Thursday, June 26, 2008

family pic's


Here are some pic's. Megan in her ballet costume. Their recital is this Saturday. Kylie's picture i'll post next week. Mikayla at her art show. She ripped all those bits of paper to make a cool picture - very creative :)

Jacob looking so very sweet and kissable :)

Kylie at her preschool graduation and also opening gifts at her kid birthday party we had last sunday.

Did I mention we bought a trampoline last week? Anyway its been a HUGE hit and its so great that the kids can get their energy out on it! Plus I find the girls playing so well together on it. They don't just bounce, they pretend they're animals, we put the sprinkler under it, they also bring their stuffies and just play on it. Very good investment and one that will get LOTS of use over the coming years.
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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

teacher's gifts


Finally some crafting done in my home! I'm sure like many of you June is such a super busy month...Combining it with a newborn and its been a whirlwind to say the least :)

I managed to make the teacher gifts last night. Nothing fancy this year, that's for sure but I saw this huge chocolate bars last week and thought this would be a perfect thing to wrap this year as a small token of our appreciation. Used the Bali Breeze DSP, flower fusion felt flowers and die cut flowers. I love how it all coordinates and makes my job easy. Also a Rhinestone brad just finishes it.

I have so many photo's to share of what as a family we've been up to the last few weeks....
Ballet costumes, Jacob growing, Father's Day, Kylie's fun day at preschool, Kylie's graduation from preschool, Mikayla's art show (her work was on display) and my baby shower. I'll try to get them up asap.

Jacob's doing really well. I have a Dr app't tomorrow so i'll find out how much he's gained. Also he still has his jaundice a bit still....going away though which is great. He's on a 3 hour cycle now - almost to the minute it seems! Its amazing how babies can regulate! Speaking of which, its 10:57am and he's due to eat at 11am...I can hear him starting to wake now. See, told ya!

Until next time,

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Decor Elements

Yippee. Stampin' Up! announced today a brand new product line that is coming out soon!
Decor Elements. These will be a vinyl saying/words you put on your walls or home decor. They will coordianate with our stamps, paper etc.....

Décor Elements

Vinyl Wall Décor
v Makes decorating easy
v Allows us to decorate on a budget and as often as we would like
v Easy to use
v Gives you the same ahha of stamping
v Uses SU’s artwork
v Can be removed easily
v Can use SU artwork in a BIG format
v Self-adhesive vinyl can be used on walls, windows, furniture, around door frames, tiles, etc
v Easier to use than rub-on’s
v Very forgiving product, can pull up and then put back down
v 100 images in chocolate and white,1 in craft
v Alphabet and phrases and art images
v Different styles
v Separate from the main catalogue

I'm looking forward to learning more about this new venture and getting some on my walls!

Anyone interested in seeing a catalog of these when I get them?

Thursday, June 12, 2008


We took Jacob to have his professional pictures taken this morning. We had them taken by a friend from church who is a very talented photographer. Her company name is Red Wagon Photography and she has already put a few of Jacob's pic's on her blog. You can view them here What do you think? I can't wait until we can see the online gallery and then choose what we want. Judging from these few sneak peeks I think its going to be a hard decision to narrow it down! I'm in awe that she caught him smiling even! She's amazing!


Saturday, June 07, 2008

sweet pea

Hi there,

quick picture. Here's Jake totally relaxed. You can see he's quite jaundice here....

He's doing well, and jaundice going down.

Have a great weekend,


Tuesday, June 03, 2008


Sorry for not updating but I'm happy to say we didn't have to get admitted. He numbers went down a bit so that was great! Since his last blood work last friday it looks like he's less 'yellow'. He still has quite dark skin so that will be interesting to see if it stays.

Here's a pic that was taken by the nurse when Jacob was 3 hours old, and Chris had brought the girls to the hospital to meet their new brother.

I'm having my club make up this coming friday so I'll be able to post my club projects after that. Finally some new stamping stuff!!!

Thanks for your patience,