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Leah’s 1st Day of School…. August 27, 2009

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First day of 1st grade.  Yep, that’s a granola bar in her hand…we were in a hurry and Mom wanted some pics. 🙂


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Think Leah and this guy look anything alike?  Hubby’s 1st grade pic.




Not the best pic… I put this layout together this weekend while visiting the in-laws in Indiana.  My MIL provided some cute school pics of hubby.  I will be teaching a class at Pizazz It (Pickerington) in Sept with 2 cards and 2 layouts – this will be one of the layouts.

Have a great day!



A couple more prayer requests August 25, 2009

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A couple of prayers for some family and friends…

  • My brother Ron and SIL Kathy lost their beloved Mac – a 14 yr old Boston Terrier last week. 
  • My friend Karen started her new job this week – a new teaching job in the Columbus City School system. 
  • SIL Kathy mentioned a co-worker in the last prayer request post – the co-worker was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. 
  • Thankful that Jen’s biopsy came back benign.  Yay! 

If you have something you would like to add – please leave a comment.




Fun Bits for the Week… August 24, 2009

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Fun Bits for the week of August 17th…

  • Well, hello fall!  Love this weather.  I’m a jeans and sweatshirt kinda girl so I love this stuff!
  • Lily has returned home – the girls have been going ga ga over her.  Thanks Grandma Jackie for taking good care of her.
  • We visited Indian this past weekend.  The girls had a great time with Grandma and Grandpa.  They were especially fond of their tractor rides!



  • Yep, more than one tractor ride…several, and on several different tractors 🙂


  • My little girl who’s afraid of bugs was fine climbing up the side of the silo.


  • Can you tell how high Kami is? 


  • Last minute, I decided to take their matching fall outfits and try a photo shoot.  It was a short shoot and not a whole lot of cooperation going on.  Oh well, I’ve come to the conclusion that I just can’t get a good pic of the 3 of them together. 


  • Brooke refused to wear her hat.  I have been putting her hair up lately and love how cute she looks.


  • Kami wasn’t real thrilled about wearing her hat either – doesn’t she look too cute?


  • Had to adjust the lighting on this one…


  • Cutie patootie


  • Cutie Patootie 2.

Have a great week!

UPDATE: I was going to start this post over – for some reason the pics look distorted…will try to load them again tomorrow.



A couple of cards to share… August 20, 2009

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As you can imagine things are CRRAAZY busy right now.   Trying to process and ship orders from the recent CHA show.  Once things slow down, I can get back to be a better “poster” on this blog. 🙂

In the meantime, how about a couple of cards….


“Where in the World R U”  card with a little slip-note in the paper bag.


Not a card, but could be used as one…just a little tag to slip on a “new home” gift or to a new neighbor.


“Hi” card using the new Alphabet Soup products.  This one went up on the Bean Talk blog this week but thought I would share it here too.  Love the color combo. 🙂

Thanks for looking!



9 years ago… August 15, 2009

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and a couple of days now 😦  I married my wonderful hubby.


Didn’t get this up on the day (12th) – too much going on…besides we’re celebrating it tonight with dinner and a movie.

Love you bunches Eric!



A couple of prayer requests… August 12, 2009

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If you get a minute and you would like to help pray for these people, they could use the help…

  • Jen (my good friend from Iowa) could use some prayers – she recently had a biopsy done and is waiting for the results.
  • My friend Heather (whom I’ve talked about opening an Etsy shop with her cards) lost her dog Toby today.  Heather is as much a dog lover as I am and Toby was her good buddy.
  • My friend and super sprout helper Missey’s sister has been battling some undefined bleeding.  Prayers they can figure out what’s wrong and take care of it.
  • On a positive note, remember the twins I asked for prayers for?  The Twin Transfusion Syndrome twins?  Well, they were born a couple of weeks ago (I’m not sure what gestational age).  The girls were 2lbs, 12 oz and 3lbs, 1 oz, were born crying and breathing on their own.  Every little prayer helps!

If you have a request to add, leave a comment.  We’ll add them to the list.



Fun Bits for the Week.. August 10, 2009

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Fun Bits for the Week of August 3rd…

  • First off I must wish Miss Alyssa (my niece) a VERY Happy 10th Birthday!  You’re getting so much older so quickly!  Stop! 


  • Also, I’m wishing my SIL Heidi a wonderful day – a little belated but hope you enjoyed yourself! 
  • One more, I want to give a shout out to Great Grandpa Earl – Happy 87th Birthday tomorrow! 

