Monday, August 4, 2008

August Already?

Where does the time go? The summer is already half over, the days are getting shorter, and the peas are coming to an end in my garden. I did harvest some pretty amazing magic purple beans that turn into green beans when you cook them - the kids should get a kick out of those! I even found a few edible strawberries in the patch (they haven't been doing well - this being their first year and all). Still to come: tomatoes and possibly corn - though the stalks look a little too thin to hold any!
As for family outings, we have mainly stayed in the neighborhood, but we did venture out on one camping trip - in Nana's motorhome! We had a great time and are even considering braving camping in a tent with two toddlers in tow...well, we'll see! We also spent a couple weeks at the pool - both kids loved their swimming lessons and can't wait to go back.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Sweet Ride

I was so sure I posted these photos already. I absolutely love my new bike. I even love the infant seat I bought to attach at the back to carry one of the kids. They love it too. In fact there was quite a fight to ride in it in the beginning and it really hasn't lost its popularity since! Of course, now that I have one, it makes it a bit harder to head out for a ride and tell the kids they can't come along! Mostly I love taking them with me anyways, so it isn't really a problem (except when I want to head downtown to shop for myself).
Jayden also has his own bike that he is getting very good at riding...I can't wait until he can ride fast enough to bike ride together!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Watering is a very serious job!

My veggie gardens are growing nicely...thanks to a very dedicated gardener! I have been known to have a bit of a black thumb in the past so it is good to have some assistance! This year I am starting to really get into gardening so I decided to plant a little of everything and see what grows. So far we have eaten one asparagus (it's the first year so mostly it just flowers), a few leaves of lettuce (enough to fill 4 hamburgers to be exact), and a tiny flower of broccoli, but there is lots growing so there is a lot to look forward to (and plenty to water).

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Latest Layout

Well, here it is, the layout you have been waiting for, with the final scraps of my final kit. Time to explore the goodies I have collected this year and get scrappin' freely! I have already created a few pretty cool cards (sorry I haven't photographed them). My next project is to finish the last few layouts of Jenna's first year album. Then I can move on to finishing the Alphabet book and then who knows!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Missing Layout...

It may have "accidentally" been missed when the LP post was created by its host, but here it is. Actually next week's is also finished...maybe you would like a sneek peek? Well, you can't have one, I am too busy "rising above".

La piece de resistance

I can't believe I missed this one. This is my favorite of the "Gerber collection"...course I took a couple more today so it may have some competition!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Changing on the Outside

Of course I am referring to my garden! Hard to believe that I am becoming a gardener...I used to hate gardening - I guess I am maturing (hee hee hee). Anyways, I am totally in love with gerber daisys and my new veggie garden so I just had to share some pictures (taken with my new 50mm fixed lens - which I also love).

Out with the Old In with the NEW

Well, it looks like the new design team is up and the old has been erased - even though we still have two more layouts before the month is over! You know how it goes...out with the old, in with the new...sometimes we can hardly wait to move on in life! As for me, I am looking forward to using the many scrap materials I have stored up over the year!!! Actually, here are a few layouts I have finally found time to complete...

...course now that I am no longer on the DT who knows who will actually read this!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

My Birthday Princess!

Such a happy little girl. This little princess just turned 1 yesterday. It is hard to believe she has only been in our lives for a year, but at the same time it is also amazing how fast the year has gone by. And despite the laughter she is currently cutting 4 new teeth through her little gums - all at once!! That will bring her grand total up to 12! And to think Jayden barely had half that many at the same age!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

Here it is all on one line...thanks to Vanessa!! I love it! Happy Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

LOVE is in the Air!

We had our final gathering of Chicks Who Click (a new session starts soon for anyone interested) with Karen McKinnon. Our assignment this time was to find the letters of L-O-V-E and put them together. I really enjoyed this one! Who knows I may even scrap it into an album! I wish I could get these letters all on one line - the effect is much better.

Friday, January 18, 2008

F is for Fall...a layout long in the making

Here it is...F is for Fall. I have had the paper for this one for a couple years now, and the photos of Jayden for over a year. I wanted to have both kids in this double page layout so I had to wait for fall to come around again with Jenna. I am pretty happy with the result. Course the photo frame that held the 5x7 of Jayden (and two others from the same collection) now hangs empty...but I guess it was time for a change anyways!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Okay, so it has been awhile...

I am sorry it has taken SO long to put in a new entry. Since November I have been crazy busy preparing for Christmas and then cleaning it up. I have also been avoiding the computer, choosing to instead use my precious moments of kid free time to scrapbook...that is until we took the kids to a hockey game the other night and the horrible benches combined with the heavy sleeping baby in my arms ruined my lower back. Yup so now I am back into movie junkie mode. Anyways, the new kit from Lotus Paperie's Couture Collection, as it is now called, is my favorite to-date. Seems like every month Vanessa manages to top the month before. I don't know how she will top this one, but I can't wait to find out! Anyways, we got this super cool paper to paint, and here's what mine looks like....I know I should have more photos of my Christmas scrapping accomplishments. I made three really great mini albums for the "grandparents" (of my kids) and they turned out great. Of course, I forgot to photograph them before I gave them away as Christmas presents, but I am teaching a mini album course on February 13th, so maybe after that I will have something to show you! I have also become quite the card maker. These are a couple of my favorites...