Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!!!

We are headed out to the safe trick or treat event in Redlands today! The kids can't wait to put on their costumes and I like that we can do it during the day so they won't be as scared.

A lot has happened since my last post! We went to Disneyland for Mickey's Trick or Treat night, the kids went to Oregon to see their family up there and I went to Vegas with Tanisha and had a blast!

Kit by Anna BV at Scrap Orchard

Kit by Captivated Visions at Scrap Orchard

Kit by Tracie Stroud and Template by Scrapping with Liz

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Oregon Fun!

Andy was brave and brought the kids to Oregon on his own! They were gone for 6 days and I didn't know what the do with myself the first couple of days. They had so much fun visiting with their cousins and grandma and grandpa! Andy also got to go to an Oregon Duck's home game with his friends. Of course he had a blast! Just check out the big smile in his picture :-)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Las Vegas!

I went to Vegas for a whirlwind of a day last weekend! We got their late on Friday night, spent the day shopping, going to a museum, seeing the Lion King, eating and dancing at Tryst at the Wynn. Then we got up on Sunday and made the long drive back! It was a blast while it lasted!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Live Oak Pumpkin Patch!

We went to Live Oak Pumpkin Patch on Sunday and it was a perfect fall day! The air was crisp and the rain was just barely holding off. We had so much fun just hanging out as a family. We each picked out a fun, different pumpkin, went to the petting zoo where Zach actually fed the animals for the first time, saw a little monkey dressed as a witch, rode the race cars and tractors, and just enjoyed each others company. It's a little sad to think that this may be the last year we go to Live Oak.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Fun new kits!

My layout for the battle of the creative teams at I am on the team for Shanmomto4 Designs and this may be my favorite layout to date! I love that I love my designers! (

I got a great opportunity this week to create for my friend Laura Marie of LauraMarie Scraps. This No Fear Heroes kit is adorable! (

Could this be any cuter? Little Spooks from LCC by Amy Stoffel. (

A modern kit for the Modern Baby! I have been meaning to scrap this picture of Zach because it's one of my favorites of him as a baby. Kit from LCC by Amy Stoffel

Our trip to the patch last weekend made me realize poor Zach didn't have a bunch of pages to document his life like Ava does. Here he is at 1 year old. Amy's Pick of the Patch (at sunshine studios right now for her guest designer gig) fit these pictures so well! Love the one of him eating the pumpkin!

These Fall Fun Templates by Scrapping with Liz are perfect for layouts with tons of pictures!

Pretty as a Princess by Amy and Tiny Dot Boarders from Liz work so well together.

Sweet Halloween by Lyndsay Riches (love those gummy bears!)

Yo-ho, yo-ho! A Pirate's Life for Me from Amy is perfect for Zach right now. He loves to play pirates and hit his daddy with swords.

Love this girl! The October Fruit Basket at Scrap Orchard is super fun to work with.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Ava and Miss Misty putting the babies to bed so Ava would listen!

Already bored in the 2 year old room?!

Making a "princess castle" out of crackers!

The last week has been a whirlwind that I can hardly keep up with. In a nutshell, I stepped down as organizer of my playgroup, we put our house on the market and decided to move to NH/MA next year and Ava started at "big" school! I'm not sure what is going to happen to the group but we did get and accept an offer on the house. Now it is up to the bank. Ava started school on Monday and she LOVES it. She just walked in like she owned the place and started playing! Nothing like when I brought Zach for his first day. He is even doing better now that she goes there too. I think it just makes him feel better to know she is there. The teacher said he loves to see her on the playground as well. The teachers also said that she is "advanced" over the other two year olds. If she would potty train then she would be ready for the 3 year old room because some 3's came in to play and she talked more than them!

In other news, this is the relative of the black widow I found in the kids toy box! Another reason for the move!
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