Now onto some more bits…

  • We really had a good time in Florida – some great family time.  I was thrilled to be able to spend the week with hubby and the girls.
  • While in Florida, we were fortunate to stay in a house with a pool as well as a clubhouse pool.  Hubby very rarely gets naked in front of the girls so it was very funny when Kami saw him in the pool and said “no Daddy, you’re dirty” (meaning his hairy chest).
  • Leah trying to rationalize every purchase at Disney…if I get the bag of rocks, can I still have the snow globe,  Mom “no”;  If I share the bag of rocks, can I get the snow globe.  Mom “no”.
  • Miss Kami telling me she wants to be a “clock” when she grows up. 
  • Brooke batting Kami over the head with her magical wand.
  • Hubby telling me that on his car ride home from Aunt Kathy and Uncle Ron’s that the girls started singing “Joy to the world, Barney is dead and we barbecued his head”.  Missey, do you know anything about this?
  • Leah telling me our 2nd day at the Magic Kingdom was “the best day of her life”.
  • Brooke learned all her colors while Mommy was in Florida at the tradeshow. 😦
  • On our final day in Florida, we decided we were too tired to do another park (our plan was to go to Seaworld) so instead we went to local “Olde Towne Kissimmee” where they had rides.  I think the girls had more fun at this place than they did at Disney (no lines either)…



  • Can you believe Leah – who’s afraid of bugs – rode this coaster with her Dad?  Can you see them?  He’s the one with his arms up.



How cute is that face?

Have a great week everyone!



A bit of fun with Mickey (and others)… August 9, 2009

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Of course I have more pics to share.  We really had a good time at Disney and the girls did great!  My only complaint would be how HOT it was!  I was sweating more than anyone around!  Ugh. 

Anyhow, here’s some other fun pics…


Another pic of the castle…told you I took LOTS that night. 🙂


I took too many photos of the “It’s a Small World” ride.  The girls were mesmerized. 


One of the best character meetings was with the Fairies – including Tinkerbell.  The girls loved it when she sprinkled pixie dust on their heads.  She was just adorable and had this cute little fairy voice.


Look at this cool dragon made out of Legos!  Downtown Disney was fun – rainy, but fun.


Princess Leah at our “Breakfast with the Prinesses”.  Each girl got their own wand.  Brooke decided to use her’s for a weapon. 😦


Princess Kami…


The family with Priness Aurora. 


Leah and I on the Toon Town coaster.  Leah loves coasters and rode Thunder mountain with her Dad.   She sat in the back by herself while Kami is up there with me.  Kami wasn’t so sure about coasters.


Kami enjoying her bacon at “Breakfast with the Prinesses” in the castle. 


Notice I don’t have very many pics of Brooke?  Brooke does not like to smile for the camera nor look at the camera for that matter.  Brooke likes to do everything she should not do including climb on every railing in site at the park.  Some things never change. 😉


Captain Kami Sparrows 🙂


Yummo…there’s that funnel cake I was Facebooking about.  It was the best part of the trip.  Ha!

Thanks for looking!  More scrapbooking stuff this week!



Fun Bits for the Week… August 3, 2009

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Fun Bits for the week of July 27th…

  • Kimber and I safely arrived in Florida in one piece.  We enjoyed seeing truckloads of watermelon, moonshine jelly signs, monster crosses (many of them)  and the Atlanta Olympic torch.
  • Last week I learned that Jen is a huge Ms. Pacman fan!  Who knew?
  • Hubby and the girls have joined me for a second week in Florida.  We have been doing some of the Disney stuff as well as enjoying some pool time.
  • Congrats to Eric who survived the flight with 3 little girls! 
  • Kami sat across the aisle on the airplane and carried on a conversation with her new friends. 
  • Leah calling Epcot  – “Apricot”.
  • Leah asking if the stuffed, animated leopards at the Rainforest cafe were going to jump down from the ceiling and get us.
  • Brooke getting into anyone and everyone else’s stroller at the theme parks.
  • Kami loving the Toy Story ride at Hollywood Studios and wanting to ride it again and again (too bad there was an 80 minute wait).
  • Leah asking why it’s so hot in Florida.
  • Leah loving the 3-D shows…especially when it rains.  Brooke not liking the 3-D shows…especially when it rains.
  • Leah thinking the castle is AWESOME and being absolutely amazed when Tinkerbell comes out of the castle and flies down to the ground.
  • Kami giving all of the characters BIG hugs.  Brooke not giving the characters BIG hugs and throwing her autograph books at them.
  • The girls LOVING the “Honey I shrunk the Kids” play area at Hollywood Studios – me too!
  • Here’s some pics…


  • Jen and I laughing.  Kimber was taking the pic and everytime we laughed, our heads tipped back.  Makes me laugh when I see it again.  Check out Jen’s pins – she was getting a little c-r-a-z-y with the make n’ take.


  • We just passed into the Disney complex and Leah is excited!


  • I don’t think they had this sign when I was 7 (last time I visited Disney) 😦


  • Leah enjoying her Mickey waffle at “Chef Mickey’s”.  The girls loved it there! Me too 🙂


  • Leah and Kams with Goofy.  Am I the only person that gets Goofy and Pluto mixed up?


  • Brooke enjoying Pooh’s house.


  • Took way too many pics of the fireworks…liked this one the best.


  • We have a playground at the house we’re renting…think Brooke is having fun?


  • Meeting JoJo at Hollywood Studios.


  • The girls on the giant ant at the “Honey I shrunk the Kids” playgound.  I LOVED this place and want one in my backyard!  Brooke’s not thrilled with Mommy taking so many pics.


  • Leah, Kams and Mom in our 3-D glasses. 

I’m sure I’ll have lots more to share in the next couple of days.  Have a great week!