Thursday, December 11, 2008

Quick Pics

Just a few quick pics of my baby! Thinking about the pure joy and wonder of a child is definately worth smiling. I love to watch the world through Zach's eyes. All he sees around him are blessings. How I strive for that each day!!! I love this little boy!!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

So Thankful

A proud papa and his baby!!! Feb 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!!! There are so many things in life right now to be so thankful for. I know it's been a tough year for a lot of people with the economy, but there is so much happiness that comes from the people around us. I am fortunate enough to have two of the best families around! Of course my immediate family is awesome and we have such a great time together! I am so excited to go back home for Christmas, I just can't wait!!! My other family (my husband's family) is so much more than I could have imagined, as well. I'm not sure how I've gotten so lucky, but I do treasure each and every one of my family members!!! And a girl couldn't ask for a better set of friends! I hope everyone else has a blessed and grateful Thanksgiving!!! Here are some pictures to show what a great family I have!!!

This is from Thanksgiving 2002 in Texas!!! Dad and his 4 girls!!! I can't help but smile everytime I see this picture!
This picture was taken in July 2006 with my immediate family including Grandma and Pa, Mom and Dad, sisters, brothers, brother-in-laws, and nieces and nephews. Michael and Steve weren't able to make it so their not pictured. Another cool thing about this picture, I found out I was pregnant with Zach the day this was taken!!!
Here's Grandma and Granddad teaching Zach about feeding the giraffes! They do soooooo much for us it's amazing! Zach is so lucky to have them as grandparents, and I'm so fortunate and grateful to have them as my in-laws!!!

And last, but certainly not least, I'm so grateful for my bestest friend, Kimmie!!! We've been best friends since high school and even though we live 2 time zones away, she has helped me through some really tough times and she's ALWAYS there for me! I love ya, Kimmie!!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Fall Fun

Last weekend I decided to take some pics of Zach while there were still a few leaves on the trees. He had such a great time on his slide! These pictures just show the pure joy of a 21 month old and how much fun it is to be a kid! These pictues really make me smile. I hope they make you smile, too! Enjoy!

Looks like he's ready to get into something here, doesn't it?!?


If only there weren't trash bags in the background! Hope everyone has a great week! I'm excited because I get to spend some extra time with Zach this week instead of working everyday!!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Memories of NYC

For our4th wedding anniversary, Michael (or Jeff) and I went to New York City for a few days. It was my first visit and I was soooo excited. I think we stuffed as many touristy and authentic New York moments into the few days as possible. Highlights of our trip were seeing Bobby Flay at Mesa Grill our first night in the city, seeing Young Frankenstein on Broadway, eating at Two Times Square for our anniversary dinner, and just taking in all of the wonderful sites. It was pretty cold (in the 40's and 50's) so most of our pictures show only our coats. So much for my cute clothes that I had to buy just for New York! Anyway, here's a picture of the two of us on our last night in the Big Apple. We went down to Central Park (about 3 blocks from our hotel) and took a carriage ride around the park. It was beautiful. We had such a great time and I can't wait until we can go back again! Just one more thing that makes me SMILE!!!

October 24, 2008. NYC

Sunday, November 2, 2008

A quick smile

Zach's first Trick-or-Treating Halloween!

I think this is the cutest rear view of a costume! It's so funny since he looks so short and stocky instead as a usually tall and skinny giraffe!
Enjoying his Halloween loot - we hit 4 houses in approximately 25 minutes - they were all within our cul-de-sac! His first sucker!!! I think he likes it!!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Getting some rest

Well, I had every intention of going into work today, but my doctor had other ideas. Turns out I have Bronchitis! I guess that would explain why I have had NO energy the past few days. Anyway, when the doctor sent me home to rest (and the little guy being at Daycare), I decided I'd do some scrapbooking today - that doesn't take much energy, right!?! Well, I've done no scrapbooking because it got in the way of my naps! But I have been doing some the past few nights. Here are few cards that I made late last week! I've also almost completed my 1st scrapbook page in forever! I'll show it to you soon! Until then.... enjoy - and get some rest!!!

All products CTMH (except Prima Flower). Papers from Whoops a Daisy My Reflections kit. Elephant and Bella were paper pieced. MwahBella from Enjoy!

