Friday, December 24, 2010

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all have a happy and safe holiday with the ones you love! I have to say that besides being a kid at christmas--there is nothing better than being a parent at christmas. I'm so excited for my boys to wake up and see what Santa brought!

Enjoy your Christmas day!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Welcome to the 2011 Hero Arts Catalog Blog Hop!!  Are you as excited as I am about seeing all the new stamps? I'm dying over all the little sneak peeks they've been giving us the last couple of weeks!

I got to play with a couple new ones--lucky me--here's what I came up with!

The first card--old fashioned hello-- is made with the new Daisy Outline Pattern Design Block and the Clear Design Just saying Hi stamps.

My second card--wishes come true--is made with the new Clear Design Sending Smiles Messages and the Clear Design Friendly Flags, along with one from this last year Old Letter Writing Design block.

Now, off to the next blogger...Miz Tami Hartley! Oh, isn't she amazing! Love what she does with Hero stamps! and I'm soo happy she finally decided to make a blog!!

Remember, if you find a link that doesn't work, you can always hop back to the Hero Arts Blog for a list of direct links to all the blogs in the hop.

Have fun hopping!! ;)

Monday, December 6, 2010


I've been having fun the past couple of days tinkering in  my scrap room--which is amazing since I haven't felt motivated to scrap since I've been pregnant! I think cleaning my space helped a lot. Especially when I find odds and ends of fun scraps laying around just begging to be added to a pretty card! Here's some of my latest creations:

(Mom don't look! This first one is for you!!!)

Have you been busy with your Christmas prep? I think I might have all my shopping done--at least for now! Now I'm making a huge grocery list of ingredients for a million Christmas goodies! Can't wait! I think I hear cinnamon rolls and scones calling my name... ;)

Have a fantastic day!

Monday, November 29, 2010

A hard weekend...


I've been watching Logan really closely these past two or three weeks and noticed that he's been going to the bathroom every 20-30 minutes. It got me concerned. I remembered my mother telling me that having to urinate frequently was a sign of Diabetes. So I went online to get the other symptoms. He was drinking water like crazy and hungry all the time. The night before Thanksgiving he wet the bed. He NEVER wets the bed. It was also on the list of symptoms. We called my sister-in-law, Magen--who is diabetic, and asked her to bring over her blood meter. When we tested him it read HI (which means any number over 500). A normal person should be around 80-140. We knew then something was wrong. Friday I took him into the dr. to confirm it. Sure enough he has Type 1 diabetes. Luckily the dr says we caught it one week before he would have been so sick he would have needed to be hospitalized. I thank my Heavenly Father for that--for letting me see the signs and feeling the urgency of his condition.

So now we are on a very hard journey. We have to check his blood by pricking his finger 5-10 times a day and give him insulin shots 4-7 times a day. It's a lot of poking and it truly breaks my heart each time we have to do it. Logan's been so good natured about it all. He's never cried or fought us. The hard part is that he gets confused and asks, "Why do you have to do that?" "Is my sickness gone yet?" even though we've explained it to him over and over. He is such a brave little boy. Every nurse that even meets him is amazed at how sweet he is. The two times that they had to draw blood from him (4 viles of blood) he watched them do it, didn't cry or fight at all. He got a teddy bear and a huge handful of stickers. They said they've never seen a child be so calm. He truly is my sweetheart.

We are now looking at different pumps instead of giving him shots all day. Hopefully we can find one we like and get it soon so we aren't poking  him all the time.

I'm still struggling everyday with the emotions of finding out your child is sick. I heard someone say it's the "grieving of your child's perfect health." It's true. He's going to be just fine. He will live to be as old as anyone else. He's just going to have a lot more to do to stay healthy. You just never think it will happen to your child.

These pictures were taken a week before we found out. My sweet, brave little boy!

Monday, November 22, 2010


 Hello everyone! Are you enjoying the 10" of snow that we got this weekend? I can't believe it's STILL coming down out there! Yesterday we took some time to get all our snow clothes on and have a little snowball fight. We made snow angels too. But can you believe that it snowed so long last night that it looks like the snow has NEVER been touched?! Craziness. I was going to head to the store today--looks like I'll be cozying up at home with some hot chocolate ( I've already had a cup today ;)!!

So if you're stuck in the house and need some creative inspiration... I've got a couple of cards I haven't posted on my blog yet. My scrap room is calling me today---maybe I'll actually get something done!

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Mini Muffin Morning

We woke up this morning and it just felt right---had to have our mini muffins! Is there any easier way to put a smile on a little boy's face? They could hardly wait until they came out of the oven to eat them.

