Thursday, January 28, 2010

I Hope You Dance

Children are truely a blessing. Jonathon was here for lunch today. I explained my camera dilema to him and he asked to look at it. He says there just has to be something that can be done to this. So he gets on the internet and looks up the camera and what it is doing. Someone who had the same problem said hit it on your knee six times. He did it and wolah. I now have a good as new camera. Turns out it was something to do with the focusing. Now to share a story and a page about Stephani. When she was in grade school I had gotten her the book and cd "I Hope You Dance." I told her that was my song to her. Every time we hear it on the radio we say Oh our song. The other day I was going through a drawer of stuff and I found this note she had written to me. I'm not sure how old she was but I think she must have been pretty young because of the spelling and such. I thought it would go perfect with a picture of her and Travis' first dance. I have great kids and am really blessed to have them.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


I am a total loser when it comes to electronics. Just when I am doing a decent job of keeping up with my blog my camera decides to die on me again. Now unfortunately the warranty is out and it will cost me $121.00 to get it fixed. argggghhhh. So I am on the lookout for a new camera. Any suggestions for a nice little pocket camera that takes good pictures for a decent price. Not looking to spend alot of money. Any advice would be apreciated.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Baking Day

I always have at least one day each year during the holidays that I bake cookies. Usually Stephani helps me. This year her friend Brandi helped out too. It ended up being a two day project instead of one. But we made alot of goodies.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

It's Here

Look what FedEx just delivered to my door. Not only did Making Memories replace my Slice with a new one. They also sent these goodies along to cover my shipping cost of sending the defective one to them. How great is that? They are truely the greatest customer service I have ever dealt with. Now I'm off to play.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

~Owl Always Love You~

My Grandmother was a very special woman. She had a big impact on my life in many ways. I have many fond memories of time spent with her. One of the things my Grandma loved was her "hootie owls." She collected them from alot of places. So when I first seen this Megan Klauer feltie I knew somehow I would do a page of our Grandma using it.

Friday, January 15, 2010

All Aboard

Steph and I had alot of fun taking the boys to the zoo this summer. I have to come to realize that I need to be challanged or else I tend to slack off. So I did this layout for the sketch challange over at Pagemaps.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Sad Day

Today is a sad day for me. I had to pack up my Slice and send it to Utah. I have been having problems with it cutting and we tried to calibrate it but it didn't work. So it is on it's way to either be repaired or replaced. I will try to go on without it while it is missing. But it will be difficult. I have to say though that each time I have called Making Memories about it the girls I have talked to have been extemely helpful and so sweet. So here is a shoutout to the girls of Making Memories. Thanks for your kindness and I appreciate all of your help.

Saturday, January 9, 2010


And now for the ring bearer. This is my other cousins's little boy. Our family is blessed to have many young children. He was all about smiling and hanging out with the guys and then it came time to have his picture taken with Stephani and he was having no part of that. He's a cute little stinker but no matter what we tried he wasn't having a picture taken with the bride. haha

Blowing Bubbles

Couldn't resist these pictures of the little flower girl at Steph's wedding. She is my cousin's little girl and is absolutely adorable with all of those curls. She was working really hard to blow bubbles after the wedding. Aunt Megan caught the perfect moment. I used some dimensionals on the "bubbles" for Scrapaganza's dimension challange this month.

My inspiration came from this layout in Scrapbooks ETC.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Winter Wonderland

The first layout of 2010. I just couldn't wait to go outside and take some pictures yesterday of the fresh snow. It was so beautiful. I took the oppurtunity today to scrap some of those pics. I am hoping this will get my mojo going for some future layouts.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Trendy Trees

I have been on a Trendy Trees binge lately. I just love this little stamp set from Stampin' Up. It is to cute and to fun. I would like to think that I am going to do a much better job of keeping up with my blog. I keep saying that and I just don't do it. No excuses now. Holidays are over and we sure can't go out and do much since we have fallen into the deep freeze of the midwest. So all I can say is I will try and thanks to my followers who check in now and then. Happy New Year everyone. Hope 2010 gets yours and my crafty ideas flowing.