Saturday, December 26, 2009

*chk, chk, chk*

Is this thing on?!?!?!

I know, I know....lots of people wondering if I have fallen off the planet. No, not the planet, just the blogging planet. :) I had to take a much needed break to deal with lots of things going on in my life. LOTS of things. More about all of that later....

But, I am alive and doing very well!! A new lease on life, so to speak. hehe So ready to welcome in a new year and a new "season" of my life.

I hope that you had a very Merry Christmas! We have all been sufficiently and opulently spoiled. :)

I will be back later tonight with a recap of our Christmas and the past 2 months! 2 months?!?!? Really?? Wow...I promise to be better about keeping in touch. :)

Check back in later!


Friday, October 30, 2009

well, boo to you!

Yay, my favorite time of year has finally arrived!! :) I just love the fall brings cooler temperatures (usually) and lots of fun family times.....including Halloween, pumpkin patches, Thanksgiving, visiting family, and then Christmas! Yay!

Wanted to come and share another layout with you. This one was done with all the Scribble Scrabble papers and my first time using mist. *gasp* Yes, MIST!!! :) Man, those are so fun and addictive! Just love squirting it and watching the color spread across my paper. I guess it feeds the OCD in me. hehe

Featuring Inspired Blueprints Sketch #29.

That is the new birthday themed line by Scribble Scrabble. Really great colors to use for either boy or girl pages. :)

I hope that everyone is getting into the Halloween spirit. We have mass children overload in our neighborhood tomorrow. Bayleigh will be a mermaid and Layne will be a little pumpkin. We are getting excited....going to have a nice cookout and have some friends over...then, hit the pavement and the kids will load up on TOO much candy. Mommy might have to help "alleviate" the candy burden. hee

We are off to the pumpkin patch this afternoon - so that I can get the good photo ops and pick out a good pumpkin for the kids. My favorite!!!

I will be sure to be back with some updated pictures of the kidlets. It's been awhile....

Have a happy Friday!


Sunday, October 11, 2009

driving by :)

So, I have been MIA. AGAIN!!!! Our wonderful, loving, playful kitten *insert snarl* knocked a ceramic house off our mantle and broke our computer screen. That left me without the laptop for about a week and a half now! Of course this happened on the first day that Andy went away for some military duty. It always happens that way.

Thanks to Ebay and a wonderful church friend, our laptop is fixed and I can now breathe a sigh of relief. And feel connected to the world again. hehe

During my hiatus, I have been busy scrapping. I have completed about 11 layouts and 4 cards over the course of 10 days. :) That is HUGE for me. I am such a slow scrapbooker. So, so proud of myself and it feels good to get some stuff done.

Had to come and share my sneaks for the October LRS kit. I had a blast creating my pages and cards this month. :) And of course, I had to get all the beautiful addons to add to my stash and create with this time around. Surprising, huh? *wink*

Enjoy - I will be back soon with the full deal!! YAY!

Until next time...


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

really?!??! really.

It's been nearly a month since I posted?!?! Yes, Christie, it has. Time to get over it and get back to posting. heehee

This has been quite a month to say the least. I won't bore you with all the pitiful details...because it seems like we have been swallowed up by the snowball of bad luck. I am hoping that we are finally at the bottom of that hill. HA!

Layne has a little cold, with some coughing and a runny nose. No fun...poor little thing. I am hoping that he starts to feel better soon though! AND that he doesn't pass it on to me. That is the key!! I just can't afford to get sick...

Not much scrapbooking going on here lately. Just been in a slump - I am sure with all of the stuff going on around here it's no wonder. :)
I do want to share a layout that I did for Inspired Blueprints last month though.

All of these papers are from the new Scribble Scrabble Lullaby of Birdland collection!!! LOVE the colors and so happy that I got them to work on this boy page. :)

I am going to go outside and enjoy this nice cool day - finally some fall air! We have been sweating our tooshies off the past few weeks with temps in the 90s - so I am glad to have a breath of fresh, fall air.

Enjoy your day!!


Tuesday, September 01, 2009

pure chaos!

Since my last post, pure chaos has erupted in the Wildes home.

* Our little kitten got sick
* Bayleigh started school
* I started watching a new baby
* We have been dealing with some "issues" as a family
* I have been doing a lot of introspection
* Many other things......

I will cover more of all of that later....but, for now, I need to finish with the pictures from our vacation that I never posted.

Without further adieu...

Jumping in off the boat to get cooled off a bit:
Layne and Daddy - this boy LOVES the water - he is such a little fish:
Layne and Mommy on the boat:

My friend Jenn came to visit for a night and got to enjoy some time in the water too:

Getting cleaned off in the spicket outside the cabin - I *will* be using this as blackmail later in his life....GUARANTEED!:
Snack time:
We also enjoyed some s'mores and lots of sun and water!! :) We had a great time and can't wait to go again next year.

