Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Merry Christmas - Happy New Year

OOPS...the last couple weeks got away from me.

We had a wonderful Christmas. Lots of fun time with family and friends. Lots of parties, lots of eating, lots of laying around in our pj's all day.
Tomorrow we will celebrate the New Year with a group of our closest friends and probably be home in bed by 12:30 am. I ordered sushi for the party tomorrow, I can't wait....yummmmy.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Reading Warrior

Joseph received an award today at school for being a "Champion Reader". We are very proud of our little guy!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Regardless of what political party we represent, and whatever the outcome is...I am very thankful to live in a country where we voting for our leaders is a right and free of fear and violence. However this election turns out, it is going to be historic!
I have several Netflix movies that I will be watching tonight (instead of the news). I probably won't even check the results until tomorrow morning.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Me at Work

I had to take pictures of everyone who works in my department (Purchasing) for a Christmas party slideshow. To take my picture I shut my door, then set the timer and took a bunch of pictures. At least that way I got a picture I was happy with, and not one that someone else took.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Stamp Camp Preview

Stamp Camp is Oct 24th or 25th.
We will be making at least 6 projects including these two cards. I love the turkey card. It is made with several different SU punches. The next card is a spiral pop up card. I made two of these so you could see both the outside and inside of the card.

Baby Lauren

Adrian came over this weekend for a couple hours to make birthday party invitations. Which meant that Lauren got to entertain her grandparents by being her cute, giggly self. She has finally started to walk and we would take turns bribing her to walk to us. She loves Jack, but appreciated her more from his perch on top of the couch.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Soccer Nana

I would like to say that I have been extremely busy, or out of the country and unable to update my blog...but the truth is I was just taking a break. I will try to do better.

I have been working on projects around the house and spending every Saturday at Joseph and Jaden's soccer games. Other than that, life has just kind of been passing me by.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Blissful Vacation

I returned home today from a wonderful family vacation to Bitely MI. I am stress free and very relaxed...to bad I have to go back to work tomorrow.
We floated in the lake (until we saw a water snake).
We canoed...
We re-visited our childhood by going to the Shrine of the Pines...
And we sat on the porch and read books.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Little Bird at my Window

This little bird lives with its family in a gourd bird house right outside my kitchen window. I am sure they have baby birds, but I am afraid to look into the small hole of the gourd. They are very vocal and sing beautiful songs for us. Travis thinks they are House Wrens....

On July 5th we took Joseph and Jaden to the Goshen Air Show. We had a good time.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Bad Blogger

I have been a very bad blogger... So this post will highlight some of the fun things I have been doing the last three weeks.
Joseph turned 5!! Happy Birthday Sweetie!
Jaden is 3!! Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!
I spent four days at Scrap and Spa with my friends and family...
Watched the Cutie Parade with my friends and family...Mom was holding Lauren and she fell asleep. She is such a cutie!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Happy Birthday Cameron

Our granddaughter Cameron turned 3 last week and her birthday party was Sunday at a park in town. She is such a sweet little girl. Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Stamper's Showcase

Yippee!! I had a card featured on the Stampin Up website - Stampers Showcase. This is my first card every featured. I sent this in for one of the monthly contests - a 4th of July party invitation and party favor. I did a sour cream container made out of the designers series paper.
Yippee for me....

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Memorial Day Traditions

Every year our home town has a Memorial Day Parade. I have fond memories of being very small and riding on top of the fire truck, decorating my bike and riding it in the parade, playing in the middle school band and walking the parade route, riding on a float with my softball team. But I think the best memories are of watching my grandchildren enjoy the parade. The floats throw candy for the kids. After the parade we all go to my parents house for lunch. When we were kids Memorial Day was the first day we could go swimming. No swimmers this year...the little kids are all too young, and the older kids are all to old (the water is cold).


Mom and Dad with baby Lauren

The kids (Joseph, Cameron, and Jaden) collecting candy.

Jaden was sleepy when she got to the parade, it took her awhile to get the hang of gathering candy. "Please nana, hold me and my puppy..." Who could resist? Not me! Today is Jaden's 3rd birthday. Happy Birthday sweetie!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Graduation Gifts

Today I worked on Graduation cards. We have several parties to attend in the next couple weeks so I thought I would get them all done so I didn't have to think about them anymore. This card is for my cousin's daughter. I LOVE the gift card from Target (the owl has googly eyes). Target also had fun beach towels on sale for $8.99, I bought several of those for my daughter's friends. I will tie them up with some ribbon and a cute gift tag.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Pre-School Graduation

Joseph had his pre-school graduation this evening. He will start kindergarten in the fall. Seems like just yesterday that he was a little boy who was afraid of socks and bandages. Love you buddy!

Jaden & I messing around with the camera before graduation started.