Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Scrappy Fun...

Friday night I played scrapbook. I was able to create my Mother's day cards (including the grandmothers), & 6 LO's. Crazy...but if you've ever scrapped with me - you know that I just put it all together quickly - & usually I'm happy with the result. Here's what I came up with (don't look too carefully at this picture Faith). :)

Mother's day/Grandmother's day cards:

Disneyland LO:

The Price Is Right LO:

Planner pages LO:
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And I quote...

'Hi - can you just blog this for me?'

- sure I can! :) Just wanted to let you all know that I have 28 days left of kids....not that I'm counting or anything...& I do love my job, right Andrea? :)

Happy Wednesday!
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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

More Nephews...

As a proud aunt - I just can't help myself. Here are some more cute photos of my nephews from the weekend.

Auntie Jess & Silas - just hangin' out

Eli kissing his brother...

Eli sneaking up on his brother...

Eli biting mommy's toe. Why? Who knows - he's 1 1/2...probably just because he can. :)

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Meeting Silas...

On Saturday morning we headed to Bremerton, WA to meet our newest nephew (& visit our brother & sister-in-law & oldest nephew). We had a WONDERFUL time with them - as always - & got lots of baby time. Kim was very gracious about sharing her precious angel, & I/we were more than happy to have him as much as we could. Here are some shots from our weekend of fun.

Uncle Tim & Silas
Kim & precious baby...
Isn't he adorable!?! He was so much fun. He doesn't really understand what's happened to his world, but he's handling it well. On Saturday night we played hide & seek, which really meant I chased him & would hide from him around corners. He would giggle with delight when he 'found' me. It was great game. Kim & I had some great chats while I was there too. It was really nice to spend some quality time with them. We can't wait to do it again soon. Thanks again for opening your home to us & for sharing your precious boys with us - we love them (& you). :)
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Thursday, April 24, 2008

52 Card Scrap-up & more...

This week's prompt was issued by My Andrea. Her prompt was: What inspires your creativity?

Here is my card:

Clearly My Erin & Andrea inspire 85% of what I do. Speaking of that...a few weeks ago Erin did a challenge where she used numbers to make a list. I LOVED it - so this weekend while scrapping with My Nicole I created a list of my favorite OPI nail polish colors & names. Shocking I know - but I thought it was perfect to have a page about nail polish since I'm captain of nail polish (self proclaimed).

Here's a close up...
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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

More Photos...

Let's see how many blog posts I can get from my LO's this weekend & Nellie's birthday... :)

I did a 'confessions' page on Saturday at Nicole's. I took 2 photos (one close-up) so you can read the confessions if you feel compelled. Once again, the page was inspired by My Erin (shocking - I know).

Here are Kaden, Nellie, & Payton with their animals. There were 3 other kiddos at the party including my other niece...not sure where they were for this photo.

Nellie wearing her new 'Chloe apron' from My Andrea. She *loves* it - & it's SOOO adorable. Thank you Andrea for making this for her - she will enjoy it for a very long time.

Come back later for more photos...
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Monday, April 21, 2008

My Weekend...

This weekend was spent with lots of friends & family. Friday night we joined two other couples for dinner & some fun girls shopping.

Saturday morning I went to visit a good friend of mine that had a baby a few weeks ago. I got to hold the baby, play with two of my fabulous friends, & watch snow fall! What a great deal. :) After lunch with the girls, I packed up my scrapbook supplies & headed to Corvallis to play with my BBS (biggest blog stalker). We managed to scrap A LOT, do a fun canvas project, eat great food, have wonderful conversations, & paint nails. Seriously, what more could a girl ask for?

Sunday was spent at church - then home for a delish omelette & quick nap - then up to Vancouver for Nellie's 5th birthday party. We had a wonderful time celebrating our niece & I think Nellie had a ball. The party was at Build A Bear with her friends. Then we went back to my sisters house where she had made a dragon cake. It was SOOO cute (see pic below) & also very delish.
The grown-ups hung out in the living room & chatted while the kids played happily in the girls' room. It was a perfect evening. A wonderful weekend - just a little too short...