Heather :-)

Monday, July 28, 2008

Bath Fun

Here are some recent pics of my little one that make me smile!!! He's trying out some facial hair!!!! :-) I can't believe the soap tasted that good, but he just kept doing it! He thought he was pretty cool - and why shouldn't he!!!!!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

So Disappointed

This weekend I took TONS of photos! We had my husband's birthday, we went to the zoo, we played over at my in-laws house with tons of pics of the little one! I was really trying to work on my photography skills and I took tons of pictures. Well, last night I was going through and deleting some from my memory card and somehow or another I managed to delete them ALL. I was so disappointed. I hated having to tell my hubby that we just lost all of the pics from earlier that day. We had some really cute ones where the little one was pushing his play lawn mower through my in-laws yard and him peeking out of the big box their lawn furniture came in. Oh well, at least we still have the memories. And it's not like we don't have any other pics of the kid from earlier this week. I think I've learned that I'm not going to delete pics while the card is in the camera any more. I'll download them all first!!!

I know I promised to show pics of new artwork last week, but I don't seem to get on to blog as frequently as I think I will. So here is the Mother's Day card I made for my mom. My MIL's card is very similar, but uses Sillouhette paper instead of Whoops a Daisy from CTMH. The inside has a mini accordian album.

Here's a card that I made last week. I used only scraps from the Mother's Day cards I made. I've really enjoyed using scraps lately for cards. I feel like it justifies me buying new papers and it saves bigger pieces of paper for my scrapping, which I hope to do more of soon! The quality of the pics isn't great, but you get the idea. The colors are so much more vivid in person! Enjoy!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

I want to wish all of you out there a very Happy Mother's Day! Unfortunately, I didn't get to spend my Mother's Day with my mom, but I did get to spend it with my little one and my mother-in-law. We had a great day. At church today, our sermon was about "a complaint-free world." They gave us little bracelets to wear to be more concious of our complaints and to try to be complaint free for 21 days! That should be a challenge! I try to generally stay pretty upbeat and happy, but I know I complain more than I should. I have soooooo much in life to be thankful for. I challenge all of you to try to be complaint-free today (or tomorrow!). Imagine what a great world it would be if we all complained less!

Well, I was on a mad creative streak on Friday and will share pics tomorrow! Until then, I can't have a post without a pic of the little man! Here he is with Grandma and Granddad D. They sure do think the world of our little guy!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Finally, some cards!

I've finally taken some pics of the cards I've been working on lately. I bought some new Bella stamps a little while ago and I'm finally using them. Most everything else on the cards is CTMH and all of the paper is scraps! Yeah - way to use up my huge scrap pile!! Without further ado...

Stamps: Jammybella, Javabella, Teddybella (Stamping Bella), Say it in Style, Precious (CTMH)
Papers: CTMH B&T scraps, CS
Flowers - Cricut; Faux Dew Drops from Michael's; CTMH Colored Pencils; Gel Roller Pens;
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders
And here's a pic for my family! You've just gotta love his infectious smile!
I sure hope he never loses that!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

A work in progress

Ok, so I'm trying to figure out how to make my picture a bit smaller and my title a bit more artistic. I'm working on it and promise a better looking blog soon! Also, I've been playing in my craft room and have some great new Bella cards to show! I will also have some new CTMH stuff soon (hopefully)! I'm hoping this blog will get me up to my craft room more often so I can relax and create.

I need to take some pics of my new creations, but until then, here's something that always makes me smile . . .

This is my little man on Pearl Street in Boulder, CO last week! As we were walking along, some guy said, "Hey, look at that kid in the Bill Cosby sweater." I could have died laughing. I guess he was a bit overdressed for the casual Boulder!!! :-)

Monday, March 24, 2008

Here it goes.....

My latest addiction has been blog surfing. After a few weeks of checking out some of my favorites, I've decided to create my own. I'm hopeful that it will give me a place to reflect after a long day, provide me with motivation to create and share the cards and scrapbook pages that are swimming in my head, and give me an outlet to connect to my friends and family that seem to get further and further away every day. Now as you can tell, run-on sentences are my forte, so bear with me! It's getting late now, but I promise to TRY to come back tomorrow to play some more. For now, here's my favorite new pic of my little man.
Here he is . . . pondering the significance of Easter (with a basket on his head!).