Saturday, March 29, 2008

A Beautiful Gift From Above

These are photos of Macey from our Wedding Day - she is so sweet! Love these photos!
I used a sketch from Feeling Scrappy's monthly sketch challenge done by the ever-so-talented Stacey Lokovic.

Sorry so overdue!!!

My parents came for Easter they arrived last Thursday and left Tuesday of this week. Wow - it was so wonderful to have them here. I have been missing them horribly so I was so ready for a visit. It's just so nice to hang out with them. The kids were in heaven. They really just love them. We didn't do anything huge - just lots of hanging out together. We did a little shopping, ate out, went to Easter mass....
Mom and I made our Easter dinner - it was very yummy! We had ham and turkey breast (that I did in the crock pot - a recipe from my friend Jayne), mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, rolls (like Suzy's), and I made an apple pie and mom made the YUMMIEST no bake cheesecake (a recipe she got from Fred - someone she used to work with - THANKS Fred - I think it is my new favorite dessert!!!) There was a ton of food - it was very nice!
I was sad to see them go but I think poor Connor was the saddest - he cried himself to sleep Monday night before they left - he just had so much fun with them here - he hated to see them go.
Here are some pictures from Easter:

Sad to say Macey worked on Easter - :( So she didn't go to Easter Mass with us - which is why she isn't in these dress up photos - we took these as soon as we got home from Mass. We did eat our dinner when she go t home and she did do the Easter Egg hunt with us.

Easter Egg Hunt:

Monday, March 17, 2008

What an Angel

My baby - who is now 7

Easter is coming...

...which means my mom and dad will be here in 3 days - yippee!!! The kids are so excited - every morning they wake up and say only.....days til nanny and papa are here. Yeehaw!!!

Todays Top 10

1) New Scrapbook Supplies

2) A thoughtful mother in law

3) Spring

4) Running with Steve

5) Having Steve home

6) Healthy kids

7) Laughter

8) Birds at the bird feeders

9) Sharp new scissors

10) Trying YUMMY new recipes

Monday, March 10, 2008

Food for thought...

it's impossible to be sad when you sing and dance.


Sunday, March 9, 2008

Meet my new toy....

Mr Janome....

I have been wanting a sewing machine to sew on my scrapbook pages for sooooo long - I saw this baby on Gina K Design's Blog and thought wow - what a fantastic price and it loks easy - and it is easy!!! YEA! I am so excited.

This is my first layout with sewing - My Little Top Dog

Hope you are all having a terrific weekend!!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Mr Magoriums Wonder Emporium

Have you seen this movie? Wow - it is so fun - such a great message!!! Perfect family movie - although I want to buy it for myself and watch it over and over and over again while I scrapbook!!! :) Magic and music, toys and sparkle - great actors too! Mahoney (Natalie Portman) is so dang cute. Dustin Hoffman is wonderful - played the ecentric Mogorium perfectly!! The little boy makes me cry - he is so sweet. And Mutant - I mean Henry who is played by Jason Bateman is a great addition - plays an a uptight accountant well. We laughed and cried - really it is a MUST SEE!!

Friday, March 7, 2008

New Jewelry

Ok - the pictures stink I know - but I was really excited about the new piece I made yesterday so I had to post - and the pictures were taken late - bad lighting! I also think my old digital camera is dying - maybe now I will get the digital version of my canon rebel.....anyways - enjoy the new jewelry - I will have it up on the website soon!!!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Scott & Kris

While I was going through a box of older pictures I found our good friends Scott & Kris's wedding announcement with these two wonderful pictues. So I put them on a page. The detail is what their announcement read - such a great little poem. And the embossed backing on the top picture was the card front. So I used almost the entire announcement in the page. :)
Sorry Kris and Scott - is you don't want this on my blog let me know and I will take it off! :) But man these are wonderful pictures!

The Best Batman

The page isn't anything to special - but the photos are just awesome! These were from Xanders 5th birthday - he was SO excited to get this batman "weapon" belt. This was for the Word Challenge at Feelin Scrappy! They have some great challenges over there if you haven't checked it out yet!!!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Today's Top 10 List

1) Being able to chat with my mom anytime!!!!

2) Jodi's oh so funny sense of humor!!

3) The thought of spring!

4) The fact that I finished two layouts yesterday.

5) Class at Feelin Scrappy.

6) Being able to stay home with the kids when they are sick - I am so lucky we have that option.

7) Good neighbors who help us out a lot!!!

8) The thought of the Stone's coming out with my parents for Easter.

9) Jamie coming in May!

10) Planning our summer vacation.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Beautiful Baby

Can you believe this is Macey - seems like yesterday - now she is 15!! Beautiful then - beautiful now!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

What's on your top 10 list???

Do you ever just think about the THINGS that really make you happy everyday. Or the MOMENTS that settle you - just the little things that make you smile. I would love to post my daily top 10 list - just to keep me in check - but I am sure I will forget - but maybe a weekly thing. I would love if you played along!! If you post a top 10 list on your blog - tells me about it!!! I'd love to know what makes you happy today!!

My top 10 today:

1) Coffee with cream first thing in the morning made by my hubby.

2) Blogs.

3) The smell of Connor's hair.

4) Phone calls from my dad.

5) Reading with Xander.

6) Macey's texts telling me to drive safely when I go somewhere.

7) Tax refunds.

8) Actually getting off my butt and running.

9) Scrapbooking/card making.

10) Looking forward to my parents coming for Easter!

Bead Trends

So like I mentioned before I submitted some of my jewelry to Bead Trends Magazine and 4 pieces were published in this months issue. I just recieved my magazines this week! SO exciting to see MY stuff published. So if you are at Michael's and you see a Bead Trends magazine - you have to check out my stuff!!! And then write in and let me know what you think!!!! I am still just so excited!!