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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Danielle's Halloween blog candy!

Danielle has some super awesome blog candy-go check it out! Some great goodies!!

Sorry I've been slacking again. Things are just so crazy around here! Alexander has been keeping me up all night, every night, and Aaron keeps me super busy during the day. :) I do have some more pages to share though, hopefully I can do that in the next few days!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Aaron is a monster AND a conductor :)

Finally time to update a little! What a crazy week its been. My sweet little Aaron fell off the bed the other day and had the largest goose-egg ever. It was terrible. He just screamed and screamed. He cried all the way to the hospital. It was a nightmare. So my little man had his first CAT scan at age 2! Luckily everything was ok though, he was just sore. Poor fella. Alexander is over 8 pounds now-can you believe it? He is great, but he is such a horrible sleeper! I feel like I haven't slept in a month. Aaron used to fall asleep as soon as I put him to bed, and he would barely move all night. Alex is the complete opposite though. He grunts and groans and moves around all night long. But that's ok. I may look and act like the living dead, but at least I have 2 amazing boys, so its totally worth it! ;)

We had a pretty good weekend. On Friday my moom took the day off so we could spend the day hitting all the yard sales. It was great. I maybe had a handful of clothes left in my closet that fit after Alex came, but now my closet is overflowing! Everything looks or is brand new though, and I didn't pay over $1 for anything! Jamie even gave me part of his closet since mine is so stuffed! :) Here is my favorite yard sale purchase EVER-my $3 authentic Prada bag!!

I also finally got to start the "Twilight" series. I read Twilight over the weekend, then started and finished New Moon yesterday. I just couldn't put it down! I hadn't bought the 3rd book, but I'm going to go get it tonight or tomorrow! Can't wait to finish the series. Also, for those of you that are local, I encourage you to visit Four Seasons Books in Shepherdstown. I haven't been there since I attended Shepherd College right out of high school. I was so impressed. Not only are they a regular book store with all the current releases, but they also carry used books, and their kids section is AWESOME! I am planning on taking Aaron there sometime next week. So please go visit!

On Saturday I was lucky enough to attend my monthly HappyScrappers meeting. It was so much fun. I haven't seen my scrappin' buddies in months, so it was so nice to be able to get together! Plus I was able to escape the house for a bit, and I also finished 5 pages, which completed my weekly goal. Here are a few of them-will show the rest a little later!

This is a photo I took of Aaron playing at his train table one day. I used some Thomas papers for this page. The letters are my $2 Karen Foster Snap-stamps that I got at the GASC. I also added some adorable Queen & Co train brads.

These are some photos I took at our Memorial Day picnic. Aaron was VERY unhappy because he didn't want to eat-he wanted to play! The papers and the dinosaur stickers are all Reminisce-love them. The letters are really cool puffy epoxy stickers that I got on clearance at M's, but I can't remember who makes them. It might've been Making Memories. I don't know, but they're cute!

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That's all for now. Now I just want to leave you with this adorable video! This is Aaron going playing on the slide during our church picnic at the park. Aren't I the luckiest mom in the world?! Thanks for stopping by!


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Friday, September 12, 2008

FAB Blog candy!

Please go check out Misty's blog! She has some fabulous blog booty up for grabs, plus her blog rocks! :)

Sorry I haven't been around much. Been a crazy week with a cranky baby and a trip to the ER with Aaron. Will elaborate more later. Hope you all have a great weekend!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Oh Brother!

Ok, I know I'm a tad bit biased, but aren't my boys beautiful?? I can't believe I get to wake up everyday to these little guys. Oh, life is wonderful!
As usual, my photo is crooked. :P Not too many different products used. The paper is Reminisce-I just love them!! They're papers are great and totally "me"! The cardstock is from EK, and you can't see it in the pic, but it has different little specks of color in it. The letters are a bunch of miscellaneous chipboard, and I just painted in with brown acrylic paint. Easy Breezy.

