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As it's been awhile since I've posted, I'm not sure that all the links are working links. I'm trying to remove the non-working ones, but it's a work in progress.....

Thursday, July 31, 2008

I had a post...

I sat here for the last 20 min or so typing out a post, telling about the heat, our afternoon at the pool yesterday, putting in my pictures, lay outs and credits, and I published it. Then I went in to change some spacing, saved it as a draft after I previewed it. And then dummy me, hit the delete button, and even after it asked if I was sure I wanted to delete it, I still clicked the button, and while I thought I was deleting my draft, I deleted the whole darn thing....DUH.

Here is the picture I had on there of Mr. Nathan splashing in his "boat". He loves the water so much, and in his efforts to reach it, almost tips his little boat over...lolMy LO's for today are of of Zack and Bri blowing bubbles on the deck a few weeks ago.

The template is by JustRenae, it's template 27 which you can get here. The papers are from Boy Collection by Amanda Rockwell, I'm not completely certain where I picked it up, it was one of the first kits I found when I started digiscrapping 3 years ago, so if anyone knows, please leave me a comment and let me know so I can add it on here. The font is bubble 1 which I picked up from TypeNow.

Now for Miss Bri's...

This is another one from JustRenae, it's Template 28. The papers are from a new mini-kit from Scripity Scrap Designs . I saw the colors in it and imediately thought of these pictures! The font is A yummy apology.

Now, I'm going to go and try to work on some new scrapbook pages. Have a good evening!



Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I was tagged...

If I tagged you, and you came to see who I was before I got this posted I'm Sorry!!

I was tagged yesterday by Renae , now I need to find 7 blogs to tag next.

These are the rules:1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog enjoy!

Here are my 7 random facts:
1. I am a mom of 4, and step-mom of 2.
2. I'm step-grandma to a wonderful little boy.
3. I have 2 brothers, 2 step-sisters, and 2 step-brothers...although I only call one brother and one sister "step".
4. I have 2 nieces, 2 nephews, and soon will have twin nieces in October.
5. My favorite books are by Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb, Kim Harrison, and recently Lisa Jackson.
6. My favorite ice cream is New York Cherry CheeseCake from Blue Bunny....YUM!!
7. My first dog was an Austrailian Shepard named Harley, that was the best dog ever.

Ok, now for mine... Some of these ladies probly get so much traffic on their site, that they may not do this, but they have some great stuff!!! (I'll add others if I can!)

Off by a day...

I have to edit what I said yesterday about the heat's been so hot my brain is Today is the day we tie the record with 18 days, and tomorrow we'll break it. And then friday we're supposed to be at 101. Thankfully, they got the pool fixed, was going to go swimming yesterday but someone vandalised (sp?) the heating and fitration system, again, so they just got that fixed last night.
There's not too much going on around here today, just too darn hot. The only thing I've managed to do is go to the grocery store. Do you have this problem with your Super Wal-mart? Ours is always busy, and today they had 5 of the 8 "express" lanes open and only like 4 regular lanes, and those all had atleast 3 people in line behind the person that was being check out. Somedays I spend more time standing in line there, than I do shopping!

I have 2 layouts today, the first is of Zachary;

Credits for this go to: StarScraps for the background papers, they're from her Planes, Trains & Automobiles kit. The template is another wonderful one by JustRenae, it's her Template 6.

I'm in the process of making layouts that show all birthdays up to now, I just need to get Dustin's done. The only problem with his will be whether or not I have one from each birthday because anything before his 9th B-day I have to scan.

The next is of Dustin from his 12th birthday:Credits for this go to Meryl Bartho for her Album on a Page 1_QC. The papers and elements are from Birthday Dude by Marcee J. Duggar. Both of the kit and template can be found at DSP.

Thank you Renae for being so supportive of my venture into blogging!! Renae has a wonderful blog with lots of great templates and she has started making kits also! Her first one "Bold Summer" is just beautiful, I can't wait to use it. You can see her blog here.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day!!!


Tuesday, July 29, 2008

First tooth...

Yeah!! Nathan's first tooth FINALLY broke though today! Hopefully it stays through now, and the gums don't go back over it, keep your fingers crossed. He's been sooo grumpy the last few days. I knew his gums were swollen, and we've been trying to keep oragel on them, although he makes the worst faces when I put it on his gums. I can't believe he'll be 7 months already this week.
The hot weather we've had the last 2 weeks hasn't helped with the teething process any. We've been above 90 for 16 days counting today, the old record for consecutive 90 degree days was set back in 1901, 18 days... We'll looking to break that, the lowest high the weather people are calling for this week is like 94, and it's supposed to be around 100 on thursday, friday and saturday. Yuck!
In honor of Nathan's first tooth, I'll share a LO of him today:

Credits for this go to Renae at JustRenae for Template 32, you can get it here, aren't her templates wonderful? The paper and elements are From Funky Town by Jamie Rousselle at DSP, although when I last checked the store there a few months ago I couldn't find her kit any longer. The word art is from

Also today I finally got all the papers turned in for Brianna's kindergarden registration, she starts Aug. 21, they've already said she'll get an afternoon class which is a good thing. If she doesn't get atleast 12 hours of sleep, she has trouble functioning. If she had gotten a morning one, she would have had to go to bed at like 7pm. I have never seen a child so excited about the first day of Dustin isn't really looking forward to it, because he'll be going to a different school for just this year, haven't quite figured out the district's purpose behind that yet, but I'm sure they have one somewhere. I think Zack and Nathan are going to be lost with both of them gone.

Off to go check how clean the bedrooms have gotten.....


Monday, July 28, 2008

Where to start....

Hi all,

I've been thinking about doing this for awhile. I've been looking for an easier way to share the digital scrapbooking layouts that I make of my children and family, with my family and friends. Maybe this way it will be easier for friends and family to keep up with the ever changing world that is my

I have made so many layouts, that it's hard to decide where to start. This one is of lovely Brianna, putting up with the pictures taking that I seem to be forever doing. I never seem to go anywhere without my camera, especially if we go to the park. I think the one of off to the left is my new favorite picture of her :o)

The template that I used for this is from my wonderful friend Renae. It's Template 33, and you can find it here. The background paper and button are from It's All About Love collab freebie by Melothria at Digital Arts Cafe and you can get it here.

This probly isn't much of a first blog, but hopefully it will get better as I go.
Have a wonderful day!