Friday, August 29, 2008

Just for Me

I decided to create a little notepad cover to keep on my desk. It made sense to me to put a photo of my favorite guy on it and to also make it pretty. I used Shabby Miss Jenn Design's new collab kit with Annie Manning named "Spiced Apples" to create the cover. I adore how it came out!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Ive Been Dying to Share These!

Shabby Miss Jenn has a super new collaborative kit she created with Annie Manning of Paint the Moon! Its called Spiced Apple and its just simply divine!

My Layouts with "Spiced Apple"

These are the layouts I created with it. I went totally crazy over these and went out and shot some photos of our animals and yard, garden and trees to highlight with it. I love how each one is so very different even though they're all made with the same kit.

The second kit I'm featuring is Shabby Miss Jenn designs "Art Class" kit. Its bright and cheerful, filled with art supply elements and cool papers!

These three layouts make me smile! They're colorful and bright. I love how the photos just pop off of the pages! So much fun to create!

Click on the kit previews to go to the Shabby Miss Jenn Designs shoppe to check them out! Click on each layout to see larger versions and on my gallery link at Shabby Miss Jenn designs on the right blog bar to see full credits and the layouts in the gallery.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

So Nice to Have Them Here

Elijah James
Alex Scott
Alex Scott
Elijah James
Naptime was quiet and long today, the Motrin must do a great job of helping the boys to rest well when they're sickly. Alex went to sleep first and that gave me a few minutes with Eli and then Eli was sleeping when Alex woke up and we had time to play together after he ate his bananas and had a bottle. Here's some photos of them both that were shot during their one on one time with me.

Update on Alex and Eli

They had their Motrin this morning around 10 and haven't been cross or feverish at all today. We went to town to pick up school supplies for Lexi who started college today and a few pack n' play cribs for the boy's naptime. Here they are just up from a mid-day nap. Just as happy as two little guys can be! They've been up for twenty minutes just playing with their toys and looking at one another through the side mesh on their cribs. Good times!

Ear Infections and Smiles

You wonder what they have to do with one another ... usually, absolutely nothing ... but our boys are cheerful even though they both have colds and ear infections.
They can't help themselves, they're just jolly little guys! These are two photos taken a few minutes ago when they were playing with their toys on the floor in the den. Alex is on the left, Eli on the right. Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

SMJ Scraplift Challenge Winners

We have WINNERS!
Our top two winners in the scraplift Ranie's Rest layout Challenge are...
Tammy/tconlon and Michelle/michellerv!
Here are their winning layouts:


The seven runner ups can be viewed here:
Shabby Miss Jenn Challenge Forum

Thursday, August 21, 2008

What I did Tuesday Evening

My good friend Gilsey gave me studio privileges and I took him up on it, I'm not used to dealing with lighting and all that jazz, but he helped me with them a bit and we came out with some cute pics of Kali in her two school uniforms. She's one happy girl about going to school and loves dressing up in her uniforms. I also had a photo of her Daddy, Bryon at around the same age, so I made a little blended image of the two of them. Afterward I went over to Davey and Claire's house to watch the boys while they went to a business dinner for Tabasco. The little ones were tired after not sleeping good at the babysitter's house that day and they were a little bit cross. So after feeding them their cereal and carrots for dinner and bathing them, they each had another bottle and went to sleep around 8 PM. I wish I'd have had more play time with them! Have a wonderful day and enjoy the new photos of my favorite people!
PS. Eli is the first photo and Alex is the second.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Two Layouts

I had a productive afternoon scrap session. Click for larger versions. You can find credits in my Shabby Miss Jenn Gallery.

Kali Goes to School

I love the photos Krista took of Kali on her first day of school. She was beaming in them. She was so excited about starting 'big kid' school and it shows on her face. I used all Shabby Miss Jenn designs on this layout. Click on the image to see a larger version and full credits in my SMJ Gallery.

Sunday Alex and Eli spent time with Granny when everyone came over to our house for a big Sunday lunch.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

First Day Layout

Click on the image to see a larger version in my SMJD Gallery with complete credits.

Join us for an Awesome Challenge!

At Shabby Miss Jenn Designs we're having a scraplift challenge. You can read all about it here: SMJD Challenges. Click on the image for a larger version.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Kali's First Day of Big Kid School

Kali started preschool at St. Edwards this morning. She came over for a visit before school and I took a few adorable photos of our excited school girl. She has a wonderful teacher and this is going to be a fabulous experience for her. Pop came outside to see her off and had a hunch that she was growing 'dollars' in her ears again. Sure enough, he found a few in there for Kali! She was so excited!

Yesterday with the Grands

Having all three of the kiddos here with me yesterday was a treat. Kali starts school today and I'm really going to miss having her with us on Thursdays. I'll bring Alex and Eli to storytime a few times a month but we'll sure miss having Kali along with us. She is so entertaining to them and they love her so. I shot a few photos with the little Sony camera yesterday after naptime. Here are a few of them.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Swimmin' 4 Real

Here's our girl Kali swimming for real at the pool at the Caribe Resort during our vacation. She took swimming lessons from cousin Jeanne this summer and is such a fish! She practiced a lot while we were on our summer vacation in Alabama and loved it! Click on my Shabby Miss Jenn Gallery on the right blog menu bar to see full credits. Click on the image for a larger version of the layout. Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Discovery at the Beach

Here's a layout featuring Kali at the beach. She had fun playing and looking for shells while Lolli took some photos of her. I used Shabby Miss Jenn's Beach Shack and Little Kahunas kits for this layout.

Shoes, Sandals and a Stroller!

Alex and Elijah in the morning.
Alex and Elijah having an afternoon bottle after eating their applesauce.

We spent the morning at home playing and visiting, then after a yummy Mexican lunch with Pop, Kali, Krista and I took Alex and Eli to Lafayette to shop for new shoes and sandals for the boys and a pair of navy tstrap school shoes for Kali.

We also made a run by Babies R Us to get a double umbrella stroller for the twins. The one we got is khaki and black and just too cute for boys! They're just getting too heavy to carry in their car seats when we bring them both into the mall, store or restaurant. I can see that this adorable stroller will be so handy and we'll use it a whole lot!