Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Santa Rocks!!!

I am pretty sure she doesn't really get how cool

all the loot is...but she sure looks like she gets it!!! Oh My!!!

The best part of this Christmas was Dee and I were in bed

by midnight on Christmas Eve

and the kids didn't get up until 7:30 am Christmas morning

I guess there is a first time for everything!

Maybe next year I can hope for 9:00 am

Kaden had a pretty great Christmas!

He is turning into a pretty big boy, he got an ipod

this year and a cool new red bike.

Posted by PicasaAustin asked for a weight bench for Christmas
this year so he can "bulk up" for football next year!
He got some cool video games and stuff too.
We have been blessed with a great family!!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Our little Christmas package!!!!

Posted by PicasaThis is the best Christmas package
I could ever ask for.
I am so in love with this little girl
all tied up in bows.
She is making this a very
special Christmas!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas!!!!

I had to slip in a pic of Hallie's latest new look...a little

shadow from her big bow, but isn't she stinkin' cute????

Below is our yearly neighborhood Christmas party!

It is one of my favorite AZ traditions since we have moved here.

Breakfast is served at the park and there is

this secret AZ recipe for Buttermilk syrup that is to die for.

Then Santa arrives usually in a convertible, yes in December!

It is usually just comfortable sweatshirt weather. LOVE IT!!!

look it's mr. do not take my picture!

on Santa's lap??? (even smiling)

lil' miss Hallie~ it's her 6 week old birthday!

Posted by Picasaand look who slipped in not wanting to be seen on Santa's lap
our wanna be believer.... mr. K ~ 9 years old

Sunday, December 7, 2008

their both babes!!!

Posted by PicasaWhat a fun day we had today!
It was Hallies blessing day and take a look at her mama...
isn't she a babe too???
Hallies grandpa gave her a very special blessing
and then we had a fun wintery day here in Arizona!
The day time temp. was probably around 70 degrees.
Darn chilly.....don't cha think???

Monday, December 1, 2008

It's starting to be "normal" to me????

It's starting to be normal to me to have Thanksgiving,
Christmas shopping and decorating, and planting flowers all in the same weekend.
It was the anniversary of our sixth year here
in Arizona last week, and now I can say this is a lot
more normal to me than shoveling snow would be.
These months here with the weather fabulous
are what make the summers worth it.
This is heaven!!
Posted by PicasaI really have to say I enjoy Christmas shopping a lot more here.
I have never really enjoyed cold temps and big heavy coats,
even worse being cold. I still yearn for familiar
even though it is getting more familiar here.
I miss my family and my amazing friends.
But, I have been truly blessed to have made wonderful
friends here also. I am grateful for all of you!!!
So, I guess what I am saying is..............
( my hubby will say...I've known that for a long time)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Doesn't get much better than this....

Playing with ink, paper, stamps, bling.....

my hubby, my kids (which includes my cute son-in-law)

and our precious little grandbaby!!!!

Awesome Arizona weather...

All this makes for a really fun weekend!!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

We are "madly in love" with this babe!!!

We are all "madly in love" with this babe!!!
But... look at her Grandpa!!!
He is quite smitten with her...
This morning as he was gooing and gawing over her
Lindsey said, "Hallie when you get big
and want BIG things....just ask Grandpa!"
...that say's it all doesn't it??Posted by Picasa

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Our little sweetie pie!!!!

Everytime our little sweetie pie gets dressed
we have to take new pictures.
Oh my goodness!!!
Being a grandma is the greatest!!!
I am having a lot of fun...
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Monday, November 3, 2008

Meet Hallie Nicole!!!!

Meet my beautiful grand daughter
Hallie Nicole!
She arrived on November 1
weighing in at 8lbs. 13oz. 21 1/2 inches long
You can't see it here but she has tons of black hair
and she already has us all wrapped around
her tiny little finger!Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Happy First Anniversary B&D

Happy Anniversary B&D!!! One blissful year already!!!

Dana keeps harrassing me because I haven't scrapped their wedding.

So, I just wanted to remind her that I did create "tons" of fun

things for their engagement. It was a little more carefree when I was

on the design team rather than teaching. But, I promise a fab mini

album one of the months real soon......

Posted by PicasaThis layout created for Mystic Paper last year when I was
able to be part of their awesome Design Team!!!
(I literally had to sneak this off of the wall...
when Ellen wasn't there to stop me hee.. hee... Ellen)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

That's My Boy's!!!! #72 and #9

#72 what a cutie!!! This is how I love to spend my time the most!

Watching my boy's get all sweaty and play hard!

I can't believe he's a 9th grader and will

in High School next year. Time flies!

Big game today against Shepherd ...Go Austin!!!

Posted by PicasaHere is #9 there were 2 more pics that didn't post up...go figure!
Kaden loves soccer! Their team is named Metal Monkeys this year!
They have an awesome team and they are playing on the big field now.
Gotta love it! Go Metal Monkeys!!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Still Waiting....

We are still waiting for our little darlin' to come!

Dana gave Lindsey a shower this week and it turned out so darling!

She really planned everything out so well and Lindsey got some

really cute and needed gifts. Here is a pic of the diaper cake my cute

friend Lora made for her. She had binkies, booties, a teething ring,

a burp cloth, and safety pins hanging from it. Sooo cute!!!

Below is the dessert table...

Dana planned all of the desserts

to be pink and brown since that is the color

Lindsey did all of Hallies things in.

Dana and I raided Hallies

closet for the clothes line banner. It turned out just amazing!

We are all pretty baby hungry... about now...

to heck with dessert! LOL

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Frightfully Delightful!!!

I am so excited to teach this fun Halloween Mini Album!!!

It is a 6"x 9" mini album full of fun little spooks & secrets.

Tags for journaling, the awesome Cosmos Cricket paper,

tons of trims and fibers. This book is sure to be a Halloween hit in any home.

The class dates are Saturday October 11th 9-12 a.m.

and Thursday October 16th 6-9 p.m.

The cost is $44.oo I will be teaching this class at Mystic Paper

in fabulous downtown Mesa.

www.mysticpaper.com or 480-834-0286

Call & sign up if you dare...it is sure to be frightfully delightful....

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Loving Orange! & craving Fall !!!!

I have been totally craving "FALL" which... coming from Utah

I always do this time of year! Under 100 degrees would even be

a nice change.... anyhow, I'm pretty sure that's why when I picked

these papers I was loving "ORANGE" so much!!!

These are my layouts for my layout page class next week!!!

I have been really slow at getting them going and done...

So, if there is anyone out there that needs to get some photos scrapped,

you are looking for some fun new techniques and ideas...,

and you "NEED" some you time! Please join me...

I will be teaching this class

at Scrapology Thursday September 25th 6:30-8:30

In class you will finish "3" double page layouts with loads of goodies for $35.00.

You will also enjoy a couple of hours to get rejuvinated and have a great time!

Just call the store to sign up 480-786-4878

or you can sign up on the website: www.scrapologyaz.com

Or better yet...stop by the store and see them in person.

They are fun fun pages!!!

Posted by PicasaMy oldest daughter Dana took these great shots of
of her neices and nephews for her sister-in-law.
Aren't they adorable pics!!!!