Thursday, December 24, 2009

Our Family Is Growing!

We have the most exciting news to share! Our family will be growing! We are in the process of adopting a baby girl from Korea! We can't wait to add a daughter and sister to our family! If you would like to experience all of the details of our adoption process, check out our blog: Waiting For You.

I already have plans swimming in my head for an adoption album to document every step in this amazing journey. Check back soon for updates. I will be sure to post pictures soon!

Sunday, November 22, 2009


Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year! I love dressing up! Usually I am one of the few that go to school with some crazy outlandish outfit on each year. The kids love it! Its so fun dressing up the boys too... I love it all- the costumes, the makeup, the hairsprays and little details. The more parts to a costume, the better! I love trick-or-treating and carving pumpkins... and of course raiding the kids Halloween bags after our night is over!

Here are some fun pictures from this year!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

First Place!!

I know this is a little late in posting... (seems to be my life lately!)... but I was so thrilled to be able to take FIRST PLACE at the Scrapbook Mega Meet in Novi Michigan in May! My best friend, Christine and her mother and I have made it a tradition to go every year and this is our fourth year and obviously my lucky year! I was so excited! The winning layout was one of my favorites of my muddy little monster, Kolby! Thanks for celebrating with me! Click on the link above to see my super excited face after I won!! Here is a photo of my winning layout...

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Long time, no post!!

Has a month REALLY gone by already? I can hardly believe it!

So what has happened in 30 + days?? Well, first of all, I decided not to reapply for the Crop Addict design team, although it was a hard decision. They are such a fun, incredibly talented group of ladies And Debbie creates wonderful products and kits. I had an awesome 6 months with them. I know the new design team will be wonderful, but I will miss it. But I really just need some downtime to try to catch up on life!! So much cleaning and organizing needs to be done that I can barely find my pictures, much less try to find SPACE to scrapbook! I did a ton of organizing and purging this summer, but once school started, it has turned once again into pile after pile...

I suppose its the creativeness in me that causes the haphazard piles and unorganized lifestyle. My mind "thinks" organized, but my body "acts" unorganized. Ah well... the curse of the artist, huh?

I am just now starting to get motivated to really clean and get back to scrapbooking. I haven't touched a page in over a month! Can you believe it??!! I think that's the longest stretch I've gone without actually scrapping. I still look at layouts and blogs and magazines, but just haven't had the time or desire right now to dig in. I need to look for a good contest... that ALWAYS kick starts me this time of year!

Besides that, life is pretty normal and boring. Tons of snow here, but no snowdays (well unless you count the day last week when my HUSBAND got a snow day and I didn't... I was a little cranky to say the least!!) And both my own kiddos and all the kids at school are struggling with cabin fever. Its driving us teachers crazy! How many days until spring break?? LOL!

Carson is reading like a monster- I have to stop him to get him to go to bed sometimes! Its so wonderful to see! We discovered the early readers section of our library where they have books at his level and he is so excited!

Well... that's all for now. I hope it won't be another 30 days before I bop back on to update! Hopefully with some layouts, nonetheless.... until then... too-da-loo!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

January Crop Addict projects

This was such a wonderful kit! The contrast of the earthy Webster Pages papers and the bright bold Pink Paislee papers was so fun to work with! Here are some projects I created with the January Crop Addict kit.