June 28, 2009

Pink Persimmon and Triple the Sketch

straight from Tanis' blog:
"You **NEED** to check out the AMAZING sketch and the AMAZING prize that goes along with it this week.....
How does a $50.00 PINK PERSIMMON GIFT CARD sound???
Pretty fabulous huh?Create a project with the sketch and use stamping somewhere on your project. You need to link your project up at THIS TRIPLE THE SKETCH POST to be eligible for the prize :)"

June 27, 2009

I'm still around....

We've just been so "summertime" busy, I've neglected my blog.

We did get two new members of the family today.



And here's a picture of the day we laid the sod in our yard. YAY! So nice to see green.


And here's what's been taking most of our time. BASEBALL. But I LOVE it! This is Kaiden pitching. He kicks butt!!!

June 21, 2009

PINK PERSIMMON'S BIRTHDAY!!

It's Pink Persimmon's birthday month this month!
(I can't believe I haven't posted about it yet!!)
They're having a VERY fun contest and giveaway.
Here are the details :
The CUPCAKE challenge.
What's a party without a cake?
"We want you to create your own Cupcake inspired creation. Make a card, layout, party decor, wall art, anything you want as long as there is a cupcake somewhere on your design (and don't forget the sprinkles!). Winning Prize: Three new Pink Persimmon Stamp Sets (all cupcake themed) PLUS an unfinished large 3-tier wood cupcake stand (made by Glue Art & Paper Studio) for you to decorate for your next party."
WOW!!!! You HAVE to go check out the PINK PERSIMMON BLOG. The Lovely Judi decorated that amazing cupcake stand. It's DARLING!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PINK PERSIMMON!!
OH!!!! and check THIS out!
I'm officially a stamp designer for Pink Persimmon!! Yay! Go me!

June 17, 2009


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June 7, 2009

Happy Birthday Kelsey Brooke

Happy Birthday to my sweet beautiful Kelsey.
Kelsey is:
Fun
Creative
An Artist
Smart
Whiny
Talkative
Beautiful
Cutesy Pootsy
A Night Owl
CRAZY
Goofy
6 Years old!
MY SWEETY PIE - Kelsey Shmelsy






I love you Kelsey, Happy Birthday!

June 1, 2009

FINALLY!!!


I'm finally getting around to blogging. We've had a busy few weeks. Just to catch you up:
THIS is the skateboard Kaiden got for his birthday.

I found out that trying to be a fun outgoing 30 year old mom doesn't really go well with skateboard tricks. I was doing pretty well, then tried to do an "ollie". It turned more into a "fall-y". I landed on my hip and my REAR-END is still sore.

My pen tablet that I use to draw with broke. Then a few days later my hard drive on my computer crashed. My wonderfullest friend Emily worked on my computer for a few days and found out I have a bad sector. SOOO I ordered a new pen tablet AND a new hard drive for my computer. I lost all my art. But that's okay. It's a fresh start and I'll have new inspiration.

We went camping over the weekend. It was a BLAST!!!! We went with some of our best friends.

{the boys} It was so much fun to have the kids have their best friends with them the whole time.

{the whole gang minus Casey}



{photo below is Burke. He looks quite grumpy,
but he was having a grand old time being the chef}

{and this is what he was making}

{Yummiest breakfast burritos EVER!}


And a few more photos of the kids.

This is Carter being a super great brother to Casey.

The long line to the tree swing that everyone LOVES!!


While we were camping, my dad fell off the roof of his shed and landed on one of the raised boxes he built for his garden. He broke 4 of his ribs, and bruised his kidneys and liver. OUCH!!!! He shoulda been camping with us. But it's okay, because he's going to heal fast and be back to his bad ol' self again soon.



Emily's goat had babies (or kids), and they are sooooo cute! And here is Casey giving them some love.


In the meantime we're working on our yard still. It's taking so much longer than we intended. We just can't help but take breaks and play with our kids. A yard is no good if you have no relationship with your family. But it's getting there and will be done soon!!