Tuesday, September 25, 2007

I Love This Time of Year!

There is something about fall that just makes me smile! I love the cooler fall weather, the changing colors of the leaves, having bonfires and roasting marshmallows...I am really amazed with any season change really as it reminds just how amazing God really is!

We went to Hilger's Farm Market over the weekend and I got some fun pictures. Too bad we would have had to mortgage our house to actually participate in any of the activities LOL! So we just enjoyed walking around. They had a farmers restaurant, a sunflower maze, pony rides, hay rides, and of course a HUGE market full of pumpkins, ghourds and indian corn.

The girls are really excelling in soccer. Hanna keeps telling me, "Mom, I will try harder next time, I promise." I don't know what it is in society that tells our children they have to be #1 and that winning is the only way we can receive any glory. It is frustrating! I always hold her face in my hands and tell her as long as she tried to hardest, and had fun, that mommy will be proud of her no matter what. Bless her little heart for wanting me to be so proud of her!

I created this layout yesterday (about Chloe and how she persists that a hot dog is not a hot dog, but chicken) and I crack up everytime I look at it. In fact, I showed it to Chloe and asked, "what are you eating in this picture Chloe?" Wanna know what she said? Anyone wanna wager a bet?! Yep, she said "chicken mommy!" Love that girl!

I'd love to hear of any funny stories or experiences you've had lately! Post one here on my blog and I will pick a winner by next Tuesday to get a fun little RAK from me! It will include some new American Crafts chipboard, some Heidi Swapp journaling spots, and an adorable little Rhonna Farrer (Autumn Leaves) stamp.

I recently put a stat counter on my blog just out of sheer curiousity as to who was reading my little ol' blog. Suffice to say I am amazed at the amount of page loads! Thank you so much for "stopping by" to read about my ordinary life!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Taylor Turned Eight!!

We had 15 little girls at our house on Saturday for a birthday party!!! We played bingo, did make up, hair, and nails, and the girls loved it!! I didn't know how it would go having 15 screaming, running, giggling girls in my house for 3 hours. I was pleasantly surprised (well, yes they still did all 3) at how well it went. The girls were all so sweet and loved getting dolled up. Hanna's birthday is in 2 months but I'm not sure I'm ready for another party LOL!

And little Chloe really did it tonight. She got into my liquid chalk for stamping. Oh yes she did! She stamped herself, my scrap table and chair, the carpet, a bunch of buttons and an adorable crocheted flower(GASP), she also chalked up my mattress in my room and my bedroom floor. Chad immediately grabbed her, threw her in the tub, and was really mad that I made him step aside for a picture, hehe. I was stunned and angry but never get any of her antics on film.

Later, as I'm trying to clean the black mess, Chloe comes into my scrapbook room. She puts her hands on her hips, squats down, and proclaims, "YUCH mom, that disgusting!" OH little girl it's a good thing you are so darn cute....she then hugged me and told me she loved me and did the same to Chad. He suggested that she is like that candy called "Sourpatch Kids." Have you seen the commercial before? It states, "first their sour, then they're sweet." That would be my Chloe!

I'm ready for the fall shows to start. There is nothing on! I have been watching "Rock of Love" with Bret Michaels. It is something like the bachelor except the chicks are expected to be able to hang like a rockstar. It has been quite entertaining!

I also finished a mini album from our monthly sponsor at CMK. Creative Imaginations sent me this adorable BE heart mini album. I will only share a couple of pages. There are 10 total. I love making mini albums. Hope you have a great week!

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Got Kn{owl}edge?

Well if not, you should!!! Create My Keepsake now has monthly kits and this one is perfect for back to school. I love the mix of product. To check out Rebecca's kits just click here Got Kn{owl}edge? It is packed full of goodies from Jenni Bowlin, Scenic Route, and has the cutest custom stamp (journaling lines with a cute nerdy owl!)

Create My Keepsake is also hosting a contest this month in conjunction with Creative Imaginations. Details are here Creative Imaginations ContestYou have the opportunity to win some cool prizes! They also sponsored our Design Team this month. I worked with the new "Blue Bell" line by Karen Russell. It is beautiful! Here are some projects I did with her papers and embellishments:

The scan came out a little dark, but, what do you do?!! I can't take a picture of a layout to save my life, so....I did a really fun mini album with this line too and will post it once I get pictures! I also worked on a boy layout of my cousin Elliot. He is such a cutie, and I used pink and butterflies! Never thought I'd do that on a boy layout ;)

Chloe is finally starting to potty train. I mean really POTTY train!!! (Insert hand clap here). I'm thrilled. I'm sick of buying wipes, and pull ups, and diapers. Does that mean I can buy more scrapstuff? (Yeah right!)

Well, I'll catch you all later. I'm having family over for my SILs birthday. Fun times!

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