Wednesday, October 29, 2008


I have decided that I am going to blog even when I don't have anything crafty to share. I thought about starting a new one just to post the daily happenings of my family, but I think it's all part of the same larger picture. My family and the memories and the day to day details of our life is the reason that I create in the first place. So, you will more than likely be hearing much more from me in the days ahead.

Caitlynn had a half day from school today so we went to Wannamaker Park with some friends for some afternoon fun in the sun. It was the perfect fall day--cool, crisp, sunny. The kids had a blast playing at the park and making some new friends.

It was report card day for Caitlynn. She had a GREAT report card this time. She earned all A's and 1 B in Social Studies. The only negatives on her report were that she is very "distractable" so sometimes she doesn't seem to be paying attention. My little social butterfly. So to reward her for her excellent report card, I'm planning on taking her to see High School Musical 3. She has definitely earned a little bit of a treat--I am so proud of her.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Some Halloween Goodness...

I have not had a whole lot of time to blog lately. Will has been gone for about 24 days over the last month, which has left me lots of house/kid stuff to do. I even had to miss my Carolina Girls get together because of one of his trips. I was not a happy girl. BUT, he's home now and things are starting to slow down a bit so here I am.

We were blessed with a no school day this past Friday and of course it had to be pouring down rain the entire day, so the girls and I did some Halloween cookie baking for some rainy day fun. We had a blast. Check out some of our creations...

And we also have a new addition to our family. This is Shelby. She is a rescue dog...someone found her and her sister in the parking lot of a preschool and listed them on craigslist. If someone didn't take them before the end of the day, they were going to the pound...SO, Will sent me to go check her out and I cannot stand to see puppies or any animals in those little cages...the SPCA vet came out and looked at the puppies and determined a breed for me. She said that Shelby is a Ridgeback, and after looking up the breed online, I think she was dead on with her assessment. So far she is doing okay, but I think it's going to take her some time to adjust to being in a loving family. She is still very wary of us, but is awesome with the kids. She gives lots and lots of kisses.

Looking forward to some pumpkin carving tonight!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

As promised...

Back to show a quick project. I still have a few more to share that I haven't photographed yet because I was too busy hangin out with my hubby after he got home. It felt like he was gone for a month so we did a lot of talking and lounging and hanging out with the kids today.

So here it is, a simple gift bag and tag that I made as part of some prep work for a teacher gift. (sorry for the bad photo...I was in a hurry!) Of course there is more to share when I get a minute! I have a job interview tomorrow, so wish me luck!!