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Thursday, January 28, 2010

been busy

with life. will try to post here soon... have to be at kenzie's school at 3, so maybe after church tonight i will post about that... and maddie's appointment.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

a sickly lil 6 year old

kenzie wasn't feeling well on sunday and today she missed school. she now has a fever blister on her lip. poor babe! she will pull through this. i know she will... let me put it this way, she fought with maddie, so i know she can't feel that bad. she is also watching cartoons smiling right now.... i am sure she will come through just fine!

Friday, January 8, 2010

fun times at jessica's

i went over to my friend jessica's about 3 months ago for a scrap meet. it was the first time i ever scrapped... so this was the reason i got into it so heavily. i had so much fun that i started into it big time. well i recently went back to pick up some stickers she had for me. we had a nice long chat and planned for a "crop" tomorrow. i am also going to go to her house next friday since ryan is off and then we will be heading over to moon lake to do some scrapping with a friend of hers who has every machine imaginable, so i hope i will be able to get some cool lo's done and maybe be able to cut more images than i currently can. i am loving this hobby so much.

an update on the other things going on right now:

*kenzie starts back to school monday (she can't wait)!
*maddie has an evaluation for speech on 1/27 (i can't wait to see what the outcome is)
*maddie continues to go potty on her own (she poo'd in the potty without me asking her to this morning)
*ryan is getting better with mario kart
*kenzie managed to bowl very close to a 200 this week on the wii
*i made some birthday cards and a get well card. i just need to get a good template for making the envelopes out of 12 by 12 coordinating papers!
*my friend ben was in the hospital (he had a seisure (which led to a stroke) he had to give up his driver's license at age 29 due to his ms and the activity, but he is out of the hospital now. will keep you updated)
*our friend johnny is in the hospital (i will have an update a little later on today on him and will edit when i do)
*we are planning kenzie's birthday party. it will be at the same playground we had it at last year. i called the man and he said if we wanted to we could get a bouncer for the party! i am stoked because we are debating that one.

i guess that about sums up what we have been up to.
i am trying to get better about blogging... hope i am doing what i am attempting...

loads of love!

Monday, January 4, 2010

happy day

so, kenzie has had her days where she doesn't want to have a happy mommy and daddy. well. i just looked over at her (sitting on the couch watching hannah montanna smiling like you wouldn't believe) and she said, "mommy, i had a happy day"

that just makes my day!

Mario Kart Wii:
Yes, this was bought for ryan for christmas, but i'm telling you, i play it more than he does. we both have licenses (basically accounts) on there, I have won us (on my acct) all 32 tracks in the 50cc grand prix. I will start working on winning the last cup that I just unlocked in the coming days since it is the Special Cup and the tracks are very hard. Then on to winning the 150 cc ones and the 100 cc ones... Lastly, I have to win all of the time trials against ghosts in order to unlock the remainder of the items and drivers on the game, then, game on during parties! it's a really fun game to play with friends!

maddie continues to grow like a weed! she told me last night "I'm not wearing a pull up anymore! I'm a big GIRL!" I was entirely pleased with that especially when she pood in the potty right after it! Good girl!

kenzie got a hair straightener for christmas. No, she doesn't have curly hair, but it is wavy underneath, so it looks like it isn't brushed most of the time. she has decided that she loves her hair straight and lets me do it about every other night before bed for the next day. i think it makes her look so much more grown up.

well, they are starting to argue, so i better go.

I am going to work on the first page of a challenge due by the end of the month tonight. when i get my camera charged, i will post pics.

Loads of Love to my bloggy friends!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

9 favorite scrapbook lo's

Going into the 2k3 album for Kenzie is this lo. It is of her and shelby when they were just 7 and 14 weeks old. They were just adorable at that age. They have become so much closer as the years have gone on. They love spending time with each other and I love it when they can be together.
These were my favorite pics of the girls from when maddie was a baby. She was maybe 5 months old here if that and Carol had gotten her and kenzie the matching outfits. I used the wording "I smile because you're my sister" because it was cute. I wanted it to say "I smile because you're my sister. I laugh because there's nothing you can do about it." but didn't have room for it all... I had gotten this paper pad made by Martha Stewart and didn't know if i would be using the button paper, but it really worked out well to accentuate the outfits the girls had on. The embellie I chose was a pic of my girls cut in the shape of a heart and used glitter to outline it as a frame.

This is page one of our wedding layout. I used the quote "I love you today, tomorrow, and forever" for the wording on it. I really took my time and cut the bottom of the paper off of the lace you see at the top and then used that paper to cut the lettering and hearts from my cricut using the don juan cart. I really like how it all blends nicely with the background color.

This is page two of our wedding lo. I am liking that I was able to pull this off. It is the first 2 page lo I have ever done, and like the way it looks in the book side by side. It really highlights the different parts of our wedding nicely.

