Saturday, November 29, 2008

November Kit from Jamie Scraps

There are only a few days left to order the November kit from Jamie Scraps. The colors in this one are perfect for all those Thanksgiving pics. Here are the layouts and cards I created.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

PigTails, Hugs and Kisses

I haven't been sure what to do with Nat's hair lately. As it gets longer, it just gets more out of control. It's thin and sometimes so frizzy. She won't keep a bow or hair clip in it, and for some reason only Obie (Grandmom) is allowed to put it in ponytails. For whatever reason she let me put it up today and even let me take some pictures of her in her Tinkerbell shirt.

I've been scrapping some. Here's a page I haven't posted yet. This one took me a while because I stamped the title and then cut out the letters. I don't use my stamps near enough, and I need to use them more!

I've still been editing all the Christmas pics the last few days and there are lots of those up on the photography blog if you haven't been over there in the last day or two. I still have a couple more sets to add.

Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Beauty of Photography

Obviously I love taking pictures.
I always have.
Even as a kid.
My brother can testify to that, as I made him pose in the most ridiculous of settings. One of which we hung my cabbage patch kid from the ceiling and I had him stand underneath it with an "oh no" kind of face, pretending to try and catch her. Proof is on my mother's bathroom wall, in a collage frame to this day.

Anyway, I was going through some pictures tonight, trying to clear up my C:drive and noticing how much Natalie has changed this year. So back to the fact that I love taking pictures. I can see her grow right before my very eyes.

Jan-Oct 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008

It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas

I am editing photos tonight. LOTS of photos. I had the privilege of taking 10 families Christmas pics (including my own.) It was a lot of fun. Thanks so much to J and H for opening up their home for me and thank you to the other 9 families who trusted me enough for their Christmas photo. I hope you like them! I should have lots of them posted on my photography blog in the next couple of days.

Here's one of my two that makes me smile. Sometimes those not so perfect ones are perfect in their own way..
Off to edit...

edited to add: The first few are up! You can see them here. I'll let you guys know here as I get them up. :)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Overheard in the Car

Natalie: I can't see Mommy.

Me: You can't see?

Natalie: The sun's in my eyes!

Me: Well just close them baby, there's not anything I can do about that right now. God made the sun in the sky so we can have daylight.
You know what else God made?

Natalie: ummm

Me: God made the Sun, the Moon AND the Stars

Natalie: Oh yeah! (brief pause) Well, Good Job!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Creative Scrappers and Simply Obsessed

A couple of pages to share tonight. This first one is for a contest over at Simply Obsessed. The funny thing is that I *just noticed that the pics on the right are the same. I had several shots and thought I picked two different ones. The extra was for Alan and Kelli, but looks like I used it. Oops. (I'll print you guys another one!)
The new sketch for the week is up at Creative Scrappers. Here's what I did for that.
Journaling reads:
I am so blessed to have you as my father. I could not have asked for a better man to look up to and admire. You are a testament to just how much God can accomplish when you put your faith and trust in him. Thank you for loving us and raising us in the Lord. You mean even more to me when I see what a wonderful G-pa you are to my girls. I Love you Dad!

Happy Monday everyone!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

My Sweet Sweet Girls

Today has been a little crazy. It's John's weekend to work, so we're hanging out at the house and it's just been one of those days. The kind where the kid won't nap and the other kid has cried all day. I think she may be getting the cold that I'm getting over.

But isn't it cool how even on days like this we can find such joy in our children? They may drive us nuts, but they mean more to us than we ever thought possible.

I look at these two and am amazed that we made such beautiful children. (yeah, I'm a bit biased).
On a less sappy note.. We haven't been able to get Natalie to keep her clothes on lately when we're just here at the house. She seems to love running around in her diaper. This picture from earlier in the week cracks me up. Daddy has him a computer game buddy.
Hope you're having a good weekend!
Roll Tide!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Rockin Around the Christmas Tree

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

A Page

I have quite a few pages to share, but I can't show you any of them yet. I have to wait a bit because it's Design Team work that hasn't been revealed yet, so stay tuned. I do have one page though:
I love this series of pictures from Natalie's birthday. Thanks to my brother for catching the whole "blowing out the candle" process.

I have some other pictures to share too, but here's the deal in my house today:
I have to put my pictures on John's computer lately because I've filled my laptop up and need to burn some DVD Backups to clear my harddrive. The WoW expansion pack came out today, so needless to say I do not have access to his computer right now, and I probably won't for quite some time. I'm surprised he even stopped long enough to eat. Oh wait. He didn't. He ate at his desk. :)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Family Photo

It occurred to me that we don't have a family photo since Abigail has been born, so one day last week I decided we were gonna go outside and take a few.

I think I will probably scrapbook this occasion just because it will be funny to my family years down the road.
1. We weren't really dressed for the occasion. I wanted to do this on a whim.
2. John had just given himself a haircut that went awry and had to shave his whole head.
3. I didn't have a tripod
4. I'm still trying to figure out that crazy remote.

Don't we look lovely?
Here's what we ended up with:
My poor husband looks so tired.
I did get this one cute one of Abby, even if I did cut off her the top of her head.
I found some adorable outfits for the girls. So my goal for this week is to make it to the park and take some more appropriate family pics before all the beautiful leaves fall off the trees.
And I bought a tripod, so we're good to go!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Roll Tide Roll!!!

I'm in serious need of an update.Font size
I haven't downloaded any pics from my camera in about a week, so I don't have anything new to share, so here's a pic of Natalie this time LAST YEAR.

And a pic of her on Halloween..
My oh my how quickly they change...

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

On This Day

I haven't ever posted anything political on my blog. At least I'm fairly certain I haven't. I use this blog mainly as a means to share pictures with family and friends and share scrapbooking stuff with my fellow scrapbookers. Do you hear a "but" coming? I also use this as a way to document life today for me and my family. So that being said, it's necessary to mention the election that took place yesterday.

I write this with mixed emotions. On one hand, I think we as a country made a huge mistake. However, I'm in the minority and thankfully we do live in a country where the people have the right to choose their own leader. THIS is a blessing, whether it turned out the way I think it should have or not. I still remain very concerned about the moral decline of this country, and I disagree with 0b@ma's economic policies 110%, but that doesn't change the fact that he will be our next president. As a friend of mine stated today on face book, I'm very thankful our founding fathers placed checks and balances in the system. So now, the prayers just change a bit.

I pray that God gives him wisdom.
I pray that God gives him guidance.
I pray that all the people that he has instilled such hope into, will now take that hope and make a difference in a positive way.
I pray that the historical significance that this election has, will help all people realize that it really is possible to achieve your goals, regardless of race or gender.
Regardless of how this turned out God is still in control. And the hope we have in him has always been there and will never EVER go away.
God Bless America
God Bless the 44th President of the United States.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Scrapbook Sussies November

This month's kit is full of Fancy Pants and Dream Street papers. And so many embellishments, I've got enough for MANY more layouts.

This kit also has a couple of vintage pages from an old Highlights magazine. I used one of them on this first page. I also cut out a lot of flowers from one of the patterned papers on a couple of these pages.

This one of Papa and Abigail is also for Creative Scrappers. The new sketch is up for the week.
This was my take.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Picture of the Day

We had vegetable soup for supper.

Need I say more?