Friday, August 28, 2009

Here are Cameron and Adam. Unfortunately, Cameron is 2 1/2 years OLDER than Adam! These two boys had lots of fun playing with Legos!

Abby, Kayleigh, and Sara!

Abby, Makayla, and Ashlan. These three girls are little models!

Ashlan and Adam are just about 4 months apart. Ashlan was so proud that she is missing more teeth than Adam! She has 3 missing right now!

Here are some of the girls before we go out shopping!! Thanks Natalie and Reed for coming to visit! We had so much fun while you were here! Emma was the life of the party! We miss you guys already!

Kayleigh is 12!!!

Here is Kayleigh's birthday cake! This was my first try with fondant. Thank you Sara for all your decorating tips and help!!!

Here is Kayleigh with her birthday cake!!!!

Kayleigh is 12 so she now gets to shave her legs! Yikes! I'm old!!! She was so excited that she took her friends into the bathroom to watch her shave!

I took a "gift" shot!

My niece, Katelynn came up with my mom to visit. Kayleigh, Katelynn, and one of Kayleigh's best friends, Samantha, had a little sleep over. They decided to sleep outside on the deck.

Happy Birthday Kayleigh!!! I can't believe you are 12. Times goes by too fast! I am so proud of the young women she is becoming. She has a great sense of humor! She is such a people person! She has no problems making friends.She has her moments, but when she is happy, you can't help but be happy too. She can't wait to get involved in the Young Women program at church. She is also starting 7th grade, which means I have a child in middle school!!! All in all, she is a fabulous person! We love you Kayleigh!!!

Sara's Visit

Sara and Kayleigh. Kayleigh was so glad that Sara was here for her birthday. She had Sara give her makeup tips and tutorials! Thank you Sara!!!!

Sara and Cameron. Cameron loves his Aunt Sara! They are so silly together!

Sara and Ashlan. These two were so funny! Ashlan thinks Sara hung the moon! She idolizes her. She has been wanting jewelry just like Sara.

Sara and all the kids. We LOVED having Sara here! We were so happy to make it happen, for us, Sara, and my mom! We were sad to see her leave.

Sara and Ashlan were being silly one night. They were putting this necklace on each other's chins, pretending it was a beard. I haven't heard Ashlan laugh so hard in a really long time!!

Monday, August 24, 2009


Just to start out: We have been very busy the past couple of weeks. I think my house is finally back to normal after all of our houseguests. As much as we love them to visit, we always love when they go home! They are hard on all of us. We also started school today!!!!!!! (VERY, VERY happy about that) We had a baptism and birthday party on Saturday. There are LOTS of pictures coming!
We don't have a job yet, but we will probably have a house in the next 60 days. Chris' mom's condo sold, so we will be getting enough money to buy a house outright. This will allow us to broaden our job search. We are looking to buy in the Weston Ranch area of Stockton. We are all SUPER excited about owning our own home! We can't wait to put some color on the walls!! I will keep you all up-to-date as things fall into place. We are hoping to be moved by the end of September, but it probably won't happen until the end of October. YIPPEE!!!! We are having fun looking for a house! We have already found a couple that we really love, so we hope that by next week we can put in an offer on one of them.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Sneek Peek!!

Here are a few cards that I made for my card show coming up in October. I'm in the process of putting pictures of my cards on my website. It is taking a lot longer than I thought it would. Here's a sneek peek!

A cute baby boy card. I love sailboats for baby boy cards. This sailboat is by Martha Stewart and the sentiment is by Stampin' Up.

I LOVE birds right now. (especially owls) This cutie is by Stampin' Up.

I fell in love with this Close To My Heart set. I almost didn't get it. (Thanks Kim)
I bought the flowers to use with this set. I think this girl is gorgeous!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Yuck! I know!

Here's what we found on the front porch this afternoon. It wasn't there when we got home at about 1:30pm, but it was there at about 4:30pm. The county won't even pick it up until tomorrow. I hope the turkey vultures don't find it before then!

Our new friends!

We just got some hermit crabs for the kids. Well, for the family. We already had the set-up for them, so we thought it might be fun!

Here they are (minus Chris')! The kids don't like to get Chris' out because it doesn't come out to explore. The kids named them all. L to R - Anakin Shellwalker, Silly Sally, Jack, and Sleepyhead Fred. Chris' is named Shy Guy.

They love to explore the living room. They kids have to really watch them, because they are fast little buggers!! We've already lost Ashlan's once!