Monday, March 28, 2011

Project Life March 20 - 26 2011

How about some green today since spring is near and the warm weather I'm sure is coming soon, can't wait much longer. The first thing I want to do is go to the track and walk again outside in the fresh air and see trees start to turn green again. This has been a long, cold winter and I'm very ready for the spring and warm weather to come. I've had a good and busy week as some of you saw in my previous post with all my layouts from a class I'm taking at BPS. I also got to babysit for two little cuties last week. It's going to be interesting having two of them to watch and keep happy and clean and dry and smiling I hope. It's not going to be boring that's for sure. We have had a few nice days out so finally got pictures of the kids playing outside together which is awesome. They even all went out and played their famous "ALIEN TAG" game and had fun. My poor husband can barely outrun them anymore though. I hope everyone is doing well and the sun and warm weather has been in your area too. Thanks for visiting this week and to see more project life albums click on the project life Tuesday button on the right side.

P.S. I didn't get my pictures printed out again this week but my jouranling is done and caught up and I also included some papers for the week, like Sam's 100% on his first big times test, Renee's official first piece of of news about going in to pick out her schedule for HIGH SCHOOL, AAAAHHH CAN YOU BELIEVE IT HIGH SCHOOL ALREADY. I also got a kick out of the Walmart ad so that's in it too. Hoping to have my album filled for next week and be caught up with pictures.

Friday, March 25, 2011

My recent scrapbook layouts

I've been so busy this past month with a scrapbook class I'm taking at BPS and it's wonderful and fun. There is so much about me and my style that I'm learning and didn't even know I needed to learn. So the class is for 8 weeks and we just started week 5 so almost done, it has been like a roller coaster ride, lots of ups and downs and bumps along the way. It's also so very exciting and inspiring and moving. So I thought I'd share some of my layouts with you here to see what I've been doing. Just about everyday I get a layout done it's all part of the process. So these are just some of my favorites. Sonja I posted one on Sienna totally not thinking but you can peek at it and I'm sure you will be surprised when you see it again for her bday album. Most of these layouts were made for a lesson for that week and some were just me playing and enjoying the process and finding out what I like on my pages. So hope you enjoy them. I will post more at the end of the class to show you more new ones and what I learned about it. This is my first class ever on scrapbooking and my first class of any kind at BPS and it is a wonderful place to be and great teachers and community of ladies to help you and chat with.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


I've decided to copy Cathy Z idea and make an AWESOME LIST she always has good ideas on remembering the fun stuff. I also love lists so here is mine in no particular order just random off my head as they come what AWESOME IS FOR ME oh and on her comments I told her she is one of them for making this list idea up. So the first one is for her , enjoy and follow along.

Cathy Z for always telling it like it is, the good the bad the ugly whatever it is and mostly because she is so funny and cracks me up.

cup of hot Lipton tea every morning
seeing the sunrise and sunset and capturing it on camera
when my kids are getting along
when my hubby asks what can I do for you
a few hours of scrapping time
a fave song on the radio, it changes everyday depending on my mood and the weather
FALL, FALL, FALL, FALL yep I'm a fall girl
crunching leaves
kids laughing
kids sharing
sienna's smile
sienna's choo choo lines
new baby Colt
my daughter singing everywhere she goes
my daughter singing the star-spangle banner ( my personal favorite ever)
the flag
when hubby cooks on the weekends
my few tv shows I watch
a good book that you have to read all in one day
the smell of cookies baking then eating themwarm
my daughter laughing and being so funny without even trying
my daughter's smile and gift for making everyone around her smile back
my oldest at college calling just to say hello or I love you or what's new
my oldest everytime I see her a get goosebumps and cant' stop staring at her, I miss her
rachael ray bbq meatloaf muffins and smashed potatoes
fresh veggies and fruit
my sweet blonde nieces who I love and treasure
my husband gets my gas because he knows I hate the smell
a quiet house every morning and after the kids are in bed
my husband playing with our kids in all weather and when he's tired
my husband always able to make the kids laugh
my sweetie saying he is taking a half day so we can have a date
my sweetie saying do you want a back rub
my favorite jeans and sweatshirt
watching my hubby mow the grass with no shirt and a great tan, sorry had to put it in
my son simply because he is my son
my son's gorgeous blonde hair
my son's easy going nature and laughter
my sons endless amount of questions when we visit dentist
my sons' love of sports
my kids reading and enjoying a book
my kids love to hug Lucky every night before bed
fresh clean clothes/towels all done and put away
a empty kitchen sink
when the house is clean for an hour if I'm lucky
my camera and the power of a photo
Pretty Woman no matter how many times I've seen it
my kids report cards
my kids sleeping with their animals at night
my life
a bowl of soup on a cold day
a fun puzzle on a rainy day
our new pool this past summer and can't wait for it again this summer
project life, forever this will be awesome for our family
starting to run at the track and loving it
running/walking under a gorgeous blue sky
enjoying the trees as they change each season
thanksgiving and turkey and pumkin pie
the day after christmas
my blackberry my dad got me
my glasses so I can see better
a pan of brownies all for me
being with the kids playing games and hanging out
going to a ball game with the kids
going to the Outback
going to the park with kids
going to visit oldest at college
my oldest graduated from college last week, yippeee
hearing the kids say mom
just being a mom to four great kids
lucky crawling over to us because he's to tired to walk
my husband and lucky running together thru the back yard
my hubb's garden
a fresh mowed lawn
packing lunches
my kids making their beds
my kids and I in the van with a good song on
my dad surprise visits with goodies for the kids or a pizza for dinner or just visiting
volunteering at kids school