Hope that you are all doing well. I will be back tomorrow with some more about what's been up in the past few weeks.

Be sure to head on over to LRS though - the kit is up, along with all the addons. You won't want to miss out on any of it. It arrived on my doorstep and is taunting me right now!! I have a few things to do before I can actually dig in. And I can't wait!

Have a wonderful Tuesday!


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

getting to it!

So, I am finally back to update with some vacation pictures from a few weeks ago. :)

I went on a woman's planning retreat for my church, so I wasn't around Friday or Saturday...totally forgot about that! We had a nice time and got lots of new ideas and inspiration for the year ahead. So excited to see what we will be blessed with in the coming year.

Alright, back to vacation....hehe We went to Camp Blanding - which is a Florida National Guard installation just outside of Starke, Florida. They have cabins to rent right on the lake. We always bring our boat and it stays in the water for the entire week that we stay there. It is just fabulous - the nice slow pace, the water, the sun, and the uninterrupted time with family.

This is our view (panoramic):
Heading down to the water:
Bayleigh and Layne in the water (and enjoying their favorite past time PICKING ON each other *rolls eyes*):
Big man in the boat - I love the look on his face as he stands in the bow of the boat - so accomplished and proud (hehe) Too big for his own britches:
My two babies:

I just love this picture of Bayleigh - she looks so grown and beautiful!!! Sun kissed girl:

Their fish from their nightly excursion to the big dock to fish and bond :) :

On the boat, Layne in his favorite place - the live well with water flowing in...teehee:
The hubby and kiddos driving the boat:

I will be back to post more tomorrow!! I didn't want to put you in picture overload. hehe Figured this was enough for one post.... *giggle*

Off to do some more disciplining and refereeing!! Oy, I can't wait until Monday - back to school and our normal routine. *whew*

Have one fabulous day!

Until next time....


Thursday, August 13, 2009

the full shebang!

Thought I would update with all of my August LRS creations! I had soooo much fun with this kit - I'm not gonna lie. That Basic Grey June Bug is drool worthy! And all the wonderful embellishments, stamps, ribbons..... = MAJOR YUM! :)

A layout about Layne's birth day. I hadn't yet done one for the big album! :) Looking at these pictures made me really teary! I can't believe how tiny he was.
Some close ups of my paper rolls:
A layout about the sweet, sweet relationship between my mom and Bayleigh. Just love this picture from the 4th of July. I also did this one for the OLW challenge - "sweet." (and it's being featured as one of their favories right now!! yay!!)
Ahhh, look at these pictures!!!!!! Oh my heart hurts looking at these....this is Bayleigh at about age 2.5. *sigh* She never left home without that "pack pack" when she was this age. Packed to the brim with all sorts of random toys!!
This last layout is just a page documenting how crazy my life was at that moment in time!!! hehe I thought I would be committed - really. I did. Straight jacket, anti-psychotic meds, COMMITTED!! Layne would scream, Bayleigh would screech..oy! So, had to get this one down on paper. I really will miss this one day....not today. But, one day. :)

Look at these handmade flowers by Sara (owner of LRS) - there were 4 in the kit! Sooo pretty.
And lastly, a card set I made.
That's all for now - it's picture overload today!!! :)

I will be back with some recaps and pictures of our vacation.

Enjoy your Thursday!

Until next time...


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

the new baby in the family...

So, I promised to share our latest addition with ya'll. Here is Max!

He is a domestic short-haired kitten, who is so sweet and loves to snuggle!! He is 3 months old and we rescued him from the local animal shelter last week. Max is such a sweetie - really, he is!!! He will play with his toys and run around. But, as soon as you pick him up - he is ready to lay in your lap and snuggle. :)

I started back to "work" this week. I am keeping a new little 3 month old baby - baby L. He is so adorable! We are still getting a feel for each other and figuring out some sort of schedule - but it has gone well.

Now I am just ready to send Bayleigh back to school. I am thankful for the time we have had together this summer - but, it's time for school!!! Seriously. She is one of those kids who needs and craves structure - so, school is perfect for her. I think we are both ready!!! haha The crying and whining that just took place is a clear indication. Oy! Over what? A question about where her brother was (?!?!?!?!). No lie!

Layne's new trick - laying down in the bathtub! Both this way and on his tummy - blowing bubbles in the water! He just *loves* the water.

Bayleigh and Layne at Wakulla Springs park. We had a nice picnic lunch and a fun time in the water. Well, the kids and Andy had fun in the water....I only went in up to my ankles. ha! The water is about 68 degrees and that is just too cold for this Florida girl. :)

I will be back again with some new Little Red Scrapbook layouts and cards tomorrow. Can't wait to share those with ya'll.

I am off to do some more refereeing! It might just be a long day....hehe

Until next time...