Thursday, August 28, 2008

The taste of blackberries

Did you ever read that book as a child?? Totally makes me cry. When we went to Seattle a couple weeks ago, I brought back bags of wild blackberries that my mom and I picked. All together it made 7 jars of freezer jam and one YUMMY pie! They needed someone to make rolls for the ward activity tonight so I volunteered. I spent all day making them and I always love getting that first taste of a hot roll smothered in butter and blackberry jam. Even just thinking of it warms my soul. Nothing like comfort food. So I spoiled my ward members. My rolls were the first to go.. always puts a smile on my face when others like my cooking!!

Here's my card for Sketch this #64. Go check out all the DT's work, inspires me every week! 

Sunday, August 24, 2008


Wow, I thought getting back into the swing of things would be easier than this! Aack! Okay, so tomorrow is monday, a fresh start! We had a lovely day of being absolutely lazy at Brandon's parent's house--made taste-alike Bajio salads and lots of homemade salted nut roll. YUM! Think I gained back some weight. Speaking of which, I'm so proud to say that I have lost 25 pounds thanks to P90X. I FULLY recommend it, as it has changed my life. I am now smaller than I was in high school--what a cool feeling. I can't believe it. I still have some extra pounds to shed and I think they will be the hardest to get off, but I'm going to kick my butt doing it!! Here's a layout I did to celebrate my accomplishment:

Here's my CPS card for the week--LOVE LOVE LOVE this new line from Colorbok--or maybe it's not new, I'm just seeing it for the first time. I got the chance to go to Joann's last week in Seattle and they had the coolest stuff. That cupcake is so great!
And this is my favorite layout right now. It's my actual Epidural needle from when I had Landen. Yes, it's in a case so it can't hurt anyone, but I think it's just so cool! I couldn't believe how blunt the needle was and how the whole contraption works. This is just a page to thank my epidural for working, because with Logan it didn't work at all. Love you little needle!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

What a break!

We just got back from a week long vaca in Seattle--my hometown. It was exactly what I needed - some down time. THe Seattle Aquarium has just been remodeled and we got to see all the fun fish, Logan loved the Nemo fish ( of course!) We took an Argosy Cruise around the bay, saw the new SpeedRacer IMAX at the Pacific Science Center, ate fresh fish and chips at Steamers along the pier, bought Logan a pirate gun at Ye Ole Curiosity Shop and saw the tigers at the Woodland park zoo.

My Sweet Niece- Kenzie

Here's a couple cards and a layout I made the week before and didn't get a chance to post. This first one I had fun with the Martha Stewart template for the butterfly and some glitter paper I had sitting around. Lovin' the aqua.
My CPS card for the week. Our sponsor was Inque Boutique--really really love all the stamps they have. GOtta love that rocket ship!!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Summer Rules!!

I've really been enjoying my summer this year. Logan has loved playing in the pool, going out for ice cream and hitting the baseball to daddy. I got the chance to make this fun summer album, and I LOVE the way it turned out.

Scrappy Gourmet has it on sale here. Tons of yummy Noteworthy, Pink Paislee, Tim Holtz, and all kinds of embellies. You'll really love it!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Oh, what do you do in the summertime??

This is Logan's new favorite song he learned in Nursery at church last week. He sings it with daddy all the time. I think it's so cute. We're getting ready for his big party tomorrow. I have lots of baking and cooking to do! Hopefully it will turn out great--I'll post pictures of all the fun stuff!

I finally got around to scrapping these pics of Logan playing the piano. I love the bright colors and that he has his binkie in his mouth. Reminds me of a simpler time--with only one child. Hehe!!