Here are some of my LO's from Nicole's house:

Princess Nellie at her birthday party with her animal she created:

Laura's dragon cake - so cute!!

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Sunday, April 20, 2008

And The Winner Is...

(insert drum-roll....)


Congratulations Bethany on winning the rad contest. I will send you your rad prize soon!! (You should probably go wait by the mail box, it's going to be so exciting)! - errr...I mean rad!

Have a rad week everyone. Thanks for playing along!

Snow & Hopes For Last Week...

On April 20th, 2008 - we awoke to this...

You can't tell in this photo, but it was still snowing - it continued to snow until after 10 am. Yesterday it hailed at least 7 times throughout the day, after snow fell in the morning. It also rained yesterday (& today) & was sunny. Crazy...

Moving on - I forgot to post my card from last week. The prompt was: This week I hope to...
Here's what I came up with.


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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Silas Tilson

He's here!! (And 2 1/2 weeks early).

This morning we got a call from Tim's brother Jeff saying they had their baby!! His name is Silas Tilson & he was born last night at 10:45 pm. 7 pounds, 11 ounces, 19 inches long. Mom & baby are doing well.

We are SOO excited to welcome this little one into our family!! Congratulations Jeff, Kim, & Eli.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

My Nieces...

Yesterday after school while I was teaching a piano lesson - Laura called to ask if they could come visit. I was instantly thrilled that they were coming - as I hadn't seen them since before spring break. :( They arrived a short while later & the girls played in the backyard before we headed off to Red Robin for dinner - yummm! While there, they sang happy birthday to Nellie - who will be turning 5 on Friday. 5! I can't hardly believe it.

We returned home to have a tea party with Polly Pocket, play with the new train set, & help Uncle Tim conquer the Wii. Laura also straightened my hair (yay!!!) & we painted our nails (again - yay!!).

Thank you girls for coming down - it was a perfect evening!!

Here is Mia with a surprise in her jacket...

Surprise!! It's animals everywhere!!!

Nellie & Mia 'helping' Uncle Tim play the Wii.

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Sunday, April 13, 2008

52 Card 'Catch-up'

That's right - this week it's 52 card catch-up, not scrap-up. :) I'm happy to say that I'm once again caught up. I seem to save them up for 2-3 weeks, then do them all at once. We are 6 months into it - only 6 months left. This has been one of the most creative & enjoyable projects that I've been involved with - I love it. Here are my latest creations (disclaimer: I got a new butterfly punch & I'm infatuated with it right may notice it's use as a common thread between all scrapbooking projects in the next few days/weeks/months/years/decades/etc):

2 weeks ago it was a "free" card. Here's what I came up with:


Last week the prompt from Erin-o was 'right here, right now'.

And I even did the card for this week - but I'll wait to post that later on in the week. It's pretty rad.
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That's So...

That's right - we're bringing 'rad' back (and it's about time). You may remember my friend Victoria began this crusade a few months ago. My biggest blog stalker reminded me of it last week in a comment (gasp, I know - she commented!!) & so yesterday while we were hanging out - we made rad shirts. They are really rad.

What does this have to do with me you may be asking yourself? It's simple - I'm having a *surprise contest*. If you can give me 3 examples in a comment of how you used rad in a sentence in the 'real world' this week - you could win. I will draw names of qualified contestants on Friday. Don't worry - the prize will be rad.

Good luck!!
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Tuesday, April 08, 2008

More Photos...

Here are just a few more photos from our weekend adventures. Isn't it amazing how many blog posts I can do when I'm not distracted with great house visitors? Glad you didn't give up on are your photos...

Andrea with 'her' pillow at IKEA - see photo below - see, it is hers! :)

Maid Andrea & Sir Ethan at the tulip cute!


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