Friday, May 23, 2008

Rare 12 X 12

Since I started doing 8 1/2 X 11 layouts a few years ago, it is pretty rare that I do a 12 X 12. It's harder for me to do now. I had several pictures of Tyler that I wanted on the same page so I created this simple 12 X 12.

He's such a happy kid! Love how laid back and comfortable he looks in these pics.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

More Riding Pics

The picture where Kate was holding her arms out was to teach her balance. The horse was still moving and she was riding without holding on. Keep in mind, the horse was a bit older and very calm so I wasn't too worried!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

My Horse Rider and Baseball Player!

Today was the BIG day!!! Kate has been waiting for months and we finally had her first horseback riding lesson today. She was beyond excited and I think she did pretty well. It is a private lesson and she learned a lot in her first day. She even rode with no hands! We will be going every week. When it was time to go home, Kate told me that she wanted to live at their house. I am so excited for her. She just loves being on a horse...

The picture of Tyler in the catcher uniform is from yesterday's baseball game. (I just love how he looks in this cool! ) He is going great! As a matter of fact, his coach picked him and 3 other kids from his team to be on the All Star Game on June 1st! I'm really proud of him. He is really trying and getting some great plays.

JUNE GDT for The Mosy Scrapper!!!

I was asked by Christa at to be their very first Guest Design Team member! I am so excited and flattered that they chose me. (THANKS CHRISTA AND APRIL!!) The site is such a great place to chat with other scrappers and post all your work. They have really fun challenges all the time on the forum. Stop by!
Here is my entry for the GDT spot! I can't wait to get my kit and start designing!

And I have to say HI to my friend Melissa at the Mosy Scrapper! She checks my blog every day so I want to thank her!! (I'll try to update more for you so you're not bored here!! LOL!)

Sunday, May 11, 2008


Last night when I put Kate to bed, I cuddled with her for a few minutes. We were talking a little bit and she said she couldn't wait for today, because of Mother's Day. She really wanted to give me my presents. I told her, since I know my daughter so well, not to wake me up TOO early to give me my gifts. Her response to that was...

"Why not? You might miss Mother's Day!" Katie form, she was in my room at 7:40 all excited. I wasn't totally awake yet and I asked if we could lay down for a bit more and then she could give me my gifts. That did not go over well. So, I got up, went to the bathroom and came back to my bedroom light on and Katie in my bed with her gifts for me. How could I turn her down???!!! In the first bag she had things of hers in a bag for me, including a High School Musical trading card, a heart gem, and a pigs head made from clay that Paul made for her a few weeks ago! (hilarious!) Then she opened up her bag from school that had a little cup with the start of a Marigold. I loved everything!

Poor Tyler was crying when he came in because they started something on the computers for us on Friday and he didn't get it done. I'm not sure why he didn't get it done, all I know is he was very upset that he had nothing for me. I want to know why the teacher wouldn't make sure that EVERY kid had something to take home to their Mom's. Why start a project on Friday afternoon. I felt so bad for him. I want to ask his teacher tomorrow what happened. She didn't make me happy...and on Mother's Day! LOL!

We are off to my Mom's house for dinner later on. Ordering from our favorite Chinese Restaurant! I told Paul to make sure he gets some good pictures of me and the kids this year. That's is job for today! Here's a layout that I did with a picture he took last year...he did a good job!


Friday, May 2, 2008

Guest Design Team Layouts

I was picked to be the Guest Design Team Member for May at Moments to Remember. I was so excited! The May kit was Office Lingo and it was so fun and easy to work with. These are just a few of the layouts I did with it.