Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Sparkle is coming...

Now that the turkey is eaten and the left overs are in the fridge, it's time. Time... to be in the sparkly spirit of Christmas! The "To Do" list is made and items are being checked off.

1. Write letters to Santa. Mail them to the North Pole.
2. Display the Nativity set.
3. Put up the Christmas tree and have the kids decorate it. Tell the stories about the many hand-made and collected ornaments of Christmas' past. 4. Decorate every shelf in the house.

5. Decorate some more.
6. Put Frosty the Snowman on the lawn & put all the lights up on the house.
Whew... that was day number one of getting into the "Sparkly Spirit". Wishing you all very Merry and Bright Cheers.

Monday, November 24, 2008

The GR8 Outdoors

Look at how proud she is...this trout she caught with worms. I thought I'd spare you all the icky photos of stringing the worm on the hook and just share the results of her hard work. The other fish on the stringer belongs to daddy.Even with the cold this is the pretty sunset that was produced the first night.
I took this right after big brother was showing her casting techniques.

Friday, November 21, 2008

The Honor Roll Duo

I'm so proud of these two hard working students.
Keep up your dedication to academic excellence!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Turning 8 is Great much fun! We celebrated Hannah's birthday tonight. She chose a High School Musical theme. It was perfect timing with HSM 3 at theatres. With the help of the Internet I was able to print up movie ticket stub invitations. Then I spent a few days searching for supplies. I found HSM prizes for the goodie bags and game prizes. Party City had the HSM cupcake paper cups and the cute candle. The HSM 3 sound track was in stock at Target, so the games were all set...freeze dance and hot East High basket ball (like hot potato). It turned out the most popular game was "pin the kiss" on Troy. After the party the girls took a tour of the movie theatre and then watched the feature HSM 3.

1 happy birthday girl
5 excited girl friends
1 tired mommy

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

More to the basket...

Many of you know me as someone who has to keep her hands busy. Well...I for sure found a way to keep my fingers tips dirty with paint, ink and glue. Take a look below. Mini album scraplifts from Kristie's creations. They're perfect additions to my basket of memories.

Silly Kitty

This is Gracie. She just turned 1 year old a few weeks ago. Gracie seeks out her best buddy, Cody all the time. Hannah is green with envy because all the kitty's affections go to her big brother. Although Hannah is proud to say that Gracie's favorite toy is her pink boa. Gracie is quite playful but very naughty.

Look where Cody found her this morning. Talk about a balancing act...

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Autumn Delight

It's November. Autumn changes do not hold the same views in Southern California as it does on the east coast. My brother shared the following photos of his trip to the Hudson Valley. I love the vibrant colored leaves on the trees and I can almost feel the crisp cool air.

My remedy to cure the envy of autumn is to bake Pumpkin Delight. Yumm....warm....sweet goodness.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


OK...After you've completed your ballots and placed your votes.
Challenge yourself...
play and scrap...
pull out paper patterns that make you happy. Scrap lift a sketch of a past layout and finish a quickie.