Wednesday, October 29, 2008


This terrible picture actually warms my heart!

This is the first and hopefully not the last time that Greg sat down to watch a football game; and he even invited his children to watch.
His best friend Wes is really into football and Greg is kind of trying to get it.
Normally he would be the one in the stands with a book in his hand and earplugs if he had to go to a sports event.
But notice that Titans t-shirt? They had code blue at work on Monday, so he wore my shirt.
They managed to watch the first quarter and then they took a vote and went to play Zelda.
The kids were funny. They were trying to play football in the house with anything but a football. Things got a little out of hand when they started to use Tiger Lily and Ashley cried.
Anyway, it's a start! Maybe someday my kids will watch a football game with me.
They were all excited when we told them the Titans won. 7-0 Go TITANS!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Chuch today

At church today they showcased one of our member's painting (Geri Sturgeon). This painting is very symbolic. When you look at it at first you don't see the details. If you pan up to the right corner you will see 3 crosses (sorry my pictures are so bad). When you pan down to the lower left corner you see a person reaching up to God.

In the middle there is a loosely drawn black dragon that represents Satan. And the white is God's love flowing down like a waterfall delivering his child.
I can't give it justice like how she explained it, but it really got me thinking. This person, whom I never saw before, uses her gift of painting to relay her faith. She has a gift for painting and she uses it for God. It got me to think how can I use my faith in what I do in my scrapbooking? Yes- I could do a few blatant layouts that share my faith, but I want to incorporate something into all my layouts. I'm not sure what it will be yet. I thought of the 3 crosses or a dove or something. Something that for people who know me can play "find the symbol". And for those who don't know me, if they see it will make them wonder. But most importantly for the story to be told by others or by me that I put a little bit of my love for God into everything I do.
If your a scrapbooker- I want to challenge you to try this too. Let's see what we can come up with.
And now for some cute pictures of my kids...

Not Identical Twins!

They are NOT Identical Twins!....

They are identical Tigers! (says Ashley)

Ashley joined the Daisies Girl Scout troop. She absolutely LOVES it! (Mainly because there are no boys!!! ) It is something she can do without her brothers. Well and it is right up her alley, they make lots of fun crafts (like this headband). So I decided to make her a special dress for her and one for Tiger Lily too. Yes- Tiger Lily has a headband too.

Ashley asked me if I could make a white shirt and white tights for Tiger Lily. - I said, "NO!" Hey I had to draw the line somewhere! Good grief!

Halloween Fun!

Wow! Can we say Wiped out? I have to say that I'm glad to get back to a normal schedule tomorrow.
I have sewed enough for the rest of the year.

Yesterday I made outfits for Tiger Lily and Moose and an outfit for Ashley (to be shown in another post). Today Mason wanted a special candy bag for him. So I sewed him one to go with his outfit.

Last night we went to the YMCA for a Halloween party. The kids played lots of games and jumped in the inflatables and got some candy. And tonight we went to Trunk or Treat at our church. They LOADED up on candy! They played lots of fun games to get candy. They had ring tosses and football tosses and bean bag tosses and candyland and even twister. I love how our church makes this such a fun time. I know when the kids get a little older we will want to participate in decorating a spot. They had hot dogs and YUMMY chili it was a great night.

Saturday, October 25, 2008


Well I have been told that I am the Best Mom in the World and I am so talented! :)

Shhh! Don't tell Aussie that this costume was super easy to make. So easy in fact that I volunteered to make

a Link costume for his favorite stuffed animal, Hello Bunny.

I made the shields tonight and I will get pictures of them tomorrow.

But now let me introduce you to Edgar Allen Poe. He must have heard about the layout I did, because he showed up at my house.

Actually, Greg has been hired to do 2 parties this weekend, one for a Halloween party and one for a birthday party. Doesn't he look great?


Thursday, October 23, 2008


I had to document this. This is a picture of my Grandma and Grandpa. And this is a comic that my Grandma saved for years.
The journaling reads On my Grandparents honeymoon, my Grandpa was memorizing "The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe. He recited it over and over again until my Grandma was saying, Never more! Never more!
The comic strip reads: "Wrong apartment, Mac. The Nevermores are in 4B."
Then I decided that this layout needed something I added a few things and I like it better.

