Friday, May 29, 2009

Look at Our New Friends!

Just as we're getting ready to move we seem to have made an impression on these fine feathered friends.




Aren't they cute? They come right up to our door and tonight I let Cassidy give them some bread. I assume that it is fine seeing as how so many people feed the ducks bread at the park. They probably have a nest fairly close by and it would have been nice to see little chicks in the coming weeks but oh well I guess we can't take them with us. I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend. Here's hoping the rains finally stops tonight and we don't have move in torrential down pours.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The ABC'S Of Me.

I read this post on Jennifer's blog and I thought it was fun. I decided I would do it too since I won't be doing any scrappin' for another week :( To much happening around here for scrappin' it makes me sad but all the reasons make me happy :) :) :)

Age: 32
Bed size: Queen
Chore you hate: folding laundry
Dad's Name: Michael
Essential start your day item: Tea and a shower
Favorite actor(s):Will Smith, Al Pacino, Matthew Mcconaughey, Julia Roberts, Reese Witherspoon.
Gold or Silver: Hummm, depends. both. haha.
Instruments you play(ed): French horn. lol
Job title: Mom, Sales Associate, Close to my Heart consultant
Kid(s): 3, Drake, Cassidy, Quintin
Living arrangements: Moving this weekend.
Mom's name: Elizabeth
Nicknames: Sam
Overnight hospital stay other than birth: Gallbladder, kids, injury.
Pet peeves: Rude people, eating with your mouth open, and people who don't wash their hands when they go to the bathroom. (see it all the time in Public- GROSS)
Quotes you like: Peace cannot be achieved through violence, It can only be attained through understanding. -Ralph Waldo
If you are all wrapped up in yourself you are overdressed. -Kate Halverson
Rightie or Leftie: Rightie
Siblings: 1 sister, and 1 brother (who passed away almost 7 years ago), 1 half sister and 2 half brothers on my Dad's side.
Time you wake up: 6:30-7:00 depending on schedule
Umbrella: Always!
Vegetable you dislike: squash & brussel sprouts
Ways you run late: how about ways I don't run late. lol. It's so easy to be late with 3 kids but I try really hard not to and get up earlier if it's a morning appointment.
X-rays you've had: hahaha, A little accident prone as a child/teen pretty much my whole body at one time or another. I'm happy to say I finally grew out of it. *knocks on wood*
Yummy food you make: Chili, thanksgiving dinner, steak, cookies, cake.
Zodiac: Sagittarius

I hope you enjoyed my abc's and if you feel so inclined do one for yourself.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Blog Award!

I'm so excited! This is my first, second and third blog award! I received the friendship blog award from Jamie .
Thank you so much! You know how much I love your blog and artwork!
The friend award comes with the following description to be added and passed along. "These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated" It also says: "Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."
I also got the lemonade stand award from both Jamie and Lori. Thank you both so very much, again you both know how much of a fan I am of your artwork! The rules of the award (to pick up the Lemonade Stand Award):Comment on this blog.Cut and paste the award logo and use it in your own blog. Nominate 5 to 10 blogs you feel show great attitude and gratitude. Link to your nominees within your blog post.- Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received the award. Link back to the person who gave you the award to show your appreciation.
These are the great people with blogs I adore that I'm forwarding these 2 awards to: I hope you all have a wonderful day!

She's so lovely.

My daughter. I think she's lovely. Inside and out. She has a beautiful personality, she's smart and caring, funny and charismatic, she makes friends easily, she's outgoing, and of course she's beautiful to me. These pictures were taken on her birthday. I love that I captured the essence of her at this time. I really believe the little saying I used. It says, Be yourself... everyone else is taken.
I used the Tickled pink kit by CTMH
chipboard letters, other.


My three yo says the funniest things. His new statement, mmmmm mmmmmm YUMMY DELICIOUS! He says this of course when he is eating something he likes. It doesn't have to be sweet just good to him. These pictures were taken at my dd's birthday and Quintin was so wrapped up in eating the ice cream cake he didn't realize how many pictures I snapped. Although he didn't say this then I know it was what he was thinking.
I used the Emporium pp.
heartfelt whimsy die-cuts.
rhinestone frames. All by CTMH.
rhinestone stripes by Kaisercraft.
sticker by mm.
chipboard letters other.

Friday, May 8, 2009

This is my Why!

These pictures were taken just two weeks ago. I really love them. The look on each child's face is a real reflection of who they are right now. These three little beings really are MY why. Why I do what I do, why I work, scrap, try, learn, give, and love. They are my everything. Of course that also includes my DH. It's easy to loose sight of why we do everything we do on a daily basis. It's easy to get discouraged, to give up. I look at these faces and I am reminded of my why. Love for my family. Plain and simple.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Happy Birthday!

Today was my nephew M's
2nd Birthday. This was taken earlier in the week.
We all went over to celebrate with him.
tried to show him how to be Mary Poppins!
while he
was in the zone.
invented new party hat styles.
M really liked his gift!
We had a great time!
I also made this layout in honor of his birthday.
Hormonal pregnant sister cried.
It's hard to face your baby growing up so fast.
I Love you Monkey Man! xo

Friday, May 1, 2009

An Inspirational Story of a Little Boy Fighting Neuroblastoma.

I wish I had the power to take all the pain and hurt away.
But I can't. I can only pray.
I wish I could spread the word to help a family in need.
And I can by telling everyone I know, and posting on my blog to those who don't.
I wish that I could understand why these things happen to good people,
to innocent babies.
But I don't and probably never will, I can only trust that somehow things will work out right. That God will make them right.
I wish mine was the only vote that mattered.
But it's not and that's where you all come in.

I have been following this blog since the very beginning. I don't know them personally I just found a link somewhere and went to visit. This amazing family has 4 children a baby girl and triplets who just turned two! First of all they deserve an award just for that! Little Brady was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma after undergoing some tests to see if he had Cerebral Palsy. You can get the whole story from their blog. So Mom Logic community (moms blogger club) is having a contest for the Mother of all bloggers. Megan made it through the screening process and is one of the 10 finalist. Their story has touched my heart. They freely blog about what sweet little Brady is going through. He is such a trooper and a fighter! I often cry and smile and laugh or shriek with excitement, like the other day when they posted a video of him walking! He has never done so because of the tumor on his spine! Incredible. So I'm pleading to please go visit them and click on the voting icon. Help support little Brady and his wonderful family, Give some parents with so much heartache something to smile about, I'm sure most days are incredibly hard for them. Their faith remains unwavering through it all. Truly an inspiration!

Calgary Regional Picture with Jeanette.

Here it is. Some of the Ottawa gang with Founder and CEO of Close to my Heart Jeanette Lynton. Yes we idolize her, she is an amazing woman to accomplish what she has over the years. We are all thankful for all she does and continues to do for us. I wish I had some other photos with the rest of her team but I don't. :( I also wish that I had a larger group photo with some of the other consultants, but I don't... There is always next time!
Pictured l-r b-f Wendy D, Joy M, Connie M, Samantha D, Jeanette, Annick V, Natalie R, and Julie C. I wish all of the girls could have come with us! You know who you are!!!