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...


Sunday, August 09, 2009

a little sneaky...

So, before the design team gallery goes live at Little Red Scrapbook, I thought I would share some sneaks. :)

But, first, a little disclaimer. This is the kit:
I will not be held responsible for any kit purchases, addon purchases, or coveting of these items. This kit is amazing - LOTS and LOTS of great Basic Grey goodies and a little handmade treat from Sara (co-owner of LRS). And the ribbon addon - yeah, you want that. AGAIN. Sara is awesome at creating the best kits - she picks the best embellishments to go with her's always fun to learn what she has chosen to go with each months kit.

Alright, alright. Enough of my rambling! Just be warned. These sneaks might be seen as enabling!

Be back tomorrow with some new pictures of our latest family addition and some small updates!! It's a busy time here!! :)

Have a nice, lazy Sunday evening!

Until next time...