I think Logan ate the most--pounding down a total of 12 mini muffins!! haha

Hope you get to find a way to make your friday great! I'm celebrating my hubby's 30th birthday (it's on monday) tonight. We're going on a date!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Sorry I've been gone so long. Life got away. We have some exciting news to share-- partly the reason I've been gone for a while is that I'm PREGNANT! yes, I know, a little scary! We just found out that it's a little boy. Not quite sure what I'm going to do with 3 of them! But we'll make it work! I've had horrible scatic pain the first 6-8 weeks. Now that I'm up and moving again, I can get back to my old life! ;)

Like the new blog look? I can not figure out for the life of me how to change the background. I've tried everyone's tutorials online and can't get it to work! ugh! Oh, well, we'll just have to settle for white. ;) But I'm liking it all a lot better!

So I have a couple of things to share with you---well, a lot, but I'll just show you a few today!

 Here's one of my projects from TwoPeas last month. Lovin' that banner stamp from Hero Arts!

 And here's two of my Core'dinations projects for last month as well.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Under construction...

I'm coming up with a new look! Hope to be finished in the next week or two! ;)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

AAAAnnnd I'm back again.

Seems like I say that every other post. Haha. Life just gets away from me sometimes. Nothing new going on here, we did go down to Venice, UT to see Brandon's grandparents and cousins. It is so wonderful there--the simple farm life that I love. The boys had so much fun looking at the horses and feeding the goats. You could see the horses right out our bedroom window and Landen would wake up saying, "We see the horses, we see the horses." So we'd tromp out in our pj's and look at the horses feeding behind the fence. I'm still fixing up my pictures from the trip--so I'll have to post those another day. but I do have some cute new photos to share ;)

They are sooo goofy!  They have been enjoying their summer around here--lots of popscicles, pool parties, BBQ's and family!


Monday, July 19, 2010

An occasion to smile...

Man, seems like I just posted--but apparently it's been a while. So, I've got some new Core'dinations projects for you--really love all their products!

Monday, July 5, 2010

American Pride

I hope you all had a wonderful 4th!! we did--lots of BBQ's, swimming, parades, fireworks, family and friends! The boys had a ball watching the BMX riders do flips and jumps off the ramp--Logan said, "mommy, don't be scared because when I get older I'm gonna do that!" yea, I'm really scared! haha oh, and he told me not to be afraid of the clowns--fat chance! ;)

And here's a couple more cards for you--bright and cheery for the summertime. Love this little whale by Imaginesce--so cute! 


Thursday, July 1, 2010

amazingly beautiful...

Does it seem like this summer is FLYING by? Can you believe it's almost the fourth? I had plans all week to make Fourth of July crafts with my kiddos and we just had one thing after another to get done. Now I'm on the quest to find plain t-shirts for the boys. Micheals has them but they aren't in toddler sizes. here's the t-shirts I'm making the boys for the Fourth. so fun!

So did anyone else stay up WAY TOO LATE to see Eclipse? Wasn't it amazing. Edward has redeemed himself! ;)

and some more random cards for you...


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

We have a winner!!

Lucky SUSAN!! who said: At our local fair several years ago, my five-year old daughter was feeding a calf in the petting zoo area. I managed to get a shot of her wide-eyed and surprised look at the moment the calf took the food right out of her hand. I still smile when I think about that photo.

Susan-- email me ( and I will pass your information along! :) CONGRATS!!

And here's a couple cards I've been working on lately. I'm on another huge card kick. I just love that I can make something so special for someone out of almost nothing! :) I got to use some new Hero stamps on these too--that always makes my day!

Completely random stuff on here--little bits of October Afternoon's new lines, Hero Arts, Jenni Bowlin, etc. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

it's me...

I promise I didn't disappear! I just simply got lazy... or busy. one of the two... or maybe a combination of the two. haha

SOoooo big news--Shimelle Laine is starting a new class this coming weekend--July 5th! And she's offering a giveaway 
on my blog! we LOVE giveaways!

I fell in love with photography a couple years ago. I begged my husband for a camera over and over again. He couldn't see what was wrong with his basic point and shoot. Once I had talked him into it, he took some pictures with the new camera and he said, "Why didn't we get this a LONG time ago." We love it. I love it. I capture the small moments of my children's lives that I'm going to, one day, forget when i'm old and gray. Even looking over the pictures I took last year I can see them growing through the pictures and watch their personalities shine through the photos. So here's a couple of my favorite photos I've taken:

If you are interested in Shimelle's class check it out here.

To enter the fabulous giveaway, leave me a comment telling me about your favorite picture you ever took!!

I will post a random winner on Tuesday!