Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Project Life - week severn

Project Life - week seven

Lots of celebrating going on this week. The week started out with Valentines day. Tons of chocolate have found their way into my home (not the best thing to have around when you are trying to lose weight). We also celebrated the results from my PET/scan that I had done the following week. I got an early birthday present on Thursday results NORMAL! Then we ended the week on Friday by celebrating my #*th birthday. My workaholic hubby surprised me and took the whole day off of work to spend time with little ole me. We took the kids to school then went out and bought a new lens for my Nikon (55mm-200mm Nikon lens ya baby) I was so thrilled but that wasn't the only surprise he had in store for me after we left Best Buy he said he need to stop into a Verizon store to see if someone could help him remove the cookies on his blackberry phone. While in the store he bought me a IPhone (wow wasn't expecting that at all what a great surprise). Then we went out to lunch and then back home. What a great day it isn't everyday that my hubby takes off and he really made me feel so special that day. I'm so blessed to have the family I have.

First page

second page - I thought I would included all the Valentines cards and my birthday cards

Third page This is the card I made my hubby for Valentines

Fourth page

I included my birthday card my dd made me.

I bought Cathy Zielske's Stories Guides from Designer Digital this week and I could not wait to sit down and interview my dd. We also had a little import to photo shoot so we could use recent pictures on this lay out.

We went to Flat Top restaurant to celebrate my birthday and yes my husband did the unthinkable and told the wait staff it was my birthday and they came over and helped my family sing Happy Birthday to me (WHY? do people feel the need to do that)?

Friday, February 18, 2011

Loving Stories Guides from Cathy Zielske's

I absolutely love Cathy Z's Stories Guides template. It was so fun interviewing my daughter. I found out a couple new things about her in the process. Here is the digital version of this layout. I will be changing it when I print it out to be a hybrid page.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Project Life - week six

Looks like this week is all about my daughter's Valentine party that was held on Friday the 11th. In the beginning of the week it was all about preparation for the party. There was valentines to be filled out and boxes to be made to hold the valentines that she would be receiving and pictures of pets for a project that they are doing at the party. The end of the week didn't turn out as planned. I was supposed to be the room party running the party on Friday, however, I had to go in for a PET/scan and was injected with radiation so I was advised it wouldn't be a good thing for me to attend the party as it could be harmful to the children. I was really bummed I was really looking forward to being there. I had to be at least three feet away from any child including my own for 12 hours. So it was really tough not to get my daily dose of hugs from my daughter that day. Thank goodness that my brother decided to drop in and he was a big help taking care of my daughter for me.

Here is my daughter busy little bee filling out her Valentines.

I had to take about 16 pictures of my daughter and Brie. I was almost about to give up when the dog layed down on the floor right next to my daughter and look straight in the camera.

Our family is stilling looking for a new church. We checked out another church this weekend. My Sister-in-law and brother-in-law go there. It ways very nice but it was also super far away from our house it took us 45 minutes to get there. Wish it was closer, but I think we are on the right path

Hope everyone enjoyed their Valentines Day - until next time thanks for stopping by.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine Day Babe, Here's to celebrating us!

Happy Valentine Day Honey

Things that I love about my hubby

I love that he is such a great father. The kids can't get enough of his time and they know when he is paying attention to them that his sole attention is just on them. He is always willing to hop in and help with the kids cooking, doing homework,finding out what they love and encouraging them to do it. I very much appreciate that even if I don't always tell him so.

I love that our relationship started off as friends and til this day I consider him my best friend. The one I run to - to tell all my secrets.

I love that after all these years that I can honestly say when I look at my husband he still gives me that tingle in my tummy.

I love that he is such a hard worker and such a great provider for our family. He is willing to do whatever it takes to take care of all of us.

I love how he is so caring and that no matter what happens if he takes the time to care about someone you can do no wrong in his eyes.

I love how loyal he is and how when he tells someone he'll be there that he does just that whole heartily.

I love his dry sense of humor and the fact that he doesn't mind my sarcastic humor.

I love that he truly let's me be the me I want to be. The way he encourages me in whatever adventures I get involved. He is always there rooting me on and telling me I can do things that even I don't think are possible to do.

Happy Valentine Day. I must add that this idea to do this post was not my idea, I saw one of my favorite blogs do this and said to myself how wonderful is this. So thanks to Clover Lane blog.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Project Life - week five

Week Five

Boy what a week we had last week. The blizzard that came through was ranked the third in the top ten blizzards of Chicago. After all was said and done we got 20.2 inches of snow. It was a tough week with the snow. It took all of us an hour and a half just to clear off our drive way (let's just say our drive way isn't that big it usually only takes 15 mins. tops to clear it normally). The kids loved it they got two days off of school because of the blizzard. My daughter has three snow forts that are taller than her in our back yard. We had to shovel a path for our dog so she could go outside because she would of been lost in the snow if we didn't. To be totally honest it felt kind of like a mini vacation having everyone home. I was sorry to see them all go back to work and school.

This is the first week of my Project life book that I had to use an extra sheet protector in order to get all the photos in. I could of probably use one more but I tried to use an editing eye and cut back the number of pictures to put in the book.

Remember when I said last week I can't wait to see what next week brings? Well you are not going to see me type those words again until spring (hee hee). Until next week, thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Snow Day - Blizzard 2011

Wow it's a really blizzard. They kept saying it was coming but I really don't think I believed it. Here is a peak through the day. The first picture is when it started to snow and the second picture is when the wind started to kick up. Right now as I look out the window it's hard for me to see my neighbor across the streets house. It's hard to tell if we are really getting as much snow as they said we will be getting cause the wind is blowing so hard (is it fresh snow or the wind blowing around snow we already had?) These pictures will definitely be in my Project Life album. The schools have been closed, roads have been closed and this is just the beginning we still have to see what tomorrow weather will bring. Looks like there will be some quality time with the family tomorrow.

Before taken around 3:00 p.m this afternoon.



Took an hour and a half to dig out the drive way and sidewalk.

A view from our kitchen door

Snow was embedded into our windows

Project Life - week four

Week Four

Week four had a lot of family time in stored for us. My husband's nephew and his family came in from California. We helped them celebrate their daughters first birthday. Where does the time go? Speaking of celebrating birthday's we also celebrate my brother's wife birthday and my birthday. Lots of family time going on this week.

My daughter got her report this week too. Almost all straight A's except for her social study class which she received a "B" Very impressive. This is the first year that she is actually receiving letter grades like A - F, instead of S, U. She feels so grown up. I over heard her tell her brother that she has big kids grading system now.

Also I was doing my happy dance a couple times this week because my Gypsy finally arrived. I had gotten one for Christmas but when I turned it on it did not work so had to shipped back for a replacement. As if that wasn't enough to make my scrapbooker's heart sing a day later my Ali Edward stamp sets came.

I just love Ali Edward's stamps they are so versatile. I can use them while making cards and they are so great for scrap booking. Also you can mix and match her sets together. Love, love, love these stamps.

I was so hesitant to turn it on afraid that this one to would not work, but look it works, it works. All I have to say is hello craft room here I come.

Can't wait to see what next weeks brings. Until then thanks for stopping by.