Ugghhh, I could just look at these photos forever! Better yet, I think I'll go cuddle with my boys a bit before bed. :) Have a great night and rest of the weekend!! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Blog Candy

Jen at Scrappin in my Spare Time is giving away an awesome blog candy. Those papers are absolutely delicious! Go check out her blog to see her awesome projects and take a chance at her yummy candy. :)

Friday, September 5, 2008

Aaron's First Egg Hunt!

Here is a layout from Easter-I'm so behind! This was Aaron's first Easter egg hunt, and he had a blast. He did not want to give his eggs back!! He wouldn't even let me count them, he kept throwing his body over all the eggs, lol. My kid is a trip.
Both patterned papers are from Moxxie. I love how it shows you the front AND the back of the bunny. :) Too cute. I cut the letters with my Opposites Attract cart, which has quickly become my favorite font cart. I've don't 3 layouts just this week with OA, and they are all completely different. I cut these with the upright circle feature. You can't see it in the photo, but I also inked the edges of the mat and the circles with light blue Studio G ink that I got for one whole dollar! Studio G is awesome!

Well, that's all for now. I'm hoping to finish a layout of the boys first photo session at home together today! I'm going to use the same photos in both of their albums, so I think I'll just do the same layout twice, then I can move on to something else! I'm hoping to post something later today or tomorrow, but if I don't get time to, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! The four of us are having a quiet family day at home tomorrow, then on Sunday, Jamie and I are heading to Kings Dominion for a nice grown-up day at the amusement park. ;) Thanks for stopping by!

Cousins

Here is a layout of Aaron and one of his favorite people-his cousin Lexy. Sorry the photo is so bad-I have such a hard time getting a decent pic in this house! Everything looks crooked, but its not in real life (I even double checked!), its just the way I had the page. The "cousins" paper was from Reminisce-I just LOVE their papers! They're one of my favorite companies! I also used my threading water punch for the very first time! YAY! The letters are Scrappy Cat Stamps that I got from M's the other day for $2.99 plus 40% off! What a deal!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Four wheelin'!

Well, now that the boys and I are in a routine, I've set a goal of completing 5 layouts a week. So far, I've done 5 in 3 days, so I'm pretty happy with myself! Here is one I completed last night of Aaron and my granddaddy taking a ride on the 4 wheeler! The paper and the stickers are all Karen Foster. I wish you could see it better, but there is a large tire sticker at the bottom which is super cute. The rub ons are from TLC. I also added a few brads to the stickers.
I finished 2 other pages today, but I will wait until tomorrow to show them! Aaron and my hubby have overtaken our television to watch the Giants game, so I am taking advantage of this to go to bed early, curl up in my pjs and watch a movie! Hope you all had a wonderful day, and thanks so much for stopping by!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

"The Stork"

My very best friend ordered us a stork for the first week Alex was home. Isn't he cute?! Unfortunately Alex didn't come home when he was supposed to, and we were only able to take one picture all together, the night before they took the cute guy down. I wish we had gotten a better photo, because it was getting dark and its just not a good pic! But I guess it will have to do. :) So here is the layout I made. The paper is Pebbles Inc. I love the colors! I used OA for my title (although I need to do something extra to it because its kind of blending in a bit). My little stork is Jolees, and I ticket punched my pic and mat.

Having a relaxing day at home today. YAY! Have been trying to redo the boys rooms, so I'm going to work on that and clean the house a little. Hopefully will spend some time in my scrap room later if I can get Aaron to nap when Alex does! :) We'll see! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Some NICU pages!

Here is a layout I did from Alex's time in the NICU. I used this ADORABLE Imaginisce line called Baby Powder. I got it at the Great American Scrapbook Convention this summer. Isn't it cute? :) I used my Cricut Opposites Attract cart for the title. You can't see it very well, but the chipboard sticker on the 2nd page is very glittery and says Baby Boy. I got it a few days ago with my awesome 40% off my entire purchase at M's! It was the best shopping trip ever! I also added some dyed skittles so my layout wasn't too plain. With 2 boys photos to scrap, plus trying to catch up on other things, my layouts tend to be pretty simple nowadays.
That's all for now. I'm hoping to get some more pages done this week. I was all caught up for a while, now I'm about 3 months behind on Aaron's album, and I only have 4 pages done in Alex's! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!