Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A Few More...

Here are a few more photos from last week.

Eloise has discovered that she LOVES to color.

Little E & Big E coloring together:

Eloise & Auntie A

We had to have two lap tops around and available incase of a laptop emergency. Whew - good thing we were covered!

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My Andrea's Visit

Last week my bestie came to visit us for almost a whole week! What spoiled girls we were. There was crafting, chatting, eating, Starbucks, more chatting, more Starbucks, playing with two of the sweetest peas around, chatting, and oh - did I mention Starbucks? We had a wonderful time. I oh so wish that we lived closer. Here are a few peeks into our week together: (AND, we actually remembered to take photos this time - almost everyday - are you proud Erin? We were.). :)

Thank you Andrea & Ethan for sharing part of your short summer vacation with us. We loved having you! Come back again very, very soon - we miss you too much already.
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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

On A Break...

This delightful young lady is coming to visit me with her little *E friend*. Because of this we will be taking a break from your regularly scheduled blog. You may now return to your other regularly scheduled programing.

And please remember, your call is important to us - please remain on the line & we will be with you as soon as possible...
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

More Crafty-Crafts

These are two of the layouts I completed this week during our scrap-day.
This first one was a scrap-lift from a Creating Keepsakes magazine from this spring. I like how mine turned out better - am I allowed to say that? :) And I'm SOOO excited for these two to be getting married in 3 weeks, I can hardly wait:

E & me - another one for her baby book:

A mini I did for my sister - she turns 30 on Monday, so I did a little book of 30 things that I love about her. I am happy to say that I didn't run out of ideas, in-fact, I love her for more than 30 reasons. :) Happy (early) Birthday Laura! I love you!!

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Happy Birthday Laura!!

Today is my *little* sister's 30th birthday! Happy, Happy Birthday Laura! You are an amazing sister, daughter, mom, aunt, & wife. I love you dearly and wish you the best year yet! May your day be filled with lots of wishes coming true, love, & of course CAKE!

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Eloise Says...

Make sure you take time to stop & smell the Gerbera's. (Or in her case, wrinkle your nose & exhale loudly). Hey - whatever works for you, I'm not judging...

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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Happy Anniversary!!

Happy 6th Anniversary to the love of my life! I love you dearly Tim - and I am still looking forward to 'ever after' with you...

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Grammy & Papa

Last weekend Grammy & Papa were here to visit. Unfortunately, Grammy didn't feel very well, so I don't have any pics of her with Eloise - but we did snap a few of Papa holding 'his little princess' as he calls her. I love that he calls her that.

Eloise enjoying a snack with Papa & her giraffe:

Eloise & Sophia at Costco last week, enjoying a side-by-side ride:

And because I can't resist, another pool pic. This was taken by Grammy - does that count Faith? :) She LOVES her pool - what fun we are having this summer.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Lay-outs & Pool Time...

My friends and I have been scrapping once a week this summer & I'm LOVING it. I get a little 'me time' & also some layouts done. Today, I finished 3 layouts & 6 cards. The layouts below are from last week's crop session. They are going in her baby book, I'm almost done with year one for the baby book! (These pics of the LO's are not the best - but you get the idea).

My 1st Mother's Day:

E & S in the bath in December:

And just because she's too cute - here's a pic of E in her new pool in the backyard. Grammy came to visit & enjoyed pool time with us:

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

And so it begins...

Didn't take but 5 minutes after mom left for a girl's night to get Eloise to start this new trick, much to Jessie's chagrin. Click on the image for the video. =)

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Full Disclosure

Okay...here it is. We have our house on the market. Technically. Also, we technically have a signed offer that has been accepted by both us & the technical buyer. Then today we found out that we have a back-up buyer that wants to know if this first deal falls through. Now, here's the part that I 'technically' am having a hard time with. This is my first home. We bought it before we were married, I moved in from my 1 bedroom apartment (it took us 45 minutes to load the U-Haul) and lived here on my own for 3 months. Then, my husband moved in, we lived here for 4 1/2 years together & then brought our first baby home to this house. 6 years here and now there's a stupid sign in my yard. Bug. Anyway, I digress.

So, that's it. We have our house for sale, we have accepted an offer. We also have an offer on another house. However, the bank is ignoring us. They said they'd let us know today if they accept our offer or not, but guess what? They didn't. So, we continue to wait. It's mostly okay, but I do have my moments. So, if you think of it & want to send a little prayer our way, that would be grand. House drama - gotta love it!

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Summer Decor

This summer my mantle is looking especially festive. Would you like to see for yourself?

I made this banner using paper & ribbon - love it!! And you may remember the 'Happy Spring' picture from earlier (say...this spring??) :). Well, a little revising and it now says 'Happy Summer'. Fancy.

And the fabulous My Andrea sent me this table runner for 4th of July. I love it. I'm pretty sure it's really a happy summer table runner. If you are feeling envious of this - you can get your own here.

Loving these summer days!!
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Sunday, July 04, 2010

Happy 4th!

We would like to wish you and your family a very happy 4th of July! May you all be blessed this day.

Love, Eloise, Jessie, & Tim

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