Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A New Puppy

One of these cute little guys will be coming home with us tomorrow!! They were so fun to play with and hilarious to watch with Carter. He just couldn't get away from them. Carter didn't really want to be held just rescued.

Monday, May 16, 2011

The Dirt Pit

Many clothing have been sent straight to the washer and many children (many times) have been sent straight to the tub because of this black (brown) hole in the back yard. Try telling kids that you can't really dig to China and watch them try! They'll at least dig a hole large enough to sit in! Watch out for summer time!! The days get hot, the hose comes out and the hole has been known to magically become filled with water. I wonder how THAT happens?? Ahhh, good times!!!

Teacher Appreciation

A couple weeks ago was Teacher Appreciation week so I decided to make a few goodie bags for some awesome teachers! These are super cute and super easy to make! You can find mini lunch sacks at most craft stores and in all sizes too! I just cut the bad down an inch or so and add paper to the front and back of the bags to cover them. Then punch a handle hole in the top and tie with a ribbon!!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Stampin Up in April

I know, I'm a little late getting these posted. I've been busy getting ready for our yard sale. Now that it's done it feels great! Back to Stampin Up! I love this butterfly card!! Here's a nice use for your pop cans! Cut off the top and bottom of your can a (after you wash it really good) and flatten it out. You can then use your Big Shot to emboss and die cut the can! It's awesome!!! I might have to save more cans. I'm sure I can find all kinds of cute things to cut out!

I love the sparkles on the flower card! So pretty. I can't be positive but I think we used the Diamond accents on there after we we inked the flowers. The flowers are actually two half flowers put together. Used a cosmetic sponge to ink the flowers so they were soft and blended. I love this look.

As always, a HUGE thanks to Louise for her planning every month. Great projects!! And congrats to Louise, her daughter just had a baby girl this past weekend so she's a new Nana!!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Easter at Grandma's

Every year we gather at my Mom's house for a wonderful Easter dinner followed by an egg hunt for all the grandkids. My Mom usually leaves her grass long for a while so we can hide eggs a little easier. Every year we have to get creative when it comes to hiding eggs. There's just not too many hiding places in her back yard but the kids have a great time anyway! All the grandkids were there except Malorie, and we missed her!! I had to post a bunch of the group picture because it just cracks me up! Have you ever tried to get a good picture of 17 kids (15 under 11 yrs old)?? Not in the group photo are Malorie and Ila.

What a fun bunch of kids!!! My Mom and Dad did good!