This was one of my favorite dresses that we had bought for Kenzie when she was younger. She wore it for the first time when she was just 2. I took the colors from her cake and dress and pulled them out to the layout. I then used the cricut to make the lettering. the flowers came from a kit I got for christmas. I loved that the printed paper I found in a scrap pack from Big Lots was just perfect for this lo. It will go in Kenzie's 2k5 album.

Heartbreaker... What more can be said? This was taken in 2k7 when Maddie was just under a year old. I loved those glasses and decided that I would scrap this. I wasn't sure what to do with it at first and put the pic back away. Then after christmas, kenzie had gotten the heart paper in her kit and I got the punches. I used the cricut to cut the lettering and let me tell you, this is one of the best lo's I have done so far. Love it and it will go in Maddie's 2k7 book.

This lo is a fav of mine that will be going into the 2k8 album. This pic was taken of us outside of my brother's house in 2k8 a few days before we moved from Indiana the last time. Kenzie had just gotten her cast put on her arm and we were worried about her hurting herself more... I love the way that I was able to have the b/w photo pop on this lo. I think b/w may be one of my new fav's to scrap with.
This layout, kenzie helped design. We wanted to do a sister page for both of their books, and since kenzie got a sb kit for christmas, we used lots of her things to make this lo. I got the sister sticker and the "the girls" sticker. I took and helped her frame things, she told me how and where to put things. I did make the executive decision to put the title strip behind the sister's sticker so that it would stand out more. All in all I love this lo because it allows me to remember how much love and fun i had when i was making this with kenzie. This lo will go in her 2009 album as I make it since the pics were taken in 2k9 and she made it that year too!

This layout, I loved making because it allowed me to remember how much fun we had when we were taking the pics of Maddie and Kenzie in the front yard in Jeffersonville. I love that the colors all look so nicely together and the flowers that were given to us for christmas went very well with the flowers in their dresses. I just love this. And if you look, the sticker in the bottom left corner says "perfect day" there was no other way to describe the way we felt that day!
These are my 9 fav lo's from 2k9. I was challenged to do this and it was quite easy for me as I just started so I didn't have a lot to go through to find my lo's, but I am sure many of you did have a lot more to go through to find yours, and I want to say that I love looking at your lo's and can't wait to see the ones from 2k10!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

hope everyone had a happy new year.

i hope you all had a happy new year. we sure did. we went to church so i could teach in the four year old class. this was supposed to be my last week teaching in 4's but i agreed to stay in fours until the end of febuary, then in march, i will be doing 2 nights in fours and one night in 1st grade for a few months, so hopefully by june, i will be in 1st grade 3 thursdays a month. the reason i am in fours is because i am hoping to help until they can get better coverage as many of the parents think that the church pays the teachers to man the classes so they can go to service, but this simply isn't the case. we did have a few parents say they would be interested and took information so they can get their ministry placement apps in so they can start helping out which is great. i am just believing that god will bring helpers in each week. this week we learned the first part of the lesson on noah and the ark. this is one of my all time favorite bible stories because of all of the animals and the lesson that if you trust god, he will protect you. our craft was to decorate a butterfly, but i wanted to take it to the next level, so i cut the centers of all of the butterflies out and made them into what looked like a frame. we then told the parents that they could pick up magnet tape and then put a pic of their child in the center of the butterfly and have it for a refrigerator magnet. they all loved the idea!

we then after church went to scott and juanitas. we played wii, did the firework thing. kenzie met a dog and loved him from afar. and watched the ball drop. at this point, i followed through on my word to my friend and had a glass of wine with her. (for those of you who don't know, i don't normally drink, so a glass of wine was nice). it was arbor mist white zinfadel(sp?) and i liked it... we then played more wii. maddie fell asleep in juanita's arms. ryan carried her to the spare bedroom. kenzie followed not long after to watch cartoons. about a half hour later, kenzie was sound asleep. we adults played wii for a while longer. for some reason, scott and i appeared to be the only ones playing for a while, then kevin joined us. i beat scott for a few games of bowling (bringing my record to 255) and then he beat me at mario kart. we then got out the wii fit plus. this was when the fun really began. to see him trying to beat my high score on the hula hoop was hillarious. at one point i had orange hi c coming out of my nose i was laughing so hard! and then to mess with kevin and scott while they were trying was the funnest part of the night. we all crashed about 3 am. i was up by 7 with the girls... kenzie wanted to go out and see the pigs, so we did and she loved them. she fed their pet bird too. she loves the bird because she took a cheerio out of her fingers through the cage and kenzie thought it was awesome.

i have taken on a new craft. scrapbooking... see my facebook profile for pics of that! it is becomming my passion.

and that is the update for now.

hope all is well!

also, please try and help me remember to blog as i have forgotten to here recently!