Thursday, January 27, 2011

She rolls! I can't believe how fast it all happens. For a Mama of three you would think this would be old news for me. But, it still amazes me every time.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

I noticed....that my list of favorites on the sidebar is quit outdated. I look at it and think I rarely shop at The Gap anymore, ScrapinstlyeTV is no longer around. I think its time for an update. Check back soon for an updated version of my favorites. Until then here is another layout.

Saturday, January 22, 2011


As I sat down to write a little ditty about Q I realize that I have no pictures of the little guy lately. Ya know why? He's always running around in his "underpants" (that's what he calls his underwear these days) and a pair of socks. I'm pretty sure that no one wants to see my scantly clad young lad on the blog in only his underpants. So, an older picture will have to do.

He's a funny guy. He has some interesting thoughts that come out of that little almost 4 year old mind. Like the other day I picked him up from preschool and he started with this:

Q: Mommy, when I'm 55 I'm gonna buy a dinosaur.

Mommy: Really, how are you going to do that?, dinosaurs are extinct. (I went into the explanation of what that means)

Q: (He interrupts my little educational moment) Mom, no, no no, not a REAL one, a big giant plastic one!

He went on to elaborate that by plastic dinosaur he meant "a really big one, as big as a real one. "

So, my fellow blog readers in 51 years, if you see a guy walking around with a giant plastic dinosour you will know its Quintin.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Dancing Queen
My little dancing queen has a competition coming very soon and she is so excited! I love that she has found something that she adores so much. Right now shes dancing 4 days a week to get ready for the upcoming competition...and she would do it every day if she could. She lives for it! When the competition is over she will go back to 2 days a week (and every other day of the week in her bedroom.)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Another Layout.
Q loves anything with wheels. Always has and I think always will. He is currently pretty sick but that doesn't stop him from playing with trucks and cars. Love this Echo Park paper! Its perfect for Mr. Q.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Easy Valentines Day Project!

I'm on somewhat of a creative roll these days making lots of fun stuff. This one is a project we will be doing at Gracie's school. It's just a fan folded piece of paper hot glued to a pencil. I stuck a large candy heart in the center and then little candy hearts in the pot to keep it standing up. It's something I'm sure many have thought of before, but none the less it will be fun for the kids to do at school.

Monday, January 17, 2011

For Tori-

My dear, I know you have been waiting a long time for this picture....but here it finally is. Just beofre dance I snapped this pic of her in her cute new clothes. She wears this sweatshirt all the time! :)
I love Scrapbooking! It's so much fun! Finally Miss Livie has a book of her own started. :)

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

One Little Word

I just got out of the shower...I do the best thinking in the shower. It's quit possibly the only time I get to think ALL BY MYSELF. Needless to say I milk the shower time for all its worth. Before stepping into the shower I happened to read my friend Katherines blog. She has decided to join in the One little Word Challenge with Ali Edwards and pick a word to be the focus of her year....I got to thinking. Could I be that deciplined and pick one word for the whole year to focus on? In the end would I have found that it was really another word that best described my focus in 2011? Past tense I am sure I can describe each year with one word. 2010 would be grow. Not only did the obvious happen-my children grew, my family grew, my love grew, my belly grew, but I grew in an emotional way like I could have never thought. So then I go back to the first day of 2010, would I have known that my year would be one of growth? 2009 could be described as true. In 2009 I learned to be true to myself focusing in on what I wanted in my life and REALLY, for the first time welcoming it with open arms. But again, in the beginning of the year would I have known that? Or would I have picked another word entirely and that word would have changed my focus entirely and changed the course of my life for that year. Wouldn't it be great if I could pick a word right now it it could truly shape my life for the next year?

As I sit here typing this with 2 out of 3 children in need of my attention I realize in order to decide if I am going to try my hand at this word choosing task I need another shower to really think it all through with a clear maybe tomorrow I will get that chance. Or maybe, just maybe, after the kids are all sleeping in their beds I will carve out a moment for myself to think.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Christmas was good!

We had a wonderful morning filled with opening presents and then played with our new things all day. I think I am still recovering from all the holiday hoopla. I love it all so much but it sure is a lot of work. Now if only there was a service that came to your house and cleaned it all up, placing all the decorations neatly back into their boxes and organized them back into the attic.