August 29, 2007


Ok - since our life is not crazy enough with 3 boys, a feisty cat (who thinks he is a dog) and a business we have got our first puppy. He is a mini dachshund and very cute! We have named him Oscar.
He has been doing really well going to the bathroom outside. We had one minor "i'm excited to see" you pee in the house but other than that - he is gone outside (of course I have only been home for about 18 hours - lol.

He has really nice coloring and is so stocky! His sister moved in with my sister-in-law & family first and we had to take her brother home! They were excited to see each other again before we brought him home.

August 20, 2007

Happy Anniversary!

Its been 13 years of marriage and 16 years together! I feel so lucky and fortunate that I married my high school sweetheart. It is amazing how our lives have changed in 16 years and even how they will for the next 16 years!

I love you Larry with all of my heart! I am so happy to share my life with you and we just had an incredible summer of family time that we will never forget!

Here's a picture from October 1991 (we had been together for a month and a half):

August 16, 2007

Scrapbooking Style...

Wow - it has been 11 years since I started really scrapbooking! I have always taken tons of photos. Even when I went digital 7 years ago, I still got pictures printed so I have boxes of photos as well as files.

When we took this time to travel this summer, I took 2500+ photos. I have so many that I want to go somewhere besides the box. I scrap what I am in the mood for so I didn't know when I would ever "finish" an album BUT I found what I have been looking for at CHA! WeRMemory Keepers has page protectors that have 6 4x6 slots in them. This is perfect for adding those extra photos without having to scrap them! You can even use one of the slots (or 2) for journaling and/or titling. I am going to create a travel book from this summer and use this concept! I love scrapbooking and plan on scrapping tons of the photos but there are still lots I want displayed! I am so excited and will share as I go.

I decided to try this concept out on Ezra's birthday pages. I wanted to include most of the photos but after 4 layouts, I was a little burned out on birthday pages. So instead I created 2 different title cards and got 10 photos in there (both sides). Here is what I did. I am so excited!

Here are the ones that are just in page protector (4 x 6 slots):

August 13, 2007

Birthday Fun!

Hi - Yes I am still here! This summer is flying by! I celebrated my birthday on August 2nd. I spent the day working and did dinner with the family that night. My sweet son did bring me breakfast in bed (cereal - lol) and got me a new lamp for my bed. Cameron and Carmen brought me starbucks - yay! Larry helped me get lots of work done so we could enjoy the rest of the night! We went and bought a few things at Target including a new ring that I really like!

My mom came up and we did some shoppy shopping at TJMAXX on Wednesday. We had a great time and I got a new pair of Clarks that I love (plus a few other things). We had so much fun - even shopping with little ones! My mom and I both love to shop! We had fun spending time together. Thanks Mom - Love you!!

Last Monday, I got to go out with my girlfriends to Macaroni Grill. It was a lot of fun! I am so fortunate to have such great friends - especially where I am practically an only child (my brother is only 11). We have such a good time together! After dinner we went to Target for some peaceful shopping! I appreciate each and every one of my friends! It was also nice to go to dinner because we have been gone practically the whole summer so I haven't got to see them much. Here are a few pictures that Carrie took:

Thanks girls for making my night and life special!!

Here is a layout that Carrie made for me using the August kit: