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

Friday, February 27, 2009


Last summer the boys put these hot dog and katsup suits on and waved people in off of the highway to T-Ball Dogs in exchange for a donation to their baseball team. (the fire) I swear it was 95 degrees outside but those little boys didn't care they just had a blast. Of course I sat in the car and watched to make sure none of them decided to play in traffic or kill over from heat stroke. For those of you that don't have 11 year old boys I want you to know that playing in traffic seems like a logical thing to them. Crazy I know but hey that's why they have over protective parents that guard them with their life while teaching them the importance of working for things that you want. I have to admit I had a blast too. I laughed my fool head off most of the time. Thank you T-Ball Dogs for the donation and the wonderful memory!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

HP got his "grills" on today!!!!

Huddy has been counting down the days until he got his braces on!! He calls them his "grills"!!! His count down ended today!!! He was so excited to start straightening his pearly whites and I was excited to put the braces on!!! This is the office that I work in. Pretty fancy huh!! Yep, this is where you can find me every Monday and every other Wednesday morning. Not a bad gig. Anyway, I think my little Hudmeister looks so cute!!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Winter formal

The winter formal is tonight at Noblesville High School. Madi got asked by the cutest, sweetest boy ever!! Ben Yoder. He came in the house with a beautiful pink rose for her! Awwweee! How awesome is that? They look so stinking good together too!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Stomach Flu round 3!!

Never say never!! I got it!! The first time since hmmm... I can't remember when!! Friday morning I woke up with a little tummy ache of my own!!! It was a mild case thank goodness! I was back into civilization by noon and off to Chicago by 5. It worked out for me but who knows what will happen to the 5 other peeps that rode along! I warned them! (I really did)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Round two of the stomach flu!!

It was to dark in the family room to take a good picture so I will just have to describe how things looked when I got home from running Madi around. UGLY! McGwire was curled up on the chair with a big trash can next to him. Tears rolling down his face. Huddy was moaning and groaning and rolling around on the couch. He was holding his stomach and convinced that he needed to be taken to the hospital. (He always wants to go to the hospital when he gets sick) Steve was yelling about throw up missing the toilet and having to clean it up while running through the house looking for Lysol. You see, I am usually the throw up cleaner upper cause I never ever get it. Therefore, he was out of his element and not to happy. I can catch it in my hands and walk away unscathed. Steve on the other hand has a weak tummy and a very weak immune system to stomach flu. Good thing Madi has a cheer competition in Chicago this weekend and I am the lucky one to go with her!! Otherwise I could be posting a pretty funny picture of my better half in not such a better way!! Oh I am so glad to be me today!! (probably tomorrow too!)
Have a great Valentine's Day!!

p.s. If you were curious how long Madi was under the weather. 2-1/2 days!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Stomach Flu:(

Yes it's true. We have stomach flu in our house. It started last night around midnight with Madi and continued until about 5am. Oh that poor girl. It was the worst case she has ever had. Maybe the worst case any of us have ever had. When her tummy started to settle we fell asleep and then overslept until 8 am. That meant McGwire was late for school. Uggh. What a day. She is recovering now and I am waiting for the next kid to start up. I gotta go finish up the laundry and get myself in bed so that I will be ready.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Logan Village Mall

Have you ever been to the Logan Village Mall? If not you need go. Eleven of my scrappy friends and I have rented a space there to sell scrapbook kits. The name of our cute little space is "Our Creative Outlet". Here is the link to our blog It is really small right now. So small that it is just a wall. It is an awesome wall though and I love it so much. We have pages displayed from floor to ceiling and there are all kinds of paper crafts and hand made cards too. Many of the items that are for sale are listed on the blog but there is still to much to list. Every inch of our space is full to the brim with many one of a kind items or things made exclusively for the OCO (that's what we call Our Creative Outlet). We add new things everyday and since there are so many of us the variety is unbelievable. Oh and our prices are super good too. We are all very excited and hope that anyone that enjoys scrapbooking will shop there so we can grow and eventually become a full scrapbook store! Go check us out!!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

For Gabby's birthday picture!!

I can't believe that my niece Gabriellla (aka Crabriella on cranky days) is all ready 2. Time has flown with that cute little thing in our lives. She is the last of the babies and she is smart as a whip I tell you. Since she is always having to keep up with the older kids she does everything way younger than the rest of the them did. She can speak in full sentences which includes tattling and can even use bad words in perfect context! (I'm not sure why we say bad words in our family, we know better but we just do it. Except our Mom) Anyhoo, I made this layout with her in mind. The next time we see her we plan on having a little bitty birthday party which will include a cupcake! I all ready told Barni to put her in pink so she will match my page! It turned out so cute that I couldn't wait to share it. I think I will duplicate it a few times for the OCO too.
Have a great week.