Pictures, papers, family and friends all help create memories that make me who I am.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

McGwire's 5K run

Here is what inspired me yesterday!! McGwire ran a 5k in November all by himself. It was rainy and cold and by the time he got to the finish line his sweat pants were so wet that they were falling off of him:( HE finished 69th out of 182 and ran a 9.13 mile. As you can see by the pictures he was one of the youngest runners. What a cool kid!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Another snow day!

Remember the picture of our house covered in a bunch of snow? Well today it looks just like that again. We woke up to 12 inches of the white stuff and another day off of school. It is absolutely beautiful here and my thing 1 and thing 2 spent the day playing in it. Shoveling, sledding, snowballs and we can't forget the 4-wheeler/snow plow that flew up and down the sidewalks. (it really does work by the way)

Since we had time at home I was able to scour the web to get a peek at all of the new paper lines and products coming out of CHA!! YUM-YUM! I can't wait to get my hands on some new things!!

I am going to head up to scrapbook room and work on a layout that is calling my name.
See ya,

Saturday, January 24, 2009


Not perfect but at least you can see the desk top!!! I honestly had it cleaned twice before today but before I could run and grab my camera the inspiration got the best of me and I messed it up again. I love the black drawers. I pulled a few of them out so that you could see what I keep in them. This is where I spend all of my time when I am home by myself or when it is late at night! I have to say it is my favorite place in the whole house!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

A new baby in the family!!

My neice Jennifer had this beautiful little boy the day after Christmas. He is the most perfect baby ever. I felt very honored to be invited to take his birth pictures!! Congratulations Jen, Dan and big sister Rosey!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

some fun stuff!

Here are the stress reliever projects that I have been trying to get uploaded. Yahoo!!!

I flipped this little board book on it's side and turned it into a book about my silly kids!

Then I altered this mailbox just in time to receive a few Valentines!!

Now that I have these things done I promise to have pictures of my scrapbook room next week!

Saturday, January 17, 2009


Well I was right!! By 9:30 the cousins were knocking on the door. They are like thing one and thing two if you are familiar with Dr. Seuss. Well my boys are also like thing one and thing two. Imagine it! We had air soft and nerf gun wars in the house (thank you Uncle Bill), balls bouncing off the walls and everywhere else, all the pillows flung off of the couches, power drills humming and the straw that broke the camel's back was when they converted the four wheeler into a home made snow plow and decided to zoom it up and down the alley doing donuts in the neighbors yards along the way!! My goodness I would call that a productive day for four little boys. Needless to say that was when production stopped and the cousins were sent packing back to their own crib (that's what they call their house). The next snow day we get it will be a requirement that Huddy attend work with Daddy!! (he's the ring leader you know)

Since scrapbooking is my therapy and my stress reliever I stayed up until 1 am relieving a little. I finished 2 layouts and 3 projects. I would love to post them but my computer is not wanting to acknowledge the memory stick from my camera. Stressful I tell you! Wish I had more time to relieve it. I'm off to basketball games with my little angels. Only 4 games today.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Baby it's cold outside!!!

We are freezing in Indiana!!! Minus 4 degrees right now!!! It is so cold that school was cancelled. Tomorrow it is suppose to be back up to 25!! That will feel like a heat wave for us. TV, board games, wii, reading, scrapbooking, baking cookies while sipping on hot chocolate and just spending time together! That's my plan for the day. Lets see how it goes. It will probably be fighting, trashing the house and begging for friends to come over. Anyway, have a happy Friday! (This picture is a couple years old and a lot there was a lot more snow on the ground then but other than that it looks the same. Beautiful in my eyes! At least there is some gratification for freezing our fanny-wackers off!!)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

I'm moving into my blog and loving it!!

I love looking at slide shows on blogs!! It is such a great way to peak creativity! Sooooo, I decided that I would add one of my own. I have a lot more pages to add when the battery in my camera recharges so stay tuned!! Look out blog world... HERE I COME!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

one valentine page completed!!

Isn't Madi funny? She is always walking around the house in crazy get ups and ready for a photo. I seriously love her sense of humor.
I have another Valentine page finished I'm just waiting to get the boys both home at the same time to photograph them together!! Just about ready to post pics of my scrapbook room too.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

clean and messy again

I got my scrapbook room cleaned like I promised myself I would. That clean desk perked my creativity so I went to archiver's and got some new Valentine paper. ( I love Valentine paper. It is always so beautiful.) When I got home I dumped it all out on the desk and started lovin on it all and before I knew it..... the desk was a mess again and I was back to square one. Sooo I am going to finish up a few projects, post them and then clean up my desk and take a cool pic of it to post as well. So until then happy scrapping.

Friday, January 2, 2009

New Year's Resolution

Here is a picture of my scrapbook room in November. It was a disaster. It took me 2 days to clean it up and I vowed never to let it get like that again. Well, here it is January 2ND and I just realized that it is getting a little messy again. Yikes! I am going to spend a few hours cleaning it then I'll take another picture to remind me of how happy I am when it is tidy. New Year's Resolution -keep my space clean!!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year-New Blog!!!

Its a new year and and time to try new things. Spread your wings and branch out. Well that's exactly what I am going to do!! I have loved working on Our Creative Outlet blog so much that I decided to take the plunge and create my own blog. I'm excited about posting pictures of my scrapbook pages and telling the world about my crazy life. So I lift up my glass and say thanks to all the girls at OCO that inspired me to go for it!!!