well that's what I have for now, just wrote them as they came and now my hands need a break from typing. This was fun and will do it again in a few months, see what new ones I can add. Let me know if you do this too.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Project Life

Hello, how is everyone? We are doing pretty good here, the weather has been warm finally for a few days now. That lifts all our moods and we are happier. I slacked a little on the pictures this week. I forgot a couple days, have been busy in my scrapbooking class at BPS and have been trying to do a layout a day and keep up on the message boards/ gallery there a few times a day. This is my first experience with BPS and I love it and the everything about it. I thought maybe Thursday I will post some of the layouts I've been doing for you. This weeks pictures are some cute ones and goofy ones of the kids and I actually took a few photos of myself with the self-timer, it isn't great but at least I did it. I also did a fun ABC question quiz about ME if you'd like to scroll down and read it and maybe even do it too, I love these kind of quizzes. That's it for now, hope you have a good week. Thanks for visiting.

Friday, March 18, 2011

I got this fun idea from Becki Clark's blog and thought I would do it too. It's always fun to have these about me posts from time to time don't you think. Even better is if you did one too and let me know so I can go check it out.


1. Age- 41

2. Bed size-Full

3. Chore you dislike the most-sweeping

4. Dog? Yes, we have a 8 month old puppy, I finally caved and got one last fall

5. Essential start to your day- a cup of hot tea, have been doing it for 20 yrs now

6. Favorite color- blue

7. Gold or Silver- silver

8. Height- 5'1

9. Instruments you have played-none

10. Job Life- currently SAHM and babysitting my little cousins

11. Kids- Yes three girls and a boy


13.Mom's name-Rebecca ( becky)

14. Nicknames-haha my daughter calls me Dawnifred and other daughter calls me a made up name I can't even spell but she can totally funny names

15. Overnight hospital stays- 4 times for each child I had

16. Pet Peeves- Don't think so

17. Quote from a movie- I know most of the parts Julia Roberts plays in Pretty Woman???

18.Righty or Lefty or Politics- righty

19, Siblings-YES!! Twin sisters who will be 40 in a month (haha)

20. Time you wake up on weekdays-5:00 a.m. I love mornings and love the quiet

21. Underwear-Jockey

22. vegetable you don't like-Love them all, it's my favorite food group

23. What makes you late-haha I'm never late always early, if I were to be late it would be because my husband is checking his hair one last time

24. Xray you have had-My foot

25. Yummy good food you make-this one is hard everyone has a different opinion, so my favorite would be Rachel Ray's BBQ mini meatloaf muffins and Smashed Potatoes

26. Zoo animal favorite-oh man another hard one.....ahhh..... ahhhh.....giraffe/elephant

Wow that was a lot of questions, I love these kind of posts though. I do these all the time with my kids and have a special folder to keep them in so we can look at them over and over. Hope you will join the fun and do this too, let me know and I will check out your answers.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Project Life March 6 -12

Welcome to another week of project life. This month is going by fast already. It's been a busy week of doctor appts, do I dare say another SNOW DAY that's right 14 inches this time, rearranging my scrap space, babysitting my sweet Sienna, making a scrapbook layout everyday for the class I'm taking, track practice has started. In between all that is the regular stuff. So I'm so happy my week is caught up and in the album for this week, yippee!! I had extra pictures this week so I included a small page protector in the middle. Sorry for the glares on them, just couldn't get it to work. I hope everyone is doing good. To see more albums like mine click on the Project Life Tuesday button on the right side. Thanks for visiting.

