Thursday, January 28, 2010

Another snow day.....


So grateful for this, as I am so very tired and slightly under the weather.

Not much new to report, we're still busy here.

Hubby and I have booked our weekend away & to get ready for it, I have started a new fitness regimen at the Y. I am going to be sore & tired for weeks. I am going to hate Ian (the person that helped me put my program together) by the end of it. But if all goes to plan, I'll look GOOD in the photos in April, and that's my main goal. I guess I should say that I want to get fit too.....but that would be a lie. =D

Have a great day.

Friday, January 22, 2010

This morning....

was a terrible morning. I'll admit, I knew what I was getting into when I became a parent. I just didn't realize that there would be days that I hated it. Why is it that your kids can push all 27 of your buttons at the same time??? So I had a meltdown before 7:30 am. I'm sure my husband thinks I'm nuts as he quietly watched me honk at my kids. So glad today is Friday.

Next week will be better. I think.

Friday, January 15, 2010

My OLW.....

for 2010. Love how this LO came out.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Chicken Thursday.....

hee hee!!

Ever since that commercial came out I've been wanting to do that. =D


Ch{all}enge Masters (a really fab challenge community) is having a contest!! It's based on Ali Edwards tradition of One Little Word. My word this year is "adjust". Today I managed to get my hands on some Basic Grey Origins - I bought the card kit, and am re-purposing it - my newest favorite BG line, so look for the LO using my One Little Word to come soon!

That's it for today, have a great night!

Monday, January 4, 2010

2009 Top Ten.....

projects. I got this idea from Stephanie's blog - I thought I'd start the new year with a recap of my favorite projects from 2009.

For the better part of 2009, I was a part of the Design Team over at Sweet Pea Scraps. However, in August we got the sad news that Kristin and Julie had decided to focus on other things; and the kit club is no more. I truly enjoyed my time on the team, even though it was shorter than expected. It was my first one and I miss it! I got to "meet" some really creative, inspiring people, that thankfully, I'm still in touch with. And so, in no particular order, here's my top 10 Sweet Pea Scraps DT projects!

This one is from my very first kit, which I guess was really the Dec '08 one, but I love it anyways, and it was posted in 2009 ;). My kiddos decorating the tree in 2007 :

These next two pages are made from pictures that were taken at Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia, Canada. I made the trip in June for my youngest brother's wedding, and I did it alone; no hubby, no kiddos. A very significant milestone in my life, for so many reasons that I won't get into here. I loved this place & it's quiet serenity.

This one is me and my kiddos on Mother's Day; we've never done pictures together like this before. I think we'll do it every year from now on.

A favorite card in honour of Stellar Jenn ;)

My mother in 1970. She was supposed to only visit an aunt and uncle for a year and then go back to Holland to stay, and then she met my father. Due to Visa rules, they were separated for about 4 months while she went back. She sent this picture to my Dad while they were apart & I think it's gorgeous!!

My sister and I in 1977 wearing dresses my mother made us.

My favorite picture of my son when he was a baby. My sister took this one & sent it to me. It was just begging to be scrapped.

A project I did for the fundraising auction at my kiddos school. Luckily, I know both the couples that bought the windows, so I can see them again almost anytime! I loved doing this, I might do one for myself this year!

The last one & I think my very favorite of the whole year. This is a layout about my kiddos names (they each have 2 middle names), and I also made it to honour the people they are named after. Three of the people on the page we lost before my kids were born, but in 2009 we lost Grandma Bep, whom my youngest daughter is named after. It was also a very sad year for us. I am so glad she saw this page before she went.

It was fun looking back and remembering - I encourage you to do the same! Have a great night!