Friday, April 25, 2008

Another sampling

OK, so I've been a little busy lately, but I finally got around to photographing a few of my recent creations. I haven't been able to do as much as I would like, but these are a few of the new ones. Enjoy!

Dahlia Birthday...A folding technique I learned from SCC. Just look up dahlia fold or copy and paste this site. (One of these days I'll figure out how to hook the link right into this text...until then)


April brother's birthday was on this day and I thought I'd try out a new stamp of the month stamp set (CTMH...August) (Click on it to see full version)

Celebrate Dress...I love this so much I made 2 cards...

Zoo friends...our neighbor who's 3 LOVES all things animals, so I couldn't resist making this one...the words are from the CTMH SOM for July, but I liked the filled in animals from one of our older sets. (She received Elephun and a Giraffe umbrella from us and loves them both!)

This was her birthday cake created by her Mom who's never taken a cake decorating class...amazing! (To see full version, click on picture)

My parents are coming tomorrow to help me around the house and give me a much-needed break from ALL of it...Thank God for parents, right? I'm so ready just to have another set of adult hands in the house...let alone 2 sets! Ball has been so challenging lately...and between strep, some annoying persistant cough that's infected most of us and now Fifths disease, I'm ready for a vacation! I guess it could be worse, but I don't want to know what that would be like! I'll settle for this.

Friday, April 11, 2008

The countdown

We have officially begun the countdown. The kids are excited and I think I'm already packing my bags for the vacation I need! HA! Soon we'll be complete again!

Softball and t-ball are really amazing. Bethany is becoming somewhat of a power hitter and really learning to make contact with the ball well. Ashley is a great short-stop/second baseman, fielding and throwing well. Nicholas is just a good little 5 year old...he hussles well, hits well and is so excited to be on the field everytime he gets the chance. He has the biggest smile on his face and trys so hard. Holly is the best cheerleader too! Maybe I've started something! She's a trooper going to all these practices and games and hanging in there. They are really great kids. (most of the time :)

My family is trying something new too! Since we are almost all overweight, (those over 30 at least) we've decided to try to have our own biggest loser competition and lose weight for the little one's wedding...(the only one NOT over 30). We all put $50 in a pot and the weigh in is at the wedding. We'll see how it goes. So far, my sister is doing great with a 12 lb weight loss. I'm really proud of her. I've only lost 4...but it's a start. I can't wait to see how we all do. It's something we needed and this is the perfect stimulus to do it! Besides, the new in-laws family are all skinny people so we can't look like the fat vs the skinny, right? I'm very proud of all my brothers and sisters and parents for taking on this challenge. Coming from the medical field (somewhere in my past) it makes my heart happy! David has lost 10 lbs lately...maybe I need to do what he's doing...nah...

School is almost out for the kids...only about 5-6 weeks...time has flown lately. I'm sure having something to do almost every night has something to do with that though.

Well, lots of birthday's this is one of our best long-time friends...and it was so good to talk to him tonight. Happy Birthday Brey! We have so many blessings to be thankful for...and he is one of them.


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