Saturday, March 12, 2011


I don't know what OLD MAN WINTER is doing but I don't like it one bit!! How can he keep playing this game with us, it's been snowing since December 1st and it's getting quite old and not exciting anymore. We need to have a break to go outside and play ball, run around on the grass, not where boots every single day. If it's not snowing it's been raining and that means pouring rain so that is no fun either. I'm starting to think it will snow forever and there won't be a spring. This past snow was wet and sticky snow that made it hard to shovel, my arms are paying the price now after all that shoveling and the snow stuck to the trees, power lines it does look gorgeous driving thru town and seeing the trees but I AM SICK OF IT!! Please please quit and let our springtime warm and sunny days start soon and stay here. OLD MAN WINTER I DONT WANT TO SEE YOU FOR A LONG LONG TIME!! Oh and yes it was a snow day AGAIN, snow days are no fun anymore either. The kids have gone 5 days over what we are allowed to have and now have to make it up in JUNE!! So here's some pictures of what I saw yesterday, the snow is blowing in my face while taking these and while shoveling. Hope everyone is doing well and I'm so jealous of you in the warm temps. spots right now, enjoy that sunshine.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Project Life Feb. 27 to March 5 2011

Happy Project Life Tuesday again. I actually have my album up to date and the photos/writing done. I love love this album and am so glad once again that Becky Higgins came up with this idea. At least 5 times a week something will make me think of my childhood or even my kids younger days and I wish this was available back then. We actually took out home videos of the kids when they were young and Sam was just born, oh my did I tear up. So many things I'd forgotten about and how young we looked. The girls were so cute with their little disney outfits and little haircuts and little girl voices. Sam was so adorable when he was born and the girls loved him and kissed him and hugged constantly. I'm missing these baby days even more since watching Colt on Tues. morning, so precious and cute and could just eat him up. I took like 40 pictures of him and he was only sleeping. The other exciting news was that Summer fell and got a bad sprain on her wrist. Poor girl, she's doing much better now. There was snow again this weekend but I'm denying it and ignoring it so hopefully it will go away and stay away. The other news is that our local Borders bookstore closed down and so I put the newspaper article in to save. We love that store and have many memories from being there. Ok on to my album, there is a 2 page spread then a close up of each side for you. I hope everyone is doing good and happy.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Do you love lists?? I do find out more & what I'm loving

Here's some random things that I'm loving right now......

1. I got to watch new baby Colt and just loved him and took about 40 pictures of him just sleeping
2. My half bath looks amazing and it's almost done
3. My oldest is almost done with college
4. Rich made a apple pie
5. I bought a pineapple upside down cake and it's so yummy!!
6. I am taking a online class at BPS and it's great and am learning so much
7. I've done a layout almost everyday the past couple weeks
8. I've found a new blog called 30 days of lists for the month of March, so fun and I love lists
9. We tried two new foods this week they weren't great or bad just ok
10. We moved the tv stand and computer stand to make more scrap space for me, yea!!
11. Army Wives starts back up tonight, can't wait!!

So those are my top favorites for right now. I wanted to tell you more about the 30 days of lists. Do any of you like lists, write them everyday, do you want some fun list to write? I found this cute blog with 3 girls running it and everyday they have a new list idea for you to make. It's free, simple, easy, fun and gets you thinking. There hasn't ever been a time I didn't like lists, even writing lists about my lists is a habit for me. So to see what I'm talking about go check out this blog at and find out more and join the fun. See you back here on Tuesday with project life.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Project Life Feb. 19 to Feb 26

Hello March !! I'm so excited it's March which means it's closer to spring time. This weeks pictures are all about the snow again, there was another snowstorm and a snow day for the kids. We are tired of the snow but our puppy Lucky loves it and was excited to have it back again. We also went to the Justin Bieber movie, loved it and was so moving to watch it. I actually cried during parts of it and teased Renee that I needed her shirt sleeve but she said no way!! If you haven't seen it yet please go with your kids and see it. It's more then just a movie, it's about Justin growing up with some great grandparents and a supporting mom. To see more Project Life albums like mine click on the Project Life Tuesday button on the right side. Thanks for visiting and have a good week.