Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Nikki for Hire

In my last blog I suggested you look at Nikki's pictures on her blogspot. Well, I just checked it and she will do photo shoots. She's a super person, wonderful mother, awesome scrapbooker and looks like a great photographer and is totally fun to be around.

Brant, Shelly and the boys got completely moved. They are so excited. They purchased a nice home with a big shop and a beautiful back yard for the boys to play in. It reminds me of the back yards you would throw a blanket down and take a nap under the big shade trees. I'm so proud for them. The house is close to the park too, so with 3 boys going to play ball that's going to be real handy.

This is Sammi's last week of swimming lessons. Monday night a session of her class was jumping off the diving board. She wanted no part of that. She does fine in the deep end, she just doesn't want to jump. So last night when Baley got to the lessons, Sammi refused to get out of the Blazer. Baley brought her home. She was afraid they were going to try and make her jump off the diving board again. I've been afraid before.......that is an awful feeling for an adult, let alone a 4 year old. So we'll see what happens tonight.

A new quote......."Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here let's dance."

Monday, July 28, 2008

Dylan's 16th Birthday

Dylan Joe (my nephew) is now a big 16, and ready to drive. And with him is his girlfriend, Miranda. Isn't she a cutie? I didn't realize what Dylan's shirt said till afterward. Oh well, it could be worse. Gotta love that kid.

Andrew and Sammi were making their own party at Dylan's house. Can you tell by this picture that Grandma has her hands full? They are so funny but fight like cats and dogs. You don't mess with one because the other will jump right in and defend the other. They should have been brother and sister instead of cousins, but I sure do love 'em.

Logan is growing up so fast. Isn't he going to be so handsome? (Of course, Grandma would think so) He enjoyed Dylan's party 'cause he got to hang out with the big kids. He'll be that age before I know it.
And our newest addition, Baby Caleb. He didn't care what was going on or who was holding him as long they had a bottle in their hand.

I wish I could learn how to take better pictures, I've just got to take the time to practice or go to a class like Cynde did. Or take lessons from Nikki. Check out her blog. She takes some awesome pictures. Her link in on the right side of my posting.

"Time stands still best in moments that look suspiciously like ordinary life --Brian Andreas

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Love my summer flowers....

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our life bloom.........Marcel Proust

I love to plant flowers when the spring weather hits. I usually plant impatients, petunia waves, geraniums and zinias. But I will admit I start getting tired of watering and taking care of them around this time of the year. Brad's pretty good about taking over for me though. He enjoys yard work and the flowers and plants, (but to listen to him he hates it). These are some of my Zinias. They have really been pretty this year.

We've got a busy weekend planned. Brant and Shelly bought a new home, so we will be moving them this weekend. Baley works Saturday, so Miss Sammi will be with me to help. And my nephew Dylan Joe turns the big 16 this weekend................whoo hoo...............That's going to be so handy. He now takes over as the errand boy......(get this, get that). He's a really neat kid. He reminds me so much of my dad.

Gotta go....Have a good evening.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I'm Back to Work.........

Surgery seems to be a success. I scrapped a little yesterday so things are getting back to normal. And yes Suzan, it's time you started a blog.

Tomorrow I hope to post some pictures. But in the meantime, while I was off work I went through some of my old scrapbooking books and magazines. I came across "Substance of Life" by Chatterbox. It has 25 artists that share their Most Meaningful Scrapbooks. On page 56, Nancy Bergenske shares a book about her daughter that has Lukemia and was undergoing chemotherapy. Her cover really caught my eye since I have a good friend going through chemo and a cousin diagnosed with lung cancer. Here's what her cover says:

What Cancer Can't Do......

It cannot cripple LOVE,
It cannot shatter HOPE,
It cannot corrode FAITH,
It cannot destroy PEOPLE,
It cannot kill FRIENDSHIP,
It cannot suppress MEMORIES,
It cannot silence COURAGE,
It cannot invade the SOUL,
It cannot steal eternal LIFE,
It cannot conquer the SPIRIT.

I'm sure each one of know someone that cancer has touch their life. Please remember my friend and my cousin in your prayerss

Have a good day and thanks for checking in.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Gone for a while.......

Yep, two posts in one day. Just starting to get the hang of this blogspot stuff and will have to take a little break. I'm having carpal tunnel surgery tomorrow, so what's that tell you? That's right, can't scrapbook (or do laundry, cook, vaccum, ) hmmmmmm. But the thing is I don't have internent at home. Where we live internent is soooooo slow. We've tried a couple different companies and it's just so aggrevating to sit there and wait and wait and wait that it's not worth it. I may run into town to Brad's office and use his laptop some. If not, just keep checking, I will be back.

A Few Layouts I've Done

Andrew loves his Tonka truck. These pictures were taken at my dad's family reuion.
I love these pictures of Andrew and Logan. I bought this kit from the Scrappy Gourmet stand at the CKC Convention in St. Louis back in April.

Sammi's first trip to the ocean was quite memorable. She loved it. We went to Gulf Shores and I got lots and lots of pictures. This one is a favorite of Baley's. Notice how Sammi has hold of mom and dad's ears. She was and still is an ear baby.

This is another kit from the Scrappy Gourmet stand. I need to work on my lighting and brightness issues. Be patient......I'm still learning.

Thanks for stopping by and looking.....Leave a comment and say hi.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

My Scrap and Play Room

This window in my room overlooks the front yard and the drive way, so I can see if company's coming. The slanted table I bought four or five years ago at Hobby Lobby. I like the slant.
This is two shelving units Brad bought at Lowe's and stained for me. Then he connected them together by building shelves. He pretty good, I could loan him out for a small fee.
Paper, paper, paper. Can't have enough paper
The roll top desk houses the computer and printer. After looking at these pictures it looks like I could do with a little organizing, but who has time? I just wanna scrap.

My new grandson.....Caleb

This is our new addition to the grandkids. Meet Caleb Michael. He was born to Brant and Shelly on May 3. He's just as precious as the other three. We have been blessed.

OK, this is my first time posting a picture....let's see what happens.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

My First Post

Since Blogging seems to be the thing to do, I thought I'd give it a try. I enjoy reading other people's why not? I'm just now setting the blog up (or should I say my sister Kara is, I'm a little computer dumb, but maybe she can teach me), so it will have it's ups and downs before I figure it all out. I may even learn how to post pictures.

Have a Safe and Happy Fourth of July.
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