December 27, 2009

Jo Totes

My mom gave me this great camera bag for Christmas that doubles as a purse. It's from Jo Totes. The inside is totally customizable for your camera, lenses and things. Here's mine with all my stuff in it...



Christmas Highlights

R and L



Rhett Faces


December 26, 2009

Christmas Blizzard

We didn't make it to our Christmas destination yesterday because of this.

Hoping to make it out today!


December 21, 2009

Gingerbread House

According to Jake he's been wanting to make a gingerbread house, "like since I've been 2!" So we finally got around to that. Too bad he didn't TELL me until he was 7.




December 9, 2009

New Furniture

Our new kitchen table, chairs and stools came today, along with our ridiculously high new mattress. The thing comes to my waist when I stand next to it, I told Jake I'd need to borrow his step stool to get in it. It was not that high in the store. I hope I don't fall out!

I do love the way our kitchen opened up after taking out the old high-back swivel stools.


December 8, 2009


I miss fall, when there was still daylight when I got home from work, and I could take fun outdoor pictures, like this one of my nephew.


November 30, 2009



Jake put ALL of the Christmas decorations up Friday night, I had to do a little editing after he went to bed. He just doesn't understand the 'less is more' concept yet. I went shopping Friday morning and finished everything in 3 hours! I wrapped it all when I got home so we even have presents under our tree, which prompts the question "When can we open our presents?" at least once a day. Maybe I should make an advent calendar with all of my free time!

November 14, 2009

Nature Walk

Jake and I went on a nature walk through the pasture this afternoon.
Do you see the deer?
Jake brought along a bag to collect some "nature". This didn't come home with us, but a rib did.

November 6, 2009

November Golf

What a beautiful day! I sure didn't think we'd be able to hit the course again this year...but today we did! I think we'll head out there again tomorrow too!



October 17, 2009

Sunflower Texture

I took a photo of a sunflower and added some texture to it. I'm going to print an 8x10 of the textured version to frame. Here's a comparison of the two.

sunflower compare


Sketch 41

October 10, 2009

Fall Colors

Found a nice spot for fall photos yesterday...may have to go back here for Christmas card photos!

Fall Arrangement

I dried some of the flowers Tim gave me for our anniversary and made this arrangement for the center of our table. There are some silk flowers mixed in there as well.

October 3, 2009

Lost Tooth

I should be cleaning and packing but instead I'm scrapbooking! Jake lost his first tooth last winter, I created this layout based on sketch 39 from 52 sketches 52 weeks. It's a great site that features new inspiration every week.

September 30, 2009

PW Worthy!

I can't believe it! The Pioneer Woman posted one of my photos on her blog! She is one of my favorite bloggers, I read her everyday, and I'm so excited she liked my photo enough to mention it on her site!

September 29, 2009

One Delicious Tomato

I planted 4 tomato plants this spring, and they all froze shortly after. Two of them came back to life and produced these nice Roma tomatoes. On Sunday I picked the one tomato that had ripened. Last night they froze again. So I guess that's it...that's all I get. That one tomato sure tasted good on my hamburger tonight!

Someone remind me not to plant a garden next year. I plant it, weed it and have good intentions, but when it comes time to harvest everything, I'm usually too late, or it freezes before it's ready. I just don't make gardening a priority. Next year, I'm going to focus on landscaping and flower beds instead!

September 23, 2009

Bike Ride

It was so nice out tonight, we went for a bike ride. Jake was way ahead of me the whole time.

When we got to the end of the road I begged him to let me take a picture of him with the sun in the background. He let me take one...and then he took off for home.

Scooby was a little more cooperative as she was exhausted from running 1 whole mile.

September 6, 2009

Sweet Centers

Here are some cards I made using the new Sweet Centers stamp set, Sweet Treat Cups and Night & Day Specialty paper from Stampin' Up!

August 31, 2009

Homework & Spiders

School is going well. Jake is excited every morning...and ready for bed every night. I hope it stays this way!

He had spelling words to work on tonight.

In other news, these huge spiders have taken up residence all over our deck. When I walk up or down the stairs, I walk through their webs, when I reach for the faucet to fill the dogs water dish, my hair goes into their webs, it's quite annoying. Thankfully I'm not afraid of spiders, and they are catching flies, so I just leave them be.