Monday, October 20, 2008


Title: Time keeps flowing like a river

Journaling: You are growing up so fast. I'm not ready to say good-bye to your childhood.

LOL! Austin voted

Daddy and Austin came home on Saturday and Austin had this sticker on him. I said, "You voted?"

He said, "Yes, I voted."

I said, "Well I hope you voted for the right person."

And he said, " I did! I voted for the Old man."

Lost in Shelbyville

Oh my goodness, I am so far behind on my blogging. I've been watching "24" and scrapbooking and well something has to give.

Anyway, these pictures are from the pumpkin farm we went to in Shelbyville last Monday. If you look at these pictures you might think we had a fabulous time. And yes parts were really fun. But for the most part the trip was a disaster! I had caravaned up there so I didn't need directions even though I had printed them off from Mapquest.

While we were there we went through a 3 MILE long corn maze. The kids ran ahead of me. I was yelling for them but they were on a mission. Mason and Ashley went to the left and Aussie said, "I'll go this way" and went to the right. I caught up to Aussie. We quickly found our way out and turned around to find Ashley and Mason. They were NO where to be found. I wasn't terribly worried b/c we were the only group there and I knew that they could be seen from the watch tower. But still I yelled for them and tried to find them. I walked up and down that field, with Aussie, yelling. Austin started to get scared b/c we couldn't find them.

One of the teachers yelled to me and said that they found them. So I started walking back and they were brought back in a jeep. They had caught up with one of the other teachers who didn't know that they were 'lost'. Mason hurt his finger and when he hurt his finger, Ashley said, "I want my Mommy."

I of course hugged them and said that it was not a good idea to go off by themselves, etc. etc.

Then Ashley said to me, "I thought you cared about us."

I said, "Where did that come from? Of course I care about you!"

and she said, "Then why did you give up looking for us."

Talk about heart breaking! I was SO upset! I set her straight and told her I never stopped looking for them.

Anyway, they got to pick pumpkins, ride on the zip line. They got to feed the baby calf. And they got to swing round and round on the tire swing which made them very dizzy. They told me they were ready to go home. So we left, following the Mapquest directions getting out of there. My instinct told me to turn left, but the directions said turn I did. I was out in the middle of no where! There were NO street signs and NO cell service. If I was in dire straits I could have switched my phone over to dialog, but I wasn't to that point yet. Anyway, I decided to turn around. The kids were hungry and two of them were getting car sick. I was looking everywhere for a person to ask directions. I finally came upon a Hispanic woman coming out to get her mail. I turned into her driveway to ask for help. In her very broken English she said to wait that she was going to get something. I thought maybe she was going to get her husband or someone who knew English. But she brought out a map. She pointed to the street and said, "Sims Road". It was very helpful. I was wondering how in the heck did I get on Sims Road- but it was one of those roads that changes names a few times. So I found my way into civilization. I saw a Pizza Hut. I had never been so glad to see a Pizza Hut in my life! We stopped there, got out, got into the restaurant and Mason threw up. Could this day get any worse?
I knew he wasn't sick sick. I knew it was car sickness...he has done this before.
So we cleaned it up and decided to eat lunch and sit there until we felt better. After everyone ate we were feeling a lot better. The restaurant people helped me find my way out of there and I was so grateful!!!! I was able to contact Greg from the Pizza Hut. He was SO upset and was about to come out after us. But I assured him we were OK and that I knew where we were now.
We got home safely but very tired.
I did get some good pictures, but I'm not sure if I'll scrapbook them because this day was NOT a very good day to remember.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Happy Scrapping!

I got to scrapbook today and it makes me so very happy!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sorry I haven't been sharing!

Oh I've been naughty....I haven't been sharing...

I've created LOTS of layouts and not posting them here. Well don't you fear here they are. :)

Most of them are for some sort of challenge.

Hey Mom how do you like the title on this one?