thoughts.

Anyway, I hope to post again soon!!!